Monday, 9 November 2015

Clean up of Victorian Lock - Before and After

Well I know we mostly restore and sell door furniture, but every now and then we also do restoration jobs for customers.

Recently a customer called us saying his lock is not working, could he bring it along and create our usual magic for him? How can we refuse such a request.

He came along with his lovely old Victorian Rimlock. Looked in reasonable condition a lovely double sided lock. Most of the trouble seemed inside. As you can see from the pictures it was full of gunk! Took a lot of work to get rid of it all and clean it back down to basics, before polishing could begin. Now it looks like it used to do 100 years ago and it will be of service with no trouble for another 100 years. The same could not be said for locks purchased today from the DIY sheds!