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Re: Locking latch

Postby Nudge » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:10 am

I have seen that chain in the shops before... now I just need to remember what shop! :roll:
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Re: Locking latch

Postby Charles uk » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:16 pm

I have been discussing with John Williams of the possibility of re manufacturing & him stocking latch kits ( latch, 3 split pins & 175mm of brass chandelier chain).

Thank to Hugo's excellent work there seem to be 3 types of latch levers, small & large bird beaks & the wedgie. I've only been able to study examples of both of the bird beaks, which were stamped from 8 gauge brass sheet, not something we could do as the punch tooling for each would cost approaching £500 even at mates rates.
That would only leave laser cutting or water jetting providing that they already have suitable material in stock, 8 gauge or 4mm brass sheet, even then we could hit the "minimum order value" stumbling block.

We can't expect John to put 20 kit's on the shelf at a cost of £10 each, only to sell 2 in the first year, so an indication of how many are required this week, would decide whether this would be feasible!
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Re: Locking latch

Postby Hugz » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:22 pm

For us enterprising folk the hollow g'clamp's side faces are within cooee of the correct size. Angle grinder and a few minutes. I don't need any.... thanks. Be good if you can recollect location of chain shop Nudge 8)

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Re: Locking latch

Postby Nudge » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:33 am

Be good if you can recollect location of chain shop Nudge 8)


I will keep me eyes open. It may have been in Bunnings awhile back I will look next time im there
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Re: Locking latch

Postby AusAnzani » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:32 am

Nudge wrote:I have seen that chain in the shops before... now I just need to remember what shop! :roll:


I'm thinking picture framing shops. I'm sure it was used on old picture frames.

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Re: Locking latch

Postby Nudge » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:11 am

I'm thinking picture framing shops. I'm sure it was used on old picture frames.


You might be right there!
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Re: Locking latch

Postby tambikeboy » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:16 pm

Picclick. UK
£6 a meter free shipping
Or ebay seller (stop me and by two)
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Re: Locking latch

Postby Charles uk » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:54 pm

IMG_8821 lock lever.jpg


Here's a picture of the 3 examples I have, the one in the chromed thrust block, taken from a fully chromed skeletal bracket is quite interesting, the chrome is not in the best condition & some has peeled off leaving good copper behind, we never found out exactly why some odd examples were chromed, our assumption was that these might be display models for a dealers shop or window display.
It has a different latch lever shape from the other examples that I've seen & is different to the wedgey, it is brass riveted in place prior to chroming & has a hole in the tip that seems to serve no useful purpose whatsoever, strange.

The other 2 are a small & a large bird's beak.
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Re: Locking latch

Postby Hugz » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:08 pm

I think you will find the latches on the skeletal are different again to the later std thrust blocks. Note the rivet and chain securing position.

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Re: Locking latch

Postby Charles uk » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:32 pm

That accounts for the hole in the tip & no provision in the bracket side for a chain fixing point!

Thanks for a perfect answer!
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Re: Locking latch

Postby Charles uk » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:07 pm

Well it seems there is no demand for any re-manufactured ones of these, so there's a job I don't have to do.
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Re: Locking latch

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Re: Locking latch

Postby Nudge » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:19 am

Are you saying you are going to get it and do the job? Thanks for offering! :mrgreen:
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Re: Locking latch

Postby fleetingcontact » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:42 pm

If I had somewhere to install the beast I would definitely be interested. But I don't. Anyhow I expect the price may rise sharply above the 32 quid-sh current bid.

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Re: Locking latch

Postby crab24 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:28 pm

Hi everyone
Took delivery of a LLS yesterday and noticed this locking latch made of plastic
Has anyone else come across one?
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