We’re the Antique Lock and Key Experts in the Chicago, IL Region
Locksmiths who service antique locks, and make keys for these locks are rare in these times, but luckily American Lock and Key specialized in antique locks and keys. In Chicago and the surrounding region we are lucky to have many older homes and commercial buildings in the Old World, Arts and Crafts, and Traditional Americana styles that date back to the early 19th and 20th centuries. There's also plenty of antique furniture still in use that dates as far back as the 18th century, and all of these old buildings and pieces of furniture have antique locks and keys that need specialized care to remain functional.
We are lucky to have customers with antique china cabinets, writing desks, chests, trunks, and steamer trunks, and we've serviced the locks on these pieces and made replacement keys for them as well. Such work provides us an opportunity to enter into a different era by fabricating keys using older, traditional techniques.
Skeleton Lock & Key Repair
Do you own an older home with antique locks that use skeleton keys? Lucky for you American Lock and Key has the skill and expertise to keep them working perfectly. If the lock isn't working, is jammed up, or a piece has broken from over a hundred years of use, obsolete lock parts can be fabricated by hand in our workshop. If you've lost all the keys for your antique locks we have the skills to hand-make new keys for them.
In some cases it may be easier and/or more affordable to replace a broken antique lock or hardware piece with an authentic replica. There are a number of companies that manufacture authentic reproduction locks using traditional handcrafting techniques, and American Lock and Key can help you find the perfect replacement from our extensive catalog of reproduction locks, keys and lock parts.
If you have an antique lock you need serviced or just need a key made, please consider us for your next project.
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