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Which comes first - the key or the lock?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Is there a locksmith among us? I loaned someone a storeroom key today and whilst I was selecting the appropriate key, I pondered about how the various keys differ and how many variants of a particular key and lock there will be. We have at least fifty similar Chubb locks on the estate I manage, each with a unique key.

    This led me to wonder whether the initial keys are made to fit the locks or the locks made to fit the keys, which I think would probably be easier. Does anyone know the answer?
  2. ulambasalu

    ulambasalu Occasional commenter

  3. Biles

    Biles Established commenter

    Lock first.

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