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    Default Roll top desk restoration

    Hi all
    ive almost completed restoration of a USA made pre-war (1940s) roll top desk. Iíve located a new half mortise dovetail lock (for the door) key and wooden escutcheon and a replacement key for the tambour lock from a USA supplier but they donít ship internationally.
    Does anyone know of an Australian or NZ supplier of these items.
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    Try Jacksons over in Tassie; if they donít supply what you want I reckon theyíd know who would. Also maybe Anton Gerner?
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    Thanks Chief.
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    after many phone calls I ended up in London. With any luck Iíll get an uninfected one sent to me..one day!
    No one here seemed to know what a dovetailed half mortise lock was.
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    Thanx Robert I Rang them but hadnít heard of the type of lock I wanted. The guy put me on to A&E Squire in the UK. They couldnít help. I sent a bunch of pics but theyíd never seen the like before. In desperation I tried Amazon.com.au (which I loathe) and a shop in New Mexico had 1 in stock. The lock was $A11.00 but incl freight the total was $US38.00.
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    Show us a picture of the lock type if you can .

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    Default Dovetail Half Mortise Rplltop desk lock

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    as can be seen the design of the lock makes attaching with nails or screws unnecessary.
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