Milners key examples

Genuine and good copy keys for Milners safe doors should have a distinctive part on the bow end of the bit. This piece engages with the curtain of the thrower. Shown below on the key stamped 1 and the two keys on a lock. Might help if you are searching through key bunches for a…

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Safe locks with “Barrel and curtain”

Some locks have a feature called a “barrel and curtain”, in many door locks it is known as a “thrower” because it throws the bolt. When fitted to safe locks it does not normally move the bolt. Notable exceptions being Milners and Ratner locks. The curtain is the disc of metal which turns to close…

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