What's a "till lock" and how does it differ from a drawer lock (which
it resembles) ?
These are UK terms - not sure what they're called in the US.
Pictures are at http://www.isaaclord.co.uk/
So why distinguish between the locks ? They don't seem to have any
In the UK, a "till" is either a cash register (and presumably a
stand-alone cash drawer too) or else an archaic term for a small
lidded compartment inside a larger storage chest.
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I noticed that the page states "Brass plated steel, supplied without key."
Perhaps this lock requires having a locksmith set the tumblers to a
particular key rather than having a generic type.
Buffalo, NY - USA
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AFAIK a till lock is one where you cut a recess so the rear of the
lock case is flush with the woodwork of the drawer, this will make
sense by looking at the illustration. It would normally lock upwards,
but again as the illustration shows it could also be used on a
cupboard. It would be unusual to have more than four levers and
depending on make etc could have between 12 and 250 differs.
For higher security a four pin tumbler version is available, or
alternatively use a six lever surface mounted lock with a flat steel
Having no expertise I would have thought the difference between a till and a
drwaer lock is that a till lock "locks" as the drawer is closed - the bolt
has a chamfered edge allowing the bolt to be depressed as the drawer is
closed, the bolt then rises into the mortise (and deadlocks?) the key is
then needed to open the drawer (The sort of lock seen on cash boxes ) A
drawer lock requires a key to open and close.
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