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    The number is B0300 (zeros, not Os). It's made in two pieces. There is no logo on it. I found it in a parking lot at the local technical college.
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    Looks like a super cheap barrel lock like on a file cabinet. I have one on a $30 target file cabinet where the lock cylinder is plastic.

    You can open said lock with a drinking straw
    -paul

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    • #3
      I had a door lock of that type 40 years ago. It was anything but cheap, most expensive lock I ever had, even keys were expensive.
      2730

      Keep eye on ball.
      Hashim Khan


      It's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there.

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      • #4
        I think it could it be a master change key for a barrel lock? When the key is used to unlock and turn the cylinder, the extra pin releases the cylinder so it can be removed and replaced with a differently keyed cylinder without having to disassemble the whole lock. Psomero is correct, most of these locks aren't that hard to defeat.

        Dave

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        • #5
          Vending machine key -
          https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/13352731...SABEgLDJvD_BwE
          Nev.

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          • #6
            It's a basic tubular key to work in any number of tubular locks that use end on pins. Ace was one of or THE original maker of such locks. Now they are common under many names and from dirt cheap to somewhat fancy.

            I've seen tubular locks on briefcases. If you found this one in a school parking lot it may be from a student's or staff member's case.

            The B0300 may just be the blank number style or it may be a code by the maker of the case or lock box that the key opens.
            Chilliwack BC, Canada

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            • #7
              Thanks, NiftyNev. I may never go hungry or thirsty again.
              Any products mentioned in my posts have been endorsed by their manufacturer.

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              • #8
                What kind of food can you eat with a fork ?

                -D
                DZER

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Doozer View Post
                  What kind of food can you eat with a fork ?

                  -D
                  Only crazy western culture rich folks food!
                  2730

                  Keep eye on ball.
                  Hashim Khan


                  It's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by J Tiers View Post

                    Only crazy western culture rich folks food!
                    I was thinking anything but soup, but....

                    -D
                    DZER

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                    • #11
                      Bike lock. Consistent with the college location.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Doozer View Post

                        I was thinking anything but soup, but....

                        -D
                        You can eat soup with a fork, it just takes a really, really, really long time 😁
                        Location: Northern WI

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                        • #13
                          Before the advent of the digital keypad a lot of alarm systems used those keys...
                          Keith
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Galaxie View Post

                            You can eat soup with a fork, it just takes a really, really, really long time 😁
                            Would save on your food bill. You'd still be eating lunch when dinner time rolled around.
                            Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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                            • #15
                              I would agree that the number on the key is probably the lock series and it is bitted for the specific lock. There are a number of youtubers who do lock stuff and they go into great detail on these locks, Bosnianbill and LockpickingLawyer being two I can think of offhand especially wrt/ cylindrical key locks.

                              Otoh, it may be that it is a universal key. I can say from my time working with industrial LSV's (golf carts) that many brands are common keyed by default. I still carry a Columbia Parcar key on my edc keyring just in case I ever need to borrow one
                              -paul

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