DEC xx2247 keys

From: Peter Turnbull <>
Date: Thu Feb 13 07:54:00 2003

> > My local keycutting shop cut a copy for just a little less than
> > The key style is quite standard. The trick, of course, is getting
> > first one :-)
> Not really... the point of the XX2247 is that a full-service
> should be able to cross-reference that to a set of key depths,

Finding a good locksmith who can do that isn't all that easy over here.

> Another word to the wise on DEC keys - if you have a newer PDP-11
> (11/24, for example) or a newer keyed VAX (like my 8200) with the
> *plastic* lock body - there are no tumblers. A key blank will
> operate your machine - DEC shipped an orangish-red plastic key
> with those systems, but the older keys (or a blank) will turn the
> lock.

The plastic keys are actually a slightly different size. All the ones
I've seen are beige plastic (but they may be slightly later, mostly
from Alphas).

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Thu Feb 13 2003 - 07:54:00 GMT

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