Hi, guys. My name's Darrel. I'm head of the tech team here at LocksOnline.co U.K.. Today we've got in front of us, is the Union 2241 Oval Sash Lock Case. Bit of a mouth full I know, but let's get it up, and let's show it to you etc. to see what you think of it, and see whether not it's fitted for your application.
So here's the case. Now, I've been in the industry quite a few years now, more than I'd like to mention on video but back in the '70s etc. when oval profile was starting to become all the rage, it was the U.K.'s equivalent to the European Euro profile, this particular type of lock here, wich is part of the Silver series of lock cases from Union which was 'Joshua Parks' back in those days. You'd find that this was fitted on schools when they were moving over from the old lever locks onto this oval profile so you can get master keyed cylinders and so forth.
So this lock has been around for a good 30, 40 years or so. It's stood the testament of time. Now, this particular lock case, one of the particular advantages of this particular type of lock case is it's available in three different sizes which isn't normal these days. This is the 2.5 size, which is from here to there. We call it the case size. There's also a 3 inch version. And there's also a 4 inch version as well. Back in the '70s etc. it was quite common to have the handle sitting quite far back from the leading edge of the door.
So you'll find these a lot in public buildings that you may want to replace, or you're looking to upgrade, or you're looking to adapt what you've already got. There's nothing to say you can't fit it in domestic applications or anywhere else, it's just that that's the history of why this lock is around today.
This particular lock it accepts an oval cylinder which is, it's just oval in shape really. It's the British equivalent as I've mentioned before, to the Euro profile that is now dominating the market in the U.K.. The type of cylinders, they were available, which would sit into a door, they were available by 30 by 30, 35 by 35, and 40 by 40 with a knob turn option as well, should you have wanted to do so.
The standard follower here is a standard 8 millimetre follower. That's pretty standard in the industry again these days. As you notice here we've got a hole on either side that will allow you to put handles on here with bolt through fixings. So that's, again, pretty standard.
To actually change the handing on this lock here, if I turn him over you will see that there's a screw there on the latch, and that screw can be undone, take the latch off, turn it round, screw it back in, and you've changed the handle from an inward opening door to an outward opening door, or a left or a right depending on your application.
If you notice as well, this particular lock here has, on the bolt itself, has two anti-saw pins. And the idea is that if you tried to saw the bolt as you soon as you hit those pins those pins will start rolling, and of course your hacksaw's going nowhere.
This is the stainless steel finished version, which is – there's the faceplate there sitting on there like that. This this film over there. It's not that it looks like this. There's a plastic film over it to protect it. They also come in a brass version as well. The standard keep, this is the standard keep. Again, there's a protective foam over it to protect it. This is the keep that you would sit on the frame of the door. It comes with the screw, and the screw is there designed that screws through to hold the actual cylinder into place. Of course it comes with a bag of fixings as well.
So without further ado, let's get some measurements. And you can see then whether or not, if you're thinking of replacing this one then you can work out to see whether or not this is the job for you.
What we've got here, we've got fore-end width here which is standard in the industry now of 25 millimetres. That's pretty standard. We've got a fore-end height there of 154 millimetres. On this 2.5 inch version obviously, the case depth there, I'll get that there for you, we're looking at there round about 64, 65 millimetres. That's pretty standard now for 2.5 inches. The backset, which is from the leading edge to the centre here, or centre of the keyhole, I'll give you that measurement there, because that's quite an important measurement. That's 45 millimetres. And of course, you would need to add that then for the 3 inch version about 13 millimetres and again, then you would need to be looking at 28 millimetres – oh, sorry, 38 millimetres for the 4 inch version.
I'll give you the fixing centres as well because that's quite important. The fixing centres there, guys we're not far away from about 130 millimetres, just roughly thereabouts.
So there you go. Yeah. This is quite a stable lock for oval applications. So if you're thinking that you've got a lock that's broken, it's got an oval cylinder in it, and you need to get it replaced, then this might do the job for you. And of course it's available in three different sizes, and of course the two different finishes.
So, from me, without further ado, can I take this opportunity for thanking you to listening to me drone on about a particular lock case. It's not probably the most exciting thing to talk about, but there you go. It is for us. But, yeah, feel free to give us a shout at any time that you want if you need any more information or a bit of advice.
So from me Darrel, many thanks for your time, and we'll catch up with you real soon. Take care. Bye-bye now.