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  1. Cam (of a Cylinder)

    A rotating piece attached to the end of a mortise cylinder plug to engage the locking mechanism. 

    Related Categories –
    Locks, Cylinders, Cores, Keyblanks
    Related Terms –
    Mortise
    Mortise Lock (or Latch)
  2. Cane Bolt

    A heavy cane-shaped bolt with the top bent at right angles used on the bottom of doors. 

    Related Categories –
    Hinges and Pivots
  3. Case (of a Lock)

    The box containing the lock mechanism. 

    Related Categories –
    Locks, Cylinders, Cores, Keyblanks
    Related Terms –
    Lock Set
  4. Chain Bolt

    A spring bolt actuated by a chain attached to the spring bolt for application at the top of the door. 

    Related Categories –
    Hinges and Pivots
  5. Changes (Key)

    The different bittings or tumbler arrangements in a series of locks. 

    Related Categories –
    Locks, Cylinders, Cores, Keyblanks
    Related Terms –
    Keyway
    Master Key
    Masterkeying
  6. Cylinder Collar

    A plate or ring used under the head of a cylinder. 

    Related Categories –
    Locks, Cylinders, Cores, Keyblanks
  7. Cylindrical (Locks and Latches)

    Lock or latch whose parts are intended for installation in holes bored in a door.

    Related Categories –
    Locks, Cylinders, Cores, Keyblanks
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