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Cleaned and refurbished lock

Often customers will bring in old mortise locks to be cleaned and refurbished.  This one was brought in to us for a little TLC. From missing parts to broken springs and years of dirt built up inside, it had most definitely seen better days.  Once I cleaned away some of the dirt and rust I […]

Yelp Review 12-3-15

On 12-3-15 via Yelp.com, T.C. said: “Both last year and this year I contacted Marie at Paul’s to make an appt. for some doorknob and mortise lock repairs. Both times I have been extremely impressed by Paul’s expertise (he’s a third generation locksmith!), his amity, humility and his fair and very reasonable pricing. He has […]

Super Pages Review 5-3-10

“Guest09319, 05/03/2010 I had them change the locks on my house. The lady who answers the phone was very nice and accomodating. The man who came to my house to change the locks – David – was super polite and professional. They did a nice job. I opted for the fancier lock that has a […]

Antique locks and keys in an old town

Working as a locksmith on antique locks and keys in an old town can be very interesting. Some places want the most modern locks possible but many have locks original to the town. Newport, RI was founded in 1639, so more than half the locks I open have ancient spiderwebs in them and they always […]

Identifying organizing and hanging keys

We’ve been identifying organizing and hanging keys for about a week now. Marie and Paul are far better at identifying keys than I am, I suppose it comes with time. The 25th anniversary of Paul’s Lock and Safe is coming next year but he’s been in the business much longer than that.  He is a […]

Broken Baldwin Knob

While on a call for a couple rekeys today I came across an issue with the customers doorknob. The pin had come out of their exterior doorknob so it could be unscrewed and the door could be opened from the outside without a key. To fix this issue I took the broken lock and disassembled […]


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