Need a locksmith?

The previous owner wasn’t living in the house when we closed. While they lived here when they first bought the place, it’s been rented out to various college kids for the past 5 years. We got a whole wad of keys at closing but, with so many people living here through the years, you never really know who’s keys still worked.


So last Friday, before we headed to Lowes (where Rob found his latest toy), Arthur came by.

Arthur, The Locksmith, that is.

Old Lock

We were going to change the whole knob & lock but, according to Arthur, the lock is original & mortared into the door. The knob was retrofitted to work it. It’s not pretty but it’s solid and staying. (We can work on aesthetics when we redo the front of the house.)


So, instead of changing them to something pretty, we just re-keyed them.

Arthur & his truck were broadsided a week ago, so his truck’s in the shop. He wasn’t happy to have to work out of a rental truck but did a wonderful job!


All done!!

freshly keyed door

Arthur apologized for not being able to make more copies (which he could have if he’d had his truck) but we honestly didn’t mind. The hubs wanted special keys for the front door:


We bought enough to give to our parents* copies.

Yankee's Keys!!
*Our Phillies fan parents. Tee-hee. 🙂

Before Arthur left, he gave 2 magnets; one to keep & one to give to a friend. So I’m giving it to you.

Arthur's Magnet

If you live in Newark & need a locksmith, call Arthur. He’s very nice, reasonably priced, and knew what he was doing. He came out within an hour after I called and had everything done pretty quickly. Highly recommended!

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8 Responses to Need a locksmith?

  1. Dad "A" says:

    Knowing that one should never look a gift horse in the mouth, would it have been too much to ask???

    🙂 Love you guys!

  2. caitie says:

    when you’re calling people for quotes on jobs, you should include the fact that they will be reviewed online with pictures, contact info, and everything. maybe they’ll give you a discount.

  3. Jenny says:

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  4. Georgia says:

    Are you getting rid of the pocket doors? Or just moving for the refinishers?

  5. Gina says:

    Yes…Author the locksmith is wonderful…have used his device for years and still do.

  6. Gina says:

    Yes…Author the Locksmith is wonderful…have used his service for years and still do.

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