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WB lock.

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WB lock.

Postby n00by » Mon Mar 01, 2004 2:46 am

Has anyone had any experience with this lock? It's a 4 pin and it's brass color. On the back of mine it says APS. Anyways It's kind of a hard lock so could anyone tell me any information or tips on this lock?
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Postby n00by » Mon Mar 01, 2004 2:46 am

And on the front it says WB. :)
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Postby marso » Mon Mar 01, 2004 6:19 am

What techniques have you tried? How many pins have you had set? Can you feel multiple setting points on any of the pins?
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Postby marso » Mon Mar 01, 2004 6:25 am

Hi n00by, I did a google search for "WB lock" and got the following site, http://www.padlocks.com/. It appears the padlock manufacturer is "Wilson Bohannan". I then did a search on lp101 for that manufacturer and found the below thread.

viewtopic.php?t=1770

I have not picked the lock or even seen one, so take what I say like a grain of salt.
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Postby n00by » Mon Mar 01, 2004 7:39 am

It seems like the pins don't set, but I have opened this before a few times but now that I try to pick it again, it's harder than I thought.
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Postby n00by » Mon Mar 01, 2004 8:42 am

Okay I mastered this lock now. All I did was just turn the tension so the lock would open counter clock wise and I can open the lock everytime in about 5 seconds. Also I used a little more pressure than I usually do and I was using a street cleaning bristle for the tension wrench so I wouldn't bend one of my nice tension wrenches. I can open this lock in about 20 seconds clockwise too. I just had to fiddle around with the 2nd or 3rd pin. Anyways I'm glad I can open this lock, I'm so much happier. :)
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Postby marso » Mon Mar 01, 2004 12:58 pm

congrats
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Postby David_Parker » Mon Mar 01, 2004 3:49 pm

I've noticed that these locks are mostly on PhoneLine towers in allys and on those green power boxes.

So my question is, what are you trying to get into?


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Postby n00by » Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:54 pm

Heh, I just found this lock lying around in my garage if you want to know.
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WB wilson bohannan padlock

Postby Squelchtone » Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:33 am

David_Parker wrote:I've noticed that these locks are mostly on PhoneLine towers in allys and on those green power boxes.

So my question is, what are you trying to get into?


-Dave.



I noticed the same thing several days ago while hanging out at mountain top radio transmitter site. The power company's box was locked with a WB padlock that looked really nice actually, then today I'm sitting outside a coffee shop and the self-service Newspaper box outside had a WB padlock on it for the cash box.

I googled WB and searched on here to find that it stands for Wilson Bohannan, and they have been around for years. Their primary customers are utility companies.

I think I'll buy one to add to my collection, its a good looking lock. Anyone have info on pin types? I looked at the side of the padlock and it had 6 pins covered, plus the upper large cover for the shackle mechanism.

spools? mushroom? serrated?

Squelchtone

ps. The lock I saw was like this, but it had a menacing grey finish to it, and the keyway was grey too.

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Postby pb2au » Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:10 am

APS is our power company here in Arizona (original poster). The lock was probably used on a meter or other APS facility in the past and replaced with something else...

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Postby specialist » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:33 am

These locks are largely used for commercial/outdoor applications. The brass body won't rust at all. The one I have also has a brass plated shakle (I think) for the same reason. They are fun to pick, and fairly easy to master. However, attempting to impression a key for these things is a different story.
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