The keys for the head box had been lost somewhere in the past and the previous owner had drilled out the lock in the head box. While searching around in the cabinet when I first got the machine home, I found the left overs along with the hook which locks the head box door in place.
I wanted to get a new lock onto the door. It’s not a major thing, or even a slightly important feature. But I like to have the machine as complete as possible as who knows what future this machine has. Plus it feels more authentic to me if I have to unlock the head box to get inside.
I purchased two locks with matching keys – one of the coin door and one of the head box. Installing the lock was less than a minutes work, with the hook attached.
The hook rotates out to latch onto the front door.
All done 🙂 With the lock engaged, it holds the door a little more tightly in place to give it some extra support too.