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Wonder if anyone might be able to help? I just picked up an old Hoyo de Monterrey humidor from the 40's or 50's. It doesn't have a key. Does anyone know what size skeleton keys the old Cuban humidors used? The newer humidor keys are too large.

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99call   

Hmm, is the lock itself riveted shut?. Usually with simple locks you can de-install them, open them up, mark the levers on a blank key, and cut them out with a dremel.

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I'm sure I could take it apart. I was hoping to find an old key instead of disturbing the lock. I just thought someone here might have some info. Thanks.

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1 minute ago, sonarman81 said:

I dunno. Anything inside?

No cigars inside just a nice old decent sized humidor. It's around 20" w x 9" d x 6" h

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oakalley   

Have you thought about taking it to a locksmith. I bet they could figure out what type of key you would need and make you one that works.


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You could probably pick it with a couple of paperclips and a cable tie

Old humidor locks weren't exactly complex

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8 hours ago, polarbear said:

You could probably pick it with a couple of paperclips and a cable tie

Old humidor locks weren't exactly complex

☺ It's open right now. I want to be able to use the lock. You're right the lock is not complex.

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1 hour ago, iannai169 said:

☺ It's open right now. I want to be able to use the lock. You're right the lock is not complex.

How many cigars will that hold?

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I guess it depends on what sizes. Probably 70 - 100. I plan on stocking this one with hoyo DC's, Epi 2's and du prince. That's what I have on hand right now. I already have a wineador, 2 footlockers and 4 desktop humidors. I just thought it was kinda cool.

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It's beautiful. I'd love to have one of those. I know there are a lot of old Upmann humidors floating around. Maybe I'll try to search one out. A UK market Punch humidor would probably be my grail desktop.

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2 hours ago, Doctorossi said:

It's beautiful. I'd love to have one of those. I know there are a lot of old Upmann humidors floating around. Maybe I'll try to search one out. A UK market Punch humidor would probably be my grail desktop.

I've seen a few of the smaller Upmann's around, never saw a Punch. Maybe they're around in europe more than the states.

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28 minutes ago, iannai169 said:

I've seen a few of the smaller Upmann's around, never saw a Punch. Maybe they're around in europe more than the states.

Any idea what kind of price range those desktop Upmanns tend to travel in?

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IS THAT MOLD ON WINDOW FRAME BY YOUR A/C...??? :o

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10 hours ago, bugman78629 said:

IS THAT MOLD ON WINDOW FRAME BY YOUR A/C...??? :o

☺ No it's remnants of the old black foam insulation used around the A/C last year. The glue from that insulation is crazy. I never cleaned off the glue. The room is only used for my cigars and my CD's/stereo.

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20 hours ago, Doctorossi said:

Any idea what kind of price range those desktop Upmanns tend to travel in?

It all depends. They can be a few hundred to a couple thousand. They made standard humi's and also custom ones for certain clients. The custom ones have fancier inlays etc.

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