I believe that during the move, something happened to this filing cabinet that made it so the drawers won’t open. As you can see, I have the key. It turns just fine. I’m not sure the locking mechanism is at fault here. I suspect the drawers won’t open because of the anti-tipping mechanism is busted – or perhaps because the anti-tipping mechanism is busted and some piece has gotten stuck or in the way of my drawers opening. Cubicle Keys offers low prices on replacement file cabinet keys, office furniture keys, desk replacement keys, and lock cores for any brand of furniture or cubicles such as Steelcase, Herman Miller, HON, Haworth, Kimball, and Allsteel. We can cut keys for every major brand of office furniture in the world. They found a round white plastic wheel with spokes that when turned it released the locking mechanism allowing the remaining drawers to open so that they could also be removed.
When I found a vintage Steelcase filing cabinet while thrifting recently, even though the keys were long gone, I snatched it up at a deal because I knew there was the possibility of restoring the lock function of the piece. Steelcase 2 drawer file cabinet locking. Basyx by HON Embark 2-Drawer Mobile Pedestal File Cabinet, Putty. Steelcase makes a variety of file cabinets, and they all have a knockout, located in the upper right-hand side of the cabinet above the top drawer, where you can install a lock. Bend the square end up around the lock mechanism using a screwdriver to secure it in place.
The bar that attaches to the lock loops (with plier force) around the tab of the locking bar that lifts up or down to lock/unlock the cabinet. Steelcase File Cabinet Drawer Interlock Mechanism, Repair Part in Business & Industrial, Office, Office Furniture eBay. File Cabinet Locks, Hon File Lock, Chicago File Cabinet Lock, filecabinet Lock.