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  1. About The Antique-Locks & History of Locks Forum Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Help, Rules, Guidelines and About this forum.

    1. Announcements and information about the forum, new users please read prior to posting. Please read before registering.

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    2. A forum for new members to introduce themselves, ask for help in using the board and offer suggestions to Site Supporters, Moderators and Admin.

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  2. The Antique - Locks Forum Threads / Posts  Last Post

    The forum with a world view of Antique/Historical locks & keys...
    Use the search facility, located at the top right of every page, to easily find and isolate posts on your favourite theme such as Combination, Padlock, Safe, etc. or brands like Sargent & Greenleaf, Yale etc. or even use a combination of terms.

    1. There is something about a key that is undeniably irresistible. Many collectors are both fanatical and passionate for specimens and information. This is the forum for you…

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    2. Perhaps one of the earliest forms of a locking device. Post in this category all maner of Padlocks including: Combination, Fakes Fraud & Fantasy padlocks, Key Operation, Railroad, Seal, Story Padlocks, etc.

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    3. Post in this forum locks that demonstrate a Patent, or a Security Feature or even a Brand Name or Logo. You will find here Locks for: Doors, Furniture, Safes, Vaults, including: Combination Locks for Safes, Key Locks for Safes, Time Locks & Bolt Motors, Unit Locks, etc.

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    4. The lockmaking scene changed late in the 18th century when the Industrial Revolution got under way and locking principles started to be explored. This forum therefore is for the many and varied interesting locks before 1778 where the fixed ward or spring barbs were the means of security.

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    5. This appealing category is for single skin locking boxes and might include items like: Chests, Deed Boxes, Dispatch Boxes, Money Boxes, Toy Banks, etc., and made from a range of materials including, brass, cast iron, iron, steel, wood, plastic, porcelain, etc.

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    6. The first double skin safes began to appear towards the end of the Georgian period (from about c1800). Tann, founded in 1795, claims to be the oldest safe maker. Post and explore here all double skin safes, Strongrooms & Vaults.

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    7. Pictures of Safe Plates, Escutcheons and other non lock hardware can be posted here.

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    8. Post here your ‘Antique-Lock’ questions and topics that don’t fit in one of the above forums or if you are unsure where to post. (Admin’s & Moderators may move)

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  3. HoL Threads / Posts  Last Post

     
    The History of Locks Museum
    Our Mission, Our Artefacts, Our Library - for referance and discusion.

    1. Our Mission, Our Artefacts, Our Library - for referance and discusion.

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    2. For Referance and Comment... It’s estimated there are over 5,000 artefacts in our care and date from Roman 2nd Century keys to the Post WWII experiments with high security mechanisums. We started to catalogue and photograph the collection in January 2013. Check back often as we add to and update the records.

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    3. Browse our Library: Documents from the HoL Library - For Reference, Research and Discussion.

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    4. Join in the Discusions: A place to explore the artefacts and documents in the collection. Ask questions, answer questions, speculate and reason...

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  4. COLTi Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Community of Locksmith Technical Information.
    A free but private forum for security professionals, learn about us in the public threads below.
    If you are a working full time locksmith for more than 6 months you can also apply to be part of the COLTi community.

    1. Meet the COLTi Team, learn about our mission & if you are a full time locksmith/safe/vault engineer (or retired) apply to join us.

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    This is the place to dispose of your duplicate locks, keys and related items or to inform others of your ‘wants’.

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    2. Support the AL/HoL/COLTi project - Publications and duplicate artefact items for sale or wanted. All proceeds go towards web site/museum expenses and support.

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