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Forum: Pre Industrial Revolution Locks

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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  1. Old lock to ID, please.

    Started by kristiaan, 15-09-17 03:11 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    16-09-17, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  2. Probable 17th English Century Box Lock

    Started by Bassoonbloke, 18-09-13 04:22 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 10,644
    11-03-17, 02:14 PM Go to last post
  3. 340-year-old smart lock w/ video

    Started by Gantry, 10-03-17 01:47 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 810
    11-03-17, 02:03 PM Go to last post
  4. C18th brass rimlock

    Started by daveham, 02-03-17 08:28 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 514
    02-03-17, 08:28 AM Go to last post
  5. Banbury Stock Lock

    Started by hd54kh, 20-05-16 04:14 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,167
    15-01-17, 07:26 PM Go to last post
  6. Old lock set

    Started by robverner, 05-12-16 04:03 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,279
    08-12-16, 10:57 AM Go to last post
  7. Dating tips? (For old locks)

    Started by NigelKTolley, 10-01-14 02:53 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 7,278
    02-11-16, 12:29 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,149
    04-05-16, 06:32 PM Go to last post
  8. Banbury Lock Any Idea Of Age

    Started by crafties, 24-11-11 04:04 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 11,550
    19-10-15, 08:03 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 3,835
    08-05-15, 04:05 AM Go to last post
  9. Unusual Collectable

    Started by Doug MacQueen, 05-05-15 11:55 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,716
    05-05-15, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  10. How do French latch keys work?

    Started by MDoodle, 24-11-14 01:24 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 9,053
    24-11-14, 06:03 PM Go to last post
  11. where is this from?

    Started by ptross, 20-09-13 04:50 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 11,165
    31-10-14, 07:46 PM Go to last post
  12. 1500's Venetian Key Replica

    Started by Doug MacQueen, 07-07-14 11:58 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 14,461
    08-07-14, 09:05 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 10,474
    14-06-14, 08:12 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 5,567
    12-02-14, 07:17 PM Go to last post
  13. Spectacular Twisted Key

    Started by Doug MacQueen, 21-07-13 09:12 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 10,178
    13-01-14, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  14. Ancient lock to identify - help please !

    Started by dlories, 25-04-13 10:00 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 6,378
    01-05-13, 04:40 AM Go to last post
  15. Mt. Holly, N.J. Prison Museum

    Started by Doug MacQueen, 22-06-12 01:11 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 6,698
    14-07-12, 01:06 AM Go to last post
  16. Serrature Anciens = Antique locks

    Started by Doug MacQueen, 22-01-12 02:46 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,932
    22-01-12, 04:28 PM Go to last post

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