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  1. Keys

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    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. Padlocks

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    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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