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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. Amsterdam Lock Shop display.

    Started by safeman, 02-03-20 04:42 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-03-20, 05:35 PM Go to last post
  2. Church door lock?

    Started by Harrishawk, 11-11-18 01:53 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 4,732
    16-11-19, 05:14 PM Go to last post
  3. where is this from?

    Started by ptross, 20-09-13 04:50 AM
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    • Replies: 20
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    17-08-18, 06:44 PM Go to last post
  4. Info needed!

    Started by Hillbillybrown, 29-03-18 10:01 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,361
    30-03-18, 12:07 AM Go to last post
  5. Dating advice needed

    Started by Tim MD, 07-02-18 08:47 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    07-02-18, 08:47 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,625
    26-01-18, 02:42 PM Go to last post
  6. Help needed please

    Started by Warren63, 16-11-17 07:28 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    16-11-17, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  7. Old lock to ID, please.

    Started by kristiaan, 15-09-17 03:11 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 4,467
    16-09-17, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  8. Probable 17th English Century Box Lock

    Started by Bassoonbloke, 18-09-13 04:22 PM
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    • Replies: 28
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    11-03-17, 02:14 PM Go to last post
  9. 340-year-old smart lock w/ video

    Started by Gantry, 10-03-17 01:47 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,248
    11-03-17, 02:03 PM Go to last post
  10. C18th brass rimlock

    Started by daveham, 02-03-17 08:28 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,353
    02-03-17, 08:28 AM Go to last post
  11. Banbury Stock Lock

    Started by hd54kh, 20-05-16 04:14 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 6,162
    15-01-17, 07:26 PM Go to last post
  12. Old lock set

    Started by robverner, 05-12-16 04:03 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,529
    08-12-16, 10:57 AM Go to last post
  13. Dating tips? (For old locks)

    Started by NigelKTolley, 10-01-14 02:53 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
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    02-11-16, 12:29 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 4,284
    04-05-16, 06:32 PM Go to last post
  14. Banbury Lock Any Idea Of Age

    Started by crafties, 24-11-11 04:04 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    19-10-15, 08:03 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 6,396
    08-05-15, 04:05 AM Go to last post
  15. Unusual Collectable

    Started by Doug MacQueen, 05-05-15 11:55 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 4,747
    05-05-15, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  16. How do French latch keys work?

    Started by MDoodle, 24-11-14 01:24 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 11,783
    24-11-14, 06:03 PM Go to last post
  17. 1500's Venetian Key Replica

    Started by Doug MacQueen, 07-07-14 11:58 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 17,090
    08-07-14, 09:05 AM Go to last post

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