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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. Help needed please

    Started by Warren63, 16-11-17 08:28 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    16-11-17, 09:49 PM Go to last post
  2. Old lock to ID, please.

    Started by kristiaan, 15-09-17 03:11 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 714
    16-09-17, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  3. Probable 17th English Century Box Lock

    Started by Bassoonbloke, 18-09-13 04:22 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 10,919
    11-03-17, 03:14 PM Go to last post
  4. 340-year-old smart lock w/ video

    Started by Gantry, 10-03-17 02:47 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 854
    11-03-17, 03:03 PM Go to last post
  5. C18th brass rimlock

    Started by daveham, 02-03-17 09:28 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 530
    02-03-17, 09:28 AM Go to last post
  6. Banbury Stock Lock

    Started by hd54kh, 20-05-16 04:14 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,234
    15-01-17, 08:26 PM Go to last post
  7. Old lock set

    Started by robverner, 05-12-16 05:03 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,343
    08-12-16, 11:57 AM Go to last post
  8. Dating tips? (For old locks)

    Started by NigelKTolley, 10-01-14 03:53 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
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    02-11-16, 01:29 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,203
    04-05-16, 06:32 PM Go to last post
  9. Banbury Lock Any Idea Of Age

    Started by crafties, 24-11-11 05:04 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 11,731
    19-10-15, 08:03 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 3,928
    08-05-15, 04:05 AM Go to last post
  10. Unusual Collectable

    Started by Doug MacQueen, 05-05-15 11:55 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,756
    05-05-15, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  11. How do French latch keys work?

    Started by MDoodle, 24-11-14 02:24 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 9,134
    24-11-14, 07:03 PM Go to last post
  12. where is this from?

    Started by ptross, 20-09-13 04:50 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 11,381
    31-10-14, 08:46 PM Go to last post
  13. 1500's Venetian Key Replica

    Started by Doug MacQueen, 07-07-14 11:58 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 14,539
    08-07-14, 09:05 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 10,649
    14-06-14, 08:12 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 5,652
    12-02-14, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  14. Spectacular Twisted Key

    Started by Doug MacQueen, 21-07-13 09:12 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 10,355
    13-01-14, 03:32 PM Go to last post
  15. Ancient lock to identify - help please !

    Started by dlories, 25-04-13 10:00 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 6,468
    01-05-13, 04:40 AM Go to last post
  16. Mt. Holly, N.J. Prison Museum

    Started by Doug MacQueen, 22-06-12 01:11 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 6,763
    14-07-12, 01:06 AM Go to last post

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