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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. The invention of "Double acting"?

    Started by NigelKTolley, 19-11-20 01:27 AM
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    19-11-20, 12:07 PM Go to last post
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    24-04-20, 03:36 PM Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. Church door lock?

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

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

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

    Started by Tim MD, 07-02-18 08:47 AM
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    07-02-18, 08:47 AM Go to last post
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    26-01-18, 02:42 PM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Probable 17th English Century Box Lock

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

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

    Started by daveham, 02-03-17 08:28 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  12. Banbury Stock Lock

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

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

    Started by NigelKTolley, 10-01-14 02:53 PM
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    02-11-16, 12:29 PM Go to last post
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  15. 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: 7,254
    08-05-15, 04:05 AM Go to last post
  16. Unusual Collectable

    Started by Doug MacQueen, 05-05-15 11:55 AM
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