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  1. #21
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    Hi Patent, I think I am being setup here. Since it follows the Germanic style, my guess is it was made by a German while living in Strasbourg, France. Of course you could always ship it over to me for a closer inspection. Doug

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    So is the lock I am holding in the picture French or German?

    this lock is a complicated german (austria, suisse) chest lock, 18th century

  3. #23
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    Hi Doug. Covering all your options then. German maker working in France. I could sent the lock over to you ,however, it will cost you a first class ticket on Virgin Atlantic!
    Assuming that the lock is in fact of German origin I assume the lock in this picture is French?
    Patent.






    Quote Originally Posted by Doug MacQueen View Post
    Hi Patent, I think I am being setup here. Since it follows the Germanic style, my guess is it was made by a German while living in Strasbourg, France. Of course you could always ship it over to me for a closer inspection. Doug
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    Default Splendid Stuff !!

    Well,

    What a fun thread this is turning out to be !!
    I'm really enjoying all the comments and pictures that are turning up.
    It has spurred me into having another look at my lock and trying to mock up a
    key for it (maybe in wood for the minute?)

    I will post some pictures as and when I get there.
    Keep up the good work.
    Alan.

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    Are you able to post some clear up to date pictures of it Alan?
    I'm sure everyone would like to see some close-ups in its current condition- it might also help throw some more light on missing parts like the canon barrel that Doug noticed is missing.

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    Hi Huw,

    I'll see what I can do. Although the lock has not been touched for quite a while, I'll
    try to get some new pictures for you. I realise that the lock is missing some parts, but
    nothing that cannot be replicated I suppose.
    Thanks for your interest.
    Alan.

  7. #27
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    "Assuming that the lock is in fact of German origin I assume the lock in this picture is French?"

    yes, this lock is typical french chest lock
    a very nice piece

  8. #28
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    Thanks for your confirmation , Gerry.
    Patent.



    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry View Post
    "Assuming that the lock is in fact of German origin I assume the lock in this picture is French?"

    [yes, this lock is typical french chest lock
    a very nice piece

  9. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassoonbloke View Post
    Hi Huw,

    I'll see what I can do. Although the lock has not been touched for quite a while, I'll
    try to get some new pictures for you. I realise that the lock is missing some parts, but
    nothing that cannot be replicated I suppose.
    Thanks for your interest.
    Alan.
    Alan please keep us updated- your "nothing that cannot be replicated" comment struck a chord with me as that is my way of thinking- we are becoming a rarer breed these days!

    Its an interesting lock and its great to think that it's in the hands of someone who isn't afraid of doing something with it. Good luck and do keep us posted on how it goes

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