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    Default Mordans Lock Protector

    This is a rare beast - being the only example any collector I know has ever seen. Designed for travellers it would be used to block access to the keyhole of any conventional warded lock.

    It's an early mordan lock having only 5 slides - anyone know of another ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldlock View Post
    This is a rare beast - being the only example any collector I know has ever seen. Designed for travellers it would be used to block access to the keyhole of any conventional warded lock.

    It's an early mordan lock having only 5 slides - anyone know of another ?

    Only modern versions intended for use by landlords to lock out tenants whose were seriously in arrears. Back in the 50's a lock rep for S&G sold me one only because I was intrigued by the miniaturization of the cylinder and key. Don't know what happened to it.

    I also bought a set of padlock crackers from him the likes of which I have never seen before. The holster also contains spacing blocks to suit a variety of shackle sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by safeman View Post
    Only modern versions intended for use by landlords to lock out tenants whose were seriously in arrears. Back in the 50's a lock rep for S&G sold me one only because I was intrigued by the miniaturization of the cylinder and key. Don't know what happened to it.
    See pdf of No. 4 Keil Automatic Key Hole Lock attached as sold on this side of the pond. Identical product also marketed by sister company Ilco as No. 444. Four-pin tumbler, nickel plated brass, two nickel silver keys. Ca. 1940s-1950s.

    Pete Schifferli
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    keil & ilco,yale also made a personal lock that worked off the door jam
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbonstein View Post
    keil & ilco,yale also made a personal lock that worked off the door jam
    In 1941 the net price of the Ilco 444 was $5.60 per dozen or $.47 ea. With inflation, that would be $8.06 each in 2018 since prices are 1,614.54% higher than in 1941!

    Pete Schifferli

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