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Thread: Back to basics

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    What does anyone think about the difference between pin and pipe blanks?

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    Not my intention at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubby View Post
    Not my intention at all.
    I have wondered in the past which came first? I think it would be very hard to figure out the answer.

    I used to have some Roman padlocks from 1st-3rd century and they had posts in them and after recalling as many locks as I can it seems that it is far more common to have pipe keys associated with padlocks. I think the split is close to 50-50 pipe or pin for door locks.

    If locksmithing were a true classical profession that would be a good subject for a dissertation.
    BBE.

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