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20th century


20th century

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1940’s


20th century

1926

19th/20th cent.

19th century

1891/01/01

19th century

1871/11/04


20th century

1967/10/23



19th century

1888/06/08 to 1889/07/30


20th century

1928/11/15



Date Range

1928-1949

COTT/AL01

Cotterill


Leaflet: Secure Your Doors with E. Cotterill & Co’s Patent Acme and Climax Detector Locks, Latches & Padlocks.

CoR: England

Sz: 157 x  254mm, 4 pages.

TANN/F/13956

Tann

Ledger: Safe Makers Finishing Book.

CoR: England

Sz: 128 x 199mm.


Recording serial numbers 13956 to 15257.


Note: The download version of this records also includes Keywords, and symbols used throughout the volume.

Artefact Number

Make

or Brand

Image

Thumbnail

Description/Notes

Date

CHAT/WS01

Chatwood


Chatwood Safe Co Ltd, Shrewsbury.


Ledger: Work Sheets (Standing Instructions).

CoR: England. Sz: 247 x 291mm, 362pp.

With many loose inserts. Contains Routine Instructions for Departments including:- Mechanism, Secretary's, Purchase, Stock, Stores, BKD (Bookkeeping), and Wage.


The Index record also includes Keywords, Topics and People cited in the volume.

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GOOD/L

Henry Good & Son

Ledger:with Bramah Ledger lock.

CoR: England. Sz:

 

An example of a Victorian ledger fitted with a Bramah patent lock. The ledger itself is unused except for the first 6 pages (12 sides) with a hand written passage: Manufacturing details of the Endolithic Ivory Process as carved on at Chalk Farm,January 1st 1891.

CHAT/0001

Chatwood


Instructions: for Working the Chatwood Letter Lock.

CoR: England.

Sz: 353 x 241mm, 3 fold.


Also known as the ‘SAM’ lock, an anagram for Samual; SAM being the factory setting.

YAL/3

Yale

Catalogue: Catalog No. 3 Bank Locks.

Sz: 190 x 269mm.

ING/01

Ingersoll

Catalouge: Aircraft Locks

CoR: England.

Sz: 216 x 272mm, 17pp.

RD/01

Davies, Richard

Bromide: Double Lever Pack safe lock.

CoR: England

Sz: 178 x 127mm.


Marked on back in pencil: “Richard Davies Patent 1884 #1225 CB-14-15”.

FR/001/01

Froitzheim & Rudert

Leaflet: Lundwurm

CoR: Germany.

Sz: A4, 2pp (German text).

Tann

Patent Application: Electrical Combination Locks.

Sz: 212 x 333, 23 pages (includes drawings).

Archive Index Records

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Key to Abbreviations

Abbreviations used on HoL web sites and in artefact & archive documents.


CoR: country or region.

KCL: keyless combination lock.

Mt: materials.

Sn: serial number.

Sz: size.

Wt:: weight.


Part of the original Tann serial number records in the archive.

TANN/PAT/28793

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