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2nd - 8th cent

19th century


19th century



19th century

Padlock: Key Change.

CoR: England.

Sz:

Code



Key: Parautoptic, 6 lever, with Detachable Bit & Adjustable Steps.

CoR: England.
Sz:

Trophy: Aubin’s Exhibition Trophy

CoR: England.

19th century

1851



Aubin

Parnell

Padlock: Defiance Patent.

CoR: England.



19th century



19th century

20th century

Artefacts

19th century


Victorian

5189

Barron

Lock: 2 Tumbler Barron's Patent Box Lock, Fretted.

CoR: England. Sz: 63 x 38mm. Mt: brass, steel. Wt: 80g.


Robert Barron was the first to patent the 'double acting' principle in the 18th  century.

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Artefact Number

Make

or Brand

Image Thumbnail

Description/Notes

Date

4996

Sargent & Greenleaf



Time Lock: Single 72 hour Movement.

CoR: USA.

Sz: 114 x 114 x 60mm. Mt: brass, steel, glass. Wt:

2311



Key: Roman

CoR: Roman Empire.

Sz: 49 x 34mm. Mt: Bronze. Wt: 37g.

006

Hobbs

049

021

5105

Marr

Lock: Double Chamber.

CoR: England.

Sz: 140 x 183mm. Mt: iron, brass. Wt: 2.3kg.


The palace of Westminster suffered a devastating fire in 1843; William Marr was awarded the contract for the supply of locks for the new building, this style fitted to the numerous iron doors.

4957

Milner

Lock: C Type.

CoR: England.

Sz: 99 x 88 x 21mm (plus 11mm bolt throw & 32mm nozzle). Mt: iron, brass. Wt: 1.054kg.


With 7 levers featuring a anti-pressure and a gunpowder proof lock.

5125

19th century

1870s


520

Herring & Co

KCL: Dexters Patent

Sn: 38376. CoR: USA. Sz: 160 x 92, plus 45mm bolt extension. Mt: brass, steel. Wt:


Featuring the double drive cam; later adopted by the Manifoil series of combination locks of the mid 20th century.


Key to Abbreviations

As 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.

Where to see Artefacts

The download version of these pages identifies where you can see the items featured in the Heritage collection.


Note: Items from the Heritage collection circulate around our various sites so always download the latest version or check with us before travelling to see specific objects.

Detail, lock No. 25 and labelled Price, from  the Aubin Lock Trophy featured in the MLA Heritage Room. Art. No. 49.

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