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Banbury Lock

This specimen, which is in good condition considering its age, is still capable of operating although the key is missing. The spring, bolt and other moving parts functioning as intended. A typical feature of the key for this style of lock is that the shoulder is found partway along the key bit, which locates against the central bridge ward.
Size: 360mm x 220mm x 40mm. C. mid 18th Century.

Banbury Lock


A Banbury lock is one where the various component parts of the mechanism are separately fitted into a block of wood, not to be confused with a stock lock where the lock parts are mounted on a metal plate which is then let into a block of wood.


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