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 Prison and Cell Door Locks 


Gibbons Prison lock c.1850Gibbons Prison lock key c.1850

Gibbons 3 Position Indicator Lock.
Early Gibbons prison lock for an inwards opening cell door.
Lock Size: 180mm x 130mm. Key: 108mm. c. 1848. From an English Prison.

Gibbons Prison lock key c.1911

Gibbons 2 Position Indicator Lock.
Gibbons prison lock for an outward opening cell door.
Lock Size: 245mm x 153mm. Key: 107mm. c. 1911. From an English Prison.

Gibbons Prison lock c.1900Gibbons Prison lock key c.1900

Gibbons 2 Position Indicator Lock.
Gibbons prison lock for an outward opening cell door. Note the dished nozzle to guide the key into the keyway.
Lock Size: 244mm x 178mm. Key: 117mm. From Corby Prison.


PRISON & CELL DOOR LOCKS





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