History of Locks
Museum & Archive curator: Brian Morland
Preserving artefacts from antiquity to the cutting edge examples of today
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1888/06/08 to 1889/07/30
Leaflet: Secure Your Doors with E. Cotterill & Co’s Patent Acme and Climax Detector Locks, Latches & Padlocks.
Sz: 157 x 254mm, 4 pages.
Ledger: Safe Makers Finishing Book.
Sz: 128 x 199mm.
Recording serial numbers 13956 to 15257.
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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:-
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Henry Good & Son
Ledger:with Bramah Ledger lock.
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.
Instructions: for Working the Chatwood Letter Lock.
Sz: 353 x 241mm, 3 fold.
Also known as the ‘SAM’ lock, an anagram for Samual (Samual Chatwood); SAM being the factory setting.
Catalogue: Catalog No. 3 Bank Locks.
Sz: 190 x 269mm.
Catalouge: Aircraft Locks
Sz: 216 x 272mm, 17pp.
The first locks made by Ingersoll were bomb release devices fitted to aircraft like the Lancaster.
Bromide: Double Lever Pack safe lock.
Sz: 178 x 127mm.
Marked on back in pencil: “Richard Davies Patent 1884 #1225 CB-
Froitzheim & Rudert
Sz: A4, 2pp (German text).
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.
Sn: serial number.
Part of the original Tann serial number records in the archive.
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