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Ancient Style Padlocks The spring barb padlock. Started by: {Brian Morland}

Keys as Symbols The key has evolved into a powerful symbol representing things that are most important to us. Started by: {Brian Morland}

Safe Plates of the World A cataloge of plates Badges and Escutcheons. Started by: {merlin47}

Chubbs No.3 Bank Lock A complex and rare lock designed for one purpose - to defeat A.C.Hobbs. Started by: {oldlock}
Antique Locks - The Knowledge is a new way of creating and presenting the collective wisdom of members, all of which share a common interest in one aspect or other, in early locks and keys.

'The Knowledge' in another context expects the information to be assimilated and understood from every perspective and in great detail. We are well placed to apply a similar philosophy here. The tiny grains of golden sand hidden in the individual threads and posts on the forums combine here in 'The Knowledge' into a coherent and ever evolving resource on the subject.

How to Start or Add to Topics. There are two main ways in which topics are started or added to in ‘The Knowledge�. The simplest is to simply start a thread in an appropriate forums in Antique-Locks.com or History of Locks. The beauty with this approach is that members don't have to make a conscious decision about the topics here. Simply make your posts, ask and answer questions in the various forums, in short simply carry on in the normal way. Topics that are popular will have been noticed by the admins� here who would then create a heading in the Main Categories area if needed and add the new topic crediting of course the original poster(s). Alternatively you can send a piece that you have written directly to merlin47 who will add it directly to The knowledge. This method is useful for the longer articles.

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