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www.LibertyKey.US George Washington's Bastille Key "The Liberty Key"

NVRHA Fake Locks

On the Construction of Locks and Keys by John Chubb, an anvilfire eBook.

Brass Whistle Railroad Antiques

anvilfire NEWS Volume 26 ABANA Masterpiece Lock.

anvilfire.com iForge Locks Series with many drawings and diagrams.

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Bit Key Blank Making With sources of old style blanks dwindling the methods of making keys from scratch becomes more important.

Lock Picking For Lock Makers Includes a detailed description of the operation of the famous Chubb Detector Lock. This is not a lockpicking manual.

Locks from Iran The Parviz Tanavoli collection. Book review with example diagrams of old padlock mechanisms.

The Spruce Forge Manual of Locksmithing Written by Bill Morrison & Denis Frechette. Manual of simple lock mechanisms.

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Swage Blocks . com Rare and unusual metalsmiths tools

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