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Antique Locks and Keys: Their History, Uses and Mechanisms

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Antique Locks and Keys covers the history of locks and keys, how their mechanisms developed over the centuries, and how each major art period affected their shape and decoration. Not only are there over one-thousand stunning high-resolution photos of European locks and keys from Roman times through the Industrial Revolution, all with dates, dimensions, and provenance, but the detailed photos and the author’s notes also allow us to examine and understand the workings of the locks’ internal mechanisms.

Hardcover, 290 pages, over 1,000 high-quality color photos, 12-1/4-in. x 9-1/4-in.

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2024 GOLD MEDAL WINNER IN HOBBIES AND CRAFTS – INDEPENDENT BOOK PUBLISHERS 2024 BOOK AWARDS CONTEST!! 

Are you interested in collecting old locks? Do you recreate vintage locks and keys in your workshop? Are you a locksmithing interested in the history of locks and keys? Are you a blacksmith or home shop machinist wanting to understand the inner mechanisms of antique locks?

Antique Locks and Keys is the most beautiful, complete, and largest book on antique locks and keys ever published. Not only are there over one-thousand stunning high-resolution photos of European locks and keys from Roman times through the Industrial Revolution, all with dates, dimensions, and provenance, but the detailed photos and the author’s notes also allow us to examine and understand the workings of the locks’ internal mechanisms. Author Ulf Weissenberger’s tour de force covers the history of locks and keys, how their mechanisms developed over the centuries, and how each major art period affected their shape and decoration. The author also presents his personal ideas on the restoration of antique locks and keys.

For vintage lock collectors, art historians, locksmiths wanting to know more about the history of their profession, blacksmiths looking for ideas to recreate an historic “blacksmith” lock, practitioners of locksport, and anyone wanting to know about the evolution of one of mankind’s most common and most overlooked mechanism, you will love this book!

THE AUTHOR

Ulf Weissenberger has been collecting and restoring antique locks and keys with passion and attention to detail for over 35 years. In this book he gives us impressive insights into almost 5000 years of cultural, technological, and artistic history and, almost incidentally, answers the question of how naturally locks and keys have been part of our lives for millennia. This is a book that every lock and key collector, locksmith, blacksmith who makes locks, and architectural restorer, will want to own.

REVIEW OF ANTIQUE LOCKS AND KEYS FROM “THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW”:

“(This book is) a comprehensive and ground-breaking study. (It) is an especially and unreservedly recommended pick for personal, professional, community, college, and university library, Antiques & Collectibles collections, and supplemental Historic Architecture curriculum studies lists.” – Jack Mason, The Midwest Book Review

Hardcover, 290 pages, over 1,000 high-quality color photos, 12-1/4-in. x 9-1/4-in.

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Weight 3.7 lbs
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Year published

2022

Publisher

Artisan Ideas

Pages

290

Binding

Hardcover

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