Tuesday, August 31, 2004

At the Mossman Lock Collection

The cabinets contained an astonishing collection of locks and keys, most of them mind-bogglingly complex... Great iron keys and ornately-scrolled locks from the Renaissance were displayed next to exquisitely-tooled pieces from the 19th and early 20th centuries that looked like code-breaking machines with numbered drums, star wheels and notched cylinders.

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