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Everything about locks from the ancient past to today's cutting edge innovations
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LOCKPEDIA IS BRAND NEW & BEING POPULATED -
Lockpedia is the on-
But first we have to ask the question -
Locks are always part of something else. That ‘something else’ could be a building such as a home, a business or commercial premises or even part of a nation’s infrastructure or heritage. Or it might be a container like a safe, a casket or other lockable compartment such as in furniture. Transport, not just road vehicles but also rail, sea and air transport, in its many forms is another category that is protected by locks and keys very often in specialist forms.
The locks that protect that ‘something else’ are chosen in regard to what is being protected, usually from a security viewpoint, sometimes from a safety viewpoint, the key though always giving privileged access.
Most people, archaeologists, curators, building managers, historical researchers and enthusiasts etc. all become aware of locks when researching or renovating these ‘something else’ categories. It’s soon realised how important the lock and key is to our existence, and of course always has been; locks and keys, in one form or another, are very ancient with references in ancient texts from pre-
So Lockpedia focuses on that mechanical* device, or machine that allows you to access what is yours and keeps everybody else out, giving peace of mind to pursue the rest of life.
* including electromechanical, electronic or other smart technologies.
For those that were in the industry in those pre-
Today this doesn't happen so much and and we are at risk of loosing a whole section of heritage and so this site is really another portal to both record and present what's happening in the lock world.
Lockpedia v The History of Locks
The printed version of Lockpedia, those ever growing volumes The History of Locks are maintained as the record of the subject but both formats complimenting each other.
The History of Locks -
So in conclusion; what has been collectively learnt is also collectively shared.