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Not some branch of the security services but the venerable “Post Office Lock”. I assume it is so named because it was either used on postboxes or on the drawer at counter positions in post offices. But if anyone does

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I went to open a wooden shed door with my usual collection of picks. However, whereas most sheds have a simple two- or three-lever lock at best, this shed door was secured with a five-lever British Standard mortice deadlock. (It’s

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Picked It!

I’m feeling pleased with myself, having picked open a Chubb 110 deadlock. I’ve mentioned before the big divide amongst locksmiths: those who drill (or smash) open everything they come across; and those who pick most locks open and for whom

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Spare Keys

Over the next few years, and thanks mostly to the internet (not criticising; I think the internet is one of the modern wonders), locks will be becoming unpickable. So even your best, friendly, local locksmith 🙂 won’t be able to

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Kitten Rescue

Normally I rescue people stuck outside and occasionally people stuck inside; and normally it’s the fire brigade who rescue cats — from trees, drains, etc. Here, however, a living room door latch bolt had parted company with the tubular latch

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