Early Combination Padlocks




With the help of over sixty illustrations, this book charts the development of combination padlocks during the first four centuries since their initial appearance in the 1420s. Sources in many different languages have been consulted to give as wide a picture as possible of these intriguing locks, showing how they were sometimes used in an emblematic or decorative way, as well as having an obvious role as security devices. ISBN: 978-1-906593-48-3 120pp Black and white illustrations Paperback