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A Virtual Gallery of Handmade Iron Locks
While the locks pictured here are mostly one of a kind creations, they are nonetheless representative of the work available from Plumb Farm Workshops.

Click to View. Large Puzzle Padlock    Larger image (15 K)
This lock requires five separate moves to open the keyhole cover and unlock the lock.
Click to View 1740's Trunk Lock    Larger image (21 K)
Inspired by the ornate locks found on late 17th and early 18th century travel trunks.
Click to View. Chest Locks    Larger image (16 K)
These locks would be mounted on the interior of a large semi-portable chest. Originated in northern Europe in the mid-17th century and persisted into the mid-19th.
Click to View Rim Lock    Larger image (25 and 17 K)
A faithful replica of a common English rim lock/latch, originally made in England throughout the 18th and into the 19th centuries.
Click to View. Spring Locks   Larger image (21 K)
Click to View. Keys   Larger image (15 K)
Click to View. Padlock and Gatelock   Larger image (14 K)
Click to View. Triple Bolt Spring Lock    Larger image (22 K)
Replica of a lock in a British Arts and Crafts style house designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, circa 1915.

All of the locks made by Kevin Moreau are handmade. All of the sheet metal parts are cut by hand with band saw and cold chisel. All of the larger parts such as bolts, lever, padlock shackles, and keys are hand forged, ground to remove scale, and painstakingly hand filed to a warm, visually engaging texture.

Each lock is assembled and disassembled several times to assure proper fit and function of the individual parts. These processes are used to maintain a tradition which has not changed significantly since Roman times, when metal locks were first introduced.

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Gallery Photo Credits:
Puzzle Padlock, Chest Locks, Spring Locks, Keys, Padlock, and Gatelock by Jeff Baird

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