A Treatise on Fire and Thief-proof Depositories, and Locks and Keys

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Simpkin, Marshall and Company, 1856 - Locks and keys - 922 pages

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Page 177 - And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.
Page 529 - The artist who can make an instrument that will pick or open this lock will receive 200 guineas the moment it is produced ;
Page 175 - My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him. I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.
Page 176 - And the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed upon the blade, so that he could not draw the dagger out of his belly; and the dirt came out. 23 Then E'hud went forth through the porch, and shut the doors of the parlour upon him, and locked them.
Page 906 - HER MAJESTY having taken the said Report into consideration was pleased by and with the advice of Her Privy Council to approve thereof and to order as it is hereby ordered that the same be punctually observed obeyed and carried into execution.
Page 584 - All letters patent for inventions granted under the provisions hereinbefore contained shall be made subject to the condition that the same shall be void, and that the powers and privileges thereby granted shall cease and determine, at the expiration of three years and seven years respectively from the date thereof...
Page 549 - ... men have been taught to look at their bunches of keys, and at their drawers and safes with something like confidence, to scatter that feeling to the winds. The mechanical spirit, however, is never at rest, and if it is lulled into a false state of listlessness in one branch of industry, and in one part of the world, elsewhere it springs up suddenly to admonish and reproach us with our supineness. Our descendants on the other side of the water are every now and then administering to the mother...
Page 275 - F, that are sunk into the bottom of each notch, so that the motion of the bar or bolt G is thereby totally prevented, till these sliders are moved some way or other to give it liberty, which must be done from their ends at II, as no other part of them is meant to be exposed for the purpose of moving them; which ends at II always have an equal projection when the bar G is set fast.
Page 209 - ... place, beyond a man's natural strength to take it away : and in one and the same turn, both locketh and openeth it. 70. A key with a rose-turning pipe, and two roses pierced through endwise the bit thereof, with several handsomely contrived wards, which may likewise do the same effects.
Page 562 - Gelbertson, thus proving that Mr. Hobbs had fairly opened the lock without injuring it. Mr. Hobbs then formally produced the instruments with which he had opened the lock. We are, therefore, unanimously of opinion, that Messrs. Bramah have given Mr. Hobbs a fair opportunity of trying his skill, and that Mr. Hobbs has fairly picked or opened the lock, and we decide that Messrs. Bramah & Co. do now pay to Mr. Hobbs, 200 guineas. GEORGE RENNIE, Chairman. EDWARD COWPER, GR BLACK. Holland Street, Blackfriars,...

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