American Genius: Nineteenth Century Bank Locks and Time Locks

American Genius Nineteenth Century Bank Locks and Time Locks Designed to protect America s riches from every threat these beautiful devices represent the evolution of lock technology during the nineteenth century its most creative period Many of the hand craf

  • Title: American Genius: Nineteenth Century Bank Locks and Time Locks
  • Author: John Erroll John Errol Anne Day John Erroll
  • ISBN: 9781593720162
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Designed to protect America s riches from every threat, these beautiful devices represent the evolution of lock technology during the nineteenth century, its most creative period Many of the hand crafted masterpieces are decorated with beautiful engraving and casting, despite the fact that their mechanical interiors would rarely be seen They reflect the great pride in crDesigned to protect America s riches from every threat, these beautiful devices represent the evolution of lock technology during the nineteenth century, its most creative period Many of the hand crafted masterpieces are decorated with beautiful engraving and casting, despite the fact that their mechanical interiors would rarely be seen They reflect the great pride in creative workmanship and the mechanical genius that characterized America at the time Here for the first time is a comprehensive compendium of these marvels of complexity and their the fascinating history Stunning photographs by Anne Day and learned text by the authors illuminates a remarkable but little known chapter in American technological achievement Over 400 color photographs.

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    1. John Erroll, curator of the John Mossman Lock Collection, has produced a book on locks and lockmakers fabulous enough to leave out on my coffee table with bookmarks in it so that my guests don't miss the best parts. Few people realize the technology and craftsmanship that went into these locks because most people have never even seen them since they have all been installed behind closed (and securely locked) doors. Some of the locks illustrated here look like fine jewelry. Breathtaking photos pr [...]

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