Locks and the Great Lock Controversy

Patented: History of Inventions


Locks and the Great Lock Controversy

In Victorian England, a prisoner was promised their freedom if only they could pick a lock…

This week on Patented it’s the history of locks and the wild stories of the race for perfect security during the Industrial Revolution. Culminating in the Great Lock Controversy of 1851.

Dallas’s guest is David Churchill, a historian of locks and security at the University of Leeds.

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