Friday, October 29, 2010

Vintage YALE brass padlock 1

This padlaock is made in England and has 2 keys.
Condition:refer to picture

Yale info

Yale's lock used a flat key with serrated edges like the ones we still use today. When inserted into the lock, the key pushes the bottom pins into the right position, which allows the user to turn the key and unlock the lock. The cylinder lock perfected by Yale is based on a mechanism first employed by the ancient Egyptians over 4000 years ago.

Invention: Yale Lock in 1860

Function: noun / brand name for cylinder pin-tumbler locks

Definition: a locking mechanisms in which a cylinder rotates to move a bolt; tumblers are pins; inserting the key lifts and aligns the pins to free the cylinder to rotate

Patent: Yale patented his cylinder pin-tumbler lock in 1861.

Inventor: Linus Yale Jr.

Criteria: First to invent. First to patent. First practical. Entrepreneur.

Birth: April 4, 1821 in Salisbury, New York

Death: December 25, 1868 in New York

Nationality: American

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i have the same model of this lock but much more bigger compare to yours

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