Odd lock in France

This lock is in my friend Pheobe’s house in the middle of Paris, France. It is an odd lock with part of the mechanism on the key itself.

On discovery I was, and am, facinated with this find – It seems odd to put a spring loaded unit on a key let alone have such a complex key, the lock itself is rather simple. In my mind the key is the dumb part of a lock; it needs to be robust enough to survive everyday use and misuse. This key is a machine in it’s own right!

The pictures are clear but: as the key is inserted the user pushes on the key, this compresses the spring exposing a locking bar which provides traction with the lock to enable it to open. See for yourself.

As I get round to finding out more I will ammend the post!

Yes yes I know, how dull. But how odd!



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