Historical Facts About Locks Part 9
Keeping Prisoners Locked Up
Padlocks were put to use all through the 100’s of years to secure inmates and valuables.
These were generally crafted from iron, bronze, or brass, and were very tough and durable in their construction. Having said that, interior locking mechanisms were frequently straightforward and simple to defuse.
This enormous Soviet padlock was very carefully hand-forged early on in the rule of the very last Czar, Nicholas II.
The massive circle ring handle on the top is the threaded key that is turned into the keyhole to disengage the lock.
As soon as the shackle is incorporated in the lockable placement, the key’s taken away, and the plug is introduced to obtain the false impression that there’s absolutely no key opening.
The threaded part of the key is then turned into its cover.