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Lincoln Security Apprentice Refurbishes Antique Lock

Lincoln Security : 26 March, 2012  (Company News)
UK Security company apprentice hones locksmith skills with antique Victorian lock by hand-cutting key for it
Lincoln Security Apprentice Refurbishes Antique Lock
Lincoln Security’s latest apprentice Connor Dixon has refurbished a 19th century Victorian lock and cut a key by hand to fit and operate this traditional lock.

Connor joined Lincoln Security in January 2012 as an apprentice and is progressing through the Lincoln Security structured 4 year apprenticeship programme to become a fully trained locksmith engineer.

Due to Connors success and quick learning abilities, the new apprentice was given the task of refurbishing the early Victorian lock and making a new "Bridge Ward Key" to fit as the original had been lost. Connor said “Key Wards” need to be cut symmetrically in order for the key to engage with the “Bridge Wards” within the lock …”

The lock is a "Wood Stock Lock" also known as a "Plate Lock" and is early Victorian, normally fitted into the cavity of a wooden block which is then surface mounted onto the inside of the door. This type of lock was commonly used in the 18th and 19th centuries can still be seen today on many old churches and houses where this example originates from.

Richard Farrar, Senior Director at Lincoln Security said “We are extremely pleased with Connors recent accomplishment and his progress, Connor has a bright future ahead of him with the company and we wish him every success…”
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