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High-Security Mechanical Locks An Encyclopedic Reference

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ISBN-10: 0750684372

ISBN-13: 9780750684378

Edition: 2008

Authors: Graham W. Pulford

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High-Security Mechanical Lockscomprehensively surveys and explains the highly technical area of high security locks in a way that is accessible to a wide audience. Well over 100 different locks are presented, organized into 6 basic types. Each chapter introduces the necessary concepts in a historical perspective and further categorizes the locks. This is followed by detailed "how it works" descriptions with many pictures, diagrams and references. The descriptions are based on actual dissections of the real locks. The scope is limited to key operated mechanical locks, thus keyless combination locks and digital locks are not covered. The book does not deal with routine locksmithing topics…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 11/22/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 616
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Pin-Tumbler Locks
Wafer Locks
Side-Bar Locks
Lever Locks
Magnetic Locks
Car Locks
Figure Credits
Permutations and Combinations
Lock Permutations and Fractals
Translations of Lock Vocabulary
Terminology and Abbreviations
Lock Patents
Brief History of the Bramah Lock
Key Code Computations
Security Gradings for Cylinder Locks