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American Genius: Nineteenth Century Bank Locks and Time Locks

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Publisher Comments:

Designed to protect America's riches from every threat, these beautiful devices represent the evolution of lock technology during the nineteenth century, its most creative period. Many of the hand-crafted masterpieces are decorated with beautiful engraving and casting, despite the fact that their mechanical interiors would rarely be seen. They reflect the great pride in creative workmanship and the mechanical genius that characterized America at the time. Here for the first time is a comprehensive compendium of these marvels of complexity and their the fascinating history. Stunning photographs by Anne Day and learned text by the authors illuminates a remarkable but little-known chapter in American technological achievement. Over 400 color photographs.

Book News Annotation:

John Erroll is curator of the John Mossman Lock Collection of handcrafted bank vault locks and time locks, housed on the second floor of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen building in New York City. He is joined by his attorney son, David, in creating a concise overview of the history of the American bank lock industry and a detailed survey of the Mossman Collection, home to many one-of-a-kind masterpieces. The text is beautifully illustrated throughout with some 400 luminous color photographs, the first formally approved color imagery of the collection. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

John Erroll is the curator of the John Mossman Lock Collection. A clinical psychologist, he lives in Sayville, New York. David Erroll, an attorney, shares his father's interest in time locks. He divides his time between New York City and Long Island. Anne Day is a noted photographer whose most recent work appeared in The United States Capitol: Its Architecture and Decoration by Henry Hope Reed. She lives in Lakeville, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593720162
Author:
Day, Anne
Publisher:
Quantuck Lane Press
Photographer:
Day, Anne
Author:
Erroll, David
Author:
Day, Anne
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Engineering - General
Subject:
Engineering - Mechanical
Subject:
Mechanical
Subject:
Locks and keys -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Mechanical Engineering-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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