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False key and picklock ; Jack-in-the-box.

Image ID: 833244

False key and picklock ; Jack-in-the-box. (1862)


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Image Title

:  False key and picklock ; Jack-in-the-box.

Published Date

: 1862

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 23 x 14 cm. (9 x 5 1/2 in.)

Notes

: Printed on border: "Figure 1 is a key which the thief can not obtain, and for which he has to find a substitute. To accomplish this he provides himself with a coarsely made blank key of tin, one side of which is covered with a layer of wax. … From the map of the interior thus obtained a forged key (Fig. 3) is made of strong flattened wire. It will be seen that the copy is a much simpler instrument than the original, but it is equally effective. … The picklock, Figure 4, is of a different character ; it acts by working round outside the wards, reaching the bolt that way." Written on border: "Nov. 1862" Includes additional text. Foxing on image.

Original Source

: From Harper's magazine. (New York : Harper Brothers, 1850-) .

Source

: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Burglary

Source Description

: 1 folder (11 pictures)

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC BURG

Digital ID

: 833244

Record ID

: 719799

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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