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Ralph Jackson at work Background

This recording follows the construction of a steel English padlock with a description of the work involved by the Locksmith, Ralph Jackson.

It also includes a brief explanation of lock types and different lock construction methods.

Fitting the shackle

Made with the help of The Lock Museum and Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council.

Stamped - Secure 5 Lever

Please note - the VHS compilation has been discontinued, because most of the content is now available in the fully edited DVD production "Hand Made Padlocks"

Comparing the Master and Differ keys


  • NGR: 139 SJ 963 991
  • Recorded July 1987

The images on this page are taken from the video.