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In spite of modern mass production there is still a need for specialist hand crafted locks.

Ralph Jackson, the locksmith featured in this recording, has worked with locks all his life, following his grandfather and father into the trade.

Riveting the roundabout.

Ralph carefully guides the viewer through the steps involved in the construction of a pair of steel English padlocks, in a typical Willenhall backyard workshop.

Produced in association with the Lock Museum, Willenhall and Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council in 1990.

Making the keys to Master and Differ


A Compilation - R.J. Locks, Lock Makers and Repairers is available. Also see Lock Museum Site Feature page.



The two completed English steel padlocks


  • Commentary by lock maker Ralph Jackson.
  • NGR: (139) SO 963 991
  • £13.45 - DVD
  • Running time: 25 mins.
  • Price includes worldwide delivery.
  • ' PAL' and 'NTSC' versions available.

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The images on this page are taken from the video.