So I've taken to designing and producing my own padlocks! I won't be revealing much here, other than I have some very clever ideas. I plan on producing a series of modified padlocks. The first couple will be relatively simple designs that don't require too much machining, eventually progressing to several of my more involved designs. Logistics are still being planned, things take time or I'd provide more details. Feast your eyes on the teaser photos and if you're interested in being added to a wait list, please email me at
Two different completed prototypes. And many more to come!
A visit to this museum has been a long time coming! I had heard of the existence of the collection roughly a year ago from Peter Hajek, and only recently got around to visiting it, and I'm very glad I did! My fellow collector-in-crime, Daniel Bain, couldn't be more enthusiastic about taking a trip over to the collection with me. So after some false-starts and various logistical errors, we were soon walking down 44th Street in the direction of the museum. The John M. Mossman Lock Collection, is a collection of roughly 400 locks, housed in the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesman just off 6th Avenue on 44th Street in the great city of New York. The staff of the museum is incredibly accommodating and passionate about the collection.
Originally, I was planning on running through a chronological review series of the Popplocks, but it dawned on me that this has been done several times before by several other bloggers. Instead, the majority of my future postings will consist of very rare padlocks that haven't been reviewed before.
So the first on this list, mainly because it is different, modern, and readily available for purchase, is the Forever Lock!