Monday, 28 October 2013

Sixteenth Century Strongbox - Cool Picture Of The Day

Reported by several tumblr blogs, the following picture presents a strongbox manufactured in Nuremberg in around 1540. It is crafted from sheets of forged iron riveted together.

Elaborate lock mechanism with two secret locks. On the front a concealed key hole with secret release device. The inside with intricately worked locking mechanism, which reveals the central strap of the lid. On the front a second secret mechanism: when a rivet is turned, a double latch is moved.
The lid with elaborate locking mechanism with four catches. All lock parts are finely chiselled and fastened by decorative rivets. Size 16 x 10 x 9,5 cm.


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