Welcome to the discussion thread for the story, The Devilishly Difficult Locks of Dindigul. You can share your comments and thoughts about the story in the conversation below.
I have a mango lock that was my grandfathers. He was with the British Army Cavalry in the 1900’s. I’m still trying to read the worn printing stamped on it.
If anyone has more info I would be grateful to hear it!
Was interesting to know the story behind a common, everyday item that we take for granted. I loved it!
Does anybody have a web link where we might be able to buy locks like these – preferably from the source (not eBay or Amazon ) ??
These locks are still made in India by an old Family in southern India.
Houdini made a life-long study of locks, found that all mechanisms could be classified into a very few groups, and then invented several more types. Does anyone know if he knew about these too?