Thursday, September 21, 2006

Banking on Locks ...

ING Vysya Bank, headquarters in Bangalore on M.G. Road has a display of different type of locks...

A lock puzzle is a type of mechanical puzzle. It consists of a lock with unusual or hidden mechanics. Such locks are sometimes called trick locks, because opening them is like performing a magic trick. A matching key may or may not be used in this trick. Lock puzzles have a long history. Other lock puzzles stem from the necessity to invent secure locks in the Middle Ages. Lock puzzles are closely related to puzzle boxes.

They are innovative and quite an artifacts...

Securing ones possessions' has long been a concern of people throughout the world. Beyond hiding the objects or constantly guarding them the most frequently used option is to secure them with a device. Early solutions included knots to either detect, like the Thief knot, or hamper, like the Gordian knot. Refer ...

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4 comments:

Curly Thu Sep 21, 11:22:00 PM GMT+5:30  

That's very interesting and innovative pair of locks, i haven't been here for a while, but your blog is still informative and worth the visit. I also published a picture of a lock recently.

Rajesh Dangi Fri Sep 22, 04:53:00 PM GMT+5:30  

thanks curly...

Anonymous Mon Jan 29, 07:42:00 PM GMT+5:30  

it is nice to read about sculptures on the MG Road
But one of them is done by me and i dint see it
soumya

soumyasatyanarayan@yahoomail.com

Rajesh Dangi Sun Feb 11, 09:02:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Soumya,

great to see your comment, I have infact started a series on my Metblogs about each piece!! you may refer http://bangalore.metblogs.com for my post about them in near future..