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"Unlocking the Portals of History through the Lock and Key Collection of Scott J. Klemm" tells the story of the evolution of the lock and key by examining its many artifacts. Some may be evolutionary dead-ends, but all pay tribute to the ingenuity of the human spirit. The book seeks to not only describe these locks, but also tell something about their inventors and/or ...more
Paperback, 118 pages
Published June 17th 2013 by San Bernardino County Museum Association
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Roberta
Jun 19, 2013 Roberta rated it it was amazing
If author Scott Klemm had not admitted to being a retired history teacher I might have guessed. I'm pretty sure that the classes he taught were more interesting than the ones I was in.

Klemm has included photographs and descriptions of the locks in his personal collection, which is both extensive and interesting. His descriptions go beyond just describing each lock. He includes additional information about each lock or key, about the person responsible for its invention and about how the lock wa
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Michael Schall
Nov 26, 2013 Michael Schall rated it it was amazing
Well written and researched, author knows his subject matter.
David Trainer
Sep 24, 2013 David Trainer rated it it was amazing
Very interesting book. It includes a number of references to the original patents for some of the locks - always difficult to track down - and now that the Patent Office is effectively online (once you download the correct tiff reader) these are very helpful. Another problem area in collecting locks is finding the original manufacturer and a current status - between going out of business, acquisition by another company (sometimes multiple times) and mergers - the author provides a lot of ...more
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Scott Klemm lives in California. He is a retired high school history teacher.

Scott is a person of many interests. He enjoys the outdoors and photographing birds and wildflowers. In 2006 he went on an East Africa safari where he took many pictures of the animals, birds and people.

Scott has a collection of antique locks and keys. Late in 2008, he self-published a limited edition entitled, "Ancie
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