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AC Hobbs and the Impossible Locks

Adam Fischer
Publication date:
August 8, 2018
Article Summary: 

In this blog post, the author talks about Alfred Charles Hobbs, a locksmith and security specialist who became famous in the mid-1800s for his ability to pick locks that were thought to be unpickable, including the Chubb Detector lock, which had a reputation for being impregnable. The author goes on to explain how Hobbs's work revolutionized the lock industry and led to the development of more advanced locking mechanisms. The blog also touches upon Hobbs's advocacy for lock-picking as a means of improving security and his role in the formation of the Locksport community.


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Adam Fischer
AC Hobbs and the Impossible Locks
August 8, 2018
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