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UPCOMING SOCIETY EVENTS
- Thursday, Nov. 30 Society holiday dinner at the Parlor House, Waynesboro, PA
- Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, Society holiday chapel service
SOCIETY DISPLAY CASE
2017 Early Fall Exhibit
The earliest door lock was found in Ninevah Assyia (modern day Mosul). The lock is thought to be 4000 years old. In ancient times there were no doors on houses. Stone slabs or large pieces of wood were propped against the house openings. By at least 1600 BC, people were using an early form of the modern hinge to make massive objects moveable. Through the years door hardware continued to change and improve. Blacksmithing was among the most popular occupations in the colonies as there was a growing need for door hardware. With industrialization, locks, knobs and hinges have come a long way. Door hardware is often a piece of art.
Famous locksmiths were; Robert Barra, Joseph Braman, James Sargent, Samuel Segal, Harry Soref founded Master Lock Co., Linus Yard, founded Yale Lock Co.
The exhibit in the case is from the collection of Darrel Knepper. Darrel is a local building contractor and MAHS member.