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A Piece of Locksmithing History: Department of Prison N.S.W.

Imagine buying a lock off the main gate at the State Penitentiary, Long Bay for only $1.This great part of our locksmithing history was donated to us by A.S. Harris Lock & Key Maker from Marrickville NSW.

This lock certainly meant a lot to Brian Harris who over the years serviced this regularly for the State Penitentiary, Long Bay.

When it was time to renovate the gaol in the 1960’s and replace the gate Brian was able to purchase the lock from the State Department of Prisons. Brian was invoiced in 1966 for the grand sum of $1.