Topic: General Chatter
Today I was lucky enough to view Aubins infamous Lock Trophy on display at Bantock House in Wolverhampton.
This marvelous piece of engineering built by Charles Aubin was on display for one day only at the local museum on loan from its current owner Gunnebo Security Group.
Valued just shy of £250k the lock is kept in its own vault and transported in a security safe whenever it is shown.
The trophy is built of solid brass and comprises of 43 tiered locks, all but the base six governed by one master lock on top of the trophy; a Joseph Bramah radial lock with huge ornate key.
A breakdown of the individual locks and their associated makers and design can be found on the chubb archives Aubin Trophy page.
Here are a few pictures I managed to take of the lock, however I wasn't allowed as close as the local press were so the quality is as good as i could manage with my cheap camera in the dark room. I will link to their pictures as soon as they are available online.
Here is a video of the lock in operation:
Here is a better video taken from Express & Star, the local newspaper covering the event
Rick | Wolverhampton Locksmiths