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National Suspect
"The artist who can make an instrument that will pick or open this lock shall receive 200 guineas the moment it is produced". "The challenge stood for over 67 years until, at the Great Exhibition of 1851, the American locksmith Alfred Charles Hobbs was able to open the lock and, following some argument about the circumstances under which he had opened it, was awarded the prize. Hobbs' attempt required some 51 hours, spread over 16 days", (source wikipedia). The Bramah known as the 'Detector' lock patented by Joseph Bramah in 1818. The Bramah patent is still in service, now known as Bramah & Chubb.

I purchased a lock from Suchvinder Singh, our local locksmith and key repairer on Thursday 25th October 2012, 2.30pm. Took me fourteen minutes to dismantle the back with a hammer and screwdriver. Products that have a specific function but not necessarily form to any particular cultural taste hence design is not the criteria. We try to purchase products with recognizable patent, this one is called NOKIA, in my humble opinion it's aesthetics supersedes its functions. Suchvinder Singh promised this one has 20 permutation and will be impossible to pick in my life-time.

Hawk_a_Day: Thursday 25th October 2012, 2.30pm Suchvinder Singh from Gakhal Pind west of Jalandhar, Punjab, he is a locksmith and frequents Sarva Priya Vihar, South Delhi, occasionally. Suchvinder lives in Sanwal Nagar since he was little, he mostly repairs but occasionally sells locks, just like his father did.