Non pickable lock

by Mac McKenzie
(San Diego, CA, USA)

When I was in High School, a friend of mine had a padlock on his locker that had a typical appearance.

The kicker was that no key inserted into the keyway would work. The lock opened by pushing the nameplate from left to right.

A shim would probably have worked, but he would insert a key and pretend he was opening it as he pressed the nameplate.

Anyone ever hear of this and if so could I still get one?

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Feb 03, 2012
magnate lock NEW
by: Anonymous

sounds like a for postion magnate lock magnates set a north south positistions in a combonation had one on a bike years a go

May 08, 2010
Assumption
by: Potter

I would assume that the key was used to set pins and the sliding of the nameplate is the equivalent of the "turn." Since you could use the slide for tension, you could probably easily pick the lock, though, because it is a rare lock, I'd say beware of security pins.

Mar 25, 2010
Lol
by: Anonymous

I have one on my violin case but it doesn't have the name of the brand

Jun 18, 2009
lul
by: Anonymous

hahaha that sounds mad.
never seen one of these :\
sounds like you mite be able to find online, or at a novalty/magic shop ?

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