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Old June 1st, 2016, 06:38 AM
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Let's introduce some other cultures in this series...just for variety.


A door.
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Old June 1st, 2016, 06:58 AM
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Here's another door; from another time; when the foreigners came a calling.

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Old June 1st, 2016, 07:00 AM
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Another entrance...

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Old June 1st, 2016, 07:20 AM
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Indian haveli entrance

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Old June 1st, 2016, 12:27 PM
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A door.
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Old June 1st, 2016, 12:28 PM
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Entrance straight ahead.
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Old June 1st, 2016, 12:30 PM
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And this one. From Middle-Earth...


Beat that!
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Old June 1st, 2016, 12:54 PM
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Interesting to see the evolution of locking systems. The elegance is left behind, just shows that the building is more in a defensive holding mode, awaiting its fate!

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Old June 1st, 2016, 12:56 PM
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Let's introduce some other cultures in this series...just for variety.


A door.
Fahim,

Such elegant tile work, but of course no human representations. But what are th pink motifs?

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Old June 1st, 2016, 12:57 PM
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And this one. From Middle-Earth...


Beat that!
You obviously have access to Hobbits or Harry Potters village! Amazingly unique and beautiful!

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Old June 1st, 2016, 01:19 PM
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Somewhere in Munich:




Not glamorous, not sophisticated, but people live here.

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Old June 2nd, 2016, 01:06 AM
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Hi,

a contribution of mine:

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Old June 2nd, 2016, 10:57 AM
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Not glamorous, not sophisticated, but people live here.

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Michael,

You treat us well! Not only is the door handsome and unique, but the guardian bicycles on each side add so much. With this, you take us beyond documentation to providing us a world in which to image happenings.

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Old June 2nd, 2016, 10:59 AM
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Another entrance...

Another commanding and epic composition!

This looks like a giant museum piece.

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Old June 2nd, 2016, 03:38 PM
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Hi,

special entrance ... :-))

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Old June 7th, 2016, 08:46 PM
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Hi,

a contribution of mine:

Looks like a door on a some ferry!

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Old June 8th, 2016, 08:17 AM
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This morning...

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Old June 11th, 2016, 02:27 PM
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No explanation required..

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Old June 11th, 2016, 02:32 PM
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Exquisite tile work!

I wonder ether these are now made in Japan or China?

I notice that there's no shop window to show off the jewelry!

So this is not for casual window-shipping!

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Old June 11th, 2016, 03:46 PM
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Made in the Maghreb.

Door opens in the mornings and evenings during shopping hours. There are hundreds of gold shops inside.

This too is a lived in house...


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Exquisite tile work!

I wonder ether these are now made in Japan or China?

I notice that there's no shop window to show off the jewelry!

So this is not for casual window-shipping!

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Old August 3rd, 2016, 11:32 AM
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Old August 3rd, 2016, 11:47 AM
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A door or a window casement, Antonio? Sure is luxurious. The folk must be pretty well established!

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Old August 3rd, 2016, 02:09 PM
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Hi, Wolfgang,

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Hi,

special entrance ... :-))

First, this is a lovely work.

I was interested to note that this lock appears to reflect the European practice for pin-tumbler lock cylinders to have the pins downmost. In "user" terms, that means that the key is inserted with the "bitting" (cut pattern) downmost, like so:


I have always felt that this convention was intended to carry forward the tradition found in older types of lock, where for various reasons they were usually mounted so the bit of the key was downmost, like so:


In contrast, in the U.S., the convention for pin-tumbler cylinders (as recommended by the lock manufacturers, and sometime enforced by the lock design) was for the pins to be uppermost (and thus the key was to be held "bitting uppermost" when inserted into the cylinder plug, like so:


The rationale usually cited for this was that, should a pin spring break or even just get seriously fatigued, gravity would hold the part of the pin in the stationary part of the cylinder (the "driver") down so the cylinder would continue to operate more-or-less properly. You can see the arrangement here, with the key not yet fully inserted (here the drivers are uppermost, in contact with the springs):


I note that in the ubiquitous "cylinder-in-knob" locks, they are usually manufactured with the cylinder oriented in the lock such that, when the lock is installed in a "right-hand" mounted door, the cylinder would be oriented in accordance with the convention I described. When the lock was installed in a "left-hand" door, the installer was expected to first remove the cylinder from the lock and reverse it. Sometimes a special tool was required to remove the cylinder (there are usually ways to fake it), but any tradesman installing locks was expected to have that.

But of course that nicety is rarely followed today. So we may find, in a motel with this kind of lock (rate today), in about half of the rooms the cylinder was "upside down".

In my younger days, when staying for a while in a motel room with a left-hand door, and noting that the cylinder was "upside down" (a great matter of irritation to me), I would remove the lock and "reverse" the cylinder. (Yes, I had the necessary instruments in my suitcase.)

A couple of years ago, when I bought a cylinder-in-knob lockset (to used its proper full name) from a Lowe's "DIY" store, I was pleased that the attendant in that department (yes, there was a human there) asked if the lock was by any chance to be mounted on a left-hand door (he no doubt realizing that the average customer would have no idea how to determine the "hand" of a door). I said yes, it would be. He then asked if I wanted him to reverse the cylinder. I said yes, and he did it smoothly.

It was a very gratifying experience.

Best regards,

Doug
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