Lock-Picker Device Resembles Revolver (Jun, 1939)
Lock-Picker Device Resembles Revolver
SHAPED in the form of a revolver, the automatic device shown at left is said to be so efficient in picking locks that a famous lock inventor has requested the police commissioners of many cities to regulate their sale and use. In place of a barrel, the revolver-type device has a steel needle which is inserted in the keyway of a lock. A pull of the trigger actuates the needle, manipulating the pins in the lock and causing it to open as easily as though a key has been used.