Archive for January, 2011

Mottura C38 in new blackbag category: Cut to pieces

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Mottura C38

It has been a while since I added a category to blackbag, but now there is a new one called “cut to pieces”, and it is greatly inspired by the work of Peter Field.

On the “cut to pieces” image I share with you today is the inner working of the Mottura C38 lock. It is nice lock, that contains many nice features. Today I cover the magnetic pin. The pins in one of the chambers are not spring loaded, and gravity pulls the plug pin below sheer line. If the magnet in the key is at the right position, and has the right polarity, the magnetic pin in the house is pulled towards the key, also lifting the housing pin.

I hope the image(s) speaks for itself. (click on the image for a bigger version)

I am currently making quite a nice collection of images of various locking systems for my presentations and workshops. I will try to share some of the work here to keep you posted on what I am doing …