Look at the beautiful set of lock photographs in viveka’s my guilty pleasures, one of the blogs self loves! There’s a little history behind each lock.
She was posting for the tuesday photo challenge.
And here are self’s pictures of the locks in her wee cottage/house, 1250 square feet, good enough for a couple, built in the best, the absolute best neighborhood in Redwood City, CA, in 1939.
The original owner was Jack de Benedetti, who died at 90-something, in this house.
A developer bought it for a song, worked on it, then sold it to us in 1991.
He added a half-bath, but kept all the original bones of the house, and that included lots and lots of windows.
The locks on the windows are much in need of refurbishing, but heck the windows won’t even open. The wood has warped. In a way, that’s good, because the house is very safe (no burglars will be creeping in through the windows)
Without further ado: window locks on an old old house
Lock # 1
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.