"Villainy Detected!" Crime and Consequences in Britain and America in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

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The strongroom keys of that period were monstrous engines, tortured with complex wards of every conceivable shape

Page 83 -- [Holland, Henry, W.]. "The science of garotting and housebreaking." Cornhill Magazine 7. Jan-June (1863): 79-92.
The jack-in-the-box was invented; a small compact article, and very portable, the use of which was to force the lock off, or rend the case sufficiently to allow its bolts to be drawn back.

Page 84 -- [Holland, Henry, W.]. "The science of garotting and housebreaking." Cornhill Magazine 7. Jan-June (1863): 79-92.
[instrument used by thiefs to drill into locks]

Page 85 -- [Holland, Henry, W.]. "The science of garotting and housebreaking." Cornhill Magazine 7. Jan-June (1863): 79-92.
[instrument used by thiefs to drill into locks]

Page 86 -- [Holland, Henry, W.]. "The science of garotting and housebreaking." Cornhill Magazine 7. Jan-June (1863): 79-92.
[a panel cutter, used by burglars for more quiet entries]

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