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Nordmende smallest combination lock…..

Ich habe in meiner Sammlung ein Zahlenkombinationsschloss der Firma Nordmende, was sicher ein Nebenprodukt der Firma war.

I have in my collection a very interesting and rare combination lock from the Nordmende company, which does not exist anymore.

Lock production was a side kick in the production line. Nordmende was famous for TVs and radios.

Das Schloss ist hoch komplex und ich traue mich nicht es auseinanderzunehmen, da es extrem schwierig wieder zusammenzubauen sein soll.

Leider ist die Bedienung so kompliziert, daß sich das Schloss nie am Markt etabliert hat, somit ist es ein seltenes Sammlerstück.

The lock is very complicated in design and I do not dare disassembling it, as it is almost impossible to get it back together.

Too bad that the operation is very uncomfortable, so the lock never made it into the market with big quantities. That makes it a rare collectors piece.

Die möglichen Kombinationen sollen mehr als 4 Millonen betragen !!!

Possible combinations are more than 4 millions !!!

Wer an den technischen Details interessiert ist kann sich die Patentschrift ansehen.

Whoever is interested in the technical details can have a look at the patent.

Hier die Bedienungsanleitung

Here is the manual unfotunately only in german.


Als Größenvergleich ein standard Zahlenkombinationsschloss. For comparison of the size a standard combination lock.




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  1. mh says

    Very very nice, as usual 🙂

    It seems that this lock has a keyspace of 2^22 = 4194304 variations, i.e. when programming it you could switch 22 elements to either up or down.

    I wonder though if you could *hear* when you turn one step “too far”?


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