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Post Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:17 pm

Locks in Dominican Republic

I've been on holidays in the Dominican republic and had a lot of fun. I took some pictures to lock related stuff and also got a souvenir.

First of all, here is my souvenir, that I personally took off a safe that was going trashed, with two non working keys.

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Here is a strange lock for an electric box outside a house. THere were many different models, but this one caught my attention since there's no keyway.

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I went to a hardware store and found some locks, but nothing interesting or made locally.

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I also visited the house of Cristoforo Colombo son, located in Santo Domingo city.

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It was full of decorated safes, lockable boxes and cabinets.

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The box on the right has an amazing locking mechanism, with a dozen of bolts moved at once by the key
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The box at the bottom of the bed was made of elephant leather and steel
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Doors and windows here have bars all around them, and more than one lock.

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And here is a saint out of a church, I guess he's St. Peter with the Paradise keys.

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Cheers :)

PS: since we are here, anybody knows what those strange pipes are? Just the bigger bus had them. I've never seen something like those.

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Post Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:09 pm

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Neat, thank you for the pictures.
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Post Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:35 pm

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Heaven's gate has a warded lock? Cool, might get in after all then!
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Post Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:33 pm

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the pipes on the bus wheels seem to be for the air pressure ... old technique !
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Post Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:04 pm

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Lol@ Heaven's Gate! Cool pics Fem. I love those old treasure boxes (I forgot the real name of them). Some of them are works of art, beautiful things.
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Post Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:07 am

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I've seen those pipes on a garbage truck while we were refueling.
Was curious too and asked the driver what they were. Indeed, as Froggy suggested, they are to
maintain proper tire air pressure, for economy; tires and fuel.

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Post Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:36 am

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Yep, I must keep some picks on me for that heaven door... :mrgreen:

Thanks for the info about the tires. I imagine there's a lot of friction between the static and the rotating parts, if those must be air tight. Maybe that's the reason why they abandoned that technique. The idea of having a vehicle with self regulating air pressure is still around, for example the hummer has it, but I see no pipes around it.
I've just found a video on how the old system works, between 6' and 7' 20'' there's the "kinematic valve" installation, interesting.

Cheers :)
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Post Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:44 am

Re: Locks in Dominican Republic

WOW cool stuff. i like that electric box lock.. i wonder if it uses one of those universal plunger keys they use here too.
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Post Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:49 am

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I think that the universal plunger key would work. They don't produce locks there so it's imported, probably from the US.

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Post Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:25 pm

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Thanks for the lock safari!

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