Arts & Museums
John M. Mossman Lock Collection
20 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
+1 212 840 1840
Displaying an extensive collection of locks and vaults used around the world, John M. Mossman Lock Collection is sure to impress you. The exhibits include samples from 4000 BC to the 20th Century. Among these are more than 370 locks, keys and other special tools required for locking. Also on display are rare made-to-order locks, and almost all these locks have been known to preserve money behind their doors and safes. Open for visits, the museum's collection belongs to John M. Mossman, who had also written 'Lure of the Lock' a well-researched book on the history and mechanisms of locks.