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Query - “Scott Ross locking”

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Query - “Scott Ross locking”

Unread postby Flipper_T_Rox » Mon Dec 4, 2017 11:59 am

Hi all,

Has anybody got any information on a mechanical locking system referred to as “Scott Ross” please ?

The RSCo installed it extensively on the GCR’s London Extension in the late 1890’s. It was described variously in the invoices as “Scott Ross locking” or “Special locking”, and cost 15 shillings a lever extra.

Despite fairly extensive searching online, I cannot find much information, one of the few “hits” being a passing mention in a thread on this site. It appears likely that it was a form of sequential locking. Any further info which anyone can offer would be gratefully received.

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Re: Query - “Scott Ross locking”

Unread postby RichardH » Mon Dec 4, 2017 2:55 pm

Raynar Wilson covers this in some detail in his mechanical volume, with drawings and an example of its use.
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Re: Query - “Scott Ross locking”

Unread postby Flipper_T_Rox » Tue Dec 5, 2017 3:34 pm

Thanks Richard, I am not at all surprised that that august gentleman had something on the matter. Regretably I do not have access to that publication currently. Would it be possible for you, or perhaps another contributor, to share a very brief description please, just to satisfy my curiosity ? I am sure Henry would not mind you paraphrasing his work, he has been dead for 81 years.

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Re: Query - “Scott Ross locking”

Unread postby MRFS » Tue Dec 5, 2017 4:24 pm

Happy to scan the various bits - PM me an email address and I'll sort now.
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