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A lock removed from an old works entrance... The lock was hanging off a wooden post, upended railway sleeper. Obvoiusly my curiosity got the better of me and I had to search for some information regarding this most unique find... My office staff thought I was mad as I brought this rusting clump of steel into our offices!!!. It was taken to the workshop where the brass plate was cleaned up! revealing number 35 and endorsed with the lockmakers name, being. Samuel Parker and Sons, of Willenhall, This led me to google where I managed to find out that the lock was "in-fact" Number 35 made by them!!! it was made in 1927 and sold to the Mold Tin Plate Company, the predecessors of our site... The Parker family are also well known, being the founder companies of Locksmiths known today, Chubb, Union and Yale, the most famous... V1 is the front, whilst V2 is the rear...

With this upload I will leave the EPZ family... I will call in from time to time and cast a vote. I feel the site is losing "it's appeal"... For me this was a voting, critique, banter site... Yet nobody seems to vote anymore, or it may just be that my images aren't worthy of votes, lol...

Thanks for my clicks and comments for all of my previous uploads, everyone genuinely appreciated...

Kind Ragards all,
MartinWink

Brand:Apple
Camera:Apple iPhone 4S
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Aug 2012 - 12:27 PM
Focal Length:4.3mm
Aperture:f/2.4
Shutter Speed:1/24sec
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:No 35...
Username:martinjp martinjp
Uploaded:30 Aug 2012 - 3:07 PM
Tags:1927, General, Lock, Samuel Parker...
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phil1963
phil1963 e2 Member 2265 forum postsphil1963 vcard United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 3:10 PM

very worthy,gets my vote MartinSmile

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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 3:11 PM

appreciated Phil...Wink

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 3:13 PM

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please dont go!

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64470 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 3:23 PM

I do like the background used. Very suitable.
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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 3:26 PM

Thanks Chris, its the inside of a cardbord box...Wink, just thought it would add extra texture.Wink

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 3:28 PM

I noticed immediately in the thumbnail that, when seen very small, the staple resembles the claw on a rather aggressive but rusty crab!
When reversed (V2) a tragic face appears on the body of the lock, like a circus clown weeping.
The whole padlock is remarkably beautiful and the background information fascinating.

I'm so sorry to read that you're leaving us, Martin, even if the break is incomplete. I find I am communicating less and less with other members, except for a handful or two: the active membership has grown unwieldy, I look at more and more images every day and find less and less to say, even on my Connections' photos. A glib comment I find worse than no comment at all. As the man said, So it goes.

I for one will miss you.

Regards
Bill

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 3:40 PM

So sorry to hear you are leaving us, Martin, things change, not always for the better, but it's sad that the appeal of ePZ has waned for you. I do hope you will re-consider, but you must do what you feel is right for you. Carol

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 3:51 PM

Yes Martin, it will be a shame to see you go
but maybe after awhile you may be back hopefully
I decided that I put on photographs that appeal to me now...and hope that some will hopefully
appeal to others, and have made many friends now too
I like the textures you have on this and going for the
lovely colours captured and so well presented
good luck in whatever you do next with your photos, and just enjoy!Smile
Lillian

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JohnChambersPhotography

Good capture Martin great detail very well captured, and I found the intro very interesting good for you to look up where it came from , you did and now we have. Come back soon better still stay......and be part of the rust company....lol

John

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 4:45 PM

Sorry to hear you are leaving Martin,
and fine ''farewell'' shots too.
We all have different reasons for being on the site,
and it is fair comment that you are not finding it worthwhile anymore.
You will probably know I am on here for the ''banter''.
If for example I got an e-mail from the ''powers that be'' saying I MUST
take the site more seriously,then I too would probably leave !!
Haste yeh back !!
Mick.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 5:23 PM

Some excellent info thanks to your research and great textures in both images. Sad to see you are heading off but as I too am not over inspired by the site at the moment, you may well have company, all be it at a distance!! Take care and continue with your great images regardless. Best wishes to Bev.

Ann

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 283 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 5:43 PM

Hi Martin, i am a relativley new member and i have enjoyed seeing your work and will be sad to see you leave. If the site was better in the past, i wish i had been a member earlier.
To date, the members i have encountered since joining have been amazing.
Good luck anyway.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
Ps, Great record shots of the lock, a real piece of history and well explained. The rust boys will luv it.Wink

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susanbarton
30 Aug 2012 - 5:51 PM

I love the time and trouble you went to to find out about the lock well worth it amazing what you can Google! Bet you can't stay away for long Tongue This site is adictive even if you take the occasional break WinkWinkYou will be missed

Susan

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
30 Aug 2012 - 7:13 PM

Interesting image Martin and some good info too. I also don't like this site much anymore, I prefer Flickr nowadays. Take care and don't forget to visit the Tin Shed next time you are in Laugharne Wink

Roly.

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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 8:52 PM

Cheers Roly, next month I'm back... If your around Laugharne i'll buy you a beer!!!😉

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 9:02 PM

Great images of the lock backed up wih your research.
As a newish member I find I learn a lot on the site.
it is very time consuming voting for all those I've chosen to connect to
and other images I like when I've time to view.
Can't compare what it was like before but the knowledge learned is worth it for me.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2012 - 11:21 PM

Fantastic images Martin. Sorry to learn that your leaving the site. I too have noticed that a lot of members on here with the exceptions of a dedicated few do not bother to vote on other photographs. Come back soon
Jim

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8773 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1604 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 8:34 PM

You will be missed, Martin. I hate goodbyes.
10/10 for your research on this old lock, I love mysteries, but love them better when they're solved.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 7:46 AM

A good bit of detective work and shot -
Quote: I hate goodbyes.

- me too

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 5:53 PM

I myself have been away allmost all the summer because of family problems, but it still makes me sad to read that you leave epz - I hope it is just a break and you'll be back someday. I always appreciated your comments.
Please don't go for good.
Johanna


PS. With all this I forgot to say, that these are two very well detailed images with some good textures.

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A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 7:37 PM

interesting subject well portrayed, very interesting story.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 1:48 PM

I will miss U Martin. Yes U r right, but there are people who do not hanker for votes. You are going to leave them too. Please don't lock yourself.

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