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Like many timeless inventions, the oldest locks were developed by the ancient Egyptians thousands of years ago.
There are six main designs of lock that are used in a majority of doors and a few more that are used for other purposes.
In some places of the world during the Medieval Era, town guards would have the keys to the homes, not the owners.
The earliest locks were made of wood rather than metal, and were large and bulky.
Pad locks were very popular among merchants and travelers and were often intricately and beautifully decorated.