this is one of those instances where the drawer full of keys which you threw out a while back would have come in handy. I applaud you in getting a lock open with a paper clip - have you got any other such diaries/volumes whose keys might work??
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[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Ruth MacLeod
Sent: 06 April 2009 12:37
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Subject: Locked diaries
I've recently come across a collection of diaries, and would quite like to get them catalogued. Sadly, the writer was a security-conscious type - they're locked and we don't have the key...
I can't quite believe I'm asking this, but is anyone prepared to admit that they know how to pick a lock?! Surely somewhere on the list is someone with a sufficiently criminal mind? (I've tried with a paper clip, which has opened one of them)
All suggestions gratefully received! (Post them to the list, we all want to know really)
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