Science: Cocky Locksmith

When cocky Locksmith Charles Courtney of Manhattan, founder-president of the American Association of Master Locksmiths, sailed last month for Europe, he said he was off to pick a lock, where or for whom he did not know. Observers guessed it might be a rusted lock on a treasure chest hauled from the sunken Egypt by the Italian salvage ship Artiglio II (TIME, June 20). Never having met the lock that could resist him, Master Courtney, who first learned his trade at the door of his mother's jam closet, expected no trouble. Last week, back...

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