Unlocking Adventure: The Autobiography of a World-famous Locksmith

Unlocking Adventure The Autobiography of a World famous Locksmith Charles Courtney s fingers which have been insured for have led him into adventures as fantastic entertaining and nerve tingling as any in our day Mr Courtney is the world s highest paid

  • Title: Unlocking Adventure: The Autobiography of a World-famous Locksmith
  • Author: CharlesCourtney
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Charles Courtney s fingers which have been insured for 100,000.00 have led him into adventures as fantastic, entertaining, and nerve tingling as any in our day Mr Courtney is the world s highest paid safe cracker His jobs take him wherever there is a safe no one else can crack The safes of Kaiser Wilhelm, the chests that held the crown jewels of the Romanoffs, the sCharles Courtney s fingers which have been insured for 100,000.00 have led him into adventures as fantastic, entertaining, and nerve tingling as any in our day Mr Courtney is the world s highest paid safe cracker His jobs take him wherever there is a safe no one else can crack The safes of Kaiser Wilhelm, the chests that held the crown jewels of the Romanoffs, the strong boxes that ex King Alfonso of Spain brought with him when he escaped to France, are but a few which have yielded to Mr Courtney s fingers Some of his most spine chilling adventures have been on the floor of the sea he unlocked the safes of the Egypt, topedoed during WWI with a cargo of gold and diamonds, and was hired by sir Basil Zaharoff to work on the wreck of the British cruiser Hampshire The team of divers found the gold she was carrying but met a catastrophe that killed all but Charles Courtney.

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    1. The writing style is dated, reminiscent of the crime story in the Sunday News, but still a good read as a "true adventure" story. I noticed only one error in my area of expertise on page 99 where the author describes Linus Yale, Sr.'s, first quaint little lock shop surrounded by a white picket fence saying that it was located in Middletown, Connecticut. While Linus Yale, Sr was born in Connecticut, his quaint little lock shop was located in New York. A couple anecdotes were a little vague if you [...]

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