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Advert for Woodsford's Patent Keyless Locked Pocket

Advert for Woodsford's Patent Keyless Locked Pocket

Printer: Garraway

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Evan.5131

Item number: 5131

Genre: Leaflet

Although such things are difficult to measure, most historians agree that there was less crime in Victorian England than there had been at any time before, and that crime in general continued to decline into the 20th century. Property crime made up 90% of all offences recorded during the Victorian era, and there was much less violent crime. Despite these figures people were obviously still concerned about security and safety on the streets, hence the demand for innovations such as this. This is an advert for an internal secure pocket that could be fitted into suit jackets.

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