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Daniel Idzkowski (Polish and American, born 1989) and Yves Perrenoud (Swiss), SkunkLock, Inc. (San Francisco, California, USA, founded 2016); Carbon hardened steel, plastic, rubber, ceramic; Museum purchase

 

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2018

0203, SkunkLock, 2018

SkunkLock is a U-shaped metal bicycle lock painted with black and white stripes. Although SkunkLock looks like a standard lock, it releases a putrid smell when broken, causing a would-be bicycle thief to gag or even vomit on the spot. SkunkLock was created by Daniel Idzkowski and Yves Perrenoud, two avid cyclists living in San Francisco. They funded their invention via Kickstarter.

Daniel Idzkowski (Polish and American, born 1989) and Yves Perrenoud (Swiss), SkunkLock, Inc. (San Francisco, California, USA, founded 2016); Carbon hardened steel, plastic, rubber, ceramic; Museum purchase
  • Lock, ca. 1775
  • steel, fire-gilt bronze.
  • Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.
  • 1909-25-30-a
  • Lock
  • Gift of the C. Helme and Alice B. Strater Collection.
  • 1976-1-127

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