New Aaron M. Fish lock museum

If you are visiting Montreal in the future, be sure to take time to visit the Aaron M. Fish Lock Museum and Educational Centre. For anyone new to the locksmith industry Mr. Fish began business as a teenager working for his uncle and delivering key blanks to local stores in Montreal. From this humble beginning Mr. Fish eventually developed the Ilco Unican Company and owned key-related companies across the globe.

Aaron Fish has now opened a lock museum which holds some of his prized possessions many of which are works of art. Locks of all ages are on display spanning time periods from 60 A.D. to the present time. Replicas of old Roman wooden locks designed hundreds of years B.C are also displayed. The goal of the museum is to show the evolution of locks from wooden materials to the electronic lock types of today.

Lock related items such as antique key duplicating machines, chess sets with key-shaped figures and sculptures formed using keys as the material are all on display. Many first edition books with a key theme are in the museum collection including the interesting autobiography by Aaron Fish called “Under Lock & Key.” A principal goal of the Aaron M. Fish Museum is to become an educational centre and interest new generations in the security industry as a career. For further information contact:


Feb 2018