[1113] The Lock Defeated By Feminism Before I Was Born
This was made by the American Coin Lock Company, and is covered by Patent 1,201,632.

  • That Goth Guy
    That Goth Guy

    Wow, we still have these things in the UK, but what they do is either have a single cubicle with a paid timer lock or they have gates on the entrance to the bathroom area using the sort of turnstiles you would get at a football game or subway entrance.

  • Saber Fox
    Saber Fox

    I remember these locks when I was a kid. I also remember people climbing over or crawling under the stall doors (or paying me to do so because they didn't have the right change).

  • OldBruce

    I like that feminism could seemingly only defeat a very flimsy, easy to defeat lock.

  • maxie fuqua
    maxie fuqua

    The idea of having to pay to use a public bathroom is absolutely asinine to me. I blows me away that this kind of stuff is somehow still not only common, but more or less standard pretty much all over europe. It truly makes no sense.

  • Jason Godwin
    Jason Godwin

    But please, tell me more about the "oppresshun" that type faces when they can get any lock they don't like banned.

    • David Michael
      David Michael

      What are you prattling on about?

  • Nate

    I wonder if these helped keep toilets a little cleaner? I have only seen this in 1 toilet in my life

  • Blue Boy
    Blue Boy

    $0.05 in 1920 = $0.67 in 2020

  • Teekay Fourtwoone
    Teekay Fourtwoone

    I remember them in Canada in the 70's. Not sure exactly when they disappeared.

  • My name is Tim, I'm a lesser known character
    My name is Tim, I'm a lesser known character

    There was a department store called Jamesway in NJ that had these on the bathroom doors in the early 1990s. They weren't on stall doors, but on the actual door to the mens and womens bathroom, so you had to put in a dime just to get in. They weren't the same exact locks you have but similar and more modern looking.

  • Casey Neil
    Casey Neil

    I mean did feminism really need to defeat a lock that could be opened with a hairpin, of which women carried in abundance?

  • ArchangelExile

    That is gross.

  • mumin miah
    mumin miah

    Today's FeMiNeStS* deserve it.At this point they are just trying to make women supreme.DOWN WITH THE fEmInIsTs!Glory to Arstotzka!! *The reason FeMiNiStS was put like this is because that is how it deserves to be spelled.

  • X Y Z
    X Y Z

    pick a chastity lock!

  • Trey Best
    Trey Best

    The women’s rights movement was a mistake... Yeah I said it.

    • David Michael
      David Michael

      "Yeah I said it." I don't think women have too much to worry about...

  • Emir López
    Emir López

    Look at this photograph, Everytime I see it it makes me cry.

  • William Guile
    William Guile

    If the genders were really equal, women would've just gone outside and peed on a bush like a man if they didn't want to pay.

  • Alexandra Delliou
    Alexandra Delliou

    2020: 5140

  • Kaliss

    So the lock was defeated by men who supported womens rights you mean?


    Nickelback lol they had some good songs.

  • Dylan Campbell
    Dylan Campbell

    Just sitting on the shitter and hearing "This is the Lock Picking Lawyer..." right out front would help me get my business done faster because I don't wanna get caught with my pants down. LOL

  • Don Wells
    Don Wells

    now lets talk about womens wrongs LPL

  • Gee Willickers
    Gee Willickers

    GD pink hairs ruin everything.

  • hitchhiker42

    Pay toilets are still common in Europe. The toilets at Saint Stephens Green Shopping Center in Dublin, Ireland, and the Copenhagen Central Train Station in Denmark are pay only. You have to give 50 cents to an attendant outside, but everyone has to pay to get in, both men and women. The argument is that you’re paying for the attendants to keep it clean and to keep the heroin junkies out.

  • TZO

    Quickest way to have someone take a dump on your front entryway is to use one of these locks.

  • Theodore Delezene
    Theodore Delezene

    for men, this lock is easily bypassed by just crapping in the urinal.

    • Viele Worte
      Viele Worte

      Just out of spite

  • alfonz müller
    alfonz müller

    feminism destroying everything since 1920 lol :D

  • TheJpmuzz

    First time I saw one of these was in California back in the early 90's

  • BadHombre

    What a shitty lock.

  • AshenSkywalker

    You have to pay to use the restroom in some countries I’ve been to at airports and train stations

  • Jason89

    no one wants the Nickelback X) !! jk

  • David Giza
    David Giza

    I remember these as a kid. Then they were gone.

  • M. W.
    M. W.

    In Germany, we have solved this differently: You need to insert a coin at a barrier before you even get to the man-woman separation. Everyone pays, nobody complains, and the companies make .50 to 2 € per visit of the porcelain throne. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why german inventions are the best in the world: We dont "fix" the problem, we overcomplicate it and solve it with the help of at least three engeneers, two government officials, and twelve high-pay outside professionals.

  • Candy Cotton
    Candy Cotton

    Imagine having to pay 5c just to pee because you’re a woman.... imagine having to pay 25c just to get a pad because you’re a woman.... hm... what’s really changed?

  • Attack444 444
    Attack444 444

    "Lets try to get my NICKELBACK"

  • Isaac

    he said nickleback

  • KaydenPlays

    These Kinda Still Exist In The UK At Beaches Except They Are More Modern Looking And Fashionable, Cost 60p To GO In

  • Aiden Rakow
    Aiden Rakow

    I don't care if the door locks in the bathroom, I care if the walls are actual walls

  • Mike Westfall
    Mike Westfall

    "Here I sit, all broken-hearted. Paid my dime, but only farted."

  • Hello?

    It's 1920, your in the bathroom stall. Suddenly you hear, "Click out of one, nothing on two..."

  • Blaze Rocker
    Blaze Rocker

    As urinals had no doors they could not use locks, thus people took their dumps in the urinals. With urinal cleaning time being both costly and a considerable hassle the toilet locks were removed. Ultimately, the pay locks were defeated by human waste.

  • Barnabás Nagy
    Barnabás Nagy

    Interesting how anyone who knew the safety opener up in the corner could've gotten into the toilet for free. It's disguised as a keyhole but you didn't need a key at all to open it, a simple hairpin would've done the trick.

  • Dino Nuggets
    Dino Nuggets

    Can you show us how to open vending machines?

  • Hope Filled Sinner
    Hope Filled Sinner

    There I sat broken hearted paid my penny and only farted.

  • River Shen
    River Shen

    Damn nickelback.

  • Jeff Winter
    Jeff Winter

    Pay, toilet.... Excuse you?

  • Justin Bohner
    Justin Bohner

    They should have kept the locks and increased the price to keep women at home.

    • David Michael
      David Michael

      @Justin Bohner Poor old you

    • Justin Bohner
      Justin Bohner

      @David Michael Translation for your comment : "I'm a spineless beggar who wants to be ruled by weaklings"

    • David Michael
      David Michael

      Translation: "Women intimidate me"

  • Boondy Woondy
    Boondy Woondy

    Nickel back imao

  • John Solo
    John Solo

    Aw man, I was hoping you were going to tell us that women in the old days came up with a clever way to circumvent these locks.

  • Sophie Robinson
    Sophie Robinson

    Greyhound bus station, Birmingham AL, 1977. you needed a quarter. I sent my little boy under the door.

  • Rhewin

    It was weird to me when I went to the UK and public toilets had turn styles to get in.

  • mark boggs
    mark boggs

    Women did not want to piss standing up, so the men had to pay for it...

  • Collin Rhoades
    Collin Rhoades

    “Let’s get my nickel back” *sings* look at this anti feminine crap

  • Feynman981

    You want to get your Nickel-back without looking at this photograph? Bold!

  • The Potato
    The Potato

    women: "why women need to pay more for public toilet entry? we need equal rights!!!" men: "Well, you're welcomed to pee without walls like us..."

  • Thomas Watton
    Thomas Watton

    Hi LockPickingLawyer in a museum about 1 hour away from me I found a similar lock to that.

  • bcblom

    A cup of coffee is still only 5¢ at Wall Drug!

  • Nani ???
    Nani ???


  • Chris

    These videos make me weird af. Anytime I see a keyhole, I have to check it out and see how easy it would be to pick. Someone help. I can't stop opening random locks (I lock them back up dont worry)

  • Kenny

    I honestly didn’t see any issue with this lock at all, up until I found out you had to pay to use it. That is pretty messed up lol.

  • Dirt Addiction
    Dirt Addiction

    lol he said Nickelback

  • Jake Blanton
    Jake Blanton

    I can remember some stores having pay toilets, but it was to get into the restroom, not for each stall. I can even remember a McDonald's in downtown having one, but I think that was mainly to keep out the street bums...

  • Jose C
    Jose C

    Lol love the title, I thought it was going to be opened just by nagging at it

  • Cgeta4

    Nowadays, instead of a lock, they have an old laldy at the entrance with a plate lol

  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith

    Pfffff in most towns in the UK it costs you 20p to use public toilets. No 20p .... no pee.

  • Cobalt

    According to www.usinflationcalculator.com/ 5 cents in 1913 is worth about $1.31 now.

  • Juan Pablo Hernández
    Juan Pablo Hernández

    Haha, he said Nickelback.

  • dash4800

    Am I the only one who wants to install one of these on my guest bathroom door?

  • Jason Updike
    Jason Updike

    It was only about 15 years ago that I encountered a bathroom at an El Pollo Loco that had a coin operated lock.

  • Creatip

    Imagine seeing this lock when you have explosive diarrhea.....

  • BlueCassio

    Honestly, why the hell were people ever being charged for using the fucking bathroom?

  • Ivan Mikhailov
    Ivan Mikhailov

    Locks like this are still in use in Germany.

  • Sam Mas
    Sam Mas

    I remember pay toilets used to be called a Johnny Cash.

  • Melvin Woods
    Melvin Woods

    Beginning: Was banned because of gender equality wasn't put mens bathrooms. Me: Makes sense, sucks for guys who don't get these nice big locks in there bathrooms women must have loved these. *Puts nickel in slot* Me: ooooooh........

  • xaero5150

    ewww, he wants nickleback. Get the torches!

  • Ramblings of an Old Man
    Ramblings of an Old Man

    back in the 1970's there was a gas station in Helen, Ga. that had pay locks on the bathroom doors. It was 10 cents to unlock. No discrimination as it was on the door to get in and not the toilet stall. I had a large family, mom, stepdad, 1 sis 2 bros, and 3 step bros. I was the 2nd one in and when I came out and was holding the door, everyone else was standing around and talking. I stood there and held the door open. waiting. I even said "NEXT!" I waited for about 30 seconds, No one moved. I let the door shut, and they all started yelling at me for letting the door close. An hour later when I spoke, I felt like E.F. Hutton. If you remember the old slogan "when E.F. Hutton speaks, people listen".

  • Gary Hart
    Gary Hart

    What is the Secondary 'hardly a lock' for ?

  • Chiquen Sczitt
    Chiquen Sczitt

    What a dumb reason to get rid of these

  • C R I Z L A
    C R I Z L A

    (in the UK)- Where the term "spend a penny" was coined.

  • SkizVids

    You pick the lock I tie a string around the coin and my finger and pull the coin back out like Mr Krabs. We are the same

  • Kieran Jackson
    Kieran Jackson

    Me: *sees title* Me: "The lock couldn't take any more shot"

  • Nina DeLarroque
    Nina DeLarroque

    I love the variety you have in your videos. Its not always just about beating the "strongest" lock. A little bit of interesting history. Thank you!

  • Mr Schmorgus
    Mr Schmorgus

    I don't get it. Most public restrooms in Sweden have those, not as old but same thing.

  • Syber-VHS

    ''let's get my nickel back'' **suddenly have the urge to listen to Photograph and Savin' Me**

  • Sanji! The Cigarette Smoking Simp
    Sanji! The Cigarette Smoking Simp

    1:23 lol he said Nickelback

  • SomeOddball

    You have a nice day too!

  • logan

    Did anyone else expect him to pick it with some sort of women's hygiene product like a tampon?

  • Leo

    In Germany you have to pay for using the bathrooms at most gas stations at the Autobahn. Many other public bathrooms have a plate at the entrance where you are supposed to leave a tip (50 cents - 2 Euros) after you used the toilet.

  • Zorro9129

    Tbh I think they were just looking for an excuse not to pay to use the bathroom.

  • Wind Fire
    Wind Fire

    I notice there are no ads on this channel. Is he not monetized?

  • Ragnarrahl

    So the coffee cost the same whether it was going in or going out.

  • FuzzyBelle

    Bruh imagine having to pay to pee! It's not like that's something you litteraly can't control! XD

  • Trevor Smith
    Trevor Smith

    If you charge to use a toilet, you deserve to step on a lego.

  • The Nimble Ninja
    The Nimble Ninja

    I never knew they had locks like that before. Wow.

  • Nate Newman
    Nate Newman

    LPL, are your newer videos sped up a bit? They sound higher pitched than the ones from years ago.

  • Mike Lamb
    Mike Lamb

    I believe those locks disappeared from stall doors in my home town because they would get beaten on severely and often broke off a chunk of door too! lol

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    T̲e̲x̲t̲ ̲T̲R̲A̲M̲P̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲8̲8̲0̲2̲2̲

    Look at how the exit knob is stained brown...

  • Terncote

    There were locks like this on the showers at a holiday camp we went to when I was a kid. It was easy to retract the bolt with a wire coat hanger.

  • Entrippy

    I just thought of so many ways to beat a system no longer used by anyone

  • Ado Waaat
    Ado Waaat


  • Quoth the Raven
    Quoth the Raven

    Unfortunately, pay turnstiles are still common in german public toilets. It would be cool if LPL showed us a way to get past them...