Farmer's padlocks Farmer Erich Pehrsson’s clever padlocks Starting in the 17th century, farmers in many places in Sweden began developing a range of artisan crafts, particularly ironworking, textiles, and woodworking, produced by family members on the farm. One example was farmer Erik (Erich) Persson (1707–1794), in the village of Bollsjö in Dalarna. The Nordic Museum’s collections include some of the padlocks he designed and manufactured himself. His two sons, Anders and Jakob, also learned and practiced their father’s trade. Today’s locks and security solutions Welcome to ASSA ABLOY’s product pages for more information about today’s locks, access control, mobile keys with NFC, door automatics and more. In the ASSA ABLOY solution pages you can experience lock and security solutions for any door opening.