The Rudimentary Treatise on the Construction of Locks was penned by locksmith Alfred C. Hobbes, shedding light on early lock construction. He acknowledged the rising debate over discussing the security/insecurity of locks, arguing for disclosure in the name of innovation:
> In respect to lock-making, there can scarcely be such a thing as dishonesty of intention: the inventor produces a lock which he honestly thinks will possess such and such qualities; and he declares his belief to the world. If others differ from him in opinion concerning those qualities, it is open to them to say so; and the discussion, truthfully conducted, must lead to public advantage: the discussion stimulates curiosity, and curiosity stimulates invention.
This would earmark the beginnings of the debate on revealing the insecurities of security solutions for the sake of improving security.