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Jan 30, 2009

"DRAGON, GRIFFIN" PADLOCK

I never have sen a padlock with this design before. Guess it does not come up for auction very often:



Lock is 2 1/2" tall and 1 3/4" wide. A dragon is embossed on the front. EAGLE LOCK CO. TERRYVILLE, CONN. U.S.A. is stamped on theback. No damage to this lock, it just shows its' age. It works fine and the shackle springs open when the key is operated. An excellent lock for your collection. - eBay

This padlock sold for $96 (Plus $2 Shipping).
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US Bureau of Industrial Alcohol Seal Padlock

The following is a seal lock used by the United States Bureau of Industrial Alcohol Seal Padlock during prohabition times:






Offered here is an old, but mint condition brass lock marked Slaymaker, Lanc. PA. It's in perfect working condition at 2 1/2" wide by 3 3/4" long by 3/4" deep. Markings include: U.S. B.I.R. The front "cap" slides easily to your left to access the key hole, and the key, marked 12038/just like the lock, fits perfectly and turns smoothly. When opened fully, the "cap" area drops down as shown in the photos. Please use the click to enlarge feature, as this item isn't returnable. It's a heavy piece and shipping cost must reflect that issue. - eBay

This lock sold for $204.05 (Plus $8.50 Shipping). I have one other lock of this type posted here: Alcohol Prohibition Slaymaker Seal Lock. that lock went for $200.50.
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HIATT 4010 C CLOSED END Big Mans Handcuffs

Interesting variation in making the bows solid. Definately much more heavy duty.





unused HIATT model 4010 - C - CLOSED END set of handcuffs complete with their original key..... this model is OBSOLETE as HIATT stopped making them years ago & they were only made for a couple of years........CLOSED END means that the cuff will NOT swing all the way thru, so once locked, a key MUST be used to get them open. - eBay

This set of handcuffs sold for $56 (Plus $10 shipping).
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Jan 29, 2009

Another Manhole Cover Key

It was listed as an "ANTIQUE HUGE BRASS SKELETON LOCK KEY 6 INCH 1/2LB KEY", but it sure looks like a manhole cover key.





THIS UNUSUAL LARGE BRASS SKELETON KEY MEASURES 6 INCHES LONG AND 4 INCHES WIDE. IT HAS A (D) STAMPED ON ONE SIDE AND A (S) I THINK STAMPED ON OTHER SIDE OF HANDLE. IT IS VERY HEAVY 1/2LB OR MORE. I AM NOT SURE WHAT THIS FITS. NEVER SEEN ONE LIKE THIS. GREAT KEY FOR ANY LOCK COLLECTION. - eBay


I already listed one here. I listed this one because this one sold. It sold for $9.99 (Plus $4.55 Shipping).
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No-Key Brass Combination Padlock with Combination and Box

Here is another great example of the No-Key combination lock. This one comes complete with combination and the original box:






This is an old brass no key padlock. It was made by "The Edwards Mfg. Co. Cinn. O. Pat 9-17-07 04-27-09" (marked on the shackle). The body is marked No-Key Trademark. It has 8 buttons that stick out from the front to the back. If you press one of the numbers up and two numbers down at the same time it will open.

It comes with the original combination paper and box.

Measurements are 2 3/4" H by 1 7/8" W - eBay


This lock sold for $277.97 (Plus $5.60 Shipping). Seems that there is a $100+ premium if the lock comes with an original box. There was another similar auction recently (See: No-Key - 'New' in Box). That one also went for $277. Did someone else see that auction and put in the high bid for that lock making it the going price?
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Jan 28, 2009

1920s WINCHESTER PADLOCK "RAREST MODEL"

There is rare, and then there is rare and expensive. I suspect that this lock got the bids it did partly because it was manufactured by Winchester.



Up for auction is the rarest of all Winchester padlocks. This lock can be found on page 661 of the standard catalog of Winchester and is in excellent working condition with no rust or corrosion and The shackle and dust cover have very strong spring tension. This is the toughest Winchester lock to find and is usually the one lock that everyone needs to complete there Winchester lock collection. It comes with its original key. As is with all of my auctions This lock is gaurenteed to be original and authentic and not reproduction junk. Please check out my other auctions as I am listing many rare Winchester items this week. They are doubles from my collection from trying to upgrade. - eBay


So here is a good example of the cost of finishing that lock collection. Me, I prefer to collect locks that I find appealing. This does not even look vey nice, other than as something to fill the hole in the collection.

This lock sold for $1,010.99 (Plus $7.50 Shipping).
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Marlin Fire Arms Co. 1st. Model handcuffs

Bottleneck handcuffs are great. I have still to find the right set for me. This pair is in great condition:








Up for auction is this exquisite pair of First Model MARLIN handcuffs in impeccable condition. The cuffs have their original bright nickel finish, and would be considered in fine condition, and are accompanied by an original Marlin handcuff key! Each lock case is marked as follows; MARLIN FIRE ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CT. USA. . This first model is distinguishable by the bulbous lock case.

There are a few very minute areas that have a spot of darkness or discoloration. I have done my best to photograph these areas. Please keep in mind that some of the images were taken with a Super Macro lens, and these pictures appear more dramatic than to the naked eye. The cuffs were very hard to photograph because of the bright nickel is highly reflective.

The cuffs are very clean, and do not have any grim or dirt in the locks, hinges, or ratchet groves.

This is a VERY RARE opportunity for someone to acquire this very desirable pair of Marlin Fire Arms Co. handcuffs in high end collector condition. In 30 years of collecting, this is only the second pair in this condition I have seen! - eBay

and:


Question & Answer
Q: Would you mind telling me what you mean by these being first models by the bulbous lock case, exactly what is that or what do you mean? Both first and second models look similar. Both obviously have the bottle neck looking locks. I know the first models have three chain links instead of the barrel link of the second models and the bottle neck part is a little larger then the second models of 1910 or so. Thanks, Mike Jan-16-09


A: Hello Mike. The lock case is the bottle shape portion. The three rings are not a definitive way to determine the difference between a first and second model. I have had several second model Marlins with the smaller lock case or bottleneck. All first model Marlins did have a larger diameter (bulbous) lock case or bottleneck that the hasp is secured by. Hope this helps, Shawn


This set had a high bid of $577.76 (Plus $10.50 Shipping) but failed to go above the reserve price.


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Jan 27, 2009

Super-Heavy Chinese-Made Cuffs

Very interesting and really good overkill in terms of restraint, which makes it really cool:






The listing can be found here (Eiserne Handschellen-POLIZEI-Sammlerst├╝ck China NEW) but the listing is in German. These would be nicer if they had true locks instead of what appears to be a concealed screw lock.

These cuffs are listed with a 'Buy-it-Now' price of 289 Euros / $383 (Plus 32 Euros Shipping).
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More Horseshoe Padlocks - II

Here are some more recent horseshoe padlock auctions:

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Horse Shoe "Good Luck" Padlock



This lock was made by Barnes Manufacturing Company. It is of brass construction and measures 2 3/4 inches high by 2 inches wide. I do not have a key for this lock. - eBay
This lock sold for $15 (Plus $5 Shipping).

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RARE BRASS ANTIQUE GOOD LUCK LOCK 1879 & Key


"RARE BRASS 1879 (almost 130 years old) GOOD LUCK LOCK with KEY"

Has Pat.d June 24, 1879 engraved on front & what looks like Barnes Manufacture on back.

COLLECTABLE FROM MY PERSONAL COLLECTION VERY RARE FIND!!

No visible damge in good condition, lock & key are fully operational. (may be cleaned by new owner).

MEASURES : 7.5cms x 5.5cms wide x 1cm deep - eBay

This lock was offered via 'Buy-it-Now' for $47.92 (With free Shipping) but failed to sell. It was relisted here for the same price but failed to sell that time also.

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Antique - "Good Luck" Padlock - Brass lock



This Brass "GOOD LUCK" lock is in nice condition. (there are a few small dings on one side). The key and mechanism work very well, and the shackle is nice and tight. The key is not original. The front of the shackle reads "Barnes Man'f'g' Co." and the back reads "Pat'd June 24, 1879". The lock measures 2 1/16 inches wide by 2 7/8 inches high. - eBay

This lock sold for $52 (Plus $ Shipping).

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Antique GOOD LUCK Solid Brass Horse Shoe Pad Lock





Very Nice, Solid Brass Antique Padlock from estate of a long time lock collector. Shaped like a horse Shoe, Words "GOOD LUCK" at bottom. Back of hasp is marked, "BARNES MAN'F'G CO" Front of hasp says PATD-JUNE 24 19 and I can't read the other numbers. Measures 2 3/4" Tall and 2" wide and 1/2" thick. No key. Very dark original Patina is beautiful, several dings to sharp edges appropriate for age. A fine pad lock in all. - eBay

This lock sold for $34.95 (Plus $4.80 Shipping). It previously failed to sell with a 'Buy-it-Now' price of $49.95.

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ANTIQUE BRASS GOOD LUCK PADLOCK



An old brass GOOD LUCK padlock. Marked Barnes Manfg Co. Pat'd. June24,1878. - eBay
This lock sold for $19.99 (Plus $5.45 Shipping).

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Old Good Luck Lock



This auction is for some kind of old lock I guess that it what it is. It says good luck on both sides and on one side up at the top it has a 3 and a 7 and it has rust on it. I don't know what kind of metal it is but a magnet does not stick to it. - eBay
This lock sold for $14 (Plus Free Shipping).

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1879 BRASS LOCK 2 1/2" GOOD LUCK BARNES MFG. CO.




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This lock sold for $15.50 (Plus $3 Shipping).

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More Mail Locks

Here are some more recent Mail locks that were put up for auction on eBay:

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US Postal Service Reg`d Mail counter padlock, lock RPO




This obsolete US Mail Regestered Mail padlock with counter reads "REG`D U.S. MAIL". The other side is "B 46897". The counter is at 0471. No key. This

padlock is made of brass. - eBay

This lock sold for $60 (Plus $6 Shipping).

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Vintage Obsolete US Mail Registered Lock #21 Key



This auction is for a Vintage Obsolete Registered Lock #21 Key.

This key is no longer in service by the postal service.

The key says US Mail #21 on the front and #10200 on the back. - eBay
This key sold for $54.69 (Plus $5.45 Shipping).

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ANTIQUE VINTAGE U.S. MAIL REGISTED OBSOLETE BRASS LOCK




THIS AUCTION FEATURES AN ANTIQUE - VINTAGE U.S. MAIL REGISTED OBSOLETE BRASS PADLOCK WITH COUNTER DIGITS ON THE SIDE. GLASS COVER STILL INTACT OVER COUNTER. THE LOCK MEASURES 2 1/2" X ALMOST 2". SORRY I HAVE NO KEY AND IS SOLD "AS IS". OVERALL CONDITION IS GREAT. LET THE SCAN BE THE GUIDE. LOCK SEEMS VERY NICE AND CLEAN. IF YOU NEED MORE PICTURES or OTHER INFO LET ME KNOW. - eBay

This lock sold for $46 (Plus $6 Shipping).

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Vintage Obsolete US Mail Registered Brass Counter Lock






This auction is for a Vintage Obsolete US Mail Registered Brass Counter Lock.

This lock measures approximately 2¾ long x 1¾wide.

Made of brass.

On the front Reg'd US Mail

On the back M53095

Counter reads 0907 and glass is fully intact.

Sorry but I do not have the key that opens this.

This was used by the US Postal Service to lock registered mail in a canvas bag.

The counter advanced each time the lock was open.

This lock is no longer in service by the US Postal Service - eBay
This lock sold for $24.99 (Plus $5.95 Shipping).

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Rare POST OFFICE PUSH KEY LOCK FOR MAIL BOX'S LQQK N/R






Up for auction is a rare U.S. POST OFFICE Push Key Lock. The lock is marked STREET LETTER BOX LOCK UNITED STATES MV. This lock still has the original copper chain that was used to attach it to the mail box. This lock is opened. The Gent I got it from opened it for me.He had a key that worked but wouldn't sell it or let me have to make a copy. - eBay

This lock sold for $20.49 (Plus $4.80 Shipping).

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Postal Registered mail vintage brass lock with counter

This is a very nice old brass lock originally used by the postal service to secure registered mail. It has a counter on the side which is at 120. The front reads "REG'D U.S. MAIL" and the back has a serial number "B 46570". It is in very good condition as seen in the photos. - eBay


This lock sold for $49.99 (Plus $8 Shipping).

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OBSOLETE MARKED COUNTER WINDOW MAIL LOCK




This is an early and obsolete brass counter window lock. It is marked on one side: L 28939; it is marked on the other side: REG'D U.S. MAIL. There is no key. These are no longer used by the mail service and are obsolete. Everytime the lock was opened the counter numbers would increase and could be seen from the little window on the side of the lock. This one is at 807. The lock is 2 5/8" tall and 1 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" thick. On one side of the bail it has a STAR. The lock has seen use, but, is in good shape. This lock does not violate ebays security policy. - eBay

This lock sold for $33.90 (Plus $5.20 Shipping).

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brass street letter box lock & 2 keys padlock locksmith



out of service 51 letter box lock with 2 consecutive numbered keys....great condition...u s only..paypal..FREE s/h - eBay

This lock sold for $105 (Plus Free Shipping).

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mail counter brass lock/key set padlock locksmith


nice counter mail bag lock with key...u s only..paypal..free s/h..note..discount price...works but a little hard to turn...... - eBay
This lock sold with a 'buy-it-now'price of $55 (Plus Free Shipping).

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U.S. Street Letterbox Lock with Original Key


Original U.S. Mail Street Letter Box Lock #51 with an Original Key. Lock is brass with a nice patina. Extremely nice spring action. Shackle jumps open when lock is inserted. Measures approx. 2" X 2 7/8". - eBay
This lock sold for $125 (Plus $8.05 Shipping).

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Street Letter Box Lock MV Brass Padlock Mail WITH A KEY





This auction is for one (1) padlock This is a unique padlock it is made out of brass. It is an antique Street Letter Box Lock and I would almost say it is new old stock. I see very minimal signs of any use. It has minor storage scratches and dents which is to be expected from an item of its age and the fact that they were "thrown" into a box with other locks during shipping. There are a few areas of patina which really add to the character of this lock (see photos). The lock also features a beautiful bronze chain. I am also including a WORKING KEY!!! - eBay

This lock sold for $104.49 (Plus Free Shipping).

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BRASS US STREET LETTER POSTAL BOX PUSH KEY LOCK PADLOCK



UP FOR BIDS IS AN OBSOLETE & VERY WELL PRESERVED MINIMALLY USED & OLD/OBSOLETE HEAVY BRASS STREET LETTER BOX LOCK (UNITED STATES MV) W/8" CHAIN, UNFORTUNATELY MISSING ITS PUSH KEY. SUPER NICE OVERALL SHOWING ONLY HANDLING WEAR-NO HEAVY SCRATCHES & NOT CLEANED. IT MEASURES 2" WIDE & JUST UNDER 3" LONG. - eBay

This lock sold for $23 (Plus $6 Shipping).

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Reg'd U.S. Postal Service Mail Lock w/counter--Obsolete




Up for Auction and Bidding we have this Rare, Obsolete US Mail Reg'd Pad Lock w/counter. On the Front of the lock it reads: REG'D U.S. MAIL, and on the Back it reads: A46383. The counter is currently at 927 and is in good/fair condition. It is not locked at this time and does not come with a key. This is a very nice, unusual and uncommon lock and would make the great gift for that avid "Lock and Key Collectors" Collection. - eBay

This lock sold for $38.01 (Plus $4.85 Shipping).

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