Mail Pouch lock, Antique Padlock
This lock sold for $70.19 (Plus $4 Shipping).
This Mail Pouch lock is a very attractive lock. It does have a repaired crack on the top right back corner. (I've had the lock for about 20 years, and the repair was made before I got it. It was well done and very solid. I've encluded a close up view so you can see the repair.) The front of the shackle reads "Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. - New Britain, Conn. U.S.A." The back of shackle reads "Patents Pending". Also there's a "3" on the back shackle. I do not have a key. The lock measures 3 inches high by 1 7/8 inches wide. - eBay (2 Dec 08)
R&E MAIL POUCH PADLOCK PAT. NOV. 22, 1898 -LOCK IS MINT
RUSSELL & ERWIN Mfg. Co. NEW BRITAIN, CONN.This lock sold for a 'But-it-Now' price of $135 (Plus $6.95 Shipping).
PATENT NOV. 22, 1898 JAN. 31, 1899
LOCK NUMBER "7 " MARKED ON BACK OF SHACKLE
IT'S 3 INCHES TALL AND 1 7/8 INCH WIDE
NO RUST NO CRACKS NO HOLES NO DINGS NO SCRATCHES
NO KEY - eBay (24 Jan 09)
1899 MAIL POUCH PADDLE LOCK NO KEY
This Mail Pouch lock is a very good find.
The front of the shackle reads "Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. - New Britain, Conn. U.S.A."
The back of shackle reads "Pat. Nov. 22, 98. Pat. Jan. 31,99
Also there's a "6" on the back shackle.
The lock measures 3 inches high by 1 7/8 inches wide. - eBay (Active as of posting )
This exact same lock had a 'Buy-it-Now' price of $100 but has since raised the 'Buy-it-Now' price to $250 (Plus $11.70 Shipping).