Think the pictures are bad? The description is bad as well, although he must have either gotten queries or noticed the bid on the lock rise above his expections to put these 'better' photos on the post.
Decorative padlock with key. Very Heavy - brass perhaps? Beautiful condition. Works well. Made by Creo, or Reo. No idea of age, but has been around as long as I can remember, so at least 50 years!
On Dec-30-08 at 11:19:05 PST, seller added the following information:
Made by Russell & Erwin Lock Co. Lock works well. - eBay
Of course putting the name of who made it surely clued in lots more bidders to this auction. I wonder if people like collecting these locks because they are decrative or because it is a collection that is clearly defined as what is part of it and what is not, so it is possible to get what one could consider a complete collection.
This lock sold for $1,575.53 (Plus $4.80 Shipping).