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Mar 9, 2009

ANTIQUE STORY PADLOCK (JOHN CHINAMAN) NO.1785 PAT. 1878

Here is another of the rare Story Padlocks:











THIS VERY RARE LOCK WAS PURCHASED FROM THE ESTATE OF AN 80+ YEAR OLD MAN, THIS VINTAGE STORY PADLOCK FEATURES A CHINAMAN ON THE FRONT AND LEGS WITH DOG BITING ANKLE AND WHISKY BOTTLE IN POCKET, ON REVERSE SIDE. SUPERSIZE PICTURES FOR GREATER DETAIL. IT ALSO SHOWS A PATENT DATE OCT 1878. THIS LOCK WAS LISTED IN THE TRENTON LOCK AND HARDWARE CO. 1880 CATALOG, AS NO. 1785 (JOHN CHINAMAN) IT WAS NEXT TO NO. 1787 (GREAT WESTERN) ALSO KNOWN AS THE WEREWOLF LOCK. THIS LOCK MEASURES 3 1/2 INCHES TALL BY 2 1/2 INCHES WIDE, IT HAS VERY LITTLE WEAR, AND SOME LIGHT RUST. IT IS OPEN AND I DO NOT HAVE THE KEY.THESE STORY LOCKS ARE VERY HARD TO FIND , DONT LET THIS ONE GET BY, HARD TO FIND IN ANY BETTER CONDITION.

STARTING BID$149.00 - eBay

This padlock sold for $671.58 (Plus $10.35 Shipping).
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