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Aug 25, 2009

Caton Seal - U.S. Int Rev Padlock

Here is a very nice looking seal padlock.

A rare, vintage logo padlock for the US Internal Revenue service. This is the CATON SEAL & REGISTER LOCK CO model. It is the lock pictured in Arnall's 6th edition of The Padlock Collector, page 237, number 10. Also is stamped with Patened January 1, 1878. This lock has a 'trap door' at the top of the case that has to be raised after it is unlocked, then with the key a small lever has to be moved so that the lock can be relocked. A fabulous padlock. The case appears to have been opened but is restored well, is tight, no rattles, works well. 2 1/4 in. wide, 3 3/8 in. high, and 3/4 in. thick. Very heavy.
On Jul-15-09 at 01:35:48 PDT, seller added the following information:

The dust cover has been replaced with brass of a different color.
- eBay (21 July 2009)

This padlock had a high bid of $975 (Plus $18.65 Shipping).

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