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Sep 8, 2009

Broken Clarke Combination Lock - 1876

I would not normally cover a lock in suck a poor condition, but this is a good example of how much a rare lock can fetch even if it is incomplete (note the missing buttons) and damaged.





VINTAGE BRASS COMBINATION LOCK. BRASS DOOR OPENS TO REVEAL COMBINATION DEVICE. COMB.DEVICE LETTERED A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,L,O,U.

BRASS DOOR HAS TEXT " CLARKE COMBINATION LOCK CO./BALTIMORE ,MD./PAT`D FEB.4,1873 - JUNE 15,1875/REISSUED FEB.29,1876. 2.25 X 4 X 1.5 IN.

VERY HEAVY LOCK BACK PLATE HAS MINOR DAMAGE. GOOD COND. VERY RARE LOCK. - eBay (13 August 2009)

This padlock had a high bid of $227.50 (Plus $5 Shipping).
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6 comments:

ßïnâr¥ said...

I have one that is not broken or missing any parts. This exact model. Any idea of worth being as it is not damaged in any way other then aged!

Anonymous said...

Email some photos. Also advise if you have the combination or if the lock is locked or unlocked.

ßïnâr¥ said...

I do not have the combination and the lock is set open yet locked so it can not be completely closed! With all pat info on the front of the cover and a little lever that open the cover and you can try to set the combo but then you have to pull the outside ring up to rest the letters and try again until you have it set right to turn.

ßïnâr¥ said...

An update! I know the combination and it the lock is in perfect working condition!

Anonymous said...

That is good! It is worth a couple hundred dollars. Send some pics if you can.

Anonymous said...

Is this a 3 or 4 number combo. I have one and am trying to open it. Any easy way to figure out the combo on this lock? Thanks