Old Brass Simmons Wireless Lock w/ Ship & Morris Code
This padlock had a high bid of $56 (Plus $4.50 Shipping).
Howdy!! We buy from local NY & PA & Canadian estates ,we are not in love with the stuff ,so we're here to move it and we sell it all with no reserve.Today ,purchased right out of a local estate,we are selling a vintage and very cool brass lock marked Simmons Wireless with a sailing ship sending out C.Q.O. wirelessly in Morris Code.Anyway its a neat lock with neat images in very good condition and a nice addition to any lock collection.Nice set to be added to any railway collection - eBay (9 June 09)
SIMMON’S WIRELESS C.Q.D. - Titanic S.O.S. Padlock
This padlock had an opening bid of $125 (Plus $7.70 Shipping) but failed to attract any bidders.
6917. SIMMON’S WIRELESS C.Q.D. - Titanic S.O.S. Padlock, c.1910-17, described in www.antique-padlocks.com as “ "C.Q.D." also known as "SIMMON'S WIRELESS" also known as "Titanic SOS". 2 13/16" high x 2" wide. Brass. 1 Lever, 4 Wards. Flat Key. Mfg by: Slaymaker. Made for: Simmons Hardware Co.” , additional information from the same site goes on to say “This padlock was offered in the Simmons Hardware Co. catalogs of 1910 thru 1917. The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 which leads me believe that this padlock was adopted as the commemorative for the Titanic instead of being made to commemorate the Titanic. “ C.Q.D. was the telegraph distress call used by ships until 1908 when it was changed to S.O.S., lock is in good condition with a nice patina, no key. - eBay (17 June 09)
SIMMON'S WIRELESS C.Q.D.--TITANIC S.O.S. PADLOCK
VERY OLD SIMMON'S WIRELESS PADLOCK-----NO KEY----DOES OPEN.NEEDS TO BE CLEANED. - eBay (22 June 09)This padlock had an opening bid of $19.99 (Plus $4.99 Shipping) but failed to attract any bids.