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Dec 29, 2010

huge brass Hobbs seal padlock

Here is an interesting rare seal padlock.

This is a rare old "Hobbs & Co" all brass customs excise padlock. This is in good overall condition with age appropriate wear, great untouched patina and comes with a working key. This monster measures 3 1/4"w x 5 3/8"h x 1 1/2"thick and weighs several pounds. This is a rare lock and would make a great addition to your collection for 1/2 the cost the last one was offered to me for. - eBay (7 Dec 2010)

This padlock had an opening bid of $475 (Plus $10.95 Shipping) but failed to attract any bids.

Dec 27, 2010

Cotterill style R & E padlock

This is a very cool style padlock. Unfortunately, this price is well out of my price range.

Super rare Russel and Erwin Cotterill style padlock. This is one of only a handful known to exist. This one actually has the original keyhole cover On most of these locks, the keyhole cover is lost and a reproduction keykole cover has been attached. The lock is in excellent condition, has a beautiful patina and the body has no dents in it. Comes with 2 original keys, both of which are marked "R & E". - eBay (14 Dec 2010)

This padlock had a high bid of $1,995 (Plus $6.95 Shipping).

Dec 14, 2010

1876 CLARKE 10-Letter Combination Padlock

This is a very nice combination padlock. Unfortunately my limit was a little less than what at least one other person was willing to pay to get this padlock. So it seems that I will be waiting a little longer before I can get my hands on one.

Here we have a rare find! An early Clarke combination padlock. The only markings I see are on the back. 'Pat'd Feb.4, 1873, Reissued Feb.29, 1876'. These are Henry Clarke patents. Lock appears to be made of solid bronze. It is a 10-letter combination lock. I requires a 3 letter combination to open. It is in perfect working condition and I do have the combination for it.

The instructions to open the lock are as follows: You pull out the large ring in order to pull all the buttons in the OUT position. You then push the ring back in for easier access to the buttons. You then push IN the 3 buttons corresponding with the 3-letter combination. You then turn the ring to the right and the lock can then be opened.

This is an antique lock and it does have scratches and wear. Please look at pictures to see the condition. - eBay (12 Dec 2010)

This padlock had a high bid of $616.67 (Plus $9.99 Shipping).

Dec 9, 2010


This lock is just too cool. Still, I am shocked for the amount that it went for. This is not the first time one went for close to $2,000. So there seems to be a consensus that they are rare.

ORIGINAL ANTIQUE LARGE IRON PADLOCK COLTON'S PATENT JAN 6,1844. Bought from local estate. Approx 4.5" high and 3" wide, nearly 1" thick. Brass plate reads Colton's patent Jan 6, 1844 / 11. Has unusual original brass key - key turns in lock but it does not open, good condition! Guaranteed original! - eBay (5 Dec 2010)
This padlock had a high bid of $1,703 (Plus $6 Shipping).

Nov 26, 2010


This is a very cool seal padlock and it looks like the buyer got a real deal on it.

An unusual French seal padlock. The disk does not rotate but punches holes to void the seal. The lock is in excellent condition with the expected very minor dents and scratches from use. It is mechanically perfect. The lock is supplied with an operating key. All stampings are crisp and clear. The lock is in excellent condition SIZE: 3.0"w x 4.5"h x 0.75"d. 1lb 2.4oz - eBay (8 Nov 2010)

This padlock had a high bid of $100 (Plus $5 Shipping).

Nov 24, 2010

Decker ChainLok REO Padlock

This lock is very interesting, simply because it looks cool.

What your bidding on is a very interesting rare old padlock. On the brass plate there is a wing designed logo which says "REO" in red. Across the top of the plate it says Decker Chainlok. It is stamped No S141182. The key is the original number B2427 which is also stamped on the brass key area of the lock. One of the loops is permanent and the other loop comes out with the turn of the key. The lock is in A-1 shape and works great. I haven't attempted to clean it up as I will leave that to the winner. - eBay (14 Nov 2010)

This padlock had a high bid of $227.50 (Plus $7.50 Shipping).

Nov 23, 2010

A. Rankin Handcuffs

This is a nice set of cuffs. As of yet, I do not own a pair.

What we have for sale is an authentic antique set of A. Rankin handcuffs. These cuffs were patented in 1866. This is the "small size" version. They have the patented "A. Rankin Phila" markings on them as well as a "Patent Dec 10th 186" marking. The locks and springs of these cuffs are completely intact. When trying to pull apart in locked position they do not come apart. For as old as these restraints are they are in pretty good shape. They do come with the original key. These would be an excellent addition to anyones collection. If anyone would like more pictures, please contact me and I will accomodate you. Also, any and all questions are welcome. I spoke with a collector to make sure as to give a factual listing. - eBay (14 Nov 2010)

This set of cuffs had a high bid of $865.50 (Plus $9.95 Shipping).

Nov 22, 2010


This is a very appealing padlock. This one does not have a key and still it had a high bid.

Regret that I don't have the key for this fantastic early 1900s padlock by RUSSELL & ERWIN / NEW BRITAIN, CT - measures 1 5/8" across by 3" top to bottom; embossed on the body on each side is a large picture of an AMERICAN EAGLE, sheild, talons, stars, etc.; in small lettering on the shackle: RUSSELL & ERWIN MFG. CO. / NEW BRITAIN, CONN. U.S.A.; also on the reverse side: PATENTED MCH 15, '98 with a number "3" on the left side; the sides of the body measure appx. 3/8 inch; very nice condition - some wear, discoloration but nice. - eBay (16 Nov 2010)

This padlock had a high bid of $327 (Plus $6.75 Shipping).

Nov 12, 2010

Battlefield Earth Original Movie Prop- Handcuffs

I can't really call these handcuffs, but include them as they are movie cuffs.

Original Screen Used Prop
Padded Handcuffs

Original prop used during the filming of Battlefield Earth. Based on the best selling book series by L Ron Hubbard of Scientology fame, starring John Travolta, Barry Pepper, Forrest Whittaker & Kelly Preston. The actual prop is pictured above and used during the filming of the movie. I couldn't find this one when watching the movie but I think it's a handcuff or anklecuff.

Original movie props from Sci-Fi movies are highly collectible. Comes with a certificate of authenticity and a money back guarantee that this is an original prop used during the filming of the movie. - eBay

This movie handcuff has a 'Buy-it-Now' price of $79.95 (Plus $5 Shipping) but no takers, yet.

Nov 11, 2010

Another No-Key Padlock

I really like these padlocks. I have a couple of them. Now I only bid on one if it has a working combination.

This is a rare find for anyone collecting padlocks

Have only seen one like it in years but not one with orignal papers and box

It was bought at an old doctor's estate sell and is in mint condition

It is made of brass and made by The Edwards Mfg Co. Cinn. Ohio

It is Marked with this company on it and Says on the front of the padlock No-Key Trademark

It has and numbered 8 buttons and the years 1907 (days also) and 1909 ( days also)

I have tried the combination and it has worked

but I will not quanity it will

Please look at my other locks I have for sale

Thanks for looking and May God Bless You

On Oct-23-10 at 17:45:59 PDT, seller added the following information:

I meant to say can not guarantee instead of guanity - eBay (30 Oct 2010)

This padlock had a high bid of $86 (Plus $8.48 Shipping).

Nov 10, 2010


I saw this auction and was about to purchase the lock and was distracted and quickly forgot about it. Guess this is my regret non-purchase of the year.


(Good functioning and origin key).

Metal : Brass.

Dimensions: Breadth 6 cm. Height : 8 cm. Diameter : 2,5 cm.

Weight: 290 gr. - eBay (1 Nov 2010)

This padlock had a 'Buy-it-Now' bid of $100 (Plus $6 Shipping).

Nov 9, 2010

Combination 11 wheel Padlock Antique Brass Vintage 1882

Here is a great small combination padlock.

Antique brass combination padlock with 11 wheels.

Padlock measures: 2-1/4 x 1-1/4 inches.

Combination unknown.

Overall in very good condition.

$7.00 shipping. - eBay (19 Oct 2010)
This padlock had a high bid of $383.78 (Plus $7 Shipping).