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Jan 28, 2010

American Hatchet PadLock

Here is a very interesting padlock.

Up for bid is a rare 19th century Iron Lever hatchet-shaped padlock. The lock has a steel case, with a brass hasp, and is 3 3/4“ high X 2 1/2” wide at its base. A tiny “5” is stamped into the hasp (see photo #3). Though I have seen several examples of this type of lock, the condition of this one is superior to any of them. The original finish on the lock-body is in extraordinarily good condition, and there are only light scratches on the hasp. I do not have the key. An example of this lock can be found on Page 93 of Frank Arnall’s book The Padlock Collector, where it is referred to as The “Hatchet Lock.” A lock identical to the one I am offering, sold in June of last year for $800 (to see a record of this sale please go to: item SC2T). We are a non-smoking household. All items are packed with great care. This item will ship in a $5 flat rate box. I only charge what it costs me to send something. International buyers please ask for shipping costs prior to bidding. Please contact me with any questions or for additional photos.

On Dec-25-09 at 18:22:39 PST, seller added the following information:

Dear tooner777, There seems to be a heat mark on the bottom end of the shackle and the shackle seems to be irregular,is this so.Thank You Dear *********: No, there isn't any heat mark on the bottom of the lock; all of the rivets are fully intact and the case has never been opened. The Hatchet lock is designed with the hasp slightly off-center, with the hasp opening out of the right-side; when looking at the photo showing the front of the lock, you can see the pivot rivet for the hasp on the far right (it is the same for the example found in the Arnall book, as well as for the one in the Net lock Museum). The one I have has obviously never been tampered with or forced open. When pressed, the hasp springs back nicely, so the main spring is fine. The mechanism is sound, and when shaken there is no sound of any broken or loose parts inside. The lock comes to its new owner just as I acquired it--I have not cleaned or modified it in any way. I hope this helps. Dear tooner777, Thank You,you answer my questions and then some. - ******* - eBay (29 Dec 2009)

This padlock had a high bid of $394.99 (Plus $5 Shipping).

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