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Jul 7, 2010

Acme Padlock - E. Cotterill & Co, Padlock

What is there to say. This is a very nice padlock.

Early "124" number (same number on original key). Very nice condition; unusual lock mechanism by Cotterill works smoothly/well. Also unusual bitted key. Maker's name details stamped on lock, key and shackle.

Drop is held in position over keyhole by a spring stub. Brass case has 3 neatly located screws around edge; presumably to allow circular top plate to be removed for demonstration/exhibition use. Lock was purchased from major private collection sale at Sothebys, London - a rare lock.

Size 5" (13cm) long x 3.1"(8cm) wide x 0.9"(2.2cm) deep. key 2.4" long.

On 25-Jun-10 at 19:54:39 BST, seller added the following information:

Please note correction to approximate age of lock is c.1869 in place of c.1846 - apologies. - eBay (1 July 2010)

This padlock had a high bid of 1,133 British Pounds/$1,720.91 (Plus 13.50 Pounds Shipping).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It looks like it's held together with screws. Surely not?