Antique SMITH & EGGE Padlock w/ push key
I believe it to be brass.
Lock & key work great!
I believe it's from the 1800's, Very Rare! It has a Design Engraved on the Front, along with the Patent Date and Manufacturer. Engraved on the Front are: "SMITH & EGGE MF'G CO"-"BRIDGEPORT CT"--"PATENTED SEPT 4 1877".
The Screws or Rivets holding this lock together are little domes with a Cross on each one.The shackle has the Word: "GIANT" engraved. The shackle & the Bottom Side appear to be Copper. Measures 2 3/4" in length by 2" across by 1/2" in thickness.The push key is also engraved "GIANT". - eBay (5 June 2010)
This padlock had a high bid of $109.99 (Plus $8.95 Shipping).