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Feb 24, 2011

Antique Star Padlock with Key

Here is a real neat Star padlock. This is the first one I have seen with a large shackle.

This Is a genuine working cast iron antique made in America by Star Lock Works, a company that went out of business in 1927. It has the large star cast around the key hole and the padlock is 4 inches tall overall. The iron case is 2 1/2 inches wide by 2 inches tall and the iron shackle adds another 2 inches in height. The hoop in the shackle is about 2 7/16" diameter which is about as wide as the case is. The Key is about 2 1/2 " long. This padlock still works with the shackle coming all the way out as well as the lock bottom showing a tight fit. Nice finish with no rust and a rich dark patina. This lock is from an era when people didn't lock their doors at night & padlocks weren't common at all. Here is someones chance to own a very rare, old, functioning padlock . Auction winner will be pleased with this item! If you have any questions, please ask prior to bidding. Also , any information on this lock is appreciated , like year etc... so feel free to send a message . Thanks for looking and Good Luck! Bid to Win !! - eBay (5 Feb 2011)

This padlock had a high bid of $198 (Plus $9 Shipping).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Damn, the shackle is so big, it could be used as a handcuff!

Cheers, Mike D~C/