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Dec 28, 2011

Monastery key with it lock door, 100 to 200 years old

These monestary keys are common enough. But I have always wondered what the lock itself looked like. Here is an example of the lock and how the key fits within it.

Key with it lock door, antique victorien monastery. From 100 to 200 years old very rare, good conditions. - eBay (12 Nov 2011)
This key and lock had a 'Buy-it-Now' bid of $150 (Plus $10 Shipping).

Dec 26, 2011


Here is a nice example of a Siberian padlock. Too bad it does not come with a key.

This listing is for an authentic vintage antique padlock. This is a brass padlock with the name SIBERIAN on each side of the lock. The name is in raised lettering within a recess at the top of the lock, Stamped on one side below the lettering is "2M". I DO NOT HAVE THE KEY. Lock has flat faces, with oval opening at center. It measures 2" x 2-1/2" in outside measurements. It is in very good used condition, with no batters, pitting, gouges, or repairs.

This antique brass padlock is absolutely old and authentic, and sells with no reserve. - eBay (6 Dec 2011)
This padlock had a high bid of $172.46 (Plus $3.75 Shipping).

Dec 19, 2011

Bean Giant

Here is the latest set of Bean Giant handcuffs to sell on eBay.

Antique 1887 Houdini Type Handcuffs Bean Giant Excellent Nickel Plate NR .

Here is a very nice set of original Bean Giant handcuffs offered with no reserve or buy it now.

These handcuffs were made famous by Houdini. Just Google Bean Giant Handcuffs and you will see.

Condition seems to be excellent in my opinion considering the age. There are some dings and spots of rust otherwise the nickel plating is 95% or better. They come with what looks like an original key that also has some tiny rust spots or dark areas. It looks to me like the cover may have been taken off at one time? Look at my photos and judge for your self. The handcuffs are in working order and lock and unlock as they should. When you turn the key to unlock they will stay unlocked until you push the buttons for each cuff side. A neat feature. The cover is stamped PAT.NOV.1.87. - eBay (16 Nov 2011)
This Bean Giant Handcuff had a high bid of $1,236.87 (Plus $6.50 Shipping).

Dec 18, 2011

1904 Worlds Fair ,St.Louis U.S.A.,Eagle Lock Co. Pad Lock

I have yet to acquire one of these World's Fair padlocks, but I guess that it one of the joys of collecting, the hunt. There does seem to be a bunch of these floating around. More common than the 'Empire City Subway' padlock that I have only seen on eBay once.

Up for sale is an excedllent antique brass 1904 Worlds Fair ,St. Louis ,U S A ,Eagle lock Company 3 1/8 ". Lock is in exellent condition ,no key - eBay (20 Nov 2011)
This padlock had a high bid of $464.59 (Plus $5 Shipping).

Dec 14, 2011

Iron lantern bow Italian key

Here is something you don't see every day. A key that solde for close to $2,500!

Fine quality steel key with a highly decorative pierced and cut lantern bow and flared bit with many teeth. The key is Italian and is fairly typical in form of a style that was first made in the Renaissance. The photos show the complexity of the key including the nicely cut four-pillared cupola on top of the key and the decoration covering much of the surface of the iron. There is one small braised repair to one of the spokes in one of the circular “windows” on the side of the key – this is just about visible on the photos but the repair has been done so precisely as to be nearly invisible. The key is about 6.5 inches (16cm) long. - eBay (27 Nov 2011)
This key had a high bid of 1,550 British Pounds/$2,430 (Plus 20 Pounds Shipping).

Dec 12, 2011


A great padlock with a cool design to it. I think the pictures say it all.

Another estate item...this is in great well,although key must not be inserted whole way to make it spring open..( sort of tricky,but does work) approx.2 inches in diameter... - eBay (23 Nov 2011)
This padlock had a high bid of $99 (Plus $5.20 Shipping). This is a much more agreeable price that the last time a lock like this was listed. See my post here for that listing.

Dec 9, 2011

Brass Clarke Combination Drawer Lock

Here is a neat drawer combination lock made by the Clarke Lock Company.

Antique brass Clarke combination drawer lock. We do not have the combination. Marked “PAT’D FEB. 4, 1873 REISSUED FEB 29, 1876” on reverse. Measures 2 7/16” by 2 ¼” by 1 3/8” thick.
Lock has patina and marks consistent with use and age. Please see photos for condition. - eBay (23 Nov 2011)
This padlock had a high bid of $200 (Plus $5.20 Shipping). This alone would have been a good price to get some spare buttons...

Dec 7, 2011

Smaller Brass Clarke Combination Padlock

Here is another example of a Clarke Combination padlock. To get a nice overview of their locks, click on the label 'Clarke Lock Company' below. Of course, feel free to send me information on this lock company if you happen to have any as my information is limited.

Up for auction this evening is an estate fresh Original rare Antique Brass Clarke Combination Padlock Lock. I do not have the combination but all buttuns push down and the round push pieces does push in and and pull out. It measures a tad less than 3 inches tall and 2 inches across. Sold as you see it, Enlarge the photos and zoom in for a closer look and judge for yourself the condition. Guaranteed 100% old and authentic!!! NO RESERVE!!. - eBay (16 Nov 2011)
This padlock had a high bid of $599 (Plus $7 Shipping).

Dec 5, 2011

Brass Clarke Combination Padlock

These are very cool padlocks. I have two Clarke combinaiton padlocks and they are near the top of my favorites.

The Clarke Combination Padlock manufactured in Baltimore, MD. Solid brass construction with patent dates of 1873 and re-issued 1876. The lock measures about 3 1/4" tall X 2 1/4" wide X 1 1/4" thick. There are 12 buttons marked A-I & L,O,U used to set the combination. It is marked on the back 1873 and 1876 patent dates. Do not have a combination. Very hard combination padlock to find. Guaranteed old. - eBay (15 Nov 2011)
This padlock had a high bid of $533 (Plus $5.20 Shipping).

Dec 2, 2011


I am a fan of these coin padlocks. I like this one because of the King coin used as oppossed to most of the others I have highlighted with Queen Victoria.


IN GOOD CONDITION - eBay (3 Oct 2011)
This padlock had a high bid of 15.48 British Pounds / $24.02 (Plus Shipping).

Dec 1, 2011


This ia a very nice neck collar.

RARE --- NOT A REPRODUCTION !!! ORIGINAL OLD --- rare --- darby neck collar complete with its original key.... key and collar are marked - 4 - .... this neck collar was in my father in laws restraint collection and IT HAS BEEN IN THE COLLECTION SINCE AT LEAST FAR BACK AS 1967 and maybe years before that ..... i know this as i seen it when i was dating my wife !!! -- INSIDE dia is approx. 4 7/8 inch x 5 1/4 inch....... in over 12 years, i have NEVER seen one on EBAY except mine & i am looking all the time -- I BELIEVE THAT THIS NECK COLLAR WAS MADE BY THE HIATT. (UNMARKED HIATT) COMPANY OF ENGLAND -- WHO MADE RESTRAINTS FOR WELL OVER 140 YEARS.... AS IT IS UMARKED HIATT -- THEREFORE IT MAY HAVE BEEN MADE IN THE -- INDIES -- WHILE THE INDIES WHERE UNDER -- BRITISH -- RULE......... - eBay (10 Oct 2011)
This neck collar had an opening bid of $495 and a 'Buy-it-Now' price of $595 (Plus $12.50 Shipping) but had no takers.