eBay (10 Dec 2012)
This set of cuffs had a high bid of 1,510 Euros / US $1,962.85 (Plus Shipping).
This set of Finnish Handcuffs had a starting bid of $450 (Plus $45 Shipping) but failed to attract any bids.Very Rare Vintage Finnish Konepaja Voima Oy Handcuffs 1920-30´s. Just Google "Konepaja Voima" and you will see how rare and wanted these are! Very nice used and working condition, with original key. Mechanism works very precisely. These are forerunners of the famous Harrington & Richardson Super handcuffs. Shipping in post packet with tracking 45usd. Addition 20.10.2012: No visible Patent -markings - eBay (5 Nov 2012)
Antique 'No-Key' Combination Cutaway Padlock manufactured by Berkmann Manufacturing of Chicago. Patent date 09/17/07. Listed in Arnall's 6th edition, page 75. 1 7/8" x 2 3/4" (including shackle). Wrought brass metal case, bronze metal spring shackle, eight combination buttons. The combination is known (currently set to 3 buttons) and will be provided with purchase. By pressing the correct button combination (some buttons pushed in from the front, or are pushed in from the back, or are left alone entirely) the cutaway shows the internal mechanism operating as the shackle is released. In excellent antique condition (see pics), cutaway expertly done by a professional locksmith/lockmaker. This auction has a reserve of $274.99.
ABOUT OUR CUTAWAYS: Starting with a working padlock, the lock is carefully disassembled and the case milled to reveal internal working parts. Depending upon the lock, the face, back and sides of the case and shackle, and internal visible parts are carefully polished and the padlock is reassembled and tested (the lock as pictured is the lock you will receive). Each cutaway is a one-of-a-kind gem, created by an expert locksmith and collector (Randy Oxley). These cutaways are hand-made in very limited numbers, so if you are interested please don't wait to bid. The quality and performance as a collector's cutaway are guaranteed! - eBay (30 Nov 2012)
This lock was made before its Patent was obtained (later similar models include the date 'January 1881'). Probably made by Thomas Turner & Co of Wolverhampton (a quality manufacturer), whose name is on the later patented locks. Fine all over nickel plating, possibly over brass. Not original key only works occasionally, but is included. To lock, the plunger is pressed down, after enclosing the assembly around the bottle top. The plunger springs open when the key is operated. An excellent and unusual antique lock - quite heavy to the feel. 2.1" (5.3cm) high x 1.5" (3.7cm) diameter - very collectable. - eBay (25 Nov 12)
This seal padlock had a high bid of 400 British Pounds/$641 (Plus 15 Pounds Shipping).Up for auction is a nice large antique Brass Paper Seal Padlock, France 19th Century. It is marked: ACCISES No 342 B. COLLIER CONSTRUCTEUR FOURNISSEUR DE L'ADMINISTRATION When the padlock is opened the paper seal inside will be damaged. The Padlock measures 4.9 Inches (12,5cm) High and 2.5 Inches (9cm) wide. The key is 2.2 Inches (5,5cm) long The Padlock is in overall good and used condition. It is also in a working condition. It weighs approx 717gr - eBay (24 Nov 12)
Unusual Antique Brass Patent Star Padlock & Key Vintage Lock Miniature Mini ODD Great antique brass & iron padlock with original iron key. Very good working condition. Very unusual key and keyway. Besides having the typical dust cover this lock also has a spring loaded interior dust cover that the key pushes in when you insert to unlock. The lock measures 1 5/16 inch across widest, 1 3/4 inch long, and is 7/16 inch thick. The lock has the word PATENT and a STAR symbol stamped into it. - eBay (18 Nov 2012)
This padlock had a high bid of 555 British Pounds/$879.45 (Plus 22 Pounds Shipping).Edwin Cotterill’s padlocks are amongst the most prized by collectors and are extremely rare. This is a really big, extremely sturdy and heavy one (nearly 1kg) – it is 5 inches tall and has company name and factory location (Birmingham) and makers marks. The lock is working perfectly and has two original very complicated keys. It is in great condition. The escutcheon is held in place by a little sprung button on the body of the lock. The end of the key is used to depress the button and move the escutcheon to reveal the keyhole. Rare and very collectable lock. - eBay (18 Nov 2012)
This is a very old brass padlock that was manufactured by the Clarke Lock Co. Philadelphia. The padlock measures about 2 1/4" in width, 3 5/16" in length and about 1 3/8" in thickness. You can see the Pat'd date on the back is Feb. 4, 1873 Revised Feb. 29 1876. You can see all 12 tumblers are intact and the front cover with the chain link is also intact. I do not know the combination. I would say the overall condition is good for the age but it has been used as you can see from the pictures. Had trouble getting a good picture of the date on the back of the padlock. Buyer pays shipping charges . - eBay (6 Nov 2012)
This set of Cap Wrist Locks had a high bid of 831 British Pounds / $1,322.12 (Plus Shipping).A beautiful old chain and cap wrist locks for restraining a group of prisoners, in this case five. I believe that this possibly dates to the end of the C19th, C1890. I think that these cap wrist locks were originally designed by Hiatt. It must be an interesting story to learn how a chain that would have held a gang of prisoners came to end up at a car boot sale in North Yorkshire in a box load of rusty old spanners... A google search for `chain room` at Millbank or Dartmoor will give a result showing these items in situ (see photo below). Pictures of chain rooms show the restraints hung on the walls and I wonder if they would have been numbered when being stored, perhaps the numbers relate to different wrist sizes as, as can be seen from one of the photos they did come in different sizes to accomodate varying wrists. Or maybe the number was allocated to a particular prisoner ... so that if a wrist lock was missing so was the prisoner !
This particular chain measures 58" long. There are 5 cap wrist locks, one of which is missing the actual `cap`, all of the others have stamped matching numbers (see photos). The largest in size are stamped 52 & 65, the next size down is stamped 13, the next is stamped 46, and the smallest is stamped 11. The bit that looks like half a pair of handcuffs is in fact the end lock which was used to stop the wrist locks from coming off the gang chain. This end lock has no key. I have been over this with a fine tooth comb and can find not even the faintest hint of a makers stamp. As you can see from the photos, I havnt cleaned or touched this, so there is some surface rusting, but the hinges on the locks are good. If you have any further questions I would welcome such enquiries.
Just been horrified by the prices for postage. The parcel will weigh over 2 kgs which means that it will have to be sent by Courier.... or... I can split it into 2 parcels which will keep it below the Royal Mail limit but in most cases there wont be much of a difference when you add in 2 tracking costs. If you have any further suggestions or preferences please let me know. - eBay (4 Nov 2012)
ANTIQUE HANDCUFFS PALMERIS PAT JAN-18-76 CONDITION FANTASTIK HOLMARKS:PALMERIS PAT JAN 18-76 HOLMARKS:WALTON BRO'SN.Y. NO KEY GOOD LUCK BIDDING On Oct-19-12 at 17:58:53 PDT, seller added the following information: I HAVE THE KEY FOR HANDCUFFS YES. - eBay (29 Oct 2012)
This padlock had a high bid of $1,592.89 (Plus $4.99 Shipping).Vintage Old Padlock w/Key that works** Not sure of age Engraved with Child, Bird, Tree on one side Engraved Bird, Tree & Lettering on the other side I think it's made of brass **The lock sometimes needs closing several times before it catches Approximate Measurements: 3" Tall by 2 1/4" Round 1/2" Thick Weighs 5.8oz. Smoke and Pet Free Sold as is, all sales are final Payment within 3 days of auction end required On Oct-22-12 at 15:39:25 PDT, seller added the following information: I been informed that this lock is called a "STORY" PADLOCK - eBay (28 October 2012)