Apparently, this is a one-of-a-kind combination padlock. So, it is no surprise that this padlock went for two grand.
This padlock had a high bid of $2,002 (Plus Shipping).Fresh From New England for Your Consideration is This RARE Antique Combination padlock.It is unique and a rare. Due to the Crude inscription on the Front I believe the Combination lock to be a Patent Model. The Front of the Lock reads L.M. Patent November 10, 1925. I have the Combination to the lock and it will be supplied to the new owner. The Combination lock measures 4 1/2" inches tall by 1 13/16" inches wide.The Antique Bronze Combination lock is in Excellent Working Condition. I have Been in the Antique Business for over 30 years and have NEVER seen a Combination lock Quite like this. Because I have been unable to find this lock in any books or on the Internet I cannot find out who the maker or manufacturer of this lock is.This lock is in excellent working condition.The combination area of this lock is layered one on top of the other for a total of 3 disks making up the combination to open this lock. When the correct combination is entered the lock opens. Winning bidder will receive the combination to open the lock. The Important Antique Bronze Combination Padlock Lock Patent Model 1925 is Being Offered with NO RESERVE. Good Luck and Happy Collecting. - eBay (26 April 2012)