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Jul 9, 2012

Lucky Penny Folk Art Trick Padlock

I think that coin padlocks are my favorite kind of miniature padlock.

Lucky Penny Folk Art Trick Padlock Copper Lock TINY Small Miniature Vintage. Here is a sweet mini folk art piece. It is not marked with a maker but I would guess it was made by some obscure craftsman long ago. It consists of two domed US Lincoln cents soldered together. The date on the Lincoln Wheat penny is 1937. The tiny lock opens by pushing the center button. Once pushed the shackle pops up and turns roughly 45 degrees. These rarely come up for sale, so try not to miss out. Size. This measures .967 inch tall, .741 inch across, and .361 inch thick not counting the button. Measured with a machinist dial caliper - eBay (23 May 2012)
This padlock had a high bid of $165 (Plus $6.10 Shipping).

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