Nice padlock. Sorry to see this one get away from me. However, that is how it goes when there is more than 1 motivated buyer.
Vintage English-made brass padlock with key. Dimensions approximately 6.5cm (at widest point) x 10cm (closed) x 2cm. Potential bidders should be aware that this padlock weighs 640gm! The padlock is in working order but potential bidders should also be aware that while the one-remaining key still turns, it is bent. The key has the number 18 stamped on it. The manufacturer's name is stamped on the lock itself, the key and the cover of the keyhole, 'E Gotterill & Co, Birmingham'. E Gotterill & Co was in business between 1840 and 1930 see http://www.lockcollectors.eu/gazetteer/museum_locks_gazetteer_gazcia-czz.htm. This very type of lock(?) is discussed at http://www.historyoflocks.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1196. - eBay (21 Aug 2012)
This padlock had a high bid of 461.67 British Pounds / $725.01 (Plus 14 Pounds Shipping).