Story padloacks are facinating. It allows someone to narrow down their collecting to a very small, and extremely rare, collection with known limits. Unfortunately, it can also be a frustrating experience as it might be years before the padlock you are searching for comes up for auction, and there will be others competing for it.
Vintage Old Padlock w/Key that works Not sure of age(Engraved on Padlock "Pat. Feb 20. 83") Engraved with Flowers on one side Engraved Women on the other side I think it's made of brass Approximate Measurements: 2 3/4" Tall by 2" Wide at top, 1 1/4" at Bottom 5/8" Thick Weighs 6oz. Smoke and Pet Free Sold as is, all sales are final Payment within 3 days of auction end required On Oct-22-12 at 15:35:37 PDT, seller added the following information: I have been informed these locks are called "STORY" PADLOCKS On Oct-23-12 at 14:51:21 PDT, seller added the following information: According to another knowledgable Ebayer who just wrote that he says this is a Russell Erwin Padlock called "The Diana". Thank you to him for his invaluable information! - eBay (28 October 2012)
This padlock had a high bid of $997 (Plus $4.99 Shipping).