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Jan 6, 2014

1904 St Louis Worlds Fair Souvenir Brass Cast Iron Padlock

Here is another example of the World's Fair padlock. Given the number of examples, it seems that there is no standard price for these locks as rougher examples have gone for more than some of the more pristine samples. I guess it is the luck of the draw and who else is competing for the same specific lock. I still have yet to figure it out, losing out as an active bidder on a number of these. No matter, time is on my side for this lock, I think.

Original, large brass and iron lock manufactured by the Eagle Lock Company of Terryville, Connecticut. It is in very fine condition - showing some minor wear from use but the embossed medallions are in fine condition. The Padlock comes with 2 keys that work!

Brass medallion on one side with text that reads "World's Fair, 1904, St Louis U.S.A." and another brass medallion on the opposite side with a depiction of the Official Seal of the Fair.

The body of the Padlock is made of iron while the hasp and the applied medallions are made of brass. Measures approx. 2 1/2” at its widest and 3 1/2" tall. Weighs over 1/2 pound. - eBay (2 Dec 2013)
This padlock had a high bid of $311.67 (Plus Free Shipping).

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