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Nov 25, 2014

US Treasury Lock - Heavy Brass Clarke Combo Padlock

One of my favorite styles of combination padlocks. Rare and yet still affordable for those willing to save for a while. This one for some reason was a little more expensive than average. Perhaps it is indicative of increased demand.

This beautiful brass government seal lock was made for use by the U.S. Treasury Dept., by Clarke Combination Lock Co. in Baltimore, MD. Original pat. date of 1873 and reissued in Feb. of 1876. Over 138 years ago! It is in wonderful condition for its age and works great. There are some older small tool marks on the back plate, which closes tight and still has the retaining spring clip behind it. Some newer tool marks on the knurled turn ring and the loss of some chrome. Beautiful patina and a smooth working, great feeling lock. Very collectible! - eBay (24 Oct 2014)

This padlock had a high bid of $799 (Plus Free Shipping).

Nov 23, 2014

U.S. INT.REV [internal revenue] SEAL PADLOCK PAT. Jan. 1878

 Here is another padlock that I have never seen before. Clearly a rare item.

Listed for a limited time only is this rare seal lock with original key both numbered 3283. The face of this all brass lock reads ,from top to bottom, 3283[on lock handle],U.S.IN. REV, IMPROVED PATENT APPLIED FOR, CANTON SEAL $ REGISTER LOCK CO., PATENTED JANUARY.1.1878. Key #3283 opens lock easily and all functions as should. Lock and key show little ware with few surface scratches. Brass patina is great. I would give both a 9 out of 10 rating. This rare lock is in high command among collectors.This particular lock was used by our beloved IRS on their money bags, money collected from rum taxes - eBay (17 Nov 2014) 
 This padlock had a high bid of $1,600 (1 Bidder) (Plus $10 Shipping).

Nov 20, 2014

19th Century E. Cotterill & Co A20 Padlock

What an amazing padlock. The final bit price is simply amazing. Then again, it is the one and only new Cotterill padlock that has come up for auction that I can remember.

Beautiful 19th Century Edwin Cotterill A20 Padlock.

Googled it and think it is a Royal Climax Detector

Original, boxed, mint condition with 2 amazing key still wrapped in oiled paper.

Boxed in mint condition

This lock is unused in great condition, I have googled this item and found out it is one of the most desired locks out there. It has all the marks and patent stamped on it and the original box has a small hand written line “Brass Lock 1898” I personally think it is a bit earlier more 1870 ish.,-wolverhampton-16529620

Measurements 110mm long X 68mm Wide when closed. It weighs 0.75 kg. - eBay (24 Oct 2014)
This padlock had a high bid of 5,500 British Pounds / $8,616 (Plus $ Shipping).