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Posted 3 years ago

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RichW
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HELP! This came out of my Grandpa's fishing box and I have no idea what it is. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

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  1. justin-sanford justin-sanford, 3 years ago
    any more pics?
  2. RichW, 3 years ago
    The photos really show everything It is very narrow and one sided. The fork thing fits into it at the top and you don't see it when it is inserted. Any ideas?
  3. HandymanTom HandymanTom, 3 years ago
    Could you post photo's of the back side of the pieces? That may help.
  4. RichW, 3 years ago
    Really the back of the fish is just flat, the same as the front but without the design. The for thing is the same on both sides.
  5. guymannering guymannering, 3 years ago
    I'm thinking a novelty "puzzle" or "trick" padlock (no key) BUT I've never seen one like that and I'd have to know how it went together.
  6. guymannering guymannering, 3 years ago
    Look at the fish lock on this page:
    http://www.historyoflocks.com/padl002.html
    Is this what it looks like assembled?
  7. RichW, 3 years ago
    Dear Guy,Thank you so much, I think you are on to something. We have contacted the museum to see what they think. Rich and Melaine
  8. TeresaD TeresaD, 3 years ago
    It Is a key and lock they come in different varieties and sizes I've seen them on
    jewelry boxes I like this one
  9. RichW, 3 years ago
    Thank you for your help. I think this one must have had something that inserted into the bottom for the spring thing to catch on that looks to be gone. The mechanism still stays in until you pull it out though

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