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    Posted 5 years ago

    JDM1972
    (6 items)

    Some sort of Lock around 4 inches long
    Any info would be much appreciated there's no category for this so have put it under general items!

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    1. medicoirfan medicoirfan, 5 years ago
      It is an antique pad lock, with an improvement to sliding shackle mechanism,
      You can see the pad lock with sliding mechanism in my collection....
      Nice thing and your's must be more than 100 year old
    2. UncleRon UncleRon, 5 years ago
      Technically referred to as a "screw-key lock." The bolt is simply withdrawn, against spring tension, from the shackle as the key screws onto the bolt's threaded end, rather than being pushed back & forth by the key.
    3. JDM1972 JDM1972, 5 years ago
      Any idea on its age? 1700's? 1800's
    4. UncleRon UncleRon, 5 years ago
      I like to err on the side of caution, i.e. in this case estimate too young rather than too old. I would be comfortable saying 1850 - 1900, but these locks were made earlier and later. Similar ones, made of thin sheet iron, are still made as tourist fakes in many countries throughout Africa and the Middle East.
    5. JDM1972 JDM1972, 5 years ago
      It's solid and heavy very well made

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