Posted 3 months ago
Found this while rummaging through some old stuff. Unique in that the loop or clasp doesn't rotate but comes completely out. Doing some research someone claimed it was a padlock for a prison or slave shackle. Would like to learn more about it. I noticed that other padlocks had unique dot patterns and I assume that it was to identify the lock and matching key. Dates range from 1840s to 1860s.