Posted 10 years ago
I posted this metal detector find brass lock mechanism with a group of other items several months ago and returned it to its place on my shelf. I was sitting here the other night and got curious about it. I honestly did not think it was all that old.
After researching it, I found out it was a trunk lock made by C. Liebrich(it has that stamped on it), a lock maker in Philadelphia between 1836 and 1869. Boy was I surprised.
Just thought I would pass that along.
Here is a little info:
“Star Lock Works in Philadelphia made a variety of nice brass trunk locks for trunk makers. They didn't actually make the trunks, but they made really nice trunk locks. They were founded in 1836 by Mr. Liebrich and originally the locks were marked with C. Liebrich, Phila. and then in 1869 he retired and two partners, Hillebrand and Wolf took over the company and called it Star Lock Works. They made trunk locks and stays, keys, padlocks, latches and springs”