Combination Padlocks - 8 Wheels

 

Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 2 3/4" high x 3 3/8" wide. Steel case. Brass wheels. I found this padlock in an antique shop in Hamburg Germany some time in the 1990's. The shop owner said that it was made by a bored machinist on a cargo boat. It is apparent that the machinist did not have letter/number stamps. Whether this story is true or not this padlock is clearly one-of-a-kind.
"The Philippe Burguet Collection"
1026
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 3 5/8" high x 3 7/8" wide. Steel case. Steel shackle.
"The Philippe Burguet Collection"
5723
Click to Enlarge Image "JOHN SHAW & SONS WOLVERHAMPTON". 2  1/4" high x 2 1/8" wide. Brass case. Brass shackle. Brass wheels. John Shaw and Mr Crane were in Partnership until 1848. When they split up John Shaw & sons was formed. The firm continued in the premises at George St.  The combination is St George. The famous English legend of Saint George is of him slaying the dragon. There seems to be a play on words here. Mfg by: John Shaw & Sons.
"The The Malcolm Stokes Collection"
3728