Commemorative Padlocks - A thru M

 

Click to Enlarge Image "1893". "The World's Columbian Exposition" was the title of the 1893 Chicago Illinois World's Fair.  .776" high x .601" wide. Bronze. Nickel plated finish. Brass key, nickel plated finish."1893" is stamped on the obverse of the case. The reverse of the lock is blank. A crab style dog collar padlock. This was a promotional item at the worlds fair. Mfg by: Star Lock Works. Louis Hillebrand Patent # 100402.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
930
Click to Enlarge Image "1939 © N.Y.W.F.". Brass case. Steel shackle. "150th Anniversary of the Inauguration of George Washington in New York" was the title of the 1939 World's Fair. Mfg by: Corbin Cabinet Lock Co. 1502
Click to Enlarge Image "ABLOY 1907-2007". 2 3/4" high x 2 3/4" wide. Brass case. Brass shackle. 100th Anniversary. Mfg by: Assa Abloy. 
"The David Heuermann Collection"
4670
Click to Enlarge Image "ABUS 75 Jahre". 3 1/8" high x 2 1/16" wide x 3/4" deep. Stamped steel case. Steel shackle. Gold plated. 75th Anniversary. Mfg by: Abus Lock Co. 
"The David Heuermann Collection"
4762
Click to Enlarge Image "AIR KING" also known as "Kitty Hawk". Commemorates Wilbur and Orville Wright. 2 13/16" high x 2" wide. Brass. Lever. Flat Key. Made for: Simmons Hardware Co. Mfg by: Slaymaker. George M. Miller Patent # 981784.   553
Click to Enlarge Image "AMERICAN BICENTENNIAL 1776-1976" - "MERCURY MARK II". 3.750" high x 1.532" wide x .573" deep. Alloy case. Steel shackle. A magnetic padlock. Commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
1839
Click to Enlarge Image "AMERICAN LOCK COMPANY 75 YEARS OF QUALITY 1912-1987". Steel case. 2 1/8" high x 2 1/2" wide. A commemorative paperweight. Mfg by: American Lock Co.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
6129
Click to Enlarge Image "AYPEX 1909 SEATTLE". 3 1/8" high x 2 1/8" wide. Pressed steel. Lever. Flat Key. "A-Y-P-E-X" is stamped on the obverse of the shackle. The reverse of the case is plain. The original keys are marked with a patent date of "12-10-05". "Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition" was the title of the 1909 Seattle Washington World's Fair. The best patent for this lock is by Frank Soley Patent# 807785 (Dec. 19, 1905). Mfg by: Miller Lock Co. 554
Click to Enlarge Image "Bleriot Monoplane". 1 11/16" high x 1 1/4" diameter x 5/16" deep (Actual: 1.700" high x 1.255" wide x .338" deep). Brass case. Nickel plated steel shackle. Post key. Original key. July 25, 1909 Louis Bleriot was the first to cross the English channel in a plane of his own design.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
1260
Click to Enlarge Image "BORO LOCK SHOP 1962 1987". 3.930" high including clevis x 2.630" wide x .622" deep. 25th Anniversary.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
1842
Click to Enlarge Image "Buffalo" also known as "Buffalo Pan-American" - No 1901. "Pan-American Exposition" was the title of the 1901 Buffalo New York World's Fair. 2 3/4" high x 2 1/8" wide. "1901" is not cast on the reverse of the case at 6 o'clock. Brass case. Steel shackle. Warded. Corrugated key. Catalog #: 1901 PA. Mfg by: Slaymaker. More...  555
Click to Enlarge Image "Buffalo" also known as "Buffalo Pan-American" - 1901. 2 3/4" high x 2 1/8" wide. "1901" is cast on the reverse of the case at 6 o'clock. Brass case. Steel shackle. Warded. Corrugated key. Catalog #: 1901 PA. "Pan-American Exposition" was the title of the 1901 Buffalo New York World's Fair. Mfg by: Slaymaker.  More... 
"The David Heuermann Collection"
824
Click to Enlarge Image "CHICAGO A CENTURY OF PROGRESS 1934". .673" high x .499" wide x .078 deep. "STERLING PAT. 1861263" is stamped on the inside of the back cover. Sterling silver case. Sterling silver shackle. A trick padlock. Press the button on the reverse of the case to open the lock. "Century Of Progress International Exposition" was the title of the 1933-34 Chicago Worlds Fair. Mfg by: General Findings & Supply Co. Arthur M. Cole Patent # 1861263.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
2527
Click to Enlarge Image "CLARK SECURITY PRODUCTS". 50th Anniversary. Made for: Clark Security Products. Mfg by: W-LOK Corp., The Waterson Group.
"The Bob Heilemann Collection"
1844
Click to Enlarge Image "J. H. W. CLIMAX CO. 1883 1983". 4" high including clevis x 2 5/8" wide. Brass case. Brass shackle. 100th Anniversary. Mfg by: J. H. W. Climax Co.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
1843
Click to Enlarge Image "Columbian Exposition 1492•CHICAGO•1892" - 14" Chain.  1.347" diameter x .441" deep x 14" chain. Some locks have a 31" chain. Bronze case. Bronze chain. Over all nickel plated. "L41" key code is stamped on the obverse of the case. This lock actually has 3 levers as stated in the patent. Commemorates the 400th Anniversary of Columbus Discovering America. "The World's Columbian Exposition" was the title of the 1893 Chicago Illinois World's Fair. Mfg by: Corbin Cabinet Lock Co. Henry Horne patent #'s D22456  499832.   More... 
This lock was offered with a plain finish and a nickel plated finish.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
2240
Click to Enlarge Image "Columbian Exposition 1492-1892". 3/4" high x 1/2" wide. All brass. Nickel plated finish. The lock opens by inserting a pin on the side of the case. Commemorates the 400th Anniversary of Columbus Discovering America. "The World's Columbian Exposition" was the title of the 1893 Chicago Illinois World's Fair. Mfg by: Ames Sword Co. Gamaliel Bradford Patent # 373218. 1279
Click to Enlarge Image "C.Q.D." -"SIMMON'S WIRELESS" also known as Titanic SOS. 2 13/16" high x 2" wide. Brass case. Brass shackle. Keyway: Flat. 1 Lever, 4 Wards. The patent was applied for on April 28, 1910 and issued on January 17, 1911. This padlock was offered in the Simmons Hardware Co. catalogs of 1910 thru 1917. The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 which leads me believe that this padlock was adopted as the commemorative for the Titanic instead of being made to commemorate the Titanic. Made for: Simmons Hardware Co. Mfg by: Slaymaker. George M. Miller Patent # 981784. More... 
"The David Heuermann Collection"
570
Click to Enlarge Image "DAN PATCH" - Brass Plated. 2 3/4" high x 2" wide. Iron case. Iron shackle. Brass plated. Barrel key. Some locks have "MADE IN U S A" stamped on the obverse of the case at 7 o'clock. Some locks have black painted background. Commemorates the fastest horse in the world at that time. Foaled on April 29, 1896, and died on July 11, 1916. Made for: Marion W. Savage, the owner of "Dan Patch". Mfg by: Excelsior Lock Co. 760
Click to Enlarge Image "DAN PATCH" - Copper Plated. 2 3/4" high x 2" wide. Iron case. Iron shackle. Copper plated. Solid barrel key. Some locks have "MADE IN U S A" stamped on the obverse of the case at 7 o'clock. Some locks have black painted background. Commemorates the fastest horse in the world at that time. Foaled on April 29, 1896, and died on July 11, 1916. Made for: Marion W. Savage, the owner of "Dan Patch". Mfg by: Excelsior Lock Co. 557
Click to Enlarge Image "DAN PATCH" - Nickel Plated. 2 3/4" high x 2" wide. Iron case. Iron shackle. Nickel plated. Solid barrel key. Some locks have "MADE IN U S A" stamped on the obverse of the case at 7 o'clock. Commemorates the fastest horse in the world at that time. Foaled on April 29, 1896, and died on July 11, 1916. Made for: Marion W. Savage, the owner of "Dan Patch". Mfg by: Excelsior Lock Co.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
759
Click to Enlarge Image "DAN PATCH SIX LEVER". 2" wide. Stamped steel case. Flat steel shackle. Flat double bitted key. 2499
Click to Enlarge Image "DAN PATCH SIX LEVER". 2" wide. Stamped steel case. Flat steel shackle. Post key.
"Courtesy American Lock Collectors Association"
2983
Click to Enlarge Image "G. W. Co 1904. 2 15/16" high x 2" wide x 9/16" deep. Brass case. Brass shackle. 3 Lever. Flat key. 75th Anniversary lock. Made for: George Worthington Co. Mfg by: Sargent & Co.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
1259
Click to Enlarge Image "G. W. Co. ANNIVERSARY 1829 1929". 3 1/16" high x 2" wide. Brass case. Steel shackle. Lever. Flat Key. 100th Anniversary lock. Made for: George Worthington Co. Mfg by: Eagle Lock Co. 
"The David Heuermann Collection"
1225
Click to Enlarge Image "THE GEO. WORTHINGTON CO. 1829-1929". 3.047" high x 2.218" wide. Brass case. Brass shackle. Lever. Flat Key. 100th Anniversary lock. Made for: George Worthington Co. Mfg by: Sargent & Co. 
"The David Heuermann Collection"
1258
Click to Enlarge Image "Halley 1910". 3.162" high x 2.184" wide. Brass case. Steel shackle. Lever. Single bitted barrel key. Commemorating the 1910 appearance of Halley's Comet.
"The Bob Dix Collection"
5651
Click to Enlarge Image "A. J. HOFFMAN CML 1956-2004 COLLECTOR HISTORIAN".  Size: 21B72. Padlock Stamp #: 2192. Color: Green.  Anthony John "AJ" Hoffman III  Mfg by: Best Access Systems.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
1340
Click to Enlarge Image "HURRICANE APIA 1889".  2 1/4" wide (Actual: 2.258" wide x 2.979" high x .569" deep). Bronze case. Bronze shackle. Catalog #80. Mfg by: Wilson Bohannan Co.
Commemorates the Apia Samoa Hurricane of March 15-16, 1889. 7 Naval war ships were wrecked or sunk during this event.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
3168
Click to Enlarge Image "ILLINOIS CENTRAL" - "1893". Brass case. Brass shackle. "The World's Columbian Exposition" was the title of the 1893 Chicago Illinois World's Fair.  I believe that the Illinois Central Railroad Co. made this switch lock for use and to commemorate the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Made for: Illinois Central Railroad Co. Mfg by: Adams & Westlake Co.
"The Frank Kidd Collection"
5329
Click to Enlarge Image "LIBERTY BELL". 4 1/8" high (Actual: 4.103" high x 3.161" wide x .831" deep). Iron case. Iron shackle. "LIBERTY BELL" is stamped on the obverse of the shackle. We believe that this lock was made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the US Constitution. Mfg by: Possibly Conrad Liebrick.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
3186
Click to Enlarge Image "LOCK MUSEUM OF AMERICA INC. TERRYVILLE CONN. 1972 25th 1997 ANNIVERSARY".  Size: 41B72. Padlock Stamp #: 2069-R. Color: Black. Mfg by: Best.
"The David Heuermann Collection" 
738
Click to Enlarge Image "LOUISIANA 1803 PURCHASE" - Brass Shackle - Patent Pending. Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. "Louisiana Purchase Exposition" was the title of the 1904 St. Louis Missouri World's Fair. 2 3/8" high x 1 11/16" wide. Iron case. Brass shackle. Warded. Corrugated key. "E. T. FRAIM PAT. PD." is stamped on the obverse of the shackle. The reverse of the case is the same as the obverse. Mfg by: E.T. Fraim. Patent # 746945.
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Click to Enlarge Image "LOUISIANA 1803 PURCHASE" - Iron Shackle - Patent Pending. 2.394" high x 1.696" wide x .839" deep. Iron case. Iron shackle. Warded. Corrugated key. Bronze plated finish. "E. T. FRAIM PAT PD" is stamped on the obverse of the shackle. Finishes: Brass, Bronze, and Nickel Plated. Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. "Louisiana Purchase Exposition" was the title of the 1904 St. Louis Missouri World's Fair. Mfg by: E. T. Fraim. Patent # 746945.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
718
Click to Enlarge Image "Magic Columbian Lock PAT. JUNE 20-93.".  1.904" high including clevis x 1.601" wide x .140" deep. Steel case. Steel shackle. To open the lock: 1) Insert a penny in the opening at the top of the case. 2) Turn key and the shackle pops up. Commemorates the 400th Anniversary of Columbus Discovering America. "The World's Columbian Exposition" was the title of the 1893 Chicago Illinois World's Fair. Designed by: Henry Horne. Mfg by: Magic Introduction Co., New York. Patent # 00.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
4283
Click to Enlarge Image "MARNE" also known as "Battle of the Marne" also known as "Miracle of the Marne". 3 7/16" high x 2 5/8" wide x 13/16" deep. Steel case. Steel shackle. Brass face plate. Post key. Commemorates the WW 1 battle on the Marne river in France September 5 thru 12 1914 resulting in a Franco-British victory. Mfg by: Walsall Lock and Cart Gear Ltd. (Great Britain).
"The David Heuermann Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "MARNE" also known as "Battle of the Marne" also known as "Miracle of the Marne". 2 7/8" high x 2 1/8" wide x 5/8" deep. Steel case. Steel shackle. Brass face plate. Post key. Commemorates the WW 1 battle on the Marne river in France September 5 thru 12 1914 resulting in a Franco-British victory. Mfg by: Walsall Lock and Cart Gear Ltd. (Great Britain).
"The David Heuermann Collection"
4735
Click to Enlarge Image "MASTER" - "HARRY W. LISIAK" - 50th Anniversary. 3.625" high x 2.501" wide x 1.225" deep. Gold plated brass case. Gold plated brass shackle. The primary purpose of this lock was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Master Lock Co. The lock was given to wholesalers with a personalized name plate. Employees who completed 50 years of service were presented a lock with an engraved plaque and then were eligible to join the company "Golden Key Club". Mfg by: Master Lock Co., founded 1921.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
1840
Click to Enlarge Image "MASTER" - 75th Anniversary. Master Lock Co. 75th Anniversary. Mfg by: Master Lock Co., founded 1921.  More...
"The David Heuermann Collection"
1841
Click to Enlarge Image "CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF SUPER BOWL ADVERTISING MASTER LOCK JANUARY 29, 1995".  Mfg by: Master Lock Co., founded 1921. 2985
Click to Enlarge Image "MCKINLEY" - Brass - Small. 2 3/4" high x 2" wide. Stamped brass case. Steel shackle. The reverse of the lock is blank. Possibly related to President William McKinley who was assassinated September 6, 1901 while visiting the "Temple of Music" exhibition at the 1901 Buffalo New York World's Fair. Mfg by: Miller Lock Co. 1288
Click to Enlarge Image "MCKINLEY" - Brass - Large. 3 1/2" high x 2 5/8" wide. Stamped brass case. Steel shackle. The reverse of the lock is blank. Possibly related to President William McKinley who was assassinated September 6, 1901 while visiting the "Temple of Music" exhibition at the 1901 Buffalo New York World's Fair. Mfg by: Miller Lock Co. 6719
Click to Enlarge Image "MCKINLEY" - Steel - Small. 2 3/4" high x 2" wide. Stamped steel case. Steel shackle. The reverse of the lock is blank. Possibly related to President William McKinley who was assassinated September 6, 1901 while visiting the "Temple of Music" exhibition at the 1901 Buffalo New York World's Fair. Mfg by: Miller Lock Co.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
4937
Click to Enlarge Image "MCKINLEY" - Steel - Large. 3 1/2" high x 2 5/8" wide. Stamped steel case. Steel shackle. The reverse of the lock is blank. Possibly related to President William McKinley who was assassinated September 6, 1901 while visiting the "Temple of Music" exhibition at the 1901 Buffalo New York World's Fair. Mfg by: Miller Lock Co. 4933
Click to Enlarge Image "MILLER" - "1871 1921 50 YEARS OF LOCK MANUFACTURING". 3 1/2" high x 2 1/4" wide x 3/4" deep (Actual: 3.490" high including bushing x 2.275" wide x .740" deep). Push key. Steel case. Brass plated steel shackle. Brass plates. Original key blank. Miller Lock Co. 50th Anniversary. Mfg by: Miller Lock Co. Frank Soley Patent # 1384682.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
1838
Click to Enlarge Image "MILLER" - "1871 1921 50 YEARS OF LOCK MANUFACTURING" - Paperweight. 3 3/8" high x 2 1/4" wide x 13/16" deep (Actual: 3.363" high x 2.276" wide x .785" deep). Push Key. Steel case. Brass plated steel shackle. Brass plates. Miller Lock Co. 50th Anniversary. Mfg by: Miller Lock Co. Frank Soley Patent # 1384682.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
4104
Click to Enlarge Image "Missouri Seal" - Case Design 1 - Brass. 2 3/4" high x 2 1/8" wide x 3/4" deep (Actual: 2.719" high x 2.129" wide x .736" deep). Brass Case. Steel shackle. Some shackles have been seen nickel plated. Warded. "Louisiana Purchase Exposition" was the title of the 1904 St. Louis Missouri World's Fair. Made for: Simmons Hardware Co. Offered in catalogs 1907 thru 1909. Mfg by: Slaymaker. Catalog #: 1901 XX.  More... 
"The David Heuermann Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "Missouri Seal" - Case Design 1 - Bronze. 2 5/8" high x 2 1/4" wide. Bronze Case. Steel shackle. Warded. "Louisiana Purchase Exposition" was the title of the 1904 St. Louis Missouri World's Fair. From the "1904 St. Louis Missouri World's Fair". Made for: Simmons Hardware Co. Offered in catalogs 1903 thru 1906. Mfg by: Slaymaker. Catalog #: 1901 XX.   More...  108
Click to Enlarge Image "Missouri Seal" - Case Design 2 - Brass. 2 3/4" high x 2 1/8" wide x 3/4" deep. Brass Case. Steel shackle. Some shackles have been seen nickel plated. Warded. "Louisiana Purchase Exposition" was the title of the 1904 St. Louis Missouri World's Fair.  Made for: Simmons Hardware Co. Offered in catalogs 1907 thru 1909. Mfg by: Slaymaker. Catalog #: 1904 XX.  More... 
"The Scott Family Collection"
1852
Click to Enlarge Image "Missouri Seal" - High Shackle. "Louisiana Purchase Exposition" was the title of the 1904 St. Louis Missouri World's Fair. From the "1904 St. Louis Missouri World's Fair". Steel shackle. Warded. Mfg by: Slaymaker. Made for: Simmons Hardware Co.  839