Indicator/Counter Padlocks - United States

Click to Enlarge Image "ASHFORD'S DETECTIVE LOCK PAT. PENDING". Brass case. Steel shackle. There is a counter on the reverse of the case. There is a hole going through the case and counter wheel to accept a wire seal. Thomas Butler Ashford Patent # 307254.
"The Bob Dix Collection" 
5675
Click to Enlarge Image "EAGLE LOCK CO TERRYVILLE CT 2" - Prototype. 3 1/4" high x 2 1/4" wide x 3/4" deep. Steel and brass case. Steel shackle. The Eagle catalog states that this lock was made for the United States Government and that it was waterproof. This lock is #2 of 4 prototypes each with some variation. This lock was never put into production. Make note of the unfinished rivets on the reverse of the case.
Designed by: Frank W. Mix. Made for: United States Government. Mfg by: Eagle Lock Co.
"The Steve Sommers Collection"
4270
Click to Enlarge Image "U.S. CUSTOMS". 3 1/8" high x 1 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" deep. Brass case. Brass shackle. There is a spring loaded cover over the counter. "PAT SEP.30.79 NOV.19.89" is stamped directly under "MARK". Made for: United States Customs. Henry Clarke Patent # 220124 William F. Beasley Patent #  415187. 4574
Click to Enlarge Image "U.S. CUSTOMS". 3 1/8" high x 1 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" deep. Brass case. Brass shackle. There is a spring loaded cover over the counter. "PAT. NOV.19.1889 MAY.19.1891 MADE BY SMITH & EGGE MFG. CO. BRIDGEPORT CONN." is stamped on the reverse of the case. Made for: United States Customs. Mfg by: Smith & Egge Mfg. Co. William F. Beasley Patent #  415187 Frederick Egge Patent # 415358 William F. Beasley Patent #  452433. 4576
Click to Enlarge Image "U.S. CUSTOMS" - "M.D.T.Co". Brass case. Brass shackle. There is a spring loaded cover over the counter. "PAT SEP.30.79" is stamped directly under "MARK". Made for: United States Customs, used by  Merchants Despatch Transportation Company. Henry Clarke Patent # 220124. 758
Click to Enlarge Image "U.S. CUSTOMS" - "MO.PAC.RY.". Brass case. Brass shackle. There is a spring loaded cover over the counter. "PAT SEP.30.79" is stamped directly under "MARK". Made for: United States Customs, used by Missouri Pacific Railway Co. Henry Clarke Patent # 220124. 4573
Click to Enlarge Image "U.S. CUSTOMS" - "NPRR.". Brass case. Brass shackle. There is a spring loaded cover over the counter. "PAT SEP.30.79" is stamped directly under "MARK". Made for: United States Customs, used by Northern Pacific Railroad Co. William F. Beasley Patent #'s 415187 452433, Frederick Egge Patent # 415358. 5536
Click to Enlarge Image "U.S. CUSTOMS" - "P&LERR". 3 1/8" high x 1 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" deep. Brass case. Brass shackle. There is a spring loaded cover over the counter. "PAT SEP.30.79 NOV.19.89 JULY 2.89" is stamped directly under "MARK". Made for: United States Customs, used by Pittsburg & Lake Erie Railroad Co.. Henry Clarke Patent # 220124, William F. Beasley Patent # 415187, Frederick Egge Patent # 415358, ?? Patent # 00. 2200
Click to Enlarge Image "U.S. CUSTOMS" - "P&R". Brass case. Brass shackle. There is a spring loaded cover over the counter. "PAT SEP.30.79" is stamped directly under "MARK". Made for: United States Customs, used by Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co. Henry Clarke Patent # 220124. 4575
Click to Enlarge Image "US INTERNAL REVENUE". 3 1/2" high x 2 3/4" wide. Brass case. Steel shackle. There is a glass window over the counter at 12 o'clock on the reverse of the case. "TOWNSEND MAN'FG CO. BUFFALO NY PATD DEC.10.61 JULY.27.69" is stamped on the obverse of the case at 9 o'clock. Mfg by: Townsend Mfg. Co. Eugene M. & James E. Mix Patent #'s 33920 98513. Patent #98513 was antedated from 01/04/1870 to 07/27/1869. 756