Miscellaneous Locks

 

Click to Enlarge Image Blank - "A. O. MILES NASHUA NH". Iron construction. This changeable bit key lock was invented by Miles & Eddy and patented in 1861 (US Patent No.33,931). However, it is the only one I've seen that is marked with the maker's name (on the lock bolt and on the key bow). All other ones have "US Lock Co" embossed on the lock. Safe to say this lock predates the US Lock Co version. It is unclear what the connections between Miles & Eddy and US Lock Co were. Presumably they sold the design to US Lock Co. Mfg by: R. S. Eddy & A. O. Miles.  US Patent #33931.
"The Peter Miles Collection"
9977
Click to Enlarge Image "AUBIN MAKER" - "NETTLEFOLD'S PATENT LEVER. Brass construction. Door lock. Mfg by: Charles Aubin.  UK Patent #1315.   More...
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"The Michael Stuart Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image Blake Brothers Cylindrical Door Locks. These are early examples of Cylindrical Door Locks. Mfg by: Blake Brothers, Philos Blake, Eli Blake and John Blake. Patent # X7945H.
The Patent Model resides at the Hagley Museum & Library.   More...
"The Michael Stuart Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "BOSS LOCK PATD JULY 21. 1863." - Reversible Door Lock. Cast iron construction. Surface mount. Mfg by: Henry H. Elwell.    US Patent #39280.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "CHATWOOD'S PATENT". 5" high x 8 1/4" wide x 1 1/4 deep. Brass construction. Safe lock. Mfg by: Chatwood Safe Co. Ltd., Bolton, England.    More...     More...    No patent was found detailing this exact lock.
"The Jack Calfee Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "CHUBB 1073 PATENTEE". 5" high x 8" wide excluding bolt keep x 2 1/4" deep, main body. Weight: 6lbs excluding bolt keep. Iron and brass construction. Original operating key. The regulator reset key is not present. Early Jerimiah Chubb detector lock dated 1820-1821.   Chubb Archive & Registry   More...   UK Patent #4219
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"The Michael Stuart Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "CHUBB'S DETECTOR". 4 1/4" high x 6" wide x 1 1/4" deep. Brass construction. Safe or Strongbox lock. Serial # 1794268 dates the lock to 1913. Mfg by: Chubb.
"The Jack Calfee Collection"
8008
Click to Enlarge Image Chubb Mortice Lock. Steel and brass construction. Servant/Master principle. Mfg by: Chubb.
"The Syd Waterman Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image Chubb Mortice Hotel Lock. Steel and brass construction. Both Master & Servant keys can open the lock. When the  occupant of the room throws the "privacy bolt " only the Master can draw back the latch and Privacy bolt to open the lock. Mfg by: Chubb.
UK Patent #243177. This is the only servant/master patent lock assigned to Chubb.
"The Syd Waterman Collection"
9378
Click to Enlarge Image Clarke - 10 Button - Drawer Lock. "PAT'D FEB 4.1873 REISSUED FEB 29.1876" is stamped on the mount. All bronze. Mfg by: Clarke Combination Lock Co. Patent # 135523. 3233
Click to Enlarge Image Clarke - 12 Button - Drawer Lock. "PAT'D FEB 4.1873" is stamped on the mount. All bronze. Mfg by: Clarke Combination Lock Co. Patent # 135523.
"Courtesy Neil Pylant"
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Click to Enlarge Image "DEUTSCH LOCK SYSTEM" - Cylinder Lock. All brass. Deutsch was the forerunner of the Nix Pix and Salon locks. Some Nix Pix and Salon keys say "Deutsch Lock System" on them. Mfg by: Deutsch Lock System.
"The Michelle Kaye Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "D.R.G.M. MADE IN GERMANY". 2 3/8" high x 5 7/8" wide. All brass. Mfg by: German manufacturer. 7949
Click to Enlarge Image Eagle - Eagle - Left Keyway. 4 1/2" high x 3 3/8" wide. Cast iron construction. Door lock. The reverse of the lock is the same as the obverse. 9853
Click to Enlarge Image "EAGLE LOCK" - Left Keyway. 4 7/8" high x 3 11/16" wide. Cast iron construction. Door lock. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co.
"The Dave Parmalee Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "EMIGRANT LOCK PATENTED AUG 10 1858" - Left Keyway. 4 7/8" high x 3 11/16" wide. Cast iron construction. Door lock. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. US Patent #D1034.
"The Dave Parmalee Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "EMIGRANT LOCK PATENTED AUG 10 1858" - Right Keyway. 4 7/8" high x 3 11/16" wide. Cast iron construction. Door lock. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. US Patent #D1034.
"The Dave Parmalee Collection"
984
Click to Enlarge Image Felter's Patent. Bronze construction.Cylinder lock.  Mfg by: American Lock Mfg. Co. Philo S. Felter Patent #'s 76066 167088.
"Courtesy David Heuermann" 
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Click to Enlarge Image French Louis XVI Style Door Lock. French Louis XVI style fire-gilt bronze horizontal rim lock (“chateau lock”). Made by Louis-Charles Sterlin, Paris France.  More...
"The Michael Stuart Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image Gate Lock. 3 3/4" high x 3" wide x 12 1/8" bar length. Iron body. Iron Bar.  
"The Dave Parmalee Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "GIBSON & BOHANNAN PATENT APR. 17. 1860 BALTo". 5 3/4" wide (Actual: 4.274" high x 5.728" wide). All iron. This is the "Holy Grail" of Wilson Bohannan locks. There are just 3 of these locks known to exist. The lock was made when Gibson and Bohannan were partners in Baltimore. The lock was used on gold wagons to chain a series of chests together. It is a massive lock. Mfg by: Gibson & Bohannan. Wilson Bohannan Patent # 27883.
"The Bob Dix Collection" 
7548
Click to Enlarge Image Hough - Bottle Top Lock. 3 1/2" high. All brass. Patent Model. Made by: James T. Hough. US Patent #107778.
"The Steve Studt Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "KAYE LEEDS PATENT 100985" - With Servant Key Disable. Brass construction. Mortise lock. 3 levers. Servant/Master mechanism. Rotate master key twice (720 degrees) CCW to disable the servant key. Mfg by: Joseph Kaye & Sons, UK.   UK Patent #100985.   More...
"The Syd Waterman Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "LEWIS McKEE & CO TERRYSVILLE CONN". Drawer/Cabinet lock. All brass. Mfg by: Lewis McKee & Co. More...
Lewis McKee & Co. was one of the earliest lock manufacturing companies in the US - 1833-1844. John C. Lewis, William E. McKee, and Stephen G. Bucknall were the earliest predecessors of what was to eventually become Eagle Lock Co.
"The Michael Stuart Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "PARNELL". Safe lock. Expandable bit key. Mfg by: Parnell, UK. UK Patent #13806.
"The Syd Waterman Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image Pauly Jail Lock. 4 1/4" high x 6" wide x 1 1/4" deep. Iron and brass construction. Weight: 20lbs. The way this lock operates is once you lock the lock with the key then you dial a 3 letter combination on the combo dial. Once the combination is set, you can then pull the combination dial out of the lock about 1/4 inch. Then you can turn the dial and it will slide an armored plate across the inside of the keyhole preventing the lock from being picked or opened even with the key. Mfg by: Pauly Jail Building Co.
"The Jack Calfee Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "PIONEER LOCK PATENTED AUG 10 1858" - Left Keyway. 4 7/16" high x 3 1/2" wide. Cast iron construction. Door lock. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co.  US Patent #D1035.
"The Dave Parmalee Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "PIONEER LOCK PATENTED AUG 10 1858" - Right Keyway. 4 7/16" high x 3 1/2" wide. Cast iron construction. Door lock. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co.  US Patent #D1035.
"The Dave Parmalee Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "STANLEY NEW BRITAIN CONN"- Wooden Stock Rim Door Lock". Mfg by: Stanley Bolt Mfg. Co. More...
This is the same Stanley who bought the historic Best Lock Co. and the same stanley that you know today for their hardware.
"The Michael Stuart Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image Stansbury Pin Tumbler Door Lock. This is the first known attempt at the Pin Tumbler style mechanism patented by Abraham Ogier Stansbury, UK patent #2,851 dated 1805. Stansbury subsequently was awarded a US patent for the same lock dated Feb 11, 1807. This patent was lost in the Patent Office fire of 1836. Mfg by: Abraham Ogier Stansbury. Stansbury was an American who emigrated to England. See also Early Pin Tumbler Locks.
We have not found this lock as yet.
7545
Click to Enlarge Image Straight Jacket. 1 5/8" high x 2 1/8" wide. Brass construction. Used to lock straight jacket straps.
"The Nick Stone Family Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "STAR LOCK WORKS". All brass. Trunk lock. Mfg by: Star Lock Works. US Patent #100402. US Patent #1370622.
"The Joe Davidson Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "TOWNSEND MFG CO...". Iron construction. Door lock. Mfg by: Townsend Mfg. Co. US Patent #39010.
"The Craig Curtis Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "US LOCK CO". 6 1/4” tall by 3 1/4” wide 1 1/2” Thick. Steel construction. Original key. Mfg by: US Lock Co.
"The Dan Cronin Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "VILLAGE LOCK PATENTED AUG 10 1858" - Left Keyway. 4 7/8" high x 3 11/16" wide. Cast iron construction. Door lock. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. US Patent #D1036. 9852
Click to Enlarge Image "VILLAGE LOCK PATENTED AUG 10 1858" - Right Keyway. 4 7/8" high x 3 11/16" wide. Cast iron construction. Door lock. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. US Patent #D1036.
"The Dave Parmalee Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image "White...". Bronze construction. Nickel plated levers. Mfg by: White & Ryan Manufacturers. US Patent #95059.
"The Michael Stuart Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image Yale Door Lock. Patent model. Wood and iron construction. Mfg by: Linus Yale Jr. US Patent #15031.
"Courtesy Dayu Chen"
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Click to Enlarge Image "YALE LOCK". 2.75" high x 3.72" wide x 3" deep. Weight: 1.99 lbs. Cast iron and cast brass construction. 5 pin tumbler. "442" is stamped on the plug. Jamb prison lock.
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"The Michael Stuart Collection" 
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Click to Enlarge Image Yale Quadruplex Door Lock. Steel body. Mfg by: Linus Yale Sr. Patent #3630. This is Linus Yale Sr earliest attempt at the Pin Tumbler mechanism. See also Early Pin Tumbler Locks.
"The Michael Stuart Collection"
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Click to Enlarge Image Yale Slider Rotating Plug Drawer Lock. This is the early slider mechanism with a rotating plug. Mfg by: Linus Yale Jr. Patent #31278. See also Early Pin Tumbler Locks.
We have not found this lock as yet.
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