Terry L. Roses, on the front cover of his book on Story
Locks said it best...
"If only locks could speak . . . the stories they could tell."
This is one of the most exciting categories of padlock collecting boasting the most impressive art work found on any type of lock. I often wonder where the designer’s imagery came from, the story he was trying to tell, was it a childhood dream, a vivid adult imagination, I guess we will never know for sure. This being said, we can draw upon our own imagination and allow these locks to speak.
You will also want to visit John Locke Ltd. and So Called Story Locks
A thru K L thru Z Japanese Pattern Scroll