Story Padlocks - A thru K

Click to Enlarge Image Arabian also known as Eastern Star. 2 1/2" high x 2" wide x 13/32" deep (Actual: 2.494" high x 1.981" wide x .404" deep). Iron case. Iron shackle. Original key. Curved recess shackle. Push Key. The curved recess shackle, case shape, and case raised boarder is characteristic of other John Gerard designs: "Evil Eye", "SK", "Skull and Crossbones", and "Widows Mite". Mfg by: National Hardware Co.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
576
Click to Enlarge Image Aztec Pattern - Design 1 - Rays - 2". 2" diameter. Iron case. Iron shackle. Solid barrel key. Florentine bronze finish. The R&E Co. trademark is cast on the reverse of the case at 6 o'clock. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. Rodolphe Christensen Design Patent # D11305More... 3002
Click to Enlarge Image Aztec Pattern - Design 1 - Rays - 2 1/4". 2 1/4" diameter. Iron case. Iron shackle. Solid barrel key. Florentine bronze finish. The R&E Co. trademark is cast on the reverse of the case at 6 o'clock. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. Rodolphe Christensen Design Patent # D11305More... 3003
Click to Enlarge Image Aztec Pattern - Design 1 - Rays - 2 1/2". 2 1/2" diameter. Iron case. Iron shackle. Solid barrel key. Florentine bronze finish. The R&E Co. trademark is cast on the reverse of the case at 6 o'clock. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. Rodolphe Christensen Design Patent # D11305More...
"The Jon Kolozvary Collection"
795
Click to Enlarge Image Aztec Pattern - Design 1 - Rays - 2 3/4". 2 3/4" diameter. Iron case. Iron shackle. Solid barrel key. Original key. Florentine bronze finish. The R&E Co. trademark is cast on the reverse of the case at 6 o'clock. The 2 3/4" size is not listed in the R&E catalogs. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. Rodolphe Christensen Design Patent # D11305More...
"The David Heuermann Collection"
6750
Click to Enlarge Image Aztec Pattern - Design 1 - No Rays - 2 1/2". 2 1/2" diameter. Iron case. Iron shackle. Solid barrel key. Florentine bronze finish. The R&E Co. trademark is cast on the reverse of the case at 6 o'clock. This lock was available in 3 finishes: Florentine Bronze, Kahal Bronze, and Nickel Plate. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. Rodolphe Christensen Design Patent # D11305. 577
Click to Enlarge Image Aztec Pattern - Design 2 - 2 1/4". 2 1/4" diameter. Iron case. Iron shackle. Solid barrel key. Bronzed finish. This lock was available in 3 finishes: Bronzed Finish, Brass Plated, and Nickel Plated. Mfg by: Norwich Lock Mfg. Co. More...   578
Click to Enlarge Image Aztec Pattern - Design 2 - 2 1/2". 2 1/2" diameter. Iron case. Iron shackle. Solid barrel key. Bronzed finish. This lock was available in 3 finishes: Bronzed Finish, Brass Plated, and Nickel Plated. Mfg by: Norwich Lock Mfg. Co. More...
"The Jon Kolozvary Collection"
796
Click to Enlarge Image Bird Pattern. 2 5/8" high x 2 1/4" wide. Iron case. Iron shackle. Warded. The R&E Co. trademark is cast on the obverse of the shackle. Florentine Bronze Finish. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. More...
"The Jon Kolozvary Collection"
579
Click to Enlarge Image Cherub also known as Cupid - No "USA" - 2". 2" wide. "USA" is not cast on the obverse of the case at 5 o'clock. The R&E Co. trademark is cast on the reverse of the case at 6 o'clock. Iron case. Iron shackle. Push Key. This lock was available in 2 finishes: Florentine Bronze, and Kahal Bronze. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. Henry E. Russell Jr. Design Patent # D11308 (same as the "Japanese Pattern"). More...  821
Click to Enlarge Image Cherub also known as Cupid - No "USA" - 2 1/4". 2 1/4" wide. "USA" is not cast on the obverse of the case at 5 o'clock. The R&E Co. trademark is cast on the reverse of the case at 6 o'clock. Iron case. Iron shackle. Push Key. This lock was available in 2 finishes: Florentine Bronze, and Kahal Bronze. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. Henry E. Russell Jr. Design Patent # D11308 (same as the "Japanese Pattern"). More... 
"The Jon Kolozvary Collection"
797
Click to Enlarge Image Cherub also known as Cupid - No "USA" - 2 1/2". 2 1/2" wide. "USA" is not cast on the obverse of the case at 5 o'clock. The R&E Co. trademark is cast on the reverse of the case at 6 o'clock. Iron case. Iron shackle. Push Key. This lock was available in 2 finishes: Florentine Bronze, and Kahal Bronze. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. Henry E. Russell Jr. Design Patent # D11308 (same as the "Japanese Pattern"). More...  822
Click to Enlarge Image Cherub also known as Cupid - "USA" - 2". 2" wide (Actual: 2.028" wide x 2.664" high x .544" deep). Black paint background. Original key. "USA" is cast on the obverse of the case at 5 o'clock. The R&E Co. trademark is cast on the reverse of the case at 6 o'clock. Iron case. Iron shackle. Push Key. This lock was available in 2 finishes: Florentine Bronze, and Kahal Bronze. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. Henry E. Russell Jr. Design Patent # D11308 (same as the "Japanese Pattern").  More... 
"The David Heuermann Collection"
807
Click to Enlarge Image Cherub also known as Cupid - "USA" - 2 1/4". 2 1/4" wide. "USA" is cast on the obverse of the case at 5 o'clock. The R&E Co. trademark is cast on the reverse of the case at 6 o'clock. Iron case. Iron shackle. Push Key. This lock was available in 2 finishes: Florentine Bronze, and Kahal Bronze. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. Henry E. Russell Jr. Design Patent # D11308 (same as the "Japanese Pattern").  More...  717
Click to Enlarge Image Cherub also known as Cupid - "USA" - 2 1/2". 2 1/2" wide. "USA" is cast on the obverse of the case at 5 o'clock. The R&E Co. trademark is cast on the reverse of the case at 6 o'clock. Iron case. Iron shackle. Push Key. This lock was available in 2 finishes: Florentine Bronze, and Kahal Bronze. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. Henry E. Russell Jr. Design Patent # D11308 (same as the "Japanese Pattern").  More...  3005
Click to Enlarge Image Chinaman - Scrolled Shackle. 3 7/8" high x 2 3/8" wide. Iron case. Iron shackle. Solid barrel key. "PAT'D. OCT. 22, 1878." is cast on the reverse of the case at 6 o'clock. Mfg by: Trenton Lock and Hardware Co. John Gerard Design Patent # D10877 (Same as the "Werewolf"). More...
"The David Heuermann Collection"
584
Click to Enlarge Image Chinaman - Plain Flat Shackle. 3 7/8" high x 2 3/8" wide. Iron case. Iron shackle. Solid barrel key. "PAT'D. OCT. 22, 1878." is cast on the reverse of the case at 6 o'clock. Mfg by: Trenton Lock and Hardware Co. John Gerard Design Patent # D10877 (Same as the "Werewolf"). More... 1016
Click to Enlarge Image Diana - No "USA". 2 7/8" high x 2 1/8" wide x 3/4" deep. Iron case. Iron shackle. Warded. "USA" is not cast on the petals of the center flower on the reverse of the case. There is no circle with a center dot cast on the fourth petal. The "RECo" trademark is cast on the reverse of the case at 6 o'clock. Some locks have periods cast in the patent date "PAT.FEB 20.83". These locks have 1 or 2 indents on the reverse of the case at 1 o'clock. We believe that these indents represent key codes. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. Charles H. Smith Patent # 272593. More...
"The David Heuermann Collection"
798
Click to Enlarge Image Diana - "USA". 2 7/8" high x 2 1/8" wide x 3/4" deep. Iron case. Iron shackle. Warded. "USA" is cast on the petals of the center flower on the reverse of the case. A circle with a center dot is cast on the fourth petal. The "RECo" trademark is cast on the reverse of the case at 6 o'clock. Some locks have periods cast in the patent date "PAT.FEB 20.83". These locks have 1 or 2 indents on the reverse of the case at 1 o'clock. We believe that these indents represent key codes. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. Charles H. Smith Patent # 272593. More... 585
Click to Enlarge Image Eagle Liberty - Design 1. 2 1/16" wide (Actual: 2.058" wide at the base x 2.478" high). Iron case. Iron shackle. Warded. Flat key. Original key. Some bronze finish remains. We have not found a 5 star shackle variety as depicted in the Patent. Mfg by: Trenton Lock and Hardware Co. Possibly catalog #1976. John Gerard Design Patent # D11259. More...  
"The David Heuermann Collection"
586
Click to Enlarge Image Eagle Liberty - Design 2. 2 7/8" high x 2 3/8" wide. Iron case. Iron shackle. Warded. Flat key. We have not found a 5 star shackle variety as depicted in the Patent. Mfg by: Trenton Lock and Hardware Co. Catalog #1977. John Gerard Design Patent # D11259. More... 808
Click to Enlarge Image Eagle Liberty - Design 3. 1 13/16" wide (Actual: 1.821" wide at the base x 2.281" high). Iron case. Iron shackle. Warded. Flat key. We have not found a 5 star shackle variety as depicted in the Patent. Mfg by: Trenton Lock and Hardware Co. Catalog #1975. John Gerard Design Patent # D11259. More...
"The Jon Kolozvary Collection"
809
Click to Enlarge Image Evil Eye - Floral Reverse. 3 5/16" high x 2 7/16" wide. Iron case. Iron shackle. Push Key. The Floral design is on the reverse of the case. Curved recess shackle. Designed by: John Gerard. Mfg by: National Hardware Co.  More...
"The David Heuermann Collection"
587
Click to Enlarge Image "Evil Eye" - "NHCo" Reverse. 3 5/16" high x 2 7/16" wide. Iron case. Iron shackle. Push Key. "NHCo" is intertwined on the reverse of the case. Curved recess shackle. Designed by: John Gerard. Mfg by: National Hardware Co.    More... 983
Click to Enlarge Image Ganesha - Design 1 - Barrel Key - 2". 3" high x 2" wide. Iron case. Iron shackle. Solid Barrel Key. The R&E Co. trademark is cast on the obverse of the case in the center. "U S A" is cast on the reverse of the case at 10 o'clock. The design aspects are different than that of #1277 due to the size difference. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. Henry E. Russell Jr. Design Patent # D11308 (same as the "Japanese Pattern").
"The Jon Kolozvary Collection"
589
Click to Enlarge Image Ganesha - Design 1 - Barrel Key - 2 1/2". 3" 3/8 high x 2 1/2" wide. Iron case. Iron shackle. Solid Barrel Key. The R&E Co. trademark is cast on the obverse of the case in the center. "U S A" is not cast on the reverse of the case at 10 o'clock. The design aspects are different than that of #589 due to the size difference. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. Henry E. Russell Jr. Design Patent # D11308 (same as the "Japanese Pattern").
"The Richard Bruno Collection"
1277
Click to Enlarge Image Ganesha - Design 2 - Push Key - 2". 3" high x 2" wide. Iron case. Iron shackle. Push key. The R&E Co. trademark is cast on the obverse of the case in the center. The obverse of the case has the Japanese Pattern type flowers. The case post placement is different than Design #1. Mfg by: Russell & Erwin Mfg. Co. Henry E. Russell Jr. Design Patent # D11308 (same as the "Japanese Pattern").
"The Jon Kolozvary Collection"
590
Click to Enlarge Image Hunchback also known as Person With Mouth Open. 3" high x 2 1/4" wide. Iron. Solid barrel key. Mfg by: Trenton Lock and Hardware Co. John Gerard Patent # 195000.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
592
Click to Enlarge Image Knight. 2 1/4" high x 1 7/8" wide. Iron case. Iron shackle. Warded. Curved recess shackle. This padlock is similar to the John Gerard "Eagle Liberty" in size and shape. The curved recess shackle is characteristic of other John Gerard designs. Some molds have very minor size and detail differences. 655
Click to Enlarge Image Knight - "BHMA". 2 1/4" high x 1 7/8" wide. Iron case. Iron shackle. Warded. Curved recess shackle. This padlock is similar to the John Gerard "Eagle Liberty" in size and shape. The curved recess shackle is characteristic of other John Gerard designs. Some molds have very minor size and detail differences. "BHMA" and crossed pick and shovel are embossed on the reverse of the case. I believe this lock is related to the Black Hills Mining Association, Deadwood, South Dakota. 1820