"Trick Padlocks - A thru Z"

Click to Enlarge Image "BASHFUL TRICK LOCK CIGAR CUTTER WELL WB BUILT PADLOCKS MARION, O.". 1 5/8" high. Steel case. Steel shackle. Nickel plated. Catalog #: Not determined. Made for: Wilson Bohannan Co. Mfg by: Tafo Mfg. Co., Los Angeles California. 3071
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 "DAY NEWELL & DAY". 5 5/8" high. Steel case. Steel shackle.
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6503
Click to Enlarge Image Dog. 7/8" high x 5/8" wide x 3/16" deep. Brass case. Brass shackle. To open the lock hold the front and back dog and rotate.
"The Scott Family Collection"
5063
Click to Enlarge Image "DRUMMONDS NATURAL LEAF TOBACCO". 3/4" high x 5/8" wide x 1/8" deep. Brass case. Brass shackle. Nickel plated. An advertising watch fob. Instructions to open: 1) Press the button down. Mfg by: Not determined. 4603
Click to Enlarge Image "EMPIRE 120 JR. O. U. A. M.". .995" high x .706 wide x .207" deep. Brass case. Brass shackle. Nickel plated. "PAT. APD FOR" is stamped on the reverse of the shackle. The "Junior Order United American Mechanics" was organized in May 1853. Empire Council No. 120 was based in Lancaster Pennsylvania. The lock was hand etched and most likely presented to a new member and used as a watch fob. Instructions to open: 1) Insert a rigid pin in the keyway. 2) Move the pin slightly to the right. Gamaliel Bradford patent # 373218. Mfg by: Ames Sword Co. More...
"The Bill MaGee Collection"   
2654
Click to Enlarge Image "John Hellen Carlise D.a. 1825". 5 7/8" high. Steel case. Steel shackle.
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6516
Click to Enlarge Image "H. C. JONES". 5 3/8" high x 3 3/4" wide. Steel case. Steel shackle. This is a 11 trick lock. Mfg by: Henry C. Jones.
"The Mark Anderson Collection"   
4089
Click to Enlarge Image "H. C. JONES PATENT NEWARK N.J." - Brass. 4" high. Brass case. Brass shackle. Mfg by: Henry C. Jones.
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6502
Click to Enlarge Image "H. C. JONES PATENT NEWARK N.J." - Steel. 4" high x 3" wide x 1 1/4" deep. Steel case. Steel shackle. Press pin at 7 o'clock in to release dust guard, turn key 1 revolution, then push back panel to the left to release the shackle. Mfg by: Henry C. Jones.
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6501
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 "E.M. & J.E. MIX ITHACA". 2.674" high x 1.638" wide x .572" deep. Brass case. Brass shackle. Brass key. There are 16 false gates on the front wheel. The trick to this lock is that it is opened by the dots not the numbers. Combination: Mix right, stop at the dot after 4, turn left, stop at the dot before 11, pull shackle up. This is the only combination lock made by the Mix brothers and the only lock known to exist. Mfg by: Eugene M. & James E. Mix.
"The David Heuermann Collection"
4136
Click to Enlarge Image "J. NOCK PATENT PHILAD". 3 3/4" high x 2 3/4" wide. Brass case. Brass shackle. To open the lock: Push the dust guard down, push dust guard to the left, insert key. Mfg by: Joseph Nock. Joseph Nock Patent # 1243. 5844
Click to Enlarge Image "J. NOCK PATENT PHILAD". 4 1/2" high x 3 1/4" wide x 15/16" deep. Brass case. Brass shackle. To open the lock: Push the dust guard down, push dust guard to the right, insert key. Mfg by: Joseph Nock. Joseph Nock Patent # 1243. 5845
Click to Enlarge Image "J. NOCK PATENT PHILAD". 5 1/2" high. Brass case. Brass shackle. Mfg by: Joseph Nock. Joseph Nock Patent # 1243.
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6496
Click to Enlarge Image "PAT FEB 26 67" - Vienna Trick. 5" high x 3 1/2" wide x 1/2" deep. Brass case. Brass shackle. Brass trick plates. To open lock: 1) Position the 5 front plates to expose the real keyway. 2) Turn key to unlock the mechanism, 3) Press the plate on the reverse of the case. 4) Pull shackle up. Mfg by: Charles H. Miller. Charles H. Miller Patent # 62353.
"The Steve Sommers Collection"
4275
Click to Enlarge Image "PATENTED AUG.17-1875". 2 7/8" high x 2 3/8" wide x 1/2" deep. Iron case. Iron shackle. Lever push key. There is a false keyway under the dust guard. The dust guard must be in the appropriate position and the key inserted in the keyway at the base of the lock. Mfg by: Mallory Wheeler & Co. William H. Andrews Patent # 166838.
"Courtesy Neil Pylant"
2447
Click to Enlarge Image "PATENTED AUG.17-1875" - "OR&NCO". 2 7/8" high x 2 3/8" wide x 1/2" deep. Iron case. Iron shackle. Lever push key. There is a false keyway under the dust guard. The dust guard must be in the appropriate position and the key inserted in the keyway at the base of the lock. Made for: Oregon Railway & Navigation Co. Mfg by: Mallory Wheeler & Co. William H. Andrews Patent # 166838.
"Courtesy Neil Pylant"
5352
Click to Enlarge Image Russian Writing. 4 1/2" high. Iron case. Iron shackle. 
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6530
Click to Enlarge Image "S". Brass case. Brass shackle. A trick padlock. Mfg by: Philipp Seiler. Co. Philipp Seiler Patent # 308633.
"The Richard Bruno Collection"
6156
Click to Enlarge Image Star. Brass case. Brass shackle. A trick padlock. Mfg by: Philipp Seiler. Co. Philipp Seiler Patent # 308633.
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6495
Click to Enlarge Image "SCHMIDT & ZIEGLER REMSCHEID". 4 3/8" high x 3" wide x 3/4" deep. Brass case. Brass shackle. Hollow barrel key. Instructions to open: 1) Insert key in left keyway. 2) Turn key to second keyway. 3) Push key in further. 4) Rotate key counter clock wise two times.
"Courtesy Neil Pylant"   
1914
Click to Enlarge Image "SEHNER & HUFFER HAGERSTOWN.MD PATENT JULY 4th 65". 4" high. Steel case. Steel shackle. Mfg by: Sehner & Huffer. Abraham Huffer & Nathaniel Sehner Patent # 48558.
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6505
Click to Enlarge Image "SEHNER & HUFFER HAGERSTOWN.MD PATENT JULY 4th 65". 4" high. Brass case. Brass shackle. Same as #6507 except stamping is on the case. Mfg by: Sehner & Huffer. Abraham Huffer & Nathaniel Sehner Patent # 48558.
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6506
Click to Enlarge Image "SEHNER & HUFFER HAGERSTOWN.MD PATENT JULY 4th 65". 4" high. Brass case. Brass shackle. Same as #6506 except stamping is on the dust guard. Mfg by: Sehner & Huffer. Abraham Huffer & Nathaniel Sehner Patent # 48558.
"The Mark Andersen Collection"
6507
Click to Enlarge Image Sehner & Huffer. 4" high. Brass case. Brass shackle. The lock has no stamping on it, but is a Sehner & Huffer lock. The shackle post is missing. Mfg by: Sehner & Huffer. Abraham Huffer & Nathaniel Sehner Patent # 48558.
"The Richard Bruno Collection"
6555
Click to Enlarge Image "W. C. SINCLAIR". 3 3/4" high x 3" wide x 1" deep. Brass case. Steel shackle. "W. C. SINCLAIR" is stamped on the obverse and reverse of the shackle. "PATENT" is stamped on the dust guard. 4807
Click to Enlarge Image "T. SLAIGHT PATENT OCT.14.1851 NEWARK, NJ". 3 1/2" high. Brass case. Brass shackle. Mfg by: Thomas Slaight. Thomas Slaight Patent # 8431.
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6497
Click to Enlarge Image "S. C. THOMSON & CO NEWARK N.J.". 4 1/4" high.Brass case. Brass shackle. Mfg by: S. C. Thomson & Co.
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6499
Click to Enlarge Image "WEST COAST COLLECTORS 20TH ANNUAL ANTIQUE LOCK SHOW 1997". 2 5/8" high x 1 3/4" wide. Stamped brass case. Brass shackle. To open the lock: 1) Insert a nickel in the opening at the top of the case. 2) Turn key and the shackle pops up.
"The Mike Pitman Collection" 
4598