"Trick Padlocks - Blank"

The locks are listed in height order.

Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 3/4" high x 5/8" wide x 1/8" deep. Brass case. Steel shackle. Nickel plated. Instructions to open: 1) Press the button down. Mfg by: Not determined.
"The Scott Family Collection"
2854
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 1 1/4" high. Iron case. Iron shackle.  Hollow barrel key. Instructions to open: 1) Press the button on the side of the case to open the door. Mfg by: Possibly European, 19th-20th c. 4385
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 1 1/2" high x 13/16" wide x 9/16" deep. Brass case. Steel shackle. Hollow barrel key. Instructions to open: 1) Press the button on the side of the case to open the door. Mfg by: Possibly middle eastern, 19th-20th c.
"The Scott Family Collection"
2742
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 2" high. Iron case. Iron shackle. 
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6524
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 2 5/8" high. Iron case. Iron shackle. 
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6523
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 3" high. Iron case. Iron shackle. 
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6522
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 3" high. Iron case. Iron shackle. 
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6526
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 3 1/4" wide. Iron case. Iron shackle.  All of the edges are chamfered. The key may not be original but it is old. The shackle is held at two points. The key must be screwed in to release the main bolt, and then a slide must be pulled out above the keyway to release a second bolt which releases the shackle. Mfg by: Possibly German manufacture.
"The Jeff Strumberger Collection" 
4799
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 3 3/8" high. Brass case. Brass shackle. Brass dials. The reverse of the lock is blank. Dial #1 has the numbers 0-10. Dial #2 has the numbers 1-19. You open the lock by matching the number 10 on each dial, then, moving the 10 on dial #2 to match the number 9 on dial #1, then Slide dial #1 to the right. 5683
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 3 1/2" high. Iron case. Iron shackle. 
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6510
Click to Enlarge Image Blank - Triangle. 3 7/8" high x 2 1/2" wide x 1 7/8" deep. Iron case. Iron shackle. You must push the back panel to the right to open the keyway cover.
"The Bill MacNab Collection"
6632
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 3 15/16" high x 2 7/16" wide x 1" deep. Iron case. Iron shackle. Hollow barrel key. Instructions to open: 1) Slide the left turret up to release the catch for the keyway door. 2) Turn key 2 times counter clockwise. Instructions to close: 1) Turn key 2 times clockwise. Mfg by: European, possibly 19th century.
"The Scott Family Collection"
2855
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 4" high. Iron case. Iron shackle. 
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6511
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 4 1/4" high x 3 3/8" wide x 1 9/16" deep. Brass case. Steel shackle. Weight: 2lbs 5ozs. The drop has a special mechanism that allows it to be pulled up and lock to the side.  Originally, I believe that this mechanism also prevented the drop from sliding to the left without first pushing it upward.  It is worn down just enough now that it will rotate to the left, but not as much as when you first push the drop upward.  Mfg by: Possibly W. C. Sinclair.
"The Michael Stuart Collection" 
5007
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 4 3/8" high x 4 11/16" wide x 1" deep. Iron case. Iron shackle.  Weight: 3.6 lbs. "7" is stamped on the obverse of the shackle. "Ar 1653" is stamped on the reverse of the shackle. Arc shackle. To open the lock you must position the 2 dust guards in the correct position, then rotate the key 180 degrees. If you do not have the dust guards in the correct position the lock will not open.
"The Ralph Sertell Collection" 
5989
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 4 1/2" high x 2 7/8" wide x 1 5/16" deep. Iron case. Iron shackle. Hollow barrel key. Instructions to open: 1) Pull down the front panel and turn to the right. 2) Push up on the catch on the reverse of the case and the key will turn to open the lock. Mfg by: European, 18th century.
"The Scott Family Collection"
2856
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 4 1/2" high. Brass case. Iron shackle. 
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6528
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 4 5/8" high. Iron case. Iron shackle.
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6518
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 4 13/16" high x 2 7/8" wide x 13/16" deep. Brass case. Brass shackle. Mfg by: Abraham Huffer & Nathaniel Sehner, Hagerstown, MD. Abraham Huffer & Nathaniel Sehner Patent # 48558.
"The Michael Stuart Collection" 
4979
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 4 7/8" high x 3" wide x 1" deep. Iron case. Iron shackle. Bronze ornaments and keyway cover. Dead locking mechanism. The key is not original. The lock actually has a simple warded mechanism. "204" is stamped on the inside of the shackle. The keyway cover moves naturally to the left and not to the right. To open the lock: 1) The spring loaded top square plate must be pushed up and simultaneously push the bottom plate to the right. This moves the inside plate so that the keyway is revealed. 2) Turn key 1 clock wise revolution and pull the shackle up. Mfg by: Perhaps European mid 19th c.
"The Amazing Michael Collection"
4597
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 4 7/8" high x 2 5/8" wide x 1 1/16" deep. Iron case. Iron shackle. Screw key. Silver relief work. Instructions to open: Keyhole on bottom is fake, though made to seem to fit the key. Bottom section must be unscrewed to reveal the actual keyhole. Mfg by: Perhaps Middle Eastern, late 19th-early 20th century.
"The Scott Family Collection"
3079
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 4 7/8" high. Iron case. Iron shackle. Hollow barrel key. Instructions to open: 1) Rotate key 360 degrees clockwise, you will hear a click. 2) Pull key half way out and turn key 180 degrees counter clockwise, then lift the shackle. Mfg by: Possibly European, 19th century. 4384
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 4 7/8" high. Iron case. Iron shackle.
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6498
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 5 1/16" high x 3 1/4" wide x 13/16" deep. Iron case. Iron shackle.  Hollow barrel key. Instructions to open: 1) Press down hard on dust guard. 2) Push in side trick. 3) Rotate key clock wise two times.
"Courtesy Neil Pylant"   
1923
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 5 1/4" high. Steel case. Brass shackle.
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6504
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 5 1/2" high x 3 3/4" wide x 1 11/16" deep. Weight: 1 pound 10 ounces. Iron case. Iron shackle. Hollow barrel key. Instructions to open: 1) Press the upper lintel and the keyway door will open. 2) Turn the key. 3) Push the back panel to the right to open the lock. Mfg by: European, 17th century.
"The Scott Family Collection"
2857
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 5 1/2" high excluding shackle retainer. Iron case. Iron shackle.
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6519
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 5 5/8" high. Iron case. Iron shackle.
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6500
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 5 3/4" high. Iron case. Iron shackle.
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6517
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 6" high x 3 1/4" wide x 1 13/16" deep. Brass and iron case. Iron shackle. Instructions to open: Using the key shaped like a socket wrench removes the bottom of the lock. Using the female square key at the bottom allows you to crank the brass section down to reveal another keyhole, as well as a small hole on the side. The small hole requires a screw key to be screwed tight. The revealed keyhole requires a key to be turned clockwise. And now the trick. Moving the fish under the shackle reveals yet another keyhole which requires the smallest key to be turned counterclockwise. Once all three final keys have been worked, the lock will open. Mfg by: Possibly middle eastern 20th century.
"The Scott Family Collection"
2858
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 6" high. Brass case. Iron shackle. 
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6529
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 6 5/8" high. Iron case. Iron shackle. 
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6520
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 7" high. Iron case. Iron shackle.  There appears to be a 4 digit number etched on the obverse of the case.
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6509
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 7" high. Iron case. Iron shackle. 
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6512
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 7 1/4" high excluding shackle retainer. Iron case. Iron shackle. 
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6521
Click to Enlarge Image Blank. 8 5/8" high. Iron case. Iron shackle.
"The Bob Dix Collection"
6508