Wilson Bohannan & Charles Gibson Locks

 

Click to Enlarge Image "C. S. MAIL. GIBSON & BOHANNAN BALTo". 2" wide. Brass case. Brass shackle. Made for: United States Postal Service. Mfg by: Gibson & Bohannan. 424
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" 
5680
Click to Enlarge Image "PATENT APR. 17. 1860 GIBSON & BOHANNAN BALTo". (Actual: 2.294" wide 2.731" high x 0.535" deep). Brass lock body with flat top. Brass shackle. The padlock was made when Gibson and Bohannan were partners in Baltimore. The lock was made when Gibson and Bohannan were partners in Baltimore. Mfg by: Gibson & Bohannan. Wilson Bohannan Patent # 27883.
"The Scott Caley Collection" 
7756