Commemorative Padlocks
Click to Enlarge Image "C.Q.D." - "SIMMON'S WIRELESS" also known as Titanic SOS. 2 13/16" high x 2" wide. Brass body. Brass shackle. Keyway: Flat. 1 Lever, 4 Wards. The patent was applied for on April 28, 1910 and issued on January 17, 1911. This padlock was offered in the Simmons Hardware Co. catalogs of 1910 thru 1917. The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 which leads me believe that this padlock was adopted as the commemorative for the Titanic instead of being made to commemorate the Titanic. Made for: Simmons Hardware Co. Mfg by: Slaymaker. Patent # 981784.   More... 
"The David Heuermann Collection"
Click to Enlarge Image "MARNE" also known as "Battle of the Marne" also known as "Miracle of the Marne". 3 7/16" high x 2 5/8" wide x 13/16" deep. Steel body. Steel shackle. Brass face plate. Post key. Commemorates the WW 1 battle on the Marne river in France September 5 thru 12 1914 resulting in a Franco-British victory. Mfg by: Walsall Lock and Cart Gear Ltd. (Great Britain).
"The David Heuermann Collection"
Click to Enlarge Image "NORTH POLE" - "US" - Brass Case - Brass Shackle. Commemorates the Admiral Richard E. Byrd Antarctic expeditions. Born on October 25, 1888 and died on March 12, 1957. 3.711" high x 2.449" wide x .622" deep. Brass body. Brass shackle. 1 guard lever, and 2 locking levers. Flat Key. Reference: Schofield's auction #7 February 24, 2001 #38. Mfg by: J. Walter Miller Lock Co. More... 
"Courtesy Mike Pitman"
Click to Enlarge Image "WORLD'S FAIR 1904 ST. LOUIS U.S.A.". "Louisiana Purchase Exposition" was the title of the 1904 St. Louis Missouri World's Fair. 3 5/8" high x 2 1/2" wide. Pressed steel case painted ivory black, brass shackle, plates, and pins. 4 Levers. Push Key. Mfg by: Eagle Lock Co. Made for: Simmons Hardware Co. Offered in catalogs 1904 thru 1907. 
"The Mike Pitman Collection"