Terry L. Roses, on the front cover of his book on Story
Locks said it best...
"If only locks could speak . . . the stories they could tell."
This is one of the most exciting categories of padlock collecting boasting the most impressive art work found on any type of lock. I often wonder where the designer’s imagery came from, the story he was trying to tell, was it a childhood dream, a vivid adult imagination, I guess we will never know for sure. This being said, we can draw upon our own imagination and allow these locks to speak.
A thru K L thru Z Japanese Pattern Scroll
Modern Story Locks