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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2011
    Redwood Valley CA.
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    Metal Detecting

    Pennsylvania railroad logo brass padlock

    Hi All,

    I found this brass Padlock 7 1/2 inchs down the logo is for the Pennsylvania Railroad any idea on it's age?

    Thanks for your help

    Dan
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  2. #2
    us
    Jesus Christ is the REAL treasure to find!

    Jul 2011
    Whites Prizim III, Minelab X-terra 50
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    Re: Pennsylvania railroad logo brass padlock

    Could you post some more pictures? The logo does appear to be the famous P.R.R. logo. But the main logo for the P.R.R. was the letters in a keystone And keystones were very common symbols for different bussiness/companies. It's most famous is for the P.R.R. I'm not saying it's not a P.R.R. lock, but I've seen very similar ones. You might want to clean up the logo and look for letering. Still a VERY GREAT FIND!!!!! Hope it is a P.R.R. lock! CONGRATS!!!!
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  3. #3
    us
    Aug 2011
    Central Pa
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    80
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    Re: Pennsylvania railroad logo brass padlock

    Cool find

  4. #4
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    Jan 2009
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    Re: Pennsylvania railroad logo brass padlock

    Very fine lock. I have a couple PRR locks -- not like yours -- with the "PRR" crudely counterstamped on the shackle. By the by, I believe the 28th Infantry Division uses that exact same insignia.
    J-Mann

  5. #5
    us
    May 2008
    Texas
    Teknetic G2, Excal 2 1000, Garrett Sea Hunter II
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    Re: Pennsylvania railroad logo brass padlock

    Most locks of that type have the date on the hinge where it opens and closes. My guess would be 1890's. Nice find, I have one that looks close to that and it's dated 1892. HH

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2011
    Redwood Valley CA.
    Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505, Garrett Pro Pointer
    324
    11 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Pennsylvania railroad logo brass padlock

    Thanks all for the info I will look to see if I can find a date stamp on

    Happy hunting,

    Dan
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  7. #7
    us
    Jesus Christ is the REAL treasure to find!

    Jul 2011
    Whites Prizim III, Minelab X-terra 50
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    27 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Pennsylvania railroad logo brass padlock

    This was recently posted in "Today's Find's" forum. Theres alock in there that looks just like yours! I even asked him if his was a P.R.R. lock! What do you think?

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...tml#msg3242572
    My Best Finds:1942 Walking Liberty Half, 2 Barber Quarters
    6 Standing Liberty Quarters, 1 Washington Quarter 3 Barber Dimes, 6 Mercury Dimes, 5 Roosevelt Dimes, 53 Wheat Pennies, 1 189? Indian Head, 6 three ringers (1 pain) CW Union Officer Coat Button, many early 1900 bottles

  8. #8
    us
    Dec 2011
    Redwood Valley CA.
    Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505, Garrett Pro Pointer
    324
    11 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Pennsylvania railroad logo brass padlock

    thanks looks just like the one I found.

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  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2007
    Infinium and Sovereign GT
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    It is listed in the Padlock Collector as being an E.T. Faim Company all brass lock, but there are no attributions to the PRR. It probably has to do with the history of the company, which was founded in 1879 by the 3 Fraim brothers, Edward, Miller and Parker. Originally known as the Keystone Lock Works. - Edward T (E T) Fraim, Parker K Fraim and Miller W Fraim. Somewhere around 1890, Miller and Parker left the company to venture off into a business of their own, leaving just Edward to run the company, hence the name E.T. Fraim Lock Company. Edward ran the company with his two sons until his death in 1917, and shortly thereafter the company merged with Slaymaker .
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