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    English Make Padlock ?

    I bought a jar full of old padlocks the other day at a yard sale . Can't find any info on this one .

    It's not very sturdy . Any Ideas ?
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    Re: English Make Padlock ?

    "English Make" sounds a lot like "Made in China". Looks old, though. I have a similar one that also looks flimsey. I will have to see if it is English Make.

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    Re: English Make Padlock ?

    Heres another with keys but it doesnt say anything. http://www.antiquesnavigator.com/d-8...miniature.html
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    Re: English Make Padlock ?

    Except for the target around the keyhole, looks like an exact match. Mojaxx: Got keys?

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    Re: English Make Padlock ?

    Mojjax ~

    Check it out! Here's a link to a 1914 "British Make" catalog. I only had time to scroll through it real quick, and not sure if your particular padlock is shown or not. But even if it isn't, I thought it might be a nice "go-with" to accompany this topic.

    SBB

    Link: http://www.antique-locks.com/adverti...ke-1914-a.html

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    Re: English Make Padlock ?

    Mojjax ~

    Although I didn't see your exact padlock in the catalog, I decided to do a little research history on the company itself. It appears they were actually called ...

    "Benjamin Walters & Company, Ltd."

    Here's what I found so far. But there doesn't appear to be very much written on the company ... ( If I find anything else of interest, I will post it).

    I'm beginning to think their term "British Make" is like us saying "American Made."

    SBB

    ~ * ~

    BENJAMIN WALTERS AND CO. LTD. 24 NORTH STREET, WOLVERHAMPTON.

    Listed as general lock makers, of all kinds of rim and mortice locks and latches, combination and night latches, and every description of brass and iron cabinet locks. Also Bales & Walters improved patent locks and latches. They made their own cabinet locks and Bales latches but acted as wholesale factors for many other types.

    They were situated upstairs at 24 North Street, opposite the Molineux Hotel. Closed when the premises were required for the building of the Wolverhampton ring road.

    Existing in 1914 (catalogue) 1974. Nothing else known.

    [ Page from 1914 catalog ]

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    Re: English Make Padlock ?

    Quote Originally Posted by High Plains Digger
    Except for the target around the keyhole, looks like an exact match. Mojaxx: Got keys?
    Yea , I got keys ............one of them might work
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    Re: English Make Padlock ?

    And I want to thank Sodapopbottle Bob & Bigcy for the nice links

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    Re: English Make Padlock ?

    Actually, you may have one that works. I had a trunk that was without a key. My locksmith friend that lives across the street told me to come a get a box of the keys he has accumulated over the years for trunks. Within 20 tries I had 2 that worked. But I do think that the steamer trunks of the very early 1900s were very limited on key options.

    Now, Got milk??

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    Re: English Make Padlock ?

    "Did someone say 'Got Milk?' Yeah, I got milk! So whatta ya wanna know bout it?"

    Signed ... Classy Glassy ~ "Moo!"
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    Re: English Make Padlock ?

    With the rhetorical question of "Got Milk?" I was rather hoping for a milk mustache on a beautiful babe, like on the commericals. I guess SBB got about as close as it gets around here.

 

 

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