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  1. #1

    Nov 2006
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    Old padlock found today

    I found it today in my front yard; anyone knows how old it is? It has engraved: "JHW NEWARK NEW JERSEY"

    thanks
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  2. #2

    May 2005
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    Re: Old padlock found today

    B,

    nice padlock; and welcome to the board.

    No idea on age. You may want to try:
    http://www.lockcollectors.com/padlocks.htm

    have a good un............
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

  3. #3

    Nov 2006
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    Re: Old padlock found today

    The exact lettering on he shackle is JHW NEWARK NJ US. On the other side of the shacle there is a "O" (or "0")
    Thanks!

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    Re: Old padlock found today

    Late 19th or early 20th century padlock made by the J. H. W. Climax Co. of Newark, NJ. The company originated in New York in 1837, later relocating to Newark, where it remains in existence today.
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  5. #5

    Nov 2006
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    Re: Old padlock found today

    Thanks!!!

  6. #6

    Aug 2004
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    Re: Old padlock found today

    Your sure looks a lot better than the ones I find. Big balls of rust here.
    Happy Tesoro user - Mid Missouri

  7. #7
    us
    Sep 2006
    west virginia (wayne)
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    Re: Old padlock found today

    I'd guess late 1800s

  8. #8
    us
    Apr 2015
    West Orange, NJ
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    Awesome lock! Just found a really similar one
    JerseyDigger19 - West Orange, NJ
    2018 Best Finds: 1789 2 reales, 1876-CC seated dime, 3 gold rings, 1869 and 1877 Indians
    Always looking for people to dig with!

 

 

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