✅ SOLVED Need help with lock maker or age

misplacedrednek

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Found a lock and wanted to know if anyone could ID the maker or even give an age estimate. I've found very few locks ever and don't know a lot about them. Thanks for looking.
MATT
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invent4hir

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Not sure. Until someone offers a positive ID, Google and see if you find a lock with that shape of keyhole cover.
 
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invent4hir

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Are those letters above the USA? From the last picture it looks like _RCo. If they are letters I'm not sure what the first one is. Maybe hold it at a low angle with the light behind you and see if you can make it out. That plus the unique shape of the keyhole cover should narrow down the ID.
 
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Found a lock and wanted to know if anyone could ID the maker or even give an age estimate. I've found very few locks ever and don't know a lot about them. Thanks for looking.
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Here is one posted on ebay. I looked for “heart locks”. If they are correct it is from the 1800s. Nice find!

 
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Doubter in MD

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Here is one posted on ebay. I looked for “heart locks”. If they are correct it is from the 1800s. Nice find!

Wow! Great detective work! That looks like the same lock.
 
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misplacedrednek

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Here is one posted on ebay. I looked for “heart locks”. If they are correct it is from the 1800s. Nice find!


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Here is one posted on ebay. I looked for “heart locks”. If they are correct it is from the 1800s. Nice find!

Thanks for the great detective work. I looked on and off for a few days and realized there were a ton of different locks made in times gone by. I'd say this one is solved. Thanks again.
 
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misplacedrednek

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Here is one posted on ebay. I looked for “heart locks”. If they are correct it is from the 1800s. Nice find!

The place where I found it is full of 1800s goodies so I believe it dates to that time.
 
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Great find! Congratulations! Thanks for posting!

And... Underwonder, fantastic detective work and ID! Thanks everyone.
 
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Underwonder

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Great find! Congratulations! Thanks for posting!

And... Underwonder, fantastic detective work and ID! Thanks everyone.
Thank you! I was glad to be able to contribute as I am often on the other end of things looking for assistance! Nice find!
 
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