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T103 - Ornate Brass Trunk Lock 1861 - SOLD 06/2022


A rare pre-Civil War antique brass trunk lock with one working barrel key. The lock is in very good used working condition and it's a high quality rare design. It is marked on the top hasp piece "Patent Jan. 29, 1861" and on the bottom "Patent May 24, 1859". Both patents were issued to E.L. Gaylord of Terryville, Conn. (the home of Eagle Lock Company). I can provide the patent documents to the purchaser if desired. Gaylord had his own lock business prior to Eagle Lock and later became a partner with James Terry who started Eagle Lock company in the mid 1850's. This measures a total of 5 3/4" wide at the center and 3 1/4" tall (base). The top piece is 3" wide and 3" tall by itself. When lock together the entire lock is 5" tall. This lock does need a shallow cutout for the base about 2" wide by 2 1/4" tall. The lock is mostly brass including a thick brass back plate and the ornate parts are cast brass. The back piece is iron (see pictures for more details of design and condition). The key provided works the lock, but it is not the original. But you could have another older style key made using the design of the working barrel key. A very beautiful lock which would have been used on a very high quality trunk of the 1860's.

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Price: $115 includes shipping in the U.S. by USPS Priority Mail. This must be sent by Priority Mail due to the weight, and that costs $8.70 now. Please email for a shipping rate to other countries. Payment by online secure checkout with PayPal or by mailed personal check. If you prefer to pay by check please email to let me know and get more information.

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