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Old 06-19-2017, 03:44 PM   #1
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Found this lock on a construction site they are doing work on downtown. I haven't tried to clean it other than rinsing with water. The only thing I know is that it's brass. Can anyone here tell me anything about it?





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Old 06-19-2017, 03:48 PM   #2
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It is really neat. I'm surprised its not seized up. Cool find.
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:59 PM   #3
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It is really neat. I'm surprised its not seized up. Cool find.


I'm really fighting myself not to lock it lol. I'm sure I can get it to close. I don't have a key for it


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Old 06-19-2017, 04:15 PM   #4
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Upper right corner. "Ironsides" in different models. I'm digging a little deeper.

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Old 06-19-2017, 04:20 PM   #5
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What I can tell you with absolute certainty about that lock is two things.

1) it's old
2) it's unlocked

That's all I got. Lol


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Old 06-19-2017, 04:21 PM   #6
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Be nice to get it cleaned up and operational with keys---put it on grandma's old cedar chest, etc.
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:22 PM   #7
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Might be an "Eagle" also. Location of the rivets are about the same on both.

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Old 06-19-2017, 04:26 PM   #8
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Ok so we have verified that it's a six lever


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Old 06-19-2017, 04:27 PM   #9
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Upper right corner. "Ironsides" in different models. I'm digging a little deeper.



This was great info


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Old 06-19-2017, 04:28 PM   #10
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Upper right corner. "Ironsides" in different models. I'm digging a little deeper.



Any idea on age? We have also found ALOT of rail road spikes


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Old 06-19-2017, 04:28 PM   #11
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http://antique-padlocks.com/six_db_e-l.htm
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:35 PM   #12
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Looks like it could be a E. T. FRAIM LOCK CO. too
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:38 PM   #13
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Or a LEE HARDWARE CO 6 LEVERS LIGHT-NING
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:41 PM   #14
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L&N and LUTHE are also possibilities.
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:41 PM   #15
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It's looking like best case scenario it's $50. I'm gonna leave it as is and hang it somewhere


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That should give you a start.
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:50 PM   #17
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Cool find ...was it buried when you found it?
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:59 PM   #18
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Cool find ...was it buried when you found it?


Slightly. All the ground had been turned up by a dozer


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Old 06-19-2017, 05:02 PM   #19
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Go back there with a metal detector. Probably more good stuff there.
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:15 PM   #20
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Go back there with a metal detector. Probably more good stuff there.
This ^^^^
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