Welcome to our world of Locks and Locksmiths (click logo or scroll down to view all):-
 www.Antique-Locks.com 
  
HoL
   COLTi
Or are you looking for modern, or recent past,
Keys, Locks or Safes.
keys, locks & safes
Industrial Archaeology of Locks HoL Museum
COLTi
  
Please support our forum sponsors where you can.
Researching locks from antiquity to the recent past.Maintaining a reference collection & archive.Today's scene and cutting edge developments.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Temperance, Michigan USA
    Posts
    132
    Country: United States

    Default F.SENGPIEL'S-PATENT Padlock

    Looking for info on the F.SENGPIEL'S-PATENT padlock. Here are some photos of the one I have obtained:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	920c8daf.jpg 
Views:	31 
Size:	114.1 KB 
ID:	5715 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	250d0e3a.jpg 
Views:	20 
Size:	148.3 KB 
ID:	5716 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	90fbdbcf.jpg 
Views:	22 
Size:	106.2 KB 
ID:	5717

    I am looking to know where these came from, how old, what they were used for, and most of all.......how much this beautiful old lock is worth???? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

    Mike
    The Amazing Michael~Escape Artist/Scuba Diver/Locksmith/Lock, Handcuff, and Restraint Collector......and one HELL of a model American! =)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    188
    Country: Canada

    Default

    That is a very secure padlock from the looks of the keyway and mechanical construction.
    It will be ineresting to find out about the background.

    Some of the antique padlocks used similar mecohanisms found in prison Locks.
    One example is the Chubb Detector padlock with serrated levers, and restricted
    keys. I opened a padlock and found very close machining and fake notches as a
    anti-picking coutermeasure. Some of the Bank Night Deposit Locks have doubled over
    Lever springs to provide an incorrect tension feddback through the lockpick.

    Brian ..................................

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    19
    Country: UK

    Default

    There is a thread HERE and also its worth keeping an eye on The Knowledge


    Sue

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Frankfurt Main
    Posts
    706
    Country: Germany

    Default

    Uh uh uh!!!

    I wish I had bought that one when I saw it like a year ago on ebay Germany. But there was some other name on the lock cover.. some German name, but I can't remember it. I could go to the German Velbert Museum and ask if any of them has information about this padlock. I was planning on going there this summer anyway!

    Or is that not needed?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Seattle WA
    Posts
    1,325
    Country: United States

    Default

    All information anyone can get and post is ALWAYS welcome. You might find out something that could be very important to someone search.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    California, USA
    Posts
    214
    Country: United States

    Default F.SENGPIEL'S-PATENT Padlock

    I think I can be of help in identifying the manufacturer of this padlock. I have one very similar, but without the Sengpiel name. Back in 1981 I wrote a letter to the lock museum in Velbert. I received a reply from Herr Oetelshofen who identified it as having been made by the firm of Damm & Ladwig in Velbert. The company was founded in 1886 and was taken over by Yale & Towne in 1927. Notice the similarities - the shape, the key, and that oak leaf on the keyhole cover.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails CIMG2353.JPG  

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Temperance, Michigan USA
    Posts
    132
    Country: United States

    Default

    So is it German made??? It looks very well made; I could see where it could be German BUT some characteristics of the lock looks like turn of the century American as well. This is turning out to be a VERY interesting lock! =)

    I really want to know a ballpark figure of what this baby is worth.......perhaps I finally made a good lock investment! lol!

    "I could go to the German Velbert Museum and ask if any of them has information about this padlock. I was planning on going there this summer anyway!

    Or is that not needed?" Yes, any additional info is most certainly welcome.

    Thanks for all the replies so far!

    Mike
    The Amazing Michael~Escape Artist/Scuba Diver/Locksmith/Lock, Handcuff, and Restraint Collector......and one HELL of a model American! =)

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    29
    Country: United States

    Default f. SENGPIEL PADLOCK HISTORY

    Since I originally posted a question regarding the origins of "F. Sengpiel" padlocks on this blog I have acquired 45 such locks and concluded a bit of research. For those who are interested, I have posted over 40 locks and historical information on the website MYVIMU.COM ..
    While nearly all the info on the site is in Polish, my pictures have descriptions entirely in English. In the search area, just type in "Sengpiel" and you will see my collection.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails SENGPIEL-5 SIZES.jpg  

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Odell Ne
    Posts
    580
    Country: United States

    Default

    So Gordan, 45 locks,that's impressive! Do you have working keys for all of them? How many different sizes or styles are there?
    Mark A. Billesbach

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Temperance, Michigan USA
    Posts
    132
    Country: United States

    Default

    Gordon, I am very impressed at how well made this lock is. The key is very nice as well......the barrel is SO BIG!!! I love the acorn and leaf on the keyway cover too.

    I don't know what size mine is but it is about 5 inches high, 3 inches wide, by 1 inch thick. It is in perfect working order and has not been cleaned up at all. This lock IS for sale if you are interested! I have to buy a new regulator set for scuba diving and they are EXPENSIVE!!! I am fund raising for that little endeavor right now and am parting with a few pieces to buy it. What do you think a fair price would be for mine???

    Mike
    The Amazing Michael~Escape Artist/Scuba Diver/Locksmith/Lock, Handcuff, and Restraint Collector......and one HELL of a model American! =)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •