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Thread: Damm & Ladwig

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    A recently acquired padlock that I thought would be interesting. It appears to be the same as the Yale one where the key is simply inserted (not turned) when the shackle can be pulled to open the lock.

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    The logo on the shackle looks like a fox holding a padlock?

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    Brian, That is known as a PKPT (push key pin tumbler). It works like you described, but in actual use, you were to insert the key and push the key up against the spring pressure, then turn the key once the shackle had cleared the top of the padlock. That is a very nice lock, if you ever decide you want to part with it, let me know. I'de love to add that to my PKPT collection. Mark
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    It is no accident that the Damm & Ladwig padlock strongly resembles the Yale & Towne model.
    Yale & Towne acquired Damm & Ladwig in 1927.

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    The spring is quite strong on this one, I guess in practice one would insert the key and with the other hand pull on the body against the hasp. Thanks Mark.

    I was guessing between the wars Scott so thanks for that.

    What about the logo, do you think its a D & L logo or perhaps a dealers logo.

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    View of the other side of both lock and key.

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    The logo is for Damm & Ladwig and not a dealer's logo. I have an older Damm & Ladwig padlock with the same logo on the keyhole cover.

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    Very nice piece Brian

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    That's a beautiful padlock Brian- they're not normally my temptation but that's a beauty- glad that one's got the best of homes!

    The shackle looks bronze in the photo, it might just be the way the brass has tarnished, but definitely looks to have an 'oiled bronze' finish to me. Very nice

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    Huw - I think you are right, both the shackle and the bosses do look as you describe.

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