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  1. #1
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    Default Ancient padlock identification

    I have recently acquired this old iron padlock. Can anyone tell me how old it is and the country of origin please?

    It's 12 inches long and has two staples.

    To insert the key one has to release the cover by turning the square at the back;then insert the key. It is only possible to release one staple at a time. To release the first one the key is turned clockwise and to release the other it is turned anti-clockwise.
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    Default Ancient padlock identification

    A bit of GOOGLING has provided this one sold by Bonhams....late C16th to early C17th and possibly Spanish
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    Default Ancient padlock identification

    Most would said it is for large gate lock. There are so many of them made just about everywhere. Have no idea of date or year for it but maybe someone else come up with better idea. As per attached for it be have no idea of what language is it....Timothy......
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    Default Ancient padlock

    Timothy,

    Yes, of a similar concept but much more of an "engineered" version. The language at the heading I believe is French ?

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    Welcome Daveham, as you recently acquired it can we ask where you got it from?

  6. #6
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    Default Ancient padlock

    Hallo Huw,

    Purchased from an antique dealer here in Hertford

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