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  1. #1
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    Default Union 6-Lever Padlock

    Good Morning, first time on here so please be nice ..Recently my young son and i were running our metal detector over an old house site when we dug up an interesting padlock. It has Union 6 Lever stamped on what looks like a zinc body, with a brass shackle. On one side of the shackle is written, Pat No. 508247, on the reverse side of the shackle is DS 23. It also has on the Zinc body MADE IN ENGLAND. I have cleaned it up and getting a key made for it at work. I can upload some photos when i get back to work tomorrow. I guess im just curious about its age etc. Ive seen one similar online but it has DS 18 stamped on the shackle.If it helps the old house site looks like it was an old New Zealand Railway house. Any help at all is appreciated,

    Cheers

    Daryl, Wellington, New Zealand

  2. #2
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    Default Union 6-Lever Padlock

    That a long way to have your padlock in New Zealand. Not sure if can find patent number but maybe someone in England can. Here are some example of maybe where the Union padlock come from.....Timothy.....
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    Default Union 6-Lever Padlock

    Just a little more information on Union Lock:UNIONgrew out of a family business set up in 1840 in Willenhall - the heart of theBritish lock-making industry for over four centuries. The distinguished UNIONbrand provides an extensive range of architectural products for commercial andcontract applications and is recognised worldwide.







  4. #4
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    Thanks for the reply, still hunting for the exact lock details...interesting learning about he Union Company as well....Here are a few photos of the lock...I'll put it all back together at work and make a key to match.....cheers...
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  5. #5
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    try jos. parkes&sons england

  6. #6
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    Here's one more photo of the Ds 23 stamp....I've contacted an historian in the U.K so we will see what happens. ...Thanks....
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  7. #7
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    It's a #3240 series padlock from the very late 1950s onwards. Not much to add as you already know it's a die-cast zinc case which of course limits its age.
    Six lever and originally finished in a gold enamel and included in the Nov 1958 catalogue but with shackle marked PAT APPLIED FOR, so yours is therefore presumably later.
    Huw

  8. #8
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    Thanks very much Huw, appreciate that. ..I have another lock as well that I'm looking up information on...It's another 6-lever Union lock...Will post up photos soon...thanks again. .

    Daza

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