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    Default Mystery 'Crown' Locks

    I've been searching for any information about two Mystery Locks I have. One has a simple 'Crown' on the keyhole cover and the other gas a 'Crown' with a capitol "F" under it. No other markings can be found. Any help with a maker and dating them would GREATLY be appreciated.

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    pictures would help

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    I'm new to this site and trying to navigate and learn as I go. These photos are of the keyhole covers of my two Mystery locks.
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    These are photos of my two Mystery Locks. Any information about them would GREATLY be appreciated. Thank you again.
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    i am not familiar with the F,maybe spainish or ? The ones i have are english and have either V R or E R on the drop.This one is a vault lock when queen Victoria reigned.
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    FYI, 2 VERY good associations are alca AND wclca,they have great info on some of these and a lot of other locks. This is from a WCLCA issue that is quite informative. The yearly dues are very reasonable too,for both assoc.
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    It says no info on the F crown . this was 2016 issue
    hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbonstein View Post
    i am not familiar with the F,maybe spainish or ? The ones i have are english and have either V R or E R on the drop.This one is a vault lock when queen Victoria reigned.
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    Thank you for the info. It (the crown) is in the same style as some Colonial period dice I've seen that have a G R (King George) stamped on them. The mystery continues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbonstein View Post
    FYI, 2 VERY good associations are alca AND wclca,they have great info on some of these and a lot of other locks. This is from a WCLCA issue that is quite informative. The yearly dues are very reasonable too,for both assoc.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	crown lock 2.jpg 
Views:	4 
Size:	1.47 MB 
ID:	20015Click image for larger version. 

Name:	crown lock 3.jpg 
Views:	6 
Size:	1.28 MB 
ID:	20016 tried to scan page,but it would not upload, Maybe you can zoom these up to read.
    It says no info on the F crown . this was 2016 issue
    hope this helps
    Thank you for the post...great detective work ! My lock is a VERY close version to the one in the photo but lacks the bird logo above the crown. It may be related to this same maker ??

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