Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Unique Vintage Keys & Locks | knobs knockers door handles

Here are a few Unique locks and Knockers each of these is special in their own way. 25 of Lovely Knobs and Knockers You Will Want to Touch. Most of us never give any importance to locks other than from security point of view. But if you are a collector of these, then its not always security; its uniqueness which makes it different.

Crouching Lion

Crouching LionCrouching Lion'sThis one comes from the private collection of Mr. V. Raghunathan, President of ING Vysya Bank. It's a original 10.5 x 8 x 3 cms made of brass, est. to be from later 19th to early 20th century. 'A rare lock, it displays an amazing understanding of topology by the master craftsman of Aligarh. All attempts to insert the key into the keyhole will typically be unsuccessful! Interestingly, it is impossible to design a key which can be inserted into the keyhole directly, says the label.'

Antique U S Treasury Clarke Combination Lock:

Antique U S Treasury Clarke Combination LockRare Antique Patta Combination Padlock Lock:

Rare Antique Patta Combination Padlock LockRare Unusual High Security Padlock Lock:

Rare Unusual High Security Padlock LockAntique Combination Padlock Lock:

Antique Combination Padlock Lock1887 Antique Transatlantic Baggage Lock:

1887 Antique Transatlantic Baggage LockStorybook Lock:

Storybook LockAntique Elephant Shaped Padlock:

Antique Elephant Shaped PadlockVintage Antique Buckle Padlock:

Old Model Extra Long Abloy Padlock:

Old Model Extra Long Abloy PadlockTiny Antique Brass Yale Y&T Padlock:

Tiny Antique Brass Yale Y&T PadlockVintage Brass Wormald Padlock:

Vintage Brass Wormald PadlockVintage Combination Lock:

Vintage Combination LockThe New Century Horseshoe Shaped Brass Padlock:

The New Century Horseshoe Shaped Brass PadlockVintage Combination Lock:

Vintage Combination Lock

Lovely Knobs and Knockers

The world is full of lovely knobs and knockers. Here is a broad selection of the big, the bold, the brassy and the beautiful. A word of warning though, they are accompanied by some of the most excruciating knock knock jokes of all time.

Antique Brass Combination Padlock With 5-Tumbler Wheels:

Antique Brass Combination Padlock With 5-Tumbler Wheels1905 Antique Lock American Express:

1905 Antique Lock American ExpressVintage 1950s French Iron Cylinder 6 Lever Padlock:

Vintage 1950s French Iron Cylinder 6 Lever PadlockTibetan Locks:

Tibetan LocksThese locks come with two keys fashioned like "diamond-truth cutters" which are unique to that lock only.

Antique Iron Padlock:

Antique Iron PadlockUnusual Shaped Lock:

Unusual Shaped Lock'It is a Stamped steel WMRY Co. toolshed lock with WMRY brass key. It was made by Yale. It uses the same style key as a switch lock.'

Vintage US Mail Brass Lock With 4 Digit Glass Window:

Vintage US Mail Brass Lock With 4 Digit Glass WindowAntique U.S. Postal Mail Lock:

Antique U.S. Postal Mail LockUnited States Postal Mail Letter Box Padlock:

United States Postal Mail Letter Box PadlockUnited States Street Letter Box Lock:

United States Street Letter Box LockAntique Cleveland "4-Way" A-2 Padlock:

Antique Cleveland Security Padlock Lock:

Security Padlock LockVintage Brass Lock:

Vintage Brass LockVintage Antique F-S Hdw Co Brass Padlock Lock:

Vintage Antique F-S Hdw Co Brass Padlock LockVintage Slaymaker Brass Government Seal Padlock:

Vintage Slaymaker Brass Government Seal PadlockBrass 5-Barrel Padlock Word Combination Lock:

Brass 5-Barrel Padlock Word Combination Lock

4 comments:

  1. What a remarkable set of keys!

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  2. These vintage keys and locks are awesome in their own special way. These things never rust, and what’s more interesting is that when they get older, their value increases as well. If I were to pick one among these locks, I’d pick the second to the last padlock. :P

    -Karina Hagopian

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