Rare Chinaman Story Lock Great Original Condition!
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This Chinaman story lock is one of the most desirable of all padlocks and is in very good, working condition. Made of cast iron or steel, the finish is an original, dark patina. Measures approx 4 inches in height, 2 3/8" wide, and 7/8" thick. T are no chips, rust, or heavy pitting. All details are visible, including the braids, eyes, cross-hatch pattern on the flask, and the inscription "PATD oct 1878" as clearly shown in my photos...My photos don't do this justice.. Exceptionally nice lock in GREAT original condition! This lock comes with a good working vintage key ..that functions well..but probably not original to this lock.. I believe the story goes like this: The oriental gentleman broke in through a window to steal the whiskey flask. He was on his way out when caught by the dog, and the hand of the rightful owner is reclaiming the flask...Shipping will be 10.00 within the 48 states...anyw else is extra....insurance is additional...Please email any questions.. Thanks for looking.. NO PAYPAL>>>