Padlock and Key

Description
Large, open shackle padlock with small, single-bit key. Bulbous body has brass-domed rivets at top corners on both sides, a square plate attached above keyhole, and a vertical rectangular strip on back. Shackle toe side broken away from body, exposing lever locking mechanism. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
padlock
key
Physical Description
steel (body; shackle; locking mechanism; key material)
brass (domed rivets material)
Measurements
overall, key and lock: 2 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 6.985 cm x 8.255 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
1978.0939.029
accession number
1978.0939
catalog number
1978.0939.029
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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