Padlock and Key

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Physical Description
steel (body; shackle; locking mechanism; key material)
brass (domed rivets material)
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
accession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John Paul Remensnyder
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