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Lever pouch padlock

Description:

Steel lock developed by the Smith & Egge Company. The shackle front was incised "SMITH & EGGE MFG. Co." and the case front embosed "U S MAIL" by the manufacturer. This lock was adopted by the Post Office Department in 1880.

Date:
1882
Markings:
U.S./ MAIL / 1882
Medium:
steel
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 3 x 2 x 1/2 in. (7.62 x 5.08 x 1.27 cm)
Museum ID:
1992.2002.571
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • Lever pouch padlock
  • Lever pouch padlock
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