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Lever pouch padlock

Description:

The specimen is an iron lock, manufactured by Solomon Andrews at Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Clerks usually used this type of lock to secure pouches of first class mail.

Reference:

Mundy, J.R. Postal Locks. Eaton, OH, 1995 [revised]. Page 55.

Date:
1862
Markings:
literal: U.S. / MAIL / 1862
Medium:
metal (steel)
Dimensions:
0.38 x 2.25 x 3.12 in (0.95 x 5.72 x 7.94 cm)
Museum ID:
0.234863.32
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • Lever pouch padlock
  • Lever pouch padlock
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