This is a good working lock and key set from the Norfolk & Western Railway. These keep getting harder to find.
THE LOCK is heavy brass and displays beautifully with well defined N&WRYCo letters standing out against a darker background. It is stamped 1960 on the shackle. It was painted a silver color in the past. A previous owner removed the paint but traces of silver color remain here and there. There are allover light surface bumps and dings from use. The internal spring is strong -- the dust cover drop resists being pushed aside and snaps shut on its own over the keyhole when released. The clevis pin is steel and is very sticky in its hole, but the clevis loop does move slightly and is not rust-stuck in place. You can soak it to remove rust/free it up but we do not clean or polish our metal items, preferring to offer them "as is." The chain appears to be original.
SEE OUR LAST PICTURE: The only thing "wrong" we can find is that one side of the clevis ring has broken away - this doesn't affect the working performance of the lock.
THE KEY appears to be older than the lock. It works smoothly and cleanly. It is stamped N&WRY on one side of the bow and serial number 14425 on the other side. Both sides are well worn from "finger polish" but you can tell what was stamped there. The edges of the barrel at the top where it meets the bit are also worn slightly. There is "just the right amount" of wear on the bit edges and barrel end, with NO splits, thin metal or other problems. These keys are very difficult to find.
We guarantee that this is an authentic, railroad ordered set and is not a reproduction.
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