This is a special purpose lock from the Southern Pacific Railroad. It has the SPRR's sunset logo crisply embossed on the body, set off by a pebbled background. It is solid brass and is a beautiful display.
This lock is 2-1/4 inches across the widest part of the body. From the tip of the clevis to the top of the shackle it is 3-1/2 inches. It is locked shut and we do not have a key. There is a number 14 O stamped into the top front of the shackle, along with a letter S down the right side.
An identical lock (except for the shackle stamping) is pictured in the Knous "Railroadiana II" official price guide, where it states that E. T. Fraim was the maker. The book lists a value of $175-$200 for this particular lock.
CONDITION is extremely nice, with a superb deep brownish golden color and lots of patina. Correctly, you can see all the way through the key hole, and the weep hole is present. Some light signs of use are present,but there are NO dents, dings or other problems. The only thing we can point out is grayish color areas on the surface of one side and part of the back, that appear to be old paint (?). WE DO NOT CLEAN OR POLISH our locks.
PLEASE NOTE: These locks have been reproduced. This one is NOT a reproduction!
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