Ann Arbor Railroad Brass Working Switch Lock & KeyAnn Arbor Railroad Brass Working Switch Lock & KeyAnn Arbor Railroad Brass Working Switch Lock & KeyAnn Arbor Railroad Brass Working Switch Lock & KeyAnn Arbor Railroad Brass Working Switch Lock & KeyAnn Arbor Railroad Brass Working Switch Lock & KeyAnn Arbor Railroad Brass Working Switch Lock & KeyAnn Arbor Railroad Brass Working Switch Lock & KeyAnn Arbor Railroad Brass Working Switch Lock & KeyAnn Arbor Railroad Brass Working Switch Lock & KeyAnn Arbor Railroad Brass Working Switch Lock & Key

This is a good working lock and key set.

THE KEY is stamped AARR on one side of its bow for the Ann Arbor Railroad. On the other side is stamped an extremely large serial number 826 and a small ADLAKE. This key is terrific with not much use showing but a very appealing, darkening color.

THE LOCK has no railroad marking, but it is in excellent working condition and makes a great pair with the key. It is a very attractive color and The dust cover is loose and wiggles slightly back and forth , BUT the internal spring is good: when I push the dust cover aside, it snaps back over the key hole on its own when I release it.

On the panel side, the lock is stamped 1964 on the shackle, dating it to the last time period of the AARR. Also stamped on the shackle are BS and M. We do not know what these letters stand for. The steel clevis loop is in fine condition with NO rust.

BACKGROUND - The Ann Arbor Railroad was an American railroad that operated between Toledo, Ohio, and Elberta and Frankfort, Michigan (about 294 route miles) with train ferry operations across Lake Michigan. In operation between 1895 and 1976, it was headquartered first in Toledo, Ohio, then St. Louis, Mchigan (1925-1963), and finally Dearborn, Michigan (1963-1976). For many years the Ann Arbor was owned by the Wabash Railroad, but Wabash gave up control in 1963 as part of its absorption into the Norfolk & Western and through complicated dealings, control of the AA went to the Pennsylvania, which operated it as an independent subsidiary. Finally in 1970, the PRR sold the Ann Arbor to private investors. After itself going bankrupt in 1973 the Ann Arbor ceased operations as a railroad on April 1, 1976.

ITEM ID
9.412
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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