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Old Yale Padlock With Two Keys Antique Circa 1910

Ref: 4BN1

$ 85

Step into history with this exceptional antique wrought iron Yale padlock, estimated to date back to around 1910. Crafted in Willenhall, Midlands, England, this heavy-duty padlock reflects the renowned craftsmanship of its era, featuring a design reminiscent of the pre-1900s.

In remarkable antique condition and fully operational, this padlock preserves its historical allure and functionality. Produced exclusively in Willenhall, Midlands, England, these heavy-duty models stand distinct from their American counterparts, adding to their collectible and historical value.

Dimension: 6.5cm x 9cm x 2.4cm / 2.56 inch x 3.54 inch x 0.94 inch
Weight: 510 g / 1.12 lbs

A rare find for enthusiasts, this Yale padlock with its two original keys serves as a captivating testament to an era of exquisite craftsmanship and enduring security.

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Securing History: Linus Yale Jr., the Bank Vault Revolution, and the Timeless Yale Padlock

Old Yale Padlock With Two Keys Antique Circa 1910

Old Yale Padlock With Two Keys Antique Circa 1910

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Linus Yale Jr. was a visionary American mechanical engineer born on April 4, 1821, leaving an indelible mark on security technology. His partnership with Henry R. Towne gave rise to the Yale Lock Company, a pinnacle in lock manufacturing in the United States. Yale's expertise in bank locks was unparalleled, making him the foremost authority and a key figure in the industry. His pioneering invention, the cylinder lock, revolutionized security systems and remains prevalent even into the modern era. By the early 20th century, the majority of American banks relied on Yale's locks for their security. His enduring legacy lies in the enduring design of locks and safes, which continue to safeguard valuables worldwide, a testament to his ingenuity and impact on personal security.

Portrait of Linus Yale Jr.
Image: Portrait of Linus Yale Jr.
Source: By Unknown - Yale Genealogy Book: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=136773634

In 1851, Linus Yale unveiled the "Yale Magic Infallible Bank Lock," revolutionizing safes and bank vaults. This pioneering design facilitated combination changes and key-based security, concealed by a sturdy steel plate, fortifying the lock's integrity. By the 1860s, while establishing his shop in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, Yale specialized in advanced bank locks. His innovations included combination safe locks and key-operated cylinder locks, elevating existing mechanisms. Proficient in mechanics and lock craftsmanship, Yale crafted one of the earliest modern locks, employing a pin-tumbler design—a pivotal contribution to security technology.

Bank vault and vault door - Emblematic of Linus Yale's 1857 commission from the United States Treasury Department, showcasing pioneering security innovations that transformed the industry.
Image: Bank vault and vault door - Emblematic of Linus Yale's 1857 commission from the United States Treasury Department, showcasing pioneering security innovations that transformed the industry.
Source: By Jonathunder - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5765999
Antique Yale Bank Lock ad highlighting its dominance: Guarding about 3/4 of America's banks with trusted security since its inception.
Image: Antique Yale Bank Lock ad highlighting its dominance: Guarding about 3/4 of America's banks with trusted security since its inception.
Source: By Internet Archive Book Images - No restrictions, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42482868

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