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    Found this down the river yday near my net weight. SW connecticut ...Yale locks were a big manufacturer if locks in 1800s. And pretty famous here. I don't know bout other parts of the country... Anybody know if maybe I can open this lock? It has rock growing on itClick image for larger version  Name:	IMG_20190206_131708.jpg Views:	1 Size:	53.5 KB ID:	348521 Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_20190206_131715.jpg Views:	1 Size:	43.5 KB ID:	348522 Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_20190206_131722.jpg Views:	1 Size:	60.0 KB ID:	348523 Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_20190206_131813.jpg Views:	1 Size:	51.3 KB ID:	348524 Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_20190206_131827.jpg Views:	1 Size:	47.1 KB ID:	348525 Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_20190206_131838.jpg Views:	1 Size:	45.5 KB ID:	348526 Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_20190206_132017.jpg Views:	1 Size:	48.5 KB ID:	348527
    SW Connecticut

  • #2
    lol that's a trip!
    Professor Shellman
    Tampa Bay

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    • redrocks
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      Ain't it? I think Bruce would know how to open it

  • #3
    Nice lock I think I lost that
    TN formerly CT Visit our store http://stores.arrowheads.com/store.p...m-Trading-Post

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    • redrocks
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      Haha.. it's no ordinary lock...it's an Ivy League lock ...

  • #4
    That is cool Red. I am no locksmith but I do know ways to clean them.
    Put it in a small container of cider vinegar and forget it for a couple of months.
    Bruce
    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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    • redrocks
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      Thanks Bruce I'll try it ...it'll dissolve the rock on it too? Man it's like fused into the lock

    • 2ndoldman
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      Red, I highly doubt that it is actually a rock. I suspect that it is more likely to be a dissolvable concreation. Try placing the "rock" on a hard surface and tap it with a hammer. DON'T smash it. You do not want to damage the lock.

  • #5
    That's neat!
    South Carolina

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    • #6
      Is it brass ? Kewl !
      Lubbock County Tx

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      • redrocks
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        Thx Yes it is brass. Have you ever seen Yale locks out there? I'm thinking Houdini's great great grandfather used it. Still has the hasp attached
        Last edited by redrocks; 02-07-2019, 01:32 PM.

      • Lindenmeier-Man
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        Yes Sir I have seen them. As most brass they have become recycled. That’s a keeper !

      • redrocks
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        Yeah jj I might try what Bruce said with the vinegar... Cool experiment

    • #7
      Yale still makes locks. Damn good ones.👍👍. Cool find.
      Wandering wherever I can, mostly in Eastern Arkansas, always looking down.

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      • redrocks
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        Thanks Jethro

    • #8
      That’s different always treasure if you look and find
      NW Georgia

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      • redrocks
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        Thanks Glenn I got a bunch of old rusty railroad spikes I collected over the years and crazy metal stuff. I just bring it home and put it all in one spot ..if I think it's cool I'll post it on here even though i never metal detected

      • SurfaceHunter
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        I’ve got a friend in NC that collects iron pieces old stuff

    • #9
      Of course Jethro knew that lol .
      yeah Red I think it will soak off .
      See ya in a couple of months with a nice shinny lock .

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      • redrocks
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        Ya I'm gonna try it ...will be cool experiment

      • Jethro355
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        Odd thing, I saw an invoice in a stack of invoices at work for a purchase of some locks. We bought $63,000.00 worth of Yale locks at one time, from one company last year. We use about 8-10 different types of locks...😳

      • redrocks
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        Wow...where do you work? And please tell me Yale locks are made here...the company started in 1800s and the guys started it here in CT. Bout 20 miles from me
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