Padlock

Padlock
Title
Padlock
Date 
1740-1800
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 x 1 5/8 x 7/8 in. ( 5.1 x 4.1 x 2.2 cm )
Description 
Padlock with rounded body and rounded lock (resembling the number 8); lyre shaped escutcheon and hinged keyhole cover that releases when upper right corner of escutcheon is pressed.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1184
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group