Padlock and key

Padlock and key
Title
Padlock and key
Date 
1800-1850
Medium 
Bronze, steel
Dimensions 
Part (padlock): 1 1/4 x 7/8 x 3/8 in. (3.2 x 2.2 x 1 cm) Part (key): 7/8 x 1/2 x 1/8 in. (2.2 x 1.3 x 0.3 cm)
Description 
Heart-shaped bronze padlock with swinging cover over keyhole; C-shaped steel shackle on top hinged on one side; swinging cover stamped "PATENT." Steel key with oval loop, hollow cylindrical shaft and L-shaped block.
Credit Line 
Gift of Walter S. Poor
Object Number 
Z.1924ab
Marks 
stamped: lock cover: "PATENT"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group