Padlock and key
Iron, brass, pigment
a: 4 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 7/8 in. ( 12.1 x 8.6 x 2.2 cm )
b: 2 3/4 x 1 1/8 x 1/4 in. ( 7 x 2.9 x 0.6 cm )
U-shaped with two 'ears' in sheet iron with baluster-shaped, flat brass pivoting keyhole cover and rectangular brass keyhole surround; iron key with compress heart- shaped handle, banded shaft.
Gift of Mrs. Helen C. Marsh
inscribed: on keyhole cover: "(crown)/V.R./PATENT"
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