Rare 1880's American Express Company Brass Padlock No Key Cast-In Markings
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Rare 1880's American Express Company Brass Padlock No Key Cast-In Markings

Code: 0t47rsre00008aec

$595.00

Product Description

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We will be OUT OF THE OFFICE from February 10 through February 23 2020.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts of interest here, but please be advised that we are OUT OF THE OFFICE from Monday February 10th through Sunday February 23rd, and we will be UNABLE TO SHIP during that period. During this time we will be traveling to, and displaying at, the 2020 SHOW OF SHOWS. We will be returning to the office on Monday 24 February and will RESUME SHIPPING at that time.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: This is a rare 1880's American Express Company brass padlock. There is no key for this lock. The American Express Company (AMEX Co) was originally an express mail business back when it was first founded in 1850. In 1857, the company made its move to offering financial services in order to compete with the United States Post Office, dealing in money orders as well as express mail. In fact, American Express didn't even become the investment banking business we know it as today until the 1980's.

VINTAGE: Circa 1880's

SIZE: Appr: 5" x 3" x 3/4". 8-1/4" long chain.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Cast Brass, iron chain

ATTACHMENT: Chain

MARKINGS: "AM.EX.CO. X A."

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Postal collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VEJX17 LEIEX7/17

CONDITION: 6 (Fine+): Some moderate wear and tarnish, missing key, and rust on the iron chain.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.