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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OUT OF OFFICE: September 15 through September 22 2019.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifact of interest here, but please be advised that we are currently out of the office, at the legendary MAX Show (Last one in Pittsburgh!) returning on Monday September 23rd, and we will not be able to ship until then. Feel free to place an order, or email us to place an artifact ON HOLD, but, again, we will not be able to ship until 9/23/19.
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.