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Key padlock

Date:
probably 18th century
Culture:
probably German
Medium:
Lock: iron, brass; key: steel
Dimensions:
.119a: 3 1/4 × 1 1/2 in. (8.3 × 3.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Iron
Credit Line:
Bequest of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1966
Accession Number:
67.55.119a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Impressed on bit of padlock: S C H [unidentified]
Susan Dwight Bliss (until 1966; bequeathed to MMA)
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