For sale is a vintage AMERICAN LOCK COMPANY PADLOCK & KEY. This solid brass pad lock is in working condition. This classic pancake style lock makes a great display piece. Measures 2 1/4 inches overall Height, 1 1/2 inches Wide , and 3/4 inch thick.
In 1912, America was filled with inventive visionaries. One of these was American Lock founder John Junkunc. An immigrant from Hungary working as a railroad machinist. He had a strong interest in designing and inventing gadgets and small tools. Because he often misplaced his keys, he developed a “small” invention to help with the problem — the revolutionary dial combination lock. In 1919, his company moved to larger facilities and acquired the American Lock Company. He told his employees, “We are going to do one thing — make padlocks — and we’re going to do it better than anyone else!”