Lot #92 - Old Colony cast panel switch lock

 
    
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Railroad Old Colony 
Size 4" by 2 1/2" 
Condition Good +

This Old Colony Railroad Box Car lock was made by Bohannan with an 1885 patent. The Old Colony went into the New Haven in 1893 so it's pretty easy to date its use to a 8 year period. OCRR is cast into the reverse panel. The front has the Bohannan hallmark on the sprung dust cover and "119" stamped across the top and a "C" in the lower right shackle corner. "C" stands for Car which we new refer to a s a Box Car. The key requires a jog off a vertical bit. It is not as common as the Switch models. Very Good condition with some old filing to the key entry.  

 

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