Lot #131 - Hartford Providence and Fishkill Switch lock

 
 

 kl30
Railroad Hartford Providence & Fishkill 
Size standard 
Condition Good

The is a very unusual brass lock. It has no maker's marking. It is very strongly stamped "HP&F RR" on the shackle. The clevis is a very old design. The dust cover is very thin and it is not sprung. I don't think it was ever sprung because of how thin it is. The clevis has a very old hand forged chain attached. The shackle pivot pin looks like it was probably replaced. I don't know what a HP&F switch or Car key pattern looks like. One picture shows the key opening. This is an interesting Central New England / New Haven predecessor. Good condition. 

 

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