Lot #166 - US Bureau of Indian Affairs Brass Lock by Slaymaker

US Bureau of Industrial Alcohol

 
 

     

 ky11
Railroad US Bureau of Indian Affairs  
Size 2 1/2" by 3 7/8" 
Type Slaymaker
Condition Mint

US Bureau of Indian Affairs Brass Lock by Slaymaker. Thick and heavy, measures 2 1/2" by 3 7/8". This lock has an unusual dust cover / post area with a hinge where the clevis would normally be. Many markings on the shackle: "3   AH   2417" along with the Slaymaker hallmark. Almost like new condition.

Info from a collector:

This lock was made for the U. S. Bureau of Industrial Alcohol, formed in 1930 as a unit of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, with both falling under the Department of the Treasury. I have seen this marking on this style lock misidentified as Indian Affairs for years.

http://restraintsblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/us-bureau-of-industrial-alcohol-seal.html

 

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