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Antique Rickard Screw Lock from Shepherdstown
Item #: Z5430
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Z5430 Antique Rickard Screw Lock from Shepherdstown
Description: Decent screw lock manufactured in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. This one is stuck in the locked position and the key is missing. The iron is in decent shape and could be cleaned up a little more if desired. It is unknown which Rickard family member manufactured this lock because it’s not marked. Three generations of whitesmiths worked out of their house on what is known as German Street. Michael Rickard (????-1821) was the father to Elijah Jackman Rickard (1795-1879). Elijah was the father of John Rickard (1825-1903) who continued the family legacy. If I had to take a guess, I would assume this lock would have been manufactured by Michael or perhaps an early lock manufactured by Elijah. The later locks by Elijah and John Rickard are marked. Elijah Rickard is well known because he made the manacles or cuffs for John Brown. He also made the early railroad locks for the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. This lock still retains the museum accession number on the side.
Markings: None
Measures: 2.75” wide x 2.5” tall


Shipping Weight: 0.5 lb
Item # Z5430
Your Price $195.00 USD

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