Antique H.s.b. & Co. Brass Lock Padlock & 2 Keys,our Very Best, Chicago, Deco For Sale
Antique Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Company "Our Very Best" Brass Lock Padlock and 2 Keys. This gorgeous working lock was made in Chicago in the late 1880's to early 1900's. It is in good antique condition with some scrapes, nicks, and scratches. No rust. Both sides have "OVB, Our Very Best" on the lock with a very Art Deco decoration around the edges. The top locking part has "H.S.B. & Co." and a number 7 on one side and "Chicago" on the other side. It measures 2 7/8" x 1 7/8" x 5/8" and weighs 6.8 ounces. There are 2 keys with it that both work. Hibbard, Spencer and Company was a hardware store and business that started in 1853, and became Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett, & Co. in 1882. They were the originators of the "True Value" brand, though I doubt you'll find a lock like this at your local True Value! It's a work of art and a great piece for any lock or hardware collector.