Early Antique Wrought Iron Grab Lock for Blanket Chest 9" x 5"

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Early hand wrought iron grab lock or blanket chest lock from the early 1800s. Lock was mounted on the inside of the front board of blanket chests, while the keeper is mounted inside the lid of the box. When closing the trunk, the lock automatically grabs the keeper. Best not to put your keys down inside the trunk as the key must be used to unlock the chest!
Lock measures 9 1/8" high overall x 5" wide.
Escutcheon is 3" x 3". Key is 3.5" long.
Original lid keeper is mounted by the drive-in spike mount measuring 3" overall and the arrow catch has a drop of 1.25".
These locks were commonly found in German or Dutch style blanket chests. Smaller grab locks were often used for desks and boxes.

This lock is in excellent condition and works well. It comes with the matching escutcheon, key and keeper.

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