Friday, October 29, 2010

Vintage Brass Fraim Padlock

This lock is made in USA. A vintage brass Fraim padlock complete with the key.

Description: Vintage brass Fraim padlock and key.
Markings: The E. T. Fraim Lock Co., Lancaster Pa. (on lock)
Condition: Good working condition. Please refer to picture

Info regarding FRAIM co.
1879 Fraim and Bros (also Keystone Lock Works) - Edward T (E T) Fraim, Parker K Fraim and Miller W Fraim. In about 1890 MW and PK left to form Lancastwer Silver Plate Co. Sons Walter E and Samuel R entered the business, and took over upon ET's death in 1917. However, by 1920 Samuel bought out Walter. Within ayear Walter bought a major interest in Slaymaker Lock Co, and formed Fraim-Slaymaker Hardware Co. This was in direct competition with brother Samuel's company! Samuel R's oldest son Samuel E joined Fraim in his fathers business. Edward T Fraim II followed in 1933. The lock company ended about 1959.


Anonymous said...

My FRAIM has key marked 441

Anonymous said...

I am looking for this lock, if anyone knows of someone who has one they will part with please have them contact me at

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