sheet iron padlock with brazed joints. The hasp is not hinged, but would have been completely withdrawn from the case when unlocked. The two parts would have been linked by a length of wire to stop them becoming separated (there is a suitable hole in the side of the casing). When locked the the hasp was held inside the case by means of a spring on each end of the U-shaped hasp. When the hasp was inserted into the holes of the lock, the springs were depressed, but would spring open once fully inserted. They would then act like an arrow barb in the locked position. To open the lock a key would be inserted which would, when turned, slide against the springs, decompressing them to allow the hasp to be removed again. The lock is now locked but shows signs of having been picked at some point by means of a hole made in the front of the case
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