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(149) Antique Russwin Mortise Cylinder Picked Open & Gutted


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My vises are made by Panavise, a U.S. Company.  The one with the wide jaws is the model 350.  The smaller one is the model 301. Both have the 312 Base mount – www.panavise.com




  1. SHU is most likely Special Housing Unit .  This is more than likely a retired jail lock ( which is consistent with lots of opening and closing)

  2. Good stuff Bill! Cool wee lock. Maybe SHU stands for secure housing unit… although you did say these are all from apartments, so maybe not lol.

  3. Nice lock, those are not 'THAT' old…I have some older Russwins with the fancy scrollwork like the one you posted last night. They can definitely be challenging!

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