Hall's Safe & Lock Co, Cincinnati, Ohio - 1
A. Single movement by this company that was the predecessor of the Consolidated
Time Lock Company c.1878. Time locks made under the Hall name are rare as this company was
only in business a few years before being merged into the Consolidated Time Lock Co. in
January of 1880 to insulate his succesful safe and lock business from his risky and
untested time lock business.(1) Actually, only the name changed as the time
locks themselves were identical. Compare to the same style lock, (B) under the Consolidated name. The example above has a case with it's
plating in excellent condition and a rare hand engraved, whimsical folk art picture and
flowering vines rather than the machined geometric guilloche scroll work found in later
movement cases. Only eight of these hand engraved cases are currently known. Case #2644.
Movement #2460, 3 5/8" w x 3 1/8" h x 2 5/8" d. file
(1) American Genius Nineteenth
Century Bank Locks and Time Locks, David Erroll & John Erroll, pg 168.