Antique Master Lock Lion Key BRACELET - Handmade - Repurposed - Upcycled - Real Leather - Milwaukee - Brass Keys - Great gifts!


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▪▪▪ The Bracelets ▪▪▪

The Master Lock LION key bracelets are our best-sellers! This detailed design was used from the very beginning of the company in the 1920's and 30's. Harry Soref, the founder, liked the lion image because it symbolized strength and prominence. These lions look great stacked up in a pride of three or more...or they can confidently stand alone! The lion keys themselves are 15/16" wide and 1 11/16" long.

Each lion bracelet comes with a Master Lock history card that shows the original factory and tells the company story!

▪▪▪ The History ▪▪▪

Master Lock was founded in 1921 by a Milwaukee locksmith named Harry Soref. Soref had been a security consultant during WWI and in 1919, he designed a padlock that used laminated layers of steel, similar to techniques used to secure bank vault doors and battleships. After several unsuccessful attempts at trying to sell the design, Soref and two friends decided to start their own company. The lion – an easily recognizable symbol of strength - was chosen as the company’s first logo. With just 5 employees, the company grew quickly thanks in large part to multiple significant purchases from federal authorities around the country trying to enforce prohibition. Soref was often visited by Harry Houdini, who sought his expertise and advice. Master Lock moved into its current Milwaukee location in 1939 and the company remained in the control of the Soref family until it was sold in 1970.

▪▪▪ The Details ▪▪▪

Each key is riveted to a latigo leather strap (available in tan, dark brown, or black), and the bracelet is closed with a sturdy trigger clasp and steel findings. Exact engraving or shape or size or coloring of the key will vary, but all in this style will have a clear Master Lock lion. If you'd like a specific look or color combo, just add a note and we'll see what we have available.

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Shipping from United States

After you make your purchase your item(s) will be carefully nestled into beautiful packaging and shipped via First Class USPS Mail. Priority shipping upgrades are also available for a small fee. Etsy will send you a tracking number and a shipping notification email as soon as your item is on its way.

Within the USA (unless otherwise noted in the listing), shipping & handling charges are typically a flat-rate of either $3 or $5. Shipping to Canada is $10. Anywhere else in the world is just $15. Please be aware that shipping internationally sometimes incurs extra fees or taxes based on the customs policies or your specific country and the value of the item purchased. These charges are the responsibility of you, the buyer.

If you buy more than one item in one transaction, there will be no additional shipping charge as long as they can be combined in the same package (to the same address).


Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

Ring doesn't fit quite right? Not a problem! If you are unhappy with your purchase for this or any other reason, you are welcome to return your order in its original form and packaging within 5 days from delivery date. Refunds will be issued for the original price of the item (not including shipping & Etsy fees).


We know it's hard to buy jewelry, especially a ring, without trying it on. Because of this, we do our best to measure the size of each ring so you can find one that fits you. If you aren't sure what size you are, please take a look at this PDF that has the "string" method instructions and a chart for finding your ring size on any finger: We do not "officially" recommend trying to resize rings since there is a chance resizing could damage the powder-coated layer or crack the metal - but it is possible for small adjustments. Attempted re-sizing will make a ring non-returnable / exchangable.

If you like a certain style in our shop, but we don't have one in your exact size, just send us a message and we'll work with you to pick out a similar style of key (or the closest available). Once we decide on your perfect key, we'll make it especially for you, in your preferred size, for no additional charge!

We can hand stamp anything you like on any custom order (not on already shaped rings). How does it work? Send us a message with the size you'd like, a style of key you'd prefer (if there is one) and what you'd like it to say (capital letters, numbers 0-9, and the & sign are available). We'll then send you a picture of the keys that would work for you to choose from. All engraving (unlimited characters) is just $5 extra.

These keys are old! Many of them were at least partially covered in rust before we polished and fired them, leaving beautiful pitting that can only come with real age. Though the rust and dirt have been vanquished, the signs of their past existence remain. Do remember, however, that our pictures are taken at extremely close-up angles to show you the details of the product. Some of the tiny details you might see (dust particles, scratches, pitting, patina, etc) in the pictures may not be visible to the naked eye.

Because we want them to last a long time, all of our antique key rings are powder-coated! This is an environmentally friendly, electrostratically applied, professional grade, extremely durable polymer clear-coat that uniformly covers the whole ring! Along with protection from scratches, elements, and wear, it gives each ring a smooth feel and a slightly glossy finish. They will NOT turn your finger weird colors!

Even if you know you are sensitive to metals or if you've had problems with jewelry on your skin in the past, our rings will be just fine! All of our rings are either steel or brass, but since each one of our rings is powder-coated, your skin never actually comes into contact with the metal itself. Sensitive skinned people can wear our rings with no problems.

In addition to selling here on Etsy, I also do 4-5 markets per month. This means the rings listed here do move quickly, so if you see one you want it is very likely that it won't be around in the shop for long. Each one is one-of-a-kind, so be sure to purchase your favorites today!

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