June 23, 2006

#17 - The Rare Bargman H-20-2 Lock

Of all the old trailer main door locks, the early-1950s Bargman H-20-2 ranks among the most rare and most beautiful. Used by Spartan and Airstream, it disappeared by the late-1950s.

Unfortunately, today the originals are usually found broken. Mine is no exception; the long sleek contoured handle is broken right off and needs to be replaced.

In another great stroke of luck, tonight I found a new old stock H-20-2 handle on eBay in mint condition. It had "Buy it Now" on it, so I snapped it up. The seller said it was left over from his vintage trailer business.

Bargman H-20-2 Handle (Price Delivered: $132.95)