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Key with Shaped Grip K115
Key with Shaped Grip K115
Original, quality late 19th century very unusual blacksmith made door key with a longer shaft than standard, good sharp detail to the turnings and a super cut out and shaped grip. Shows little sign of use if any. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 6.75" long and grip 1.75" tall. 
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Price: 156.00


Wrought Iron Night Latch Keys, 5 available K112
Original, quality mid to late 19th century wrought iron night latch key often referred to as "French Night Latch Keys", although these were manufactured in the UK as well as in France for use generally. This key would operate a variation of the thumb or Suffolk latch, acting as the thumb control. One picture here is of the key hole still fitted to a door in the High St. here in Hungerford. If ordering online please state which key is required from the left in the picture a.b.c.d. or e. All have been cleaned and lacquered and are in good order. Price is for each. 2.5" tall x 1" wide. Price is for each. 
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Price: 45.00


Wrought Iron Night Latch Keys, 5 available K112



Royal Air Force Door Key K109
Royal Air Force Door Key K109
Original, quality 1930's / 40's steel door key with a solid end to the grip with a hole for a ring, stamped 'R.A.F' for the Royal Air Force and with the war dept. Arrow Mark. The reverse is stamped '2'. Most unusual, cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order. 4" x 1".

 
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Price: 45.00


Hobbs and Co Unused Key K106
Original, quality 1920's bright steel, unused security lock key with "Hobb and Co London Roof 1" to one side of the top ring grip and "20/= Reward if found" to the other. A great looking key with quirky detail to the grip. Complete and in good and working order. 4.25" x 1.25.  
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Price: 56.00


Hobbs and Co Unused Key K106



AA Key for Hotel Hospitality Box K105
AA Key for Hotel Hospitality Box K105
Original, quality small steel 'AA' key issued pre 1st World War to fit 'AA Hospitality boxes installed at country hotels. These boxes contained towels and brushes etc for the use of members. These small keys with a fretted crossed 'AA' in the head are hard to find. This example is complete and in super condition. 2.25" x 0.75".  
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Price: 65.00


Large Brass Padlock and Key PL47
Original, quality late 19th century all cast brass padlock and a steel key and a sliding brass dust cover. The front is impressed "Warranted Secure 2 Lever Lock" and "Improved Hand Made Lever.". The padlock is fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 4.25" x 2.75" x 1" front to back. Key 2" x 1". 
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Price: 185.00


Large Brass Padlock and Key PL47



AA Members Key for Telephone Boxes M94
AA Members Key for Telephone Boxes M94
Original, quality nickel key to fit the 'AA' Telephone boxes and given to members only from 1919/ 1920. The AA boxes first appeared in 1911 but members only received keys from 1919. The keys used in 1920 were so dated and continued to be issued in this shape until 1921. This clean example has the fretted double "A" and "Property of the automobile association", "1920", to one side and "Shermays Ltd, Cheapside London EC2" to the other and "H and T.V." for the maker of the key, H and T Vaughan of Willdenhall. This example is the first we have seen of this model. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 2.75" x 1.25".  
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Price: 85.00

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