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Pair of Drew and Son Travelling Corkscrew and Carriage Key CS203
Pair of Drew and Son Travelling Corkscrew and Carriage Key CS203
Original, quality late 19th century pair of travelling or pocket corkscrew and carriage key referred to as "Roundlett" corkscrew and carriage key. These unusual examples have steel corkscrew and key within silver plated on brass grips, each one stamped for the manufacturer "Drew & Sons Piccadilly Circus" well known for top of the range luggage and travelling accessories. Complete and in good and working order.

Closed 3.25" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 300.00


Run of Brass Hooks, 16 available H34
Original, quality early to mid 19th century small cast brass hook of a good form on an oval shaped backplate with two countersunk screw holes for mounting. These were originally fitted to the interior of a large Georgian mahogany estate key cabinet. Ideal today for keys or shallow coat hooks. Complete and in good and working order. Backplate 2" x 0.75" and 0.75" front to back. Price is for each. 
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Price: 34.00


Run of Brass Hooks, 16 available H34



Wrought Iron Door Key K168
Wrought Iron Door Key K168
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century wrought iron door key with a detailed tongue, a tapered and delicate looking stem and a "Georgian Bow" ring grip. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

4.25" long x 1.5".

 
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Price: 38.00


RAC Key K167
Original, quality nickel yale door key issued to all members of the "Royal Automobile Club" to fit the RAC and AA telephone boxes. This example was issued between 1947 to 1967. Complete and in good order.

2.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 23.00


RAC Key K167



Silver Yale Door Key K166
Silver Yale Door Key K166
Original, quality post-war solid sliver hallmarked door key for a yale type lock. The first we have seen. Complete and in good order.

2.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Wilsons Unpickable Safe Key K165
Original, quality late 19th century Wilsons unpickable safe door key. Very unusual to find these. Complete and in good order.

3 1/8" x 1".

 
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Price: 65.00


Wilsons Unpickable Safe Key K165



A.A Key K164
A.A Key K164
Original, quality nickel yale door key issued to all members of the "Automobile Association" to fit the RAC and AA telephone boxes. This example was issued between 1947 to 1967. Complete and in good order.

2.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 23.00


Brass Infilled Wrought Iron Door Key K163
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century wrought iron door key with a brass infilled Georgian Bow Grip. The infill is stamped crudely "Sold Room" to one side and H5 to the other. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

4.75" x 1 5/8".

 
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Price: 300.00


Brass Infilled Wrought Iron Door Key K163



Wrought Iron Door Key with Ring Grip K162
Wrought Iron Door Key with Ring Grip K162
Original, quality mid 19th century wrought iron door key with an unusual end and a loose ring as a grip. In super condition. Complete and in good and working order.

5" x 1.75" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 135.00


Wrought Iron Door Key K161
Original, quality late 19th century wrought iron door key with a shaped grip and a complex end. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order.

4.5" x 1.75" x 3/8".

 
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Price: 36.00


Wrought Iron Door Key K161



Unused Wrought Iron Door Key K160
Unused Wrought Iron Door Key K160
Original, quality mid 19th century wrought iron door key with an unusual long tapered stem a "Georgian Bow" and an interesting end. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order.

6" x 1.75" x 3/8". 
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Price: 65.00


Wrought Iron Door Key K159
Original, quality late 19th century wrought iron door key with a detailed end and a shaped grip. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order.

5" x 2" 3.8". 
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Price: 56.00


Wrought Iron Door Key K159



Wrought Iron Door Key K158
Wrought Iron Door Key K158
Original, quality early to mid 19th century wrought iron door key of a good weight and condition and with blanked "Georgian Bow" grip. A most unusual example. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order.

5" x 2" x 3/8".

 
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Price: 135.00


Large Wrought Iron Door Key K157
Original, quality mid 19th century wrought iron door key of good proportions with a super "Georgian Bow" open grip and proof of use wear. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order.

5.5" x 2" tall x 0.5".

 
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Price: 30.00


Large Wrought Iron Door Key K157



Wooden Keyrack K155
Wooden Keyrack K155
Original, quality 19th century carved wooden key rack with five original brass hooks for the keys and a hanging ring to the reverse. Complete and in good order. Backboard 6.5" square x 0.75" front to back. When wall mounted 9" tall x 9" wide. 
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Price: 65.00


Silver Roundlett Coach Key K154
Original, quality silver cased folding carriage door key, Railway or Carriage ? Known an as "roundlett carriage key". This very clean example has a hallmarked two piece silver case with a steel carriage key in the original gilt finish. The hallmarks are a little rubbed, but this item would be circa 1900 and has an engraved monogram. Complete and in good and working order. 3.5" x 5/8" closed. 3.5" x 3" open. 
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Price: 300.00


Silver Roundlett Coach Key K154



Wrought Iron Door Key K146
Wrought Iron Door Key K146
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's unusual wrought iron door key. The first we have seen of this style. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good and working order. 4.5" x 1.25". 
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Price: 36.00


Wrought Iron Door Key K129
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's unusual wrought iron door key. The first we have seen of this style. Stamped "A.5" To the grip. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good and working order. 6.25" x 1.5". 
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Price: 56.00


Wrought Iron Door Key K129



Wrought Iron Door Key K128
Wrought Iron Door Key K128
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's unusual wrought iron door key. The first we have seen of this style. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good and working order. 6" x 1.5".  
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Price: 56.00


Wrought Iron Strongbox Key K123
Original, quality mid to late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron key for a strong box. Fine detail and an unusual grip to the end. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order. 3.75" long and 1.5" grip. 
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Price: 85.00


Wrought Iron Strongbox Key K123



Wrought Iron Door Lock Key K121
Wrought Iron Door Lock Key K121
Original, quality late 19th century wrought iron door lock key with an interesting shaped cut out and a flat ring grip impressed '11' to one side. Complete and in good order. 4" long and ring 1.5". 
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Price: 45.00


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


Key with Shaped Grip K115



Wrought Iron Key with Ring Grip K114
Wrought Iron Key with Ring Grip K114
Original, quality late 19th century wrought iron door key with an unusual ring mount instead of the standard stem and bow grip. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order. Total length 5" including ring 2" diam and 1.25" x 0.25". 
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Price: 115.00


Wrought Iron Key K113
Original, quality early to mid 19th century wrought iron key with an unusual large diameter barrel and a 'Georgian' bow grip. Possibly from a door lock but more likely from a large padlock or strongbox. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order. 4.5" long, 1.75" wide bow and 2" widest x 0.5".  
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Price: 95.00


Wrought Iron Key K113



Wrought Iron Night Latch Keys, 3 available K112
Wrought Iron Night Latch Keys, 3 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.d. or e. All have been cleaned and lacquered and are in good order. 2.5" tall x 1" wide. Price is for each. 
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Price: 45.00


Wrought Iron Coffer Key K111
Original, quality late 19th century wrought iron key probably from a chest or coffer lock. This unusual example has a short shaft, a 'Georgian' bow grip engraved '2' to the top and a simple but unusual lever end. Probably continental. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order. 2.5 long and 1.25" width of bow. 
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Price: 36.00


Wrought Iron Coffer Key K111



Wrought Iron Strongbox Key K110
Wrought Iron Strongbox Key K110
Original, quality mid to late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron key for a strongbox. This example of an unusual pattern has a hollow shaft to fit over a guide pin and a "Georgian bow" grip. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 4.25 long and bow 1.5" wide. 
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Price: 56.00


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


Royal Air Force Door Key K109



Hobbs and Co Unused Key K106
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


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


AA Key for Hotel Hospitality Box K105



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


Small Brass Padlock and Key PL61
Original, quality small 1920's brass padlock with a steel hasp and an old key altered to fit. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. This size padlock was generally used on a piece of luggage or even perhaps a dog collar. 2" x 1.25" x 0.5" front to back. 
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Price: 45.00


Small Brass Padlock and Key PL61



Small Brass Padlock and Key PL60
Small Brass Padlock and Key PL60
Original, quality circa 1900, small brass padlock with a steel hasp, a swinging cover to the keyhole and the original steel key. This example stamped 'Secure' twice, has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. This size padlock was generally used on a piece of luggage or even perhaps a dog collar. 1.5" x 1.25" x 0.5" front to back. 
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Price: 56.00


Small Brass Padlock and Key PL59
Original, quality small, circa 1900, brass padlock with a steel hasp and the original steel key. This example stamped 'Secure', has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. This size padlock was generally used on a piece of luggage or even perhaps a dog collar. 1.75" x 1.25" x 0.5" front to back. 
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Price: 56.00


Small Brass Padlock and Key PL59



Small Brass Padlock and Key PL58
Small Brass Padlock and Key PL58
Original, quality circa 1900, small brass padlock with a steel hasp, a swinging cover to the keyhole and the original steel key. This example stamped 'Secure' twice, has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. This size padlock was generally used on a piece of luggage or even perhaps a dog collar. 1.75" x 1.25" x 0.5" front to back. 
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Price: 56.00


Small Brass Padlock and Key PL57
Original, quality circa 1900, small brass padlock with a steel hasp, a swinging cover to the keyhole and the original steel key. This example stamped 'Secure' twice, has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. This size padlock was generally used on a piece of luggage or even perhaps a dog collar. 1.75" x 1.25" x 0.5" front to back. 
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Price: 56.00


Small Brass Padlock and Key PL57



Small Brass Padlock and Key PL56
Small Brass Padlock and Key PL56
Original, quality circa 1900, small brass padlock with a steel hasp, a swinging cover to the keyhole and the original steel key. This example stamped 'Handmade' and 'Secure' twice, has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. This size padlock was generally used on a piece of luggage or even perhaps a dog collar. 1.75" x 1.25" x 3/8" front to back. 
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Price: 56.00


Small Brass Padlock and Key PL55
Original, quality small, circa 1900, brass padlock with the original steel key and a swinging cover to the keyhole. This example stamped "Secure" twice, has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. This size padlock was generally used on a piece of luggage or even perhaps a dog collar. 1.75" x 1.25" x 3/8" front to back. 
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Price: 65.00


Small Brass Padlock and Key PL55



Small Brass Padlock and Key PL53
Small Brass Padlock and Key PL53
Original, quality small late 19th century brass padlock and the original steel key. This example has a brass body, a steel hasp and a swinging brass keyhole cover; the face is impressed "Secure". All has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. This size padlock was generally used on a piece of luggage or even perhaps a dog collar. 1.75" x 1.25" x 0.25" front to back. 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Padlock and Key PL52
Original, quality, circa 1900, all brass padlock with an old steel key altered to fit. This example has a Staffordshire Knot logo and "Improved Four Lever" to the body and a sliding keyhole cover. All has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 3.5" x 2.25" x 1" front to back. 
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Price: 135.00


Brass Padlock and Key PL52



Brass and Iron Russian Padlock PL50
Brass and Iron Russian Padlock PL50
Original, quality late 19th century brass and iron padlock with an old key altered to fit. This unusual example, made in Russia, has a double locking mechanism. The main body and hasp is in blacksmith made wrought iron and the front and back has thick brass cover plates with a decorative bevelled edge to the upper half plates and all is contained as one with five wrought iron rivets. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. 3.5" x 2.25" and 1" front to back. Key 1.75". 
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Price: 230.00


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

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