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Unusual Door Key K200
Unusual Door Key K200
Original, quality mid 19th century wrought iron door key of an unusual design, with a super "Georgian Bow" grip to one end. Cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

5.25" x 1.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Strongbox Lock and Key K199
Original, quality early 19th century wrought iron strongbox lock with the original key. This key is a complicated one, in super condition, showing very little wear if any, with a hollow barrel and a good "Georgian Bow" grip. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good and working order.

Lock 5" x 3.5" x 2".

Key 4.25" long.

Ring 1.75".

Key end 1.75".

 
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Price: 300.00


Strongbox Lock and Key K199



Wrought Iron Door Key K198
Wrought Iron Door Key K198
Original, quality late 19th century wrought iron door key of small proportions with a 'trefoil' shaped grip and a solid end. Complete and in good and working order.

4" long x 1" bow.

 
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Price: 45.00


18th Century Door Key K196
Original, quality 18th century blacksmith made wrought iron door key with a "Georgian Bow" grip, a thin shaft and an open lock picking type end. Appears to have been sandblasted at some time in the past but complete and in good order otherwise.

5.5" long.

1.5" bow grip.

 
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Price: 65.00


18th Century Door Key K196



Large Wrought Iron Door Key K195
Large Wrought Iron Door Key K195
Original, quality late 19th century wrought iron door key with flat oval ring grip and a heavier shaft than standard. This example would have fitted a wooden cased rim or box lock. Cleaned and complete and in good order.

5" x 1.75" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 36.00


Wrought Iron Door Key K194
Original, quality circa 1900, wrought iron key with a solid oval shaped grip with a small hole for the key ring. Cleaned and complete and in good order. An unusual example.

4" x 1.25" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 36.00


Wrought Iron Door Key K194



Wrought Iron Door Key K191
Wrought Iron Door Key K191
Original, quality late 19th century heavier than normal wrought iron door key with a thick working end and a shaped loop to the grip. This example has provision for an eight lever door lock and is in super condition. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

5" long x 1.75" widest x 0.25".

 
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Price: 45.00


Hobbs Wrought Iron Door Key K190
Original, quality late 19th century wrought iron key for a seven lever door lock. This example has an oval and flat ring grip and an unusual layout to the working end. This key is stamped for the maker of the lock "Hobbs & Co Patents" to one side and "Cheapside London" to the other. Cleaned and complete and in good order.

4.5" x 1.25" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 34.00


Hobbs Wrought Iron Door Key K190



Lloyd Cabinet Key K186
Lloyd Cabinet Key K186
Original, quality mid to late 19th century wrought iron cabinet key, stamped "Lloyd" to the ring grip. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order.

3" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 23.00


Brass Door Key K182
Original, quality mid to late 19th century cast pink brass door lock key with a longer shaft than average, an unusual working detail and a blanked in 'Georgian Bow' shaped grip. The grip has a hole for hanging and is stamped for the manufacturer "N.F Ramsay, Newcastle on Tyne". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

7" x 1.5" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 300.00


Brass Door Key K182



Unusual Wrought Iron Door Key K174
Unusual Wrought Iron Door Key K174
Original, quality circa 1900, wrought iron door key with a flat ring grip and an unusual form to the end of the key. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

3.75" x 1.5" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 23.00


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



Wilsons Unpickable Safe Key K165
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


AA 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


AA Key K164



Wrought Iron Door Key K161
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


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


Unused Wrought Iron Door Key K160



Wrought Iron Door Key K159
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" x 3/8".

 
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Price: 56.00


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


Wrought Iron Door Key K158



Silver Roundlett Coach Key K154
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: 230.00


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 K146



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.

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.

Ring 1.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


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.

1.25" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 115.00


Wrought Iron Key with Ring Grip K114



Wrought Iron Night Latch Keys, 4 available K112
Wrought Iron Night Latch Keys, 4 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 one is required. 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 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.

Bow 1.5" wide.

 
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Price: 56.00


Wrought Iron Strongbox Key K110



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: 56.00


Brass Padlock and Key PL79
Original, quality pre-war all brass padlock with a replacement old key altered to fit. The front is impressed for the manufacturer "C&BL" and "Secure 4 Lever" which is covered over when the key is in place. When the key is removed the dust cover will side down. 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".

0.25" front to back.

Key 2.25" long.

 
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Price: 135.00


Brass Padlock and Key PL79



Small Brass Padlock and Key PL77
Small Brass Padlock and Key PL77
Original, quality late 19th century small brass padlock with a brass hasp, the original steel key and a swing cover to the keyhole. Either side of the keyhole is impressed "Secure" and all is polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order.

1.75" x 1.25" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Willenhall Brass Padlock and Key PL76
Original, quality small brass padlock with the original steel key, a brass hasp and impressed "J. Parkes & Sons Ltd Willenhall 1941" to the front of the lock. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

2.25" tall x 1.5" x 0.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 65.00


Willenhall Brass Padlock and Key PL76



Wrought Iron Padlock & Key PL74
Wrought Iron Padlock & Key PL74
Original, quality late 19th century wrought iron padlock with an old replacement key, a wrought iron hasp and a brass keyhole surround. Some damage to one side of the padlock, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. Has been cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

4" x 2.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Padlock with Key PL67
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass padlock of a good size with steel a loop and the original steel key. The padlock is stamped '22', has a swinging dust cover to the keyhole with its own pair of holes to locate a second smaller padlock for extra security to ensure two separate keyholers are present at the same time of opening. The front of the padlock is also impressed for the original owner "3/74 In possession of Bank of Maharashtra". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

5.25" x 3" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 156.00


Brass Padlock with Key PL67



Wrought Iron Padlock and Key PL65
Wrought Iron Padlock and Key PL65
Original, quality 1920's wrought iron padlock with the original paintwork, key, brass mount and brass swinging cover. Fully overhauled, cleaned and lacquered and the brass cover is impressed "Secure 2 Lever" all is complete and in good and working order.

4" tall x 2.5" x 0.75" front to back.

 
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Price: 65.00


Wrought Iron Padlock and Key PL63
Original, quality late 19th century large wrought iron padlock in the original galvanised finish with the original brass mount and swinging keyhole cover and the original key. Fully overhauled, cleaned and lacquered and the brass cover is impressed "Improved Tumbler Lock". Complete and in good and working order.

Closed 5" tall x 3" x 1.5" front to back.

Key 3" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 115.00


Wrought Iron Padlock and Key PL63



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 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 PL56



Small Brass Padlock and Key PL55
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: 56.00


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".

1" front to back.

Key 1.75".

 
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Price: 230.00


Brass and Iron Russian Padlock PL50

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