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6 Brass Hooks on Rack H37
6 Brass Hooks on Rack H37
Original, quality late 19th century run of six matching brass hooks on a brass backplate with two top eyes for wall mounting. This unusual rack probably originally for kitchen utensils or similar would serve well for cups, keys or even kitchen utensils but beware the hook tips are very pointed and sharp. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

24" x 2" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 156.00


Run of Brass Hooks, 4 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".

0.75" front to back.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 34.00


Run of Brass Hooks, 4 available H34



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 K193
Wrought Iron Door Key K193
Original, quality late 19th century wrought iron door key with "Georgian Bow" ring grip. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

4.75" x 1.75" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Wrought Iron Strongbox Key K192
Original, quality early 19th century wrought iron key for a strongbox. This example has a detailed cut out section and a "Georgian Bow" grip. All has been cleaned and is complete and in good order.

4" long x 2" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Wrought Iron Strongbox Key K192



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



Wrought Iron Strongbox Key K189
Wrought Iron Strongbox Key K189
Original, quality early 19th century wrought iron key for a strong box. This example has a detailed cut out section and a 'Georgian Bow' ring grip. All has been cleaned and is complete and in good order.

3.75" long x 1.5" x 0.5".

Bow grip 1.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Wrought Iron Door Key K188
Original, quality late 19th century wrought iron door key with a good sized grip. Cleaned and complete and in good order.

5" x 1.75" x 0.5".

 

Price: 36.00

Wrought Iron Door Key K188



Wrought Iron Door Key with ring Grip K187
Wrought Iron Door Key with ring Grip K187
Original, quality mid to late 19th century wrought iron door key with a ring for a grip, an unusual example. Cleaned and complete and in good and working order.

6" long including ring.

Ring 2" diam.

Key 2" x 0.5" wide.

 
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Price: 115.00


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


Lloyd Cabinet Key K186



Wrought Iron Strongbox Key K185
Wrought Iron Strongbox Key K185
Original, quality early to mid 19th century wrought iron strongbox key with a "Georgian Bow" ring grip. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order.

4" x 2".

 
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Price: 85.00


Wrought Iron Strongbox Key K184
Original, quality early to mid 19th century wrought iron strongbox key with a "Georgian Bow" ring grip. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good order.

3.75" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Wrought Iron Strongbox Key K184



Brass Door Key K182
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


Wrought Iron Door Key K180
Original, quality early to mid 19th century wrought iron door key with a "Georgian Bow" grip. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

5.5" x 1.75" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 45.00


Wrought Iron Door Key K180



Wrought Iron Door Key K177
Wrought Iron Door Key K177
Original, quality mid 19th century wrought iron door key with a Georgian Bow ring grip. Complete and in good order.

4" x 1.5" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 30.00


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


Unusual Wrought Iron Door Key K174



Wrought Iron Door Key K172
Wrought Iron Door Key K172
Original, quality 18th century wrought iron door key with a turned and tapered stem and a good 'Georgian Bow' ring grip. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

4.75" x 1.75" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 38.00


Wrought Iron Door Lock Key K171
Original, quality early 19th century wrought iron door lock key with a blind tongue and a 'Georgian Bow' ring grip. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order.

4.25" x 1.5" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 23.00


Wrought Iron Door Lock Key K171



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


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 with Ring Grip K162



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" 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: 300.00


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 K129
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 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 Door Key K128



Wrought Iron Strongbox Key K123
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 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 Door Lock Key K121



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.

1.25" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 115.00


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 Night Latch Keys, 3 available K112



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.

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



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


The Halfords Cycle Padlock PL66
Original, quality 1920's nickel plated padlock with the original key and steel chain. This good example is impressed "The Halfords 3 Lever Double Locking". All has been cleaned and lacquered, fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order.

Padlock 2" x 1.25" x 3/8".

Chain 12.5" long.

 
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Price: 115.00


The Halfords Cycle Padlock PL66



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 PL61
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 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 PL60



Small Brass Padlock and Key PL59
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 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 PL58



Small Brass Padlock and Key PL57
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 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: 65.00


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".

1" front to back.

Key 1.75".

 
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Price: 230.00

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