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1 Uknown. VICTORIAN IRON BRIDGE WARD KEY.
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Complex bit 1/4 thick. 5/16 d. hollow shank. 1 1/8 w. x 7/8 h. x 1/8 thick oval bow. 2 pairs of collars on the upper shank. 2 3/4 l. Defintely Victorian and possibly Georgian.Expected overall orange peel surface due to old rust, but retains its original patina. NOTE: Shipping for this item via 1st Class Mail is $3.00. Your shipping charge will appear as $4.00 in the Shopping Cart, but will be lowered before your credit card is charged. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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2 Unknown. OLD CAST BRASS KEYS (4).
Unknown. 
(1) DOOR KEY: Cast brass. 3 3/8l. Round, solid stem & shank tapering slightly toward bow. 2 thin collars 1/8 apart (2 1/4 from end of stem) & 3rd thin collar just above shoulder. Bow is a thin, oval ring (7/8 x 1/2). 3/4 from end of stem to shoulder. Stem has protruding post. Unmarked. Original patina. Average use. (2) DOOR KEY: Hand lathe finished cast brass. 3 1/2 l. Round, solid stem & shank. Collar on shank (2 1/8 from end of stem). Bow is flat, 7/8 d. with 3/8 d. hole. 7/8 from end of stem to shoulder. Round post hole in end of stem. Bow has oldgrind marks Stem & collar have the concentric lines evidencing hand lathing.Original patina. Unmarked. Average use. (3) WARD KEY: Cast brass with no mold seam. 2 l. Round, hollow shank with 1/4 opening. Flat oval bow (7/8 w. x 3/4h.). Unmarked. Use has heavily polished the key, but it retains its original patina. (4) WARD KEY: Cast brass with no mold seam. 2 l. Round,hollow shank with 3/16 d. opening. Flat 3/4 d. bow. OOO or 000 stamped on the bow. Original patina. NOTE: Shipping for this item via 1st Class Mail is $3.00. Your shipping charge will appear as $4.00 in the Shopping Cart, but will be lowered before your credit card is charged. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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3 Unknown. OLD POCKET WATCH KEYS (2).
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(1) Steel stem with nickelplated brass bow & swivel. Plain 1/2d. bow. Simple pattern on 1/4d. swivel ring attached to top of bow. 1 9/16 l. overall. Earlier examples of this key were stamped Sept 1st 1874, which this one is not. Some wear. (2) Plain steel with a 1/2 l. teardrop-shaped bow. Split ring attached to the top of the stem by a collar ring. 1 1/4 l. A few spots of corrosion. NOTE: Shipping for this item via 1st Class Mail is $2.50. Your shipping charge will appear as $4.00 in the Shopping Cart, but will be lowered before your credit card is charged. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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4 Unknown. UNIQUE PRIMITIVE HANDMADE CAST IRON KEY WITH BOWLESS SHANK.
Victorian era. 
The back side of the key is perfectly flat. shank, stem & bit The front sides of the shank, stem & the ends of the bit slope downward at the edges. The front 3 1/2 of the bottom of the shank have been hand-champered with a file on both sides, as has the top of the end of the shank. The bit shows evidence of handfinishing. It is 4 1/2 l. & 7/8 w. at the end of shank, which tapers to 1/2 where the shank meets the stem, and is 3/16 thick in the center of the bit & shank. 3 Oz. The purpose of the key is unknown. Typical surface pitting except for the working parts of the bit which are appropriately worn. The structure of the bit alone places this key in the Victorian era. NOTE: Shipping for this item via 1st Class Mail is $3.00. Your shipping charge will appear as $4.00 in the Shopping Cart, but will be lowered before your credit card is charged. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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5 Unknown. VICTORIAN RIMLOCK with BRASS DOOR KNOBS.

Cast iron with brass bolt heads. The front case (4 1/4 w. The front of the case (4 1/4 w. x 5 3/8 h.) is a removable recessed plate. The sides are canted toward the back plate, which measures 4 1/2 x 5 7/8. The door edge (6 1/4l. x 1' w.) has a raised bead on the front & a 1/4 lip on the back. A bit key would operate the locking mechanism from both sides, but no key is included. Unmarked. KNOBS: Hollow, solid brass knobs 2 1/4 d. with a 4 1/4 l. steel spindle. The rimlock works & retains its old black paint with scattered rust areas & wear. The knobs have very light signs of wear spots. All parts are guaranteed original. NOTE: Price includes the shipping cost over & above that added automatically in the shopping basket for the furthest postal zone from 17110. If you are a buyer in a closer zone, inquire about saving on shipping. 
Price: 32.50 USD
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