Title UNIQUE PRIMITIVE HANDMADE CAST IRON KEY WITH BOWLESS SHANK.
Publisher Victorian era.
Seller ID 80-0649
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.