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Pre Industrial Revolution Keys





Hobbs' Parautoptic key from his book 'The Construction of Locks and Safes, 1850' also showing the individual key bits which could be assembled into the key in any order to effectivly change the combination of the lock.

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Branded and Patent Keys
S J Arnheim - Berlin, Germany - founded 1833
Lammellenschloss keyLammellenschloss key, foldedLammellenschloss bit detail Radial key
Lammellenschloss folding key. 164mm extended, 83mm folded.
(1900. DRP 115400)
Radial lock key bit. 20mm.
(1907. DRP Patent 216509)
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 Fuhrmann - Berlin, Germany
corkscrew key
Corkscrew action key. 74mm.
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 Gibbons - Wolverhampton, England
Cell door key, 109mm
Early Victorian cell door key. 109mm, c1848 Prison cell key. 107mm c1911 Prison cell block master key. 107mm c1911
Prison & Cell Door Keys
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 Hobbs - London, England
6 lever Parautoptic key6 lever Parautoptic key6 lever Parautoptic key
c1855109mm
c1855
133mm. c1860
Keys for the Hobbs Parautoptic Bankers Change key Lock
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 Mathys DeClerck
Bramah Chubb key
Bramah Chubb style key. 80mm.
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 Parnell
Large Parnell brass key Parnell padlock key
Brass key with steel sliding bit. 132mm Padlock key. 37mm.
Parnell's Patent keys
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 Yale - USA
Treasury  bank lock key
Treasury Bank Lock Key Stem and Bit.
Bronze stem, 145mm and steel bit.
Patented by Linus Yale jr. in 1860 the Treasury bank lock key featured a detachable bit in which the individual key steps could also be rearranged. The lock was adopted by the US Treasury Department.
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BRANDED & PATENT KEYS


The story of the development of locks told through keys.


Arnheim
Fuhrmann
Gibbons
Hobbs
Mathys DeClerck
Parnell
Yale


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