Antique Skeleton Keys, Old House Keys

Antique Skeleton Keys, Old House Keys


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We have for sale a lot of six Antique Skeleton Keys from various manufacturers.
Perfect for home décor or maybe one fits a piece of antique furniture, sewing machine cabinet or phonograph cabinet.
Romantic gift for one who holds the key to your heart. Charming garnishments on Christmas or birthday gifts!
Skeleton keys are also known as pass keys. Some believe that a skeleton key derived its name because of its’ shape and resemblance to a skull but the name actually comes from the fact that the key is stripped down like a skeleton to its most essential parts: a cylindrical shank with a single rectangular tooth. Skeleton keys were widely used in most houses until after WWII when the pin tumbler lock – the Yale lock – took over.

Era: Pre-1940s
Two are matched and marked GERMANY. Each are 3” long.
One marked GERMANY. It is 3” long.
One marked R&E MFG CO, SOLID STEEL 9. It is 2 5/8” long.
One marked CORBIN 5. It is 3 5/8” long
One marked Russell & Erwin Mfg Co New Britian Con 36. It is 2 7/8” long
Condition: Very Good vintage condition. Original patina left on as some like them better that way. Easily cleanable if you prefer. Please see all photos as they are part of the description

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