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Record ID: CORN-77D4F1
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
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Incomplete cast copper alloy night latch or slide key, missing the internal bars in the bit which would have turned the lock. The key is complete and in a very good condition. It is slightly bent, probably from use on a heavy latch. The handle or bow is oval-shaped with a slightly expanded inner edge opposite the shank. The bow narrows into the shank which is round in section at this point. The shank or stem has three concentric parallel mouldings along its length, before it meets the bit at right angles, where it is square in section. The bit is shield-shaped with indented rectangula…
Created on: Monday 5th November 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2012
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Record ID: LIN-666663
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete handle from a candlestick ejector-key. Such keys were used to eject the stem of a candlestick. The key has an openwork trefoil handle with a transverse collar below on one side only. The shaft is oval in cross-section and decorated with concentric ribs below the collar. The shaft is broken shortly thereafter.
Created on: Thursday 26th August 2010
Last updated: Monday 27th June 2011
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Record ID: CORN-031608
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MODERN
County: Cornwall
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Incomplete cast copper alloy cabinet or drawer key with most of the bow missing, with just part of the base remaining. The stem of the key is hollow and has an ornate bead and groove motif decorating the shaft closer to the bow end. Bailey (1997) illustrates similar examples on page 9 which are dated to the 19th century.
Created on: Tuesday 16th September 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LIN-420893
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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An incomplete handle from a candlestick ejector-key. Such keys were used to eject the stem of a candlestick. The key has an openwork trefoil handle with a transverse collar below on one side only. The shaft is oval in cross-section and decorated with concentric ribs below the collar. The shaft is broken shortly thereafter.
Created on: Monday 5th December 2005
Last updated: Friday 18th October 2013
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