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Old 07-21-2019, 08:54 PM
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I pulled this skeleton key out today, it was a great surprise on the sidelines of a soccer field. It appears to be brass, and it has got mold lines. Looks to be pretty old, as the manufacturing has a somewhat crude look to it. But its shape is a bit different than I usually see with skeleton keys. Has anyone seen a key like this one? I know identifying age and specific use of keys can be tough, but I would appreciate any info on it. Thank you!

Update: and wouldn't you know it, I go back today and on the other side of the same field, approximately 100 yards away I pull out this old lock keyhole cover...
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:59 PM
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Possibly a large trunk. A friend had a large round top trunk that had a key similar to that.

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Old 07-21-2019, 09:15 PM
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That is one cool looking old key..Maybe a giants handcuff key? Lol. Congrats on the find
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:10 PM
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Looks like an old jail lock key. I attached a photo of some similar keys. Hope it helps. Great find! Look for treasure around the entire area where you found that key.

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Old 07-21-2019, 10:18 PM
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Now an old jail key would be really interesting, considering the location I was at was a stone's throw away from the current police station. But I'm not sure yet where any old police stations were located.
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Originally Posted by Fooleeze View post
Now an old jail key would be really interesting, considering the location I was at was a stone's throw away from the current police station. But I'm not sure yet where any old police stations were located.
Do a little research. You might be surprised.

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Old 07-28-2019, 09:54 AM
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So i think the key went to a lock, obviously, but the second piece tells the story. It appears to be flip plate that covers the key hole on the lock.
VR us Victoria Regina....of England, hence the crown. It's a British patent mark.
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