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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Keys and locks https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/keys-and-locks.html Key https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/keys-and-locks/key-55979.html Sat, 03 Apr 2021 12:03:13 GMT Keys and locks Key  
Description: A cast copper-alloy key of the early post-medieval period with a large kidney-shaped bow containing a pair of internal projections. The solid shank is of circular cross-section, with a double-ridged collar at the junction with the bow. It has an asymmetrical bit with clefts in front and back edges.

See also UKDFD 53753
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Keys and locks
Category: Keys and locks
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Casket Key https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/keys-and-locks/casket-key-55721.html Tue, 17 Nov 2020 14:05:04 GMT Keys and locks Casket Key  
Description: An incomplete cast copper-alloy casket key with heart-shaped bow and hollow circular-section stem. The stem is broken and the bit is now missing. The bow has a bi-lobed knop and there are three collars at the top of the stem. (A small pearl-like ball lodged at the upper end of the hollow stem is unlikely to be directly associated with the key.)

For a complete key of similar type, see UKDFD 50454.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Keys and locks
Category: Keys and locks
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Key https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/keys-and-locks/key-55662.html Mon, 19 Oct 2020 18:29:23 GMT Keys and locks Key  
Description: A hollow-stemmed copper-alloy key for a tubular pin tumbler lock of the type often used on gaming and vending machines. The handle of the key is sub-triangular and stamped ACE on one side and I on the other. Keys of this type, and their associated locks, were made by the Chicago Lock Company (founded 1920, acquired by CompX 1999) and sold under the trademark 'Ace' since 1933.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Keys and locks
Category: Keys and locks
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Key https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/keys-and-locks/key-55558.html Sun, 06 Sep 2020 12:38:03 GMT Keys and locks Key  
Description: A copper-alloy key, the use of which is uncertain. The key has an openwork bow or handle (now incomplete) and a stem that tapers to a blunt-pointed end. The shape of the stem would seem to preclude the possibility that it originally terminated in a normal turning-key bit, but a hooked end is plausible. The design of the bow suggests that the key was intended to be turned in use, but that its operation required little effort.

A closely similar object is recorded as PAS: CORN-0F42E4, but the suggested uses of either a netting vice key for crocheting or a button hook are not persuasive when compared with the examples of these objects illustrated in the source cited (Philip Walker, The Victorian Catalogue of Tools for Trades and Crafts).
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Keys and locks
Category: Keys and locks
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Padlock https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/keys-and-locks/padlock-55519.html Mon, 24 Aug 2020 11:51:42 GMT Keys and locks Padlock  
Description: A miniature heart-shaped padlock, most likely a bracelet clasp or possibly a jewelery box or diary lock.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Keys and locks
Category: Keys and locks
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Key https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/keys-and-locks/key-55475.html Thu, 30 Jul 2020 20:34:52 GMT Keys and locks Key  
Description: A very small copper-alloy drawer or cabinet key. The key has an oval bow, internally peaked at the outer end, a plain hollow-ended stem and a simple bit.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Keys and locks
Category: Keys and locks
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Padlock https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/keys-and-locks/padlock-54383.html Sun, 14 Apr 2019 16:52:25 GMT Keys and locks Padlock  
Description: A small early post-medieval padlock with a copper-alloy case and an iron mechanism. The case is trilobate in plan, with a raised rectangular section on the front and backplate. The raised sections are divided into three panels, each defined by an incised rectangle containing a saltire. The central panel on the front of the lock is in fact a sliding cover for the keyhole (cf. PAS: LVPL358).
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Keys and locks
Category: Keys and locks
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Key https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/keys-and-locks/key-54268.html Sun, 17 Feb 2019 17:49:42 GMT Keys and locks Key  
Description: A very small copper-alloy desk, drawer or cabinet key. It has a flat, rectangular-section oval bow, triple-collared cylindrical stem, pipe end and simple bit.

See also; UKDFD 52139 & UKDFD 50971
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Keys and locks
Category: Keys and locks
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Casket Key https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/keys-and-locks/casket-key-1105.html Fri, 04 Nov 2005 00:00:00 GMT Keys and locks Casket Key  
Description: Post-medieval casket key. Kidney-shaped bow variant; solid shank, oval section, expanded below the bow; projecting pin and simple bit.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Keys and locks
Category: Keys and locks
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Padlock Case and Bolt https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/keys-and-locks/padlock-case-and-bolt-4903.html Wed, 25 Oct 2006 00:00:00 GMT Keys and locks Padlock Case and Bolt  
Description: The case and bolt of a small padlock. The front and back plates, which would have enclosed the barb-spring mechanism, are missing. There would have been a keyhole in the front plate.

Generally similar examples are recorded on the PAS: WMID-186251 and SF9032.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Keys and locks
Category: Keys and locks
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