Very good illustration. All is now clear.
eBay has shown several similar to mine sold, usually with their lockset, for not very much money.
I gave $2 for this, and so I'll keep it....
Thank you, Mercury...now I understand! wlw
It sure is very nice, but with a price tag of $1800, an unpacked weight of 75 lbs and the additional shipping costs to bring it 3,500 miles to the UK, plus our VAT, handling duty etc, any UK buyers...
Wow this is really cool! Unfortunately I live in the wrong part of the world at the moment :(rofl): But maybe Huw or somebody can buy this :)
[QUOTE=BBE;26281]Your key may very well be a house key, large brass and bronze keys were very popular in the US from the early 1700's until the late 1800's QUOTE]
Hi . BBE is quite correct ....
Double sided operation means the key is made to be able to operate the lock from both sides of the door.
BBE...Thanks for your illuminating descriptions of the anatomy of keys. I'll try to become better informed.
"...clearly intended for double sided operation..."
I see that the bit is symmetrical, but only along the length of the post; one side of the bit is relieved nearest the post, and on both...