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Thread: Some more keys

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    Hi all a few more keys to my collection. I would be interested in anything anybody could tell me about the one I have pictured alone! The one with the brass infil has 8 on one side and what looks to be God on the other. Its probably some initials but if anyone can successfully decipher through all she knocks and dings feel free!
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    They appear mostly to be castiron safe/strongbox keys.
    The second one down from top is for a Barron-type lock.

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    I would say that the 'engraving' is not contemporary with the key.

    It looks like it was done much later by an amateur hand.

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    The middle key of the left group appears to be a seriously weak key even for a wedge bit. And has anyone looked closely at the sash wards of the one below it? I don't think I've seen more than one hooked sash ward (apart from box of wards), and this one is not symetrical; is it a pipe key?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbbramah View Post
    The middle key of the left group appears to be a seriously weak key even for a wedge bit. And has anyone looked closely at the sash wards of the one below it? I don't think I've seen more than one hooked sash ward (apart from box of wards), and this one is not symetrical; is it a pipe key?
    Yes they're all pipe keys.

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