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...
There is an interesting auction on Ebay with a Mosler time lock and duel combinations from a vault door mounted in a jig. I am sure our machinist members could be creative and really jazz it up. Not...
Each pair of numbers represents a key for a two lever lock that has 6 possible cut depths.
The first number in each pair represents the cut depth for lever one. The second number in each pair...
This is a padlock that I discussed in my latest book. The technique for making keys is not difficult.