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    Quote Originally Posted by wvanauken View Post
    Thank you all. I found a lock and key for sale on ebay. I'm really interested in the key as it looks to be original and looks really cool. Here is the pic. Any info, ideas, or thoughts would be appreciated. It is being sold with the lock, but as you know I already have the lock with chain where the one on ebay does not have the chain and pin attachmentAttachment 18715Attachment 18716. Bill
    Here is an image of vintage Yale 8 cut keys found on eBay, see thumbnail attached; note that the finger side is identical to the Forest Service key originally posted by wvanauken on October 11th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pschiffe View Post
    Here is an image of vintage Yale 8 cut keys found on eBay, see thumbnail attached; note that the finger side is identical to the Forest Service key originally posted by wvanauken on October 11th.
    Pete Schifferli
    I found the design patent issued to Henry R. Towne Dec. 13, 1898, #USD29786 S; for that early key bow which I believe dates the key with a fair degree of certainty, see thumbnail attached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBE View Post
    OK, did a quick look and neither 11/2/1891 nor 11/2/1892 was a Tuesday, so both are invalid.
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    Billy, perhaps that century old error should have been Nov. 2, 1880? I found that date on other goods patented by Yale & Towne in that era. See US Patent 234,089 issued to Warren H. Taylor "Apparatus for slotting metal".

    Every major lock company had at least one outstanding inventor of locks and builders' hardware. In the case of Yale & Towne, the man was Warren H. Taylor.
    Taylor entered the employ of the Yale Lock Shop of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts in 1869. At the time of his death in 1914, he was superintendent of the bank lock department. He was also one of the largest stockholders of the company.*

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    from Locks and Lockmakers of America, rev. 3rd edition, (c) 1976, 1997 by the late Thomas F. Hennessy, pg. 70

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pschiffe View Post
    Billy, perhaps that century old error should have been Nov. 2, 1880? I found that date on other goods patented by Yale & Towne in that era. See US Patent 234,089 issued to Warren H. Taylor "Apparatus for slotting metal".

    Every major lock company had at least one outstanding inventor of locks and builders' hardware. In the case of Yale & Towne, the man was Warren H. Taylor.
    Taylor entered the employ of the Yale Lock Shop of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts in 1869. At the time of his death in 1914, he was superintendent of the bank lock department. He was also one of the largest stockholders of the company.*

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    from Locks and Lockmakers of America, rev. 3rd edition, (c) 1976, 1997 by the late Thomas F. Hennessy, pg. 70

    Pete Schifferli
    Nice detective work Pete. I think you may be right.
    BBE.

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