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Posted 2 years ago

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mrmajestic1
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Some items I bought at a garage sale in the past. The top left key is interesting because it has "Lincoln" in script on it. I don't know if this denotes the auto or not, but maybe someone out there will supply that info. I believe this to be from the 1920's.
The top right key ring is a plastic TWA model made by Ritepoint, U.S.A. I suppose that it was for luggage keys to be attached to it.
The bottom left brass key is an earlier GM with "Your Key To Grater Value" on the GM face and "E & Stratton Corporation", "Milwaukie Wis. U.S.A." on the other side.
The right brass key is marked "Fulje"? on one side and "Made in Japan", "SNDRMFG CO." on the back. Someone once told me that items from Japan could be dated by the "Made in Japan' logo but I don't know what that is. The key has the appearance of something with age to it.
The key ring on the Lincoln key reads "The Mosbacher Motr Co. Wichita & ark. City" with the other side reading "HUDSON - ESSEX DISTRIBUTORS".
These actually were part of a package deal that I paid 50 cents for.

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  1. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 2 years ago
    Thank you Hedgewalker and also officialfuel.
  2. Earthling_ Earthling_, 2 years ago
    Nice items. The "Lincoln" key is to a padlock. It says on the bow, "Miller Lock Company". They made a wide variety of padlocks. I have met collectors who collect nothing but Miller locks and keys, so I'm sure someone out there knows more about your key. It looks as if it is a "push key". That is, you simply insert the key and push on it rather than turn it.

    The GM key is certainly to one of General Motors' vehicles. The reverse should actually say Briggs & Stratton. They have made the lock cylinders for General Motors for many years. In fact, the little diamond shape with the long rectangular shape in front of it is a representation of the Briggs & Stratton logo. The number 9440 stamped on the key is the key code. This is a blind code that a dealer or locksmith could look up in a key code reference to find the specifications on making a replacement key.

    I'm very interested in your Japanese key. I was stationed in Japan for a couple of years when I was in the Navy back in the 80's. However, I did not know a thing about locks and keys back then. I've never heard of the company and as much as I stare at that key, I'm not entirely sure what the name on it is.

    The key ring on the Miller padlock "Lincoln" key is likely a giveaway from a car dealer. I literally copied what it says on it and pasted that into Google and came up with your Show & Tell posting and a bunch of pdf documents that are extracts from a newspaper called the "Wichita Eagle". There are several mentions of ads placed for the Mosbacher Motor Company in that newspaper in the 1920's.

    The TWA key ring is likely giveaway item from Trans World Airlines. It’s nice that it is a pull-apart key ring. House keys on one ring and car keys on the other.

    -- Earth
  3. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Hi, mrmajestic1! Nice loot! I especially like the Japanese key, which is unlike any key I've ever seen, and very beautiful besides. I will keep checking back to see if someone comes up with something on that key. miKKo
  4. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 2 years ago
    Thank you miKKo- for the love and Earthling I very much appreciate your comments.
    That Gm key may say Briggs and Stratton but the letters have eroded. The only info I could find on that Japanese key was SNDR Mfg Co is a Chinese motor bike company started in 1988, but that doesn't jive with the patina on the key although I could be wrong ( and it wouldn't be the first time).
  5. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 2 years ago
    Than you BELLIN68.
  6. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    what fits into the T.W.A. key-ring? Quarter,1/2 dollar? or a T.W.A. token?
  7. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 2 years ago
    Mikielikes I really don't have a notion of what fits in there. Maybe someone here will clue us in.
  8. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 2 years ago
    Thank you Marc112.

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