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    Posted 2 months ago

    Lottie-Arts
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    Hoping to find the year of this skeleton key. Bought it at an antique store, looks as though it had silver plating.

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    1. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 months ago
      I am no keyexpert but it might be hard to find a year. This modell of key I have seen many times here in scandinavia. I knew they had them in my grandparents house and it was from around 1900. But doors and lockes can have been changed later so hard for me to tell. I saw them there in the 1970's .
    2. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      I agree with Elisabethan, it will be very difficult to date this key. This also looks more like a blank than a finished key, too. Almost every door in my house has box locks with keys like this, but they are all made from blanks like this by grinding them into shapes to unlock specific locks. There may have been locks which could be opened with a blank key like this, but it would not work in any of the locks in my house.
    3. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      BTW, my house was built in 1883 but I am sure keys like this were used long before and along after that date.

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