Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Philadelphia Zoo Key

In Tools and Hardware > Keys > Show & Tell.
Keys240 of 263hinged key Marked STAMFORD YALE & TOWNE CONN, U.S.A. YALE MFG. CAntique Key
5
Love it
2
Like it

RustfarmRustfarm loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
trgrubaughtrgrubaugh loves this.
wolcott1wolcott1 loves this.
ThriftyGypsyThriftyGypsy likes this.
ThriftStoreAddictThriftStoreAddict loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel likes this.
See 5 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 11 years ago

    oldie
    (44 items)

    The zoo in Philly had these boxes attached to the fence on certain animals. You could purchase a key that when inserted into the box and turned would give a detailed description of the animal. The key was shaped like an elephant and the trunk would be the part inserted in the box.

    logo
    Keys
    See all
    Lock flush mount lock cabinet door lock drawer lock furniture lock key lock
    Lock flush mount lock cabinet door ...
    $4
    Vintage Reclaimed Rim Lock - Old English Wooden Door Lock With Key - 9 X 5.5
    Vintage Reclaimed Rim Lock - Old En...
    $13
    Antique Furniture Key Cabinet Lock Keys Drawer Lock Keys Half Mortise Lock Key
    Antique Furniture Key Cabinet Lock ...
    $2
    Job Lot 175ish English Georgian or Victorian keys
    Job Lot 175ish English Georgian or ...
    $85
    logo
    Lock flush mount lock cabinet door lock drawer lock furniture lock key lock
    Lock flush mount lock cabinet door ...
    $4
    See all

    Comments

    1. AmberRose AmberRose, 11 years ago
      OMG we had an orange one, on orange yarn for the Cleveland Zoo. Hung on a hook in the playroom, along with our skate key. An awesome blast from the past, thank you!!!
    2. wolcott1 wolcott1, 10 years ago
      And I still have a red one from the Bronx Zoo in NY! It would be great to have a collection from every city wouldn't it?!
    3. qwiklight, 10 years ago
      @wolcott1 - if you'd like to see more than 200 Zoo Keys in lots of colors, sizes, shapes and from different cities throughout the United States and Europe, please visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/qwiklight/sets/

    4. wolcott1 wolcott1, 10 years ago
      Thanks quiklight, you have a great collection!!
    5. oldie oldie, 10 years ago
      I guess some zoos still use them. qwiklight amazing pictures. Thanks
    6. zookeys zookeys, 7 years ago
      https://www.facebook.com/StoryBookZooKey?fref=ts

      Please visit and/or "like" this Facebook page dedicated to all thing related to zoo keys
    7. zookeys zookeys, 7 years ago
      https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.727046687441959.1073741834.228266200653346&type=3

      Here is a direct link to Philadelphia Zoo Keys which does get updated periodically

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.