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Keys184 of 207hinged key Marked STAMFORD YALE & TOWNE CONN, U.S.A. YALE MFG. CAntique Key
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    Posted 8 years ago

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    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.


    1. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 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, 7 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, 7 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

    4. wolcott1 wolcott1, 7 years ago
      Thanks quiklight, you have a great collection!!
    5. oldie oldie, 7 years ago
      I guess some zoos still use them. qwiklight amazing pictures. Thanks
    6. zookeys zookeys, 4 years ago

      Please visit and/or "like" this Facebook page dedicated to all thing related to zoo keys
    7. zookeys zookeys, 4 years ago

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

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