Any info on what this key was used for

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Don’t think it’s a barrel tap key maybe something clock related any other ideas and possible date would be great :thumbsup:
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Well, if the handle wasnt so ornate i would have said its similar to the early keys to open the box that covers your gas meters outside
Simple mechanism where the jutty out bit opens the lock

But the handle indicates something a bit older to me
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Casket key? Agreed, the key would suggest a ludicrously simple set of tumblers, but some of them were
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Steve_JT wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:34 pm Similar here

https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/790934

Regards steve
Yes of course thats where i have seen one similar before
My wifes late father used to repair clocks and watches and we have some like that in one of the boxes :thumbsup:
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Thanks everyone clock related it is then :thumbsup:
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