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Pete E
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I found the two items below earlier today.

The key has square holes at each end.

I am thinking it’s some sort of clock key? I did wonder if it could be a radiator key, but the one end looks far too small.

The silver item came up encrusted in black so I gave it a zap and a gentle clean with toothpaste.

Around the edge it is milled and on one side I can see a very faint pattern with some lettering. I can’t see any attachment points to suggest a charm or locket..

Initially I thought it was a silver coin that had been squashed on a railway track but that is just a guess???
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That’s defo a clock key :thumbsup:
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Cheers for that, much appreciated! :thumbsup:
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A nice clock key Peter and the silver item looks interesting.
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The silver item looks like the insert for a locket or similar. Fun finds :thumbsup:
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That oval was definitely meant to be oval. It is too regular to be a result of being squashed. I think Cath is near the mark when she mentions an insert of a locket.
Nice clock key. Very attractive shape. :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:10 pm The silver item looks like the insert for a locket or similar. Fun finds :thumbsup:
I ve not seen one those Cath....Would such an insert have a milled edge like a coin?
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Maybe a lost inlaid cartouche from a box or presentation gift
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Or maybe a silver version of http://209.221.138.252/Details.aspx?location=449

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Regarding the key.....this is a double-ended key and was generally used for a mantel clock. The larger end was for winding the clock and the smaller was used in another smaller hole...often near 12 .....and it would advance the minute hand or, in some cases, speed or slow the clock movement for fine tuning.
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DaveP wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:20 am Or maybe a silver version of http://209.221.138.252/Details.aspx?location=449

The world is indeed a strange place !
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Littleboot wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:24 pm Regarding the key.....this is a double-ended key and was generally used for a mantel clock. The larger end was for winding the clock and the smaller was used in another smaller hole...often near 12 .....and it would advance the minute hand or, in some cases, speed or slow the clock movement for fine tuning.
Thanks for that...before finding this I had never come across such a key, but sort guessed it may be for something along those lines....
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