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Lot of 8 Large 4" to 5.25" Antique / Vintage Brass or Bronze Keys on Brass Ring

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Seller: popper77 (8,630) 100%, Location: Sammamish, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 361161365423 This is a Lot of Eight Large Antique / Vintage Brass or Bronze Keys on Brass Ring.This is a great looking set of keys. We do not know the age of the keys specifically nor their original purpose. I saw some similar looking keys variously described as school keys, skeleton keys, and jail keys. The keys and ring together weigh 14 ounces and they have a nice heavy feel. The keys vary in length from 4" to 5 1/4".I am not familiar with the patina of unpolished brass or bronze. One key has wear and or scraping down the entire length as seen in a closeup photo marked with arrows. You will see that the patina has a dull appearance almost like iron in appearance. However, I verified that this is non-ferrous metal, I am assuming the keys are in fact brass or bronze. Any information about this coloration would also be appreciated.All of the keys except one have letters on one side, a number and / or letters and number on the back side. One key has no marks on either side. There is a table below with the length of each key and the front and back markings. I hope this information will be useful to a knowledgeable prospective buyer in determining the purpose of these keys, and I would certainly welcome any information about the keys.The keyring found with the keys, is not a commercially made piece. It is hand made from heavy brass wire. The ends were simply crimped back to form a crude closure / locking mechanism. I found I could not easily remove any keys without bending the end of the wire. I opted not to try to do that, and that is the reason I do not have a photo of the keys laid out flat. Length Front Marks Back Marks 4 1/2" FEC I 2A 4" no mark no mark 4 1/2" ERE P 4B 5 1/4" PHSD P CZ2 4 1/2" MRP 4C 4 1/2" ERE P 1B 4 1/2" CAB P 1C 5 1/4" PHS A1 We also have a variety of other hardware items in our ebay store, including at the time of the original listing of these keys, another ring of antique / vintage keys. Condition The keys are overall in good used condition with minor scraping, scuffing, and wear. However, two keys have additional issues that should be noted: The key with FEC I is the one already noted above, and shown in a closeup photo, with scraped or worn patina. That key also has some white paint residue, filling the intaglio lettering, with a few other small spots of paint elsewhere. The key with ERE P and 4B has a slight bend to the one side, starting about the collar near the end, and extending down to the end. The key ring is fairly crudely hand made with irregular shape profile as seen.The keys and ring are offered as found / as seen / as described. Please visit our ebay store to view a wide variety of antique, vintage and contemporary items. International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying. Customs fees are normally charged by the shipping company or collected when you pick the item up. These fees are not additional shipping charges. Our shipping labels are generate through ebay with automatic generation of customs forms and valuation. We will not under-value merchandise or mark the item as a gift on customs forms. Doing that is against U.S. and international laws. We pride ourselves on multiple, large, clear photos. Please scrolldown past the description to view any additional photos. Customer satisfaction is our priority as demonstrated by our 100% positive feedback and a 5 Star rating in all four of the ebay Detailed Ratings Categories. Many of our listings offer free shipping. Where feasible we provide combined, discounted shipping. We are continuously listing interesting antique, vintage, and contemporary items, so please add us to your Saved Sellers Shipping and Payment see Shipping tab above. Return Policy see Shipping tab above. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution Maker: Unknown, Material: Brass or Bronze

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