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Key

Object Number: 
1950.32
Date: 
1800-1890
Medium: 
Steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
hand written: in black ink: "Key to strong box William Frederick Van Amringe [sp?] of N.Y." obverse: "From W. Va. Keller"
Description: 
Cast metal key with ear-shaped handle and molded knops on arm; fretwork in tooth. Tag attached reads: on front, "From W.V.A. Keeler " ; on reverse, "Key to strong box of 76th Frederick Van Amminge of N.Y."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Harold E. Gillingham
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group