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Skeleton Keys

Skeleton Keys are bit and barrel keys used to open many types of antique locks.  A single skeleton may be able to open many different locks however the myths of these being a “master” key are incorrect.  There are three parts of a skeleton key: the bow, the barrel, and the bit.  The barrel’s diameter and the size and cut of the bit are the most important factors when matching to a lock.  The key must be able to fit inside the lock and over the pin if one is present.  Once inside the lock, the bit must be the correct size and have appropriate cuts to move past “wards” or internal obstructions.  All of our keys are reproductions of functional keys used on locks for antique furniture.  If you are trying to find the “right” key, we usually recommend the KY-10S, which is a set of ten of our most functional keys.  We also offer a KY-20S which has all of the keys on the KY-10S plus ten additional including architectural and rolltop desk keys.  We carry keys from the simplest classic designs to beautiful heavy ornamentals in various sizes and materials. All of our keys are great for awards, marketing purposes, novelties for events, or use as promotions.  What could be more symbolic than giving a loved one a “key to a bright future?” 

Plain Antique Brass Skeleton Key
ITEM# KY-2AB
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Plain Skeleton Key
ITEM# KY-2
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Classic Antique Copper Skeleton Key
ITEM# KY-14AC
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Hand Aged Solid Brass Elegant Skeleton Key
ITEM# KYF-2HAB
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Classic Antique Brass Skeleton Key
ITEM# KY-3AB
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Antique Skeleton Key Set
ITEM# KY-10S
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Classic Nickel Skeleton Key
ITEM# KY-14
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Roll Top Desk Lock Key
ITEM# KY-8
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Solid Brass Architectural Skeleton Key With Double Notched Bit
ITEM# KY-30
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Reproduction Brass or Nickel Barrel Key
ITEM# KY-7B
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Solid Brass Elegant Skeleton Key
ITEM# KYF-2
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Classic Brass Skeleton Key
ITEM# KY-3
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