Dating old iron keys


14-Jul-2020 04:43

There is unfortunately not much information about most of them. Made around 1924-1925, there was no pump included - the gas was gravity-fed directly from the tank.

This iron, by Enterprise Tool & Metal Works in Chicago, is called the Hydro Carbon E-Z Sad Iron. The rollerskate key (pictured) helped the fuel flow to the burner.

Its body is porcelained and the heat is user-controlled.

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Attached is a pump that also would work with the comparable lantern and lamp, and included is its original case which is quite valuable.

Tilley, a British company, made this DN-250n iron starting in the early 1950s through some time in the 1970s.

Victorian Brothel/Boudoir Pedestal Safe called "The Daisy". This almost 200 year old safe has a working key lock door, with a secret hidden release to expose the hidden key hole, and key. Bauche was the big name in French safes in that period.

Circa 1815 Italian Mini-Hobnail Safe, desk top size. Circa 1860's Bauche French Hobnail Style Safe with both a Combination/Key locking mechanism. It has a working combination lock door with a known combination.

Coleman's endeavors were hardly successful given how shallow people's pockets were, but he had set a precedent for the technology that would eventually force his company out of the iron business.

It also allows you access to the inner door combination lock which has a full 100 number dial. Inside is all engine turned with all polished brass timer and lock. The safe has a working key lock door with original key.