Key

Object Number: 
1879.4
Date: 
1720-1790
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 3/4 in. ( 8.3 x 21.6 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on knop: "23"
Description: 
Iron key with oval handle baluster stem and cast 'fret work' teeth.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this key was used in Bridewell Prison on New York Commons, later known as City Hall Park.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. S. Whitney Phoenix
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group