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Key

Key
Title
Key
Date 
ca. 1775
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 3/8 in. ( 8.6 x 2.9 x 1 cm )
Description 
Iron key; cylindrical shaft with encircling bands and partial circular grip at top, and rectangular pad at bottom.
Credit Line 
Gift of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman
Object Number 
1904.5a
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, this key, and associated padlock, was used in the "Long Room" at the Bridewell Prison in New York City. The "Long Room" was famous for housing the 'common' or lower class prisoners, while the upper class prisoners were kept on the second floor, in nicer quarters.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group