Keys (2)

Object Number: 
1962.44a
Date: 
1797-1828
Medium: 
Steel, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 × 8 1/4 × 3/4 in. (8.9 × 21 × 1.9 cm)
Marks: 
engraved: on knop of stem: "61"
Description: 
One large key with oval handle baluster shaft, and 'fretwork' teeth.
Gallery Label: 
The large key was for the outside gate; the smaller for the inside gate of the Old New York State Prison at what is now 303 West 10th Street. The New York State Prsion occupied the building from 1791-1828, and then it was later occupied by Behlstein and Worte Empire Brewery. The old building was torn down, and a new one erected which is currently occupied by the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Whitehead Metal Products Co., through Mr. F. A. Fink
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group