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Watch key

Watch key
Title
Watch key
Date 
1800-1850
Medium 
Brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 5/8 in. ( 3.8 x 1.6 cm )
Description 
Brass watch key.
Object Number 
INV.6288.16
Gallery Label 
According to an attached label, this fragment was found at Maspeth in Queens, New York City. The label gave a date of January 15, 1929, but did not say whether the object was found on that date, or donated to the Society on that date.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group