a: 3 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 8.9 x 21 x 1.9 cm ) b: 2 x 5 x 3/8 in. ( 5.1 x 12.7 x 1 cm )
One large and one small key with oval handle baluster shaft, and 'fretwork' teeth.
Gift of Whitehead Metal Products Co., through Mr. F. A. Fink
engraved: on knop of stem: "61"
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.
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