Keys (2)

Keys (2)
Title
Keys (2)
Date 
1797-1828
Medium 
Steel, iron
Dimensions 
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 )
Description 
One large and one small key with oval handle baluster shaft, and 'fretwork' teeth.
Credit Line 
Gift of Whitehead Metal Products Co., through Mr. F. A. Fink
Object Number 
1962.44ab
Marks 
engraved: on knop of stem: "61"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group