"A 130 Year Story" Very Rare W. Bohannan 1890s Collectors Key Necklace
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This 1888 Design is a:
One of a Kind
Reimagined Components: This very rare W. Bohannann 1890s hollow barrel brass key holds over 130 years of its own history. Its story speaks for itself and its solid brass body was tastefully paired with a 23 1/2" sturdy brass chain.
Components Found in: Quechee VT
~W. Bohannan Key & lock Company~
These 1890’s hollow barrell-style brass keys inscribed with W. Bohannan were usually clock keys. But the company has been manufacturing all types of keys and locks for 160 years making the America's oldest continuous padlock maker. You could find their sturdy brass key being used for everything from padlocks to railroad switch operator keys. The connection to the railroad gives these keys a particular value for collectors with some keys fetching considerable sums.
~Keys / Locks~
The right key can unlock the door to a lover’s heart, a new and bright opportunity, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, a chest of treasure, a deep and dark secret, or even kickstart time itself by the winding of an old grandfather clock…
Historically, companies like PF Corbin (known for their beautifully engraved “Carded keys”) or the Tower company (1865 founder John Tower) who was responsible for the first metal handcuff, can serve as a reminder that there is beauty in having the key to free ourselves, but taking the first step through the door is entirely up to you… One key, one lock… what’s on the other side of the door is infinite possibility.
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.