Keys

Made:
1766
maker:
Unknown

Keys
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

4 keys to the Clockmakers Company Chest.

From 1631 until 1817 the Company kept its written records and its plate in one of two oak chests. These keys are for the second chest used from 1766. The chest has four different locks. The Master and Warden each held a different key, thus ensuring that no individual could open the chest without the others being present.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 936

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Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3810
type:
keys
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

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