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Offline capnbirdseye

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Key to the castle ?
« on: July 20, 2015, 12:44:45 PM »
This massive key weighs around 1 Kilo or 2 lbs, it's been in our family for as long as I can remember & I would imagine it once opened a very large door or gate !
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Re: Key to the castle ?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 04:53:42 PM »
I found the lock ;)

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Re: Key to the castle ?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 05:11:44 PM »
I found the lock ;)

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Wrong type of keyhole as key has no hollow end  :D :D
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Re: Key to the castle ?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2015, 05:44:51 PM »
That is a MASSIVE key!  Where were your family originally from?  Who knows what door (or coin treasure chest) it opens? Maybe the Ninth Gate (watch out  ;D)...
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Re: Key to the castle ?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2015, 06:05:40 PM »
That is a MASSIVE key!  Where were your family originally from?  Who knows what door (or coin treasure chest) it opens? Maybe the Ninth Gate (watch out  ;D)...

We are originally from Transylvania  :D :D
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Re: Key to the castle ?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2015, 07:31:36 PM »
Looks like a typical medieval chastity belt key. They must have had very big women in Transylvania  >:D

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Re: Key to the castle ?
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2015, 09:00:53 PM »
Looks like a typical medieval chastity belt key. They must have had very big women in Transylvania  >:D


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Re: Key to the castle ?
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2015, 07:36:45 PM »
I've actually seen a bigger key than that. It was found at my one of my friend's house while it was under renovation. Two or three 13-14 inch long keys were laid between 1.5 feet thick walls of his 150+ year old house. His ancestors acted as Diwans to one of kings of the IPS. Other finds included of empty pots and a few corroded coins from within the walls itself.
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Key to the castle ?
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2015, 06:37:21 AM »
Ha! I know it's key of the locker where Vic keeps his all collection! Since the key itself is so large and heavy, imagine the size of the locker? ;)

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Re: Key to the castle ?
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2015, 07:33:50 AM »
This massive key weighs around 1 Kilo or 2 lbs, it's been in our family for as long as I can remember & I would imagine it once opened a very large door or gate !
i now realize we have an elite from the Royals among us !  >:D.

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Re: Key to the castle ?
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2017, 11:07:09 AM »
I found the matching keys in the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London.

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Re: Key to the castle ?
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2017, 11:39:01 AM »
Wrong type of keyhole as key has no hollow end  :D :D

You are such a perfectionist. Here is one that even has the same beard and it tells you that it opens Keeling castle ;D

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