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Copper Skeleton Keys

Product Info
  • Sold Each
  • Material: Steel
  • Finish: Antique Copper
  • Type: Skeleton 
  • Overall: 2-3/8"
  • Barrel Length: 1-1/2"
  • Pin Hole: 1/8"
  • Key-bit: 3/16" W x 3/16" H

Copper Skeleton Keys are replacement style keys fitting some old furniture locks. Decorative openwork end complements aged appearance.

Fitting Furniture Keys

Replacing keys for an existing lock is difficult
  • Key bits, also known as blades, often require a specific cut to fit a lock. Determining this cut is complex. If key bit is not cut correctly, it will not engage lock mechanism.
  • Unfortunately knowing the manufacturer and model number of the lock does not help in locating a key to fit an antique lock.
  • Cutting the bit/blade, to turn the lock mechanism, often requires the skills of a locksmith.
Before choosing a key blank:
  • Determine lock-pin diameter This measurement is critical as key-barrel must slide over lock pin.
  • The key-bit must be sized correctly to move the lock-bolt .
Profile of key-bit varies between locks. 
  • Some locks are easily turned with a simple un-notched blade
  • Other locks require a key bit with one notch to lock or unlock
  • Many locks require a key cut with 2 notches: one notch locks the lock the other notch unlocks the lock
  • Some locks, made with spring-loaded levers, also require 2 notches however they also must be different sizes. This type of key is difficult to reproduce
Selecting Keyhole Covers - Escutcheons
For accurate fit:
  • Measure keyhole height in keyhole cover
  • Measure key-end height, height of key-bit
  • Compare above determined measurements, to interior keyhole measurements, of the desired keyhole cover

Furniture Key Measurements

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Aubrey Johnston
Just what was needed

I had purchased a cabinet from the Salvation Army. It came without any keys. I was able to find suitable repacement keys without any problems. The info on your website was all that I reqfuired. Thanks

michael wallace
Great look

Your website was easy to use an locate the key I needed. The keys look and function great.

Copper skeleton key

I ordered two keys for an old secretary desk. Both keys work in the old locks. Great price and quick service/shipping.
Thank you Paxton Hardware!
Brad Gibson

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Copper Skeleton Keys

S Carlson
The keys worked!

The keys worked right away, on drawer locks that hadn’t been used in a hundred years.

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