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Catalog Number 2009.008.003
Description San Mateo County Sheriff's Office jail key. Nickel-plated, stainless steel key is flat with four raised teeth of different widths at end of shaft. "Y 12" stamp just below handle which is open in the center with a cut-out of three connected circles.
Object Name Key, Jail
Collection 3D - Regulative & Protective Tools & Equipment
Title SMCSO Jail Key
Date c. 1950
Creator Pauly Jail Building Company, Inc.
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "Y12" (pressed beneath handle); "PAULY JAIL BUILDING CO. / ST.LOUIS" (pressed on shaft)
Provenance This artifact was owned and used by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
Dimensions H-1.5 W-0.125 D-3.875 inches
Search Terms San Mateo County Sheriff's Office
Subjects Jails
Keys (Hardware)
Prisons
Sheriffs