Museum Homepage

The San Mateo County Historical Association
Online Collections Database

The mission of the San Mateo County Historical Association is to inspire wonder and discovery
of the cultural and natural history of San Mateo County.

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
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)