Antique Vintage Newman's Patrol Station Lock Box with Key, Chain Patented 1900
This is an antique Newman's Patrol Station lockbox with the original brass key
and chain. Cast iron, it retains the inspection sticker on the end. The key is
stamped with #12 and "2" on one side and the other side has patented dates: May
28, 1901, Feb. 11, 1908, Oct. 6, 1914, Oct. 16, 1916.
These key stations were used in industrial settings. The watchman would do his
rounds and the key was used to record the inspection time. Key stations were
attached to inside walls near a building's doors. The key inside the box fit
into the watch clock the watchman carried as he patrolled the building. When
the key was turned, it stamped a paper inside the clock and recorded the time
the area was checked. The maker of this Patrol Station, Abraham Newman, began
making watchclocks in 1878 - the company has changed over the years but is
still in business as Detex.
Antique Patrol Station measures 4" long and 2" deep. Very cool piece of
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