- Dec 26, 2021
The Barrel key is about 3" long and is made of iron. It has a very strong "Tooth" that would have worked the lock mechanism. This isn't a dainty key. I was told by a historian blacksmith at the Saugus Ironworks who hand forged iron tools that it was an 18th century strong box key. I've never been ableto find pictures of a key anything like it.