Orlando City Council Chambers Key

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Title

Orlando City Council Chambers Key

Alternative Title

City Council Chambers Key

Subject

Orlando (Fla)
City councils--United States

Description

The keys to the Orlando City Council chambers. The key was the only key that would unlock the door to the Council chambers. The key opened a pin tumbler lock, which had five pins that responded when depressed by the key. This type of key format was patented in 1851. Attached to the chain is a disc that was more than likely designed to prevent theft, as well as to prevent the key from getting lost as it was the only key that could open the council chambers. It is likely that this key was the original used in the city hall built in 1958, which remained in use until 1991.

Source

Original key: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1958

Is Format Of

Original color digital image, 2016.

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando City Hall Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

245 KB

Medium

1 key

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Orlando City Hall, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Orlando Remembered

Curator

Wallace, Evan
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"The Yale Pin-tumbler Invention." The Yalelock.com. Accessed February 2, 2016. http://www.yalelock.com/en/yale/com/About-Yale/History-of-Yale/Brand-1/.

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