This is one of the most attractive keys we've seen from the Boston & Maine Railroad. It is the standard approximately 2 inch length but the bow is oversize, framing tall, serif Roman letters.
B&MRR is stamped on one side of the bow; on the other is stamped serial number 641. There is no maker mark. From its shape, this is an older key.
What a terrific display, with superb deepening golden color and great patina.
It's our experience that the Boston & Maine ordered more different locks and keys than most other railway operations. This one is sure to be missing from someone's good collection!
BACKGROUND: Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston & Maine Railroad operated from 1836 until 1983, running through Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and into New York. It was one of the backbone rail operations serving New England, a mainstay of the area. It finally went out in 1983 when it was taken over by Guilford Transportation Industries.
18 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List
RAILROAD Memorabilia & Antiques + Americana: Dog, Cat, Kitchenware, Restaurant Collectibles
EVERY ITEM SATISFACTION GUARANTEED ~ Multi-Purchase Discounts ~ Layaways ~ Ask For Our Best Price (Offers are Welcome) !