This key from the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad carries a diamond logo stamp from the F-S Hardware Company, which dates it from having been made around 1915 - 1930.
It is strongly stamped CMSTP&P in tall serif letters on one side of the bow, with the logo on the opposite side.
We checked the bit cut in our Johnson book to authenticate it, because it appears to be New Old Stock with little if any use. Indeed, it's correct and we are confident it is genuine.
The color is a very attractive deep reddish-golden.
A very nice addition from the famous Milwaukee Road to any upper midwestern / Great Lakes railway key or lock collection.
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