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Iron lock and set of keys owned by members of the Ellis family

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Created by
Unidentified
Medium
iron and brass
Dimensions
H x W x D (closed lock): 4 × 3 × 2 1/4 in. (10.2 × 7.6 × 5.7 cm)
H x W x D (iron key): 2 7/8 × 1 5/16 × 1/4 in. (7.3 × 3.3 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (brass key): 2 1/2 × 1 × 3/8 in. (6.4 × 2.5 × 1 cm)
Diameter (iron tag): 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Diameter (key ring): 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
Type
padlocks
keys (hardware)
Place used
Orange County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
late 19th-early 20th century
Topic
African American
Domestic life
Families
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Clara Ellis Payne
Object number
2012.42.13abc
Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Personal use
Exhibition
Robert Frederick Smith Explore Your Family History Center
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Second Floor, 2 052
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture