Has anyone else found tiny dollhouse keys that were obviously meant to really unlock something?
February 7, 2012 7:31 PM Subscribe
A pair of tiny dollhouse-sized keys with teeth that are obviously made to fit a specific lock. Has anyone else ever seen these?
posted by ellaminnowpea to sports, hobbies, & recreation (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
When I was about 7-9 (which would be about 89-91), my dad got this huge box of small toys from a second-hand shop. There were all kinds of toys in there, new and old, (e.g., bart simpson figurine, tiny roulette wheel, little cars, etc.) In amongst these toys were two tiny keys, one a deep maroon, the other black. I lost the black one pretty immediately, but I held on to the maroon one for years and may still have it packed away somewhere. Anyway, they were made out of plastic, but they were perfect reproductions of real keys. They were skeleton-key type keys (I'm sure there's a name for this), but the teeth were exact, and you could tell that they fitted a specific lock, like to a dollhouse. The plastic seemed old, at the time, and the detailing on the keys was really amazing. They keys themselves were probably about half-an-inch long, which is why I found them so unusual. So well-made, so obviously made for a purpose. Maddening!
Ever since I've had the internet, I've searched for what these keys might be, or what they may unlock, but to no avail.