Seller: discount-keys (1,569) 99.2%, Location: Tucson, Arizona, Ships to: US, Item: 151892305454 ANTIQUE KEYS Rare, Exotic, Genuine Antique and Vintage Keys From Around the World Thank you for visiting. FREE US SHIPPING! Description: Exceptionally rare, antique 1800's Cotterill’s Climax safe key. Excellent, museum quality key with very little wear to the original engraving. Very few of these keys exist, with most in private collections or museums. About this key: One of the first “detector” locks, these keys date to the mid to late 19th century. Such keys were advertised as "un-pickable" at the time. Detector locks were invented to let the owner of a safe know if someone had tampered with the lock, or had tried to use a copied key in the safe. Often, the lock would capture the fake key, and the safe would have to be completely reworked to once again function (See picture for specific condition before biding). The key(s) you see are the actual key(s) you receive! See condition notes below before buying. Keys are not sold for "test" fitting and returns are not allowed for testing. Please consult a locksmith for fitting. Condition (Read before bidding) Used antique or vintage condition and unless otherwise noted. Condition may include any of the following: antique wear, patinas and or tarnishes / rust spots, stains, pitting, bends, micro-cracks, old tape or other material attached to key and minor defects. Non-key items used in pictures for display, backgrounds and measurements not included or available for sale unless otherwise noted in the description. Only the keys seen in the pictures are included unless otherwise noted. All dating of keys is estimated since keys can be reproduced at any time. Key length sizes are sometimes rounded off to the nearest 1/16 to 1/8 inches. All keys from a smoke free environment. Keys are generally not cleaned to maintain antique nature. All keys seen are steel, iron or other non-brass metals unless otherwise noted. See our other 200+ listed keys! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! If you do not like your purchase, or if you have any issues after receiving, contact me right away and I will make it right or refund your money! Restricted Items: We do not sell restricted items like keys used for security or transportation. US Shipping I can only ship to your current PayPal account address due to PayPal Buyer Protection rules. Please make address corrections before buying. Canada and International Shipping (If available with this auction) Multiple International items purchased at the same time can be combined if the value does not exceed weight limits, or additional postage may be required. Please contact me in advance of purchasing multiple items. In some instances, International shipping does not include insurance unless requested and available. Please ensure your Pay Pal address is correct. I cannot alter shipping addresses with International shipments. Please use a secured address for shipping, avoiding apartment and box addresses if possible. Buyer is responsible for package losses once delivered, including theft. Seller nor Pay Pal will issue refunds for theft or loss once an item is recorded as delivered. Damaged items will require postal investigation and processing before any refund. Other Terms Clock and general key fitting and sizing I do not suggest purchasing any key as a replacement unless you know the key will fit. The problem with older keys and locks is that the mechanisms and keys often change due to wear. In addition, key measurements can vary greatly due to small differences in bit cuts, depth, shaft diameter and sizing due to metric vs. US standards. My square end keys, including clock keys are sized by metric standards. Although I accept returns, the cost of returning a key purchased on size speculation is generally not worth the cost. I suggest consulting a locksmith to confirm lock / key fitting. Refunds I will gladly refund any purchase if you are not 100% happy. Contact me first and I will be happy to assist you with any problem. Please note that all returns must be postmarked within the allowed return period Please include all items received. Item(s) must be packed in equal protection as received and be tracked/insured (to prevent loss). Refund will be issued upon complete, unused and non-damaged return of item(s) to seller. Buyer is responsible for return postage costs unless the return is due to my listing error. No refunds will be granted for item(s) purchased for temporary or rental use, including photography, events, displays, theater, props, etc. Refunds due to lost or damaged items We will be happy to refund items that were insured and lost or damaged in transit. However, PayPal and US Postal regulations require the receiver to file a lost or damaged claim with your post office as soon as possible and/or respond to any inquiries. We cannot issue any refund until a claim is filed and a copy of the claim is sent to us. Once we receive a refund from the USPS we will issue your refund. International shipments are not insured unless requested. Seller is only responsible for proof of delivery to your location. In the event of theft after confirmed delivery, the buyer assumes all responsibility. Sales outside of ebay WARNING! ebay reads private communications between buyers and sellers. We do not accept offers to sell “listed items” outside of ebay, so please do not ask as you may risk having your account closed. Packing Groups or sets of keys are generally shipped together in a tightly wrapped plastic bag. It has been my experience that keys are not seriously damaged when packed as a tight group. Valuable keys or single keys are usually packed individually. Special packing is available upon request, but large groups of common keys cannot be packed individually due to time restraints and postal box size and weight limits. Feedback Please remember shipping delays, shipping costs and other issues are generally beyond my control. Although I try to inspect every key, some may have defects I honestly missed. In such cases I will refund your payment and pay for return shipping. Please remember this when leaving feedback. I will be happy to correct any issue. Please allow up to 30 days for feedback as we must honor the return period in addition to normal processing time. Copyright All pictures are Copyrighted. Do not copy. All images watermarked. Thank you. Version 06-17 Condition: Antique or vintage condition. See large picture(s) and description for details.