Anyone know what these keys can be for?


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Old 09-03-22, 01:20 PM
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Anyone know what these keys can be for?

I found these keys in the trash area and they look (to me at-least) to be uncut they each have U208 engraved near the top on one side only any idea if they are truly uncut and what they can be for?

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Old 09-03-22, 01:23 PM
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Shaped like old Mopar blanks. Dodge / Chrysler / Plymouth.
 
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Old 09-03-22, 01:29 PM
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A blank is an uncut key correct?
 
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Old 09-03-22, 01:37 PM
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I think they are for a file cabinet, but one of our locksmiths should be able to tell you.
 
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Old 09-03-22, 01:41 PM
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Possibly as they (the housing authority) tossed a few metal file cabinets out as well as a few desks
 
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Old 09-03-22, 01:46 PM
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Yeah desks too. Office furniture keys.
 
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Interesting. I had seen those keys before. When I look it up it only shows the 206 blank.
Key Control

Used a lot of the dimpled keys in bank alarm switches years ago..... Sargent Keso.
 
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Around here they're called "Dimple" keys. They are not key blanks. The 5 dimples act on pin tumblers the same way a regular key's edge cuts do. They used to be found on high priced European locks only, but now, being made in China, they're popping up everywhere. The simplicity of the sample in the photo suggests they might go to a padlock, bike lock, drawer lock, file cabinet, or some such. Doubtful to a car, house or business door.
 
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