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Background imageKeys Collection: Statue of St Peter, Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

Statue of St Peter, Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Statue of St Peter in the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano (Basilica of St John Lateran) in Rome, Italy. This cathedral is the official ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of Rome, ie the Pope

Background imageKeys Collection: CAT PIANO

CAT PIANO
Variations on a catatonic scale : the keys are linked to the cats tails, and when depressed the resulting miaows create a concatenation of feline counterpoint

Background imageKeys Collection: Yost Light Running Typewriter No. 15

Yost Light Running Typewriter No. 15
A Yost Light Running Typewriter No.15. Date: 1910

Background imageKeys Collection: Typewriter Keys / Fortune

Typewriter Keys / Fortune
Typewriter keys on the cover of a magazine

Background imageKeys Collection: Sea Scout of 1st Suva Group, Fiji, South Pacific

Sea Scout of 1st Suva Group, Fiji, South Pacific
Leslie G. Keys, Sea Scout of the 1st Suva Group, Fiji, South Pacific, with the British flag. The mat hanging behind him is to be presented to the Chief Scout

Background imageKeys Collection: The Royal Visit to Ireland, 1900 - Mayor and city keys

The Royal Visit to Ireland, 1900 - Mayor and city keys
Queen Victorias visit to Ireland: the Lord Mayor of Dublin presenting the keys. Date: April 1900

Background imageKeys Collection: Clarinet, 19th Century

Clarinet, 19th Century
CLARINET - showing open & closed holes and keys, with cross-section of the mouthpiece Date: late 19th century

Background imageKeys Collection: HANSENs TYPEWRITER / 1880

HANSENs TYPEWRITER / 1880
The remarkable typewriter invented by Rasmus Hans Malling Johan Hansen (1835 - 1890) in 1865, using a completely novel writing ball system

Background imageKeys Collection: Susi - at the piano

Susi - at the piano, finding the music rather overwhelming. 1950s

Background imageKeys Collection: Motor Car for Sale - Owing to Liquidation - Drink Driving

Motor Car for Sale - Owing to Liquidation - Drink Driving
Motor Car for Sale - Owing to Liquidation - A Drink Driving Offender arrested by the village Policeman after a hearty session at The Cross Keys

Background imageKeys Collection: The forerunner of the modern type writer- a piano like machi

The forerunner of the modern type writer- a piano like machi
Photograph of a typewriter from 1851. This typewriter resembled a toy piano with black and white keys

Background imageKeys Collection: The Ceremony of the Keys, Tower of London

The Ceremony of the Keys, Tower of London Date: 1960s

Background imageKeys Collection: Delph Cross Keys Inn early 1900s

Delph Cross Keys Inn early 1900s

Background imageKeys Collection: Cross Keys Inn, Delph early 1900's

Cross Keys Inn, Delph early 1900's

Background imageKeys Collection: Pangbourne Victorian period

Pangbourne Victorian period

Background imageKeys Collection: Triptych of Virgin and Child with Musician Angels

Triptych of Virgin and Child with Musician Angels
Juan Hispalense (active 1400-1430). Triptych of Virgin and Child with Musician Angels. Castilian School, circa 1400-1410. Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageKeys Collection: Henry I of England demanding the keys of the Treasury

Henry I of England demanding the keys of the Treasury
King Henry I of England, also known as Henry Beauclerc, demanding the keys of the Treasury Date: 1100

Background imageKeys Collection: Royal Standard Typewriter Advertisement

Royal Standard Typewriter Advertisement
An advertisement promoting the Royal standard typewriter visible writing machine, which can be seen illustrated, requiring the slightest touch on the keys to produce clear print. Date: circa 1921

Background imageKeys Collection: Giant sawfish, hung up by a mast, Florida, United States. Captioned, A Leviathan of the Deep

Giant sawfish, hung up by a mast, Florida, United States. Captioned, A Leviathan of the Deep: The Largest Fish Ever Caught On Light Tackle'

Background imageKeys Collection: Advertisement for new Blickensderfer lightweight typewriter. Showing typewriter and extended keys

Advertisement for new Blickensderfer lightweight typewriter. Showing typewriter and extended keys. The typewriter was being offered with a week's free trial

Background imageKeys Collection: Nelson Keys in film, When Knights Were Bold

Nelson Keys in film, When Knights Were Bold
Nelson Keys and Miriam Seegar in British & Dominions Productions adventure film When Knights Were Bold, directed by Tim Whelan Date: 1929

Background imageKeys Collection: Robert Scarlett, Sexton

Robert Scarlett, Sexton
Robert Scarlett, also known as Old Scarlett, the Sexton, who died in 1591 aged 98 Date: 16th century

Background imageKeys Collection: Airmark-Wallis WA-117 Series 1 G-AXAR

Airmark-Wallis WA-117 Series 1 G-AXAR (msn G/403/X). on the piano keys before take-off at the SBAC Farnborough Air Show held from 4-10 September 1972. Date: 1972

Background imageKeys Collection: Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510). The Lamentation over the Dead

Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510). The Lamentation over the Dead
Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510), was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. The Lamentation over the Dead Christ. Inert body of Christ surrounded by the Virgin, St. Peter and Mary Magdalene, St

Background imageKeys Collection: Comic postcard, Man and porter on railway platform Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man and porter on railway platform Date: 20th century

Background imageKeys Collection: Nelson Keys, Dorothy Gish and Will Rogers on set

Nelson Keys, Dorothy Gish and Will Rogers on set making the Herbert Wilcox film Tip-Toes, 1926 Date: 1926

Background imageKeys Collection: Photograph of Cross Keys PH, Roxwell, Essex

Photograph of Cross Keys PH, Roxwell, Essex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Right face on view of the pub. The back of the print (available on request) details: Trading Record 1928

Background imageKeys Collection: Photograph of Cross Keys PH, Dagenham (Old), Essex

Photograph of Cross Keys PH, Dagenham (Old), Essex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: View of floor joists

Background imageKeys Collection: Photograph of Cross Keys PH, Dagenham (New), Essex

Photograph of Cross Keys PH, Dagenham (New), Essex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Left Face on view of the pub

Background imageKeys Collection: Photograph of Cross Keys PH, Chadwell St Mary, Essex

Photograph of Cross Keys PH, Chadwell St Mary, Essex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Corner on view of the pub

Background imageKeys Collection: Fragment of a banner of miners from Tyrol, 15th century

Fragment of a banner of miners from Tyrol, 15th century
Fragment of a banner of silver and copper miners from Tyrol, late 15th century. St. George kills a dragon next to a scarlet eagle

Background imageKeys Collection: Inside view of the Poultry Compter, 1811

Inside view of the Poultry Compter, 1811, a London prison in Cheapside operated from medieval times to 1815. This particular building was built soon after the great Fire of London, 1666

Background imageKeys Collection: Chinese keys or fingerroot, Boesenbergia rotunda

Chinese keys or fingerroot, Boesenbergia rotunda (Kaempferia pandurata). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by George Cooke from Conrad Loddiges Botanical Cabinet, Hackney, London, 1821

Background imageKeys Collection: Woman of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 19th century

Woman of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 19th century
Servant woman of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 19th century. She wears a redezilla, a headdress of silk net, a check fichu, chemise, petticoat and black apron

Background imageKeys Collection: Keys rhododendron, Rhododendron keysii

Keys rhododendron, Rhododendron keysii. Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe, Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l Europe

Background imageKeys Collection: Inside a cabinet piano, Broadwood piano factory, London 1842

Inside a cabinet piano, Broadwood piano factory, London 1842
The action or internal mechanism of a cabinet pianoforte, Broadwood piano factory, Horseferry Road, Westminster, London. 1842

Background imageKeys Collection: Piano keys and action, Broadwood piano factory, London 1842

Piano keys and action, Broadwood piano factory, London 1842
Square pianoforte keys and treble action, at the Broadwood piano factory, Horseferry Road, Westminster, London. 1842

Background imageKeys Collection: Man at work, Broadwood piano factory, London 1842

Man at work, Broadwood piano factory, London 1842
Man at work cutting keys, at the Broadwood piano factory, Horseferry Road, Westminster, London. 1842

Background imageKeys Collection: Early form of typewriter by Hall, USA 1885

Early form of typewriter by Hall, USA 1885
An early form of inexpensive, portable typewriter by Hall, USA. Date: 1885

Background imageKeys Collection: Victorian charades party - the second syllables

Victorian charades party - the second syllables. 19th century

Background imageKeys Collection: Advert for Royal Bar-Lock Typewriter

Advert for Royal Bar-Lock Typewriter
Advertisement for the Royal Bar-Lock Typewriter, showing Old Father Time driving it like a car. 1903

Background imageKeys Collection: Ornate scissors and keys

Ornate scissors and keys

Background imageKeys Collection: Ornate locks and keys

Ornate locks and keys

Background imageKeys Collection: Blonde in Drivers Seat Date: 1950

Blonde in Drivers Seat Date: 1950

Background imageKeys Collection: A HUGE SAFE

A HUGE SAFE
A banker with a bunch of keys puts a tin of jewellery among safety deposit boxes, accounts books and other precious items, into a huge safe with an intricate door mechanism. Date: 1930s

Background imageKeys Collection: MISCELLANEOUS LOCKS

MISCELLANEOUS LOCKS
A selection of lock systems and mechanisms. Date: 1797

Background imageKeys Collection: Dr Syntax disputing his bill with the landlady

Dr Syntax disputing his bill with the landlady
Dr Syntax disputes the landladys bill while the hotel servants watch to see who will win (our money is on the landlady !). Date: 1815

Background imageKeys Collection: Lady playing an upright piano in her front room

Lady playing an upright piano in her front room
A lady looks up from the keys. Date: circa 1900



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