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Found a large amount of asylum and prison keys down South on our honeymoon, we mailed out of Baton Rouge in early July. A few hours later the city broke out into riots and I imagine our package was chosen to be the perfect object to hurl at the police. In the end our loot was lost for a month, but thanks to the USPS for finding it and packing our broken ass box in a new one.

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Kalamazoo State Hospital Female Key and various other Ward keys.

My latest and currently favourite set of asylum keys, these keys were made by gibbons of Wolverhampton at their factory in Willenhall in 1946 for hollymoor lunatic asylum (also known as Northfield hospital) this collection is unusual in the fact that is has a full range of keys plus a non standard key there is the FM which is the female ward master key for use by the head female attendant and the MM male master key for use of the head male attendant and the AMO assistant medical officers key and the FEMALE ward master key and the GM for grand master key for use of the medical superintendent but this set also has the EM for engineers master key which is very unusual and then there is the PSY key for use of the head psychoanalysist (Northfield hospital was pioneering in the fields of psychotherapy during the 1940s) #asylum #asylumkeys #asylumkey #petersasylumcollection #histmed #medicalvintage #vintagemedical #historicmedicaltools #historyofasylums #historyofmedicine #medicalhistory #mentalasylum #mentalhospital #psychiatrichospital #ig_asylum #cabinetofcuriosities #cultofweird #petersmedicalcollection #insaneasylum

Asylum keys from Severalls Hospital 1913 made by hobbs&co london then sent for copies cutting to James Gibbon Ltd Church Lane Wolverhampton and the label has from Colchester District HMC
Severall hospital was involved in lobotomy experiments
Psychiatrists were free to experiment with new treatments on patients seemingly at will, using practices now considered unsuitable such as the use of frontal lobotomy. The use of these treatments peaked in the 1950s. In her book Madness in Its Place: Narratives of Severalls Hospital, 1913-1997,[1] Diana Gittinsnotes that often women were admitted by their own family, sometimes as the result of bearing illegitimate children or because they had been raped. As they would not always (or were unable to) carry out daily tasks, they were considered to be insane and some were even subjected to ECT and lobotomy. A change in management during the 1960s (and likely a change in social acceptance) saw reforms introduced including the creation of art and music therapy programs and the widespread use of drugs and medication.
#asylum #asylumkey #asylumkeys #petersasylumcollection #mentalhospital #severallshospital #asylumhistory #mentalhospitalhistory #historyofmedicine #historyofasylums #histmed #medicalhistory #ig_asylum #oldkeys #cabinetofcuriosities #lobotomy #lunatichospital #asylumhospital #hospitalkeys #hospitalhistory #medicalcollectables #medicalcuriosities #medicalcurio #odditiesandcuriosities #hobbsandco #hobbsandcolondon #key #keys #petersmedicalcollection

A rare and interesting and unusual Asylum key by gibbons of Wolverhampton labelled Master Key Max MM, which stands for male master, master key maximum security, this particular key I believe to come from broadmoor hospital (but since at the date of this key there were only two maximum security mental hospitals in the UK broadmoor hospital and Rampton hospital and broadmoor was the larger and older of the two its not hard to workout which it came from) I was looking at how many hospital asylum keys I have in my collection do you think I'm getting slightly obsessed lol I've even obtained a tiled brick from the shower wall of the shower block of storthes hall lunatic asylum..... Is that going to Far lol 😀#asylum #asylumkey #oldkey #vintagekey #cabinetofcuriosities #ig_asylum #asylumhistory #asylumhospital #lunaticasylum #lunatichospital #histmed #medicalhistory #historyofasylums #petersmedicalcollection #petersasylumcollection #asylumkeys #mentalhospital #psychiatrichospital #hospitalkeys #hospitalkey #odditiesappreciation #odditiesandcuriosities

Set of three asylum hospital sores keys by gibbons of Wolverhampton the first reads-F ward store no. 24 and the second reads-F ward store no. 3 infirmary and the third reads-F ward store no. E3 #asylumhistory #asylumhospital #lunaticasylum #lunatichospital #histmed #medicalhistory #historyofasylums #asylumhistory #cabinetofcuriosities #ig_asylum #asylumkeys #petersasylumcollection #petersmedicalcollection #oldkey #oldkeys #vintagekey #vintagemedical #medicalvintage #oldmedical #alienist #odditiesappreciation

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Unusual Set of 20 gibbons of Wolverhampton Prison or Asylum keys with the following labels
455
480
494
452
491
466
409
430
K K O **
K.R.M **
K.R.M *
407 K.R.M **
451 K.B.L *
442 K.K.O *
N.K.N *** 565
446 K K U **
403 K R C **
497 K.E.M *
K.R.M *
446 K K U **
Many thanks to @ckskeys
#asylum #asylumkey #asylumkeys #petersasylumcollection #mentalhospital #asylumhospital #lunaticasylum #lunatichospital #oldkey
#keys #key #oldkeys #antiquekey #antiquekeys #vintagekey #vintagekeys #prisonkey #prisonkeys #ckskeys

A rare and interesting and unusual Asylum key by gibbons of Wolverhampton labelled Master Key Max MM, which stands for male master, master key maximum security, this particular key I believe to come from broadmoor hospital (but since at the date of this key there were only two maximum security mental hospitals in the UK broadmoor hospital and Rampton hospital and broadmoor was the larger and older of the two its not hard to workout which it came from) I was looking at how many hospital asylum keys I have in my collection do you think I'm getting slightly obsessed lol I've even obtained a tiled brick from the shower wall of the shower block of storthes hall lunatic asylum..... Is that going to Far lol 😀#asylum #asylumkey #oldkey #vintagekey #cabinetofcuriosities #ig_asylum #asylumhistory #asylumhospital #lunaticasylum #lunatichospital #histmed #medicalhistory #historyofasylums #petersmedicalcollection #petersasylumcollection #asylumkeys #mentalhospital #psychiatrichospital #hospitalkeys #hospitalkey #odditiesappreciation #odditiesandcuriosities

Set of three asylum hospital sores keys by gibbons of Wolverhampton the first reads-F ward store no. 24 and the second reads-F ward store no. 3 infirmary and the third reads-F ward store no. E3 #asylumhistory #asylumhospital #lunaticasylum #lunatichospital #histmed #medicalhistory #historyofasylums #asylumhistory #cabinetofcuriosities #ig_asylum #asylumkeys #petersasylumcollection #petersmedicalcollection #oldkey #oldkeys #vintagekey #vintagemedical #medicalvintage #oldmedical #alienist #odditiesappreciation

Asylum keys from Severalls Hospital 1913 made by hobbs&co london then sent for copies cutting to James Gibbon Ltd Church Lane Wolverhampton and the label has from Colchester District HMC
Severall hospital was involved in lobotomy experiments
Psychiatrists were free to experiment with new treatments on patients seemingly at will, using practices now considered unsuitable such as the use of frontal lobotomy. The use of these treatments peaked in the 1950s. In her book Madness in Its Place: Narratives of Severalls Hospital, 1913-1997,[1] Diana Gittinsnotes that often women were admitted by their own family, sometimes as the result of bearing illegitimate children or because they had been raped. As they would not always (or were unable to) carry out daily tasks, they were considered to be insane and some were even subjected to ECT and lobotomy. A change in management during the 1960s (and likely a change in social acceptance) saw reforms introduced including the creation of art and music therapy programs and the widespread use of drugs and medication.
#asylum #asylumkey #asylumkeys #petersasylumcollection #mentalhospital #severallshospital #asylumhistory #mentalhospitalhistory #historyofmedicine #historyofasylums #histmed #medicalhistory #ig_asylum #oldkeys #cabinetofcuriosities #lobotomy #lunatichospital #asylumhospital #hospitalkeys #hospitalhistory #medicalcollectables #medicalcuriosities #medicalcurio #odditiesandcuriosities #hobbsandco #hobbsandcolondon #key #keys #petersmedicalcollection

A piece called 'origin of fears' including an antique copy of origin of the species, letters from the royal society of medicine from 1905 a 1860 bloodletting fleam, a 1930s ear syringe a 1900 syringe and a victorian morphine syringe a vintage candle stick and a victorian medicine bottle and a set of edwardian asylum keys #petersmedicalcollection #peterssyringes #oldsyringe #vintagesyringe #antiquesyringe #syringes #syringe #victoriansyringe #oldmedical #vintagemedical #antiquemedical #cabinetofcuriosities #pgmap #fleam #bloodletting #asylumkeys #originofthespecies #oldbottle #olddocuments #art #antiquemedical #medicalantique #vintagemedical #medicalvintage #histmed #historicmedicaltools #historyofmedicine #medicalhistory #dismal_disciples #gallery_237 #petersbloodletting #Pandorasboxyork

'chasing the muse' a new piece including a 1890-1920 opium oil bottle a 1920-30 bone and coconut wood opium pipe a 1888 letter of political support a vintage medical corps chalice with wine, a asylum key from 1900-1920 and a seal stamp from 1880s with letters TH and a rather pretty feather #opiumpipe #opiumoil #oldwriting #olddocuments #cabinetofcuriosities #cultofweird #starlings_sanctuary #kings_gothic #oldletter #chalice #asylumkeys #petersasylumcollection #show_us_sinister #voodoo_society #art #darkmasters_family #ig_asylum #fancygoth_edit #the_great_gothic_world #total_gothic #igw_gothika #pgmap #obscure_of_our_world #infinity_gothic #madness #pocket_ominous #atrementous_aesthetic #loves_underground #chasingthedragon

Some of my Winwick asylum hospital keys that were given as a present to me as well as a letter from the NHS/council offices recalling all the keys and returning officers details, these keys include the fire station, library, toilet, path lab, pharmacy, matrons office, physiotherapy, doctors offices, subways, nurse training quarters, football changing rooms, electricians, and kitchen staff and District advisors keys as well as ward keys and others, this is only part of my Winwick collection but a interesting slice of asylum history #asylumkeys #asylum #asylumkey #winwickhospital #winwickasylum #asylumhospital #mentalhospital #psychiatrichospital #mentalward #psychiatricward #ig_asylum #petersasylumcollection #petersmedicalcollection #histmed #medicalhistory #vintagemedical #medicalvintage #voodoo_society #starlings_sanctuary #urbanex #historyofasylums #asylumhistory

New set of unusual asylum keys I purchased the other day, these keys are unusual as in they have servant keys, have found out recently that the came from clifton asylum hospital in York, they date I believe between 1890-1910 -first key says "male main old hosp" on one side and" master key 5143" on the other, second key says"servant main old hosp" on one side and "female 5143" on the other, third key says "male main old hosp" on one side and "servant 5143" on the other, the fourth and last key says"main old hosp 5143" on one side and "grandmaster" on the other #asylumkeys #asylummasterkey #asylumkey #asylumhospital #mentalhospital #psychiatricward #psychiatrichospital #petersasylumcollection #petersmedicalcollection #hospitalkey #historyofmentalillness #historyofasylums #asylumhistory #historyofmedicine #histmed #medicalhistory #antiquemedical #medicalantique #oldkey #oldasylum

Received some keys and tags as a present this morning and one of the sets of three keys numbered 1, 2 and 3 with tags that read '138 acid compound keys b.h. ' these keys are from Winwick asylum hospital in Lancashire wasn't sure what acid compounds were used in an asylum so I did a search for acid compounds in mental hospitals and it came back with some very interesting results along the lines of LSD and similar such drugs (Lsd used to be used to help retrieve deep seated and hidden memories of abuse) a gentleman who was involved also with there use in helping substance abusers (alcohol and heroin) who used to work at both Rainhill hospital and Winwick hospital was doctor John Spencer madden and he was a pioneer of such treatments,there are also many more uses of acid compounds and I'm not suggesting that this was the only use of them in the hospital but it is interesting, I'm not sure if any of my followers who used to work at Winwick know anything about this? #winwickhospital #asylumkeys #asylum #petersasylumcollection #petersmedicalcollection #mentalhospital #psychiatrichospital #asylumhospital #asylumhistory #historyofmentalillness #historyofasylums #historyofmedicine #medicalhistory #histmed #vintagemedical #medicalvintage #oldmedical #ig_asylum #cabinetofcuriosities #cultofweird #ig_affair_weekly #obscure_of_our_world #Winwick #Winwickasylum

Found a large amount of asylum and prison keys down South on our honeymoon, we mailed out of Baton Rouge in early July. A few hours later the city broke out into riots and I imagine our package was chosen to be the perfect object to hurl at the police. In the end our loot was lost for a month, but thanks to the USPS for finding it and packing our broken ass box in a new one.

#oddities

The most fabulous asylum hospital key I've obtained with the letters FAB1 on it (FA will mean female attendant and B1 will be the ward and the number 9 will be room number but looks cool as FAB1 😃) made by gibbons of Wolverhampton at their factory in Willenhall #asylumkeys #asylumkey #ig_asylum #asylum #asylumhospital #asylumhistory #mentalhospital #psychiatrichospital #psychiatricward #asylumward #petersmedicalcollection #petersasylumcollection #histmed #medicalantique #antiquemedical #medicalhistory #historyofasylums #historyofmedicine #oldasylum

My latest and currently favourite set of asylum keys, these keys were made by gibbons of Wolverhampton at their factory in Willenhall in 1946 for hollymoor lunatic asylum (also known as Northfield hospital) this collection is unusual in the fact that is has a full range of keys plus a non standard key there is the FM which is the female ward master key for use by the head female attendant and the MM male master key for use of the head male attendant and the AMO assistant medical officers key and the FEMALE ward master key and the GM for grand master key for use of the medical superintendent but this set also has the EM for engineers master key which is very unusual and then there is the PSY key for use of the head psychoanalysist (Northfield hospital was pioneering in the fields of psychotherapy during the 1940s) #asylum #asylumkeys #asylumkey #petersasylumcollection #histmed #medicalvintage #vintagemedical #historicmedicaltools #historyofasylums #historyofmedicine #medicalhistory #mentalasylum #mentalhospital #psychiatrichospital #ig_asylum #cabinetofcuriosities #cultofweird #petersmedicalcollection #insaneasylum

A few new asylum keys for my collection MA stands for male attendant key SM1 stands for stewards master key MM stands for male master key for use of the head male attendant GM stands for grand master key for medical superintendent and SGM stands for stewards grand master key,(this information can be found on the gibbons key catalogues from when they used to make all asylum,hospital, police, prison keys in the UK)I have a few of the MA keys and a few if the MM keys and a few of the SM keys but only one each of the GM and SGM keys....in some hospitals SM keys were also the label for sub master keys, I believe these keys were made for lennox castle mental asylum, which stood where the current celtic football stadium now stands #asylumkeys #asylumkey #asylum #psychiatrichospital #mentalhospital #mentalasylum #ig_affair_weekly #ig_asylum #petersmedicalcollection #cabinetofcuriosities #cultofweird #oldkeys #key #keys #petersasylumcollection #insaneasylum #oldasylum

Picked up an antique/vintage hospital/asylum key by gibbons of Wolverhampton -it's labelled new ward wing 3811 I'm not sure which hospital /asylum it is from unlike my other keys but it's still a welcome addition to my collection 😃 #hospitalkey #asylumkey #ig_affair_weekly #ig_asylum #oldkey #key #wardkey #obscure_of_our_world #obscure_of_the_world #cultofweird #cabinetofcuriosities #oddities #keys #gibbonskey #hospitalwardkey #mentalhospital #asylum #psychiatrichospital #antiquekey #vintagekey #petersasylumcollection #asylumkeys #insaneasylum

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