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1918 Original after restoration.
This was the first vintage key I acquired and the first attempt at a restoration. I acquired this key from Tom French. He was one of the gurus of key collecting. He is now a silent key. I left the replacement paddle on the key as I had bought it. But due to the fact that you can see the operators sweat mark from the thumbprint, it shows this key was well used and we can only imagine the conversations that were sent with this key.