Clock Key Question

itspcb

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What is the purpose of the nib on one side of the key?
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Bill Stuntz

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Looks like you could use it to remove the crown cap from a beer bottle. :screwball:

Seriously, I have no idea, but if it's there for a reason, SOMEBODY here will certainly know. I've seen photos of movement plates that had cutouts matching key heads, escape wheel bridges, etc. Maybe it's something like that.
 

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Bill you might be right, but I have seen keys that are unique to a clock company, kind of trademark.
 

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I expect it's some kind of hanger, to keep the key hanging in the clock.
 

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I have small (4,5 cm), unmarked winding key in this shape (without the clock). The purpose of this "thing" seems to be the same. But this is not a hanger in this case, I think... Purpose? Adjusting something? The pendulum nut? :confused:
And only dwarves can use it for opening their small beers :)

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This may be a tool for removing transport protection nuts or adjusting/mounting leveling feet for instance. A kind of a pin/hook wrench.
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