Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Private Collection: Keys, Detex Watchclock Corporation

Watchclock's were a mechanical device security guards would carry when they would walk their around and through the building they were guarding. The key's to the watchclocks would be located at each station with a number assigned to the key. The guard would insert the key into the watchclock which had a cardboard or paper disk or strip in it. When the key was turned the disk or paper strip would be stamped with the station number and time.

The mechanical watchclocks have been discontinued in favor of electronic and computer

The original owner of these keys was a security guard for Westclox, located in La Salle/Peru, Illinois, in the early to mid 1960's. The original owner moved to Michigan in the late 1960's and then to central Iowa in the mid 1970's.

These keys are now in a private collection in NW Iowa.









Previous articles in the series:
Private Collection: Lincoln-Kennedy Penny
Private Collection: 1975 Iowa State Fair Snoopy Souvenir
Private Collection: Iowa State Capitol Building Copper Roof Material
Private Collection: Drafting Board
Private Collection: Baking Pans
Private Collection: Solar Milk Can
Private Collection: Oil Can
Private Collection: Vintage Water Can
Private Collection: Vintage/Antique Hand Wood Planes
Private Collection: Vintage/Antique Hand Drills
Private Collection: Vintage/Antique Rugol Coping Saw
Private Collection: Vintage/Antique Mitre Box Saw
Private Collection: 1930's to 1940's Marlin Firearms Ranger .22 Caliber Model 36 s-l-lr Rifle
Private Collection: Nash 1960's Nash Sidewalk Surfboard
Private Collection: Norge Wringer/Press Machine
Private Collection: Hiawatha Bicycle Chain Guard
Private Collection: Antique Tool
Private Collection: Aladdin's Castle Token Container's
Private Collection: Aladdin's Castle Token Wrist Pouches
Private Collection: The Automatic Recording Safe Company, LaSalle State Bank, Savings Bank
Private Collection: 1950's Stanhome Ashtray
Private Collection: Vintage Grooming Kit
Private Collection: Matchbook, Life Insurance Policy
Private Collection: Matchbook, Eureka Saving's and Loa
Private Collection: Matchbook, POW's & MIA's
Private Collection: Matchbook, Hildenbrand's Truck Plaza
Private Collection: Matchbook, Old Timepieces
Private Collection: Matchbook, Peru Motor Company
Private Collection: Burger King Happy Meal Frisbee
Private Collection: 1920's to 1930's Catcher Mitt
Private Collection: Garden Shears
Private Collection: Fleming Bottle & Jug Cutter Kit
Private Collection: 1979 Iowa License Plate
Private Collection: Chamber's Co Belt Buckle
Private Collection: Imperial Hatchet
Private Collection: Tri-Clover Wrench
Private Collection: Kearney Squeezon
Private Collection: First Baseman's Mitt
Private Collection: Matchbook, Kentucky Fried Chicken
Private Collection: Matchbook, Tri-City Hardware
Private Collection: Matchbook, Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Private Collection: Matchbook, First Savings and Loan
Private Collection: Matchbook, True Cigarettes
Private Collection: Matchbook, Decker's Hump Hill's Shoat Rings
Private Collection: New/Old Stock, Eagle Nail It Insulated Staples
Private Collection: New/Old Stock, New/Old Stock, Skotch Wood Joiners
Private Collection: Girl's Roller Skates with Case