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Object ID # 2011.076.004
Object Name Key
Title Queen's Hotel Door Key
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Date 20th-century
Made Hudson Lock Inc.
Place of Origin Owen Sound, Grey County
Description Hotel room key, still attached to a white-printed, robin's egg-blue, moulded plastic key tag. The tag is printed: "QUEEN'S / HOTEL / OWEN SOUND, ONT. / 5 / DROP IN ANY MAIL BOX / WE GUARANTEE POSTAGE". The last two lines are in a circular design, with three stars at the bottom. The door key has a HUDSON LOCK INC. mark, which includes "999". The number "5" is also stamped onto the key.
Makers mark The key has a HUDSON LOCK INC. mark, that includes "999".
It is not known who custom-printed the plastic tag for the hotel.
Provenance Manufactured by Hudson Lock Incorporated. Likely dates to the mid 20th-century. Customized by or for the Queen's Hotel in Owen Sound, Grey County. Provenance unknown.

Last owned by Bev MacIntosh and her husband, Ken, who was an antiques dealer in Owen Sound.
Collection Commercial Equipment Collection
Material Plastic/Brass/Metal/Ink
Dimensions W-4.3 L-15.2 D-0.7 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Subjects Owen Sound Business
Search Terms Queen's Hotel
Function This 20th-century key used to be used for Room 5 at the Queen's Hotel, which was a long-established 1870s+ brick hotel building located at the southeast corner of 3rd Ave. East and 8th St. East, Owen Sound, Ontario. It was later known as the Beach Brothers (or Brothers) Pub before it was demolished in 2006. See RELATED for other items that pertain to the Queen's Hotel.