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Skeleton key security

Nearly 40 years ago, my family moved to a typical Maritime neighbourhood. Something that stands out in my memory (aside from the nightmarish floral-print wallpaper in my bedroom), was that my bedroom door and the bathroom door each had skeleton keys in their locks. I’d only seen skeleton keys in movies before.

skeleton key illustration

It wasn’t long before I discovered that these keys — while not quite identical — were interchangeable: each key could unlock the other door.

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