Key, Cabin

Object ID
958.185.001
Category
Furnishings, Household Accessory
Materials
Leather Metal
Place Made
USA
Description

Metal key attached to a stamped leather tag with two bent S hooks. Written inscription on the reverse side of tag.

Stamped inscription, with ink: UNION STEAMSHIPS Vancouver B.C. S.S. CARDENA

Secondary stamped inscription, without ink and crooked letters: & CATALA MASTER

Circular stamped inscription, with ink: IF CARRIED AWAY DROP IN ANY MAIL BOX

Reverse inscription, drawn on in yellow (perhaps chalk): MAIL

Key stamp on handle: USA

Related vessels
SS Cardena
Catala
History of Use
Was most likely used as a master key on board the SS Cardena and the SS Catala. Might have been used for a mail room later on or was the master key for the mail rooms on both ships.