Antique locks and keys can be the difference between bland or extraordinary and PrairieGrit needs your help stocking our shelves. We count on our pickers to find any and all vintage or antique lock and key fixtures, so we at PrairieGrit can bring you exactly what you’re searching for. The earliest known lock and key device was discovered in ancient Assyria. The Egyptians’ were known to have developed a wooden pin lock, which consisted of a bolt, a door fixture, and a key. Fixtures can be used to change the dramatics of the room or to add a period feel to a home. Keys alone can be interesting with their design and can be often hung from chains or used in even more clever ways to provide a very rustic aesthetic.