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92   Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Presidential Oval Office and Council Room Desk Keys  $200 $578 $636 10 You must login to place a bid.
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#92 - Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Presidential Oval Office and Council Room Desk Keys

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Keys to the president’s desk
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Two metal keys to President Roosevelt’s desks: one to his Oval Office desk, from the collection of FDR’s Oval Office doorkeeper and Secret Service agent William D. Simmons, embossed on the head by the manufacturer, “Eagle Lock Co., Terryville, Conn. U. S. A.,” and engraved on the reverse, “76P25”; and another to the redwood desk in the Council Room, embossed on the head by the maker, “The Yale & Towne Mfg. Co., Yale,” and on the reverse, “Made in U. S. A.” Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Simmons’s grandson on a photocopied letter from President Truman to Agent Simmons, in full: “This is to certify that the key to Pres. Roosevelt’s [Oval Office] desk came to me through my grandfather, Bill Simmons, who passed away in 1970. My grandfather also served F. D. R. as a secret service agent.” FDR relics of the utmost consequence.


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