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History of the car key

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History of the car key

The year 1910 marked the birth of the car key in the broadest sense – and the start of a long history of preventing auto theft. You could lock the electric circuit for the ignition with a key, but you still needed to crank up the engine.

The following pictures may only be used in conjunction with the press release PI10882 "Bosch survey: car keys are annoying!” Reproduction for press purposes free of charge with credit "Picture: © Bosch“

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