Bramah Key with Cap

Bramah key, with cap. Bramah keys are equipped with a protective cap to keep, e.g., pocket lint from collecting in the notches. (Apparently, this practice dates back quite a while; Dickens mentions "a Bramah key with a small plug... to keep the dust out" in the Pickwick Papers.)

Image taken with a Nikon D-100 digital camera with a Nikkor 85mm 1:2.8D tilt/shift macro lens (with Kenko extension tube). Lit by electronic flash and various reflectors.

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