A rusty key that helped save the lives of a group of Titanic passengers is for sale.

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A rusty key that helped save the lives of first class passengers on board the Titanic has sold for £70,000.<br />
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The master key belonged to cabin steward Edmund Stone who used it to enter 40 staterooms and alert the sleeping occupants that the luxury liner was sinking.<br />
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He also used it to unlock a door to a crew-only part of the doomed ship to provide an escape route to the upper deck for stranded third class passengers.