Copy Any Key

Andrew (Avraham) Blumenthal
1 min readAug 17, 2019


Thought this was pretty cool in Safeway supermarket.

A automated key copy machine.

You insert your key.

And out pops a duplicate for you.

Home, car, business, whatever.

What is happening to that guy who used to work the key copy machine at the local locksmith?

Who says automation and robotics isn’t taking and going to take away jobs.

I still remember that key machine — where the locksmith would put the key on one side and a blank on the other, and the machine would copy the surface grooves of one unto the other.

Now even that is gone.

I guess we’re lucky still to have keys (for now). ;-)

(Credit Photo: Dannielle Blumenthal)



Andrew (Avraham) Blumenthal

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