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What is Key Rings?
A key chain, key
chain or key ring is a small chain, usually made from metal or plastic,
that connects a small item to a key ring. The length of a key chain allows an
item to be used more easily than if connected directly to a key ring. Some
key chains allow one or both ends the ability to rotate, keeping the key chain
from becoming twisted, while the item is being used. A key chain can also be a
connecting link between a key ring and the belt of an individual. It
is usually employed by personnel whose job demands frequent use of keys, such
as a security guard, prison officer, janitor, or retail store
manager. The chain is often retractable, and therefore may be a nylon rope,
instead of an actual metal chain. The chain ensures that the keys remain
attached to the individual using them, makes accidental loss less likely, and
saves on wear and tear on the pockets of the user. There are many
other terms that all refer to key chain as well. These include key ring, key
holder, key tag, and key fob.
are one of the most common souvenir and advertising items. Key chains are
commonly used to promote businesses. A standard advertising key chain will
carry the businesses name and contact information and often a logo.
the 1950s and 1960s, with the improvement of plastic manufacturing techniques,
promotional items including key chains became unique. Businesses could place
their names on promotional key chains that were three-dimensional for less cost
than the standard metal key chains.
are small and inexpensive enough to become promotional items for larger
national companies that might give them out by the millions. For example, with
the launch of a new movie or television show, those companies might partner
with food companies to provide a character key chain in each box of cereal.
that currently hold keys are an item that is never long misplaced by the owner.
People sometimes attach their key chain to their belt (or belt loop)
to avoid loss or to allow quick access to it. Many key chains also offer
functions that the owner wants easily accessible as well. These include an army
knife, bottle opener, an electronic organizer, scissors, address book, family
photos, nail clipper, pill case and even pepper spray. Modern cars often
include a key chain that serves as a remote to lock/unlock the car or even start
the engine. An electronic key finder is also a useful item found on many keys
that will beep when summoned for quick finding when misplaced.