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Tom Gordon

UK lock, physical security and safes with worldclass collections of safe plaques and Chatwood items. I do NOT have expert knowledge of American safes.

Terry V. Andreasen (Andy)

Safe and Vault related Questions; Antique Safe Repair and Restoration; With over 44 years in the Safe & Vault industry, if I can't answer your question I know where to get the answer. Current Project: Restoration of an Ely Norris Cannonball Safe from the early 1900's. Will answer Safe & Vault related questions concerning age, value, restoration, moving, opening & repairing, parts, operation and history. Note: It is not my intention to teach you to open safes or to provide information which may aid in the unlawful opening of a safe. I will not give out drill points or information which I deem inappropriate.

Mike Palmer

I earn my living identifying safes and suggesting cash limits for risk advisors and insurance surveyors in the UK. I'm am pleased to comment on safes manufactured in the UK or Mainland Europe but I am unable to accept questions regarding safes made in the USA or elsewhere.

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2017-02-17 ball bearing that sits on hinge of door:

Hi Wendy,    If you want parts from the manufacturer - then you need to know who made your safe.    You didn't provide me with any useable info, so I can't help there.    As far as just getting "plain"

2017-02-17 cannot close a Hall's safe:

Hi George,    Try turning the handle to the bolts extended position as you slowly turn the dial, should be around 100.    Many of the locks used by Hall's had a "Day Lock" feature so that you couldn't

2017-02-16 Halls safe:

Hi Gregg,    There were several "Hall's" Safe Companies so I'll need to see what you actually have to narrow it down.    Chances are it was from the "Hall's Safe & Lock Company", Cincinnati, OH.   While

2017-02-15 Art Metal Amco safe model 251532:

Hi Robert,    You haven't provided me with any useable info.   The model number you provided is actually a serial number and NOT a model number.   Serial numbers are pretty much useless to anyone other

2017-02-14 Asbestos in Schwab Data Bank Safes:

Hi Robert,    First off, "NO", Schwab NEVER used asbestos as an insulation media.    Secondly, I hope you guys aren't rocket scientists!    Who's brilliant idea was it to try to cut up a "FIRE RESISTIVE"

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