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Mike Palmer

U.K.
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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.

Tom Gordon

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

Doug MacQueen

U.S.
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This unusual and highly innovative safe from the later 1800's is a Corliss. William, the much younger brother of George Corliss of steam engine fame, spent several years perfecting this design and it was first displayed at the 1876 Philadelphia U.S. Centennial Exhibition. I do extensive patent research helping me in the study of antique U.S. safes and safe locks. Repairs and part making for antique U.S. safes of the early to mid 1800's, both key and combination. Also the study of early round door chest designs up to and including cannonball safes of the early 1900's.

Terry V. Andreasen (Andy)

U.S.
Available
Safe and Vault related Questions; Antique Safe Repair and Restoration; With over 40 years in the Safe & Vault industry, if I can't answer your question I know where to get the answer. Current Project: Restoration of two Tilton & McFarland Safes from the 1860'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.

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2016-06-28 Antique Safe "no name"???:

Hi Loriann,     The safe appears to be from the Schwab Safe Company, but I'll need better photos to fully ID it for you and to evaluate it.      In order to answer specific questions, identify, evaluate

2016-06-26 Value of a safe box:

Hi Ruben,    I would be more than happy to look at your safe, and to answer any questions that you may have.    One of my safe technicians is from Mexico, so if you have a question concerning the safe

2016-06-25 Mosler Safe:

Hi Preston,    Based on your measurements I would estimate this safe to weigh between 3000-3500 lbs.   The number I actually came up with is at 3223 lbs, but that is estimated based on the measurements

2016-06-25 Edward, Fernald & Co Antique Safe:

Hi Elizabeth,    I've actually got a good friend that I would recommend.   Though he is "semi-retired" he still does work for his shop.   His name is Max Salz    Salz Safe & Lock  808-734-6557  2560 Ipulei

2016-06-25 Mosler Safe:

Hi Preston,    I will need much better dimensions for the safe.   Inside and outside measurements, thickness of the walls and doors and height of the castors.    Measurements of the safe do not include

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