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I do not answer Safe or automotive questions. Period. I am knowledgeable in almost every area of Locksmithing. This includes locks, keys, lost keys, residential and commercial lockouts, rekeying, masterkeying, high security locks, access control, electric locks, security cameras and home safety. I have been running an online business since 2004 where I sell all types of lock and security hardware to everyone from apartment renters to business owners to the US government. Before that I started a locksmith service in 1999. I deal with many types of security equipment including high security safe locks, heavy duty padlocks, exit devices, biometric readers, electric strikes, magnetic locks, full surface hinges and I only sell what I personally stand behind 100%. The online business has given me a more in-depth look at the locksmithing industry, helping me to learn more about each and every product that I offer, as well as products I don't have but end up finding for customers to solve any issues they have with security or door hardware.

Please don't submit any automotive or safe questions as these aren't areas that I can help in.

Dan Terrigno

I can answer questions about commercial locks, card access systems, locksmithing except for cars, safes & safe opening, video surveillance and master key systems

Terry V. Andreasen (Andy)

Safe and Vault related Questions; Antique Safe Repair and Restoration; With over 42 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.

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2017-03-26 Safe:

Hi John,    The Vanguard line were safes sold through Sears, probably manufactured by the Meilink Safe Company, which was acquired by FireKing International in the early 1990's.      Unfortunately FireKing

2017-03-25 Lost key:

Hi Joanne,    Unfortunately most of the companies importing these safes never brought extra parts with them - including keys.    I do have key blanks for a couple of the locks however the Asian market

2017-03-22 Diebold safe patent 1871:

Hi Tom,    The safe wasn't made in 1871 - that is when the PATENT was issued, for some new upgrade to the lock or the safe.   The safe could have been made up to 20-25 years AFTER that, depending on whether

2017-03-20 Mosler Safe Age:

Hi Augusta,    "IF" the serial number is correct and/or the actual serial number of the door, it would place it in the early 1920's  (1918-1924}.   Looking at the basic style of the door, the time frame

2017-03-20 vanguard 2.0 safe:

Hi Emilee,    I grew up in Abilene and a little town about 90 miles north called Jayton, so I know what you mean by "day trips"!   LOL       Now my service area is about 120,000 square miles, so a "day

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