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Terry V. Andreasen (Andy)

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.

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


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.

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2016-10-19 Hall's Safe Co:

Hi Eric,    Yes there really are safe technicians that can manipulate safe locks open - HOWEVER, that being said you may have certain problems with this.    #1  You may not have any safe techs in your

2016-10-18 Lost Combination:

Hi Carolee,    These safes were imported from China.   There are no records for combinations so this basically leaves you with two options.    1.  You can test dial ALL possible combinations until you

2016-10-15 J&J Taylor safe, have combi key and need to change combination:

Hello Pierre,    I would be happy to provide you with the instructions, however FIRST we will have to id the lock you are working with.    Secondly I NEVER recommend combination changing as a DIY project

2016-10-14 double door dominion safe and vault:

Hi Herb,    Dominion Safe and Vault was NOT a manufacturer.   They sold safes from numerous other companies and simply relabeled them for advertising purposes.    The dialing sequence is dictated by the

2016-10-11 Old Ledger Tray:

Hi Eric,    Unless you are collecting "old office equipment" these containers have NO VALUE.     Second problem is this manufacturer used asbestos as an insulation media.    As Asbestos is considered a

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