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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. NOTE: I also answer safe related questions in the Locksmith and Antique Safe Categories sections.

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2017-01-03 re: appraisal on antique safe:

Hi Patricia,    I would be more than happy to appraise your safe, however I'm not sure you are going to be happy with the answer.    Unfortunately this company was known for it's use of asbestos as an

2016-12-01 Hercules Letter Vault - Lost Key:

Hi Val,    Any local "reputable" locksmith should be able to pick the lock open or make a key for it.    Hercules was a trade name for some product made by Meilink.   They haven't made these since the

2016-11-26 A safe on craigslist:

Hi Dan,    Okay, this is better.    With the door and frame being removed it is ready for sale - as opposed to being installed.    I do have questions about the lock, bolt work and operational capabilities

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