UK lock, physical security and safes with worldclass collections of safe plaques and Chatwood items. I do NOT have expert knowledge of American safes.
25 years as a master locksmith, giving training around the UK and Eire to ALOI and MLA members.
DIY Week, COLTI, ALOI, MLA
In the eighties and nineties I took every course that I could in the UK and the USA at ALOA
Locksmith of The Year 2010 Locks & Security Monthly (UK)
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There were literally hundreds of little manufacturers turning out low quality safes in the Midlands and yours sounds like one of them. I assume there is no sign of a removed name plaque. The cavity will
Although many pre1940 safes are easy to physically attack and many post 1940 safes are easily pick able, there is a high percentage chance that your Chatwood will be very difficult to open in either of
Obviously there are characters that are Chinese or Japanese - if you don't have anyone else you can ask, I will see a Japanese friend at the weekend and she will no doubt be able to say. The escutcheon
I am sorry but I know very little about soviet safes. Only some safe engineers will be able to pick the lock. It will probably be cheaper to have a local locksmith drill, repair and fit a new lock. If
Hi Carole, That size is unlikely to weigh 200Kg or be as old as 1850, but where it is situated will probably decide whether you have to pay a lot of money to get it removed...or whether you can get 100