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Old safe in an old 4 story building.

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namggey

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Post Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:51 pm

Old safe in an old 4 story building.

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This is a safe in a storage room in a building that I do maintenance on. It is a different building than the one of the small vault that I posted the other day. The safe is about four and a half feet tall. Three hinges. The door is square cornered. The top is rounded. The casters are fixed, no wheels rotate. The door is on the left side of the picture shoved tight against the wall. The handle and dial are missing. The hinge tips look like the old Mosler cast iron fire safes.The photos online of the Mosler Cast Iron Fire Safes do resemble this thing. I have not seen any Mosler safes like this online (yet) that have three hinges though. I was wondering with this information and the photos, if anyone thought it might be a different make of safe. Granted we cannot see the front of the safe with the handle and dial ( which would be nice if they were on the safe) to help identify it. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Post Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:32 pm

Re: Old safe in an old 4 story building.

The opening can be difficult. Depending on how the dial was removed there can be quite a lot damage. Activated relocker, bent spindle. But perhaps you are lucky and you need just pull on the door.
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Post Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:18 pm

Re: Old safe in an old 4 story building.

You are right. The only way to know is to have it moved away from the wall and see what the deal is. It might have been sitting like this for who knows how many years. If it would not cost me more to move it than to buy it, I would like to bring it home and restore it. I should start spraying the three wheels I can get to, to start loosening things up just in case I can get it for a reasonable price.
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Post Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:09 am

Re: Old safe in an old 4 story building.

Good luck!
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Post Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:05 pm

Re: Old safe in an old 4 story building.

Thanks, I will probably need it!

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