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Massive bank vault -




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Post Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:02 pm

Massive bank vault -

If you are ever in SE Minnesota checkout this bank vault in downtown Winona. The bank was built around the vault during construction in the early 1900's. At one time Winona was the wealthiest cities in Minnesota and it was almost selected as the state capitol. Winona is a railroad/river town on the Mississippi.

Biggest vault door I have ever seen in person and coolest bank building.
Here are the specifications:

This large 24-bolt Diebold vault door at the Winona National Bank was built in the early 1900's. On the right is the back side of the open door. To the right of the door's center are two linked boxes for the combination mechanisms and to the left is a four movement time lock. This door has a four point pressure system (note the two pressure system stanchions left of the door opening) capable of exerting 1/3 of the doors weight in pressure. Since this door weighs 22.5 tons (45,000 Lbs.) its pressure system is capable of applying 7.5 tons (15,000 Lbs.) of pressure.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... kVault.JPG

They offer tours. They have cool a safari taxidermy animal collection and Tiffany Glass also.

Video tour explains deeper:


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Post Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:58 pm

Re: Massive bank vault -

That is awesome! 22.5 ton door.. And it is pretty looking.



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Location: Alberta, Canada

Post Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:35 pm

Re: Massive bank vault -

They sure do keep that thing looking pretty!

Thanks for sharing that :)

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