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Cole file cabinet with safe

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jharveee

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Post Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:23 pm

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

Try again, slow down dialing speed. Look into the peep hole on back, slowly turn your dial Left (Counter Clock-wise) minimum of four full rotation. If you don't see your gate pass under the fence, you should keep spinning the dial until you find the gate. If the wheel you're watching is not moving.., lock may be broken, or you have not made enough rotations in the same direction. Let us know what you observe.
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Post Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:06 pm

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Actually start right/clockwise. That is easier in the end. Latest when you made three full turns there should be movement visible.
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Post Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:16 pm

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

jharveee wrote:Try again, slow down dialing speed. Look into the peep hole on back, slowly turn your dial Left (Counter Clock-wise) minimum of four full rotation. If you don't see your gate pass under the fence, you should keep spinning the dial until you find the gate. If the wheel you're watching is not moving.., lock may be broken, or you have not made enough rotations in the same direction. Let us know what you observe.


MartinHewitt wrote:Actually start right/clockwise. That is easier in the end. Latest when you made three full turns there should be movement visible.


I've done both left and right turns, slowly, for many rotations in each direction. Beginning to think the mechanism is broken, but I appreciate all the help that was offered!
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Post Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:30 pm

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In this case you will find your answer only when you remove the back cover of the door.
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Post Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:16 am

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

Hello all. My name is Tyler Dixon, I’m from Northern California. We just moved all of my grandpas property out of his old estate and came across this cole steel lock and file cabinet it is green and all sheet metal. I finally found the code thanks to the help of this forum. It is N507014 I believe it is a 2.5” dial if anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated
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mishlynb71

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Post Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:23 am

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I bought a cole steel tonight the number behind the middle drawer is N 655931

Can someone please decode it for me?
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Post Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:07 pm

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Hello all!

I am new to this site so before I ask my question let me introduce myself. My name is Zack and I have a cole steel company safe. I got it from a habitat for humanity restore that I used to work at. When I got it the safe door was open and I was able to figure out the combination. Since then (about 3 years ago) I have lost the combination and have been trying for a few days to open it. Inside it are a few savings bonds given to me as a kid and I think a watch which I would like to get out (and just have to combination so I can use the safe).

If anyone on this forum can help me decode the 6 digit number that is on the inside of the middle drawer that would be greatly appreciated.

The number is n100853

Again thank you in advance to anyone that can help.
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Post Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:24 am

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I just stumbled across this site tonight and signed up so I could get some info on a Cole steel safe that’s at my work. I’m a cop and the safe has been locked without the combo since the 90s. I can see there is some things in the safe from the peep holes on the side and I need to get those things out. If someone could please help me with figuring out how to decipher the numbers on the back of the safe I’d greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
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Post Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:56 pm

Cole file cabinet with safe

Hello all. My name is Wayne and I'm new to the forum. The place that I work was recently given 2 of the Cole cabinets that have the locking "safe" in them. They came with door keys but both safes were locked. Fortunately 1 of them was locked with the door open. I was able to find information in this thread on how to figure out the combination. Many thanks to everyone who shared the info on that. The other one, however, is locked closed. It's serial number is N-255897 and it has a 3" dial. Can anyone please help me with finding the combination for this cabinet?
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Post Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:00 pm

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One more please. I have a Cole Steel cabinet with a 3" dial. Number found is N855291. I don't think there is anything in the cabinet (no rattles when tilted), but I would like to open it and be able to use it. Help with the combination would be much appreciated.
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Post Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:39 pm

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My name is Jaime and live in the our president's home state - Delaware. I just ran across this site. I am not a locksmith. I have a Cole cabinet with a combination locking door that is currently closed and I do not know the combination. It is a 3" dial and the code behind the middle drawer is N 003397. Appreciate any help to determine what the combination is.
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Post Sun May 30, 2021 11:00 pm

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

Hi, my name is Ciro, I am from Guatemala, I have too a Vintage Cole cabinet with a combination locking door that is currently closed and I do not know the combination. It is a 3" dial and the code N 854090. I need your help to know what the combination is.

In advantage, Thanks. :safedial:
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Post Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:16 am

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I think going forward on this thread new posters should understand this isn't a 1 post help thread. Most don't even say thank you. If you need a safe opening call a local locksmith. If you are a member of the forum with multiple posts to your name you will get more of a response. This site is a hobby pickers site not a help guide on how to open your particular lock without any proof that you even own it. We help hobby pickers to pick locks not in use for them to progress their hobby. We're not about doing locksmiths or box openers out of a job.
Just my 2cents.

Ps, saying you're a cop instantly rings the bullshit alarm bells.
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Post Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:29 pm

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

Hi everyone,
I recently purchased a home in Michigan, and in the basement there is a Cole filing cabinet with a locked safe inside. Unfortunately no sign of the combination anywhere, but as all of the others looking for answers here, I do have the serial number.

The safe looks exactly like this one, that was posted by another user a few years ago: https://imgshare.io/image/img-9286.NRbsfP

If you guys prefer that I just contact a locksmith, I totally understand. But if anyone takes the time out of their day to help me via private message, I very much appreciate it!

Thank you very much,
Mike
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Post Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:04 pm

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

You have the 6 digit number from behind the drawer but failed to include it in your post.
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