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"Misono High Class Hand Safe" or is it?

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mick

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Post Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:43 am

"Misono High Class Hand Safe" or is it?

I picked up this cash/strong box a while back and was told it was a Misono High Class Hand Safe made in Japan. It measures 13cm x 26cm x 36cm.
Can someone please tell me whether this is true or not?
Sadly it is locked and I have no key, does anyone have any experience in opening these old boxes?
Thanks, Mick.
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Post Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:39 pm

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Nice find! I've never seen one; But if you send it to me, I can figure it out and send it back! (My promise is more trustworthy than those of our unnamed politicians!!)
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Post Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:42 pm

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I'll vouch for Magician.
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Post Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:54 pm

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chris wrote:I'll vouch for Magician.

I do too. Magician is the man for this job. I want to see this baby opened.
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Post Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:32 pm

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That is really cool.
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Post Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:16 am

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mister sour wrote:
chris wrote:I'll vouch for Magician.

I do too. Magician is the man for this job. I want to see this baby opened.

:agree:
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Post Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:22 am

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magician is deff the man for the job i vouch for him also !....
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Post Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:31 am

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Very nice find~

It does look like a Japanese cash box, probably around early Shōwa period (1930s-40s). I think there are a multitude of manufacturers making similar cash box. From the photos it seems a metal plate was missing from the lid (see the rivet holes), otherwise should provide more info.

The combination locks are quite unique though... instead of single number combination of most other boxes, the locks on this box have a "clock-face" - two numbers for each combination lock?

As you can see from photos below (grabbed from web), many have the manufacturer's name engraved on the metal plate...

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Post Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:23 am

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magician59 wrote:Nice find! I've never seen one; But if you send it to me, I can figure it out and send it back! (My promise is more trustworthy than those of our unnamed politicians!!)

Thanks for the offer (I trust you ) I'm afraid that postage will be more than the box is worth.
Also the box has a built in alarm ,if you tip it up a bell rings inside. It sounds like the bell moves down a rod ringing as it goes.
Cheers Mick
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Post Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:27 am

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chris wrote:I'll vouch for Magician.
chris wrote:I'll vouch for Magician.


He sounds like a good man, so many positive remarks
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Post Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:29 am

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mister sour wrote:
chris wrote:I'll vouch for Magician.

I do too. Magician is the man for this job. I want to see this baby opened.

I would love to see the box open too, but postage will be to hard on the pocket.
Cheers Mick
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Post Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:30 am

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Riyame wrote:That is really cool.



im glad you like it ,i think its a cool item, just wish i had a key for it
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Post Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:33 am

Re: "Misono High Class Hand Safe" or is it?

kk500 wrote:Very nice find~

It does look like a Japanese cash box, probably around early Shōwa period (1930s-40s). I think there are a multitude of manufacturers making similar cash box. From the photos it seems a metal plate was missing from the lid (see the rivet holes), otherwise should provide more info.

The combination locks are quite unique though... instead of single number combination of most other boxes, the locks on this box have a "clock-face" - two numbers for each combination lock?

As you can see from photos below (grabbed from web), many have the manufacturer's name engraved on the metal plate...

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Thanks for the info .
Cheers Mick
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Post Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:02 pm

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Excellent cash box, hope to see it opened one day soon.

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Post Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:28 am

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s1deshowmick wrote:Excellent cash box, hope to see it opened one day soon.

What state are you in?

Hey s1deshowmick , im in victoria.
Cheers Mick
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