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Locksmithing: Ely-Norris Safe Cannonball Safe, watervliet ny, rust problem
watervliet ny, rust problem, bearing plate: Bob, While this may loosen the rust in the door - somewhat, it WILL NOT open the door. The lock on your safe is a Yale 101-1/2 series lock. The method you have been told, will NOT do anything to free up or unlock the lock. Removing the hinge assembly...

Locksmithing: Gary floor safe, safe company, couple options
safe company, couple options, allied security: Kenneth, Sorry, The Gary Safe Company has been out of business for a number of years. It was acquired by Allied Security in Seattle to become Allied-Gary . It then moved to the east coast becoming Allied-Gary International, where it was acquired by...

Locksmithing: Key, case quantities, rockford ill
case quantities, rockford ill, ill usa: Emily, Manufactures NEVER keep any typ of listing of where an individual lock goes. In general, the locks are shipped out in case quantities, with random key sets (numbers). The cases are sold to other manufacturers or distributors who install the locks...

Locksmithing: key and keypad to Bumil Safe(ESD 103T), safe companies, key blanks
safe companies, key blanks, key number: Linda, I do have key blanks available for SOME of the Bumil safes. I will need to know what the number of your key is to see if I can cut one from code. If not, I may need to have your key to make one. Note: If you have the flat type keys with the...

Locksmithing: locating the manufacturer, underwriters labratories, underwriters laboratories
underwriters labratories, underwriters laboratories, answer mark: Mark, Good catch, I missed that part of your original statement, I guess I focused on your question about finding the manufacturer. This definitely opens option three, which would be to figure out the combination through observation. Without knowing...

Locksmithing: lost key, brink home security, compton ca
brink home security, compton ca, lost key: Kathi, Probably your best bet would be to have a local locksmith make one for you. It will be quicker, but may cost more. While I m sure that you can probably get a replacement key through SISCO, they aren t really good about responding to customers....

Locksmithing: lost key - possible replacement or locksmithing?, fichet bauche, subang jaya malaysia
fichet bauche, subang jaya malaysia, sims avenue: Nurul, If this was your only key, you may be in trouble. The safe may have to be drilled. I would NOT recommend using a locksmith as they will NOT have the training or knowledge to work on your safe. You WILL need someone who specializes in safe servicing,...

Locksmithing: MAG lock cylinder change, rim cylinder, rim lock
rim cylinder, rim lock, face place: Hello Miss, I m not clear on MAG lock since MAG didn t make locks, unless it s a different MAG. First off, buying locks from a big box store was your first problem and continues to be the problem with this country. It sounds like your timing is...

Locksmithing: maglock, alcohol wipes, electrical fault
alcohol wipes, electrical fault, release button: Hello Brendan, There are a few things you can try before calling in a professional since they will most likely check for these problems upon arrival: 1. Make sure the magnet and plate are lining up flush when the door is closed. If the plate isn t...

Locksmithing: Major safe co floor safe, Major Safe, No Combination
Major Safe, No Combination: Hello Steven, I m not sure how I got Mosler from Major, so I do apologize, however my answer is pretty much the same. If you have the serial #, you may be able to get contact Major safe, but if the combination was changed, they most likely do not have access...

Locksmithing: Mechanism problem, silicone spray, safe company
silicone spray, safe company, spray oil: Denis, If your lock is failing 9 out of 10 times, then service MAY NOT help. I NEVER recommend lock disassembly as a DIY project for the same reason that I NEVER recommend using locksmiths for safe work. Lack of training, knowledge and/or tools can...

Locksmithing: Medeco single deadbolt, medeco deadbolt, vault service
medeco deadbolt, vault service, set screw: Some of the thumbturns have a small hex key set screw on the bottom. After removing this the turn will come off. Then you have to remove the plate that covers the screws. There is a small metal ring that sits in a groove around the inside of the base of the...

Locksmithing: Meilink safe, safe company, maintenance issue
safe company, maintenance issue, index mark: Antoinette, Generally Meilink used Sargent & Greenleaf (S&G) locks. The standard dialing sequence for these locks is: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time right until the dial...

Locksmithing: Meilink Special Lock Safe, three wheels, resource sales
three wheels, resource sales, 43890: Austin, Cost to have a safe technician open the safe will probably run between $300-$500 depending on where you are and who is available. Prices can vary widely. For instance if you were in my area, in the field would cost you around $385, but if you...

Locksmithing: Model H STAR Round Door Safe, liability reasons, concrete block
liability reasons, concrete block, locksmith: Joe, Sorry but the factory does not have combinations on record for STAR safes, prior to serial number 370940, which would include yours. As far as any opening information, we do not provide any thing other than the proper dialing instructions for obvious...

Locksmithing: Narrow Stile Door Latch, vault service, door latch
vault service, door latch, patent search: I believe this is an old Amarlite lock. They are out of business. I have sent your pic to a newsgroup I belong to, Clearstar.com. Some of the Amarlite line is being reproduced by ESP and sold through McDonald Dash. It is a Detroit lock. Out of production....

Locksmithing: Narrow Stile Door Latch, door latch, locksmith
door latch, locksmith, measurements: Hello Brett, The only one I ve seen similar to that is the Adams Rite 4072. I ve not seen that exact one but the 4072 should fit in the door. Check the measurements of your lock against the 4072 here: http://www.adamsrite.com/media/pdf/2011/AR_SW_4070.pdf...

Locksmithing: old cannonball safe, antique safes, vault service
antique safes, vault service, cincinatti ohio: Hi Heidi. They were bought out a long time ago. Your safe is probably from the early 1900s. There is a guy that specializes in antique safes that may be able to provide information on your particular safe. His name is Guy Zani. http://theantiquesafecollector.com/...

Locksmithing: OPEN SAFE trouble, paperwork
paperwork: The R and L refer to left/right respectively. To start your dialing sequence turn your dial counter clockwise (L) 4 times passed zero stopping the 4th time on 84. Now reverse your dialing and go past your 2nd number twice and stop on it the third 3 time....

Locksmithing: opening a Mosler Protectall safe, number xx, mosler
number xx, mosler, index mark: John, You must have missed the posting where I also tell people NOT to read other postings and try to apply it to their safes, as generally they are wrong. Mosler made a lot of different styles of safes and locks, so the rotations WILL depend on the...

Locksmithing: opening a secure safe is it possible????, combination code, safe company
combination code, safe company, open period: Jose, If you do not have the four digit code, you only have two options. You can try all of the 9999 possible combinations, or you can take it to a local safe company to have it opened. Note: the lock may have a penalty period, which locks you out...

Locksmithing: opening a never used safe, internet myth, mechanical locks
internet myth, mechanical locks, liability reasons: Peter, I have no idea what you mean by a Beginning combination? With the exception of digital locks, all safes with mechanical locks come from the factory set on a unique combination for that safe. Manufacturers NEVER release records of these combinations...

Locksmithing: privacy lock, push button locks, taymor
push button locks, taymor, doorknob: Hello Andrea, To be honest I can t comment on a product brand I ve not dealt with. I have only worked on locks made by companies based in the USA, for the most part. It doesn t sound like you are installing them wrong but then again since I ve not seen...

Locksmithing: Removing kwikset passage door lock with no screws, rose nader, no screws
rose nader, no screws, youtube: Hello Hari, There are two methods depending on the lock. If a small hole is in the part that goes toward the rose is seen, insert a small probe and push in as you pull the handle off. Then remove the rose. Nader the rose are the screws. The other...

Locksmithing: replacement lock for bank vault door, bank vault, 10mb limit
bank vault, 10mb limit, sized hole: Sean, I would be happy to take a look at it to see what you have. It kind of concerns me when you indicate a fist sized hole , as I ve never seen anything like you are describing. Oh, well, a photo is worth a thousand words. send photos of the door,...

Locksmithing: reset combo, cabinet co, safes
cabinet co, safes, locks: These safes usually had a Yale OC-5 or a Yale 402 lock in them. They require dis-assembly to change the combination. Because of the age of these locks it is often necessary to correct for wear. For example, if you set one of the wheels to 10, it might...

Locksmithing: safe box, clock position, exact combination
clock position, exact combination, safe box: Hello German, Most safes start by turning to the left, counter-clockwise, 4 or 5 times to clear it then stop on your first number. The indicator should be at the 12 o clock position. After stopping on the first number, turn right 3 times past the first...

Locksmithing: safe combination, safe company, number combination
safe company, number combination, general forum: Ginger, You didn t give me anything to work from. In general the safe manufacturer or brand (or even model) may not be of any help. Manufacturers may use any of a number of different locks on even the same type of safe, which means that the dialing sequence...

Locksmithing: Safe Locked, electronic locks, electronic lock
electronic locks, electronic lock, achivements: Vijay, You will have to contact the factory to find out if they have a master code or reset code for these safes. You can find their contact and request info at: http://www.uscansafes.com/uscansafes_eng/contactus.html Most of their safes, with...

Locksmithing: SAFE WEIGHT, diebold, good afternoon
diebold, good afternoon, safes: Hello again, Thank you for your information. I am sorry that I did not see the photo at first. I did not find an exact match in my information , but I did find one about half as tall that weights 500lbs. I am going to estimate that the safe weights around...

Locksmithing: safety deposit, safety deposit boxes, safe deposit boxes
safety deposit boxes, safe deposit boxes, storing rice: Jack, I m not sure what your question is? Are you asking about the safe deposit boxes - or the storage room? If you are going to be storing rice and beans in the boxes, then obviously you won t need the security that you will need if you are storing...

Locksmithing: Sargent & Greenleaf, hole alignment, spindle hole
hole alignment, spindle hole, meilink: Bryan, S&G made a small lock called an R6709 which was about the size you reference, though it was 2-5/16 x 2-3/4 . Meilink also had their own version of basically the same lock, though made of plastic. These locks had front mounted drivers, and hand...

Locksmithing: sisco protector firesafe Model 1070, boulevard suite, safe company
boulevard suite, safe company, west century: Bill, Can you still buy dynamite in Oklahoma? LOL! Unfortunately these little Sisco safes are cheaply built, and as such don t last very long. If you get one that has problems, in most cases it is cheaper to simply buy a new one, than to have it serviced....

Locksmithing: SteelMaster File Cabinet, intents and purposes, filing cabinets
intents and purposes, filing cabinets, steel master: Terry, Steelmaster was a product line from the Art Steel Company, Inc. of New York. This company made filing cabinets and metal office equipment from the late 1930 s but I m not sure of an ending date. I do have a listing for an Art Steel Company...

Locksmithing: storage room door with lock, vault service, storage room
vault service, storage room, storm shelter: More than likely this is an old records vault. On some of these the lock bolt needs to remain in place so that the inside handle will function. On others, the whole lock can be removed without affecting anything. It would be worth the money to have a safe...

Locksmithing: t-turn position, weiser locks, walter banks
weiser locks, walter banks, clock position: Hello Walter, If the lock you are using has a tailpiece made of flat steel and the thumbturn has a + where the tailpiece goes, you can install the thumbturn in either a horizontal or vertical position when unlocked. Kwikset and the newer Weiser locks...

Locksmithing: TL-15 Safes, apples and oranges, digital locks
apples and oranges, digital locks, fire protections: Jay, I m going to make this brief as I m really pissed off at my computor right now. I spent over an 1-1/2 hours composing a dedicated response to your question with applicable web references etc., only to have the stupid internet, time me out and lose...

Locksmithing: Unabletoopen old setnry safe with known combination, necessary safety equipment, pot metal
necessary safety equipment, pot metal, safe companies: Linda, Unfortunately, these inexpensive safes are made of thin sheet metal, plastic and pot metal. They have a high failure rate, and usually don t last for more than 5-10 years. I agree with your NOT wanting to pay the $250 to have the safe opened....

Locksmithing: Weight of a J & J Taylor safe, plain concrete, concrete and steel
plain concrete, concrete and steel, rough numbers: Marc, Obviously without the manufacturers specs on the safe we have two options - you can put it on a scale to get a fairly accurate weight, or you can estimate it. Plain Concrete and steel are fairly easy to ball park as Concrete weighs around 150...

Locksmithing: X-09, lighting bolt, vault service
lighting bolt, vault service, lightning bolt: It is in lockout mode. You need to keep it powered up for a few minutes by turning the dial. Then the numbers will begin to show. If you have the right combination it will then work and clear the lightning bolt. Check the DoD lock program website for...

Locksmithing: yale tumbler, safe companies, safe company
safe companies, safe company, couple options: Richard, As with most mechanical items - the problem will not get better without service. Maintenance issues require service, repairs or lock replacement. Note: I never recommend using locksmiths as they generally don t have the training, knowledge...

Locksmithing: blank keys, fire proof file cabinet, fireproof cabinets
fire proof file cabinet, fireproof cabinets, blank keys: Hello Carolyn, I am not familiar with that brand, I don t deal with fireproof cabinets. If you can provide me with a keyway, the profile of the key, or a photo of your key it may narrow it down. I ve been unable to locate anything definitive on web...

Locksmithing: Bumil Safe DS 35EH, wd 40, bolt holes
wd 40, bolt holes, rule of thumb: I apologize for the delay in responding to your question. There are a few things you can do without having to know a lot about this container. First, when you say sitting on the ground, is it is a humid location? This can cause rust to form and the...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe combinations, safe lock, technician service
safe lock, technician service, locksmiths: Congratulations! Those old Cary s make nice restorations. Without seeing it, it is likely that your safe has a Yale Y-6 safe lock. It would be difficult to describe all the steps necessary to determine and then change the combination to something you...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt, flat head screws, vault service
flat head screws, vault service, tiny screw: If the lock takes a key on the inside and outside and the lock says Schlage, either by the keyhole or on the edge of the door you can get it off. Those little nail heads actually come out. They are pressed into a Philips head screw that holds the lock on...

Locksmithing: Deposit box key, vault service, safe deposit box
vault service, safe deposit box, executor of the estate: Unless you have the little envelope from the bank that the keys came in, the short answer is no. The key blanks used for these locks can be used for many types of these safe deposit box locks. So the banks didn t bother to have their name stamped on them....

Locksmithing: Dibold Safe, vault service, safe cracking
vault service, safe cracking, composite safes: The key is for locking the dial so that it doesn t turn. It does not open the safe. There may be a bolt down hole in the bottom that you could look through and see if there is anything in there. It takes some very specific knowledge and tools to open...

Locksmithing: Diebold safe handle, locksmith company, door handle
locksmith company, door handle, lock company: Gene, A good place to start is calling Diebold themselves at 800-796-8812. After that, I would contact your local locksmith company who deals with safes. They MAY have something for you. If all else fails, contact Hope Tucker at Fradon Lock Company, Inc....

Locksmithing: Extra key, vault service, remington rand
vault service, remington rand, chicago lock: Rem Rand has been out of business for quite a while. They used locks from many manufacturers. That code on the key looks like a code for a Chicago lock. Most good locksmith shops should have no problem duplicating it or cutting it by code. It s unlikely...

Locksmithing: Cannot find a way to remove lock core, fireproof file cabinet, top drawers
fireproof file cabinet, top drawers, shaw walker: There is usually either 1. A c clip holding the lock in place. You can check this by reaching up inside of the cabinet where the lock is and see if there is a peice of metal sticking out towards the other side of the cabinet. They are usually stubborn...

Locksmithing: Floor combination safe, circular shape, backwords
circular shape, backwords, locksmith: Hello Jessica, The best option that you have is to contact a local locksmith who has safe experience to open your safe for you with the least amount of damage. Most of the times, these safes can be opened and repaired to be usable again. Most of the time...

Locksmithing: FP Safe Value and Year., underwriters laboratories inc, sentry safe company
underwriters laboratories inc, sentry safe company, storage cubby: If I had to make a guess as to age, I would say late 1950s early 60s. Fire safes of this size generally sell for a few hundred dollars used. Schwab recently was bought by the Sentry Safe Company. You might contact their customer service department since...

Locksmithing: General Info, vault service, locksmith course
vault service, locksmith course, locksmith association: Good question. This is a very hands on trade. Watching somebody do something versus having your hands on is really different. Many folks use the course as a stepping stone to employment at a locksmith shop. There you ll get a lot of experience but won...

Locksmithing: general question, home study courses, home study course
home study courses, home study course, locksmithing: Hello Greg, From my personal experience of watching hours and hours of locksmith videos and even taking a home study course, you can not possibly learn everything you need to know. It is a GREAT Start and should allow you to gain the terminology of the...

Locksmithing: Hall's safe, serial number
serial number: Hello, Those numbers sound like a serial number to me. As far as drill points, I do not share that kind of information through non locksmith sites. You may be able to find a used safe dealer that would be able to help you with finding parts. Thank...

Locksmithing: jobs, locksmith company, correspondence courses
locksmith company, correspondence courses, panic bars: Hello Greg, Correspondence courses only teach the basics and that may not help you. You may learn how to pick and rekey but there s more to locksmithing that just those two things. You ll have to learn the rest on the job, whether it s as an apprentice...

Locksmithing: johnson pacific safe co. beacon 4-4255, safe co, right combination
safe co, right combination, locksmith: Hello, The most likely combination, if it was set to one number, is 50. Turn your dial four times to the left passing 50 3 times and stopping on 50 on the fourth turn. Now, turn to the right until you come to 0 . Push in the dial and keep turning right....

Locksmithing: key, safety deposit box, sentimental reasons
safety deposit box, sentimental reasons, top of the key: Hello Dave, Sorry to hear of your loss. Likely a safe, safety deposit box or a vault door. It sounds old so it may just be a key he kept for sentimental reasons. Take the key to a lock shop and see if they can narrow it down. Without seeing the...

Locksmithing: Lost key/combo to safe, brinks home security, carson ca
brinks home security, carson ca, code key: Hello again, I would recommend calling around to locksmiths if there is a keycode on the safe. Ask them to look up the code and what the price would be. Bring the safe to them so you can try it right there. I wish you luck with this! Thank you,...

Locksmithing: medico locks, medico locks, cylindrical locks
medico locks, cylindrical locks, bar pins: Hello Greg, Side bars in any lock generally work the same way. Once the pins or wafers are in place the side bar retracts allowing the plug to turn. With Medeco and other similar cylindrical locks, the key is cut on the side allowing the side bar pins...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, mosler safe company, antique safes
mosler safe company, antique safes, iron fire: Any chance you could post a couple of pics? One opened and one closed. Mosler made a number of different safes. More than likely a safe from that era is a cast iron fire resistant safe for the storage of documents. Sometimes the had an additional jewelers...

Locksmithing: Old Mosler, mosler safe company, number dial
mosler safe company, number dial, correct combination: Good Evening Rick, The dialing sequence should be as followed: 4 times Left to your first number. (Pass your number 3 times, stop on it on the 4th turn) 3 times Right to your second number. (Pass your number 2 times, stop on it on the 3rd turn)...

Locksmithing: Old Mosler safe combo sequence, rotation sequence, serial number
rotation sequence, serial number, 3x: Hello Ryan, The dialing sequence for both is as followed: Left 4x to 1st number Right 3x to 2nd number Left 2x to 3rd number Right 1x to open (usually in the 95-0 range) If you have anymore questions, please feel free to ask. Thanks for...

Locksmithing: old yale safe lock, combonation, safe lock
combonation, safe lock, hi bob: Hi bob, The first number of the combination will be on the wheel that is the last wheel to pick up when you turn the dial in the right direction. The dialing sequence should be as followed: Right 5 times to your 1st number Left 4 times to your...

Locksmithing: Problem w Schlage Single Cylinder Deadbolt, lock cylinder, schlage
lock cylinder, schlage, backside: You have the tailpiece, that little part that sticks out of the backside of the outside lock cylinder out of time. Remover the outside cylinder, turn the tailpiece 180 degrees and re-install. It should work now. Check the instructions for the diagram...

Locksmithing: removal of old bedroom doorknob, vault service, internal mechanism
vault service, internal mechanism, razor knife: Correct. The part I am talking about is the flat grey steel bar between those two. That is what is keeping the lock from coming out. It is the piece that pulls back the beveled latch that sticks out of the edge of the door. You need to pry that piece...

Locksmithing: Removing Single-Cylinder Kwikset Lock, allen wrench, deadbolt
allen wrench, deadbolt, flange: Hello Jeff, If you look closely you can see that at the 3 and 9 o clock spots on your photo there are 2 black or dark brown spots. That s where the screws for the thumbturn go. Look closer and you ll see that those have slots that will accept a flathead...

Locksmithing: Safe, meilink, montgomery ward
meilink, montgomery ward, good evening: Good Evening Trey, I will be more than happy to run you through the process of determining the combination to your safe. Could you please attach a picture for me to be able to look at prior to me giving you instructions on how to determine the combination?...

Locksmithing: Sargent & Greenleaf, Inc Safe, greenleaf inc, herring hall
greenleaf inc, herring hall, vault service: It is a record safe. Meaning it is for keeping documents safe in a fire. Sargent & Greenleaf makes locks for safes, they are not the safe manufacturer. It looks like it could be a Schwab or Herring Hall Marving which was bought by Diebold. I think it...

Locksmithing: Screen Door Lock, paul byrne, cylinder lock
paul byrne, cylinder lock, lock cylinder: This is known as a profile cylinder lock. There are internal lug(s) that need to turn to remove it once you have removed the retaining screw. This is the part that the key operates to make the lock work You would have to remove a LOT of material of...

Locksmithing: tesa safe lost combo, safe locks, good afternoon
safe locks, good afternoon, locksmith: Good Afternoon, If you join Clearstar.com, you will be able to find a lot more safe and lock related information and a lot of professionals willing to share their knowledge freely. There are ways to bypass safe locks but I do not feel an open forum is...

Locksmithing: Weiser Lock Spring?, torsion springs, lock spring
torsion springs, lock spring, broken spring: If you have a hardware store near you, I would bring in the spring you have and see if they have torsion springs. It doesn t have to be an exact match but close in order for it to work. The bad news is, usually these springs run about $10 a piece. Depending...

Locksmithing: 1800s JMDavidsons Fire King/E Corning safe, moon type, john mcbride
moon type, john mcbride, half moon: Carrie & Jason. Your safe was manufactured between the 1840 s to the 1860 s, by John McBride Davidson. Davidson made both fire & burglary resistive safes, and also designed his own locks, including his Fire King line of safes, and their specially made...

Locksmithing: Add-O-Bank key, locksmith company, vault service
locksmith company, vault service, o bank: I would try an older locksmith company in a big city. If you need a recommendation, post your location and I will try and find somebody for you. If somebody brought it into us, we would charge $15 per key and would have to have the bank to test them...

Locksmithing: Ahern safe co., sargent and greenleaf inc, sargent and greenleaf
sargent and greenleaf inc, sargent and greenleaf, safe companies: Kerry, I don t have Ahern Safe Company, Ltd, listed as a manufacturer, to the best of my research they were a distributor or sales agent for various companies. I ve seen their name on safes from a number of different manufacturers including JJ Taylor,...

Locksmithing: Antique Cary Safe, wrong guys, locksmithing
wrong guys, locksmithing, door jambs: Hi Melissa, Glad to hear that your safe is now open. Just curious, what is the lock serial number? Should be on the wheel curb - on the back of the door. Also, I m curious as to what you were charged. If you don t mind answering, if not that s...

Locksmithing: antique Miller Safe, 10mb limit, fire proof
10mb limit, fire proof, baltimore fire: Kathleen, Miller Safe & Iron Works started business in the 1850 s as L.H. Miller - Baltimore Fire Proof safe Company . The name was changed somtime in the late 1870 s or early 1880 s to Miller Safe & Iron Works. The company continued to make safes...

Locksmithing: Antique safe refinishing, litterally hundreds, art reproduction
litterally hundreds, art reproduction, several thousand dollars: Russ, Sorry, but I m a safe technician and part time historian, not a painter, so I can t give you all the details of refinishing or restoring. Obvisouly the amount of time, effort and money involved depending on what level of restoration that you are...

Locksmithing: Bernardini Safe trapped hinge, caveate, mantenance
caveate, mantenance, annual maintenance: Andrew, It is a design of a hinge. With regular hinges, generally you have the bottom flag on the body of the safe and the top flag on the door of the safe (both top AND bottom). With a trapped hinge design, one side set are opposite, so for instance...

Locksmithing: carey safe, colored caps, safe company
colored caps, safe company, hinges: Tim, Chances are the door will simply lift off the hinges when open. You don t have to knock anything out. If the door has been on for quite a while there may be rust, so it may not simply slide off. You will have to wiggle the door back and...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe, safes and vaults, three wheels
safes and vaults, three wheels, information time: Dave, I would love to have that reference, it will help me with my research. I haven t found any listing that indicates that number, but that doesn t mean that its not out there. If I can verify the 220,380 number, then it would change some of the dating...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe, richardson bros, 10mb limit
richardson bros, 10mb limit, detail photos: Jacquie, Sorry but you are misinformed - your Cary safe was NOT made for Richardson Bros. This company was a sales agent for the Cary Safe Company, in San Francisco. I would be more than happy to look at your safe for you. Once I ve seen all of the...

Locksmithing: cary safe, 10mb limit, sales brochures
10mb limit, sales brochures, detail photos: Josh, Manufacturers NEVER published information about their safes other than sales brochures. Once they are out of business all records including serial numbers are lost forever. What we do, through evaluations of your safe, is to look at various components...

Locksmithing: Cary safe combo lost, cherri cherri, safe company
cherri cherri, safe company, dallas headquarters: Cherri, This is an easy question - as long as the door is open, any safe technician should be able to recover or reset the combination for you. My first recommendation for the Dallas/Fort Worth area would be: Rolland Safe Dallas Headquarters 3140...

Locksmithing: cary safe. I'm clueless, combination dial, combination lock
combination dial, combination lock, distribution company: Cary safes were made in the early part of the 1900s. It probably has a Yale combination lock on it, although having letters on the combination dial instead of numbers is unusual., Somebody may have taken a lock from a MacNeale & Urban safe and put it on...

Locksmithing: Chubb Safe, sims avenue, republic of singapore
sims avenue, republic of singapore, safe service: Jenny, As to question number 2 - as this is not my website, I have no idea how you would delete the posting or photo. You would have to contact the site owners to discuss this. I m just a volunteer on this site. As to question #1 - obviously prices...

Locksmithing: to contact a person, vault service, model number
vault service, model number, cleveland ohio: Go to SAVTA.org. It is a listing of safe technicians in your area along with their phone numbers. Most of them also sell safes. My number is 440-779-6066. If it is a mfg we represent I can give you the price if you have the model number. But any price...

Locksmithing: dial pattern, correct dial, lever assembly
correct dial, lever assembly, operator errors: Daryl, I m not sure what you think that you are hearing or listening to, but there are no tumblers inside of a combination lock, and you can t hear them when the rotate into the correct position. The noises that you hear, are normal operating noises...

Locksmithing: Diebold Data Safe opening procedure, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, diebold: Richard, Generally combinations are passed on, the way the user UNDERSTANDS them, NOT necessarily the way that they actually work. One of the problems with combination dialing is simply NOT understanding rights and lefts. The correct dialing sequence...

Locksmithing: doorknob/lock replacement & trunk, hollow core interior doors, glass doorknobs
hollow core interior doors, glass doorknobs, yale locks: Hello Julia, Try www.charleslocksmith.com. They have old locks that may work. The steamer truck is a different story. You really need a locksmith to work on that. I d suggest trying another locksmith. You re going to have to leave it with them for...

Locksmithing: Add-O-Bank key
Locksmithing: Add-O-Bank key

Locksmithing: File Cabinet Key, file cabinet, key lock
file cabinet, key lock, better luck: More than likely if it is the number stamped on the lock next to where you put the key. Does the lock part say anything else, like Yale, Hurd, National etc.? You may have better luck at one of the large lock shops in your area as opposed to a mobile only...

Locksmithing: Gaby safe, safe company, morgage company
safe company, morgage company, excessive damage: Beppe, I m assuming you are referring to a GARY safe, as I m not aware of any safe company called GABY . You basically have two options, you can try all of the 1,000,000 possible combinations, or you can have a safe technician open and repair the...

Locksmithing: Hall's safe, 10mb limit, work emails
10mb limit, work emails, safe companies: Michelle, There have been several Hall s safe companies, so I will need to see what you have to narrow it down. In order to answer specific questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full exterior...

Locksmithing: Hermann Safe, olive drab paint, pittsburg pa
olive drab paint, pittsburg pa, litagation: Chuck, I have a friend in Reno that I would recommend: Give Benny at Desert Locksmiths (A Able Lock & Safe) a call. Desert Locksmiths 836 W. 5th Street Reno, NV 89503 775-329-1600 - Reno 775331-7861 - Sparks Hopefully they can help - if...

Locksmithing: Herring Hall Marvin Safe #44011, herring hall, 10mb limit
herring hall, 10mb limit, 44011: Dave, First question, why would you believe that it was built around 1910? I would be more than happy to look at your safe. In order to answer specific questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include...

Locksmithing: Johnson Pacific floor safe, fireplace hearth, dial type
fireplace hearth, dial type, useable condition: Vincent, Yes I m very familiar with this company. Early on in my career I visited this factory numerous times, and later (after they closed in 1984) had the chance to work with a number of former employees. The Beacon phone number gives you an idea...

Locksmithing: King Kalakaua's Safe, king kalakaua, 10mb limit
king kalakaua, 10mb limit, detail photos: Randy, I m sorry, but there are no individual records available concerning ANY individual safe. You would probably need to contact either the estate of the King, Historical society, or museum to find out individual history about it, though in most cases...

Locksmithing: large safe, herring hall, lb range
herring hall, lb range, detail photos: Konrad, Your safe was made during the late 1950 s or early 1960 s. The last few HHM models were basically the same as the Diebold models, so I m pretty sure that this was made between 1959 (the acquisition of HHM) and the closing of the HHM factory between...

Locksmithing: LG 3260 lock, cell battery pack, 9v batteries
cell battery pack, 9v batteries, cell batteries: Lou, The LaGard 3260 lock is an obsolete lock, which hasn t been made for several years now, so I m not sure how long you have had it. Most LaGard locks hooked up to the 3000 series key pad should get about 300-400 openings on a set of batteries. If...

Locksmithing: LIBERTY GUN SAFE, hub connection, set screw
hub connection, set screw, drive pin: Rodolfo, First question: Have you contacted the factory services techs yet? They should always be your first stop when you have questions about your safe. You can contact them at: http://www.libertysafe.com/technicalsupport.php 800-247-5625 Next...

Locksmithing: LOCATION OF SERIAL NUMBER ON SAFE BILL OF SALE, michigan state police, sentry group
michigan state police, sentry group, linden ave: D/LT. Benny Sizemore, I would recommend that you contact the manufacturer as they will have the most information concerning their equipment. While John D. Brush & Company is still the parent corporation, the current safe division is Sentry Group (Sentry...

Locksmithing: lock, dead bolt, lock cylinder
dead bolt, lock cylinder, hinge: The timing of the little tail pieces on the back of the lock cylinder is wrong. Try removing the lock and turning the tailpieces 90 degrees toward the hinge side of the door. Then re-install. Check the instructions to see if they show a picture of how...

Locksmithing: lock on filing cabinet, mobile locksmiths, sperry rand
mobile locksmiths, sperry rand, file cabinet: Judy, Sorry but I m not a locksmith - I only work on safes. File cabinet keys are something that you would need to see a local locksmith about. The Locksmith should be able to make a key by code based on your lock numbers. If not, at a minimum they...

Locksmithing: lock from garage to house stuck, flathead screwdriver, knob assembly
flathead screwdriver, knob assembly, cake icing: Hello Kay, Take a flathead screwdriver and a hammer. Put the screwdriver on the latch mechanism inside the hole that was revealed after you removed the lock then pound on it with the hammer until it is in pieces, or at least allows you to open the door....

Locksmithing: Locked J. Baum Safe, wheel locks, yale lock
wheel locks, yale lock, patent dates: Nathan, Generally when people try to match up photos of safes to determine what they think they have, they get it wrong. Safe Techs and Locksmiths can t usually do it either so don t feel bad. ASSUMING that you have a J. Baum Unfortunately, it appears...

Locksmithing: Locked Safe, safe company, brush co
safe company, brush co, sentry: Jeff, You basically have three options: 1. Contact the factory to see if they have any records that go back this far. I believe they only have the past 10 years worth. 2. Try all of the possible combinations for your safe. 3. have a safe technician...

Locksmithing: Lockout, mosler, key pad
mosler, key pad, burglary: Ross, Chances are the lock on this safe is a Mosler B6 series, 4 wheel lock. finding a replacement could be slim to none, unless you find a donor safe to get one off of. Replacing it with a new, current version lock is an option, though the mounting...

Locksmithing: Lost combination, st phoenix, excessive damage
st phoenix, excessive damage, safe lock: Hi Mike, My first question is why you might even consider using a locksmith that hasn t even heard of your safe, to work on it, much less open it. That would be similar to taking your car to a mechanic who says I ve never heard of Fords before, but I ll...

Locksmithing: Meilink safe, safe company, resource sales
safe company, resource sales, excessive damage: Brandon, There are 1,000,000 possible combinations for your safe. Unlike the movies where they indicate that there may be a factory Default combination, there is no such thing. Every safe leaves the factory set on a unique, individual combination. ...

Locksmithing: Meilink safe lock replacement, screw holes, orchard supply
screw holes, orchard supply, ace hardware: Martin, You have a couple of choices, you can either fit the current relock hold back plate, so that the screw holes align, and bend as necessary so that it will hold the relocker in the correct, retracted position. It may be necessary to drill new holes,...

Locksmithing: Missing combination to safe., greenleaf inc, floral park ny
greenleaf inc, floral park ny, jericho turnpike: Beverly, Sargent & Greenleaf is the LOCK manufacturer - NOT the safe manufacturer. There are several good safe technicians in your area that I would recommend. I NEVER recommend using locksmiths for safe work, as they generally do not have the training,...

Locksmithing: Mosler 4 wheel vault lock, vault, thanks in advance
vault, thanks in advance, wheel: Hello Jay, Thank you for writing. I am not sure exactly sure of what you are describing however the S&G lock can work in the VU position (most of the time). Is it possible you could send me a picture of what you have to replace? Thanks in advance,...

Locksmithing: Mosler/Protectall Keypad, aa batteries, protectall
aa batteries, protectall, beeps: Daniel, The ACTUAL Mosler/Protectall logo was discontinued in 1949. There were a couple of sales agents who opened a SELLING company in Mexico City, Mexico around 1890 under the name of Mosler, Bowen and Company. While this was a selling partnership,...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe, medina ohio, lock smith
medina ohio, lock smith, safe company: Tim, First off, I NEVER recommend using locksmiths for safe work as they generally do NOT have the training, knowledge or tools to work on safes. While they have the desire to do the work, and they are usually more than happy to charge you for their attempts...

Locksmithing: Mystery Antique Safe, 10mb limit, detail photos
10mb limit, detail photos, safe company: Nick, I haven t seen any emails from you, I ll check my junk email file, as some times they end up there. Please make sure that you have my email address correct and try resending them just in case. andy@securitysafeusa.com I m interested in...

Locksmithing: need combination, safe company, diy project
safe company, diy project, time right: James, Lori was the LOCK manufacturer, not the safe maker. The lock will require partial disassembly to recover or reset the combination. I never recommend this as a DIY project for the same reason that I don t recommend using a locksmith. I recommend...

Locksmithing: New historic landmark apartment with wall safe, 22 variations, index mark
22 variations, index mark, meilink: Ryan, If the boltwork is retracted, then the lock is unlocked. Turn the dial counter clockwise to extend the bolts to lock it - WITH the door still open. You should be able to test the combination now. If the bolt work does NOT extend, or the dial...

Locksmithing: opening a safe without drilling, safe company, time is money
safe company, time is money, manipulators: Joyce, Unfortunately, there are NO data bases that tell us WHAT any given locksmith or safe technician is trained in, much less proficient in. While many locksmiths and safe technicians join national organizations which DO promote education at least double...

Locksmithing: Re setting a combination lock, sim sim, combo locks
sim sim, combo locks, overnight storage: Sim, Your container would have been made between 1926-1955. Even though this container has a 1 hour label, it does NOT meet current standards and should NOT be used for overnight storage of valuable documents. Whether the lock can be reset or not WILL...

Locksmithing: Recent Safe Purchase, minute time delay, resistance ratings
minute time delay, resistance ratings, inspection tag: Gavan, As I don t sell Chubb s, I don t have access to their literature and models, so I won t be able to answer that question. I also checked their website out, and they didn t have anything that resembles your safe. Just because it has a service/inspection...

Locksmithing: Remington Rand, latch pin, remington rand
latch pin, remington rand, correct diagnosis: Bill, Mechanical problems generally require HANDS ON inspection, solutions and repairs. Without seeing the container, all I can do is to guess what the actual problem is, based on your description - which may not be the correct diagnosis. Generally,...

Locksmithing: Replacement of Screen Door Lock, knob latch, flat screwdriver
knob latch, flat screwdriver, neighborhood kid: Hello Mike, Thank you for writing. When I run into a screen door lock issue, I actually go to Lowe s or Home Depot for a replacement lock (most of the time). They have a wide variety of screen door hardware and at prices (less than I buy at wholesale)...

Locksmithing: Residental Door Locks - Recommendations, tile flooring, door locks
tile flooring, door locks, hi aaron: Hello Ed, Thank you for writing. Congratulations on your new home. I usually recommend going with EMTEK deadbolts. They are a lot more solid than deadbolts you can find from Schlage or Kwikset when it comes to Residential Deadbolts. I also recommend...

Locksmithing: S&G 612x three-beep error code, electronic locks, battery changes
electronic locks, battery changes, exact status: Trond, One of the things that I like the best about the S&G electronic locks is the high failure rate. I love seeing these locks get installed by manufacturers as it is future work. The three beeps is not an error code , this indicates the lock is...

Locksmithing: S&G old lock, series locks, g locks
series locks, g locks, wheel locks: Stephanie, There are three reasons that a safe lock will not open, they are (in order): 1. Incorrect dialing sequence (operator error), 2. Incorrect combination (wrong numbers), 3. Mechanical problems. Generally, most of the S&G locks with the...

Locksmithing: S&G R6700 series, best bet, electronic lock
best bet, electronic lock, screws: RJ, Remove the rear cover of the lock, pull the spline key out of the drive wheel, unscrew the dial from the drive wheel. Remove the lock mounting screws and the dial ring mounting screws and you are ready to install the new lock. NOTE: DO NOT break...

Locksmithing: safe, artist company, safe co
artist company, safe co, graphics artist: Doug, There are no decals or stickers available. What you need to do is get some artwork, that you would like on your safe, and take it to a graphics artist company to have decals made. Fortunately, there are a lot of these instant sign companies...

Locksmithing: safe key, safe company, key code
safe company, key code, option 1: Dennis, you have a couple of options - Option 1, you can have a local locksmith or safe company open the lock and/or make a key for the container. Option 2, I can make you a set of keys and send them to you. Draw backs: Option 1 - more expensive,...

Locksmithing: Safe won't open, clock position, o clock
clock position, o clock, index mark: Sheri, The locks on these safes can be dialed both LRL and RLR, though each uses different numbers. If you don t know which you have, then simply try them both. The dialing sequence is: 3 times left to the first number, 2 times right to the second...

Locksmithing: Sargent Greenleaf lock, quick solution, greenleaf
quick solution, greenleaf, locksmith: Hello Tricia, Thank You for writing. In order to determine the combination to your safe, I would recommend either a) call in a locksmith (w/ safe experience) to determine the combination for you or b)If the door is able to be taken off the hinges, bring...

Locksmithing: Schwab Safe, safe company, schwab
safe company, schwab, jeremiah: Jeremiah, The only detail that I see missing on your safe would be the lettering. I would recommend putting the name of the safe company on the bottom as: The Schwab Safe Company LaFayette, Ind. On the top of the safe (above the handles),...

Locksmithing: Shaw Walker, defense reutilization and marketing office, fire proof file cabinet
defense reutilization and marketing office, fire proof file cabinet, shaw walker: Steve, Office furniture is not one of my specialities which is antique safes. Based on the Logo/badge style, though I would have to guess 50 s or 60 s. The Shaw-Walker brand was very durable though. I had a Shaw-Walker metal desk that was from the...

Locksmithing: Shaw Walker safe, shaw walker, bradley shaw
shaw walker, bradley shaw, small wheels: Bradley, Shaw Walker used several different types of locks on their safes, but the majority were Yale locks. The dialing procedure for these locks is: 4 times Right to the first number, 3 times Left to the second number, 2 times Right to the third...

Locksmithing: Sisco 1190, vault service, overnight storage
vault service, overnight storage, ohio thanks: Phil, These are fairly cheap import safes, the lock may not be able to be reset to a new combination. many of these safes used pressed wheels , that are not adjustable. About the only way to change the combination is to simply move or change the...

Locksmithing: Star STT2 safe combination help, index mark, straight tail
index mark, straight tail, o clock: Brad, One of the biggest problems I see with safes is mis-interpretation of combination instructions. Wether it is from someone passing on the combination, or simply not understanding the lefts and rights - many people have problems dialing combos. ...

Locksmithing: Vault Door, vault service, bank vault
vault service, bank vault, dual lock: Ron, Unfortunately there aren t a lot of companies that specialize in this type of repair. Ours is one of the few in the nation. While I m sure that we would be happy to come to Indiana to do all of the repairs to the door for you, the cost might out...

Locksmithing: 1962 Harrington- hall- Marvin safe, herring hall, harrington hall
herring hall, harrington hall, ebay: Tyler, The company would have been Herring-Hall-Marvin . This company began in 1892 with the merger of 3 companies. They moved to Hamilton, OH in 1896. HHM was acquired by Diebold in 1959 and subsequently closed down between 1962-64. Unfortunately,...

Locksmithing: 2 safes, home test kit, cvs pharmacies
home test kit, cvs pharmacies, insulation material: Kevin, You didn t indicate whether or not you wanted the history of these two companies or not so I ll leave it out at this time and just address the moving of the safes. As far as finding the safes a new home, the fist thing I need to make you aware...

Locksmithing: ahern safe company, safe company, detail photos
safe company, detail photos, basic history: Yves, Basic History: AHERN SAFE COMPANY, LTD. (1880 – 1920s ), Montreal, Canada Company began around 1880 by Arthur Ahern, who immigrated to Montreal from Ireland when he was 23 years old. Died April 30th, 1928 at 86 years old. Probably only a...

Locksmithing: American Security Safe/Star dial, index mark, operator errors
index mark, operator errors, safe company: Jim, Great, I m glad it worked. Sounds to me like it simply needs maintenance. When you get back from vacation contact a local safe company to have their safe tech service the safe and lock, and reset the combination. If you need to save a little...

Locksmithing: antique Corbin(?) main entry lockset, entry lockset, dave thanks
entry lockset, dave thanks, deadbolt: Hi Dave, Thanks for writing. Did you happen to take the whole lock out of the door or just the outside/inside trim? If you took off everything (lock body, outside/inside trim) then you may need to loosen up the lock body before attempting to put the cylinder...

Locksmithing: Broken deadbolt?, deadbolt lock, key cylinder
deadbolt lock, key cylinder, piece of mind: Hello Sara, Thank you for writing. From the picture that you posted, it is most likely a broken C clip that holds the key cylinder (the part that is pulled out). When the clip breaks, the cylinder pulls out when a key is inserted and withdrawn. As far...

Locksmithing: cary safe parts and age, dial lock, detail photos
dial lock, detail photos, interior detail: Randy, This safe would have been made between 1907-1910. Based on the serial number and your photos the lock appears to be a Yale Y-6 either 3 or 4 wheel lock. Without seeing much better photos, all I can do is guess what parts you might be missing,...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe rebuild, detail photos, interior detail
detail photos, interior detail, y6: Shelly, I m going to need to see some more photos of your safe. The photo that you originally attached is what I would expect to see for a Yale Y-6 lock. But with a serial number of 58756 the safe should have a Cary C-5 lock. In order to answer specific...

Locksmithing: CES Cylinder removal, set screws, cylinder lock
set screws, cylinder lock, double cylinder: Hi David, I am going to presume you have a double cylinder lock. On the side of the door where the set screws is to hold the lock in place, is there a gap around it that you could get an icepick or small screwdriver in? If you could, attach pic and I may...

Locksmithing: Changing Safe Combination, overnight storage, safe company
overnight storage, safe company, diy project: Aram, Basically the numbers don t mean anything for the container itself, other than this was the standard that it was built to. The info you have provided is off of the SMNA Lable (Safe Manufacturers National Association), which was a testing agency....

Locksmithing: combination for on guard safe, liability reasons, safe company
liability reasons, safe company, inheritance: Bryan, Manufacturers NEVER publish records of combinations for obvious security and liability reasons. I m not sure why you thought that this info would be readily available. If it was safes wouldn t really be safe . As far as the manufacturer, you...

Locksmithing: concrete filled ?, fire resistance level, ul label
fire resistance level, ul label, sheet steel: Dave, If its not an insulated container, then it is simply sheet steel. If it is an insulated container (fire resistive), then it is a gypsum type mortar, NOT concrete. The container will have a UL label specifiying what its fire resistance level is...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt, thumb latch, key cylinder
thumb latch, key cylinder, handleset: Hello Bob, Thanks for the photos, that helps greatly. Insert a 5/32 allen wrench into the small hole next to the bolt, on the side of the door that the cylinder is on. Loosen the screw at the bottom of that hole until you can unscrew the key cylinder....

Locksmithing: Diebold / eagle 161, correct dial, diebold
correct dial, diebold, spindle: Shawn, I may have a couple dials, but your safe already has a handle in the photo, I m not sure why you need a replacement? I ll need a few more photos of the safe and lock to ensure that I have a period correct dial. Also, as these older dials haven...

Locksmithing: Diebold safe, patent dates, insulation material
patent dates, insulation material, safe company: Sarah, The date is a patent date, not a manufacturing date. This was the date the patent was issued for the item it refers to. Patent dates would be put on the item to reference it, until a newer item was installed. Some of these items could have...

Locksmithing: Diplomat mc-440, index mark, safe company
index mark, safe company, o clock: Stuart, The dialing sequence for this safe will either be LRLR or RLRL. There are actually two combinations that will open it, depending on WHICH way you dial. As you only have ONE of the combinations, you may have to try both directions. The dialing...

Locksmithing: door lock removal, Kwikset, double cylinder
Kwikset, double cylinder, deadbolt: Put your key in the inside cylinder and turn it slightly and pull. If it comes out then the inside housing is just stuck on the door. Rap it with the handle of your screwdriver. Some Kwikset double cylinder deadbolts have an additional pair of screws that...

Locksmithing: Elgin entry mortise lock removal, thumb latch, machine screws
thumb latch, machine screws, dead bolt: Hello Ron, Did you remove the set screws for the mortise cylinder? Loosen or remove those then unscrew the mortise cylinder. Once that s out, remove any screws for any escutcheon plate you may have (the plate that surrounds the knob/lever). Loosen...

Locksmithing: Sisco The Protector fire safe 1190, sisco, firstalert
Locksmithing: Sisco The Protector fire safe 1190, sisco, firstalert

Locksmithing: Fichet safe, combination lock, left turn
combination lock, left turn, photos: Fred, Turn the Outer dial to the number one, turn the inner dial all the way to the left (counter clockwise), then start turning to the right (clockwise), counting the clicks , stopping at the 6th click Turn the Outer dial to the number two, turn the...

Locksmithing: floor safe, metal office furniture, burglary protection
metal office furniture, burglary protection, violent strikes: Jim The Art Metal Construction Company (AMCO), began as a furniture manufacturer, in Jamestown, NY in 1888, continuing until the 1950 s. This company was one of the nations first producers of metal office furniture. Continuous violent strikes from 1919...

Locksmithing: Gary safe model 150, ul label, victor victor
ul label, victor victor, fire rating: Victor, While these were good safes in their day, they are obsolete for a couple of reasons now. Gary Safe has been out of business for 30 years (not the same Gary as Fireking Int. has). Parts are not available, and the safe s unique shape is not a really...

Locksmithing: Guardall Safe Problem, floor safes, best bet
floor safes, best bet, guardall safe: Danny, Depending on the model that you have, the door may simply be lifted off the hinges when opened to 90 degrees. In the floor safes and some doors may have hinges which are bolt through from inside the safe. If you can t figure out how the particular...

Locksmithing: Halls Safe, fleur di lis, detail photos
fleur di lis, detail photos, safe co: Ann, If you would like the safe evaluated, I would be happy to look at it, but without having it in front of me, I WILL need photos. As far as moving fees, these vary dramatically depending on who you use and what their capabilities are - the only thing...

Locksmithing: herring hall marvin safe, herring hall, vault service
herring hall, vault service, pencil eraser: From the handle shape I would guess that it s a fire safe. Sheet metal exterior, a couple of inches of concrete/plaster/fireproofing and a sheet metal interior. It is probably rated at 350 degrees for one hour. There should be a label inside it giving...

Locksmithing: Johnson Pacific Floor Safe, richmond san rafael bridge, richmond ca
richmond san rafael bridge, richmond ca, safe company: Christie, The Johnson-Pacific Safe Company was located in Richmond, Ca. It closed down when the HWY 580 extension between Hwy 80 and the Richmond-San Rafael bridge was put through in 1984. There is currently an on ramp/over crossing, where the factory...

Locksmithing: KabaMas electronic lock, lockout, cabela s, series locks
cabela s, series locks, operator instructions: Dennis, There are no pass codes for digital locks. Your lock came from the manufacturer set on a couple operating codes (depending on the lock model). It was up to either the safe company or the original owner to change the factory codes. if they...

Locksmithing: can this lock be saved?, inner cylinder, outer cylinder
inner cylinder, outer cylinder, keyhole: If you take the inside part off of the door you will find 2 screws that hold the outside cylinder on the door. Tighten them up, making sure that the keyhole is vertical. I usually put the key in the cylinder and make sure it is straight up and down. ...

Locksmithing: Locked United State Safe Company Safe, yale locks, wheel variations
yale locks, wheel variations, elizabeth new jersey: Katie, Glad it worked out for you. I would be happy to look at your safe. In order to answer specific questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full exterior and interior. Detail photos should...

Locksmithing: Looking for cobo info on a Cary safe w/Victor dial, wheel locks, safe company
wheel locks, safe company, excessive damage: Julia, you don t have a Cary safe, your safe was made by the Victor Safe & Lock Company and re-SOLD by the Gary Safe Company, probably sometime in the 1950 s or 60 s. There is no such thing as factory default combos , except in the movies. The...

Locksmithing: mcneal and urban, safe cracking, pomona ca
safe cracking, pomona ca, vintage stock: Tom, Just like any profession, we have come a long way in the past 30 years. There are several really good safe techs in the LA area that I would recommend to work on your safe, however only one of them ALSO does restoration work. While you may not...

Locksmithing: Meilink Safe, safe company, locksmith
safe company, locksmith, foreclosure: Jake, You can contact Meilink to see if they have any records of the original combination for your safe, though if the combination has ever been changed then of course, they won t have a record. Contact them at: 800-528-9900 Customer Service If...

Locksmithing: meilink safe, burglary attempt, safe company
burglary attempt, safe company, combination search: Bill, Good news is that the safe door is open - do not close and lock it until you have a working combination and have tested the lock and bolt work operation, successfully several times. Basically you have 2 options, they include: 1. Contacting the...

Locksmithing: Meilink safe combination sequence, hash marks, poor lighting
hash marks, poor lighting, index mark: Ray, As numbers don t generally start at 10 , 50 would obviously be the same as 0. 51 would actually be the number 1. so the numbers that you have available on this dial are 0-50 (0 and 50 are the same number). This lock has two wheels and a changeable...

Locksmithing: Mosler Double Door Safe w/ Internal Safe, correct numbers, operator errors
correct numbers, operator errors, safe company: Allen, If you are having problems opening it, then I wouldn t recommend closing and/or locking it until you have had it serviced. The dial pull/push feature is a manipulation resistive feature that the lock has. Unfortunately, if you have locked it...

Locksmithing: Mosler GSA File cabinet w/MR302 Group 1R Hand Change Lock, safe locks, caveate
safe locks, caveate, maintenance periods: Mike, The AMSEC ESL20XL, has a postive solenoid retraction, rather than the motor bolt. While all locks are subject to bolt pressure, as soon as it is released the lock is ready to go again. If you really want to go high tech, you can upgrade to AMSEC...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe 1961 item 279, 10mb limit, detail photos
10mb limit, detail photos, usps: Chad, Sorry, but serial numbers don t do anyone any good except the manufacture. As Mosler is out of business, contacting them is not going to help. I will need to see your safe, to determine what you have and its approximate weight. In order to...

Locksmithing: mosler safe combination, Mosler, safe
Mosler, safe, lost combination: Mosler built some great safes. Unfortunately they are out of business. The combination would have been changed from the factory combination so the serial number won t get you anywhere. You can t open it by listening to the tumblers as shown by Hollywood....

Locksmithing: Mosler sf-5 safe, safe companies, direct email
safe companies, direct email, mosler: Greg, These are wheels , not wafers. The back cover and wheels constitute the wheel pack Mosler has been out of business for over 10 years - generally only used locks or wheel packs are available. I have several of these available, and probably...

Locksmithing: Mosler Vault Door FS-440, vault doors, something in the walls
vault doors, something in the walls, model fs: Andy, Mosler didn t use asbestos in any of their safes or vault doors, so I wouldn t worry about the door. HOWEVER, Mosler didn t build the walls of the vault, so depending on when it was built and who built it, you may have something in the walls. ...

Locksmithing: MW Safe #9031, severe brain injury, brain fart
severe brain injury, brain fart, operator errors: Laurie, The dialing sequence for your lock WILL depend on the manufacturer and the type lock installed. There are many safes that use locks with the 3-2-1 rather than 4-3-2-1. So, while you may have been dialing incorrectly, you also may not have. ...

Locksmithing: National door knob, flathead screwdriver, retainer
flathead screwdriver, retainer, hole in one: Hello Gregory, Do you have a photo you can attach to this question? Without seeing the lock I can t be certain of the way to remove it. If you don t see any screws that can be removed, they are under one of the rose plates. Since it s a passage, there...

Locksmithing: How do I open, safe lock, grand prize
safe lock, grand prize, 3x: Hello Derek, Thanks for writing. The number stamped on the dial is most likely a part serial # from the manufacturer and not the combination. If it is the combination then it should be in the following sequence: 4x Right to first # 3x Left to second...

Locksmithing: open my safe, safe company, customer service dept
safe company, customer service dept, excessive damage: Tonya, Based on the information you have provided, I suspect that your safe is probably a Meilink Safe. You have several options available to you. First you can contact the factory to see if they have any records of your safe. Second, you can have...

Locksmithing: Protectall flat floor safe, index mark, safe company
index mark, safe company, o clock: Mark, I m not sure what you are referencing as a flat floor safe. I assume that you are indicating a round door, in the floor safe. The dialing sequence for your safe should be: 3 times Right to the first number, 2 times Left to the second...

Locksmithing: Protectall Safe, mosler, storage units
mosler, storage units, safes: Charles, The Protectall safes were made from the early 30 s until they were acquired by Mosler around 1941. Mosler continued the label until 1949, but as the Mosler - Protectall . The majority of these safes were fire resistive only, safes, though...

Locksmithing: Protectall Safe Locked Open, greenleaf inc, liability reasons
greenleaf inc, liability reasons, safe company: Dennis, The lock requires a special changing key to reset the combination, however as you don t know the current combination it will require the lock to be partially disassembled to set it up for recovering or reseting. NOTE: I do not recommend this...

Locksmithing: Russwin front door lock, mortise lock, doorknob
mortise lock, doorknob, shaft: Hello Robert, Without knowing the model I can t be much help. Can you provide a photo? Once you remove the inside knob, can you pull the shaft out from the other side? Do you have a mortise lock? Can you describe the lock if a photo is not available?...

Locksmithing: Russwin Lock removal, mortise lock, doorknob
mortise lock, doorknob, spindle: If this is a mortise lock (the plate on the edge of the door is about 6-7 long) then what you have is a either a 2 piece spindle or a hooked spindle. Look closely at the spindle (knob shaft) and see if it will separate slightly. If so, then one of the...

Locksmithing: Safe-Cabinet Company Safe, asbestos test kit, cvs pharmacies
asbestos test kit, cvs pharmacies, ace hardware: Cynthia, Yes this company was known to use asbestos as an insulation media. As this is a HAZMAT item most states have rules and/or laws concerning the transportation of, sales of, and disposal of these items. You will have to check with your state to...

Locksmithing: safe combination, electronic locks, safe companies
electronic locks, safe companies, electronic keyboard: Frank, You have a couple of choices for retrieving the combination - 1. Contact the previous owners. 2. Depending on the Type of lock/manufacturer - it may or may not be possible to recover or reset the code. I won t know until I have more info about...

Locksmithing: Safe combination change, combination change, safe company
combination change, safe company, diy project: Alexis, I never recommend changing combinations as a DIY Project, for the same reason that I don t recommend using locksmiths for safe work. Lack of knowledge, training and tools can result in an extremely expensive lock out. My recommendation would...

Locksmithing: Safe unusable., cross that bridge, amsec
cross that bridge, amsec, cart before the horse: Nick First thing we need to do is actually ID what you have, then I might be able to answer your questions concerning the key. I m figuring that you have misread the logo, which is probably made by AMSEC and the logo actually says STAR Chances...

Locksmithing: Safety Deposit Boxes (600+), safety deposit boxes, vault inc
safety deposit boxes, vault inc, safe companies: David, There arn t a lot of companies interested in buying used bank equipment. Unless you have a facility equipt to store them, you might have them for quite a while waiting for a customer. Typically, most banks DON T want different guard keys, they...

Locksmithing: Sentry Safe, safe deposit box, bank safe deposit box
safe deposit box, bank safe deposit box, correct combination: Jeff, while I recommend that you keep your personal effects at home rather than a bank safe deposit box, I would also recommend that you buy a better quality safe. These safes are very low quality. While the safe deposit box will offer you security,...

Locksmithing: Sequence of combination number entering, double digit numbers, g locks
double digit numbers, g locks, shaw walker: Jan, The dialing sequence for the majority of S&G locks is: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time right until the dial stops. NOTE: Left is counter clockwise, right is clockwise....

Locksmithing: Sisco The Protector fire safe 1190, compton ca, safe company
compton ca, safe company, best bet: Debra, basically you have three options, you can: 1: Contact the importer to see if they have a listing, by serial number, of the original combination set on your safe, the last contact info I have for them is: Sisco Products 2835 East Ana Street...

Locksmithing: Stabilizing Twist Knob, position thanks, storeroom
position thanks, storeroom, sc1: I m surprised a Harloc lasted that long. You should be able to find a Schlage compatible lock for less than $50 and have it keyed to your existing keys. Some of the inexpensive brands that are available in the storeroom function are Baron and Cal Royal....

Locksmithing: Victor Safe, wheel casters, remington rand
wheel casters, remington rand, excessive damage: Leonard, You have definitly been watching TOO much TV. If opening safes was as easily as listening to clicks , they wouldn t be very safe. Additionally, there are NO tumblers in a combination lock!!!! There might be a few clowns but no tumblers....

Locksmithing: victor safe dial, safe companies, interworkings
safe companies, interworkings, restoration skills: Jerod, The short answer is yes and no . While you can probably get a replacement dial, it may not be original for the safe, and you won t be able to simply attach it and dial up your combination - the locks don t work that way. Once the dial was broken...

Locksmithing: Vintage Shaw Walker Safe, mount vernon nazarene, mount vernon nazarene university
mount vernon nazarene, mount vernon nazarene university, university campus security: Darren, I am sorry it has taken so long to respond. For some reason the system didnt take my original answer and send it to you. Unfortunately Shaw Walker is no longer made and records are no longer available. My advice is to search for a safe technician...

Locksmithing: Winchester Safe, safe company, last option
safe company, last option, costco: Jeremy, If you don t have the correct code (for what ever reason), the lock will have to be reprogrammed. You basically have four choices, regardless of the amount of time you have available for a solution. 1. Contact the factory (Winchester) to see...

Locksmithing: York safe, can't open, combination locks, hash mark
combination locks, hash mark, index mark: Jennifer, You really haven t given me any real info to work from. York Safe & Lock Company was organized in 1882 and in business until it was acquired by Diebold in 1946, and subsquently closed in 1959. During this 77 year period, they used a LOT of...

Locksmithing: 1885 Victor Safe, federal trademark registration, detail photos
federal trademark registration, detail photos, interior detail: Jon, Unfortunately not. Safe manufacturers did NOT put dates of manufacture on them. Obviously they didn t consider them antiques, and they did not have warranties , like we do today, so there was no reason to put a date on them. If dates ARE on...

Locksmithing: 2 button lock, corbin russwin, library catalogs
corbin russwin, library catalogs, mortise lock: Hello Judith, It sounds like you are referring to a mortise lock with stopworks. The Arrow AM/BM series (AM is knob/ BM is lever) has that function, although they don t have the same style of buttons they do work the same way as you describe. There are...

Locksmithing: Cannon Electronic Safe, sagemark, eagle series
sagemark, eagle series, safe company: Sean, you havn t mentioned whether you attempted to change the combination also or not. Problems with the lock can include battery problems, key pad problems, connecting wire problems and lock problems. If the door is not closed fully or if the bolt...

Locksmithing: Cannon SaFe, cannon safe, lock smith
cannon safe, lock smith, pivot pin: The reason I asked what lock it is, is that the Lagard brand of locks had problems with an internal anti-theft device that would not let the lock unlock completely. The LP locks do not have this problem. There are three possible malfunctions: The...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe, wheel versions, jiggle the handle
wheel versions, jiggle the handle, lube service: Martin, People tend to pass combination instructions on, the way that THEY understand them, and NOT necessarily the way they actually work. For instance the start at 0 is not necessary. Kind of like telling a man to go stand in the corner of a round...

Locksmithing: cary safe combination parts, vault service, safe locks
vault service, safe locks, combination lock: Cary used a couple of different safe locks on their safes. A common one is the Yale Y-6 lock. Can you post a pic of the back of the safe door with the cover off? Most likely it is missing the curb Its a round piece that has the three combination...

Locksmithing: Cosmo World Electronic Safe, cosmo world, cosmo electronics
cosmo world, cosmo electronics, combination dial: Lee, The dialing sequence for your Tocabi (Japanese import) Cosmo Safe, model TB-3E safe is: 4 times Right to the first number, 3 times Left to the second number, 2 times Right to the third number, 1 time Left until the dial stops Turn handle...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt - 1 1/2 Inch Backset, finish carpenter, time bob
finish carpenter, time bob, bob white: The shortest backset for a deadbolt that I know of is 2 A deadbolt is solid, and once extended, cannot be pushed back in. A deadlatch is beveled and pushes in when the door closes and springs back out when the door is fully shut. To be clear, he...

Locksmithing: Detroit Safe Company, yale lock, safe company
yale lock, safe company, safe co: Hello Jeff. Detroit Safe Co. was bought by Diebold Safe around 1919. They started around 1865. Detroit Safe was closed around 1929. Your safe looks like it was made later part of the 1800 s. It is left right left right, 3-2-1. Do you have a combination? If...

Locksmithing: Detroit Safe/YALE Combo, yale lock, safe company
yale lock, safe company, index mark: Jeff, The Detroit Safe Company was in business from around 1865 until about 1919. It was started by David Osgood Paige, John J. Bagley and Z.R. Brockway. John J. Bagley was also governor of Michigan from 1873-1877. During this period Yale made hundreds...

Locksmithing: Dialing sequence, richmond san rafael bridge, freeway extension
richmond san rafael bridge, freeway extension, index mark: Andy, The dialing sequence for your safe should be: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time right until the dial stops (around 90). NOTE: Left is counter clockwise, Right is...

Locksmithing: Diebold floor safe, floor safes, great shape
floor safes, great shape, safe company: Mitch, Wow, I don t have anybody in your immediate area that I would recommend, but I will give you some companies that aren t too far away. Worldwide Safe & Vault 305-477-9266 3660 N.W. 115 Ave Miami, FL 33178 Harwood s Miami Safe Co., Inc. ...

Locksmithing: Diebold Safe, diabold, documents storage
diabold, documents storage, storeage: Katie, You can probably remove the drawers to have keys made for the locks. If the drawers are anchored to the safe walls, then you might have to have a safe tech visit you to open the locks. With a mobile service, and the locks for the drawers, you...

Locksmithing: Eagle Safe Corporation Floor Safe, lock smith, magic
lock smith, magic: Hi Andrew. Could not log in so I appologize. It could cost $150.00 and up. worth it to get open anand be abble to use it. No easy way to do it. It would be the easiest way to open is drill. Sorry I have no magic. What part of AZ are you in? I have a place...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe
Locksmithing: Cary Safe

Locksmithing: Cosmo World Electronic Safe, battery tray, key hole
Locksmithing: Cosmo World Electronic Safe, battery tray, key hole

Locksmithing: Unlocking a Chubb combination safe
Locksmithing: Unlocking a Chubb combination safe

Locksmithing: Gardall safe, safe company, excessive damage
safe company, excessive damage, safes: BG, If you have a serial number for the safe, you can try contacting Gardall to see if they have any record of the original combination the safe left the factory set on. You can contact them at: http://www.gardall.com/ 800-722-7233 If they don...

Locksmithing: Gary floor safe, pointer arrow, o clock
pointer arrow, o clock, arbitrary numbers: Kenny, Sounds like you have either a V series or H series door. The correct dialing sequence for this lock would be: 4 times left to the first number (19) 3 times right to the second number (52) 2 times left to the third number (87) 1 time right...

Locksmithing: help, compton ca, excessive damage
compton ca, excessive damage, lock smith: Kevin, You can try to contact Sisco to see if they have a record of the original combination, however, they are NOT very easy to contact, nor do they respond very well. The last contact info that I have for them is: Sisco Safes 2835 East Ana Ave.,...

Locksmithing: HHM safe combo change, square bar stock, herring hall
square bar stock, herring hall, diy projects: Jack, First off, I NEVER recommend DIY projects like this for the same reason that I don t recommend using locksmiths for safe work. Not having the correct tools, knowledge and/or training, can result in an expensive lock out. There are a number of...

Locksmithing: J&J safe, 10mb limit, detail photos
10mb limit, detail photos, interior detail: JD, I m not sure of what importance, the type of metal, would be??? You have me confused on this one. you will have to be more specific in your request. J & J Taylor was in business, making safes from 1855 until around 1927. As manufacturers NEVER...

Locksmithing: keep safe made by John brush co., excessive damage, stupid policy
excessive damage, stupid policy, safe company: Steve, I m not sure where you heard the rumor about switching the first and last number of the serial number would be the combination - I ve been in the business for over 40 years and I ve never heard that. If it was true, it would have gotten out pretty...

Locksmithing: lock problem, gcw, locksmith
gcw, locksmith, raccoon: Dave, These containers are NOT safes, it is simply a steel box with locks, basically to keep kids and raccoon s out of your stuff. These are cheaply made containers using equally cheap locks. Without examining the locks to find out what the actual...

Locksmithing: Locked Mccaskey Safe, galt ontario, rush street
galt ontario, rush street, mccaskey: Jeff, Obviously for security and liability, I m sure you will understand WHY I do not give out any opening information on this OPEN forum, to include drilling information or manipulation information. As I have no way of knowing who you are and/or the...

Locksmithing: major safe lower bolts won't release, safe company, top safe
safe company, top safe, inopportune time: Bree, If the lock doesn t unlock, then the bolt work will not retract. As you have indicated the safe was recently moved, the dial may have been wacked or bumped at some point. This can change your combination up to 5 numbers either way, depending...

Locksmithing: Meilink home safe dial is stuck, wd 40, excessive damage
wd 40, excessive damage, safe company: Steve, No, manufacturers figured out that trick around 150 years ago. All but the cheapest safes usually have several dead locking pins on the hinge side of the door to keep it from being removed. This safe has a three way active bolt work, with bolts...

Locksmithing: Meilink safe, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, safe company: Steve, You can contact the manufacturer to see if your combination is the same one they have on record for your serial number - however, as they have no idea who you are, or what your relationship to the safe is, they may not even talk to you about it,...

Locksmithing: Montgomery ward model 9001, plaster of paris, insulation material
plaster of paris, insulation material, heat resistance: Brad, These small safes were fire resistive ONLY, and not burglary resistive. However I think you are going to be dispointed after all of your hard work, stripping the steel out, only to find out you only have a couple pounds of steel. These containers...

Locksmithing: Mosler Model 01 GSA Rating, man minutes, surreptitious entry
man minutes, surreptitious entry, combination lock: Joe, This is an easy one. If the container has the GSA tag on the drawer that indicates the levels that it WILL meet, and they match what your requirements are, then you are good. If the container does NOT have the tag on the container, then it doesn...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, feasible method, excessive damage
feasible method, excessive damage, mechanical problems: Fran, Here are a couple companies that I would recommend in your area. You can discuss your safe with them to determine what they can do for you. If they can t help - they may know of someone in your area they would recommend. JR s Lock & Safe...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, mosler safes, close ups
mosler safes, close ups, key hole: Forrest, I haven t had to make a key for one of these safes in years, so off the top of my head, I don t know what key would fit the handle. I ll have to do some research on this one. You might try taking a good quality, high resolution photo of the...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe in a bank, lexington kentucky area, scrap value
lexington kentucky area, scrap value, cutting company: Brian, Generally the cost to remove a door like this outweighs any value. Installed doors have no value, until they have been removed, cleaned and restored - ready for sale. Depending on the installation - grouted or cemented in place, it could cost...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe combo change, change locks, hold harmless form
change locks, hold harmless form, diy project: William, First off, I NEVER recommend this type of work as a DIY project for the same reason that I NEVER recommend using locksmiths for safe work. Lack of training, knowledge and tools can easily result in an expensive lockout. Combo changing on the...

Locksmithing: Old bank safe, locksmith shop, apples and oranges
locksmith shop, apples and oranges, top drawers: Yvette, I would be more than happy to look at your container to establish what you actually have. I only deal with facts, as in WHAT it actually is, as opposed to what it is claimed to be. If you can t attach any photos, you can always print one out...

Locksmithing: old cary safe, three wheels, beginning of the great depression
three wheels, beginning of the great depression, safe company: Josh, The Cary Safe Company was in business from 1878 until approximately 1929 (beginning of the great depression), in Buffalo, NY. Generally safes are only seen around that area, and/or northern California as there was a sales agent in San Francisco...

Locksmithing: Old Halls Safe, quarterly magazines, savta
quarterly magazines, savta, liability reasons: Keith, As I indicated in a separate email, I do not provide drill points or opening instructions, other than the dialing sequence, for obvious security and liability reasons. I have no way of telling who you are, whether you are a legitimite locksmith...

Locksmithing: Old Victor Fire Drawer, safe company, mechanical problems
safe company, mechanical problems: Dale, Sounds like you haven t correctly mated the drawer track to the body track. When reinstalling you have to slightly lift the drawer to get it over the detent device in the track, which keeps the drawer from falling out when you open it. If you...

Locksmithing: opening a Cary co. safe., safe locks, correct alignment
safe locks, correct alignment, drilling holes: Lamont, As my service area is most of Northern CA, including Roseville, so you would be in my area. I m usually in the Sacramento area once or twice a week, and the Fry s electronics store on Sunrise Blvd, has me work on their safes at least once each...

Locksmithing: Opening a locked safe, israli, eddie lopez
israli, eddie lopez, hourly charges: Julie, That sounds like a great price. I m in a fairly expensive area, and I charge $375 to open AND repair unrated safes, plus $105 mobile service charge, or $480 TOTAL, plus any necessary parts. Generally I open the safe as damage free as possible...

Locksmithing: Pro Series Safe, aa batteries, safe company
aa batteries, safe company, radio shack: Eddie, The audio jack port is where you would plug in the power adapter, which is usually simply a pack with 4 AA batteries and the jack. If you don t have this item, you can try to find a similar jack at Radio Shack to make your own. Try the zero...

Locksmithing: ProSteel Safe likely mechanical, fayetteville road, safe lock
fayetteville road, safe lock, correct combination: Chris, Probably the closest company that I would recommend would be: ADVANCED SAFE & LOCK about 45 miles away 864-229-0479 311 Center Street - PO Box 36 Greenwood, SC 29648-0036 The next closest and a better choice would be: Talotn Safes...

Locksmithing: Protectall Safe, open safes, number combination
open safes, number combination, combination lock: The locksmith is full of it. Is it possible to post a pic of it? Mosler used a couple of different locks on this unit depending on the year. Then I can tell you the dialing sequence. Typically it is 4 times left to xx, 3 times right to xx, 2 times...

Locksmithing: Removing door/Winchester safe, stack on safe, safe doors
stack on safe, safe doors, needle bearings: Jerry, I m not sure why it would void the warranty, other than most manufacturers have a caveate built into their warranties, that indicate work done on the safe other than by a trained safe technician or locksmith, will void the warranty . If the...

Locksmithing: Replacement of electronic lock - Winchester safe, logic board, connector wires
logic board, connector wires, standard protocol: David, While I understand your wish for locks to have some type of standardization , you have to understand basic marketing. Different manufacturers NEVER make their product compatible with another manufacturers product so that you have to come back...

Locksmithing: Replacement key for Sentinel Gun Safe, stack on products, safe company
stack on products, safe company, rand road: Jeff, I m assuming that you have a Stack-On Safe, Logo - Sentinel , model GCB-14F. First thing is that these containers are NOT considered to be a safe, they are considered to be a locking CABINET . In order to be a safe, it has to have a combination...

Locksmithing: S&G Combination lock, index mark, safe company
index mark, safe company, wrong numbers: Dan, I m not sure WHAT the sound test refers to. Note: There are ONLY three reasons a safe lock will not open, they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, (operator errors) 2. Incorrect combination, (wrong numbers) 3. Mechanical problems. While...

Locksmithing: Could a S&G lock spin in reverse (R/L/R/L)?, herring hall, combination dial
herring hall, combination dial, fire classification: David, Your safe would have been from the 1940 s or 50 s, so chances are it would have had a standard S&G lock, which dials LRLR. S&G did make a Left Hand lock which was used on safes with reverse or left hand doors, which did dial RLRL, though for every...

Locksmithing: Safe and age, detail photos, liability reasons
detail photos, liability reasons, interior detail: Thomas, I m not sure what information you are looking for???? you need to be more specific concerning your request. If you are looking for the history of this safe, I m not going to be able to provide this as there are no records anywhere about where...

Locksmithing: safe combination, magic bob, serial number
magic bob, serial number, tech support: Go to fireking.com for more info on your safe and contact tech support. If the company has never changed the combination then they may have a record of it. Have serial number and mod number ready. If it has been changed, then you will have to have a lock/safe...

Locksmithing: Safe Combination for Saga Saf-D-Posit safe, zhejiang province china, safes and vaults
zhejiang province china, safes and vaults, electronic co ltd: Morgan, Probably not. Saga Safes were imports, and I m not aware of anyone that has a data base of the original combinations. I have included the contact info for Saga Safe, but I don t believe that you will get a response to your query. SAGA SAFES...

Locksmithing: Safe information, pat march, mosler
pat march, mosler, safe lock: Brian, Manufacturers NEVER released information concerning combinations or serial numbers for obvious security and liability reasons. We establish possible dates of manufacture by comparing known dates and other items to come up with a possible number...

Locksmithing: safe lock battery location, kaba mas, digital keyboard
kaba mas, digital keyboard, lagard: Nancy, These locks will NOT lose their memory if the batteries are unplugged, even for years. There are no special keys to press, simply input the CORRECT combination to open the safe. Note: It is important you listen to the lock. Each button will...

Locksmithing: schwab safe, index mark, operator errors
index mark, operator errors, safe lock: Chris, Generally the second mark is a service index, used by the safe technician for service and changing the combination. Because some locks are hand change type locks, even though the lock doesn t require the mark, many dials still have it as the dials...

Locksmithing: secure ram lock, couple reasons, key pad
couple reasons, key pad, prong: Mr. Watkins, What is your question??? I don t try to repair items like this for a couple reasons, first, usually my hourly fee cost more than a replacement key pad, and second, when I touch something, customers usually expect some ridiculous warranty....

Locksmithing: Sentry Safe Gap, sentry safes, insulation material
sentry safes, insulation material, pot metal: James, I m not sure what worth the money means. I would assume it means that in the event of a burglary, even if the safe is destroyed, your stuff, is still inside. Or in the event of a fire, even if the safe is destroyed, your stuff (documents) are...

Locksmithing: Star Safe, hash marks, star floor
hash marks, star floor, educated guess: Todd, If your serial number is before 370940, the factory will not have any information concerning this safe. If it is after this serial number, we can give them a try, however, I have a combination request form which needs to be filled out before they...

Locksmithing: Unlocking a Chubb combination safe, three wheels, lever assembly
three wheels, lever assembly, index mark: Peter, All of the dialing instructions are looking at the dial. If you are looking at the wheel pack (lock), it would be reversed. Don t confuse yourself by trying to transpose the lefts and rights. Simply turn the dial as in my instructions while...

Locksmithing: Victor Fireproof file handle replacement, millcreek road, aluminum piece
millcreek road, aluminum piece, wholesale service: Keala, Fire resistive file cabinets and similar equipment was still manufactured under this name, out of the Marietta, Ohio facility until 1987 when it was acquired by “Turn-10 Wholesale”. Items manufactured with the Victor label are now made by FireKing...

Locksmithing: Victor Patent Safes, vault service, three times
vault service, three times, locks: Victor used a couple of different locks on their safes. Does your safe have a handle as well as a dial on it? First, let s make sure you re dialing the combination correctly. To dial the combination you have: Turn the dial clockwise (Right) until...

Locksmithing: victor safe, safe companies, diy projects
safe companies, diy projects, safe company: Frank, Manufacturers never released schematics or diagrams of their locks for obvious security and iability reasons. My recommendation would be to have a local safe companies service tech, reassemble the lock correctly for you. Note: I never recommend...

Locksmithing: yale safe, detail photos, interior detail
detail photos, interior detail, historical perspective: Roy, Yale was a lock manufacturer, NOT a safe manufacturer. Without seeing the safe, I have no idea of who made it, and/or what condition it is in, so obviously I can t appraise it. I would be more than happy to look at the safe for you. In order...

Locksmithing: York 4 Draw Class D File Cabinet, safe company, donna donna
safe company, donna donna, safe lock: Donna, The York Safe & Lock Company has been out of business since 1959. Parts are NOT available. In order to replace the broken or damaged one, replacement parts would have to be fabricated. Depending on the lock installed, a replacment MAY be...

Locksmithing: cole safe
Carl, I m not sure what you were calculating , but manufacturers NEVER associated combinations with serial numbers or any other number that they placed on a container, for obvious security and liability reasons. If the numbers were written by a previous...

Locksmithing: cosmo world safe key
Debbie, the original manufacturer is Tocabi (Japan), the importer was Cosmo Electronics and the marketing logo was Cosmo World Safe Co. To my knowledge Tocabi - liquidated (went out of business) between 7-10 years ago. These safes were originally...

Locksmithing: Cramer Bros. Safe
Ron, Basic History: J.W. Cramer traveled from West Virginia to Kansas City, MO in 1886 to establish the Cramer Bros. Safe Company, after the devastating 1871 Chicago Fire, to provide both Burglary & Fire resistive safes. In 1940 the safe division was...

Locksmithing: Diebold Fire Insulated cabinet
Hi Kay, The weight would depend on how big it is????? As you didn t give me any dimensions or sizes, I would have trouble guessing. Sorry, my wife broke my crystal ball about the same time she killed my money tree! :) The Safe Manufacturers National...

Locksmithing: Eastern Research and Engineering Safe
John, Probably the most dangerous or harmful substance in that safe would be the stale air inside the safe. This manufacturer and most manufacturers did NOT use any harmful or dangerous substances. The number of companies that used asbestos (for instance)...

Locksmithing: Hall's Safe Co Safe Identification
Aidan, Sorry, but very few safe companies labeled their safes prior to 1930. After WWII, it became more popular as more companies were taking advantage of advertising, and being able to say that YOUR safe was better than someone else s, because of the...

Locksmithing: info. on mosler safe
Darren, I would be happy to look at your safe to answer any questions that you have about it. In order to answer specific questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full exterior and interior....

Locksmithing: interior safe removal
Kevin, yeah, the wood is probably glued down. Usually they would hand fit everything, and then glue the heck out of it. Very few nails or screws were ever used. If your pallet jack doesn t quite fit, you might try straddling two wheels, across...

Locksmithing: John D Brush Co safe
Bob, John D. Brush and his brother-in-law Willard Punnett began making safes in 1930 as the Brush-Punnett Company. In 1943 after purchasing his sister s and brother-in-law s interest, John D. Brush became the sole owner and the name of the company became...

Locksmithing: Lagard 3000 Safe
Most safe locks don t know if the safe is open or closed. The safe lock was made by Lagard. Do you know who made the safe? You may have a bad digit on the keypad. Try changing the combination to a single digit. 000000 old code 222222 222222 ...

Locksmithing: Lord safe
Jon, yes, you will need a safe technician from a local safe company. I would not recommend using anyone who is not familiar with this type of safe orwho Iindicates that it might be ruined. I generally do not recommend using locksmiths for safe work,...

Locksmithing: Marks lockset won't operate with key, Toronto Locksmith, East york Locksmith
Toronto Locksmith, East york Locksmith, beaches Locksmith: Some images of the gate and lock might help to more accurately identify what you have and what your potential problem might be. Generally these locks have to be unlocked and the gate open to remove or service it, I know in your situation that may seems...

Locksmithing: Mosler 2 drawer and 5 drawer GSA Safe
Bill, You are correct, DO NOT disassemble the tracks or slides. Replacement slides are no longer available. But that doesn t mean that you can t remove the drawer FROM the slides. You will need to look carefully at the drawer to see how it is attached...

Locksmithing: Mosler keyed lock replacement
Richard, Yes, a local locksmith should be able to fix you up with some keys. Note: Not a key cutter or mobile locksmith, you want an actual, brick & mortar, locksmith shop that has been in business for a number of years. The older better equipped...

Locksmithing: Mosler Vault in National Guard Armory
Gabriel, If you are going to be working with the safe locks for your unit, changing combinations or potentially teaching others how to do the work, I would recommend that you either stay in touch with the DOD Lock Program, or request to be added to their...

Locksmithing: old yale lock, Locksmith toronto, toronto locksmith
Locksmith toronto, toronto locksmith, Antique Locks: If this is the lock in the picture, off the door take it into a locksmith shop. It will take minutes to shim open and decode to have keys cut by code or re-key to new codes. If it was still installed on a locked door it might have taken some time to pick...

Locksmithing: Opening Sequence For a Bernardini
King, Glad it worked, if you have any other questions feel free to run them by me. Note: Bernardini s are notorious for developing hinge problems. If yours doesn t have any yet, then make sure you get the hinges serviced on a regular basis, as well...

Locksmithing: Question About safe
There are usually 2 different keys for that safe. They each only turn one way. One turns to the right and is used with the code to open the safe. The other one turns to the left and bypasses the electronics and you can open the safe. Once it is open...

Locksmithing: Safe
James, The safe appears to be a Sentry Safe (John D. Brush Co, Rochester, NY). You can contact them at: www.sentrysafe.com or by calling them at: 1-800-828-1438 customer service Note: They won t be able to help you until you provide them...

Locksmithing: safe
Jerald, Montgomery Ward s safes were simply relabeled or logo safes. They were manufactured by several different manufacturers, including Meilink & several imports. Without knowing what you actually have I can t point you in any particular direction....

Locksmithing: safe value
Steve, Without even seeing your safe, I can give you some basic values. Your Mosler safe is pre-1960 s, as such it is over 50 years old and does not meet ANY current standards for fire and this is NOT a burglary resistive safe. The Class C rating...

Locksmithing: Saga Saf D Posit
I do not have this model in stock so I am not at liberty to comment on it s cost , if you are in the market for a safe I recommend visiting local service providers in your area who can best advise you on available products that will delivery the greatest...

Locksmithing: Sears Roebuck safe without combination
Stac, TOWER was simply the Sears brand name of safes that Sears sold, and NOT a manufacturers name. Several companies sold safes to Sears that were all labeled Tower safe. Unfortunately, Sears has no original records, and most of the companies that...

Locksmithing: specs
Deep, Manufacturer is Bumil, though it is imported and relabeled as a Star (AMSEC) product. You didn t provide any size or product model, nor what information that you are looking for, so I can t give you any specifics, other than this is an imported...

Locksmithing: Can't open a floor safe
Quik, If you email me at my work email, I will send you a combination search request form, to allow us to have the factory search their records for the combination that your safe left the factory set on. I m not sure where you came up with the idea of...

Locksmithing: Tilton Mcfarland Safe
Fred, Yes we do, and Watsonville is in our service area. Problem is that I won t be making a key for your safe, at your house. First question - is the safe currently open, or locked closed??? If it is closed, then we will need to open it up first....

Locksmithing: Victor Fire Master Jr. Cabinet
Robert, I would have recommended against drilling a lock which may be hard to replace, unless it was already damaged or non-repairable. Many of the companies which manufactured locks for older companies have either ceased production of locks which are...

Locksmithing: Allied-Gary Safe - What It's Worth
Elaine, Your safe is not an antique, so touching up the paint causes no problems. As far as the value of the safe, obviously without seeing it I have no idea of what its current condition is or what is value might be. From the safes serial number,...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe
Hi Elmer, it would depend on what lock is installed. CARY used 7 different locks. In general you should be able to determine the current combination by dialing the correct sequence and observing the wheels. If you are trying to reset the combination,...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe
Robert, Manufacturers never publish any info concerning serial numbers or combinations for obvious security and liability reasons. As this company has been out of business since about 1929, this limits your options for opening the safe. Based on your...

Locksmithing: COBINATION
Melvin, sorry but 0 is not the starting point, there really is no starting point, if you need it use it , just as long as you understand that starting at 0 is for YOUR benefit, and NOT the locks. The dialing sequence for locks on Invincible Cabinets...

Locksmithing: cosmo safe
Gary, Sorry but there are no parts available for this obsolete container. If you read the answer in the indicated link , then you have pretty much all of the information that is available. Your only real options would be to have it opened by a safe...

Locksmithing: Diplomat Safe
Edward, Here is the current info that I have for them, though this MAY be a distributor. About Diplomat Safes In 1982 a small company was founded in Busan, Korea, named Diplomat safe ltd. At the time when all the local safe makers were in a deep...

Locksmithing: Diplomat-Senator safe
Edward, If it will not operate, then it may still be bad batteries, or it may be a bad lock. Change the batteries again and ensure that they are fresh. If it still won t function, then you may need to call a safe technician from a local safe company....

Locksmithing: Eversef rekeying
Do you see the knob retainer through the hole? On some of these you need to turn the knob until you can see/feel the retainer through the poke hole. You also may need to turn the key 90 degrees for the retainer to depress. Are you trying to do this on...

Locksmithing: Replacement Yale internal safe lock
Locksmithing: Replacement Yale internal safe lock

Locksmithing: finding right size doorknob
If you are looking for a low profile Knob you could try a Schlage Plymouth knob. There should be a manufacture name on the face of the latch to identify what you have, If you have a decent Deadbolt forget about buying a keyed knob it only poses the risk of...

Locksmithing: Frontier Gun Safe - Wheel opening mech. spinning freely
Rosemary, While the simple answer is YES , without actually seeing or working on the safe, I can t answer what it will entail. There are ONLY three reasons that a safe lock will not open, in order they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, operator...

Locksmithing: general Diebold safe questions
Brenda, I can guarantee you that this safe is NOT 5 tons, while it would weigh in around 3500 lbs, UNLESS it has a bankers or Jewelers interior, I doubt that it would weigh more than this. The rounded corners refers to the DOORs, NOT the body of the...

Locksmithing: GRAND DAD'S YALE FLOOR SAFE
Daniel, While there were a couple safe companies that went under the YALE name, the majority of safes with YALE on the dial were NOT Yale safes. A lot of manufacturers simply used locks manufactured by Yale on their safes. So for beginners, we...

Locksmithing: Key(s)
Hello Chris, You are the only one I know of that can read, thanks! I m not aware of that brand so I don t know which key it would likely use. Generally with broken keys the best thing to do is to take it to a local locksmith shop where they can see...

Locksmithing: La Gard electronic lock keypad replacement
Hi Anne, If you have an older style keypad, the cable is hardwired into the circuit board of the keypad. The cable feeds through the door from the keypad, and plugs into a matching socket in the lock. when you indicate finding a Matching keypad on...

Locksmithing: Old Safe Insulation
Dana, While Victor , was not known to use asbestos as an insulation, their parent company was! Remington-Rand, Safe Cabinet Laboratories, and I would venture - any Victor containers made in the Marrieta, OH facility SHOULD be considered to possibly...

Locksmithing: Quality of a safe
David, No, this is an inexpensive (cheap quality) fire resistive ONLY, safe, made for the European market. The majority of similar safes were made throughout the orient. They were made to be sold through chain stores or big box stores. To my knowledge...

Locksmithing: Remmington Rand 5 drawer file/fire safe
Hi Barb, As the lock isn t the problem, you will need someone that can disassemble the container, and diagnose the drawer problem. It may be simply something stuck in the drawer, no lubrication on the slide, or a damaged slide, but it will have to be...

Locksmithing: Replacement Yale internal safe lock
Hi David, Sorry the Internet is ONLY as good as the info placed on it. While you can surely search for replacement locks, you need to ID WHAT lock you are looking for. The more you can narrow down the item the better. I did look through my old locks,...

Locksmithing: safe combo change
Mike, Wards was not a safe manufacturer, they simply sold relabeled safes with their names on them. These safes were provided from several manufacturers. Chances are your safe was made by Meilink Safe Company. In order to change the combination...

Locksmithing: Safe lock parts
Paul, Sorry but parts are not generally available. Unless you have an old lock to use for donor parts, safe companies don t keep locks like this around you have to remember that we are in the business of providing security, and the majority of our...

Locksmithing: saga international safe-d-posit safe
Michael, The safe was NOT made in Compton, Ca, it was made in China and IMPORTED by the company in Compton, CA. As the importer has not been in business for at least 20 years now, trying to find records are going to be slim to none. You can try contacting...

Locksmithing: Sears & Roebuck Co. Tower safe
Travis, Tower Safe was simply a LOGO for Sears & Roebucks. These safes were made by several different companies for Sears. In general, the dialing sequence SHOULD be: 4 times left to the first number, 37 3 times right to the second number, 55...

Locksmithing: Simple cheap safe able to be cable tethered
Clint, While I m sure that the Sentry models meet your Inexpensive criteria, the reason that they are that inexpensive is that the sheet metal is so thin that it can quite easily be broken into. In general, the rule is - If the container is LESS...

Locksmithing: can't open safe
Sarah, I will either need to know what manufacturer safe you have (or more importantly the lock installed) to give you the correct dialing sequence. If you don t know what you have, then I ll need to see photos of it. Secondly I ll need to see the...

Locksmithing: test combinations
Brenda, I m not sure where you read that Diebold had Test combinations , but this simply isn t true. The standard 3 wheel locks that Diebold has used on most of their safes, has the potential of 1,000,000 possible combinations. The four wheel locks...

Locksmithing: tilton and mcfarland safe
Dean, After having worked on a lot of Tilton & McFarland safes, I can pretty confidently tell you that if your locks are missing, they are probably in some locksmiths collection, and unless you can find another similar safe to use for donor parts, you are...

Locksmithing: Tocabi Safe Key Model TB-3A
Hi Dr. K, Sorry but there containers haven t been made since the early 1990 s. The manufacturer is no longer in business and parts are not available. Your choices are either to pay for the keys, or to buy a new safe. Sorry, wish I had a better...

Locksmithing: value of mosler safe
Hi Danny, Sorry but you haven t given me any useful information to go from. The Safe Manufacturers National Association (SMNA) label was a testing agency, and has nothing to do with Mosler or the container. The information that it DOES offer, however...

Locksmithing: York safe
Ashley, Your filing cabinet is probably from the 1940 s or 50 s. The York label was gone by 1959. These items have little to no value. They are not collectible, and are not antique (over 100 years old). They are considered old office equipment...

Locksmithing: 1920 1-1/4" deep front door-- needs bolt locl
Hello Ginger, I m not sure which response you are referring to, 2006 was a long time ago. If you have room on the doors, a standard deadbolt should work fine, as long as you can find some that can work on 1-1/4 thick doors. 1-3/8 is the minimum for...

Locksmithing: 1970's-1980's Small Meilink Safe Fire Rating
John, You are correct. While exterior test temperatures may vary by testing agency, the industry standard is that INTERIOR of the container cannot exceed the 350 degree Fahrenheit (F). The reason being that paper (or similar items) doesn t char...

Locksmithing: adesco safe/ Please help
Hi Maria, First off, Adesco Safe Company is no longer in business, having been acquired by FireKing International in 2005. While they still use the logo , it is NOT the same company. Manufacturers ONLY kept records on the ORIGINAL combination that...

Locksmithing: Ahern safe
Yves, In general, parts or individual pieces are not available. You will have to buy a complete lock if you can find one. So first priority is to ID what you have. Ahern Safe was a distributor, not a manufacturer. We need to ID the safe and...

Locksmithing: Baldwin exterior door knob (does not lock, separate deadbolt)
Hello Larry, The latch has an internal spring that pushes it back out when the knob is returned back to its idle position. If the spring breaks or fails it won t extend the latch fully or at all. Remove the latch and take it to a local locksmith shop...

Locksmithing: Bumil Safe SD 102
Mary, Bumil has used several locks, however the dialing sequences are all very similar, though dependent upon how many wheels that the lock has. For most locks, the sequence is going to be either LRLR or RLRL, as: 4 times Left to the first number, ...

Locksmithing: Diplomat MC-350
Sven, Don t worry about or concentrate on passing the index mark, and/or the revolutions of the dial. Generally this is where most people screw up at. ONLY count the individual number, that you are currently working with, each time that it ARRVIES...

Locksmithing: Eagle Safe Corp safes in foundation
Ted, First off, I never recommend using locksmiths for safe work, generally they do not have the education, training or tools to work on safes without causing excessive damage and/or charging exhorbant fees. I would recommend that you give the following...

Locksmithing: Eagle safe dial replacement
Bob, Sorry but this company has been out of business for around 15 plus years. There are no replacement parts for their equipment. What this means is that you will either have to have a replacement lock and dial fit to your safe door, or you will need...

Locksmithing: Jj Taylor Toronto safe
Hi Gavin, This isn t a vault , it is a jewelers chest. A vault is a walk in type container or room. As far as the locks go, I ll need more info to determine what you have. Change key tools may/or maynot be available. As far as the locksmiths...

Locksmithing: kombinasjon to open
The only info on Royal that I have is for the Royal Electronic Safe Company in Hallandale FL You might try them to see if they have the original combination. Can you post a pic? Many imported fire safes are made by just a few manufacturers. They are...

Locksmithing: LOCK FREEZING
If you want to prevent a lock from freezing, you have to keep water out of it. It is the moisture inside that freezes, dependent on where the lock is installed and how exposed to the elements it is this may be difficult. To thaw it once it is frozen you might...

Locksmithing: lost combination
Fleeta, Well you have several options at this point. You can contact the manufacturer to see if they have any records for your safe, you can try dialing all of the possible combinations for your lock, or you can have a safe technician from a local safe...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe
Hi Debbie, Unfortunately there are a lot of antique appraisers out there that think they can evaluate or appraise anything. Remember the old Dirty Harry movie where Clint Eastwood says - a man s GOT to know his limitations! No one can know...

Locksmithing: need a key
Hi Duane, The Brinks Home Security safe was simply a logo d safe, manufactured by SISCO products - China. There import office is in Southern California, but contacting them is fairly difficult. The Company information is: SISCO Inc. 2835 E. Ana...

Locksmithing: Old Cary Safe
Hi John, I refigured some of the dates, which would place yours as having been made around 1909-1910. The lock that I would expect to find on your safe would be the Yale Y-6, four wheel version. The interior chest should have the same lock. Probably...

Locksmithing: Old Mosler Safe
Kevin, sorry but manufacturers never publish any records for safes. Once they are out of business the records are gone. You basically have two options, you can try all of the possible combinations or you can get a safe technician from a local safe company...

Locksmithing: old safe
Phil, You have four options - 1. You can contact the manufacturer with the serial number for your safe to see if they have any records for it. Warning - They WILL require proof of ownership, and they do have a record search fee. www.sentrysafe.com...

Locksmithing: An open Cary safe with no combination.
Josh, I need to figure out two things in order to help you - first I need to have the serial number to get an idea of when the safe was made, which will give me an idea of what lock is installed. Then I can possibly give you some ideas of how to recover...

Locksmithing: can not open safe
Donald, The code sequence WILL depend on the lock that you have (manufacturer). For instance if you have a: Sargent & Greenleaf (SG), the sequence should be: 1-2-3-4-5-6-# Turn handle to open AMSEC - ESL locks, the sequence should be: ...

Locksmithing: Opening issues for Excalibur Safe
Ryan, You may have more internal problems than you are immagining. When a safe is setting still, in position - the only movement or vibration is when the door opens or closes. Mounting screws and bolts will eventually vibrate loose, which is why we...

Locksmithing: Protectall safe
Hi Tom, Unfortunately, serial numbers are ONLY any good as long as the company that manufactured the item is still in business. In your case they are not. Here is the basic history: Protectall Safes were built from 1930 until around the early 1940...

Locksmithing: Protectall safe question
Hi. Is this a Mosler Protectall or a Sisco? Can you post a pic? Mosler made a number of different safe locks. Some started to the left others to the right. Try slowing down on the last turn around zero and see if you can feel a couple of bumps ...

Locksmithing: Removing a Schlage door lock lever
I ve been trying to find a pic or the Schlage manual on line with no luck. It is a Schlage D line Rhodes lock. The nut is really a threaded ring with four little flat post sticking up so that you can use their tool to unscrew it. They used to pack a...

Locksmithing: Saf D Posit Saga Safes
No asbestos was never used in these containers. The material was simply a Plaster of Paris or gypsum type of insulation. Also these were made in China not Taiwan (I know slight difference). If you are really worried about the exposure to the insulation...

Locksmithing: safe
How many numbers are there? The factory did not put combinations on the safe. Cary has been out of biz for many years. If there are 6 or 8 numbers, handwritten, it might be combination. It couldn t hurt to try them. Failing that, I would look for a...

Locksmithing: Safety deposit boxes
Hi Troy, Here are a couple places for you to check, though most companies have new stock to sell, one of these may have some older boxes. Socal Safe Company / Bridgeman Security Equipment 510 West Washington Blvd. Montebello, California 90640...

Locksmithing: shaw-walker
Hi Chuck, Possibly an S&G or a Federal lock. I assume you are looking for a combination, however there are no records available. If you want it opened, then your choices include trying all of the possible combinations until you find the correct one,...

Locksmithing: Shaw-Walker problem
Hi Mick, I ve got three companies that I would recommend that cover this area. There are several other smaller companies, but these are the guys that I use and trust. Los Angeles Safe & Vault (909) 620-5168 Robert Stabley about 25...

Locksmithing: Shaw Walker Safe
Kirk, Sorry, but using a serial number to contact a manufacturer for a record search would suppose that the manufacturer was still in business. Shaw-Walker has basically been out of business since 1990 with all assets acquired by SMEAD Manufacturing....

Locksmithing: Steelmaster file cabinet
Bobby, The combination lock also operates any locking bolts or bars. simply dial the combination, when the dial comes to a full and complete stop the door should pull open. The dialing sequence as written is: 3 times left to the first number, 15...

Locksmithing: stuck door
Hello Ruth, Since you already replaced the lock with a new one and it s still doing the same thing, I d first check the alignment of the latch (the tongue) with the door jamb and strike plate. It may be wedged in the strike plate causing your issue. These...

Locksmithing: Vintage safe
Ryan, The safe appears to be a Hall s Safe & Lock Company safe, manufactured around 1875 to 1878. This would make it an antique and NOT vintage which ONLY applies to a bottling of a wine or the year of a grape harvest. In order to verify the...

Locksmithing: Age of Diebold vault door, vault doors, safe locks
vault doors, safe locks, safe company: Gilles, If you have the serial and you have contacted Diebold, and they can t give you the year that one of their doors was made, I m not why you would think that I would be able to????? I have no access to their records, and manufacturers NEVER published...

Locksmithing: Anchoring safe to wood floor, mcmaster carr, plywood floors
mcmaster carr, plywood floors, vault service: Go to McMaster.com It s the site for McMaster Carr. They have 1/2 toggle bolts. Look at the internally threaded ones. Should be the second one down when you choose 1/2 as the bolt size. They should do what you want. They are stronger than the...

Locksmithing: my antique cary safe, vault service, spline key
vault service, spline key, change key: If it s a key change safe, of the wheels may have come unlocked if somebody accidentally turned the change key while pulling it out. Doe the dial tighten when you turn it clockwise and loosen when turned CCW? If so, the spline key has fallen out and...

Locksmithing: Brinks 5050 electronic safe, savta, programming mode
savta, programming mode, key hole: Hi Sam. Did you tell the locksmiths that there was an override key hole? Were there any numbers on face of the key lock? Often the manuals have a printed master code that they use as an example. Was this one printed on a separate label in the manual?...

Locksmithing: Business safe, burglary safes, custom safes
burglary safes, custom safes, deposit safes: Ted, Ok, the FIRST thing that you need is to learn WHAT makes a safe safe. Burglary safes are designed to keep PEOPLE out of the safe. Its ability to accomplish this for a PERIOD of time is based on its construction. Non-rated deposit safes are...

Locksmithing: cant get my safe open, excessive damage, lock smith
excessive damage, lock smith, safe company: Brian, I m not sure WHAT cogs are, or how they would be slipping. Probably the biggest majority of Cary safes (serial numbers between 89500 to 202000 - approximately), used either the Yale Y6 or M16 lock. These were virtually identical locks except...

Locksmithing: cary safe, detail photos, interior detail
detail photos, interior detail, historical perspective: Richard, I would like to see your safe to see what you have. With an 1890 patent date, your serial number is TOO low. I ll need to see your safe, the handle number, the dial, and the lock to verify what you have. Regardless of whether you need an...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe., wood shelfs, 10mb limit
wood shelfs, 10mb limit, detail photos: Jeff, I would be happy to look at your safe to see what you actually have, how old it is and offer an evaluation of it. In order to answer specific questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe Hinge Acorn Replacment, tin type, polished stainless steel
tin type, polished stainless steel, acorns: Jamie, I used up most of the ones I had during a recent restoration. I have a machine shop that will make replacements (solid not hollow), out of what ever material you would like and finish. Some of the best ones I ve seen were made of polished stainless...

Locksmithing: cary safe value?, safe locks, 10mb limit
safe locks, 10mb limit, detail photos: Mark, The weight of the safe will depend on what you actually have (design and construction), its not simply based on its cubic size. Similarly VALUE is based on what you actually have and its condition. In order to answer specific questions, identify,...

Locksmithing: Chubb safe, chubb safes, burglary safes
chubb safes, burglary safes, volt battery: Hans, Your locksmith as very eloquently indicated why I NEVER recommend using locksmiths for safe work. If you intend to ruin a safe, hopefully you are not going to pay him for his suggestion to ruin the safe. Professional Safe Technicians ALWAYS...

Locksmithing: the combination, security containers, three wheels
security containers, three wheels, cabinet security: Donald, Cole Steel made cabinet security containers , NOT safes. Regardless of having a combination lock installed, this does NOT make it a safe. As far as the combination, the lock has THREE numbers, not six. If you have the combination you should...

Locksmithing: Cosmo Safe model TB-3E, vault service, trip charge
vault service, trip charge, emergency dial: The hole is for an emergency dial. There was a mechanical combination lock override. The dial went in the hole and you dialed it open. There is a solenoid in the safe door. A competent safe technician can drill a very small hole and push the solenoid...

Locksmithing: deadbolt lubrication, dead bolts, deadbolts
dead bolts, deadbolts, medeco: Hello Colin, I don t recommend using WD40 on locks. Use TriFlo or similar. I never recommend using graphite, in fact highly recommend against it. The only locks that I d use something other than TriFlo arrest those that require specialized lubricant...

Locksmithing: Default factory code, Brawn Security
Brawn Security: This should be the link to the instruction manual for your safe. http://www.brawnsecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/InstructionManual-booil-digital1.pdf It shows the default code and the changing instructions. Dan Terrigno American Safe & Vault...

Locksmithing: diebold safe, overnight storage, steel thickness
overnight storage, steel thickness, container class: Gary, if the safe has specification F1-D , then I really doubt that it has 3/4 thick steel. While you may assume that the thickness of the walls is solid steel, it isn t. It has a thin skin of steel on each side, sandwiching in the insulation material....

Locksmithing: Dominion Safe, fairbanks morse, safe companies
fairbanks morse, safe companies, safe company: Mike, I m not sure what the classic safe means??? Dominion Safe & Vault Company, Niagra Falls, Ontario was basically in business from around 1916 until around 1975. It was operated for a period of time by the Canadian Fairbanks Morse Company during...

Locksmithing: Dominion Safe, herring hall, dominion 2
herring hall, dominion 2, cutting torch: Dan, I will be in the office tomorrow, but I ve got over 100 emails ahead of you, and I ll be out of town Friday through Monday. I m trying to get my laptop set up to get my emails from work, so I can get caught up this weekend, but if not I ll look...

Locksmithing: Keep/Safe options, dial area, buckhead
Locksmithing: Keep/Safe options, dial area, buckhead, dashes

Locksmithing: Falcon Door handle Removal, latch assembly, lever assembly
latch assembly, lever assembly, emergency tool: Hello Jeremy, Assuming that you have a privacy lock - one that locks from the inside with a turn button or push button and unlocks from the outside with a small emergency tool, a small screwdriver or a small nail - then removal should be easy. On the...

Locksmithing: falcon w series lock, commercial locks, lockset
commercial locks, lockset, retainer: Hello Bob, Those are standard commercial locks so using the operating key, turning it left or right 1/4 turn then depressing the retainer, should allow you to remove the knob or lever. If this isn t working, the retainer is blocked by something abnormal...

Locksmithing: fletcherdiebold safe?, lock smith, digit combination
lock smith, digit combination, sequence 6: Dan, Sorry to hear that - I wish you had contacted me before getting it, to evaluate it s value. Unfortunately, I feel that you are probably $800-$900 to deep already - NOT considering the fact that you may need to pay someone $350 to $500 to have it...

Locksmithing: Gary Safe, combination dial, liability reasons
combination dial, liability reasons, safe company: Frank, Unfortunately Gary has not been around since the late 80 s. They merged with another company in the early 90 s to form Allied-Gary, which was acquired around 1995 by NKL, which was acquired by FireKing International in 1999. While FireKing still...

Locksmithing: Globe Wernicke Antique Safe, globe wernicke, insulation material
globe wernicke, insulation material, cabinet company: Dawn, Well, I can tell you a couple items about your safe without seeing a lot of photos. Globe-Wernicke only manufactured safes from 1911 until 1917. Basically this company obtained several safes from the Safe Cabinet Company, and reverse engineered...

Locksmithing: When good safes fall on there face, yale lock, ann arbor michigan
yale lock, ann arbor michigan, restoration fee: Russ, Chances are the manufacturer of your safe was the J. Baum Safe & Lock Company This company went out of business in the early 1920 s. This is one of the reasons that I NEVER recommend people using MOVERS to move safes. While they are ok...

Locksmithing: halls safe combination change, flat head screws, combination change
flat head screws, combination change, diy project: Greg, WARNING: I NEVER recommend combination changing as a DIY project for the same reason that I NEVER recommend using locksmiths for safe work. Lack of training, knowledge and/or correct tools can result in a very expensive lock out. Regardless...

Locksmithing: hardwear, mother of inventions, vault doors
mother of inventions, vault doors, mechanical locks: Bill, I m sure you will be able to fab the necessary material. Unfortunately, manufacturers never publish documents or information concerning how they build their safes or vault doors for obvious security and liability reasons, so drawings are going to...

Locksmithing: Help Identifying Safe, overnight storage, china vietnam
overnight storage, china vietnam, photo thanks: Lawrence, Great that helps, Send me a better photo of the key pad, and anything on the inside of the door. I ll see if I can t come up with something for you. Send the close ups to me at: andy@securitysafeusa.com Any labels, lettering, etc....

Locksmithing: Herring-Hall-Marvin Safe Early 1900's, herring hall, large herring
herring hall, large herring, burglary protection: Rodger, Quit talking to your friends, they have no idea what they are talking about. If this safe is the model I m thinking of, it does NOT have a relocking pin, the device is a pivot arm which blocks the bolt work. The only way it activates at all,...

Locksmithing: HHM Safe, herring hall, vault service
herring hall, vault service, fire rating: Hi. That s a Herring Hall Marvin (the HHM) fire safe. It was not built for media storage. It should weigh around 800lbs. I would guess you could get at least a couple hundred dollars for it. It looks tall enough to use as a gun safe for someone that...

Locksmithing: Home savings bank, safes and vaults, burns co
safes and vaults, burns co, quebec bank: Juhana, Sorry but I can t confirm any information about this item. I only deal with safes and vaults, not coin banks or collectibles. You will need to check with other collectors of similar items, or associations that collect these items. One place...

Locksmithing: jamed slide bars, chris answer, diy projects
chris answer, diy projects, straight tail: Chris, The tin material is called a dam , used to keep the mortar or insulating material away from the lock. The dam is probably much bigger than you are anticipating, and the resulting hole to gain access will be larger also. You have probably activeated...

Locksmithing: Keep/Safe options, vault service, thanks in advance
vault service, thanks in advance, locksmith: Yes, it can be opened by a qualified safe technician. No, it s not like the movies where you listen for the tumblers to fall. Can you post a pic of the safe? Based on that I can tell you how complicated a job it is. What city are you in? I may...

Locksmithing: Kwikset single cylinder deadbolt removal, thumb turn, interior side
thumb turn, interior side, small pin: Hello Dianne, I m not clear. The method you are describing generally refers to removing a knob or lever not a deadbolt. Most Kwikset deadbolts have exposed screws, simply remove those to get the housing off. Other models of Kwikset deadbolts have...

Locksmithing: LaGard 3330 issue, mechanical locks, safe locks
mechanical locks, safe locks, digital locks: Charley, mechanical locks - ALL mechanical locks require maintenance - the more you use them the more regular you have to have maintenance. Just like watches require resetting occasionally to keep their time accurate, locks require maintenance, cleaning...

Locksmithing: locked safe found in our new home, excessive damage, star model
excessive damage, star model, locksmiths: Hector, Option #1 - we can check with the factory to find the original combination that the safe left the factory set on. You can try it, however there is no guarantee that the combination has never been changed. To do this you will need to send an...

Locksmithing: Locksmithing/1920's Art Metal Safe, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, art metal: Jason, Generally the patern will be as follows, and either LRLR or RLRL depending on the lock installed. 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time right until the dial stops. ...

Locksmithing: lost safe combo, vault service, trip charge
vault service, trip charge, steel pin: It more than likely has a Lagard 3 wheel lock and the last number is just where the dial stops on the last turn. A competent safe technician can do one of two things: He can attempt to manipulate the lock, which is opening the lock by touch and sight....

Locksmithing: Meilink Built Hercules One Hour Insulated Filing Device, patent dates, filing cabinets
patent dates, filing cabinets, filing cabinet: Candice, Antiques are OVER 100 years old. With a 1953 patent date, it would be LESS than 60 years old. Patent dates are NOT when it was made, it is the date the PATENT was issued, which means that the filing cabinet could have been made up to 20 years...

Locksmithing: Meilink Hercules safe, index mark, meilink
index mark, meilink, o clock: Dale, The lock should be a hand change style, meaning that you will have to dissassemble the wheel pack to recover or change the combination. NOTE: Regardless of how bright you might be, I NEVER recommend lock disassembly as a DIY project for the same...

Locksmithing: Meilink Safe Combination, wine harvest, number dial
wine harvest, number dial, safe company: Rossi, First, the word vintage has to do with the year of a wine harvest or bottling of a wine, NOT the age of an old safe. As far as the safe goes, while it may have been sold by the Empire Safe Company , it was manufactured by the Meilink Safe Company....

Locksmithing: Mosler CD 120 Group II, couple choices, digital locks
couple choices, digital locks, locking storage: John, Mosler has been out of business for 12 years and parts are no longer available except for used locks. I believe that I may have the back cover and wheel pack for a CD 120, but I know I do not have the whole lock. Your locksmith is correct in...

Locksmithing: Mosler File Cabinet Safe locks/replacements, safe locks, kaba mas
safe locks, kaba mas, dod requirements: Bob, extremely easy lock to install, which will mount directly without any modifications, would be something like the AMSEC ESL10XL or ESL20XL. While there are other locks which will work, this one would be the easiest lock for YOU to install. LaGard...

Locksmithing: Mosler GSA lockset, detroit michigan area, correct assembly
detroit michigan area, correct assembly, irregular surface: Karl, Thanks for the kind words but this is not my site, I m simply a volunteer here. Simply question with a simple answer, - the dial stem is cut to length AFTER the lock has been mounted to the container. All unmounted locks, provided with a dial,...

Locksmithing: Mosler GSA 'Post Office' design question, design question, skids
design question, skids, bad guys: Karl, ANY modifications to a GSA container will cause it to loose its GSA rating, and value. If you ever plan on selling the container, then don t plan on making any changes to it. on the other hand if you don t plan on ever selling it, remove the...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe, antique safes, locksmith co
antique safes, locksmith co, harleysville pa: Wayne, Probably the nearest company that I would recommend would be: Ed s Safe Service about 70 miles 267.475.6517 Edward Sellers PO Box 486 Harleysville, PA 19438 If you can take the safe to him, you can probably save some of the...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe Door, vault doors, insulation material
vault doors, insulation material, fire class: Brian, As long as the door is open it is not important if you have the old combination or not. Any local safe technician should be able to easily recover or reset the combination. I m not sure why you would assume the lock might need replacement without...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe lock, vault service, least three times
vault service, least three times, safe lock: You have to extend the combination lock bolt to take the back cover off of the lock. DO ALL THIS WITH THE DOOR OPEN! DO NOT CLOSE AND LOCK THE SAFE UNTIL YOU HAVE TRIED THE COMBINATION AT LEAST THREE TIMES WITH THE DOOR OPEN. So with the door open...

Locksmithing: mosler safe searl 24306-42, searl, scope
searl, scope: Do you have a picture? There are numerous ways to open safes. It s not as simple as drilling a big hole and sticking a cheap scope in it. Shop around. If you want to use the safe again hire a pro. Sorry, but I can t provide information on how to burglarize...

Locksmithing: national mortise door lock, mortise door lock, vault service
mortise door lock, vault service, thumb knob: You re going to have to separate the two at some point. I would start with a small, and by small I mean about 1/4 across, and wiggle it between the two. At that point a magnet may pull it out. It sounds really stupid, but some sort of sticky stuff...

Locksmithing: need apart, safes, bolt
safes, bolt, screw: Rick, I have no idea what you are looking for. Sorry, but your description makes no sense. Probably a better idea would be for you to email me directly. Include a photo of what you are trying to describe, or a drawing of the lock and bolt work, with...

Locksmithing: Need a replacement lock cylinder, remington rand, lock cylinder
remington rand, lock cylinder, odd size: Chuck, Sorry, but parts have not been available for these containers since 1955 (about 58 years now). Unless you find another similar container to use for donor parts, your choices are buy a new container, or simply install a hasp to use with a padlock....

Locksmithing: New/Old Safe, herring hall, gas tubes
herring hall, gas tubes, dangerous device: Bob, The safe is a Herring-Hall-Marvin Safe Company from Hamilton, Ohio, not a Hamilton Hall Safe. Obviously to answer any questions about your safe, I will need MUCH BETTER photos. The ones that you have provided are basically postage stamp pics...

Locksmithing: old bank vault door, gun vault, crescent wrench
gun vault, crescent wrench, bank vault: Casey, First off, VINTAGE applies to a bottling of wine or harvest, not to old stuff, especially safes and doors. As far as the manufacturer and/or age (when it was manufactured), I m going to need much better photos. the ONLY thing that I can tell...

Locksmithing: Old J +J Taylor (Toronto) Safe, mosler, old taylor
mosler, old taylor, ft square: Bob, Unless you have a DeLorean capable of time travel, I m not sure how you are going to contact the manufacturer to try to obtain the orignal combination. J & J Taylor was acquired by Mosler in the late 1920 s. Eventually becoming Chubb-Mosler-Taylor...

Locksmithing: old Mosler Safe serial #27808 model spec F4, safe company, avialable
safe company, avialable, good shape: Robert, An SMNA (Safe Manufacturers National Association) specification F4 , indicates that this would be a One Hour, Fire resistive, Insulated, File room or storage door. This is not a safe, nor is it considered a vault type door. This door is...

Locksmithing: Old type iron gate deadbolt, vault service, locksmith shop
vault service, locksmith shop, exact part number: Hi Roger. 2 things. What brand of deadbolt are you trying to install? Do you have access to a drill? Many lock manufacturers make a dedicated bolt for whichever backset lock you have. A local locksmith shop should be able to order one for you. If you...

Locksmithing: how to open a safe, sari sari, antique safes
sari sari, antique safes, safe companies: Sari, New York City has several really good safe companies and safe technicians. It also has some of my favorite safecrackers, and a couple that specialize in antique safes, which is fortunate for you, as they won t be simply interested in opening only...

Locksmithing: Qualified safe repair, safe companies, magic combination
safe companies, magic combination, central iowa: Tom, There really is no such thing as trial combinations . Manufacturers NEVER published or released ANY info pertaining to serial numbers or combinations for obvious security reasons. The info that YOU are referencing only applys to a very limited...

Locksmithing: S&G 8555, butterfly knob, spy proof
butterfly knob, spy proof, safe company: David, If you are talking about the dial with the butterfly knob in the center of the dial - this is an 8400 series lock, NOT an 8500 series lock. Locks are sold as complete components, not as parts. While I m sure that you may be able to find someone...

Locksmithing: S&G C-66 LOCK, hold harmless form, combination change
hold harmless form, combination change, combination code: Virginia, NOTE: I NEVER recommend combination changing as a DIY project for the same reason that I NEVER recommend using locksmiths for safe work. Lack of training, knowledge, tools, etc. can result in an expensive lockout. You can order it through...

Locksmithing: Safe value, brand assistance, herring hall, overnight storage
herring hall, overnight storage, fire classification: Rita, I would need much better photos to figure out the manufacture as the labels have been removed and the safe painted over. Unforunately there were a lot of manufacturers making very similar safes during the late 1940 s through early 1960 s. This...

Locksmithing: STAR lock, warranty period, diy project
warranty period, diy project, lack of knowledge: Dave, One of the first things that I ALWAYS tell people when they attempt to compare a safe or problem that they have WITH something that they read. I don t do this as a professional in this business, so I have a hard time understanding why anyone else...

Locksmithing: stuck deadbolt, cold chisel, schlage
cold chisel, schlage, hinges: Hello Edy, You ll have to force the deadbolt mechanism to move. This sometimes requires destruction of the mechanism - hammer and strong screwdriver or cold chisel. Removing the hinge pins may not help because your hinges may have tabs that prevent...

Locksmithing: UL BP-280 safe, model bp, ul specification
model bp, ul specification, underwriters laboratories: John, The UL specification BP-280, has to do with the relocking device. It is NOT a model and has nothing to do with the safe. It is simply an out of date standard that the relocking device was built to, and installed according to. As to the...

Locksmithing: Unknown Key, old keys, junk drawer
old keys, junk drawer, locks: Hello Sarah, That appears to be a key to a cabinet lock, an old one. There s no way to know which lock it specifically goes to so you ll have to try different locks until you find one that it works. Thanks for attaching the photo, it helps. Jame...

Locksmithing: Unknown safew, google search, safe companies
google search, safe companies, recycling center: Orlando, This safe appears to be a Pittsburg Safe Company safe. I will need much better photos to fully ID it. There were two DIFFERENT Pittsburg safe companies, the first was the Pittsburgh Safe Company, in business from 1872-1875, with litgation...

Locksmithing: Unsure of dialing sequence, index mark, operator errors
index mark, operator errors, safe company: Jay, If the lock is set up correctly, and if you have the correct combination, and if you are dialing it correctly, and if there are no mechanical problems with the lock, it should open. However if any of the above conditions exist, it probably won t...

Locksmithing: Vault Door Restoration, wetted surface area, dirt magnet
wetted surface area, dirt magnet, lithium grease: Paul, I m not going to get into proper lubrication procedures - this forum isn t a class room. I ll go over the basics that I use, and you will have to use your best judgement with your door. 1. Sealed gear areas, use a good quality gear grease 2....

Locksmithing: Vintage U.S. Post box combo, wine harvest, spare closet
wine harvest, spare closet, vintage piece: Tori, First off, I don t specialize in or work on postal box doors. As far as not finding much info concerning them, the internet only searchs based on the words YOU use to describe the item, if you don t correctly phrase an item the results may be limited....

Locksmithing: weight of safe, overnight storage, internet manufacturers
overnight storage, internet manufacturers, safe company: Joe, Safe Manufactures National Association (SMNA) specification F2-ND indicates a fire resistive cabinet, NOT a fire resistive safe. If it is a Data Bank then it was designed to provide really good fire resistance for DATA storage devices. As your...

Locksmithing: X07 digital lock, safe companies, x07
safe companies, x07, safe company: Roger, This is definitly one of those times where I DO NOT recommend this as a DIY project for the same reasons that I NEVER recommend using locksmiths for safe work. First off, this model lock is obsolete - There are NO parts available for it. Current...

Locksmithing: Yale Lock in Old Safe Door, screw holes, yale lock
screw holes, yale lock, door latch: Troy, The National Safe & Lock Company was in business from 1883 until 1920 when it was acquired by the Steelcraft Corp. of America. They continued manufacturing under the name The National Safe Company until closing business around 1929 (Great Depression)....

Locksmithing: Affordable alarm for safe that will inform me some1 is trying to break into my safe when i am not there?, home alarm system, prototype stage
home alarm system, prototype stage: The only only one I know of is still in the prototype stage. Sorry I couldn t be of more help. If you want to check back in a few months, it may be for sale then. If you have a home alarm system they can put a sensor on the safe and program it to...

Locksmithing: Bank Vault Door, mayes county oklahoma, bank vault
mayes county oklahoma, bank vault, faint outline: Casey, great, the more documentation that you can gather pertaining to the door, the easier it will be to sell it, and/or evaluate it. Though stories, without documentation, are exactly that stories. What they do provide is a basis for research. ...

Locksmithing: bedroom door locks, no screws, flat head screw
no screws, flat head screw, screw driver: Hello Carol, The answer the other person left is very wrong. There is a small hole in the inside knob, toward the back. Push a small paperclip into that hole to depress the retainer and pull the knob off. Now pry the rose up and it should now be completely...

Locksmithing: BOOIL BS - T670 SAFE, safe company, reset password
safe company, reset password, safe box: Ong, Sorry, but there is no reset password. If the code she left is not working, then it has either been reset, or it is not the correct code. sorry, but if you don t have a code, the safe will need to be opened by a safe technician from a local safe...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe, fayetteville road, restoration specialists
fayetteville road, restoration specialists, diy project: Molly, Based on your serial number, I would expect your safe to have been made between 1887 to 1890, though I would need to verify what you actually have to come up with a closer date. The lock I would expect to see on your safe (based on this serial...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe Combinations, cup cake, cake and ice cream
cup cake, cake and ice cream, number 48: Kendra, There are only three reasons that a safe lock won t open, in order they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, (operator errors) 2. Incorrect combination, (wrong numbers) 3. Mechanical problems. Generally people swear to God that they...

Locksmithing: combination reset, key pad, serial number
key pad, serial number, email: Jason, If you look under the key pad, on the mounting plate, their should be a lock serial number EL_________. I will need you to send me an email requesting the reset code for your lock. I have a form that you will need to fill out, and their is...

Locksmithing: combination for Saga Saf-D-Post 910, ruidoso nm, dial type
ruidoso nm, dial type, question thanks: From my contact that has commercial safe work done in your area: I typically call one of our partners in Las Cruces. Las Cruces is right at 100 miles from Ruidoso. You ll need to ask for Omar. 575-541-8817 They re really good folks. Perhaps if you...

Locksmithing: Debold Safr, overnight storage, local post office
overnight storage, local post office, safr: Andy, While the safe may provide basic protection - I still have to worn you that it does NOT meet current standards for fire resistance, and it is NOT a burglary resistive safe. Because it is on wheels, it may not meet what ever standards that Florida...

Locksmithing: Diebold safe value, actual condition, bottom dollar
actual condition, bottom dollar, ebay: Ginger, The only dates which are on safes are the Patent dates. These are not manufactures dates, and ONLY reference the date the patent was issued on. Locks and equipment could have been made up to 20 years after this date (possibly longer), if THAT...

Locksmithing: Difficulty Engaging Lock on Liberty Safe, warranty program, liberty safe
warranty program, liberty safe, diy project: Ian, My first recommendation (if your safe is only a few months old), would be to contact Liberty Safe, as they have an excellent warranty program. They want you to be happy with your safe. Either contact the Liberty dealer that you purchased the safe...

Locksmithing: front door lock strike plate, kwikset locks, latch bolt
kwikset locks, latch bolt, schlage locks: Hello Hank, If you buy a Kwikset lock it will already have that latch. Most Schlage locks do too. If you but the latch you show in the link, it will only work with Kwikset locks but again, the locks include those but it wouldn t hurt to check the box....

Locksmithing: drill points, liability reasons, safe company
liability reasons, safe company, vulnerable position: Kevin, Sorry but we do not give out ANY opening information other than the proper dialing sequence for the lock installed on your safe. We have no way of knowing who you are, or what your relationship or authorization to work on, or have work done on...

Locksmithing: Finding a safe that doesn't lock out after wrong code entered, fyshwick act, vault service
fyshwick act, vault service, kingston act: Nobody can sell you one because they don t exist. However, a qualified safe technician can mount an auxiliary keypad on the safe and put a solenoid inside or use the existing solenoid. Look for someone that specializes in safes. Here s two that I know...

Locksmithing: Fogot combo and lost keys, zhejiang province china, safes and vaults
zhejiang province china, safes and vaults, electronic co ltd: John, Saga Safes were imports, and I m not aware of anyone that has a data base of the original combinations. I have included the contact info for Saga Safe, but I don t believe that you will get a response to your query. SAGA SAFES - SAGA ELECTRONIC...

Locksmithing: Gary Safe Code, internet myths, circular floor
internet myths, circular floor, number dial: Sharieff, You are correct in that the Gary label currently produced by FireKing Int. is NOT the same company who made your safe. It wasn t that FireKing didn t retain a lot of records, many of the older records NEVER got passed along. As far as...

Locksmithing: hall safe door, quality hinges, motion industries
quality hinges, motion industries, liability reasons: Bill, Sorry, but manufacturers never published or released ANY information concerning their products, serial numbers or combinations for obvious security and liability reasons. There are no manuals for this type of equipment or this type of work. If...

Locksmithing: Herring Hall Marvin Safe, herring hall, safe company
herring hall, safe company, hhm: Lisa, You have two options available, you can try all of the 1,000,000 possible combinations for the lock, or you can call a safe technician from a local safe company. Cost to open the safe WILL depend on what you actually have. Non-rated & fire resistive...

Locksmithing: House Front Door Lock, self fix, kwikset
self fix, kwikset, turnings: Hello Jim, Without knowing the brand or model it s hard to say what the issue is. It s likely fixable but it may be quicker to replace it, plus even a repair may only be temporary. If you do replace it, choose Schlage (stay away from the F series)...

Locksmithing: johnson-pacific, wheel locks, liability reasons
wheel locks, liability reasons, hardass: Jeff, First off, as this is a general forum , I do not give out ANY opening information other than standard dialing sequences for the locks installed. Obviously I have no way of knowing who you are, and/or what your relationship to, or authorization...

Locksmithing: Putting a Kwikset cylinder in a Master Lock pad lock, pad lock, master lock
pad lock, master lock, padlock: Hello Nick, An A700 is an American Lock padlock that uses an APTC12 cylinder. That padlock doesn t have enough room for a standard cylinder. You need a padlock that will accept a KIK cylinder like an A3600, A3700, A3800 or you can go with a Master Lock...

Locksmithing: Librerty Safes S&G lock, operator errors, wrong numbers
operator errors, wrong numbers, safe lock: Mark, There are ONLY three reasons that a safe lock will not open, in order they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, (operator errors), 2. Incorrect combination, (wrong numbers) 3. Mechanical problems. The chances of the middle number of the...

Locksmithing: LOCK THAT WILL TRACK WHO ACCESSES, biometric locks, biometric lock
biometric locks, biometric lock, access control system: Look at Isee video or equivalent. http://www.napcosecurity.com/video.html It will take a ten second video clip of someone who comes through a door and forward it to your PC or phone. You could wire it to your clubs network which you already have in...

Locksmithing: lost combo numbers to my 2001 cannon gun safe, internet myth, mechanical locks
internet myth, mechanical locks, digital locks: Tom, I m not sure where every one comes up with this pre-set or factory or default combo s or codes. There is no such thing, it is simply internet myth and movie fakery. There are two types of locks - mechanical locks and digital or electronic...

Locksmithing: MacNeal & Urban Safe, safe lock, detail photos
safe lock, detail photos, interior detail: Jim, I m not sure where you got your dates from, but they are not correct. MacNeale & Urban Safe & Lock Company, Hamilton, Ohio, used this particular logo from 1891 to 1907, not 1903. In 1907, they were acquired by the Mosler Safe & Lock Company. ...

Locksmithing: MACS, depth chart, valleys
depth chart, valleys, locks: Hello Greg, A MACS is Maximum Adjacent Cut Specification. This means that key cuts can t exceed the number shown when the cuts are next to each other. Example - in your MACS 4 you can t have cuts that are 39743. This is because a 3 to 9 is 6 difference....

Locksmithing: Meilink Model 9042, index mark, operator errors
index mark, operator errors, safe company: Laurie, There are only 3 reasons that a safe lock will not open, in order they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, (operator errors) 2. Incorrect combination, (wrong numbers) 3. Mechanical problems You are probably simply mis-applying the dialing...

Locksmithing: Meilink safe, whitehouse ohio, detail photos
whitehouse ohio, detail photos, interior detail: Deanna, It depends on how old it is and what condition it is in. There are several examples of Meilink safes, which were sold by Montgomery Ward in the late 1800 s and early 1900s which are going to auction on the 30th of March. You can check them out...

Locksmithing: Mini Wall Safe, No combination, pretoria south africa, lil hole
pretoria south africa, lil hole, safe companies: Tim, This is a new one on me. It may be a manufacturer that has copied someone elses design, or one that was made with the logo for a distributor. Does the landlord have any idea where they came from??? If not, another place to check would be the...

Locksmithing: Mosler Model 12, ul listing, spec data
ul listing, spec data, additional number: Anton, While the container may have a model number on it, none of the available catalogs have listings for the older stuff. As this company was in business from 1874 until 2001, they had a LOT of model changes. As your container has an SMNA tag and...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, underwriter laboratories, overnight storage
underwriter laboratories, overnight storage, hand painting: Anthony, The Safe Manufacturers National Association (SMNA) only labeled safes from the mid 1920 s until around 1964. Class B , safes were basically 2 hour, fire resistive containers. As this container is over 50 years old it does NOT meet any current...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe, hold harmless form, diy project
hold harmless form, diy project, safe company: Tom, Your safe could be from the late 1940 s through the early 1960 s. Good news is that it is locked open. I NEVER recommend combination changing as a DIY project for the same reason that I NEVER recommend using locksmiths for safe work. Lack...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe and lock company, philadelphia ms, safe company
philadelphia ms, safe company, california manufacturers: Alonzo, The following two companies are about the same distance from you (around 80 miles), you can contact them to see which one you think is better. Mississippi Safe & Lock 601-924-4184 Bruce Tarbet 210 Maudedith Ln Clinton, MS 39056...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe Questions, metal wheels, detail photos
metal wheels, detail photos, safe company: Steve, I would be happy to look at your safe for you. As far as moving the safe, while it is on wheels, it is very heavy and top heavy. Any mistakes can result in it tipping over, with violent and possibly deadly results. If you don t have equipment...

Locksmithing: old safe, 10mb limit, appreciative thanks
10mb limit, appreciative thanks, detail photos: Vince, First item - we need to ID what you actually have to come up with some possible dialing sequences, and an age. Serial numbers don t have any value, unless you can ID the manufacturer. In order to answer specific questions, identify, evaluate...

Locksmithing: Old Schlage Lock Parts, schlage lock parts, schlage locks
schlage lock parts, schlage locks, demolition contractors: Two places I would look: Search for locksmith shops that have been in business a long time. I once worked for one that started in 1918 and we had all kinds of old locks just sitting around. Talk with local demolition contractors and give them pics of...

Locksmithing: PROTECTALL SAFE, overnight storage, bob kent
overnight storage, bob kent, safe company: Bob, The Protectall Safe Company (Syracuse, NY) manufactured safes from 1930 until it was acquired by Mosler in the early 1940 s. Mosler continued to manufacture out of this facility until 1949 when they closed it down, and moved all the equipment to...

Locksmithing: Remington Fire proof, fire proof safe, locksmith company
fire proof safe, locksmith company, remington rand: Denise, sorry but there is no such thing as a FIRE PROOF safe or file cabinet. These are rated in their ability to keep heat out of the container (fire resistance). Generally 350 degrees F. is the threshold that they cannot exceed to make the standard....

Locksmithing: Removing Parker Lockset, no screws, lockset
no screws, lockset, interior side: Hello John, There should be a small hole toward the back of the inside knob. Using a small probe (paperclip or similar) press down in that hold to move the retainer as you slide the knob off. Once that s off, you can remove the rose and access the screws....

Locksmithing: rusty star safe, safe doors, rust removal
safe doors, rust removal, safe company: Neil, While you can spray the safes down with a rust removal chemical, it won t get deep enough inside the safe to do any good. it may allow just enough movment though, to get the safe doors open. Second item - I NEVER, EVER, EVER recommend using locksmiths...

Locksmithing: saf-d-posit model 910, vault service, pencil eraser
vault service, pencil eraser, closest major city: There is absolutely no reason to destroy this safe to open it. A competent safe technician (not all locksmiths are safe techs) can either dial it open or drill a small hole, the size of a pencil eraser) and look inside with a scope to determine the combination....

Locksmithing: safe, cincinnati ohio, safe lock
cincinnati ohio, safe lock, early 1900s: It is a Victor Safe. The names above the door are probably who it was sold to. Victor was made in the early 1900s in Cincinnati Ohio. You might try searching the history of companies in Cincinnati to see if they show up I see these go for anywhere from...

Locksmithing: Safe, frank reese, burglary protection
frank reese, burglary protection, greenwich ct: Frank UL is only a testing agency - they don t certify any safes. When a manufacture wants a particular rating, they submit the safe to be tested for that standard. The manufacturer certifies that ALL of the safes built based on the TESTED safes,...

Locksmithing: Safe Combination Sequence, safe construction, index mark
safe construction, index mark, imgc: Josh, Ok, this is the extra info that I needed. These import safes use a fairly cheap combination lock. These locks can dial either LRLR or RLRL, however the combination is NOT the same for each sequence (because of lock design). So using the original...

Locksmithing: Safe Manuals Vanguard 2.0 & Sentry 1235, sentry safe, replacement manuals
sentry safe, replacement manuals, index mark: Nathan, Your Sentry safe should be fairly easy to get a manual. Go to the following web page to down load a manual for your safe model. http://www.sentrysafe.com/CustomerCare/Product_Manuals The Vanguard not so easy. These are imported safes,...

Locksmithing: safe on my premise, file cabinet, safes
file cabinet, safes, retail store: Mike, Call my office. We are in Hayward (about 20 minutes south from Berkeley. While Herman did make some safes they were also a distributor for Mosler, so the container you have may actually be a Mosler. As far as rekeying the locks, I will have to...

Locksmithing: safe's weight, document storage, jewelers
document storage, jewelers: John, Weight is based on the material used, and the type of safe that you actually have. A standard Cary fire resistive safe designed for document storage the size you have referenced would weigh around 1000 to 1500 lbs, while a similar size bankers model...

Locksmithing: Safe with Yale combination, underwriters laboratories inc, safe company
underwriters laboratories inc, safe company, excessive damage: Vito, This safe was designed as a fire resistive, cabinet safe for document storage. if it has a gun safe interior, it was modified for this. This safe is NOT a burglary resistive safe, and if it has wheels, it is not designed for weapons storage....

Locksmithing: Schwab Safe Info, cast iron construction, underwriters laboratories
cast iron construction, underwriters laboratories, detail photos: Michael, This safe is basically what we term cast iron construction due to the Frame of the safe and the frame of the door. These safes were designed as fire resistive for document protection. The Class A UL rating indicates that it was rated for up...

Locksmithing: Shaw Walker fire file, shaw walker, index mark
shaw walker, index mark, safe company: Kim, I have no idea what a double combo is???? Also, as you didn t write down the combination that you are trying to use, I can t decode what you have. The STANDARD dialing sequence is as follows: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times...

Locksmithing: spindle sleeve latch mechanism, spindle hole, diagonal installation
spindle hole, diagonal installation, mortise locks: Hello Margaret, Unfortunately it s unlikely you can replace the hub (the part that accepts the spindle) with one that allows for diagonal installation. Manufacturers design their locks a certain way and each one uses a different style of hub. Before...

Locksmithing: titian safe- value, titan line, manufacturers warranty
titan line, manufacturers warranty, safe co: Cherry, Generally the older Gary Titan line, has little value, for a couple reasons. #1 is that they are obsolete, and parts are not available. #2 is the size - they are too small for any commercial or retail use. While these safes may be ok for a...

Locksmithing: Victor 1910, sperry corporation, sperry rand
sperry corporation, sperry rand, remington rand: Aron, Obviously your expert isn t really that much of an expert if he thinks you can contact Victor - unless he has a time machine of some sort. Victor Safe & Lock Company was in business from 1885 until they were acquired by Remington-Rand in 1926. ...

Locksmithing: Victor Safe about 1900, vault service, trip charge
vault service, trip charge, safe company: Hi Bob. There are no records any more for the Victor Safe Company. A competent safe tech can open your safe without ruining it. He may have access to some try out combinations in a reference manual. These are usually a long shot, but we try them first....

Locksmithing: Victor Safe, index mark, operator errors
index mark, operator errors, safe lock: Matt, Well the photo confirms that it is a Victor, and it also confirms that the dialing sequence IS: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time right until the dial stops - open...

Locksmithing: Victor Safe with Combination But can't Open, index mark, operator errors
index mark, operator errors, o clock: Jarret, Assuming that you are dialing correctly, MY assumption would be that the numbers are incorrect, before I would even begin to think about mechanical problems. Litterally this lock is so simple that there is very little that (mechanically) can go...

Locksmithing: correction "Old" Cole safe., rust damage, overnight storage
rust damage, overnight storage, spray cans: Scott, Generally that s how most safes and/or cabinets are painted, use the blue painters tape to make it easier to remove. Shoot it with your favorite can of spray paint. If you choose to powder coat or some other process, I would have all of the...

Locksmithing: Yale/Reminton Rand Safe, remington typewriter, remington rand
remington typewriter, remington rand, sperry corporation: Frank, Remington-Rand was the merger of the Rand-Kardex Company and the Remington Typewriter Company in 1926. After their merger, they acquired The Safe Cabinet Company and Victor Lock and Safe Company - both fire resistive safe manufacturers. The...

Locksmithing: 2 questions, open safes, steel type
open safes, steel type, environments: Six sided safes are always better than non six sided safes. This assumes equal environments. Obviously if a TL30 is installed in a closet or corner where the sides are protected by concrete or steel type walls it would provide more protection than a TL15x6...

Locksmithing: art metal safe, jamestown ny, art metal
jamestown ny, art metal, safe company: Mike, While this safe will probably protect your documents in the event of a fire, we use 50 years as a cut of point. Safes which are over 50 years old do not meet current standards for fire protection - due to age, cracks, deterioration of insulation,...

Locksmithing: browning Yukon gold gun safe, dial combination lock, push button lock
dial combination lock, push button lock, yukon gold: Jim, Pretty much any safe can be converted to a digital lock - the key word is converted . Many safes are a direct retrofit, with a simple removal of the mechanical lock, and installation of the digital lock. Some safes require modifications - whether...

Locksmithing: browning Yukon gold gun safe, duress alarms, dial combination lock
duress alarms, dial combination lock, burglary attempt: Jim, The short answer is yes. The long answer would include a recommendation that you have the work done by a local safe company to ensure that you have no problems. DIY projects or work done on safes by locksmiths can result in a potential locked...

Locksmithing: cannon safe ts6064, digital locks, safe companies
digital locks, safe companies, liability reasons: Lacie, sorry but there is no such thing as a master code ! This is simply an internet or movie myth. While some digital locks may have a reset code , it is individual to EVERY lock - no two are the same, and NONE of them will open the safe. They...

Locksmithing: Carey safe with yale y6 lock, liability reasons, safe company
liability reasons, safe company, security risk: Robert, Sorry, bur for obvious security and liability reasons we do not give out any opening instructions other than the proper dialing sequence for the lock. As we have no way of knowing who you are, what your relationship to the safe is, and/or your...

Locksmithing: no combination to safe, american security products, safe company
american security products, safe company, excessive damage: Mildred, Sorry but AMSEC (current owner of STAR) only has records from about 370940 on. This basically leaves you with two options, you can test all of the 1,000,000 possible combinations, or you can take it to a local safe company to have them open it...

Locksmithing: no combo to a diebold safe, box shape, safe company
box shape, safe company, safe construction: Peter, If you don t have the actual combination, then you have two choices - other than destroying it, which kind of defeats the purpose if you have any plans on using it. Chances of it actually having anything inside worth anything is slim to none -...

Locksmithing: cosmo world safe TB - 3E, digital media storage, cosmo world
digital media storage, cosmo world, heat protection: Holly, Not only is it an obsolete safe but it was an import. To my knowledge these containers had no fire resistance at all. If it does it would have a label on the safe telling you what it has. Basic fire resistive safes DO NOT provide appropriate...

Locksmithing: deadbolt, hello bill, kwikset
hello bill, kwikset, locksmith: Hello Bill, Insert your key, turn upside-down then pull until the cylinder comes out. The clip that hold it in is about to fall off so you have to make it. Once the cylinder is out you can reach in with a screwdriver and turn the bolt to open it. The...

Locksmithing: Diebold Safe Hinges, shims, hinge
shims, hinge, hinges: You would be best to consult a service provider who can assess your needs onsite, I am puzzled that you would have so much clearance between the top of the safe door and the body that you would have room to shim the door up a 1/4 and the door would still...

Locksmithing: diebold safe relocker, nickel plated steel, winnipeg manitoba
nickel plated steel, winnipeg manitoba, safe company: Dan, Pretty much all of the Baum locks were similar, they were either their version of a Yale OB series lock, or a Yale OB series lock. I ve also seen a couple safes which were identified as J. Baum safes , which were straight tail piece type locks,...

Locksmithing: Front door opens from inside but not outside, handleset, locksmith shop
handleset, locksmith shop, latch: Hello Sue, It sounds like you have a handleset like one of these: http://www.kwikset.com/Products/Categories/Handlesets.aspx It s most likely that the connection between the thumbpiece (lever) and the latch is broken and those are generally not something...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe Open, zero 3
Locksmithing: Mosler Safe Open, zero 3

Locksmithing: Remington Rand Safe File
Locksmithing: Remington Rand Safe File

Locksmithing: filing cabinet, filing cabinets, matching numbers
filing cabinets, matching numbers, code numbers: Look on the lock, right where you put the key in. See if there are any numbers/letters there. You may need a magnifying glass to see it clearly. Look on the keys you have and see if any of them have matching numbers. That s the key for that lock. ...