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Locksmithing: How to remove a doorknob, flat screwdriver, hub assembly
flat screwdriver, hub assembly, expert type: Hello Patrick, Without a manufacturer name it s hard to say where to start but I ll suggest the following based on what you ve described. On the rose (the semi-flat plate next to the door) behind the inside knob, if there is a hole, you have to rotate...

Locksmithing: Run Audit Report, battery indication, electronic entry
battery indication, electronic entry, gas tank: Jerry, I never, ever, ever trust batteries, even if you just changed them with new ones! I ve found too many batteries in the back with low voltage. Always check them with a multi-meter to ensure they have at least 9.4vdc. Second problem, could easily...

Locksmithing: safe, yale lock, camden wv
yale lock, camden wv, safe companies: Sundo, Fortunately for you, the safe door is locked open. if it was locked shut, you could be looking at $350 to $500 to have it opened and a combination recovered. As it is, it is a simple task for a safe technician to recover the combination or reset...

Locksmithing: Schlage deadbolt removal, followup question, interior side
followup question, interior side, key hole: Hello Rocky, The face plate around the key hole should come off, the one that says Schlage. Using a piece of duct tape, press it onto the plate then pull. Under that should be the mounting screws. Try prying on the plate if the tape doesn t work. ...

Locksmithing: Shaw & Walker Safe, vault technicians association, vault service
vault technicians association, vault service, shaw walker: Have you tried Acme Locksmiths? 480-380-2263 2735 E. Main St. Ste. 10 Mesa, AZ 85213 They re members of the Safe & Vault Technicians Association. Let me know if you need another refererral and I ll make a post in my safe techs group. Any pics?...

Locksmithing: Sisco safe, nancy nancy, safe company
nancy nancy, safe company, mechanical problems: Nancy, Unfortunately, mechanical problems are usually hands on diagnostics and repairs. If you are dialing it and attempting to unlock it correctly, then there is possibly something (hopefully simple) that is keeping it from operating. Fortunately,...

Locksmithing: star safe, metal screws, star floor
metal screws, star floor, request authorization: Jim, First lets start with the obvious - contents! With the exception of a death , people DO NOT abandon safes, with stuff still in side. While it is a romantic notation of the locked up safe, loaded with treasure, it simply isn t the case. Very,...

Locksmithing: Can't open my safe, Booil Safe Company
Booil Safe Company: Danstan, Generally the key is NOT an override key, you have to use BOTH the key AND combination to open it. The exception to this would be the Korean safes using an electronic combination (digital lock), though in this case you would have TWO keys,...

Locksmithing: Tilton & McFarland Safe, drive pins, straight tail
drive pins, straight tail, correct directions: Ellen, Based on the photo that you originally provided, I assumed that the door was opened as it is NOT fully closed in the photo. As the design of the lock does not allow for binding of the dial when the bolt work is locked (lock bolt extended), this...

Locksmithing: Value of Dexter Safe, metal rollers, new patent
metal rollers, new patent, detail photos: Mike, Chances are the safe is NOT a Dexter safe, but a Herring Safe. In 1869 Herring & Company began production of a combination lock designed by Dexter. The New, Patent Champion was simply an advertising logo or statement that Herring was trying...

Locksmithing: vanguard safe vs 200, montgomery wards, logo production
montgomery wards, logo production, safe company: Donna, The Vanguard series was a logo production safe for Sears, NOT a manufacturer. Most of these were imported safes from Japan, Korea and China. Bottom line is there is no where to call to recover a lost combination. This pretty much leaves...

Locksmithing: Victor Treasure Chest Key, military discharge papers, locksmith companies
military discharge papers, locksmith companies, safe companies: David, There are a number of good locksmith companies, and several safe companies in Florida, however I would need a better idea of where you are located, to recommend someone. As you are NOT going to be able to obtain a replacement key , they will...

Locksmithing: Weight of a Yale safe, yale name, exterior measurements
yale name, exterior measurements, safe companies: Kenny, Sorry, without better information, and/or photos, all I m going to be doing is guessing. Yale is the lock manufacturer, and the serial numbers don t help anyone but the manufacturer. Safe Companies NEVER published any information concerning...

Locksmithing: X-09, operator errors, correct combination
operator errors, correct combination, wrong numbers: Matt, Sorry, but mechanical problems require hands on diagnostics to determine exactly WHAT the problem is. I could make a dozen guesses, and none of them might be correct, or the very first one might be right. Bottom line - without having the lock...

Locksmithing: 2 year old cannon safe, customer service department, special tools
customer service department, special tools, necessary steps: Raymond, The easy answer is yes it can be repaired. The hard part (bad news) is that you may not be equipped to do this work yourself. The majority of Cannon Gun safes use their patented Trulock internal hinges. Unlike external hinges which are...

Locksmithing: Antique Gary Safe, antique safes, replacement locks
antique safes, replacement locks, correct keys: Dan, Assuming that you HAVE the correct keys, they need to be operated in a specific order. 1. Insert the key in the nose closest to the center of the door first and turn it, 2. Insert the other key in the nose closest to the edge of the door and...

Locksmithing: antique mosler safe, mosler safe co, worth 1000
mosler safe co, worth 1000, liability reasons: Susan, Yes there is, however you will need a safe technician from a local safe company to open the safe, and recover or reset it for you. Manufacturers NEVER publish any records of serial numbers and/or combinations for obvious security and liability...

Locksmithing: Antique Safe Evaluation
Hi Dave, Sorry but I ve been married for several years now, but thanks for asking! LOL I assume that you are looking for an appraisal or evaluation of your HHM safe. Yes, as usual I m still more than happy to look at it for you, and as you already...

Locksmithing: baldwin dead bolt keyed on both sides removal, dead bolt, vault service
dead bolt, vault service, key cylinder: I missed the part where you already got the inside cylinder out. You should be able to reach in with a small screwdriver or stiff wire and move the part that unlocks the lock. It will take some fiddling but it will open. You may have to push the door...

Locksmithing: base of safe, kind of fish, car door
kind of fish, car door, service provider: I am not familiar with the mounting you describe and you haven’t provided any images, I can only suggest referring to your owner’s manual or contacting the original service provider or retailer you purchased from, or you could have a technician come out...

Locksmithing: BIS safe model BS-D1000, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, thanks john: John, Dialing sequence should be either: 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. If this doesn t work try reversing the directions - or RLRL vs LRLR....

Locksmithing: cary hand change safe box, change locks, straight tail
change locks, straight tail, key change: Bill, First item - I NEVER, EVER, EVER 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 tools can and do result in expensive lockouts. While I m happy...

Locksmithing: Cary safe, antique safes, safe company
antique safes, safe company, what this means: Zeff, NEW????? are you kidding??? The Cary Safe Company has been out of business since 1929 and parts have not been available since around that same time. There is no such thing as after market parts for antique safes - the market is simply too...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe Lock
Hi Joel, I would be looking at around 1921 as the year your safe was made - so while it isn t an antique yet, it is still a collectible. The lock that I would expect to see on this safe is a three wheel Yale M-16. This lock was the newer version of...

Locksmithing: Changing Combination on S&G, surplus auction, diy project
surplus auction, diy project, cover test: Rory, Combination changing instructions assume that YOU already have a working combination. If you don t have a combination for the lock, then the instructions don t work. In order to recover or reset the combination for the lock, partial disassembly...

Locksmithing: cole file cabinet/combination box, combination lock box, little holes
combination lock box, little holes, bunny ears: Dall, the sequence you have is slightly off - unfortunately combinations do get passed along the way they are understood, and NOT necessarily the way they actually work. You are correct that this lock does NOT follow the normal sequence, however the...

Locksmithing: Dibolt combination safe, lrl, combination lock
lrl, combination lock, quick reply: A picture IS worth a thousand words. This may be a true left hand lock. A locks handing is determined from the inside of the safe. If the lock bolt point right, it s a right hand lock. On a right hand lock, the lever that drops into the wheels is on...

Locksmithing: diebold safe, scarborough drive, colorado springs co
scarborough drive, colorado springs co, safe companies: Kyle, Probably the two nearest safe companies that I would recommend would be: J & R Safe and Security, Inc. 719-282-0360 7857 Scarborough Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80920-7117 SEAHORSE Safe & Lockout Svc, Inc 303-775-2044 P. O. Box 2123 Longmont,...

Locksmithing: door to safe, infinite number of monkeys, hammer and screw
infinite number of monkeys, hammer and screw, hindsight is 20 20: Donald, Yes her attempts are pretty much futile, though beating up the safe may be a great stress reliever for her. Manufacturers figured out how to keep safes closed up from such attacks years ago. Obviously with enough time and large enough tools,...

Locksmithing: Double vs single cylinder and, double cylinder deadbolt, smart key
double cylinder deadbolt, smart key, youtube: Hello Hanne, Double cylinder deadbolts require a key from either side to lock or unlock. Single cylinder deadbolts require a key from one side have a thumbturn from the other side. Smart key locks are dumb locks. They are designed so that the end user,...

Locksmithing: mosler safe, technical details, shape
Locksmithing: mosler safe, technical details, shape, exact dates

Locksmithing: Finding code for J&J Taylor safe, j taylor, locksmith
j taylor, locksmith, serial number: Hi Andre, You are not alone in this most incredibly misguided hope that somewhere there is a list of combinations that can be deciphered from a serial number clearly visible on the outside of your safe, If you give it a bit of thought I think you would agree...

Locksmithing: Floor safe, paramount california, safe company
paramount california, safe company, liability reasons: Maria, Sorry but combination and serial information is only available if the manufacturer is still in business. FireKing International acquired the Adesco company in 2005. You would need to check with them to see if they have any of the older records...

Locksmithing: Follow up to question, beaumont ca, pomona ca
beaumont ca, pomona ca, temecula ca: Chancee, Los Angeles is a fairly large area, but I ll give you a couple recommendations - if they are too far away from you, they might know of someone closer, but most of these companies cover the whole LA area. Los Angeles Safe & Vault (909) 620-5168...

Locksmithing: Greenleaf Sargent Data safe, correct directions, index mark
correct directions, index mark, combo 5: Tom, First you do not have a Sargent & Greenleaf data safe! While the lock may be from this company, they did not make the safe. If the lock is a Sargent & Greenleaf lock, then unless it is a TRUE left hand lock the dialing sequence will be: ...

Locksmithing: Hand Change Mosler 302, change locks, surplus auction
change locks, surplus auction, release of liability form: Rory, First off, I NEVER, EVER recommend combination changing, ESPECIALLY if it concerns hand change locks, as a DIY project, for the same reason that I NEVER recommend using locksmiths for safe work. Lack of training, knowledge and tools can and do, frequently...

Locksmithing: hap hanson safe, sound business practice, mr hanson
sound business practice, mr hanson, detail photos: Terry, I did not say that the safe was Manufactured in Oregon, I said that it was probably sold by a local company, possibly using the name Oregon Safe & Lock . There were a number of companies in Oregon acting as sales agents for manufacturers,...

Locksmithing: HHM Safe Co Key Found, safe deposit boxes, herring hall
safe deposit boxes, herring hall, night depository: Sean, You would have to discuss its value with a key collector, but chances are the answer is no. These keys were made by the hundreds of thousands, and the majority of them are still around. Yes, it would be called a safe deposit lock key - but that...

Locksmithing: insecure about using safe, vault service, combination dial
vault service, combination dial, locksmith: It may just need service. The door should lift off of the hinge pins. Then just carry it in to a local safe dealer/locksmith and have them go through all the mechanisms. If it can t be repaired, then ask them if they have a used one that is equivalent to...

Locksmithing: Jammed 4 drawer Hon file cabinet, lateral cabinet, hon file cabinet
lateral cabinet, hon file cabinet, furniture supplier: Hello Mikala, I m assuming you have a vertical cabinet which locks differently than lateral ones. I ve not seen this before but I would remove the bottom drawer, reach inside and attempt to lift or pull down on the locking bar on the right as someone...

Locksmithing: kwikset titan doorknob latch jammed, needle nose pliers, kwikset titan
needle nose pliers, kwikset titan, vault service: Once they are broken they can be a real pain to get open. Try having someone push the door towards the closed position while you try to move the latch retractor (ears). Otherwise you will have to use needle nose pliers to remove it piece by piece until...

Locksmithing: lock, liability reasons, filing cabinet
liability reasons, filing cabinet, serial numbers: Wierdo, Sorry, but manufacturers NEVER published any listings concerning serial numbers or combinations for obvious security and liability reasons. To my knowledge there are no records that exist for these locks. Your options include dialing all of...

Locksmithing: Macneal & Urban safe, detail photos, safe company
detail photos, safe company, interior detail: Muriel, I would need to see your safe to see what photos I have available, which would match they style your safe would have looked like at that time. I would also need a better idea of where you are located (zip code) to see if I know any safe restoration...

Locksmithing: meilink / hercules safe, safe company, meilink
safe company, meilink, locksmith shop: Patti, There are ONLY three reasons that a safe lock will not function correctly, in order, they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, (operator errors) 2. Incorrect combination, (wrong numbers) 3. Mechanical problems Based on your description...

Locksmithing: Meilink safe, meilink safes, index mark
meilink safes, index mark, safe company: Gary, This is where they pour / fill the insulation material into the safe. They are NOT access ports. When the safe is originally built, the core and the outer skin are built separately and then connected together. This leaves a large void between...

Locksmithing: mosler safe, 10mb limit, detail photos
10mb limit, detail photos, interior detail: Mike, I would need to see what you actually have. Mosler changed serial numbers a couple of times, so by itself, the answer is no. Once I see what you have, then the serial number MAY help us narrow down the age of your safe. I would be more than...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe, class c fire, cn gas
class c fire, cn gas, mucus membrane: Pat, With the Class C fire resistant label, and the T-20 burglary (tamper resistant), the safe would have been built during the late 1940 s to early 1960 s. I m not sure what numbers that you are looking at on the safe, but they don t appear to be the...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe Service, casa grande az, albuquerque new mexico
casa grande az, albuquerque new mexico, wyoming blvd: Paul, I feel your pain! A couple years ago, I had to fly to Albuquerque for several days for a customer that have several locations, because they could not find a competent safe technician locally. There are several companies listed in your area, unfortunately...

Locksmithing: Opening safe, passport info, model number
passport info, model number, best solution: High John, I am very sorry but I am not familiar with the safe you are talking about and you did not provide a model number for me to search. The best solution for you is to call the service provider or sales center you purchased from. Or search the model...

Locksmithing: The Protector, safe company, floor model
safe company, floor model, override: Henry, You would have to contact the manufacturer to obtain an override key for your container. They are not available from any other source. If you can t contact the manufacturer or the company you purchased the container from, then you may need a...

Locksmithing: Remington Rand 4 Drawer Fire Safe, remington rand, drawer slides
remington rand, drawer slides, slide assemblies: Bonnie, Over the years various drawer slides were used, you will have to determine what you have and how it attaches to the drawer by either observation or by trial and error. One of the more common types used in this type of cabinet is similar to...

Locksmithing: removing a lock, exact model, outer edge
exact model, outer edge, missing something: Hello Lewis, Without knowing the exact model of Baldwin it could be either screwed on or simply pressed in place. I d try unscrewing it first if I didn t find any small slot in the outer edge for a screwdriver. If you can t unscrew it, it must pop off....

Locksmithing: Replacing a Welch deadbolt, external doors, mortise lock
external doors, mortise lock, deadbolts: Hello Cheryl, That looks like a mortise lock of some kind. I ve not seen one with that much of a backset so fining one is difficult. You may be better off getting a wrap wound plate to cover the old hole but that depends on how far the hole actually...

Locksmithing: Safe, number combinations, digit combination
number combinations, digit combination, time right: Tim, The lock that I would expect to be on this safe would have a dialing sequence of: 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 (should be around 90)...

Locksmithing: Safe combination, herring hall, floor joist
herring hall, floor joist, index mark: Tim, The locks that were standard on these safes were ONLY three wheel locks. While it may have been changed to a 4 wheel lock, this wouldn t have been standard for this safe. Also remember that I mentioned that the last number should NOT be between...

Locksmithing: safe dial is stuck, tiny mistake, wd 40
tiny mistake, wd 40, safe companies: Jon, You are lucky that the door is open. Ok, here are your TWO options: 1. If the door will lift off the hinges, then take it in to a local safe company to have it serviced. 2. If you can t lift the door off the hinges, then you will need...

Locksmithing: Safe dialing, herring hall, vault service
herring hall, vault service, floor joist: This was around the time that Diebold bought HHM. It probably has a Diebold lock in it. I would go with 4 times left (counterclockwise) to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, ( do not worry about passing numbers etc. just go to the second...

Locksmithing: Safety Seposit Box key, safe deposit box, flat key
safe deposit box, flat key, box key: Pat, I have no idea??? Keys do NOT have spines - who told you this??? While the key is most likely a flat key with no groves cut down its sides (like your house key). It will still have notches along one edge, though they would be square cut...

Locksmithing: Saga Saf D Posit Model # 1146, safe company, latter choice
safe company, latter choice, discharge papers: Donis, As Saga safes were an imported container, and as the company that imported them is no longer around, trying to find a listing for the original combination is not going to be possible. Manufacturers and distributors NEVER publish these records for...

Locksmithing: Seargent & Greenleaf safe, combo 5, seargent
combo 5, seargent, safe lock: The dialing instructions you have are confusing. Can you send a pic of your safe showing the whole front of it and one showing just the dial and handle? It may be a 4 wheel safe lock. In which case it might be 5432 last turn to 0 and then turn handle....

Locksmithing: Sisco Safe, locksmith shop, picking locks
locksmith shop, picking locks, safe company: Don, the key lock on one of these import safes, with a mechanical combination lock will NOT open the safe in lieu of the combination lock. This lock is merely an additional layer of security or for dual custody. While it is NOT a high or even medium...

Locksmithing: steelmaster cabinet lockbox combination, liability reasons, safe company
liability reasons, safe company, easy job: Len, Sorry but manufacturers NEVER publish serial number lists or lists of combinations, for obvious security and liability reasons. If they are not available, then any records are also no longer available. If the container is locked open, then it...

Locksmithing: Victor Safe, six variations, three wheels
six variations, three wheels, number dial: Matthew, Why yes there is a mathematical progression. Actually you can probably come up with a meathematical equation for just about everything. If you have a 100 number dial with three wheels and a drive wheel, the number of possible combinations would...

Locksmithing: Victor Safe & Lock Co., vault service, henry holt
vault service, henry holt, patent numbers: There s a couple of different things you can look at. On the back side of the door see if there is the Worlds Fair decal. It says something like Voted best safe at worlds fair 1907 So it was built after that. Also look for patent numbers/dates on...

Locksmithing: weight of a major safe, exact measurements, composite model
exact measurements, composite model, model size: Leonard, Sorry but there is a lot more to figuring the weight of a safe than just having a model size ! The 3016 is more of a size than an actual model number. Is it a burglary 3016, or is it a fire resistive 3016, or is it a composite 3016,...

Locksmithing: Weight of the safe, furniture movers, money chest
furniture movers, money chest, moving across country: Joseph, The weight will depend on the rating of the safe, AND any interior apportionments. Chances are this is a 2 hour fire resistive safe, so I would expect it to weigh between 2300 to 2700 lbs. If it has anything other than 3 or 4 shelves inside...

Locksmithing: 1190 firesafe with combo and key, key lock, correct combination
key lock, correct combination, firesafe: Tony, Generally there are two kinds of these fire safes, ones WITH a handle, and ones WITHOUT a handle. On the safes without a handle, the key lock does the work of the handle - unlock the combination lock, then turn the key lock to retract the bolt work...

Locksmithing: brinks safe model 5081 combination, brink, serial number
brink, serial number, brinks: If you have the serial number you can contact Brinks. These were made for them by Sisco Safe. You might also try searching for them. Usually all Brinks wants is a letter from you stating that you own the safe. The other option is to contact a qualified...

Locksmithing: no combo, safe company, safes
safe company, safes, serial number: Heidi and/or Olivia, I would imagine that the safe door is open, as the Y-31679 is probably on the wheel curb plate, on the back of the door. This plate (and serial number), is for the lock only and not the safe. The serial number of the safe should...

Locksmithing: Difficult to shut control drawer of GSA Class 6 safe, alignment problems, drawer slides
alignment problems, drawer slides, drawer slide: Robert, Sounds like an alignment issue to me. A number of things could be causing this, including: 1. items behind the drawer, keeping it from closing correctly. 2. items under the drawer, causing a misalignment in the drawer. 3. Loose drawer slides,...

Locksmithing: Diplomat 100 safe no combination number need help, busan korea, sims avenue
busan korea, sims avenue, korea phone: Sherene, As I am not the manufacturer, and have no access to their records, I m not going to be able to provide you with a combination. Diplomat Safe Company was established in 1982, in Busan, Korea. Their contact info is: Diplomat Safe Ltd. Address:...

Locksmithing: Identify a 'Cole' safe that doesn't look like Cole Steel?, safe company, excessive damage
safe company, excessive damage, steel equipment: Englen, I m not sure how to answer your question concerning it NOT looking like any other COLE cabinet??? The answer is almost self explanatory - Over the years a manufacture is in business, models constantly change, and this doesn t even include special...

Locksmithing: Identity of Safe or Lock, detail photos, liability reasons
detail photos, liability reasons, interior detail: Ray, As manufacturers never released any information about their serial numbers, combinations, or any other proprietary information for obvious security and liability reasons, having only a possible model or serial number does no good. If the safe does...

Locksmithing: John D. Bush safe, sentry group, linden ave
sentry group, linden ave, safe company: Mel, The John D. Bush company is the parent company of Sentry Safes - currently Sentry Group . Chances are they are NOT going to have any records or combinations over 10 years old, but you can contact them to find out. Sentry Safe Customer Service:...

Locksmithing: key, sets of keys, safe co
sets of keys, safe co, safe deposit: I would start with JP out in southern California. If they can t provide keys or the lock has been changed you ll need to get someone to pull the noses on the lock. This lock is a safe deposit type lock with one exception. There is usually a spring loaded...

Locksmithing: lost key, floral park ny, somers new york
floral park ny, somers new york, safe inc: Rebecca, I would recommend the following company: Precision Lock & Safe, Inc. 516-616-0854 Elaad Israeli 240 Jericho Tpke Floral Park, NY 11001 I realize that Elaad is about 50 miles away from you, but he is the guy in your area that...

Locksmithing: mosler safe, underwriters lab, number combinations
underwriters lab, number combinations, combination dial: Pat, Sorry but manufacturers never publish records of serial number, combinations, etc. for obvious security and liability reasons. Also, the information that you provided are from the testing agencies and NOT the manufacturer. As Mosler has been out...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe TL Rating, media safes, ul labels
media safes, ul labels, apples and oranges: Tommy, sorry, but you are trying to mix apples and oranges, The UL labels provide information concerning SPECIFIC items or ratings. In this case the Relocking device is an extra item, NOT required on fire resistive safes, to provide protection against...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe w/ 110 electric time lock, electronic failures, electric time
electronic failures, electric time, time lock: Richard, As Mosler has been out of business for over 12 years, this would indicate that your device is probably around 20 + years old, so it shouldn t be a surprise that this device has failed. Depending on the device, you may simply need to find a...

Locksmithing: Mosler Vault Questions, health science center, vault doors
health science center, vault doors, tennessee health science: Jim, That s a gorgeous vault door - probably 1920 s construction. Until the door, frame, vestibule and all the parts have been removed, and cleaned - it doesn t have any value. Note: Door and Frame are meant to be installed or removed as a composite...

Locksmithing: NEED ADDITIONAL KEY, cosmo world, locksmith shop
cosmo world, locksmith shop, key cutters: Sharon, After seeing the photos, I can t believe your locksmiths haven t been able to make you a key. This is a readily available key blank. While the lock and original keys were made by Security Corp (Japan), the US key blank maker ILCO has a blank...

Locksmithing: Need Help Opening a Safe, hot little hands, safe company
hot little hands, safe company, locksmith: Lee, The simple solution would be to take the safe to a local locksmith or safe company to have them simply pick the lock. Once it is open, you can continue to look for the keys, or you can try to have some made. Saga safes were a Chinese imported...

Locksmithing: Do not have the numbers to open safe., tiny hole, vanguard
tiny hole, vanguard, serial number: There s no magic way to open a safe with a lost combination. If you can find the manufacturer they may have the original combination on file if you can give them the serial number of the safe. A good safe technician may be able to dial it open or drill...

Locksmithing: old safe (safe cabinet laboratory), american legion post, flammable storage
american legion post, flammable storage, hazmat regulations: Mac, First thing that I would recommend would be for you to check your states HAZMAT regulations concerning selling of items, transporting or disposal of items containing Asbestos. There may be serious restrictions, depending on your state. Second...

Locksmithing: Opening an Eastern Research and Engineering Wall Safe, master bedroom closet, reputable locksmith
master bedroom closet, reputable locksmith, vault service: Hi Kurt. A lot of these guys are only after low hanging fruit. Drill em and bill em is their credo. Realistically, if you want to spend the time, you can manipulate this yourself. First, turn the dial 4 or more times right. Then turn left until you feel...

Locksmithing: Opening an Eastern Research and Engineering Wall Safe, master bedroom closet, sentry group
master bedroom closet, sentry group, safe design: Karl, Never spin or whirl the dial, turn it smoothly. As I indicated in the original posting, you are NOT going to count the REVOLUTIONS of the dial, you are ONLY interested in the INDIVIDUAL number that you are currently working on. For instance...

Locksmithing: Removing full assembly lock mechanism on antique safe, storage doors, swinging doors
storage doors, swinging doors, dial face: Kyle, In your first photo (lock mechanism), there is a small square spline key, sticking out of the center of the drive wheel inside the lock. This spline key will pull straight out. DO NOT twist, bend or break it. Once it is out, the dial can be...

Locksmithing: Removing very old deadbolt locks, thumb latch, deadbolt locks
thumb latch, deadbolt locks, no screws: The pictures did not come through, It is a shame that the only remedy your locksmith had for you did not really serve your needs, I can relate to your reluctance to have him revisit. 1.5 is kind of thin for an exterior door the standard on the low side is...

Locksmithing: Replacement Keys, hot little hands, picking locks
hot little hands, picking locks, replacement keys: Gerald, Without seeing the safe and/or the keys that you need I can be of no help either. There is no listing by key number for any safe manufacturers, any where. If you provide the manufacturer of the safe, I can possibly come up with the key blank...

Locksmithing: Russwin Residential Lockset from 1950's, dutch entry, spanner wrench
dutch entry, spanner wrench, lockset: Hello Stan, That looks like a commercial grade lock. Some of those were installed using a spanner wrench. It fits around the rose (the plate against the door) and allows you to unscrew it (the rose). I ve seen some that you have to unscrew the rose then...

Locksmithing: Saf d posit 1180, safe company, hole in the ground
safe company, hole in the ground, saf: Joni, This is why I always say that in general mechanical issues always require hands on diagnostics and solutions . It is extremely hard to diagnose by descriptions of the problems. Now that you have it open, I would ensure that it is clean, serviced...

Locksmithing: Safe, mosler safe, number dial
mosler safe, number dial, safe service: Judging from your query I am going to assume that you are not the original owner of this safe, as such I will guess that you do not know if it even opens ( you haven t indicated any knowledge of prior operation or how you acquired it )I have no clue where...

Locksmithing: safe lock, lockmasters security institute, pivot bolt
lockmasters security institute, pivot bolt, vault doors: Ronald, The lock appears to be a Sargent & Greenleaf lock. S&G made a slightly smaller version of this same lock, the model 6700, which had a patent date of May 22, 1906, which was a three wheel version and slightly smaller. The lock utilized a gravity...

Locksmithing: safe wheel pack, antique safes, aftermarket sources
antique safes, aftermarket sources, safe companies: Jo, I did look through my parts boxes this morning, and I think I have a lock that might work for you, however after looking through photos of old Stiffel & Freeman safes, there are some differences that whould have to be addressed to ensure its operation....

Locksmithing: Safelock 505, mechanical locks, digital locks
mechanical locks, digital locks, electronic locks: Garfield, The majority of the good quality digital locks use ROM type memory so that they do not lose the code during battery changing. Unless you have some really cheap electronics on your safe, it should NOT lose the combination when changing the...

Locksmithing: shaw walker file safe, shaw walker, combonation
shaw walker, combonation, safe company: Randy, Cost for me to come down to you, is going to be way more expensive than the container is worth! If I don t have a couple more jobs in the area, then I would be charging you an hourly travel fee round trip as a dedicated service, so you could easily...

Locksmithing: star safe combo request form, email
email: Matt, Send an email directly to me at: andy@securitysafeusa.com I ll forward one to you. Just a note: This will ONLY get you the original combination, that the safe left the factory, set on. If the combination has ever been changed, they...

Locksmithing: suddenly safe won't open, yale name, yale lock
yale name, yale lock, operator errors: Dennis, While there were two companies manufacturing safes under a Yale name, generally Yale sold locks to many of the other safe manufacturers in business from the late 1800 s through the mid 1900 s, so having a Yale lock on the safe doesn t make it...

Locksmithing: Unlock safe drawer, montgomery wards, meilink
montgomery wards, meilink, resource sales: Pat, There certainly is. You will need to contact a locksmith to have them open the drawer, and fit a new key to it. While you can contact Meilink to see if they have any records for your safe, as they are now a subsidiary of FireKing International,...

Locksmithing: Vault Door, time locks, security doors
time locks, security doors, locksmithing: Bob, you might try calling them - if you explain that you have a vault door from the early 1900 s that you are trying to get some history on, they might transfer you to someone that has the info. Emails are person-less , and will generally go unanswered...

Locksmithing: Victor 'Cannonball' Safe, st charles mo, ray hearn
st charles mo, ray hearn, racine ohio: Samuel, Unfortunately mechanical problems generally require Hands ON inspection, service and/or repairs. Attempting to diagnose a problem like this without actually having the container here are not practical. If you have the CORRECT combination,...

Locksmithing: Victor Patent Safe, fireworks business, safe companies
fireworks business, safe companies, number dial: Levi, First problem, you live in one of the black holes in the US, for having qualified safe technicians. There are no safe companies or safe techs that I would recommend to work on your safe in Nebraska - this means that someone is going to have to...

Locksmithing: york dial cabinet, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, time right: Mike, That appears to be an S&G dial on your York safe, so the dialing sequence 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 (should be around...

Locksmithing: 1940's safe, old dominion, safe co
old dominion, safe co, exact model: Like I have told so many people asking this very question, the value of these safes is fairly subjective and you would be best to post it somewhere like e-bay to get an idea of what a potential interested party would be willing to spend. A collector looking...

Locksmithing: 5052 Safe, douglassville texas, safe company
douglassville texas, safe company, fouse: Roger, Generally the key is used as a day lock or for dual custody (one person has the combo, another the key). Bottom line is that you HAVE to use the combination to open the safe. If you don t have the combination, your options are limited. If...

Locksmithing: age & value of mosler safe, cell phon, detail photos
cell phon, detail photos, interior detail: Dan Based on your serial number, I would place the date of manufacture of your safe, around 1908-1910. Without FULLY seeing your safe, I can t evaluate it for you, and I ll need much better photos. I would be more than happy to look at your safe...

Locksmithing: Ahern Safe, safe companies, safe company
safe companies, safe company, montreal canada: Wayne, The Ahern Safe Company, LTD began in Montreal, Canada around 1880 and lasted until the 1920 s. Arthur Ahern (A. Ahern) immigrated to Montreal from Ireland when he was 23 years old. He died April 30th, 1928 at 86. He may have worked for several...

Locksmithing: Allied-Gary ER 5030 Safe, weight of steel, sq inches
weight of steel, sq inches, container manufacturer: Alan, based on the manufacturer s data label, this would be a burglary resistive chest only. NOTE: Unless it actually has a UL label stating that it is fire or burglary resistive, then it isn t considered thus, for insurance purposes. The ER ...

Locksmithing: antique J. Baum safe, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, standard group: Doug, I m baffled as to why people think that they can simply google information, and then try to apply what ever comes up to the item that they are actually working on or have questions about. In the early days of computers and the internet there...

Locksmithing: Antique wall safe, vault service, wall safe
vault service, wall safe, lowrie: The number is most likely a serial number. Since Lowrie is long out of business it won t do you any good. Although I would give 40-4-15 a shot if it was written, not stamped on the door. The Lowrie is unusual in that the locking bolts are spring loaded....

Locksmithing: Bill Phillips book test, bill phillips, accredited members
bill phillips, accredited members, book test: I am not an authority on the standards set for your city nor am I Bill Phillips, so I can not comment as to the accuracy with which you have retained material as it is outlined in his text. I strongly recommend that if it is credentials you seek, to contact...

Locksmithing: Bill Phillips exam, vault technicians association, locksmiths association
vault technicians association, locksmiths association, mark bates: Michael, This should be fairly obvious: Question 1 what is wheel 0 ??? Question 2 no such thing as a dial change If you are interested in learning safe work, I would continue my education by joining your local or state locksmiths association,...

Locksmithing: Bumil Safe, key machines, charlie charlie
key machines, charlie charlie, laser cut: Charlie, These are not laser cut dots , this is what is known as a Dimple cut key . It is actually done on a special key machine (similar to a drill press), which cuts the dimples to the correct depth. Unfortunatly, I don t know of anyone who still...

Locksmithing: So. Cal Safe Company/Underwriters laboratories inc., underwriters laboratories inc, southern california safe company
underwriters laboratories inc, southern california safe company, california safe company: Fabian, The safe appears to be a Gary fire safe. It was not manufactured by Southern California Safe Company, they were only a distributor, and the name decal was for advertising purposes only. This safe is probably from the 1960 s so it is pretty...

Locksmithing: Cary safe
Hi Mike, I would be happy to look at your safe to evaluate or appraise it for you. 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...

Locksmithing: correct dialing sequence for a yale lock, yale lock, yale model
yale lock, yale model, combination dial: Randy, A couple items - Ely-Norris was acquired by the York Safe & Lock Company in 1912, though production of these safes continued until about 1920. The Decal on the door represents York s EXHIBIT at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exhibition...

Locksmithing: Cosmo Safe TB-3E, cosmo electronics, 6 digits
cosmo electronics, 6 digits, mark index: Paul, The 6 digit electronic code you use for your safe is NOT the combination for the mechanical lock. If you don t have the combination, and/or you don t have the emergency dial, then it won t work anyway. If you do have the emergency dial, or can...

Locksmithing: Deadlock, Thumb handle will not come off, allen screw, allen wrench
allen screw, allen wrench, little hole: Hello Dylan, Kwikset deadbolts utilize a set screw in the thumbturn, not a set pin. Insert an allen wrench into the set screw and turn counter-clockwise until you can pull the thumbturn off. Some models use a plastic retainer instead of an allen screw...

Locksmithing: Eagle safe - lost combination numbers, home safes, combination dial
home safes, combination dial, key number: Alan, Unfortunately the Korean safe manufacturers are notoriously bad about answering questions like yours for a couple of reasons. First would be security and liability - they have no idea who you are, and/or what your relationship to the safe actually...

Locksmithing: Est. Weight of Mosler safe, patent dates, patent issue
patent dates, patent issue, approximate weight: John, There is no Mosler website. This company has been out of business since 2001, and NEVER published any info concerning serial numbers, combinations or similar info for obvious security and liability reasons. The web page you are referencing...

Locksmithing: Est. Weight of Mosler safe
Locksmithing: Est. Weight of Mosler safe

Locksmithing: late 1800's Victor double dr safe, bomb disposal unit, felony charge
bomb disposal unit, felony charge, safe companies: David, You are correct that these are tear gas vials. While you can decide to do what ever you feel is right, I can only point out possible problems so that you can make an educated decision. 1. In most states, it is against the law to own CR, CS...

Locksmithing: Lg safe lock, 9v batteries, safe company
9v batteries, safe company, 123456: TJ, There is no such thing as a default code . Digital locks all come from the factory set on 123456 - though there are slight variations, depending on the manufacturer which include the # or C keys. Once the original code has been changed - it...

Locksmithing: Mosler and Bahmann opening help, yale lock, safe locks
yale lock, safe locks, indirect drive: Mike, The lock on your Mosler, Bahmann & Company Safe is the Yale 062-1/2, indirect drive, four wheel lock. The correct dialing sequence would be: 5 times right to the first number, 20 4 times left to the second number, 80 3 times right to the...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, detail photos, interior detail
detail photos, interior detail, ul listing: Mike, Sorry, but as Mosler has been out of business since 2001, and as they never published any info concerning any of their safes by serial number, the info that you have provided is no help. The tag on the front is NOT a manufacturers tag, it is a UL...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, mosler safe company, mosler safe co
mosler safe company, mosler safe co, beaver creek road: Linda, I do have a good company in your area that I would recommend. Protection Lock and Equipment 770-436-0302 Ron Snively 2347 Beaver Creek Road Smyrna, GA 30080 If Ron can t help you, he may know of someone that is closer that he might...

Locksmithing: Need advice on Identifying and moving a large mosler safe, safe doors, lb range
safe doors, lb range, document storage: Rob, Generally we don, t remove the doors unless we have to use an elevator and the weight of the safe will exceed 3/4 of the rated capacity. If we were moving garage to garage, we would simply use one of our box trucks, with a lift gate. Roll the...

Locksmithing: How to open safe., hot little hands, safe company
hot little hands, safe company, correct combination: James, Unfortunately mechanical problems require hands on diagnostics and solutions. Without having your safe here in my hot little hands, I have no idea WHAT the actual problem is. In general there are ONLY three problems for a safe lock NOT opening,...

Locksmithing: How to remove deadbolt with 2 round places the size of screw heads covering the screws., clock positions, tacks
clock positions, tacks, screwdriver: Hello Albert, Just so I m clear, you have 2 things that look like tacks on the inside housing of your deadbolt, right? Pry those off with a probe or screwdriver. If you have two things that look like holes but inside the holes are plates, insert a...

Locksmithing: Removing very old deadbolt locks, professional locksmith, deadbolt locks
professional locksmith, deadbolt locks, mortise lock: Hi Laurie You should do yourself a favor and find another locksmith, that cylinder in your hand is not going back into the lock given that it was stripped by whomever removed. I do not see any screws holding the lock in the door, (Which I might add looks...

Locksmithing: safe manufactures fire file cabinet, chiropractic center, safe company
chiropractic center, safe company, file cabinet: Hi Cindy, No you don t! Safe Manufacturers National Association (SMNA) was a testing agency ONLY and NOR a manufacturer. The Specification F2-ND) indicates that this is a Fire insulated container . The label should also have a classification of...

Locksmithing: Safe puzzle, TORONTO SAFES, TORONTO VAULTS
TORONTO SAFES, TORONTO VAULTS, safe oppening: The landlord has issued a challenge to the first company to open one of the two doors.” These are services that I do provide Professionally, I am Happy to participate in your Landlord s Contest provided that, either; A The financial compensation...

Locksmithing: Safe Puzzle, vault doors, vault service
vault doors, vault service, unskilled person: That is the time lock and it has run down. Are these vault doors locked? I don t understand what the landlord wants. Do they need to be opened or just serviced? Where are they located? If an unskilled person closes the door without the combination you...

Locksmithing: safe repair, sperry corp, remington rand
sperry corp, remington rand, insulation material: Linda, Sure - $12,000,000 Ok, that s just a ball park number, or possibly an out of the ball park number , but - #1 without seeing the safe, I have no idea the extent of the damage, and #2 you are talking about an obsolete safe and obsolete...

Locksmithing: Schlage M45, key cylinder, d line
key cylinder, d line, m45: Hi. Where did you get the M45 number? It s not a model I am familiar with. With the screw on rose it looks like it might be a D line lock Schlage grade 1 & 2 locks can be taken apart once you have them out of the door. It requires complete dis-assembly...

Locksmithing: Schlage Mortise Leverset - Remove, spacer plates, key cylinder
spacer plates, key cylinder, razor blade: Hello Kate, Remove the 2 screws on the lock edge - open the door and look on the door edge you will see them. Find the small hole in the lock center that is in line with the key cylinder. Insert a small screwdriver and loosen the set screw inside that...

Locksmithing: Shaw-Walker safe, butterfly knob, shaw walker
butterfly knob, shaw walker, several different types: Olivia, Shaw-Walker - like many manufacturers, used several different types of locks, which is one reason that I always tell people NOT to read someone else s answer, and try to apply it to there safe - it may or may not be the same. I would rather deal...

Locksmithing: small Protectall safe being difficult, label logo, safe company
label logo, safe company, mosler: Mary, Old is being polite! Protectall manufactured safes during the 1930 s until it was acquired by Mosler in 1941. Mosler continued the label (logo) under their name until the factory was closed down in 1949 and all fabrication moved back to their...

Locksmithing: star floor safe model C17K serial 111255, star floor, operator errors
star floor, operator errors, index mark: Travis, I assume that you are talking about a Star C type round door, with the removable dial, which pushes down. All I can do is to give you the correct dialing sequence. there are ONLY three reasons that a safe lock will not open - in order, they...

Locksmithing: star stt2 safe combination sequence, combination locks, combination change
combination locks, combination change, change tool: Call a local locksmith, if you have never seen the safe operate you may not have the code, if it is an issue with the way you are incorrectly operating it they can advise you, If you bought this safe used you can invest some of your savings having the...

Locksmithing: Unlocking saga 1100 safe
James, This was an imported safe from China. As the company that imported them here is no longer in business, there are no records available any longer that basically leaves you with two options, you can try to contact the factory to obtain a combination...

Locksmithing: Wachovia Vault : 1970s - contest to open, vault doors, two doors
vault doors, two doors, time lock: Zen, Let me get this straight, both doors are OPEN??? and they are simply giving you the opportunity to see if you can figure out the combinations??? I would have to have more information concerning the doors to provide you with any possible information....

Locksmithing: 1940's Diebold vault
Joe, Nearest company I would recommend would be Wilson Safe in Philadelphia. As far as the weight of the door, steel weighs 42 lbs per square foot, 1 thick. so 1 cubic foot of steel would weigh about 500 lbs. You didn t provide any measurements,...

Locksmithing: Add O Bank Key
Given that there is a ruler in the picture and you have the bank, a competent lock company should be able to make you a working key. As I advised the other poster, you should look for an older lock company in a bigger city. Where are you located? There...

Locksmithing: Antique J Baum Safe
George, Glad that you stuck with it and got it open. This is exactly why we recommend regular maintenance on safes. Cracks and chips in the insulation can result in debris which can easily jam the bolt work up, which you found out about the hard way....

Locksmithing: ANtique Safe
Douglas, As the lock will need to be partially disassembled to recover or reset the combination, I never recommend this as a DIY project for the same reason that I never recommend using locksmiths for safe work. Lack of education, knowledge or tools can...

Locksmithing: Broken Deadbolt lock
It sounds like Bolt failure, If the thumb turn inside does not retract the bolt it is very likely to be failure of the bolt. If you have difficulty removing it yourself call a locksmith and they can also replace it with a far more dependable UL listed product....

Locksmithing: cannon safe
Cyndi, If the lock has a reset code installed, you will have to contact Cannon to obtain it. Some of the safe manufacturers limit their records to about 10 years, so yours may or may not have dropped off the list. You can contact Cannon either at...

Locksmithing: Cannon safe lockout
Hi Chris, Thanks for writing! You are correct that this is a fairly common occurrence, usually happening when the lock is ready to stop working. Below are 2 possible causes and solutions you can perform. The first is free, the second will most likely require...

Locksmithing: combination sequence
Mike, The J. Baum Safe & Lock Company safes used their own version of a Yale OB type lock. During the later years they actually used the Yale OB series lock, though these were easy to distinguish as the dial actually said Yale on it. While they...

Locksmithing: combination sequence
Locksmithing: combination sequence

Locksmithing: LaGard SafeGard 3000 / 4100 / 3260 Electronic Lock Full Reset
Locksmithing: LaGard SafeGard 3000 / 4100 / 3260 Electronic Lock Full Reset

Locksmithing: spare key for Saf-D-Posit model 1190
Locksmithing: spare key for Saf-D-Posit model 1190

Locksmithing: Gary Floor Safe
Jeff you must have misunderstood my original post. At no time did I indicate that any original factory combinations were available. In fact I stated that NONE of the original records exist. The two options were for you to test ALL combinations that...

Locksmithing: Gary floor safe
Dan, While your safe does meet current MINIMUM burglary standards, it has little value as it is obsolete, and there are NO repair or replacement parts. The body and door are not cast iron, they are straight steel. The body is basically just tube...

Locksmithing: Gary safe
Dan, Unfortunately, manufacturers never publish any records regarding serial numbers or combinations, for obvious security and liability reasons. When they go out of business, any records that they do have are also lost forever. Even if they were available,...

Locksmithing: Hercules Closet Vault Safe
Hi Carol, Sorry but the info is still the same - choices would be: 1. contact the manufacturer to find out if they have any info, 2. Test possible combinations for the container, 3. Contact a local safe company. Note: the manufacturer may have...

Locksmithing: herring Hall - Marvin safe
Hi Stacy, Unless you know which tooth of the key is bad , AND which direction it is bad (+ or -) AND exactly how much to adjust it, you are simply guessing. There is no way to tell from the outside which lever is currently out of alignment, and/or...

Locksmithing: Holman & Fernald safe
Don, While your Holman & Fernald safe is probably MORE substantial than your little Gardall, it was still NOT designed as a burglary resistive safe. While it may have worked more than adequately in the 1840 s or 1850 s, they also didn t have a Home Depot...

Locksmithing: Ideal Security lock disassembly
Hello Robert, To remove a double cylinder lock of this brand, turn the key on the inside to expose the small slot opening. Find a steel pin, or allen wrench, that will fit into the slot and push straight in. You will depress a small metal flap, which will...

Locksmithing: Identify model and if old or new
Hi Ken, I would be happy to look at your safe to see what you have and answer any questions that I can. As manufacturers never release or publish any information about their safes, such as serial numbers or combinations - for obvious security and liability...

Locksmithing: Key Blank
Hi Keith, Thanks for writing! When I did a search of this code I came up with the following results: X1014L Ilco LO1 Ilco LR1R Silca I hope this helps. I will continue to search around, but as you know it can be quite difficult to track down...

Locksmithing: LaGard SafeGard 3000 / 4100 / 3260 Electronic Lock Full Reset
Marc, Yes it is, however you will need the programmer. As you don t have one, my recommendation would be to contact a local safe company - one that has a programmer, or send the lock into me. Unfortunately - most of the stuff on the web falls under...

Locksmithing: montgomery wards model 9030
Bryce, Chances are the safe is actually a Meilink safe, labeled (logo) for Montgomery Wards. Dialing sequence 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...

Locksmithing: need help
Hun, Question: Were you able to take the key out, when the container was open - before??? or has it always been like this??? Many containers have key retaining locks. The key is held captive until the container and lock are secured. It can only...

Locksmithing: opening a montgomery ward 9041 safe
John, Your Montgomery-Ward safe was actually manufactured by Meilink Safe in 1976. There are ONLY three reasons a safe lock will not open, they are, (in order): 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, operator errors, 2. Incorrect combination, wrong numbers,...

Locksmithing: Remington Rand Safe
Ray, Remington-Rand made safes from 1926 until they were acquired by the Sperry Corporation in 1955 and all safe manufacturing ceased. The ME series (Medium Exposure) ratings were made during the late 1940 s through the early 1950 s. As far as value,...

Locksmithing: S&G combo on fortress security gun safe
Hi Tommy, There are only three reasons that a mechanical combination lock will not work, in order they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, operator errors, 2. Incorrect combination, wrong numbers, 3. mechanical problems. People tend to pass combinations...

Locksmithing: safe
Cameron, generally you have to use BOTH the key and combination. If you have lost your combination you have two alternatives. You can contact the manufacturer to see if they have a record of your combination, or you can contact a local safe company...

Locksmithing: safe
William, That s about the same as me asking you about the man walking down the street in front of my house and wanting you to guess: what kind of dog does he have ! You didn t give me any worthwhile info about the safe, and as my wife broke my crystal...

Locksmithing: Safe
Dennis, I would be more than happy to look at your safe to answer any questions you might have. Based on the safe serial number (121021), your safe would have been made between 1911 to 1915, probably 1913ish. However, the lock serial number I would...

Locksmithing: When was my safe built
Hi Gary, The Mosler, Bahmann & Company safe manufacturers was in business from 1867 until about 1898. Shortly after Gustave Mosler s death in 1874, his heirs had a falling out with the other owner Fred Bahmann, and split off to form the Mosler Safe...

Locksmithing: Sargent - Greenleaf and Co. Model 1310
Troy, I m more than happy to look at your safe to see what you actually have. First off, you have conflicting information - Sargent & Greenleaf is a LOCK maker, NOT a safe maker. I would imagine that the model 1310 is printed on the safe somewhere,...

Locksmithing: Security Wall Safe Co Boston Mass safe
Hi Greg, You ve got a couple of options, you can try all of the possible combinations, or you can have it opened by a local safe company (not a locksmith). I would recommend option one. There are only two combination wheels and a drive wheel, so it...

Locksmithing: spare key for Saf-D-Posit model 1190
Stan, Hopefully you also sent an email (as requested) to my work email. I volunteer on this site at home, evenings and weekends. I don t work on it at work. If you didn t also send a request to my email address, then I won t see it on Monday. ...

Locksmithing: my star round floor safe that I inherited
Isaac, I would be happy to do a factory search for your serial number to see what the original combination was, however you will need to send a request directly to my email. I have a request form that needs to be filled out, before the factory will look...

Locksmithing: STATS floor safe
Richard, The companies name was STAR , they are currently produced by AMSEC (American Security Products) in Fontana, CA. This safe takes a special changing key , however as you don t know the combination, the lock will have to be partially disassembled...

Locksmithing: Steelage Safe
Hi Kay, I m more than happy to try to help you out, which is why I m volunteering here. I m not sure why others volunteer and then don t offer any useful suggestions. As far as helping you sell the safe, sorry but I don t do that. This site is not...

Locksmithing: Time Lock Missing
Tim, While the safe will function without the time lock, the value is significantly affected. Also, the time lock was very specific to the safe. It is probably in some locksmiths collection! I noticed that you didn t indicate that you haven t purchased...

Locksmithing: Unable to open floor safe
Hi Mike, My first recommendation would be: K&S Security Products, Ken Foo 281-630-2639 11509 Brandon Parke Trail AUSTIN, TEXAS 78750 Or you can try the next two companies. I don t know anything about Fortress Lock, but we do use Fuller...

Locksmithing: Victor Fireproof file cabinet
Kelly, If the lock is turning but not releasing you possibly have one of three problems. Either, the drawer is jammed and not releasing, the gang lock is stuck and not releasing, or the lock has failed. If you can t shake the drawer and get the lock...

Locksmithing: 2 sided weiser deadbolt removal
It s tought to tell from the inside pic, but it looks like it has the plugs driven into the screw heads. One way is to take an ice pic and tap the screw around until it comes out enough to grab with small vise grips. Or drive a small flat screw driver...

Locksmithing: aprox 1901 Taylor safe
Hi Al, I will need to know how many wheels in your lock - three or four??? Don t count the drive wheel. So three wheels plus the drive wheel = a three wheel lock. four wheels plus the drive wheel = a four wheel lock. I ll see what pieces and...

Locksmithing: best lever handle lockset
Hello Ron, If the cylinder is a standard one and not an IC Core, insert the existing key and turn it 90 degrees, insert a probe tool into the small hole in the lever, push the probe tool to release the retainer then pull the lever off. This works for most...

Locksmithing: Brinks 5702 Fire Resistant Safe
Hi Paul, I have no idea what you mean by re-calibrated ??? I would assume that you mean the combination changed. You also didn t mention whether or not the containers are open. As you indicated that you don t have the keys or combination, I have...

Locksmithing: Change a combonation
Hi Ron, While I understand that you are trying to save money by making this a DIY project - sorry but I don t train individuals to disassemble safe locks for the same reason that I NEVER recommend using locksmiths for safe work. Lack of knowledge, training...

Locksmithing: CSS sg0980046
Hi Tina, Sorry but for obvious security and liability reasons, other than proper dialing instructions we DO NOT give out ANY opening instructions, especially drill points. As this is a general purpose forum and not a lock or safe specific site, and more...

Locksmithing: Dead Bolt removal
Hello Tom. I m first going to highly recommend replacing that lock with something better. A Kwikset 660 would even be better. Here s a listing of quite a few that are better: http://www.jmlock.com/deadbolts.aspx (stay away from the IC / Interchangeable...

Locksmithing: Diebold Cashguard
Hi Chad, No the alarm has nothing to do with the lock, it was probably simply a burglary alarm. As the bank has closed, the alarm is also most likely inactive. There are ONLY three reasons a safe lock will not open, in order they are: 1. Incorrect...

Locksmithing: Diebold safe
Hi Dennis, I would be more than happy to look at your safe for you, however some info is simply not going to be available like exact age, weight and model number. Unfortunately over the years catalogs were thrown out as new ones came out. No one ever...

Locksmithing: Door Stuck - Handle Turns but Doesn't Open
The little slide on the top of the latch in your picture should move to retract the latch. There is no finess way to disassemble the latch. Just remove it one piece at a time until you get to the bar attached to the latch bolt. Part of the problem...

Locksmithing: Gary floor safe
Hi Brian. Gary made these round door safes from the late 1950 s or early 60 s up through the late 1980 s. Obviously just like car models changing, safe models change as well, and the Titan series and Titan II series, were simply changing models of the...

Locksmithing: Herring Hall Marvin safe
Hi Sandra, obviously without more info I can t anseer that. You ve indicated that it was previously drilled - was it also repaired? Bottom line, you will need the services of a local safe company s safe technician. The actual cost will depend...

Locksmithing: John d brush early 80 safe
Hi Barry, Basic history: John D. Brush & Company, is the original manufacturer and parent corporation for Sentry Safes. They began making cheap safes. During the depression era years, John D. Brush, Sr. and his brother-in-law Willard Punnett, opened...

Locksmithing: Keyway C or K?
Hello Melodie, I know you are already overwhelmed but in order for me to assist you I felt the need to explain some things to hopefully help you figure out what is best for your doors and your family. Keyway generally refers to the milling of the key,...

Locksmithing: Lori safe (1060)
Hi John, Lori was a lock manufacturer not a safe manufacturer. If the safe (not the dial) indicates LORI , then it is simply a label (brand) and NOT a manufacturer. There are ONLY three reasons that a safe lock will not open, in order, they are:...

Locksmithing: lost key
Hi Deborah, Your container is NOT a safe. SMNA was a testing agency, similar to UL. The Specification F2-ND, indicates that this is considered a fire resistive container and NOT a safe. Similar to a fire resistive filing cabinet, only yours is...

Locksmithing: meilink g 3 1944 wall safe
Hi Brad, I do have a sequence listing that you can try, however you are going to have to set up a spread sheet and test some combinations out. NOTE: I haven t had anyone yet, respond back that this listing actually works, and if the combination...

Locksmithing: Meilink Hercules Letter Vault F-892
Hi Valeria, These small containers were built during the late 1940 s through the early 1960 s. They do not meet any standards for fire resistance and are not burglary resistant. They are not considered collectible, and are not antiques. If you...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe
Hi Mike, I would need MUCH better photos to try to answer your questions, though based on the photos you have provided, this container is most likely just an office safe, used to protect documents from fire or heat. A class B container was considered...

Locksmithing: MOSLER SAFE S/N 842134
Hi Richard, while I understand that you were able to use the combination as passed along, that doesn t change anything that I presented. I try to cover ALL of the bases when offering suggestions, however as mentioned - IF IT STILL WON T OPEN, then you...

Locksmithing: Need a set screw
Hello Phillip, I m not aware of parts being available for those. You can try a local locksmith shop first as they may have some spares. If not, try a hardware store that has a multitude of screw sizes as you may find one that works - threads per inch,...

Locksmithing: OLD Diebold Safe
Hi Suzanne. Any chance you could post a pic? Diebold made so many different safes it s hard to tell which one you have. The serial number is useful to Diebold for servicing purposes. Is it around 36 tall and 25 wide? Good working condition? Rolland...

Locksmithing: OLD Diebold Safe
Hi Suzanne, I would be more than happy to look at your safe to see what you might have. In order to answer questions, identify, evaluate or appraise the “current condition” of your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full exterior...

Locksmithing: Opening a safe with key
Hi Lee, I wish I could offer more assistance, however my specialty is in American Made Safes. Sounds to me like your container was made in India, and possibly a long time ago. I have a friend in Singapore that you may want to check in with as he is...

Locksmithing: problem with a comercial safe it is not locking
There is a plastic nut inside the lock case that may be worn/cross threaded. If you ve had it for 7 years and CVS had it for at least a couple, the lock may just be worn out. You should contact someone who specializes in safes in your area. Do not just...

Locksmithing: Remington Rand Safe-File 4 Drawer
Hi James, Generally fire resistant file cabinets (this is NOT a safe), weigh between 600 to 1000 lbs. As you have a Remington-Rand, which used a gypsum-asbestos insulation mix, it is probably going to be between 600 to 800 lbs. I have a similar 3 drawer...

Locksmithing: Remington Rand Safe File
Hi Susan, any reputable locksmith should be able to pick the lock open, and make a key for it. Any one who indicates that it has to be drilled, probably shouldn t be used. The only exception would be someone with a replacement lock. Though I would...

Locksmithing: resetting a combination
Hi Nikki, Sorry but you haven t given me any actual info about the safe, to work from. Based on your description, I would assume that you have a Sentry Safe or something similar. If so, these are really not designed to change the combination. While...

Locksmithing: Safe wheel pack
Hi Christa. I assume this is a cannonball safe? They often used Yale combination locks in that era. Do you have any pics? There is a guy in Texas that might have what you need. He will be asking for pics of the inside and outside. Thanks, Da...

Locksmithing: Schlage & kwikset rekey
If you are going strictly by the name on the latch on the edge of the door, someone may have replaced that Schlage with a Schlage knock off that takes the Kwikset key. OR, with that door open, lock it, then try to turn the key in it. Kwikset keys will...

Locksmithing: my sentry 5760
Hi Daniel, First, my condolences on the loss of your father. sorry but I have to laugh every time I hear a similar story about removing the hinge pins and thinking the door would open. Manufacturers figured this trick out about 150 years ago, and...

Locksmithing: Vault Service
Hi Dave, As you are in my area, if you would like to sub the work out, we would be more than happy to do the work for you. We specialize in safes and vaults, and have performed restoration and maintenance services on some of the largest vaults in Northern...

Locksmithing: York wheel pack
Hi Christa, sorry but no one is going to sell you parts for a lock - we don t part out locks. Regardless of what parts you need, you will have to buy a complete lock, if you can find one. This also means that you are going to have to accurately...

Locksmithing: 1800s JMDavidsons Fire King
Hi Randall, I really like these old Davidson s Fire King safes. They were only made between about 1840 to 1860ish. As far as making keys for them - good luck. There are ONLY about 1/2 dozen guys in the country that have the capability of making...

Locksmithing: Books on Locksmithing
I don t know of a particular book for residential locksets. The same priciples apply to both resiential and commercial. Start by looking for articles on space and depth for keys. Also the Ilco key catalog, available online, will show you the small...

Locksmithing: broken lock bolt mechanism on a safe
Hi Mike, sorry but other than offering the correct dialing sequence for a particular lock, we do not provide any information about opening safes for obvious security and liability reasons. This would especially include any drill points. We have...

Locksmithing: Do all COLE STEEL cabinets have the metal badge?
Hi Rose, sorry but my specialty is safes, vaults and security containers, not office equipment. As these cabinets are not remotely related to any equipment that I work on, I can t compare one manufacturer to another. As far as comparing the two individual...

Locksmithing: Cosmo safe TB-3E
Hi Jeff, parts from the manufacturer are not available. You might be able to find a replacement battery pack, or at least something that will work at Radio Shack, Fry s Electronic, or some other electronic store. If the container is open, then...

Locksmithing: Depth and space key set
Have you tried any of the lockmith suppliers, such as Hawley Lock or The Locksmith Store? You might try ALOA.org to find locksmiths in your area that might cut you some on their code machine. I don t think Corbin Russwin sells a depth key set anymore....

Locksmithing: Detroit Electronic Security Safe
Hi Caroline, if the electronics for your import safe is dead then it may be time to get a new one. Safes like yours are imported from a number of different companies and then relabeled by a distributor for advertising reasons. Unfortunately there...

Locksmithing: Diebold safe
This sounds like a Diebold 3 wheel combinations lock. Can you post any pics? Diebold has been is business for over 150 years and made a number of locks. The process for servicing and resetting a combination lock has a number of critical steps and assumes...

Locksmithing: dissable anti-lockout old Schlage privacy
Hello Scott, Privacy locks are designed to unlock when the door is shut to prevent lockouts, well most are as it depends on the brand. Yours is one of those. It cannot be modified to use how you need it although if the emergency access hole allows for...

Locksmithing: Gardex safe
Hi Carol, I m not sure what site you are looking at, but I m sorry to inform you that I do not have a web site showing safes. I also don t have any video s posted illustrating lock operations. My first recommendation would be for you to change batteries...

Locksmithing: Gary Floor Safe
Hi Jim, I m pretty sure I have an idea about what you are referring to, however I will need to see a photo to make sure we are talking apples and apples. Send photos of the plate and safe to me at andy@securitysafeusa.com so that I can see what...

Locksmithing: Hall's don guglirlmino -owner- safe & lock co. Ser#56498
Hi Kenny, I m going to need some photos of what you are having problems with so that I can try to answer your question. Your lock should have 3-4 wheels on the lock curb, and a front mounted drive wheel. Send the photos and specific questions directly...

Locksmithing: HHM 60NH
Hi Martin, While it has the HHM label on it, these doors were also manufactured under Diebold s logo. Basic History, around 1959 during bankruptcy proceedings, Diebold acquired HHM. About a year later the Federal Government started anti-trust proceedings...

Locksmithing: kwik set deadbolt lock
Hello again Aamir, It s difficult to know why you had the issue but it s best to get everything installed before you try to operate it. The tailpiece is the part that extends out from the back of each side of the housings of your lock - the part that...

Locksmithing: Model L2436 Pro-Steel Security Safe
Hi Randy, Sorry if I m laughing about the hinge thing, and I m not sure why anyone would think that removing the hinges would allow the removal of a safe door. Manufacturer s figured out this trick about 170 years ago and have implemented active and...

Locksmithing: can a mosler vault door be retro fit
Hi Wayne, While you can check with some local safe companies in the Kansas City area, probably the nearest companies that I would recommend would be: 1. Frank Zykan Safe and Vault St. Charles, MO 636-328-2929 2. Hearn Safe & Vault 607 North...

Locksmithing: National Association wall safe
Hi Christina. It takes a safe deposit type lock. The locks range in price from $75 to $175 depending on whether you want an original Diebold lock or one from an aftermarket manufacturer. Trip charge in Cuyahoga county is $65, open and repair is $95 plus...

Locksmithing: Need to mount new S&G 6730 lock
Hi Jonathan, locks don t come with practice stands , in fact other than mounting screws, they generally don t come with ANY other items. You pretty much have to order everything separately. As far as a lock mount, there are a couple companies...

Locksmithing: Need small safe opened
It s an import fire safe. Not a problem for someone who knows what he is doing. I would call Todd Kerrn in Temecula, 760-805-2958 He may be able to get you the combination. If not, he can open it without destroying it. Tell him Dan in Cleveland said...

Locksmithing: Very old deadbolt
Hello Joe, Sorry for the delay, I was unavailable for the last week. One sided deadbolts, as well as those with 2 sides, can fail in the locked position and it seems they generally do, causing major headaches. Remove the inside assembly then use a...

Locksmithing: How to open locked safe
Hi Gene, first thing we need to to is to actually ID what you have. East Safe & Equipment was a distributor only, not a safe manufacturer. Once we actually ID the safe, then at a minimum we can get you the possible dialing sequence for the lock...

Locksmithing: How to open safe
Hi Pat, These are cheap imported safes sold under a variety of names like Brinks, Honeywell, First Alert, etc. The dialing sequence should be either LRLR or RLRL as: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left...

Locksmithing: PADLOCKS
Hello Rutha, Hard to pick may not be the only issue. What size hole is this lock going into? You have to use a padlock that fits. Conventional tools could mean many things. Hard to pick using standard picks? I d use an American Lock A7200. This uses...

Locksmithing: reprogramming mosler safe
Hi Erik, Before I can point you towards a particular safe, I have several questions that you need to answer, My recommendation would be for you to go to an actual safe company to see what they have and to compare differences between different types of...

Locksmithing: Royal Safe with Protectall Dial & Lock
Hi Gerry, Wow, this is almost a homework question! First I ll address your note concerning my postings going back to 2010 - One rule that I have always expressed is identification, identification, identification !!!! As there was NOT a Royal Safe...

Locksmithing: SAFE COMBINATION
Hi Sandy, Your safe was made at some time between 1926 to 1955. As long as the door is locked open, the combination can be recovered and/or reset. The inspected LE Safe indicates that this was a Light Exposure fire resistive safe. They also made...

Locksmithing: Safe left in Garage
I Rich, safe opening, when done correctly by a trained safe technician will not damage the safe. If you don t have a safe technician available who can manipulate the lock open it can be drilled. When done correctly the single, small hole can be...

Locksmithing: safe opening sequence
Hi Jon, It would have helped more, if you had provided me with the information that you do have - including your combination and a photo. The Vanguard line of safes was NOT a manufacturer name, this was simply a line which was sold by Sears, years...

Locksmithing: saga safe
Hi Kay, yes I can open, repair and make keys for your safe, however it will probably be much cheaper for you to find a local safe company, rather than sending it to me. check your local yellow pages under safes & vaults for a local company. ...

Locksmithing: Sargent & Greenleaf, Inc. Combo
Hi Mark, I did look at your photos in the second posting, so I know what you have. The safe is NOT a Sargent & Greenleaf safe, it was manufactured by the Art Metal Construction Co. (or, AMCO or simply Art Metal). This company was in business from the...

Locksmithing: schlage double cylinder
Hello Mike, I believe that is an older model and each side has 1 mounting screw. Insert your working key and turn until the plate above the screw moves out of the way then you can remove the screw. Do this from both sides, one at a time. The other...

Locksmithing: screwless deadbolt
If the plate on the edge of the door comes off, there should be two allen screws. One along each side of the bolt. Loosen, not remove, these and the lock cylinders should unscrew. If this is not the case, please post a pic to help id what you have. Thanks...

Locksmithing: sentry safe
Hi Tom, you can contact Sentry to obtain an operating guide for your safe by going to www.sentrysafe.com or by calling them at 1-800-828-1438 and asking for customer service. As long as the container is open the combination can be recovered. You...

Locksmithing: Star Safe Co. lock assembly needs key made, or replaced
Hi Marc, If you are using a screw driver in the key cylinder, then that lock is no good, so getting a key for it want work. The majority of these little containers were imported, and the factory no longer has replacement locks available. A lot of...

Locksmithing: unknown combination to a safe
Hello Bob, Based on the photo that you have included, I would have to believe that your safe is from the Syracuse Safe Company, Syracuse, NY. This company was in business from 1885 to 1929, though they didn t incorporate until 1904. Based on the photo...

Locksmithing: Victor Safe
Hi David, your safe is pre-1904. You didn t provide me with the serial number (which should be stamped in the dial), so I can t narrow down the lock. Also, how many numbers on the dial??? Sorry the photo included doesn t allow me zoom capability....

Locksmithing: wrong key stuck in safe
Hi Joe, Sounds to me like you will need the services of a locksmith or safe technician. You didn t let me know where you are located, so the best I can offer as a referral is one of the larger safe companies. You may have someone closer or they may...

Locksmithing: York combination safe
Hi Patrick, First off, I NEVER recommend using a locksmith company to work on or open safes. Lack of knowledge, training and tools can easily result in a ruined safe. Secondly, if I have to provide suggestions for them, on how to open the safe,...

Locksmithing: 1968 vintage Schlage keyed exterior knob
Hello Bryce, This looks like a Grade 1 lock. In Photo-2 you see the hole in front of the rosette? Sometimes you have to unscrew that part to find the retainer to release the inside knob. This might help: http://us.allegion.com/IRSTDocs/TechnicalPubs/MechanicalLocks/SCH_MechLocks_DSeries_InstructionsInstallation_P509564_Knob.pdf...

Locksmithing: Accessing and Valuing Diebold Cashgard
Hi Kevin, The lock and key pad are from LaGard. The keypad is a series 3000 entry unit. The lock inside the safe can be a number of different varieties from LaGard, however opening the safe is pretty much the same for all of the locks. My first...

Locksmithing: American Security STAR Floor Safe
Hi Patrick, You are correct - AMSEC does not have records prior to serial number 370940 - which would include yours. This leaves you with two options, you can either test all of the possible combinations, or you can have the safe opened by a safe technician...

Locksmithing: brink safemodel 5056
Hello C. Helms, Brinks models were just a logo name. The company importing these containers was out of southern California, named SYSCO Products. They also sold the same safes under the names First Alert and Honeywell . Unfortunately these are...

Locksmithing: Changing combination on a Cannon simplex pistol lock box
Hi Leonard, While the pistol box may be made (or sold) by Cannon, the lock is made by Kaba America. Simplex is one of the brands they have acquired over the years. You can contact Cannon s customer support by calling 1-800-222-1055 to have them email...

Locksmithing: Changing the combination of this safe
Hi Bobby, Montgomery Wards purchased safes from several vendors, which were relabeled for sales through Montgomery Wards. They were not a manufacturer and used no similar specifications between the different vendors. Some of these containers can have...

Locksmithing: Depsost box key
Michael, Sorry but you can t. Serial numbers on safe deposit box keys, were ONLY used by the manufacturer to have a record of how THAT particular lock was keyed up. Lock manufacturers always ship out cases of locks with totally random serial numbers....

Locksmithing: Gary Autobank
Hi Mike, I would check several things. 1. Do you have power to the outlet??? Check circuit breakers. 2. verify fuses are ok with a meter, not just visually. 3. make sure the unit is plugged in. 4. If you have a key switch, make sure it is turned...

Locksmithing: lock replacement mosler
Hi Gary, The Sargent & Greenleaf mechanical locks are probably the best mechanical locks around - HOWEVER, that being said - in general, people are more worried about cost than quality. What was it that Ben Franklin said: The bitterness of poor quality...

Locksmithing: Lost Diebold safe numbers
MOST Diebold safes have a 3 number combination. If you know two of the three, you only need to dial 100 combinations at the most. Can you post a pic of the whole safe and a close up showing the dial and handle? Serial numbers aren t much help because...

Locksmithing: master magnum padlock
Hello Rick, If you are somehow able to open the padlock via those holes you should consider replacing it with a padlock that is actually secure. I ve not seen that particular lock but some have drain holes and some have those are for the plastic cover....

Locksmithing: mosler home safe
Hi Julie, As Mosler has been out of business for almost 15 years, new parts are NOT readily available. You would have to simply luck out to find someone with a brand new lock sitting on their shelf. Which means that any parts available are going to...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe
Hi Glen, I would be more than happy to look at your safe for you, but WILL need many more photos. While this safe may have been owned by a jewelry company at some point, it is NOT a jewelry safe. The safe was basically designed as a fire resistive...

Locksmithing: mosler safe
Hi Lou, just because a safe was used by different companies, doesn t mean that it was used correctly. Chances are it is only a fire resistive safe, which means that everyone using it previously was under protected. Safes are built with two factors...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe
Hi Arthur, I m NOT going to have any individual information about any particular safe. There simply isn t any records of information like this. I would be more than happy to look at your safe, to see what specific questions I can answer about it,...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe circa 1905
Hi Dean, No, I doubt the combination become messed up during the move, however this doesn t mean that other things can t be causing the lock not to work correctly. Many of these items won t show up as damage externally. There are ONLY three reasons...

Locksmithing: Mosler Vault
Hi Dark, Your Mosler Vault door was built around 1948 (1947-1949). The lock that I would expect to find on this door, would be a Mosler model B-6, three wheel, hand change type lock. The dialing sequence for this lock would be: 4 times Right to...

Locksmithing: Reset Combo for Protectall Safe
It s a little more detailed than taking off the back panel and looking inside. If you screw it up and then lock your stuff inside, it will cost you a lot more than what a safe guy would charge to service the lock, check it for problems and set a combination....

Locksmithing: Safe Mystery
Hi Katie, I ve been on the road almost consistently over the past two weeks, so my emails at work are pretty backed up. Hopefully I ll be caught up by the end of the week. Sorry but work comes before the free stuff. The one really good recommendation...

Locksmithing: saga saf-deposit safe, Model #1145
Hi John, While Saga still has a Korean web site, there isn t a US web site for the company, and the importer hasn t been around for about 15 to 20 years, so trying to find the original combination is going to be somewhere between slim and none ! As...

Locksmithing: Security Wall Safe Co. no combo
Hi Heather, It doesn t do any good to reference an old posting, as I don t have access to them, and have answered over 12,000 questions over the past few years. I try to STRICTLY deal with each safe individually, so that any answer that I give you will...

Locksmithing: Stealmaster Safe/Box Combination Procedure
Hi Tod, I ve got TWO different dialing sequences for you to try: 3 times left to the first number, 2 times right to the second number, 1 time left stopping at 0 Or, 3 times right to the first number, 2 times left to the second number, 1...

Locksmithing: Wall safe
Hi John, The label you are referring to, has NOTHING to do with the safe maker. SMNA was simply a testing agency, similar to UL. They provided and tested safes to standard to determine the burglary or fire resistance of a container. In your case...

Locksmithing: Winchester Safe Keypad Replacement
Hi Tanya, Safe manufacturers use a number of different type locks on their safes. Different lock manufacturers have different key pads, most of which are NOT compatible with other locks, which means that I will need to know WHAT lock you have installed...

Locksmithing: Allied Gary
Hi Jay, While early electronic locks were subject to spiking, manufacturers quickly changed the circuit boards so that this can t easily happen any more. In fact many of the locks are equiped with spike protection on the circuit board, which burns out...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe
Hi Ryan I m not sure where you are going with the 360/180 degree turns, but you are basically just going to confuse yourself - forget what ever you were trying, and keep it simple - just turn the dial. It doesn t matter if you need to stop to reposition...

Locksmithing: Cary safe
Hi Bill First I ll address the bullion you hope is inside. Previous owners NEVER abandon safes with stuff left in side, with the exception of a death in the family, however generally the families will have it opened. I m not sure WHAT your level...

Locksmithing: Change Combo
Hi Tracy First off, let me say that I DO NOT recommend this as a DIY project as this will require complete disassembly of the lock. If you are not thoroughly familiar with the lock and control chamber, this could be an expensive repair later. WARNING:...

Locksmithing: Changing Combination
Most combinations consist of a number of turns. If the lock was a four wheel combination lock set to one number, as in 25-25-25-25 then 5 turns to the right and then once back to the left would be a valid combination. It is a little unusual to find safe...

Locksmithing: deadbolt removal
Hello David, One-way screws are removed either with a one-way screw remover or by taking a Dremel with a cutoff wheel and making a cut in the head then using a flat head screwdriver to remove them. This may damage the lock face. If you don t want to...

Locksmithing: Diebold Safe
Linda, Sorry, but serial numbers only work for the factories. They do not publish or release information relating to safes, serial numbers, combinations, etc. etc. etc., for obvious security and liability reasons. Chances are, if YOU acquired the safe...

Locksmithing: excaliber gun safe we got we our home that has no combo or key
Debbie, I believe that the Excaliber gun safes were manufactured by Mesa Safe Company. You would have to contact them to see if they have any info, or a combination for your safe. If not, then you will need a safe technician from a local safe company...

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Locksmithing: gun safe
Charmayne, Generally the combinations (mechanical locks) don t just stop working, unless there is a mechanical issue with the lock. Many times it could be something jammed in between the frame and door causing pressure on the bolt work and lock. Make...

Locksmithing: Hard to open
Ronald, First off, I NEVER recommend using locksmiths for any type of safe work, as they generally do not have the training, knowledge or tools to work on safes. Second item - generally maintenance items are hands on items. Without having the safe...

Locksmithing: HP Model C
Hi Charley, I m not sure where they got the model C from, other than most of these doors that I ve seen used the Schlage C key way. There is no hardplate or relockers, and the door should be a Tri-Bolt . Basically proceed as you would for a regular...

Locksmithing: lost combination
Jason, I m kind of confused??? You start out in the subject line stating lost combination , but then in your question, you indicate that YOU have the combination. I m assuming that you mean that you NEED the combination. Montgomery Wards was not...

Locksmithing: MacNeale and Urban Co.
Mike, Well, question number one is kind of vague! Obviously it would depend on the QUALITY of the restoration work. While having kids with Crayon s, or a graffiti artist go at it would probably devalue it, having the paint and art work redone by a...

Locksmithing: Major Safe 4820
Juanita, I will need to see your safe - the number you have given me doesn t coorespond with an actual model number. The only current model Major safe still being built is their in the floor round door chests. Everything is under the AMSEC label...

Locksmithing: My Meilink safe
there might be a small pin on the edge of the hinge side of the door that when the door closes it pushes in allowing the handle to raise then the dial will spin. Or the door is not going closed all the way. Make sure that there is no dirt in the holes that...

Locksmithing: Mosler 302
Adam, As far as providing the changing procedures for your lock, I m assuming that you have an MRK-302, which is a key change version. Problem is as Mosler has been out of business for over 13 years, parts, including change keys are becoming difficult...

Locksmithing: mosler safe built into a wall
Hi Gary, This safe was one of the Mosler-Protectall, Custodian series, round door wall safes. Mosler made these from the late 1940 s through the late 1950 s. The lock that I would expect to find installed would be a Mosler B103-D series locks, with...

Locksmithing: need a key blank
Richard, send photos of both sides of your key to me at: andy@securitysafeusa.com So that I can see what key you have, and come up with the correct key blank. The Saga safes that are made in China today, are NOT the same as the old Saga safes. ...

Locksmithing: old carey safe
Hi Connie, Sorry, manufacturers generally set every safe on its on unique combinations. Many times after the safe was sold, or in subsequent years, the combination could have been changed several times. As the Cary Safe Company only made a total of...

Locksmithing: old sentry safe combination
Michael, The dialing sequence is either L-R-L or R-L-R YOU choose. Simply use the dialing sequence and observe the wheels as the gates line up at the bolt work fence, then note down the correct numbers. Test you combination several times to make...

Locksmithing: How to open safe
Henya, Generally when the police need to open a safe (due to a search warrant or similar reason), they will either call a local locksmith or safe technician to open it, or I ve seen them try to have the fire department open them with the jaws of life! ...

Locksmithing: open safe but locked
William, Unfortunately, if you don t have a combination, then it will have to be recovered or reset. Fortunately, the safe is locked open. As the lock will need to be partially disassembled to either recover or reset the combo, I never recommend this...

Locksmithing: our safe
Dave, Kingavon is not a manufacturer - they were simply a seller of stuff , similar to K-mart or Wal-Mart in the US. A lot of import items including a line of Asian made safes were relabeled and sold by them. If you have lost the key to the safe,...

Locksmithing: can not get safe open
Bud, I would recommend that you contact the following company. he can take a look at it to help you decided how to get it moved out. He is also only around 20 miles or so, from you. Chucks Lock & Safe Service 608 254 2792 Chuck Hegel 3851...

Locksmithing: Safe Technician
Joshua, Thanks for the kind words, just remember - in 40 years it will be YOUR turn to give back to the community and to our industry. First problem being a Safes & Vaults service company only - in order to have enough business to make it a real ...

Locksmithing: I have a safe I want appraised
Hi Sal, The safe in the photos was manufactured by Herring & Company, Philadelphia, PA . The patent date is NOT a manufacture date, it simply references the date the patent was issued. Your safe was manufactured between 1872 to 1892. I ll need better...

Locksmithing: Shaw walker safe
Kirk, 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. As you didn t provide the information listed...

Locksmithing: Taylor vault
Harry, Sorry, but vault doors have no value unless they have been removed, cleaned and are ready for sale. While the BUILDING may have more interest and therefor more value than say, a similar building next door as it has a built-in vault, the...

Locksmithing: Wall and floor safe
Ellen, I would be happy to assist you as much as possible. I will need your zip code to see who I can located and/or recommend in your area, that may be able to help you. As for calling Meilink (800-528-9900), be advised that as they were acquired...

Locksmithing: Yale deadbolt removal
You will need to remove the screws. It looks as if the door is locked. Let the lock hang on the jam if the door is still locked. Remove the 2 screws that hold the outside lock cylinder in place and take the cylinder out. Take it to your local lock shop and...

Locksmithing: Allied-Gary
Gary, I ll start with the ratings. As it is a model ER , I would expect it to have a UL TL-15 burglary rating, though if it DOESN T have the UL tag, then it is considered UN-Rated. This container is NOT fire resistive. It is a burglary resistive...

Locksmithing: Antique Safe Show
Jay, I have no knowledge of any antique safe shows. Unfortunately there are no collecting associations for antique safes, and so no displays of collections. March of last year an auction house in Denver, PA held an auction of 84 antique safes....

Locksmithing: Art Metal
Dean, This company hasn t been in business for possibly 35-40 years so parts are no longer available for it. Also, this company was a known user of asbestos for insulation material in their safes and file cabinets. If you decide not to repair or use...

Locksmithing: bumil safe esd 102t
Salt, If it is giving you an error message, it is not accepting your code. This could mean either an incorrect code, or the code was inadvertently changed, or the circuit board has failed. If it will not accept a code to open, then it may have to be...

Locksmithing: Cary safe
Hi Dave, I would be more than happy to take a look at your safe to answer any specific questions that you have about it. As far as selling it - you would sell it just like any other item. You need to identify your target buyers and provide information...

Locksmithing: centory mc350m safe
Rebecca Chances are, you were using your container, with the combination already dialed - so that you could use the key only. Somehow the combination has been spun off. If you don t have the combination then your options are limited. Do you have...

Locksmithing: core fell out of knob
Hello David, This is a common problem with Kwikset and Titan locks, deadbolts included. If they have the lock body (the part that fell out) they can make a key if they know what they are doing, or they could take it to a locksmith to have one made. ...

Locksmithing: Cosmo Safe #TB 3E
Hi Anne, The only part that you should need to remove would be the small plate held on by two screws immediately below the keypad. The emergency dial would fit into this space, and there should be a drive spindle to plug the dial into. The dial...

Locksmithing: diebold 180-33
Robert, What are you looking for the value of???? the lock or the container??? As far as sending an email directly to you, sorry but this site wipes all of your personal info for security reasons - I can t even see that type of info. Not my site,...

Locksmithing: Diebold Cashgard Safe
Tommy, There are only three reasons 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 dialing sequence is: 4 times left to the...

Locksmithing: Diebold Safe locked but open
Mike, Having a safe which is OPEN, is ALWAYS an advantage when compared to one which is locked shut with no known combination. As far as recovering or resetting the combination, I would recommend that you contact a local safe company to have them perform...

Locksmithing: direction of combination numbers & number of rotations
Hi Raymond, the safe is NOT an Underwriters Laboratories safe. UL is simply a standards and testing agency. The BP-280 is simply a standard number, and has nothing to do with the safe. Next item, the lock was cleared when it was locked. No...

Locksmithing: bumil safe esd 102t
Locksmithing: bumil safe esd 102t

Locksmithing: Fire Fyter safe, how to reset combination
Hi Bonnie, The trick is knowledge and training. First let me start off with my obligatory warning - 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...

Locksmithing: floor safe
Marie, Most locksmiths are lost when it comes to safes, they WANT to work on them, but they usually bite off more than they can chew. I would recommend contacting a local safe company to have their trained safe tech check it out. While few locksmiths...

Locksmithing: fort knox safe
K, Sorry, but without actually seeing or feeling what you are describing as a clunk , this is going to be a hard one to answer. During the end of the lock cycle as the bolt is extended to the locked position, as you rotate the dial, the lever is...

Locksmithing: Gary Safe Value??
Bobby, I would be more than happy to look at your safe, but I will need photos. I don t do values without seeing your safe. In order to answer specific questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include...

Locksmithing: Indentify Safe Manufacturer for Pete
Hi Pete, Your safe was manufactured by the Victor Safe - The Safe Cabinet Company of Marietta, Ohio. The Victor Safe & Lock Company was in business from about 1885 until they were acquired by the Safe Cabinet Company around 1926 and then Remington-Rand...

Locksmithing: Key Identification
Hi Todd, This key is neither old, nor a safe deposit box key. This type of key would be used on a number of different types of safes made primarily in Europe and Asia. US safe manufacturers don t use the type of lock this key goes to. Unfortunately...

Locksmithing: locked safe
Lyndal My first recommendation would be to have you change batteries. If it is indicating open or match , the electronics are working, but there may not be enough power for the mechanical portion of the lock. If the batteries are inside the safe,...

Locksmithing: missing safe key
Hi Nancy, If you don t have the key, I would not close the container. You asked is there a way to open the safe when it is closed - the answer is yes, though it will require a safe technician to open it, and the bill could be a couple hundred dollars....

Locksmithing: montgomery ward 9031
Frank, Sorry but they did not have four numbers in the combination. What you are thinking is the fourth number is simply a reference number and NOT part of the combination. The problem with combinations that are passed on, is that they are generally...

Locksmithing: Montgomery Ward Safe
Annette, I always hate to be the bearer of bad news - I have to take off my white hat for a few minutes each time. It is so much easier to be the good guy telling people that they have an extremely rare safe worth billions of dollars - unfortunately that...

Locksmithing: Moser Electric Combo
Patrick, You can check the number of current unsuccessful attempts by dialing: CHECK # OF UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS 1. Allow lock to power down. (After 40 seconds, the display will go blank. Wait an additional 2 minutes for full power down.) 2. Dial...

Locksmithing: Mosler & Bahmann Safe Co.
Chris, I would be more than happy to look at your safe to see what info I have and to evaluate it for you. Unfortunately it appears that Mosler, Bahmann & Company - restarted their serial numbers at least twice and possibly a third time. Reason s...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe
Hi Melissa, 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. Combinations tend to get passed on,...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe question
Hi Bart, I would be more than happy to look at your safe, though I will need more and better photos than provided here. Sorry, this site isn t really photo friendly - not my site, I only volunteer here and don t make the rules. You will need to send...

Locksmithing: Moving a safe
Hi Jay, The safest way to move it would be to hire a safe moving company. They have all of the equipment to do it safely. While 300-400 lbs. may not seem like a lot, but when you are moving up or down steps or stairs, gravity is not your friend, and...

Locksmithing: Old "antique" Diebold Safe
Gary, I can pretty much guarantee you that this safe isn t a production Diebold safe. IF the lock was installed at the factory, it would have been for a very specific request. More than likely it was installed at a later date by a locksmith or safe...

Locksmithing: Old Taylor Safe not opening
Hi Judy Sorry for the delay in answering this question, I am not sure where you are that you can not be accessed by trades but if you call around you may find someone to service you I know of a safe service tech here in Toronto that travels regularly for...

Locksmithing: possible damage to car locks after using a slim jim
Ben, Chances are you have simply disconnected part of the linkage. If the key still turns in the lock, then it isn t the lock, unless you have broken its tailpiece connection. In either case, you will need to inspect the linkage, its connection to...

Locksmithing: Protectall safe lost combination.
Hi Bill, You didn t provide me with a zipcode, so I can t see who I might know in your area, that I might recommend. In answer to your questions - 1. Would you take your car to a mechanic for an oil change if he indicated that he could change your oil,...

Locksmithing: safe
D. While I would be more than happy to look at your safe, you have made several mistakes in your description of the safe. While it may possibly be an antique, it is still a collectible, however it is NOT a heavy steel safe. Your safe is what we refer...

Locksmithing: SAFE
Mike, Sorry, but your photos aren t useful in ID ing your safe. I would need much better photos to try to ID your safe, however in many cases until the safe is open and I can see the bolt work we can t ID the safe. A lot of manufacturers copied or made...

Locksmithing: Safe combo lost
This safe was sold under many names such as Fyre Fyter, Center Manufacturing. A competent safe guy can drill a small hole in it and push the handle cam out of the way. This will not hurt the lock and is repairable. You won t get in with a stethoscope...

Locksmithing: Safe Restoration and Art Work
Jay, Check out the other two companies first. Elaad also does some really nice work, however he actually runs a safe company so he has other work which may come first. Similarly Neal does a nice job, but the same thing goes with him, he also has a safe...

Locksmithing: Safe Technician
Hi Jay, Any one that needed to drill or bore a two inch hole in the safe is NOT a safe technician. Unfortunately most people don t spend the necessary time and effort to VET there locksmiths or safe technicians prior to having them work on their safes....

Locksmithing: safety deposit box key
images of the keys would be much more helpful given that you can only describe the details you perceive to be of importance. That being said I would likely start with financial institutions she was known to visit or within her vicinity, ask them which locksmith...

Locksmithing: Sperry Rand Victor Firemaster LX 4 drawer cabinets
1. You could pick it or call a good locksmith- not one of the internet $19 ones. Call one that has a physical store in your area. 2 They still make replacement locks if it has to be drilled. Again, find someone who knows how to do this. Too deep could...

Locksmithing: storm door lock
I don t know why it wouldn t be advisable. If you lose your keys or they are stolen, both keys will be on the key ring. From a convenience and safety standpoint, you won t be fumbling to find the right key in the dark. As to whether it s physically...

Locksmithing: Can't get safe open
Dee, Sorry, but mechanical issues require HANDS ON, diagnostics and solutions. If you can dial the combination correctly, and the lock unlocks, but the door won t open - this would be a mechanical issue. If you can t figure out what is keeping it from...

Locksmithing: Value of an old Mosler Safe
Hi Andy, your safe isn t as old as you probably expect. More than likely it is going to be from the late 1940 s or 1950 s. The Safe Manufacturers National Association was a testing agency that rated safes from the mid 1920 s until the early 1960 s....

Locksmithing: Victor Safe
Hi Lynn, Actually the decal states Highest Award - Grand Prize . 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, Participant – Dept. D, group 41, #0055. Won a grand prize for their EXHIBIT, and NOT any individual safe. Dates of the Exposition were...

Locksmithing: Walk in safe
Hi Mike, If you have a walk-in room - then it would be a vault , not a safe. Safes are reach-in . Unfortunately, neither of your photos attached - so I can t see what you have or are trying to show me. Sorry but this site isn t photo friendly...

Locksmithing: Yale combination lock
Shawn, 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 and knowledge can result in an expensive lockout. As you will probably decide to do this yourself...

Locksmithing: Baldwin brass lock won't lock
Hi. Balwin makes a number of different locks. Let s narrow down which one you have. On the edge of the door, is the plate a couple of inches long or about 7-8 inches long? When you say lock do you mean the deadbolt comes out of the edge of the door...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe #156989
Brian, Your safe would have been made approximately 1918 (1917-1920ish). The lock that I would expect to find on this container would be the Yale Y-6, four wheel lock. The dialing sequence for the lock is: 5 times right to the first number, 4...

Locksmithing: changing safe combo
Bob, Unfortunately no one keeps copies of instructions for locks which are no longer available. If you have a lock that is obsolete - the simple answer from everyone, is going to be to change it to a new lock. That being said, I have four recommendations...

Locksmithing: do not have a combination # or key
Hello JOL, my first recommendation is to contact the factory to see if they have any original info about your safe. In order to do that, you will need to send a request to me, for a combination search form. once we have a signed copy, we can contact...

Locksmithing: Combination Recovery
Daniel, You will need to send a request to me at: andy@securitysafeusa.com I have a combination request form that you will need to fill out and submit, in order for us to contact AMSEC on your behalf. I will be out of the office tomorrow morning,...

Locksmithing: Cramers Safe
Hi Herb, The name of the decorative hinge cap is called a finial or acorn - but hinge cap works just as well. The hinges would normally have the finials on BOTH the top and bottom, so you may be missing more than just the broken one. Sorry, but there...

Locksmithing: Door Locksets
Hello Ken, Schlage makes quality locks except door the F series, stay away from those. Kwikset also makes quality locks the better ones are the grade 2 ones. The grade 3 are best to steer clear of. Also stay away from any lock that says SmartKey as...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe #156989
Locksmithing: Cary Safe #156989

Locksmithing: changing safe combo
Locksmithing: changing safe combo

Locksmithing: Herring-Hall-Marvin Safe
Zach, Heavy is a relative term. To most people 500 lbs heavy - to safe movers anything under 1000 lbs is light, up to 3000 medium, 5000 heavy, and below 10,000 super heavy. Anything over 10,000 lbs would be in a special class, but then again rarely...

Locksmithing: large j. baum safe
Hi Troy, Obviously I will need to see the safe to evaluate it for you, however not having the dial and/or lock is a large negative. I would be more than happy to look at the safe, and will need photos. In order to answer specific questions, identify,...

Locksmithing: lock replacement
Mark, These locks haven t been available for around 25+ years. All of the container manufacturers that used similar type locks have moved on to other items. As far as finding a lock that will fit, you are going to spend more time and effort looking...

Locksmithing: Meilink G13 Wall Safe Combination Set
Hi Frankie, Yes they are different, hence the name series . Each number has a different potential series of combinations. Start with 28 - 34 - 10 and set up a spread sheet advancing each number by two, until you have a series of 22 separate combinations...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe
Hi Ken, Yes I could, but no I m not going to. This site is an open forum - available to anyone and everyone. As I have no way of knowing who you are, and/or what your relationship to the safe or authority to work on it is, we DO NOT provide ANY opening...

Locksmithing: old victor safe
Hi Bob, Sorry but there were no common patterns . I don t know that these are combinations or not, or if he wrote the numbers backwards. If they are coded, then you would have to know the key to decode them correctly, other wise you are simply guessing....

Locksmithing: Old Weiser Lockset
Hello Larry, With the lock removed from the door and the outside assembly separate from the inside, insert the current working key. Pull the small rod out, hold it there, then turn the key clockwise. At about the 3 or 4 o clock position begin pulling...

Locksmithing: how to open a drilled
Ken, For obvious security and liability reasons, we do not give out any opening instructions to anyone - even licensed/registered locksmiths and safe technicians. We have no idea who you are, your relationship to, or authority to work on the safe. ...

Locksmithing: opening safe
Saga made a few versions of this safe. I would start with. 4 times left to the first number 3 times right to the second number 2 times left to the third number 2 time right to the last number Turn the handle, if no handle, turn the key. ...

Locksmithing: Remove a U.S. Lock deadbolt lock
Hello Herb, It depends on the model but if you have a Lori style deadbolt they were on the right track. The best way to tell is if you remove the screws on the door edge where the bolt is and you see a small hole on either side of the bolt, you have this...

Locksmithing: Safe
Dan, Based on what I can see, I would have to assume that it is a Mosler fire resistive safe, possibly late 1940 s or early 50 s, though the lock is not correct - it appears to have been replaced. The Safe Manufacturers National Association (SMNA) was...

Locksmithing: safety deposit boxes
Dusty, Two items - first, many of the locks were designed to be pick resistant. Banks didn t want locks which could be opened without destroying them and/or without the customer present. Second item - would be the locksmiths - sorry but the majority...

Locksmithing: Saga safe
Linda, Unless you have a DeLorean that can go back in time in your garage, then you are not going to find out what your combination is. These were imported safes from China. The company that imported them is out of business. Manufacturers NEVER published...

Locksmithing: Saga Safe KEY
Hi Bill, Lock manufacturers NEVER set combinations on locks - they are shipped out on a neutral number. The original combination would be set by the SAFE manufacturer when the lock is installed, so naturally they wouldn t have any information. Safe...

Locksmithing: where can I sell a safe
Once you have it open, the door should lift off. You can then take it to a local locksmith shop and have them change the combination. It s not a very expensive safe. Replacing it would only be a few hundred dollars. A safe/locksmith shop would not give...

Locksmithing: Sentry V260 safe
Hi Chris, First off I apologize for laughing raucously, but you used the terms Sentry and great safe in the same paragraph. While Sentry does make a fair safe which meets minimum fire resistance standards, it has NO burglary protection. Any safe...

Locksmithing: Shaw Walker Fire Safe
Hi Olivia, Yes the container would need to be opened for service - other wise it is considered locked out - which is much more expensive. Generally if you have the correct combination, our service techs can open it with little problem, before servicing...

Locksmithing: Can you tell me about my safe?
Hi Kelly, Ok, let me go through items one at a time so I don t miss anything: 1. Yes it is a small container (LOL). 2. No, it is not made of cast iron. This container is basically termed bent Steel . Sheet steel is heated and then pressed into...

Locksmithing: Victor safe
Hi Ron, As crackers is a derogatory term for white folks, I m assuming that you are looking for a safe technician (or safecracker) to open your safe. The first thing that I would like to do, is to see what you actually have. If you have an early...

Locksmithing: Victor safe about 40year old
Hi Pete, First off, 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 tools can easily result in a really expensive lockout. Your safe...

Locksmithing: victory safe combo
Hi Tim, Assuming that you ONLY changed the drive pin, drive wheel alignment, then yes, you would have changed the combination equally on all three combination wheels. While you can test a combination (+/-) 16-18 points, you can also simply try testing...

Locksmithing: York model 400
Hi Gordon, So you have a model in the 400 line, Wheel type, lug door, and you are assuming that it has the yale 2421 lock. I ll start with the lug issue. The lugs do not retract !!! They are part of the frame and body of the door (two sets)....

Locksmithing: 1961 Mosler safe
Steve, I would need a better idea of what you need. We may have some parts, however depending on how much of the locking mechanism you need, you may have to fabricate most of it. Send an email directly to me with better photos of the exterior of the...

Locksmithing: Antique Canadian Safe
AARON, I m not familiar with any manufacturer going by this name, or out of Windsor, Ontario. I will have to see what you actually have, so that I can possibly answer your questions. In order to answer questions, identify, evaluate or appraise the...

Locksmithing: ASCO file cabinet lock
The little round part that you put the key into and turn has a little tit on the back of it that rotates to pull the plunger down. That plunger is what comes out of the top of the lock and keeps the file cab locked. If you are going to drill it, don...

Locksmithing: Booil Safe
Dena, You basically have two options, and chances are the first one isn t going to help much. 1. You can contact the manufacturer with the serial number of your safe to see if they have an override or reset code. Chances are with the cheap electronics...

Locksmithing: bumil safe sd 102 key
Hi Tony, If the key code is between 3200 to 3300 you can order the keys through me. Send a request along with the serial number to me at: andy@securitysafeusa.com I have a request form which I would need filled out. If it isn t a code that I have,...

Locksmithing: change key
John, manufacturers NEVER shipped safes with change keys, so it doesn t surprise me that you don t have one. Sears sold safes manufactured by numerous safe companies, using numerous types of locks - Federal was just one of them. As far as searching...

Locksmithing: Dexter deadbolt lock
Hello Carl, Dexter likely made that. Master lock purchased Dexter some time in the past 10 years or so. The main thing you need is a deadbolt that will work on your RV. Most of those doors are thinner than most standard doors and the jamb can t generally...

Locksmithing: Old Diebold Safe
Locksmithing: Old Diebold Safe

Locksmithing: Gary Safe
Hi Howard, You have an older Gary safe, from probably the early 1960 s. There are no parts available for these doors, so you need to have it opened by someone who can do so, without damaging it. Drilling when done correctly by a trained safe technician...

Locksmithing: gary safe
Hello Gerritfaber, Unfortunately combinations are usually passed on the way the former owners understand it , and NOT necessarily the way that the lock actually works. While Gary did make a number of types of doors, with several variations of locks,...

Locksmithing: Hermann safe
Mike, I m not sure why you would take the door off of the safe unless the hinges needed maintenance, or you are moving the safe and it is too heavy for stairs or an elevator. Other than that it should never be necessary to remove a safe door. I would...

Locksmithing: Hermann Safe Company Safe
Hi Doug, Fortunately you are in my service area, as I cover all of northern California. We are across the bay from San Francisco in Hayward, so opening the door and servicing it are not a problem. Actually this is NOT a safe, it appears to be a plate...

Locksmithing: hudson key?
Hi Judy, Hudson made keys for a lot of different types of locks. I m unfamiliar with any of their locks used on safes however. Unfortunately the serial number for the key (4596) only references key and lock pinning data and NOT what type of lock it...

Locksmithing: identify safe
Mike The manufacturer of the safe is the Mosler Safe Company of Hamilton, Ohio - no longer in business. You are correct in that the safe is probably from the 1930 s or early 40 s. However the lock is NOT an MR 302, which wasn t developed until about...

Locksmithing: locke safe
Hi John, First I ll address the Safe Manufacturers National Association (SMNA) label. This was a standards testing agency (similar to UL). It has nothing to do with the safe or manufacturer, other than indicating the STANDARD the safe was built to....

Locksmithing: lost combination
Hi Marylou, The majority of the safes I ve seen with an Atlas Safe Company logo, were actually made by the Major Safe Company (now owned by American Security Products - AMSEC). Unfortunately as Atlas is no longer in business, and as AMSEC does NOT...

Locksmithing: lost combination on safe
Hi Robin, I ll give you several choices to discuss your safe with. Probably the closest company would be: Barlow Lock & Security, Inc. 217-347-9630 1107 South Willow St. Effingham, IL 62401 I don t personally know this companies level of proficiency...

Locksmithing: Miller Safe and Iron Works of Baltimore
Chris, Sorry but there is no standard price or value - EVERY antique safe has to stand on its own two feet......err four wheels - so to speak. Value is determined by a lot of things, such as age, type of container, historical aspects, and most importantly...

Locksmithing: Need to get a safe open
Brian, My first question would be - do you have the combination for the safe??? If you do, then the dialing sequence for the lock on this safe should be: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the...

Locksmithing: Old Diebold Safe
Hi Trac, The tag info that you provided off of the Safe Manufacturers National Association (SMNA) label, are from the testing agency and have nothing to do with the safe. The dialing sequence for the lock which is probably (possibly) on your container...

Locksmithing: "Old" Gary safe
Hi Larry, Sorry this company merged in the early 1980 s to become Allied-Gary International , which was acquired in the early 1990 s by NKL Industries, which was acquired around 1999 by FireKing International. While FireKing does still manufacturer...

Locksmithing: How to open a victor safe
Hi Bill, Yes I do know how to get it open! First off, let me say that other than the proper dialing sequence, for liability and security reasons, we do NOT provide opening instructions to anyone - regardless of if you are an owner or a locksmith. As...

Locksmithing: Opening an old safe
Riley, First item - the tags and info. These are simply testing agency RATINGS and have nothing to do with the safe or the manufacturer. They ONLY indicate what the safe was built for and/or designed for. In this case the Classification C rating...

Locksmithing: Removing Safe Interior
Hi Pete, Simple Answer: If you are planning on replacing the wood, then you don t have to be nice to them. Generally the top and side panels are glued and wedged into place. The top and bottom panels may be wedged in by the side pieces, or the...

Locksmithing: smart key application
Hello Aaron, Using the included instructions rekey your new locks. When you insert your existing key it will slide in all of the way and should rekey using the smart key instructions without any issues. Kwikset 6 pin locks use a key that is really the...

Locksmithing: Steiffel-Freeman Safe
Hi Laura, I m not sure why you need to identify the lock??? If the only number you are missing is the last number of the combination, then you would simply make a spread sheet, with your known numbers, and substitute each number on the dial for the...

Locksmithing: Tacobi Cosmo safe TB 3E
Hi Cathy, First let me thank you for your families Military service - as a retired Army officer I can understand the hardships of moving regularly. Maryland is a beautiful state and Annapolis was always one of my favorite places to visit when I was on...

Locksmithing: Tilton & McFarland safe
Hi Rob, Yes, I m very familiar with these locks and have about 6 of them on my work bench right now. The key is trapped by the lock, to release it the handle has to be turned so that the cam mechanism, raises the lock levers up, then the key can be removed....

Locksmithing: Tocabi guest safe TB-3A
Hi Doug, There is a good possibility that the key was either the same for the whole hotel, or they may have had keys by floors. You may want to check with whom ever you got the container from to see if they have a key - if not, then you are still back...

Locksmithing: Tough Stuff key
Hello Nancy, I m sorry to hear you have that brand. I d highly recommend having that changed to something even a little better. Even the Grade 3 Kwikset locks are better than those, and that s not saying much. That being said you should be able to...

Locksmithing: 1904 Victor Floor Safe
Hi Sara, This appears to be a duplicate question, but I ll give you the same answer as before, just in case. Hi Sara, Sorry but you don t have a 1904 Victor safe! If you are referring to the date on the logo, this was a decal which was placed on...

Locksmithing: 1904 Victor Floor Safe
Hi Sara, Sorry but you don t have a 1904 Victor safe! If you are referring to the date on the logo, this was a decal which was placed on ALL of the safes made between 1905 and about 1912-15ish. It refers to the award which was won by Victor Safe &...

Locksmithing: Adesco Safe
Steve, While the safe can be opened, picking a lock is what we do to KEY locks. Safe locks have to be manipulated and/or possibly drilled to open. NOTE: I NEVER, EVER recommend using locksmiths for safe work, as generally they do not have the...

Locksmithing: Bathroom door won't unlock from outside with nail hole
Hello Don, Some privacy locks unlock with a small flat tool and once inserted have to be turned to unlock. Try that next. If it doesn t work the lock could be broken and you would have to force your way in. Slip an old credit card, library card or ID...

Locksmithing: broken old floor safe
Hi James, I would recommend you contact Joe Cortie, he was the president of the Safe & Vault Technicians Association (SAVTA), and is a master safe technician. If he can t help you, he WILL know of someone in your area who can. J Cortie Locksmiths ...

Locksmithing: Buying a safe?
Todd, Unfortunately, I m not going to be able to answer most of your questions for a several reasons, but I ll do my best. Safe restorations, and associated costs, are dependent on a number of factors. I m not sure where you got the number of $800-$1250...

Locksmithing: Cary Floor Safe
Hi Jerome, Generally people pass combinations along the way that they understand them, and NOT necessarily the way that they operate - this appears to be the case with your combination. You didn t mention where in California you are located, and you...

Locksmithing: changing safe combination
Mitzi, Sorry, but I m going to need more info about the lock. Locks like options on cars, come in a lot of varieties, including mechanical and digital locks. Digital locks, much like cell phones change almost on a yearly basis - so if your safe is 10...

Locksmithing: Cole Steel Safe
Hi Patti, Sorry, but there is no such thing as try out combinations , standard combinations or default combinations . Every container had its own individual and specific combination. If you don t have the combination, then you have two options...

Locksmithing: Diebold and LaGard
Hi Dave, Great question & simple answer. Diebold AND LaGard are two separate AND independent companies, though LaGard is currently owned by Kaba-Mas. Other than possible contracts, there is no relationship between the two companies. The reason...

Locksmithing: Diebold round vault door
Jeremy, Sorry, but Mechanical issues require hands on diagnostics and solutions. My first recommendation would be to contact Diebold to see if they have any specs on the door and/or hinge, so that you have a better technical idea of how it was intended...

Locksmithing: Direction to turn knob
Joe, Sears sold safes from several different manufacturers - all using the Sears brand name Vanguard . Dialing sequence will depend on what you actually have, AND the lock installed. General dialing sequences are either LRLR or RLRL as: 4 times...

Locksmithing: Diebold and LaGard
Locksmithing: Diebold and LaGard

Locksmithing: jj taylor safe roller bolt lock
Hi Rick, good luck with it. If you are planning on doing this as a hobby or job, you have to learn all the locks and nomenclature, not just the few you like. The more info and knowledge you have the more successful you will be. Also, knowing...

Locksmithing: Johnson Pacific Wall Safe
Mark, You know what they say about making assumptions . Using the Phone number as an example, while MA Bell, began phasing out the use of the mnemonic phone numbers (LLN-NNNN) in 1958, in favor of all numbers, by 1977 only 74% of the country had made...

Locksmithing: mortisse lockset
It sounds like this is one that only has the knob on the inside, and a pitcher handle on the outside. If this is the case, the inside spindle actually splits in two. There is a flat part that slides in, and a hooked part that goes into the mortise...

Locksmithing: mosler
Hi Todd, Sorry but for privacy and security reasons, this web site wipes all of your personal info, like phone numbers, addresses and email addresses. Not my rules, I m just a volunteer here. If you have a question that I can t answer here, you can...

Locksmithing: mosler safe
It s a broad range of prices. Some collectors of Mosler safes might give you $500 or better. A dealer like us wouldn t pay much for it because it needs a lot of work. I would check prices on Craigslist/ebay and see what they are selling for, not how...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe
Hi Lara, Mosler has been out of business since 2001, so new parts are NOT going to be available. You may have to find another similar container to use for donor parts. I would suspect that this container is possibly a GSA container based on your description....

Locksmithing: Need Key for Hercules Safe
Hi Elizabeth, The manufacturer was actually the Meilink Safe Company (now owned by FireKing International). Hercules Safe was simply one of their trademark logo s, during the 1950 s and possibly into the 60 s. Sorry the manufacturer s current records...

Locksmithing: Old victor safe.
Hi Roy, Victor Safe & Lock Company, made numerous designs and lock models between 1885 and 1920, however they did not put dates of manufacturer on the safes. Any dates referred to patent dates, so I ll need to see what you actually have and/or are referring...

Locksmithing: open 4-drawer Meilink Hercules 4-drawer fire safe file cabinet
Hi Ed, Hurcules was simply one of Meilink s brands - NOT a separate manufacturer. The lock on the majority of the containers that they built the key lock pushes straight in. While the gang lock moves up and down, there is a pivot in the top drawer...

Locksmithing: open Hall's Safe Co safe with combination
Hi Kathy, Very few Hall s Safe & Lock Company locks used a 6 number combination - this was in fact quite rare, so chances are the combination or the dialing sequence that you have is not correct. As the safe YOU have is from the Hall s Safe Company,...

Locksmithing: opening a old safe
Carol, The 1904 date on the safe, indicates an award presentation for a display during the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis. This award was displayed on safes over the next 10 or so years, for advertising purposes. Unfortunately I don...

Locksmithing: Opening a Royal safe
Hi Alan, This safe appears to be one of the many relabeled imported safes from China, Japan or Korea. The Royal LeaBank logo, is simply the importers name and not a manufacturer. The combination sequence that I would expect to find on this container...

Locksmithing: removing falcon exterior door lock
On the latch side of the outside handle there is a poke hole. Turn the key, and use a small stiff probe- ice pick, small allen wrench, and depress the retainer while pulling on the handle. Once the handle is off, you should be able to unscrew the exterior...

Locksmithing: Replacing Front door Mortise lockset
Hello Suzy, Sometimes finding an exact replacement is next to impossible if not just difficult. I d suggest finding a lock you like and see if by installing the new on in place of the old one will cover up any holes that the old lock will leave behind...

Locksmithing: Safe Technician
Hi Dave, Great, and welcome to the industry. It s nice to see newcomers with a passion for this type of work. Unfortunately this isn t going to be a simple yes or no type answer. First off, I ve never met any rich or well off safemen. Most...

Locksmithing: how to unlock safe
Hi Diane, You haven t provided me with any useable information. UL is simply a STANDARDS testing agency. They have nothing to do with any manufacturers or combinations associated with any safe. In this case your safe is built to a Fire Classification...

Locksmithing: victor safe combo
Hi Lisa, I don t do evaluations sight unseen, but I would be more than happy to look at your safe. while there are a couple companies in Nova Scotia - I don t personally know if they are capable or trained to work on safes. As long as your safe is...

Locksmithing: Allied Gary Autobank safe
Hi David, OK - what is your question????? You didn t indicate whether it is a key lock, a combo lock or an electronic lock. You didn t indicate whether you have the correct key or not, or the combination or the code. You also didn t give me...

Locksmithing: Antique Metal Filing Cabinet
Hi Sandra, First off, let me say that office equipment and specifically filing cabinets is not one of my areas of expertise - I deal in safes & vaults. As far as your question concerning the weight of the cabinet - weight is determined by material...

Locksmithing: Art metal safe
Hi Nick, I m not sure what combinations you have tried or where you got them, but they are not mine. Manufacturers do NOT have any try out combinations or factory numbers. Every safe was set with a unique and individual combination. Standard S&G locks...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe
Hi Brant, Sorry but I don t do How much is it worth questions, without having seen your safe. Value is NOT simply about how old something is, or who made it, the majority of the value would be based on type of safe and more importantly WHAT condition...

Locksmithing: Changing a combination # on a Diebold safe.
Hi Claudio, I will need a better idea of what model lock you have on your safe to provide you with the correct instructions. I also have a hold harmless form that I require you to sign, before providing the instructions. If you don t know what model...

Locksmithing: combination lock
Hi Marisa, Ok all of the info that I previously sent you will be the same - EXCEPT for the final turn. The correct dialing sequence will be: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number,...

Locksmithing: combo lock on remington rand filing cabinet
Hi Marisa, There is no trick . In general there are ONLY three reasons a safe lock will not open - in order they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, operator errors. 2. Incorrect combination, wrong numbers 3. Mechanical problems. Chances...

Locksmithing: Diebold dank vault door
Hi Roger, good luck with this one! Old vault doors which have been removed are either scrapped, or if kept for sale they are NOT parted out. As the parts are not going to be available your only option is going to be to have them made. As drawings...

Locksmithing: Diebold Insulated Filing Device
Hi Meredith, First off, there is no such thing as a laboratory safe. While it may have been used by a laboratory, it was not made specifically for that use. Safes are ONLY made with two purposes in mind - to protect documents and items from FIRE...

Locksmithing: Diebold safe
Hi Shannon, Your safe is a burglary resistive, round door money chest, manufactured during the 1940 s and 50 s, up to the early 1960 s. The SMNA specification B indicates the burglary resistive chest. The SMNA classification Group 3 indicates the...

Locksmithing: eagle brand safe
TC Lim, You are more than welcome. The Siah s have been restoring antique English and European safes since the 1930 s. This three generation family of antique safe and furniture repair and restoration, does outstanding work, and they have been featured...

Locksmithing: Falcon Lock Follow Up
Is the lock loose at all? can you move/wiggle it? Somebody may have installed it with the inside mounting plate on the outside. It would then be screwed to the door. If there is no poke hole in the lever, you will have to remove the core to get the...

Locksmithing: Hercules Closet Vault
Hi Carol, The name Hercules was simply a logo used by the Meilink Safe company during the 1950 s and early 1960 s. In general your container has little to no value. As it is over 50 years old, it does not meet any current standards for fire resistance,...

Locksmithing: La Gard Digital Lockpad On Safe
Steve, I have no idea who Private Security Products is or what (manufacturer) gun safes they sell, so my answer is going to be based on the information that you have provided. If you have specific information which you would like me to look at (manufacturer...

Locksmithing: Meilink G 9 series - have combo! cant open
Hi Sammy Joe, First lets run over the most apparent problems - there are ONLY three reasons a safe lock won t open - in order, they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, operator errors, 2. Incorrect combination, wrong numbers, 3. Mechanical problems....

Locksmithing: Meilink Safe
Hi Jodi, If the lock, door and bolt work all work correctly with the door open, then the problem is NOT with them. If you can t shut the door fully so that the bolt work will full extend, and the lock will operate, then there are a number of possible...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe
Hi Tony, Unless the local safe company set the combination - USING the tag on the safe for the combination numbers - the tag has absolutely NOTHING to do with your combination. If manufacturers actually used serial numbers as part of the combination,...

Locksmithing: Moving a Diplomat MC-350 safe.
Hi Jeff, The Diplomat safes did not come from the factory with a clip-in base to lock it down. This would have been an after market item for a little security. Obviously without actually seeing your arrangement, all I can do is speculate based...

Locksmithing: need key
Hi Rose, The short answer SHOULD be YES , however, while you would expect most locksmiths to have undergone some type of apprenticeship training, and to have a working knowledge of locks and how to make keys by hand, the opposite is true. Unfortunately...

Locksmithing: Papae33@aol.com
Hi Eli, Good news, the Meilink safe Company never, ever used asbestos as an insulation material. While you don t have to worry about THIS particular HAZMAT item, that doesn t mean that there may not have been other items in the insulation which you shouldn...

Locksmithing: Rekeying a kwikset door knob.
Dave, Sorry for the delay in getting to you. Your issue depends on the type of Kwikset. The Grade 3 Kwikset locks are fairly simple to disassemble but the Grade 2 can be slightly more complicated. Here is a link to a video I made to show the Grade...

Locksmithing: Replacement key Saga's Saf-D-Posit
Jack, You should be able to take the key down to any reputable locksmith shop - NOT a key cutter like Ace Hardware, or a kiosk type key cutter. The key blank that they will need is probably going to be an Ilco SY4 (4 pin) or SY8 (5pin). Hope this...

Locksmithing: safe i.d.
Hi Len, there are NO places on the internet to find this information - if there was you probably wouldn t be here. I m not sure WHAT information that you are looking for about your safe. if you want IT S individual history, then sorry, it simply...

Locksmithing: Safe Door
Hi Jeff, To the best of my knowledge, neither CHUBB , MOSLER or Taylor ever used asbestos as an insulation material. My recommendation if you have any doubts, would be to have a sample of the insulation material tested to determine if you have any...

Locksmithing: saga saf d posit 1100
Arlene, There are only three reasons a safe lock will not operate correctly - in order, they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, Operator errors, 2. Incorrect combination, Wrong numbers, or 3. Mechanical problems. Chances are you are making a...

Locksmithing: schwab safe
Hi Bill, There are ONLY three reasons that a safe lock will not work, in order they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, operator errors, 2. Incorrect combination, wrong numbers, 3. Mechanical problems. Unfortunately this is a common problem....

Locksmithing: set safe combo
Bert, Sorry but I have no idea of what you are talking about or asking for. Please be more specific. If you have a new safe, it should have come with instructions. If you are dealing with an older safe, then chances are you are going to need a safe...

Locksmithing: Shaw Walker safe
Hello T. Dutton, Unfortunately manufacturers never publish information on their safes, such as manufacturing dates, serial numbers or other information for obvious security and liability reasons. We also don t keep any records on what an item might have...

Locksmithing: spec F-2-ND safe combination
Hi Barbara, Sorry but there is not going to be any records of combinations. Manufacturer s never published this info for obvious security and liability reasons. Lets go over the info that you have - which in no way identifies your safe. ES Howard...

Locksmithing: stolen safe
Hi Karmen, I would be more than happy to keep an eye out for it. Tell your grandmother that I hope she is feeling much better. As it has been about a year since the safe was stolen, chances are it has already been scrapped or sold, and may have been...

Locksmithing: Tower Safe Specifications and Ratings
Jeff, No this is not a class V safe, I m not sure why you would expect it to be. Here are the MINIMUM standards for a class V safe: Small quantities of C III-V controlled substances may be stored in a UL listed burglary-resistant safe or a GSA Class...

Locksmithing: Vanguard 2.5
Hi Adam, As long as the safe door is open, any safe technician should be able to either decode the lock to recover the existing combo, or they can reset it to a new combination. Check your local yellow pages under safes & vaults to find a near by company....

Locksmithing: X-09 Lightning bolt
Wayne, The lighting bolt is an indication that an incorrect combination has been dialed. The numbers that appear afterwards are the number of unsuccessful attempts. This count will ONLY be displayed after at least three unsuccessful attempts. The...

Locksmithing: Yale Safe Lock
Hi Dave, Yes I have seen this particular Yale lock before, just not very often. Unfortunately I can t tell you exactly which model this lock is either. It is very similar to the OC5M series though which had a gear drive, friction fence as opposed...

Locksmithing: ahearn safe
Hi Jim, I m not going anywhere. Take your time and make sure you get good photos. I need them to be of a quality similar to my standing in front of the safe. I need to be able to zoom in, to inspect details of the safe, so I am more than happy to...

Locksmithing: Cole steel combo cabinet
Hi David, these locks haven t been available in years, however I may have a couple at the shop. You will need to send an email request to remind me to look for it on monday, and so that I ll have your contact information. Send the request to me...

Locksmithing: Cramer safe
Hi Zia, While the Cramer Bros. Safe Co. was a manufacturer, it also appears that they sold safes made by other manufacturers as well. None of the safes I ve seen manufactured by them had letter dials, so I have my doubts that this safe was actually...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt removal
Hello Linda, Some deadbolts have what look like holes in the inside cylinder housing. Inserting a key and turning it will move a plate behind the outer plate which will reveal the mounting screws. Your photo is blurry when I enlarge it so I can t tell....

Locksmithing: Deadbolt Stuck
Hello Daniel, What brand is the lock? Is the barrel you refer to the area around where they key goes or another part? Can you remove the broken key? If you can provide a photo and/or more information I might be able to help but I have to do it privately...

Locksmithing: Dominion Vault & Safe Co. Ltd. Niagara Falls safe
Hi Sandy, the Dominion Safe Company was a distributor and not a manufacturer. They were in business from around the early 1900 s (about 1916) until 1975. They incorporated in 1959. Safes sold by this company were manufactured by other companies...

Locksmithing: Door latch that latches but then can be pushed open without turning knob
Hello Kay, Check the strike on the frame where the latch goes into. If you see wear on the strike that is not in line with the hole, the alignment is off so the strike needs adjustment or replacement. Sometimes the strike shows no wear because the latch...

Locksmithing: Electronic door locks
Hello Joseph, If in fact the lock is faultless the first thing you must do is buy a different brand such as Schlage, remove the existing lock and recycle or dispose of it, install the new one and follow the instructions that it comes with to program it....

Locksmithing: Gary international lock question.
Jarek, Sorry but I haven t worked on these units for over 15 years now, back when it was an Allied-Gary International . Once they were taken over by NKL Industries and then FireKing International, the interaction between the manufacturer and the service...

Locksmithing: Lost safe key
Hi Richard, In answer to your questions - yes - no - no Now for the long answer - yes this company has been out of business for 20 plus years, so contacting them is going to be difficult, unless you have perfected time travel. Getting new keys requires...

Locksmithing: Lowrie S&L wall safe model 3
Hi Al, I would be happy to look at your safe for you. Lowrie Safes were made during the early 1900 s up to sometime in the early 1920 s. So if you acquired it around 1968 it would have been as a used safe. In general these are not considered collectibles,...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe Question
Hi Charles, As my wife broke my crystal ball about the same time that she killed my money tree, I m not going to be able to answer any of your questions without seeing your safe. While the larger double door safes can be collected, they are generally...

Locksmithing: Mosler T20 combination help needed
Hi Lucia, The dialing sequence should be as follows: 4 times left to the first number, 20 3 times right to the second number, 57 2 times left to the third number, 80 1 time right until the dial stops - should be around 90ish. Note: left is counter...

Locksmithing: need some info on a safe that i was left by my husband
Hi Stephanie, Sorry it s taken me a while to get back to you, I ve been out of the state and just returned. Your container does NOT appear to be a safe - JUST because it has a combination lock installed does NOT make it a safe. While it appears to...

Locksmithing: Older Yale Doorknob Assembly
I have the Yale 5300 lock service manual for levers, which are substantially the same as the knobs. Try this link:http://serrubec.com/public/litt/library/yale_parts_5300ln_series.pdf Or send my your email address and I ll send you the pdf. It basically...

Locksmithing: Protectall Safe
Hi Todd, Nope, sorry. Manufacturers NEVER publish any records pertaining to serial numbers, combinations or previous owners for obvious security and/or liability reasons. If they did, the containers really wouldn t be very safe would they. As Mosler...

Locksmithing: Reconditioned Mosler U52517
Hi Pandora, no problem - and luckily you are in my service area. Obviously though, I will need to see your safe and its problems to offer a solution. Please send photos of the safe to me at andy@securitysafeusa.com along with your contact...

Locksmithing: Safe Deposit Lock
Darius, In general, all replacement locks were provided with preset renter keys. You might have to set the lock from a neutral setting to match the bank guard key. Some of the newer resettable locks come with 2 renter keys, and some like the Diebold...

Locksmithing: safe identification
Hi Connor, well based on the patent dates on the safe, your safe would have been built between what ever the October date (can t see it in the photo) but I believe it is October 1973 and the close of business in 1892, so this safe IS going to be an antique....

Locksmithing: Schlage T-Pin
Hello David, I believe you are referring to the mushroom pin which is used to resist picking. I m not certain where the factory puts those but I think it s in the 2nd or 3rd chamber. Make sure the wide, flat part faces up next to the spring. The rest...

Locksmithing: Shaw Walker fire file
Hi Jackie, sorry I m not going to be much help - but I do very little locksmith work - which this would be. I strictly work on safes & vaults. My recommendation would be to contact a local locksmith company to have them open the lock and either make...

Locksmithing: Trying to open a Morris Ireland Safe
Hi Michael, Ok, lets start off with the basics and some history - first you do not have a Morris Ireland Safe. The safe was manufactured by Hall s Safe Company, Cincinnati, OH . Basic History - there were actually TWO Morris Ireland companies....

Locksmithing: Eagle floor safe combo
Hi Mary, send an email request to me tomorrow, I will send you the form I need signed. I will also need to know exactly what lock you have installed so we can get the correct tool and instructions. Send the request to me at andy@securitysafeusa.com...