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Locksmithing: Film Vault File storage room door dial locked, storage vault, film vault
storage vault, film vault, safe companies: Cyndi, Sorry but you are going to have to bite the bullet and call in a safe technician to get the door operational. Mechanical issues like this require hands on examination, repair and reseting. I doubt it is going to be a big problem but it sure is...

Locksmithing: Floor Safe question, 1mb, zoom
1mb, zoom, thanks for your help: Rick, You ve got me on this one! I ll need to see pictures of the safe to figure out what you have. Please send them to me at: andy@securitysafeusa.com Make sure that the photos have enough resolution, (around 1mb) so that I can zoom in to examine...

Locksmithing: Found Safe, sentry group, sentrysafe
sentry group, sentrysafe, linden ave: Heather, While it isn t an antique, it is a collectible. It does not meet current standards for burglary or fire resistance, and has no resale, retail or commercial value. Value of the safe once it is open would be around $350-$500 If Sentry s...

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Locksmithing: Royal Safe Error Code
Locksmithing: Royal Safe Error Code

Locksmithing: fire proof safe shaw walker, brass tumbler, shaw walker
brass tumbler, shaw walker, fire proof: Mike, Your supplier should have paid you to haul it away! Getting a locked up container like this will always cost you more for the service and labor than it is probably worth. While I m sure that you can probably open the container, for security and...

Locksmithing: frontier safe, manufacturers screws, mechanical problems
manufacturers screws, mechanical problems, retraction: Will, Unfortunately mechanical problems tend to be hands on problems. As I don t have the safe here to look at, Any help I try to give will only be guesses. There are a number of reasons that may be causing this problem. First you may be mis-diagnosing...

Locksmithing: frozen weslock exterior door latch, latch bolt, door latch
latch bolt, door latch, weslock: That works also-Weslock should still have replacement latches-be sure you get an entry latch versus a passage latch, so the deadlock pin will keep someone from jimmying the latch. Check your local locksmith shop to get a replacement and bring the old one with...

Locksmithing: GSA 4 Drawer Safe Won't Open, electronic lock, st louis mo
electronic lock, st louis mo, mechanical problem: Gary, The only one of the numers that can be affected by being in the forbidden zone would be the last number. The first and second number are not affected by this area. You can try one of the following companies: Priesmeyer Lock & Safe 800-430-6529...

Locksmithing: Hall's Standard Safe, informal evaluation, detail photos
informal evaluation, detail photos, interior detail: Teresa, This web site will only allow one photo at a low resolution. As I stated before you need to send them to me at my email address: andy@securitysafeusa.com Also, they need to be of sufficient resolution for me to zoom in to examine details....

Locksmithing: herring hall marvin safe, herring hall, chiapas mexico
herring hall, chiapas mexico, buenos dias: Gilberto, I m going to have one of my service technicians try to help you. Andy Buenos dias Gilberto mi nombre es Mario. Desafortunadamente si no tiene la combinacion la caja se tiene que abujerar si se tiene la erramienta necesaria un abujero de...

Locksmithing: Identifying type of door lock, thumb latch, locksmith shop
thumb latch, locksmith shop, black iron: I have no idea without some photos of it. The inside knob might be easy to replace if you buy the entire passage set, and simply use the new interior knob. Although, they will have to be nearly identical to accomplish this. Otherwise, bring the set to a locksmith...

Locksmithing: installingYale deadbolt lock., several different kinds, double cylinder
several different kinds, double cylinder, cylinder lock: George, no problem there, but I will need to see exactly what you are replacing. Photos of the old and new locks inside the door and out are what I need to assist you any further. Yale makes several different kinds of locks that are double cylinder, not only...

Locksmithing: jammed the wrong key in a motorcycle lock, bike security, keyway
bike security, keyway, stupid shit: i thought i was clever This usually gets people into to trouble, If you want to avoid any further trouble avoid trying to undo your previous cleverness with new cleverness! Bring you bike to a dealer and have the lock replaced, or call a locksmith...

Locksmithing: Kingavon electronic safe, first three digits, code test
first three digits, code test, original factory: Marie, Send me a photo of your safe, so that I can see what you have. Generally, if the safe has a key override, it is hidden. The serial number is usually on a tag on the front of the safe, though it could be anywhere. Send the photo to me at: ...

Locksmithing: Kingavon Safe30 won't accept my code, asian companies, safes
asian companies, safes, beeps: Gary, Kingavon is not a manufacture of safes, they are a seller or distributor of stuff . The safes are made by asian companies and labeled for Kingavon . These are inexpensive safes that aren t made to last very long. My first recommendation would...

Locksmithing: Kwikset double key deadbolt, deadbolt, google
deadbolt, google, locksmith: The tailpieces are not correctly orientated; turn the outside cylinder with the tailpiece towards you and turn it clockwise. The inside cylinder the same way, and mount them on the door with the bolt inside the door. See Kwiksets website for more details,...

Locksmithing: Lost combo for an old Meilink Hercules safe, meilink, executor of the estate
meilink, executor of the estate, family lawyers: Jerry, While I have a couple of options for you, all of them are going to require proof of ownership. In this case it would be the executor of the estate or whom ever has the power of attorney to act in the gentleman s behalf. While I understand your...

Locksmithing: lost combination for "keep safe" safe, sentry safe company, sentry group
sentry safe company, sentry group, linden ave: Chuck, John D. Brush is the parent company of the Sentry Safe Company (or Sentry Group). https://www.sentrysafe.com/CustomerCare/Lost_Your_Combination Sentry Group 900 Linden Ave, Rochester, NY 14625 Customer Service: 800-828-1438 Fax: 585-381-2940...

Locksmithing: master key pinning, foley belsaw, national locksmith
foley belsaw, national locksmith, master keying: The same way, the lowest to highest common factors. Best re-keying is also the same. Try and get a copy of master-keying basics from Foley-Belsaw or National Locksmith Publishing, and nearly all your questions can be answered. Even XX keying and maison keying...

Locksmithing: master pins, mortise cylinder, mortise lock
mortise cylinder, mortise lock, keyway: Depends on what brand you re working on. If it is a cheap lock, no unless you use all number 9 pins or so, and the key is cut as 14321,etc.In other words, the key is barely cut and the pins in the lock are really long, chances are the key wont go in. I have...

Locksmithing: mosler, drop slot, combination lock
drop slot, combination lock, time right: Fleet, All Mosler safes built during the last 40-50 years left the factory set on 50-25-50. The combination would have been reset when it was sold or installed. You can try this combination to see if it works, if not you will need to have a safe technician...

Locksmithing: mosler 302 locking dial, cylinder locks, cylinder replacement
cylinder locks, cylinder replacement, lock cylinder: Richard, I ll have to check tomorrow to see if I have any lock cylinders for Mosler dials. In order to change or repair yours the lock will have to be disassembled, and reassembled. I don t recommend that you do this yourself as their is a reasonably...

Locksmithing: mosler safe co, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, safe co: Kevin, Forget the zero this just adds to confusion. Generally when most people write down the combo they write it down the way THEY understand it, not necessarily the way it works. There is no starting point and the lock was cleared when the door...

Locksmithing: Old Diebold safe lock replacement, overnight storage, safe lock
overnight storage, safe lock, combination lock: Michael, Unfortunately, you have made several errors. I ll start with the first one, when you say very old Diebold safe I m assuming that you mean over 50 years old. If this is the case then the safe needs to be retired and replaced. It can possibly...

Locksmithing: HOW TO OPEN MY DIEBOLD SAFE, diali, index mark
diali, index mark, o clock: Tamesh, There are only three reasons a safe lock will not open: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, 2. Incorrect combination, 3. mechanical problems. IF you are dialing the lock correctly, then the combination may not be right. If the combination is...

Locksmithing: cannot open from outside when locked, schlage lock, locksmith
schlage lock, locksmith, latch: Ok-the leverset(in place of a door knob)will not open from the outside but opens from the inside of the door when using the handle, correct? Is the outside handle a pitcher handle? Long handle about 14 or so? Did he also install the outside handle? My guess...

Locksmithing: padlock, pin tumbler, time ed
pin tumbler, time ed, google: Ed, Sorry, but this is not my field of expertise. I specialize in safes & vaults, and specifically antique safes. I would recommend that you check with the following web sites: www.antique-padlocks.com http://www.locksmithdownloads.com/page41.aspx...

Locksmithing: question, change batteries, work bench
change batteries, work bench, safe lock: Ognian, First off, LaGard locks do not have a manufacturers code to restore the lock if the combinations are lost. They come preset on a factory number that would be changed when the lock was installed or first used. Once these codes are changed, they...

Locksmithing: Real low battery, service sentry, sentry group
service sentry, sentry group, linden ave: Asonia, I recommend that you contact Sentry s customer service. Sentry Group 900 Linden Ave, Rochester, NY 14625 Customer Service: 800-828-1438 Fax: 585-381-2940 www.sentrysafe.com Generally this would indicate that the code is incorrect or the...

Locksmithing: Removing cylinder to change lock, exercise in futility, deadbolt
exercise in futility, deadbolt, locksmith: Call a locksmith, really, I have no idea what you have there and neither do you so it is an exercise in futility just trying to identify hardware then the education begins????? NO, my advice forget saving money save aggravation call a professional and get...

Locksmithing: Replacing a mortise lock, Mortise Lock
Mortise Lock: Visit a Local Locksmith in your area and bring a sample of what you are working with they can best advise you. It may be that they even have a sample of this hardware if they service other homes in the area with this type of hardware. http://www.HarringtonsLocksmith.co...

Locksmithing: Royal Safe Error Code, import manufacturers, key pad
import manufacturers, key pad, safes: Steve, The first thing I need to do is ID what you actually have. There are a couple of companies that import safes and relabel them as Royal Safes , and their is a Japanese manufacture that makes a series of safes labeled Royal Safes . In either case...

Locksmithing: Safe, burglary protection, document protection
burglary protection, document protection, keepsafe: Luis, The safe appears to be a Sentry safe. It is designed for fire resistance and protection only. Even though it is big and heavy, it has wheels (can be rolled away easily), and it is not designed to keep people out (burglary protection). If all...

Locksmithing: Safe, informal evaluation, detail photos
informal evaluation, detail photos, interior detail: Luis, As you didn t give me any information or attach photos, I m kind of at a loss. In order to identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full exterior and interior. Detail photos should include pictures...

Locksmithing: Two Safes, one locked w/out Combo, mail thanks, magic factory
mail thanks, magic factory, liability reasons: David, I m not sure what Try-outs you are referring to as there are no factory listed try outs. Manufacturers NEVER, EVER, EVER, listed or published combinations for obvious security and liability reasons. If you have read a posting that I did sometime...

Locksmithing: Sargent Greenleaf R6700, gardall safe, mechanisim
gardall safe, mechanisim, index mark: PJ, First off I would like to recommend that you have a safe technician reset the lock so that you have an accurate combination to avoid problems. However, if you elect to decode and recover the combination yourself, DO NOT CLOSE AND LOCK THE DOOR, UNTIL...

Locksmithing: Shaw Walker Fire File, shaw walker, file drawer
shaw walker, file drawer, filing cabinet: Lavon, Shaw-Walker is now S&W Manufacturing (a SMEAD Company). Their number is 800-845-8350. I don t know if they will have any replacement handles for you but it might be worth trying. Other than that you would probably need to look around for another...

Locksmithing: Shaw Walker won't open, butterfly knob, shaw walker
butterfly knob, shaw walker, jewelery store: Tom, You might also try: Hamilton Safe of NE 402.397.8890 12875 Deauville Dr Omaha, NE 68137 I don t personally know any of these three companies and so can t vouch for their abilities for working on your safe. When you call them up you should explain...

Locksmithing: Star Safe, american security products, serial number tag
american security products, serial number tag, metal tags: Larry, Star was not originally an AMSEC product. AMSEC acquired the company in the late 1970 s or early 80 s. The only product AMSEC still makes with the Star label are the 7-1/4 round lift out doors, and bodies. Star placed the serial numbers on...

Locksmithing: Star Safe Locked Out, floor model, key number
floor model, key number, email request: Lin, I assume that you are referring to a free standing small fire safe, as opposed to a round door, in the floor model. I have a combination request form that has to be filled out in order to contact the factory for the original keys and combination....

Locksmithing: Stripped deadbolt, kwikset deadbolt, doing laundry
kwikset deadbolt, doing laundry, laundry room: Josh it sounds like the retaining clip is broken off the tailpiece on the Kwikset deadbolt. A common problem with these locks and unfortunately it may have to be drilled open and replaced. I would advise hiring a locksmith at this point-he may be able to open...

Locksmithing: safe-combination, mosler safe, diy project
mosler safe, diy project, combination lock: You will need the services of a local safe technician-consult your telephone book and call around for an estimate. This is NOT a DIY project. Closing the safe will render you more problems-it will be easier for them to give you the combination with the door...

Locksmithing: safe value, circular shapes, rockford ill
circular shapes, rockford ill, jackie jackie: Jackie, I ll have to see what you have in order to evaluate it. In order to identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full exterior and interior. Detail photos should include pictures of the dial, handles,...

Locksmithing: schlage 360 front entry handleset only works when turning upward., schlage deadbolt, trouble shooting
schlage deadbolt, trouble shooting, department store: READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!!!! your hardware is not broken it is just improperly installed! http://www.HarringtonsLocksmith.com ...

Locksmithing: sentry safe, sentry group, linden ave
sentry group, linden ave, sentry safe: Joshua, saying that the safe is between 30-50 years old narrows it down to several thousand models!!!! If you have the serial number the manufacturer should be able to get you the original combination as serial numbers were not dependent on models. ...

Locksmithing: sentry safe, sentry group, linden ave
sentry group, linden ave, sentry safe: Joshua, saying that the safe is between 30-50 years old narrows it down to several thousand models!!!! If you have the serial number the manufacturer should be able to get you the original combination as serial numbers were not dependent on models. ...

Locksmithing: sesamee 3-wheel safe
Bob, Generally mechanical problems are hands on problems , if I can t touch it, then I ll have to see it to figure out what you need to do. I ll need to see some photos of your safe to figure out what you have and what the next step might be. Send...

Locksmithing: star safe mod c5 ser 10490, index mark, safe company
index mark, safe company, safe lock: Steve, The correct dialing sequence is: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time right to zero - stop and push the dial in. While holding the dial in, continue to turn right until...

Locksmithing: Unknown combination, serial number, hinge
serial number, hinge, vaults: Ken, The serial number should be on the right side of the safe, near the top hinge. You can contact Meilink Safe at 1-800-528-9900 to see if they have a copy of the original combination for you. Note: They will want proof of ownership. If you...

Locksmithing: Valuation of Safe...., informal evaluations, resale purposes
informal evaluations, resale purposes, detail photos: Greg, As you have noted, the 1906 date is the Patent date, and has nothing to do with the manufacturing date. Based on your serial number I would probably place it in the late 1920 s to early 1930 s. In order to rate, identify, or evaluate your...

Locksmithing: Value of HHM safe, overnight storage, detail photos
overnight storage, detail photos, interior detail: Shawna, HHM was in business from 1892 until they were acquired by Diebold and then closed in 1962 or 63. Safes over 50 years old DO NOT meet current standards for fire or burglary. First off, I would need to see the safe, or have more info about it...

Locksmithing: Vanguard 2.0 Home safe, burglary protection, combination problems
burglary protection, combination problems, overnight protection: Larry, If your safe is the one in the photo that you have included, it appears to be a Meilink Fire safe, made for Sears. This safe should have a 1 hour fire protection label, which should be on the back side of the door. This safe is not designed for...

Locksmithing: Victor Fire Master How to remove locked lock., position thanks, china products
position thanks, china products, lock key: Call a locksmith and have them pick it open and replace the lock, If there is a code number on the key you should be able to have a key cut by code, unless this is one of the straight out of china products that uses proprietary parts that do not exist 6 months...

Locksmithing: Victor Patent Safe, liability reasons, safes
liability reasons, safes, locksmith: Mandi, Manufacturers NEVER, EVER, EVER released or published records of combinations which were set on safes for obvious security and liability reasons. If you didn t receive a combination with the safe, then you will need to have a safe technician (not...

Locksmithing: Weiser Indicator Deadbolt Lock D9770X, air rain, missage
air rain, missage, room doors: All I can find online is Schlage and Falcon locks, but they are one sided and used for restrooms. Cal-Royal makes one but I cannot tell if it uses a key on the outside or not: http://www.cal-royal.com/locksets/deadbolts/ind-84-deadbolts.htm Might be time...

Locksmithing: How many wheels in my Mosler safe lock?, wheel locks, similar circumstance
wheel locks, similar circumstance, safe lock: James, In almost 40 years, I can literally count on ONE hand the number of abandoned safes that I have opened that have contained something. Generally people do not leave a safe with something in it - PERIOD!!!! The only exception to this rule would...

Locksmithing: Yale safe, informal evaluation, brass dial
informal evaluation, brass dial, detail photos: Mike, Well the first thing we need to do is to ID your safe. Yale was a lock manufacturer, not a safe manufacturer. Even after we ID the safe if you don t have a combination you will need to have a safe technician from a local safe company open and...

Locksmithing: yale combo lock parts, yale locks, safe locks
yale locks, safe locks, kaleb: Kaleb, Yale has not made safe locks for probably 20-30 years. I don t have a date when they quit making them, but I know that it has been awhile. I do have several used yale locks in good condition but I ll have to look to see what I have. I also have...

Locksmithing: york filing cabinet keys, filing cabinet keys, fireproof filing cabinet
filing cabinet keys, fireproof filing cabinet, replacement locks: Les, You have one of two options for this obsolete piece of office equipment. First you can have a locksmith hand make you a key by impressioning it, or by decoding the lock, or Second, you could possibly have the locksmith replace the key lock, if...

Locksmithing: 1800's? safe, wheel locks, patent dates
wheel locks, patent dates, locksmith training: David, Sorry, but I don t try to teach manipulation to anyone that I don t know, and usually that means that you have worked for me for 2-4 years before I ll even discus it. While there are a few schools that will teach you, there are several pre-requisites...

Locksmithing: Antique safe, burglary protection, overnight storage
burglary protection, overnight storage, metal wheels: Rose, As you have posted this question under antiques, my first question involves your wanting to use the safe for something other than an end table. If it is an antique why would you expect it to provide protection from fire or burglaries? Makes me wonder...

Locksmithing: Art Metal Safe, informal evaluation, detail photos
informal evaluation, detail photos, art metal: Stan, Manufacturers never released or published their serial number or data specification sheets. Sizes don t mean anything unless you know how the safe was constructed. There are basically three types of safes, fire resistive, burglary resistive and...

Locksmithing: amerock deadbolt, deadbolt, key hole
deadbolt, key hole, screws: Hello, The Amererock deadbolt lock 78 series is a quality built lock. In an effort to increase the security of the lock, the key is required to remove the lock. You said that you did not have the key. No worries, you can get the deadbolt off. However, removing...

Locksmithing: Brinks safe access, rancho dominguez ca, safe company
rancho dominguez ca, safe company, questioners: Ron, While the safe came from the factory set on an original combination, there is no guarantee that it was never changed. Sisco no longer makes safes under the Brinks logo, the current logo is Honeywell . The latest contact information I have...

Locksmithing: Brinks (sisco model # 5054) small safe, discount safes, toronto safes
discount safes, toronto safes, sfaes toronto: This is not a product I would ever sell or endorse I can only advise you to consult the persons at point of purchase, if there are no qualified staff to assist you there try to contact the manufacture, if you do not speak Chinese and you interpreter can not...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe, straight tail, detail photos
straight tail, detail photos, interior detail: Matt, The lock on your safe is probably a straight tail piece lock, with screw change wheels, and a patent date of Sept. 16th, 1890. The safe would have been manufactured between 1891 to about 1910. The rest of your questions will have to wait until...

Locksmithing: Cary safe, informal evaluation, perfect shape
informal evaluation, perfect shape, detail photos: Dave, In order to answer questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full exterior and interior. Detail photos should include pictures of the dial, handles, hinges, artwork, locks, bolt work, castors,...

Locksmithing: CES keway to KW, medeco, Medeco M3 toronto
medeco, Medeco M3 toronto, Mortise lock: If what you have there is a European style Profile cylinder it can be replaced. I would recommend also replacing the hardware at all 8 other doors as well if what they have is Kwikshit,er um I meant Kwikset. My first recommendation would be Medeco. ...

Locksmithing: Combinaation Lock, index mark, yellow disc
index mark, yellow disc, outer edge: Mike, Each wheel is basically two parts, the outer wheel (with the numbers), and the inner hub. These two pieces are pressed together and the alignment between the hub and outer wheel is what determines the combination. If you remove one wheel from...

Locksmithing: CSS safe, electronic locks, volt batteries
electronic locks, volt batteries, sorry andy: Rob, most of the electronic locks sill not lose the combination when changing batteries, however, many of the inexpensive imports won t. The safe may have a key override that will allow the safe to open in a case like yours. If the Keypad is completly...

Locksmithing: cannon safe, 3 beeps, correct combination
3 beeps, correct combination, pound key: Jeff, The 3 beeps indicates that you are in a penalty period. Cannon has the lock set for at least a 15 minute period. Pressing any key during this time simply restarts the penalty period. Basically four incorrect combinations starts the penalty period....

Locksmithing: cannon safe electronic lock, electronic locks, commercial establishments
electronic locks, commercial establishments, lifetime warranty: Glenys, Don t be mad at the lock, its just the way electronics are. Fortunately the newer locks are much better than the older ones, but they are still made up of a lot of teenie-tiny little resistors and diodes that can fail. Go to any of the large electronic...

Locksmithing: cary safe, excessive damage, safe company
excessive damage, safe company, referal: Alan, The interior chest is usually the Jewelers chest. Cost to open this is probably double what the outer door would be if it was locked up. Cost to open up a jewelers chest will probably be in the $500-$750 range. Your other option would be to...

Locksmithing: changing safe combination, quality safes, pin retainer
quality safes, pin retainer, quality locks: Jerry, Then you will have to buy a better quality safe that has a lock that uses a lock that can be changed. Sentry sells (I ll use the word) inexpensive safes because many people don t want to spend a lot for basic fire protection. The downside...

Locksmithing: cole-steel safe combination, filling cabinet, index mark
filling cabinet, index mark, o clock: Robert, Dial up each wheel aligning the notch (gate) with the little window, observe the cooresponding number on the dial as it aligns. The dialing sequence should be: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left...

Locksmithing: no combination, four wheels, tim tim
four wheels, tim tim, stethoscope: Tim, Combination locks don t have tumblers, they have wheels, on this particular lock you will hear the clicking of the drive cam, and depending on what condition the wheel pack is in, and IF the lever is in contact with the wheel pack, you may be able...

Locksmithing: Dailing Combination, Sticking safe, safe service toronto
Sticking safe, safe service toronto: The problem you are describing is far more likely to be a mechanical issue, then lack of lubrication. Something is bent, out of place or binding. Sometimes fasteners back out over time, or parts wear or get damaged during use. STOP!!!!!!!! I will repeat...

Locksmithing: Dialing sequence of a Yale floor safe, yale locks, rod rodney
yale locks, rod rodney, best guess: Rodney, First, Yale is a lock manufacturer, not a safe manufacture. Second, I wouldn t recommend using a locksmith to work on a safe, generally they don t have the knowledge, training, or tools and will cause excessive damage working on your safe, health...

Locksmithing: Diebold cash guard torch and tool resistance safe JRTL 30, sf bay area, hayward ca
sf bay area, hayward ca, going out of business: Cathy, We may be interested in the safe, but we will need to see what you have. Many of the older Diebolds are now obsolete (no parts available), and so virtually worthless. We will need to see photos of the safe, with dimensions. You can send the...

Locksmithing: Fireproof Shaw-Walker file cabinet, shaw walker, pomona ca
shaw walker, pomona ca, stabley: Lori, Thanks for the offer, but I don t have a Shaw-Walker file cabinet in need of repairs. If you are in Southern California I would recommend that you contact Bob Stabley at: Los Angeles Safe & Vault 110 San Lorenzo Street Pomona, Ca. 91766 Office:...

Locksmithing: 1800's? safe, careful craftsmanship, deibold
Locksmithing: 1800's? safe, careful craftsmanship, deibold, quick reply

Locksmithing: amerock deadbolt, o clock, allen wrench
Locksmithing: amerock deadbolt, o clock, allen wrench, hardened steel

Locksmithing: Brinks safe access, sisco, blosser
Locksmithing: Brinks safe access, sisco, blosser, houston texas

Locksmithing: cole-steel safe combination, awesome advice
Locksmithing: cole-steel safe combination, awesome advice

Locksmithing: can you help out, key cutting machine, great grandfather
Locksmithing: can you help out, key cutting machine, great grandfather, patent

Locksmithing: ILCO Unican, autrique, thanks in advance
Locksmithing: ILCO Unican, autrique, thanks in advance, photos

Locksmithing: J. Baum safe, micro camera, tumblers
Locksmithing: J. Baum safe, micro camera, tumblers, pins

Locksmithing: Locked Safe
Locksmithing: Locked Safe

Locksmithing: mosler safe combination sequence, serial number plate, rotation sequence
Locksmithing: mosler safe combination sequence, serial number plate, rotation sequence, index mark

Locksmithing: Norway Safe, locksmithing, allexperts
Locksmithing: Norway Safe, locksmithing, allexperts, 3r

Locksmithing: S&G Electronic Lock is Flakey / Liberty Safe, kind advice, d drive
Locksmithing: S&G Electronic Lock is Flakey / Liberty Safe, kind advice, d drive, detent

Locksmithing: Schwab safe, have combo but i can't get open, gold bricks, 1 in a million
Locksmithing: Schwab safe, have combo but i can't get open, gold bricks, 1 in a million, million years

Locksmithing: steelage safe by empire, key system, safes
Locksmithing: steelage safe by empire, key system, safes

Locksmithing: steelmaster file cabinet, key lock, chapter xi, bed bath
Locksmithing: steelmaster file cabinet, key lock, chapter xi, bed bath, target

Locksmithing: Unknown Coin, spindle, cavity
Locksmithing: Unknown Coin, spindle, cavity

Locksmithing: Unlocking a safe, notches, correct number
Locksmithing: Unlocking a safe, notches, correct number

Locksmithing: Vanguard VS-250 Safe Lost Combination, plastic gears, gears
Locksmithing: Vanguard VS-250 Safe Lost Combination, plastic gears, gears, vanguard

Locksmithing: Weiser locks, weiser lock, intermittent failures
Locksmithing: Weiser locks, weiser lock, intermittent failures, key blank

Locksmithing: Gary Safe Co., safe co, index mark
safe co, index mark, safe company: Shonda, The dialing sequence for your safe is: 4 times left to the first number, (1) 3 times right to the second number, (38) 2 times left to the third number, (22) 1 time right until the dial stops (around 44), or if that doesn t work, stop the dial...

Locksmithing: HARLOC, entrance doors, internal doors
entrance doors, internal doors, interior doors: Hello Mel, I am not sure I fully understand your question. Are you saying that you have to open the locks with a paperclip? Do you have the key for the lock? You said that you inserted a wire in the lock to feel some resistance and did not feel any....

Locksmithing: Halls Safe & Lock, Cincinnati, OH, informal evaluations, bmp format
informal evaluations, bmp format, resale purposes: Ed, I will need to see your safe to evaluate it for you. In order to answer questions, identify, rate, or evaluate your safe I am going to need pictures. Evaluation photos should consist of full exterior / interior views, and detail photos of the dial,...

Locksmithing: HELP, safe locks, safe company
safe locks, safe company, excessive damage: Carson, Where did you hear the term failsafe combination? There never has been such a term associated with safe locks or combinations other than in movies, or video games! The safe came with one single combination, the one that your Great Grandfather...

Locksmithing: can you help out, antique locks, key duplicator
antique locks, key duplicator, locksmith association: Mark, This is a unique item that will require a unique customer. Obviously a potential buyer that is interested in locks and keys will be more interested than one just collecting old stuff ! In addition to Ebay I would try some locksmith sources. ...

Locksmithing: ILCO Unican, safe locks, safe companies
safe locks, safe companies, safe company: Randy, Ilco / Unican manufactured safe locks for awhile, not safes. All of their locks left the factory set on a neutral number. When the lock was installed by a safe manufacture, or a safe company as a replacement lock, the original combination would...

Locksmithing: Insulated Filing Cabinet, metal office furniture, asbestos testing
metal office furniture, asbestos testing, jamestown ny: Lisa, Art Metal Safe, or Art Metal Construction Company (AMCO), Jamestown, NY 1888 to around 1950. Arthur C. Wade owner & president. Primary products were metal office furniture . Your cabinet was designed as office equipment for securing records...

Locksmithing: identifing a 1950 series safe, herring hall, informal evaluation
herring hall, informal evaluation, detail photos: Mike, I will need to see more photos of both safes to accurately ID your safes. While I can t see enough of the exterior unit, the interior safe appears to be a Herring-Hall-Marvin, single bolt USPO lug door, this one may be of interest. In order to...

Locksmithing: J. Baum safe, sorry andy, two choices
sorry andy, two choices, serial number: John, Unfortunately NO! Manufacturer s never listed the lists of combinations, and when they go out of business, the lists usually disappear also. In this case sometime in the mid 1920 s. Your two choices are to have a safe tech open the safe for...

Locksmithing: J.J Taylor Safe, barrie ontario canada, wheel locks
barrie ontario canada, wheel locks, taylor brothers: Louis, What kind of help are you looking for? JJ Taylor was in business from 1855-1927. There are no factory records of original combinations available. This company made thousands of safes during their 72 year history, and used a number of different...

Locksmithing: John M Ulrich - Cary Safe Co - Buffalo, NY, john m ulrich, cast material
john m ulrich, cast material, safe co: Michelle, I will need to see the safe to evaluate it. John M. Ulrich was probably an owner of the safe at some time, possibly the original owner. The Cary Safe Company was in business from 1878 until 1929, so your safe may or may not be an antique,...

Locksmithing: Johnson Pacific floor safe, safe company, safes
safe company, safes, locksmith: Dave, Service and/or Maintenance recommended schedules: Commercial use: Annually - Clean, lube, service, tighten screws and reset the combination. 6 months - Lock inspection and reset the combination OR - AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE A PROBLEM. Residential...

Locksmithing: jammed schlage door lock, door hinges, excessive load
door hinges, excessive load, correct key: There are a couple different issues that can affect the operation of a keyed entry knob. If you have a cylindrical keyed entry knob in either A series (grade 2) or D series grade 1, the latch is retracted by the key when the knob is in the locked position....

Locksmithing: key, tumbler pins, rekeying
tumbler pins, rekeying, keyway: Hello Ciara, I have a question for you. Can you easily remove the key from the keyway after you unlock the door? Is the key that you are using a duplicate key? If the answer is Yes to both, then I can tell you what I think is the problem. The key if...

Locksmithing: Locked Safe, diplomat safes, digital locks
diplomat safes, digital locks, unauthorized attempt: Derek, Most of the digital locks have a penalty period to keep an unauthorized person from playing around and figuring out your code. Generally what happens when an authorized person makes a mistake, they don t give the lock time to reset, and continue...

Locksmithing: Lost combination, safe company, excessive damage
safe company, excessive damage, inlaws: Chris, You have two options, well three if you consider ruining your safe an option. First - you can dial the 1,000,000 possible combinations until you get the correct one. At 500 per day, every day, this will take you about 5-1/2 years, but it will...

Locksmithing: Lost combination - Mosler Safe, local company, vaults
local company, vaults, combinations: Linda, Sorry, Mosler has been out of business for almost 10 years and no records are available to research for original combinations. Your options would include trying all of the 1,000,000 combinations until you find the correct one, or having a trained...

Locksmithing: liberty safe, warranty registration card, warranty policy
warranty registration card, warranty policy, greenleaf: Mark, Chances are your safe has a Sargent & Greenleaf lock. If the lock has failed then it will need to be replaced. My first recommendation would be to contact the manufacturer. 801-925-1000 or 800-247-5625 option 0. You can download the 6120...

Locksmithing: lock for front door, electronic locks, type doors
electronic locks, type doors, motel type: Hello again Amit, You are correct in assuming that you may experience more problems with the electronic lock compared to the mechanical lock. I don t think any lock is fool proof, some come far closer than others. The mechanical lock has it s limitations...

Locksmithing: lost combination for safe, electronic co ltd, zhejiang province china
electronic co ltd, zhejiang province china, china japan: Jackie, You would need to contact the manufacture to see if they maintain records of the original safe combinations. If you can t contact them then you will need to contact a safe technician or safe engineer to have your safe opened and the combination...

Locksmithing: lost safe combination, old mama, safe companies
old mama, safe companies, safe company: Tony, The names are likely an owner and a distributor, they are not a manufacturer. We will have to accurately ID the safe inorder to see if the manufacture is still around, and if they are, if they have a record of the original combination. If we...

Locksmithing: Major safe model 4820, american security products, amsec
american security products, amsec, safe company: John, Obviously you need a new search engine as well. Major Safe Company was purchased by American Security Products in the mid 80 s. Safes are still being manufactured under the Major label by AMSEC to this day. Many of the parts for Major safes are...

Locksmithing: Meilink Safe-T-Vault, safe co, locksmith
safe co, locksmith, wiggle: Jan, The lock may be jammed due to either dirty or dry lock, or something may having become caught between the frame and door. Try pressing in on the lid while trying to wiggle the key. If it still won t turn, then I recommend that you take it to a...

Locksmithing: Mielink Safe, magic factory, liability reasons
magic factory, liability reasons, fireking: Hank, I m not sure what manual you have, but Meilink never published factory combinations by serial number or any other method. Manufacturer s NEVER publish this information for obvious security and liability reasons. There were several books published...

Locksmithing: Montgomery Ward Safe #9032 fire rating, fire rating, ul label
fire rating, ul label, montgomery ward: Vera, The safe will have either a UL label on the safe, or a manufactures label stating what the fire rating is. Montgomery Ward was not a manufacturer. They purchased safes from a couple of different sources which had their name on the safe as a logo....

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, safe companies, correct combination
safe companies, correct combination, zipcode: Fred, If the door is locked closed and no combination is available, then you will need a trained safe technician to open the safe, and recover the combination. Mosler has been out of business for around 10 years now and there are no records available....

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, mosler safe co, mechanical capabilities
mosler safe co, mechanical capabilities, hand crank: Greg, Sounds like you have a screw door safe. The numbered wheels are a time lock. To have the combination set or recovered you will need a safe technician, from a local safe company. Cleaning requires maintenance. If you are just going to...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, safe company, diy approach
safe company, diy approach, government purchases: Mike, I would have to see the safe to answer this question, though with it locked up its value is pretty low. I realize that you won t be able to send me all of the requested photos (below), but send me what you can and I ll take a look at the safe. ...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe, informal evaluation, safe at work
informal evaluation, safe at work, detail photos: Jenn, I m not sure the serial number that you have is the safe serial number. It may be the label number for either the SMNA or UL listing for fire resistance. In order to answer questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need...

Locksmithing: mosler safe, informal evaluation, detail photos
informal evaluation, detail photos, interior detail: Donna, In order to answer questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full exterior and interior. Detail photos should include pictures of the dial, handles, hinges, artwork, locks, bolt work, castors,...

Locksmithing: mosler safe combination sequence, yale lock, index mark
yale lock, index mark, o clock: Jerry, Forget the previous instructions that you were given. I ll restate my original statement. Unfortunately people tend to write down combinations the way THEY understand them, not necessarily the way they actually work. Unfortunately people...

Locksmithing: Norway Safe, antique wardrobe, plastic paint
antique wardrobe, plastic paint, index mark: Kristian, I m sorry for not getting back to you right away, but I ve had to look through a lot of photos to find anything close to this, and even sure about this manufacture. I m not sure it is an American made safe. There are a lot of European and...

Locksmithing: I need help Terry, safe companies, excessive damage
safe companies, excessive damage, billy joe: Billy Joe, OUCH! Unfortunately if you don t have a combination for the lock, you are probably going to need a safe technician. The bad news is this just added $350-$500 to the cost of your safe. If you can take the safe to the safe technician you can...

Locksmithing: Old safe have # s can not open, iron wheels, detail photos
iron wheels, detail photos, interior detail: Mike, There are only three reasons a safe lock won t open: 1. incorrect dialing sequence, 2. incorrect combination, 3. mechanical problems. A big problem with receiving combinations from others is that they tend to pass them on the way that THEY...

Locksmithing: Open an old safe, mechanical locks, loose screws
mechanical locks, loose screws, patd: Bob, The majority of mechanical locks can be opened without drilling, HOWEVER, the caveates to this statement include 1. what is the problem with the lock? And 2. Do you have any trained safe technicians in your area that can do this. First off, I NEVER,...

Locksmithing: How much does my old Mosler safe weigh?, fire safe, ball park
fire safe, ball park, burglary: JJ, As your safe was built in the early 1960 s (60-65), it could be a burglary safe, a fire safe, or a composite safe. The weight WILL vary depending on exactly what you have. I could just ball park it, but I could easily be off by 500-1000 lbs. I...

Locksmithing: old safes, excessive damage, lefebure
excessive damage, lefebure, safe company: Jim, If you don t have a combination, then you will need to have a safe technician from a local safe company open the safe for you. LeFebure was acquired by Mosler in 1998, and then Mosler went Bankrupt in 2001. There are no documents or records remaining,...

Locksmithing: open safe door, safe locks, excessive damage
safe locks, excessive damage, safe company: Veronica, Sure, you can try all of the possible combinations. 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. make a spread...

Locksmithing: PowerBolt 1000 Online Parts order?, home depot, nanny
home depot, nanny, last time: Forget the online thing unless you are searching for a phone number to there customer support. Call them and get them to send you a new one, it s free! If someone tells you other wise talk to someone els, I have provided warrantee service on nanny of these...

Locksmithing: protectall safe, safe companies, safe company
safe companies, safe company, mosler: Michael, Is the safe open? If it is, have a safe technician from a local safe company reset or recover the combination for you. Protectall was acquired by Mosler around 1940. They ran Protectall until 1949 when they closed that factory. Mosler went...

Locksmithing: purchase and moving Diebold Cashgard, detent pin, antiques and collectibles
detent pin, antiques and collectibles, index mark: Frank, Plate safes are much more sensitive than composite style safes. Even with 1 thick welded steel, the safe will flex enough to throw it out of square, so leveling is critical. Three point leveling is fairly easy, 4 point leveling is much harder...

Locksmithing: re: age research and possible appx. weight, overnight storage, detail photos
overnight storage, detail photos, interior detail: Jamie, The SMNA (Safe Manufacturers National Association) tag has nothing to do with your safe other than indicating what standard that it was built to. The Spec F1-D indicates that it is a fire insulated container. The Class B rating indicates...

Locksmithing: replacement lock, sentry group, sentry gun
sentry group, sentry gun, linden ave: Vicki, I m assuming you are asking about a Sentry Gun Safe? My first recommendation would be to contact the manufacture for replacement parts. www.sentrysafe.com or Sentry Group 900 Linden Ave, Rochester, NY 14625 Customer Service: 800-828-1438...

Locksmithing: reset a relocking device, safe company, metal pin
safe company, metal pin, diy projects: Larry, Ok, that makes a little more sense. Attach the key pad to the exterior of the door with the cable running through the safe door. Attach the cable to the lock in the correct port. There are two - DO NOT insert it in the one marked BAT , insert...

Locksmithing: S&G 6500 series vault lock, spindle hole, shelf job
spindle hole, shelf job, indirect drive: Jon, Of course the value would be in that you won t have to worry about punch attacks , that being said, If the lock is a high security safe, your safe may already be protected against this. The problems in making this change include: 1. If you use...

Locksmithing: S&G Electronic Lock is Flakey / Liberty Safe, biometric locks, mechanical locks
biometric locks, mechanical locks, bolt holes: Hunter, Unfortunately Liberty Safe is locked into a contract with S&G to use their locks. That s the nice thing about being an independent Safe company, I don t have any allegances and can give you an unbiased opinion about any and all locks. First...

Locksmithing: SAFE WILL NOT OPEN, georgetown texas, index mark
georgetown texas, index mark, safe company: Joddie, Sargent & Greenleaf is a lock manufacture, not a safe manufacture, so you have an unknown safe with an S&G lock. The correct dialing sequence should be: 4 times left to the first number, (61) 3 times right to the second number, (13) 2 times...

Locksmithing: Safe Identification and construction, mark wilcox, home study course
mark wilcox, home study course, locksmith association: Mark, You are not alone in your belief in the lack of training you receive from these schools. But don t feel bad, probably the majority of locksmiths out their received their basic training the same way. I received my initial training through the Locksmith...

Locksmithing: Safe identification, appraisa, informal evaluation
appraisa, informal evaluation, detail photos: Alana, Keystone safe & lock was a distributor, not a manufacture, so the first thing we need to do is to find out what you have. In order to answer questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full...

Locksmithing: Safe - Purchasing Advice, sargent and greenleaf, dial lock
sargent and greenleaf, dial lock, laneway: You can absolutely get a great safe for much less today then you could years ago. I would strongly recommend visiting a Local Locksmith or security professional in your area. American Security or Amsec is a fairly widely distributed brand with a variety of...

Locksmithing: Safe restoration, allexperts, detail photos
allexperts, detail photos, safe company: Andrew, Lets start off on the same page - first off Hall s Safe Company wasn t in business in the 1950 s, so if you have a 1950 s safe it probably isn t a Hall s! The second http page just takes me to the answered questions pages. Without almost 5000...

Locksmithing: Schwab safe, have combo but i can't get open, yale lock, underwriters laboratory
yale lock, underwriters laboratory, plastic lever: Christopher, The dialing sequence is not specific from safe to safe but from lock to lock. As most manufacturers don t make their own locks they have to obtain them from other manufacturers, so depending on pricing, availabilty, and location, you may see...

Locksmithing: Sentry Safe A3187 stuck won't open., daisy daisy, sentry safe
daisy daisy, sentry safe, digital portion: Daisy, Unfortunately your inexpensive Sentry safe is made of mostly plastic pieces, anyone of which could be broken causing the problem. If someone did try to force the container open, the handle cam, gearing or connection to the locking bolts may...

Locksmithing: Sentry Safe Door Handle, sentry group, sentry safe
sentry group, sentry safe, alignment issues: Night Foley, Unfortunately the Sentry safes have a lot of parts made of plastic or cheap cast materials. Buying a damaged safe like this doesn t get any better, and I doubt that Sentry will cover any kind of warranty as you purchased it damaged. You...

Locksmithing: Sisco Model 1070, rancho dominguez ca, pacific standard time
rancho dominguez ca, pacific standard time, customer service dept: Carmen Sisco is currently marketing safes under the Honeywell logo. The below information is the current info that I have for Sisco/Honeywell safes. The only problem is that they may not respond. Sorry but I have no control over manufacturers. How...

Locksmithing: safe& lock co safe, capital of america, safe lock
capital of america, safe lock, diebold: Wesley, First off, Cincinnati was the safe capital of America for 100 years. Dozens of companies manufactured safes there. The first thing you need to do is to ID your safe to go forward. Secondly, there is no such thing as TRIAL combinations. The...

Locksmithing: schlage cyclinder removal, Matser keys, master system
Matser keys, master system, mastered locks: This may sound like a stupid question,.... but doesn t you master key work? If you need shim stock, you could probably get some from the buildings Locksmith. Just ask for a couple the next time they are at the building performing service, or give them a...

Locksmithing: star safe ,model E8H, ser 54000, safe company, amsec
safe company, amsec, time mike: Mike, I don t recommend that you attempt this for the same reason that I don t recommend that you use locksmiths for safe work. Generally locksmiths don t have the training, knowledge or tools to work on safes without causing problems. I would recommend...

Locksmithing: steelage safe by empire, vault technicians association, glass protection
vault technicians association, glass protection, safe co: Joe, While the SteelAge safe you are working on may have been sold by Empire Safe, it wasn t made by them. SteelAge safes were made in India, by SteelAge Safe Co. (I don t believe they are in business any longer. Why anybody would but an LG Basic on...

Locksmithing: steelmaster file cabinet, key lock, fly by night, filing cabinets
fly by night, filing cabinets, street bronx: Timothy, Steelmaster was a product line from the Art Steel Company, Inc. of New York. This company made filing cabinets and metal office equipment from the late 1930 s but I m not sure of an ending date. I do have a listing for an Art Steel Company...

Locksmithing: Can't find answers about push antique push button front door, door latch, entry locksets
door latch, entry locksets, mortise lock: Home Depot and Lowes have a decent selection of new handles called pitcher handle entry locksets. My suggestion is you buy a retro fit kit containing a new lock, handle, latch and deadbolt and upgrade the lockset. Unless it is a mortise lock set, if youre...

Locksmithing: trouble with combination lock, yellow marker, index mark
yellow marker, index mark, amsec: Randy, The index mark at 12 o clock is the correct one to use. The one at 11 o clock is a service index used for changing the combination. I m surprised that you haven t contact the company that you bought the safe from if you are having difficulty....

Locksmithing: Unknown Coin, vending machine, safe company
vending machine, safe company, coin dealer: OK! That sounds nice, but what exactly is your question? Better yet, rather than starting some back and forth banter about why you did not think to attach a picture to your query, or who you have consulted so far and how much research you actually attempted...

Locksmithing: Unlocking a safe, american security products, o clock
american security products, o clock, index mark: ISY, I don t think the name is American Standard , It is probably American Security Products or AMSEC. The BC at the beginning of the serial number indicates that the safe was shipped from the manufacture with a mechanical combination lock, not a digital...

Locksmithing: unable to lock safe with stuck handle, hex nut, wd 40
hex nut, wd 40, light oil: Lorna, If the hinges are worn or out of adjustment then your door won t close correctly, if it doesn t close correctly, then the bolt work won t line up and lock the way its suppose to. While adjusting the hex nut may give the door a little extra clearance,...

Locksmithing: How to use safe combination, number 69, index mark
number 69, index mark, mother inlaw: Chas, The dialing sequence should be: 4 times left to the first number (69) 3 times right to the second number (12) 2 times left to the third number (76) 1 time right until the dial stops Note: Left is counter clockwise, Right is clockwise. Do...

Locksmithing: Vanguard VS-250 Safe Lost Combination, goodrich road, safe company
goodrich road, safe company, lrl: Bill, You can probably figure out the existing combination by observation of the wheels inside of the lock. If you are not suer what to do with the lock, how to disassemble it and reassemble it, then it may be worth your while to have a safe technician...

Locksmithing: The Victor Fire Insulated Container Spec F2-ND, asbestos insulation, sperry corp
asbestos insulation, sperry corp, remington rand: Louis, Check with these three local companies. If they can t help you, they may know of someone else that can. A Security Safe & Lock 2392 E Turkeyfoot Lake Rd Akron, OH 44312 330-699-6943 Grey Enterprises Inc 297 E South St Akron, OH 44311 330-376-2900...

Locksmithing: victor cannonball safe, electrical plug, cannonball
electrical plug, cannonball, rectangle: John, Interesting, I haven t seen a cannonball safe with an electric plug attached. This is obviously something that has been added to the safe. I doubt that it has anything to do with the locking mechanisms, but you never can tell what has been modified....

Locksmithing: victor safe 1885, safe company, excessive damage
safe company, excessive damage, locksmith shop: Jamey, Victor didn t make a 4 wheel lock. A two wheel lock has two combination wheels and a drive wheel, a three wheel lock has three combination wheels and a drive wheel. While three combination wheels and a drive wheel may seem like three wheels,...

Locksmithing: victor safe, locksmith, local company
locksmith, local company, vaults: Jamey, If you don t have the combination your options are limited. You can try all of the potential combinations available, or you can have a safe tech open and repair your safe. Cost should be in the $350-$500 range. I never recommend using a locksmith...

Locksmithing: victory safe restoration, sperry corporation, remington rand
sperry corporation, remington rand, safe lock: Paul, I m sure you mean Victor , not Victory. The Victor Safe & Lock Company was around from 1885 until they were acquired by Remington-Rand in 1927. The factory was moved from Cincinnati to Marietta, OH. They continued to make equipment under the name...

Locksmithing: vintage locking steering wheel, steering wheel, flea market
steering wheel, flea market, corbin: I would not recommend drilling anything antique-you wont be able to replace it that is for sure. Take it to a lock shop-that core will come out if only the lock was picked, and then the pin depressed for removal. A lock shop can do that and then make you a...

Locksmithing: Weiser locks, Weiser key blanks
Weiser key blanks: Hi Kenny, You asked if any other key blanks would fit the Weiser lock other than the WR3. I prefer not to work on Weiser locks. Having said that, I know there are at least 5 or 6 different key blanks for the Weiser lock. The model and the age of the lock...

Locksmithing: Worth it, burglary protection, gunsafes
burglary protection, gunsafes, detail photos: Aaron, I will need to see better photos of the safe to determine what it is and what is was intended for. From the photo you have included, it appears to be what we term a skeleton safe. This is basically just sheet metal, screwed, bolted, or welded...

Locksmithing: wynchester gun safe, warranty issue, combination dial
warranty issue, combination dial, safe company: David, My first recommendation would be to have you contact the manufacturer. If this is a warranty issue, then you need to involve them early on. At a minimum, if it isn t a warranty issue they can point you to, or recommend a safe company in your area....

Locksmithing: Yale com. lock on a double door safe, letter combinations, index mark
letter combinations, index mark, clock position: Will, The dialing sequence would be: 4 times right to the first number (25) 3 times left to the second number (85) 2 times right to the third number (60) 1 time left until the dial stops (around 10) Note: for the first number you can dial, 4 or...

Locksmithing: Yale locks and keys for Art Metal Construction Inc., yale locks, yale lock
yale locks, yale lock, reputable locksmith: Glenn, You should be able to have keys made for the locks at any locksmith shop. They may also have a replacement lock. If not similar current locks are made by National Lock. I don t recommend using locksmiths that work out of their garage or are...

Locksmithing: year and value of safe, informal evaluation, steel wheels
informal evaluation, steel wheels, detail photos: John, JJ Taylor manufactured safes from 1855 to around 1927. There are no records by serial number to answer your questions. In order to answer questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full...

Locksmithing: 1-3/4" back-set lock/latch, patio glass door
patio glass door : You could try a lockshop where you live locally. Adams Rite and others makes some interesting replacement locks for patio doors, and you can have cylinders in Duronatic bronze or US13 finish to match what you need. Try www.adamsrite.com for a catalog and specs...

Locksmithing: Antique Mosler & Bahmann safe, mosler safe company, anything with wheels
mosler safe company, anything with wheels, patent dates: Toby, First off, the question of its being a mid size burglary safe. Anything with wheels on it kind of negates the burglary concept. Also, safes that had any kind of burglary resistance would be weighing in at over 2000 lbs. Generally small safes...

Locksmithing: antique safe restoration, pittsville wi, mid western states
pittsville wi, mid western states, patent dates: Tami, Sorry but I don t know of anyone in the Wisconsin area that restores safes. Generally most of the companies that restore safes are interested in selling the ones that they restore, not in taking on customer projects. There are a number of reasons...

Locksmithing: Art Metal, Inc. File Cabinet, mobile locksmiths, best bet
mobile locksmiths, best bet, art metal: Melissa, Take a look at the face of the lock cylinder, there may be a code number stamped into it. If there is, then most locksmith shops (not mobile locksmiths), should be able to cut a key to the code number for you. If there is no number on the lock...

Locksmithing: Art Metal Jamestown NY, metal furniture company, metal fabricator
metal furniture company, metal fabricator, steel desk: Bill, Art Metal was basically a metal furniture company. The company started in business in 1888 as the Fenton Metallic Company , manufacturing bicycles and later metal furniture. They only manufactured safes as a small part of the business from around...

Locksmithing: Cary Vault Door, Yale Lock, yale lock, wheel assembly
yale lock, wheel assembly, safe companies: Ron, You are correct in assuming that this site will only allow one photo upload. The main difference between the Yale Y-6 and the M-16, was the inclusion of a relocking trigger inside of the lock compartment, other than that they are basically the same...

Locksmithing: circa 1905 vault door, linus yale jr, vault doors
linus yale jr, vault doors, vintage vault: Jim, I would be happy to look at your door. Vintage, applies to grapes and wine making, as in the year a particular wine was made. While your vault door may be an Antique , it isn t necessarily a collectors item, because no one collects vault doors!...

Locksmithing: Combination Sequence, brinks company, operator errors
brinks company, operator errors, wrong numbers: Tim, Brinks was just a brand logo , and had nothing to do with the Brinks company. They were manufactured and imported by SISCO Products. The current label is Honeywell . I m not sure what you have, as none of the containers manufactured by SISCO...

Locksmithing: Contacting the Armor Safe Corporation to get a combination, auto repair business, bill counters
auto repair business, bill counters, software careers: George, I m not sure if you sent me this email or if the system forwarded it to me as I ve never received one like this. Assuming that the system forwarded a request from you concerning your contacting Armor. Their contact information is now: Armor...

Locksmithing: Dexter Latch w/square spindle, lowe s, quality brass
lowe s, quality brass, ebay: Hello Steve, The Dexter lock is manufactured by Schlage Lock Company. You can buy the full lock sets on line (search Dexter by Schlage). Purchasing a latch without the lock may only be possible through you locksmith. You may be able to find an inexpensive...

Locksmithing: Diebold, index mark, safe company
index mark, safe company, o clock: David, This isn t a safe, it is a locking file cabinet, which the military used for document storage. The safe lock on the safe was for added security. Having this lock doesn t make the container a safe ! The lock on this container is probably a...

Locksmithing: Diplomat safe key blank, key blank, cs001
key blank, cs001, key blanks: Amy, Most of the Diplomat safes used the Security Corp locks. The Ilco key blank numbers are: SY1 through SY8. Most locksmith shops should have or be able to get these key blanks as they are readily available. There were also a couple other blanks that...

Locksmithing: Dexter Latch w/square spindle, schlage, dexter
Locksmithing: Dexter Latch w/square spindle, schlage, dexter, latch

Locksmithing: Gary Safe w/o Combination
Locksmithing: Gary Safe w/o Combination

Locksmithing: Meilink G-3 Wall Safe?, san francsico
Locksmithing: Meilink G-3 Wall Safe?, san francsico

Locksmithing: Federal Equipment Company safe lock, hold harmless form, number dial
hold harmless form, number dial, safe lock: Pierce, You will need a combination changing tool and the instructions. First off though, you didn t mention whether your safe is open and you currently have a combination, or if it is open and you don t have a combination, or if it is locked shut and...

Locksmithing: Gary Safe w/o Combination, furniture dolly, safe cracker
furniture dolly, safe cracker, safe company: Richard, As you have logically gone over all of your solutions, I m not sure what you need me for other than reassurance. 1. Contacting the factory. The Gary Safe Company that manufactured this safe has not been around since around 1981. They were...

Locksmithing: Hall's Safe sold by AMerican Steel Safe Co., herring hall, safe co
herring hall, safe co, safe company: Dan, You are correct in your assumption about the Hall s Safe Company , however they didn t start using the Hall s name until 1906 due to a law suit filed against them by Herring-Hall-Marvin which went all the way to the Supreme Court. The 1908 Supreme...

Locksmithing: Help identifying this York Safe, safe lock, safe company
safe lock, safe company, key lock: Roberto, The York Safe & Lock Company was in business from 1883 to 1959. During WWII, York was briefly taken over by the US Navy, after S. Forry Laucks, the General Manager died and the company began to flounder. Laucks had been the general manager since...

Locksmithing: Hercules MeilinkBuilt, no combination, excessive damage, safe company
excessive damage, safe company, strong box: Jeff, You have three choices, you can try contacting the manufacturer, but as they were acquired by another company - they only maintain the last 10 years or less, safe information. http://www.fireking.com/mk_home.html You can try all of the possible...

Locksmithing: Herring-Hall-Marvin safe, locksmith trade, herring hall
locksmith trade, herring hall, flat key: Ed Gray, There is basically only one aftermarket key manufacture. Ilco has a huge catalog of the key blanks that they still make. They do have several blanks for HHM s still available, HOWEVER, that being said, most of the interior locks in the HHM safes...

Locksmithing: hurcules floor safe s/n s 80131, safe company, excessive damage
safe company, excessive damage, donna donna: Donna, Most of the Hurcules model safes were manufactured by Meilink Safe Company. Generally these were fire resistive safes. The simple answer is yes, your safe can be opened by manipulation as well as drilling. The bad news is that Manipulation...

Locksmithing: Ideal security lock, screws, good luck
screws, good luck, craig: Hello Mike, I can tell you that the Ideal lock company is out of business. To find the screws that tighten or remove the lock, you must (from the inside only) turn the handle up or down slowly and look through the holes on the inside escution (body of the...

Locksmithing: J Baum safe, index mark, operator errors
index mark, operator errors, number 71: John, There are only three reasons a safe lock won t open, in order they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence (operator error) 2. Incorrect combination (wrong numbers) 3. Mechanical problems. As it appears that you ARE dialing it correctly, that...

Locksmithing: J. J. Taylor Safe, operator errors, correct combination
operator errors, correct combination, wrong numbers: Jack, No dialing the four wheel lock is pretty straight forward, the dialing sequence will either be: 5 times right to the first number, 4 times left to the second number, 3 times right to the third number, 2 times left to the fourth number 1 time...

Locksmithing: key, key blank, spare key
key blank, spare key, security key: Hi Daniel, If it s not a odd high-security key a key blank can be obtained for duplication.What keyway it is I don t know because I don t specialize in safes but I can help.Most likely it s a small key,take that key to a locksmith or ask one on a service...

Locksmithing: Key Core Stuck, best core
best core: I have had some knobsets do this as well. Seems the older ones have a sleeve of sorts-as if two pieces were layered together around the figure eight opening where the core inserts on the original Best knobsets. Make sure the two sleeves are together and not...

Locksmithing: Have key but can't open safe, internal diameter, short key
internal diameter, short key, electronic code: Sarah, The first mistake that you are making is assuming that it is the same as yours, and operates the same. Generally the opposite is true. Every manufacturer tries to make their safe operate differently, for advertising purposes, and to avoid patent...

Locksmithing: Kwikset cylinder came out, needle nose pliers, locksmith
needle nose pliers, locksmith, bolts: Hi Joe, What you ll is a pair of needle-nose pliers to achieve access.What came out of your deadbolt is called the cylinder plug.What you need to do is the use the pliers and get a good grip on the rod which passes through the lock assembly (you ll see it...

Locksmithing: Latch, needle nose pliers, latch
needle nose pliers, latch, retraction: Hello Joey, Sorry it took so long to respond. The problem you describe is often caused when the latches drag or tight in the strike plate opening. Turning the knob or handle forcibly will often bend the retraction connectors. If you can remove the lock...

Locksmithing: LORI Deadbolt Removal, allen wrench, deadbolt
allen wrench, deadbolt, wits: Are you using the provided allen wrench-the one that came in the box with the lock? If not, thats what you need, and probably why it wont come off. You might try calling a local lock shop and see if they will sell you one. If not, try Mr.Lock.com and see if...

Locksmithing: Meilink G-3 Wall Safe?, wall safes, half a pint
wall safes, half a pint, meilink: Zachary, While Meilink did have a G series of wall safes, that I have codes for, these are preceded with the number first and the G second. So there is no guarantee that any of these will work for you. You will need to set up a spread sheet to advance...

Locksmithing: Metalware Cleaning - Stumped!, high resolution images, metal polishes
high resolution images, metal polishes, elbow grease: It was just a brass kick plate, probably brass on steel. I got talked into cleaning for an elderly customer, never have cleaned one before but I happened to have the Brasso. I hope the Brasso worked out fine for your project also. Remember, nothing is impossibl...

Locksmithing: montgomery ward safe, montgomery wards, jason montgomery
montgomery wards, jason montgomery, index mark: Jason, Montgomery Wards was the original K-mart or WalMart. They sold stuff from all over, most of which was relabeled with their name. This was the case for most of the safes they sold. They sold safes manufactured by several different companies,...

Locksmithing: Mosler, index mark, google
index mark, google, jewelry store: Joe, Mosler only had a couple of locks that dialed up RLRL instead of LRLR. The majority of ALL Mosler locks only dialed LRLR. They did have some of the four wheel versions that dialed RLRLR. This doesn t mean that the lock wasn t changed at some point....

Locksmithing: Mosler class c safe, class c fire, container resale
class c fire, container resale, operator abuse: Ellen, This particular style of Mosler container was so cool, When the door is opened, you can slide it into the compartment on the left side, so that it is out of the way. Unfortunately, while this is a fire resistive safe, it is considered office equipment....

Locksmithing: mosler safe, wheel versions, index mark
wheel versions, index mark, o clock: michael, As you didn t provide me with the numbers that you have, I m going to have to make certain assumptions. Mosler used a number of different types of locks. They had 3 wheel versions and 4 wheel versions, unfortunately many owners mistakenly confuse...

Locksmithing: mosler safe, postoffice, bolts
postoffice, bolts, 10 years: Ronnie, As Mosler has been out of business for over 10 years, parts are no longer available, unless you find an identical unit to use as a donor . Though chances are any donor safe sounds like will be in better condition than yours. As part may not...

Locksmithing: old meilink safe, index mark, lever assembly
index mark, lever assembly, o clock: Maria, There are only three reasons that a safe lock won t open, in order they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, (operator errors) 2. Incorrect combination, (wrong numbers) 3. Mechanical problems. Safes require service on a regular bases to...

Locksmithing: opening my safe., schwab safes, index mark
schwab safes, index mark, safe company: Angela, Most of the older Schwab Safes used Yale locks. The dialing sequence should be: 4 times right to the first number, 3 times left to the second number, 2 times right to the third number, 1 time left until the dial stops (around 10). Note:...

Locksmithing: Polifer MC530 - have combination & key but can't open, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, number 53: Harriet, The dialing sequence should be: 4 times right to the first number (13), 3 times left to the second number (53), 2 times right to the third number (30), 1 time left until the dial stops. NOTE: Left is counter clockwise, right is clockwise....

Locksmithing: Protectall Safe, safe companies, excessive damage
safe companies, excessive damage, safe company: Bryan, You have asked two very good questions. In most cases I simply start out by saying that I NEVER recommend locksmiths for safe work as they generally DO NOT have the training, knowledge or tools to work on safes without causing excessive damage or...

Locksmithing: remington rand file safe, remington rand, index mark
remington rand, index mark, dial right: Mike, I never recommend DIY projects for cleaning and lubricating locks for the same reason that I never recommend using locksmiths for safe work. lack of training, knowledge, tools can cause excessive damage or result in a lock out. Locks need a certain...

Locksmithing: removaing a door latch with no latch plate, latch assembly, screw holes
latch assembly, screw holes, door latch: Tim, You mentioned that the interior door knob is missing there should be 2 holes one on each side of the knob for removal,if there are no screw holes look for a tab or idented slit on the rose of the lockset.The rose is basically a ring that wraps around...

Locksmithing: S&G Lock Issue and Liberty Safe Fabrication, failure rate, john thanks
failure rate, john thanks, 1000 words: John, Thanks, but this isn t my web page, I m simply a volunteer on this site. I checked out your video, not bad. While a photo may be worth a 1000 words a video is worth way more. First off, it doesn t matter whether the safe had a mechanical or...

Locksmithing: Safe, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, correct combination: Randy, when you close the door, and lock it, you HAVE cleared the lock. I m assuming that the safe is open, so I don t recommend that you close and lock it UNTIL AFTER you have verified that the combination works. If you have closed and locked it, then...

Locksmithing: Safe restoration, college art department, extra credit project
college art department, extra credit project, dear sirs: Dave, Does the safe say Morris & Ireland , or Morris-Ireland ? I ask the question as there were two distinctly different companies using the same name, though at different times. I don t know of any one in your area that does safe restorations. Actually...

Locksmithing: safe wont open, excessive problems, correct combination
excessive problems, correct combination, index mark: Edward, The only time you can clear the lock is after you lock it up. You would turn the dial several times to clear the combination to ensure that the lock is securely locked. After this initial clearing , any other extraneous spinning of the...

Locksmithing: Schlage lock parts, Schlage
Schlage: You weren t realy clear as to what was destroyed and how, you are asking for a cylinder insert? or a deadlatch? I would call the company who originally provided you with this service to inquire about replacement parts first. The individual who damaged your...

Locksmithing: Sentry model 1330, sentry, revolutions
sentry, revolutions, wheels: Jeff, Do you have a combination for the safe? If you are trying to open it and don t have a combination then the first step is to count the wheels. In general you will have a drive wheel that is directly attached to the dial, and either 2 or 3 wheels...

Locksmithing: Shaw Walker 350 / 4 dawer file cabinet safe w/ stuck bottom 2 drawers, shaw walker, yale lock
shaw walker, yale lock, push button lock: John, First let me say that mechanical problems generally require hands on diagnostics and solutions. Without seeing the container, all I m doing is guessing - based on YOUR description of the problem. In general, file cabinet drawers operate off...

Locksmithing: Shaw-Walker Safe, container resale, shaw walker
container resale, shaw walker, underwriter laboratories: Jackie, SMNA only inspected safes up through the early 1960 s. Safes or containers over 50 years old DO NOT meet current standards for fire resistance. As your container was inspected by SMNA, it falls into this category. While the fire class D ,...

Locksmithing: Silas Herring safe with Grasshopper lock, masonic lodge, heart specialist
masonic lodge, heart specialist, safecrackers: Maurice, First off, I NEVER recommend locksmiths for safe work, as the majority do not have any safe training, knowledge or tools and will cause excessive damage to your safe. With specialty safes like a Herring with a Grasshopper Lock, most of the...

Locksmithing: Steeimaster, liability reasons, safe company
liability reasons, safe company, file cabinet: Duane, There are no records that I m aware of for these cabinets. Manufacturers never released these records for obvious security and liability reasons. As the manufacturer is no longer in business, contacting them is also going to be difficult. ...

Locksmithing: steelage, corry pa, locksmith company
corry pa, locksmith company, file cabinets: Chris, Steelage safes were built in India. To my knowledge they are no longer in business. The locks that they used were are also no longe made. The file cabinets didn t use the same locks as the safes, so I would check with a local locksmith company...

Locksmithing: I can't open my browning gun-safe :(, browning gun safe, index mark
browning gun safe, index mark, mental error: Tom, There could be a number of reasons that it doesn t operate, so we will go through some obvious items for you to try. First off there are only three reasons that a safe lock won t operate, they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence (Operator Errors)...

Locksmithing: can't open my safe- combo is correct, open signal, photography gear
open signal, photography gear, safe company: Pete, There are only three reasons for a safe or safe lock not to open, they are: 1. incorrect dialing sequence (operator error) 2. incorrect combination (wrong numbers) 3. mechanical problems. In this case it sounds like it is a bolt work disconnect,...

Locksmithing: Van Riper MFG Co, van riper, index mark
van riper, index mark, operator errors: Robert, I will have to see the safe to see what you have. I have no references to a Van Riper Mfg Co as a safe manufacturer. This may be have been an owner. Generally when someone has a combination and it isn t opening, it is because of dialing sequence...

Locksmithing: Vanguard 2.0 How to unlock, neighbor kid, safe company
neighbor kid, safe company, liability reasons: Jerry, Generally when a locksmith wants you to leave a safe with him, it is because he doesn t know how he is going to open it, and it will take him a while. I have people bring safes into my shop all the time with similar stories, and I open them right...

Locksmithing: Victor Legal File Fire Safe, document size, mechanical problems
document size, mechanical problems, top drawer: Owen, generally mechanical problems required hands on diagnostics, which means that you may need to have a locksmith or safe technician examine the container to figure out what the problem is. As Victor has been out of business since 1956, your 55 year...

Locksmithing: victor safe, marietta, ohio, marietta ohio, top bottom
marietta ohio, top bottom, shelves: Jean, I would have to will have to see the shelves to try to help you. Look under the front edge of the shelf to see if there is a screw. If there is, loosen it, don t take it out, and slide them towards the middle to release the edge, then pull the...

Locksmithing: Won't open, san juan puerto rico, open model
san juan puerto rico, open model, mechanical problems: Frank, The combination is backwards, it 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 to 0 , push down and continue turning right until the dial stops (around 75)....

Locksmithing: X-07 change key, proper tool, prongs
proper tool, prongs, ordering system: Jay, I was in Kuwait from late 2004 until mid 2006. My Army job was a ships master running a 200 ft cargo ship all over the Persian Gulf. When we weren t delivering cargo, I was working for CFLCC C4 Transportation office at Camp AJ. I helped design,...

Locksmithing: Yale Double Cylinder Deadbolt Lock, interior screws, installation screws
interior screws, installation screws, clock position: Hi Jeff, Certain deadbolts have cover plates which cover the installation screws to prevent tampering...the companies that make deadbolts in this fashion are random.Take your key to your deadbolt and insert into the keyway on either half of the deadbolt and...

Locksmithing: yale and towne combination lock on a safe, elderly father, combination lock
elderly father, combination lock, time right: Kent, The dialing procedure WILL vary depending on the lock, based on your description of the dialing sequence that you are using, you are missing the last turn. As you mentioned, it could be LRLR or RLRL, but the sequence would be as: 4 times left...

Locksmithing: 1919 cannonball Mosler, excessive damage, safe company
excessive damage, safe company, leadership group: Alex, If they don t have the combination for the safe, then they will need a professional safe technician that is familiar with this type of safe to open it up. Unfortunately, there aren t a lot of safe technicians around any more with this type of expertise....

Locksmithing: Antique Safe, detail photos, interior detail
detail photos, interior detail, historical perspective: Lynn, While I can understand that you may have trouble attaching a photo to this site, I will still need to see your safe to answer your questions. If you can t send photos directly to me at my email address, then you can copy them on to a disc and mail...

Locksmithing: Antique York Safe. Trying to get the co, yale lock, safe company
yale lock, safe company, diy project: Adam, As long as the door is open the combination can be recovered. Chances are you have a yale lock on the safe, it will require disassembly to recover the combination, I don t recommend lock disassembly as a DIY project for the same reason that I don...

Locksmithing: ART Metal 4 Drawer, office furniture store, orchard supply
office furniture store, orchard supply, home improvement stores: John, Not unless you find another container that you can part out. We don t salvage parts like this. You may want to check out a used office furniture store, as they may have what you are looking for, or they may salvage parts. You may want to...

Locksmithing: buying a safe, burglary protection, least three times
burglary protection, least three times, composite safes: Al, I m glad that you contacted me BEFORE you actually spent any money. I want you to be an informed consumer so that you can make an educated purchase. You may want to print this out, and read it at least three times before making a purchase. Lets...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, number 80: Paul, Generally when people pass on combinations, they do it the way that THEY understand it, NOT necessarily the way the lock actually works. The dialing sequence would be as follows: 4 times left to the first number (80} 3 times right to the second...

Locksmithing: Default Combination, combination safes, random combinations
combination safes, random combinations, digital locks: Apel, There is no such thing as a defualt combination. Safes with a mechanical lock come set on a random combination. There are 1,000,000 possible random combinations for the mechanical lock on your safe. Safes with digital locks are usually set...

Locksmithing: Diebold safe, informal evaluations, bmp format
informal evaluations, bmp format, resale purposes: Eric, Sorry, but I m not going to be able to answer your questions until I see the safe. You will either have to wait until your wife returns witht the camera, or obtain a second camera. In order to answer questions, identify, rate, or evaluate your...

Locksmithing: Diebold safe, metal casters, picking locks
metal casters, picking locks, fire panels: Matt, Great, I m glad that you are figuring out how the locks work, it is a great hobby. I m not sure why your photo link wouldn t work the first time, but I was able to open it up the second time. The safe is a 1950ish fire resistive safe. It was...

Locksmithing: door won't unlock due to an extra part on the inside?, burglary attempt, screw holes
burglary attempt, screw holes, green arrow: Gary, The spring loaded item is called a relocking device , the purpose would be to jam the bolt work in the event of a burglary attempt. The plate (green arrow), is the relocking device holdback . when this plate is correctly installed it holds the...

Locksmithing: DS 130, camp arifjan, korea phone
camp arifjan, korea phone, cflcc: Robert, Sorry, I can t give you a POC, or phone number. I was attached to CFLCC between 2004-2006 (18 months). I left in June of 2006, so a lot has probably changed in the past 5 1/2 years. While I did have a conversation with a locksmith, earlier in...

Locksmithing: Shaw Walker fire proof cabinet, shaw walker, keyblank
Locksmithing: Shaw Walker fire proof cabinet, shaw walker, keyblank, locksmith

Locksmithing: Split spindle handle, spindle hole, straight piece
Locksmithing: Split spindle handle, spindle hole, straight piece, paxton

Locksmithing: Forgotten Combination, three wheels, logical manner
three wheels, logical manner, combination lock: Deja, I m not sure what you are inferring or asking, but I will attempt to answer your question. It appears that YOU would like an easy way to figure out YOUR lost combination, without any outside help. While this can be done, you must approach it in...

Locksmithing: Help needed with how to use combo, montgomery wards, excessive damage
montgomery wards, excessive damage, index mark: Ramona, Montgomery Wards sold safes which were manufactured by a number of different companies. The dialing instructions WILL depend on the lock that is installed on the safe. Without knowing more or seeing the safe, all I can give you would be the...

Locksmithing: All house keys suddenly stopped working, dead bolt, spare keys
dead bolt, spare keys, deadbolt: You could try wd40 in the keyhole of the Entry knob, The fact that all the keys still work the deadbolt leads me to believe you are using the right key and that the problem lays in the lock, Try wd 40, it may wash out debris that is causing the problem, if...

Locksmithing: Keypad, fichet bauche, happy thanksgiving
fichet bauche, happy thanksgiving, key pad: Colin, My recommendation is NOT a new keypad, it would be a complete new lock. While the key pad MAY be the problem, if you don t have a way of testing the lock (I don t), then replacing the key pad may not fix the problem. Think about your electronic...

Locksmithing: large old safe, underwriters laboratories inc, home test kit
underwriters laboratories inc, home test kit, cvs pharmacies: Hi Sissy, Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Day. The Art Metal Construction Company, was a metal furniture manufacturer, making office equipment between 1888 until the late 1950 s. The latest date I ve been able to find for this company was 1958. They...

Locksmithing: Looking, central california area, safe companies
central california area, safe companies, ebay: Michael, first off, as you are in Wine making country, you should know that the word VINTAGE applies to the year a particular wine was made, or the harvest of the wine. It doesn t apply to old stuff, and especially not to old safes. I do realize that...

Locksmithing: Lost Combimination, safes and vaults, funding solutions
safes and vaults, funding solutions, locksmith: Percy, Saga safes were inported from China and Korea, these haven t been brought in for years and there are no records available to track down the original combination. You will need a safe technician NOT a locksmith. Check your local yellow pages under...

Locksmithing: montgomery ward safe 9007, montgomery wards, resource sales
montgomery wards, resource sales, safe company: Jayme, Montgomery Wards was not a manufacturer, they simply bought from other manufacturers and had the safe relabeld with their name. Your safe was probably built by the Meilink Safe company. Meilink was acquired by Fire King International in 1990. ...

Locksmithing: MOSLER SAFE, cause mom, safe company
cause mom, safe company, question time: Bobby, I will need to see the safe to answer your questions. The plate you are referring to is either an inspection label from the Safe Manufacturers National Association (SMNA), or Mosler s inspection label. SMNA labeled/tested safes from the mid 1920...

Locksmithing: mosler safe, safes and vaults, excessive damage
safes and vaults, excessive damage, commercial businesses: Adam, Serial numbers only help the Manufacturer to identify the safe and what components may have been installed. Once a manufacturer goes out of business they don t mean anything. In this case Mosler has been out of business for over 10 years. Second...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, liability reasons, safe company
liability reasons, safe company, safe lock: Jack, Serial numbers are provided so that the MANUFACTURER has a reference for how the safe was built, what options were include, and possibly what combination was set on the safe. Other than that, they don t do us any good. Manufacturer s NEVER released...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, patent dates, interior detail
patent dates, interior detail, detail photo: Timothy, First off, the dates are patent dates and do NOT refer to manufacturing dates. Generally patents were issued for periods of up to 20 years, but may be used afterwards if the manufacturer is referring to the patent the lock was made to. This...

Locksmithing: Need help opening safe, sentry group, linden ave
sentry group, linden ave, index mark: Josie, As Sentry makes several types of locks, I would recommend that you contact them for the specific directions for your safe. You will need the model and serial number. There contact info is: Sentry Group 900 Linden Ave, Rochester, NY 14625 Customer...

Locksmithing: old standard LE Type safe with rusty fence, hurricane irene, torsion spring
hurricane irene, torsion spring, eddie lopez: Ivan, I doubt that it is a rusty fence, as the yale locks used brass parts. This doesn t mean that you don t have a mechanical problem, it just may not be what you believe it to be. The grease or lubricant in the lock could have emsulsified, or hardened...

Locksmithing: Protector Safe, sisco inc, locksmith shop
sisco inc, locksmith shop, compton ca: Pamela, Currently Sisco safes are manufactured under the Honeywell logo. The current info that I have for this company is: Honeywell / Sisco www.honeywellsafes.com 2835 East Ana Street Compton, CA 90221-5801 800-223-8566 310-638-1182 310-638-6489...

Locksmithing: Removal of Corbin Door assembly, mortise lockset, wd 40
mortise lockset, wd 40, locksmith: Hi Matt, Thanks for including a picture by the way.Just so you know this is called a mortise lockset and these are very expensive locks,they re common in commercial use but they were fashioned in decorative formats for residential use.If you order one from...

Locksmithing: S&G combination lock, service frequencies, correct combination
service frequencies, correct combination, wrong numbers: Bob, First question is: When was the last time that your safe AND the lock were serviced? Just like your car needs occasional service to keep it running correctly, and its oils and lubricants changed, so does your lock! Just like your watch, occasionally...

Locksmithing: The Safe Cabinet Standard ME 19264, record storage systems, remington typewriter
record storage systems, remington typewriter, remington rand: Iris, The Safe Cabinet Company began business in February 1905, and then organized under the laws of Ohio in January 1906. The began to manufacture and sell office equipment known as Safe-Cabinets . These safe-Cabinets were considered a novelty...

Locksmithing: Safe info, rough condition, lil brother
rough condition, lil brother, detail photos: J.J. Well obviously I will need to see the safe to give you any kind of evaluation. Chances are if it is in as rough condition as you describe, the current value may be fairly low. if all the parts are present and repairable, then with a full restoration...

Locksmithing: schlage leversets, Locksmith Toronto, Toronto Locksmith
Locksmith Toronto, Toronto Locksmith, 416-467-5625: In the locked position the tailpiece of the cylinder blocks the retainer in the spindle from being depressed to release the lever. I order to remove the lever from the Spindle so that you can re-key or replace the cylinder you must depress the retainer in...

Locksmithing: Shaw Walker Combination sequence, fireproof file cabinet, shaw walker
fireproof file cabinet, shaw walker, index mark: Denny, 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. NOTE: left is counter clockwise, right is clockwise. DO NOT count...

Locksmithing: Shaw Walker fire proof cabinet, fire proof cabinet, locksmith shop
fire proof cabinet, locksmith shop, shaw walker: Andrew, First, lets address the fire proof thing. If the container only has a 1 hour rating , it is hardly fire PROOF , only fire resistive, designed to keep the interior temperature below 350 degrees F. for at least the 1 hour rating period. As...

Locksmithing: Sisco Model 1060 Firesafe, compton ca, index mark
compton ca, index mark, safe company: Cricket, Sisco s contact info is as follows: Honeywell / Sisco 2835 East Anna Street Compton, CA 90221-5801 800-223-8566 310-638-1182 310-638-6489 fax customersupport@siscoproducts.com www.honeywellsafes.com NOTE: I ve heard complaints...

Locksmithing: Split spindle handle, lockset, square hole
lockset, square hole, spindle: Hello Scott, I have researched the style lock you described and can find nothing. I have never encountered a lock such as the one you described. I may be of more assistance if you could take pictures of the lock and spindle/hook and send them to me. If...

Locksmithing: Vanguard 2.0 Fire Safe, plastic locks, replacement locks
plastic locks, replacement locks, william dickens: William, the locks that were used on these inexpensive safes were also inexpensive, plastic locks. These locks were never intended to last for ever, though they actually do a pretty good job. Chances are the lock and dial just need serving and maintenance....

Locksmithing: Victor 1910 safe, informal evaluation, detail photos
informal evaluation, detail photos, interior detail: Patty, I would be happy to look at your safe. In order to answer questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full exterior and interior. Detail photos should include pictures of the dial, handles,...

Locksmithing: Victor firemaster lx, lb category, moving guys
lb category, moving guys, firemaster: Laurel, Drawers are held into file cabinets in a variety of methods depending on the glides or slides that are installed. The front of the drawer may have to be tilted up slightly to remove them, or their may be a catch that has to be released, or they...

Locksmithing: victor patent safe, detail photos, interior detail
detail photos, interior detail, historical perspective: Mark, I m not sure what you are referring to? If it was a previous safe, then any evaluation would apply to THAT safe only. If you have a Victor safe that you would like evaluated, I would be happy to look at it. In order to answer questions, identify,...

Locksmithing: welch cylinder, kaba ilco, replacement cylinders
kaba ilco, replacement cylinders, security gate: Hi Randy, You might have better luck just replacing the locks but if the cam is honestly the issue that is the problem contact a Kaba-Ilco distributor and ask for a PDF of the cams they manufacture as there are some that they have that are uncommonly used...

Locksmithing: William Adams & Co. Salamander Safe, daniel fitzgerald, sole proprietors
daniel fitzgerald, sole proprietors, hammond company: Maurice, Basic History: William Adams & Company, Boston, MA. (1850 s to at least the mid 1860 s) Successors to Adams, Hammond & Company, (1840 s to early 1850 s) Smiths & Machinists , manufacturers and sole proprietors of Wilders Patent Salamander...

Locksmithing: Wobbly lock, cylinder locks, set screw
cylinder locks, set screw, screw driver: Hello Val, I have encountered this wobbly problem on many different types of cylinder deadbolts. Without knowing the make and model, I can give you generic instructions that apply to most deadbolt cylinder locks. Most cylinders have a set screw that...

Locksmithing: Is It Worth Restoring?, burglary safes, metal shelving
burglary safes, metal shelving, safety deposit box: Stephen, In generaly you need to think about the $$$ value that you are going to be storing IN the safe, NOT the $$$ value it is going to cost FOR the safe. Fire rated safes and/or B rated burglary safes shouldn t keep more than $3000 to a max of $5000...

Locksmithing: Is This Worth Restoring?, burglary protection, overnight storage
burglary protection, overnight storage, upstairs bedroom: Stephen, I m not sure what a vintage look is, as the word vintage applies to the age of a wine, or the harvest of a particular grape, that being said, your safe is from the late 1940 s or early 1950 s. The safe was designed and is only intended as...

Locksmithing: York Safe door, 1917, vault doors, hi res images
vault doors, hi res images, target market: Will, Just because the building may have been built in 1917 does not mean that the door is also 1917. This style of door was built and used up through the 1940 s. Unless you have documentation of when the door was made or installed, don t assume a date...

Locksmithing: 1907 eagle lock, liability reasons, stethoscope
liability reasons, stethoscope, safes: Tony, Manufacturers NEVER released combinations which were set on safes for obvious security and liability reasons. As JJ Taylor is no longer in business, we can t get hold of them to check for a combo. Your options are limited down to trying all of...

Locksmithing: 50s diebolt, index mark, wrong numbers
index mark, wrong numbers, operator errors: Bryan, 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), 3. Mechanical problems. Assuming that the lock is operating correctly,...

Locksmithing: Adjusting door on Herring & Co. Safe, upper pin, safe companies
upper pin, safe companies, safe company: Ruth, There were no adjustments built into these safes, by the manufacturer. This means that repair work will be necessary to bring it back to where it should be. The first problem is determining exactly WHAT the problem is. WHICH direction is the...

Locksmithing: Atlas Safe Combo - Deceased Family Member, cher cher, deceased family member
cher cher, deceased family member, safe companies: Cher, First off, there is no such thing as fire proof , it may be fire resistive but NOT proof. Atlas Safe is NOT a manufacturer, they were a distributor or seller of safes, so chances of them maintaining a list of original combinations, etc. is probably...

Locksmithing: bank vault at prison, bank vault doors, cheektowaga ny
bank vault doors, cheektowaga ny, eddie lopez: Courtney, Bank vault doors come from the factory set on a neutral number. The combination is set when the door is installed. Chances are if the door was installed 70-90 years ago, the combination has probably been changed 15-20 times or more during that...

Locksmithing: Broken antique spindle, e bay, spindle
e bay, spindle, lockwood: Hi Steve, You might want to check E-bay,I can t promise that it won t be pricey but sometimes that s a good source for older parts especially Lockwood.Spindle Rod is the the correct name for the part your e indicating...however if you can t find some proper...

Locksmithing: Changing Combination, change locks, yale style
change locks, yale style, combination dial: Tim, These safes were made in China and Japan for Star. They are all imported and not made in the US. They used a couple of different styles of locks depending on the size of the safe. Your safe would probably have a knock off Yale style lock. These...

Locksmithing: Cole Safe in Filing Cabinet, safe locks, combination lock
safe locks, combination lock, filing cabinet: Scott, Most combination safe locks have 3 digits, some have 4 & some have 3 with the last instruction to turn until the dial stops. Safes aren t my strong field but for the most part with safe type dials turn the dial to the left a few times then stop...

Locksmithing: Date of Safe, auto repair shop, first auto
auto repair shop, first auto, shop car: Mark, Congratulations on getting your safe opened. I had to open a Tilton & McFarland this afternoon. Unfortunately there is no way of telling an exact date of manufacture as they didn t use serial numbers (that we ve been able to identify). The...

Locksmithing: Changing Combination, grief
Locksmithing: Changing Combination, grief

Locksmithing: Morris-Ireland Safe, ireland
Locksmithing: Morris-Ireland Safe, ireland

Locksmithing: RE: Meilink Safe Question
Locksmithing: RE: Meilink Safe Question

Locksmithing: My Fathers keys, bow shape, condolenses
bow shape, condolenses, aluminum metal: Hi Art, My condolenses for your father s death but hopefully my info helps.The only key I m familiar with that goes by WR3 is a key that s for a Weiser Lockset-this key will have a bow shape that looks like an upside down triangle.Hope this helps. Brad...

Locksmithing: file safe recombination, wheel assembly, circumferance
wheel assembly, circumferance, diy projects: Daryl, It probably has a Yale lock, most of these locks are hand change types. I don t recommend DIY projects like changing combinations for the same reason that I don t recommend using locksmiths. Generally they don t have the training, knowledge and...

Locksmithing: GSA 2 draw security cabinet, black labels, liability reasons
black labels, liability reasons, diy project: Steve, I understand that it is expensive to have work done on GSA containers, but you have to blame the feds for tying our hands with FedStd 809B. As service techs we don t have many choices when it comes to GSA containers. I would recommend the following...

Locksmithing: gun safe combination lock seized, flood water, excessive damage
flood water, excessive damage, combination lock: Stephen, If the wheels of the lock are seized, you cannot introduce a lubricant or penetrating fluid from outside of the safe. If it is just the dial, you can try to force WD-40, Tri-Flow or a similar type spray penetrant, lubricant under the dial to see...

Locksmithing: Hall's Safe and Lock mystery, insulation material, drilling holes
insulation material, drilling holes, christmas weekend: Jason, The most important part of safe opening (rule 1) is correctly identifying the safe and more importantly (rule 2) the lock. If you don t know EXACTLY which lock that you are dealing with, then you are simply guessing when you drill a hole. It kind...

Locksmithing: HHHHHHEEEEEEELLPPPPP !, yale locks, thanx bruce
yale locks, thanx bruce, pet peeve: Bruce, First how did you get an 1896 age for your safe? As there are no serial number records available, you are probably using a patent date, which is NOT a manufacturers date. If you don t have any documentation of an 1896 date then I wouldn t use...

Locksmithing: HHM Combination safe, vault doors, combination format
vault doors, combination format, digit number: Beambemity, That s a great story about your Grandfather. We get the same thing. Generally most people don t have a concept of HEAVY over 500 lbs. Light weight to us is up to 1500 lbs. Medium weight is 1500 to 3000 lbs, heavy is 3000 to 10,000 lbs,...

Locksmithing: ilco onican, safe service, somewere
safe service, somewere, unican: Absolutely yes, from the person who set it! LOL! There are a number of things you could try but the best advise I can give you is to calll a local safe service company and have someone come out if you want to be able to use it, or open it with out destroying...

Locksmithing: locked walk-in vault door with no combo, thick plate steel, lincoln rhode island
thick plate steel, lincoln rhode island, combination dial: Daniel, Depending on WHO is available in your area, they may be able to manipulate the lock open without drilling, however, manipulation is never guaranteed, which means that you may be paying for the service not the results. Generally most safe techs...

Locksmithing: LOST COMBO, seoul korea, korea tel
seoul korea, korea tel, safe company: Raniero, My first recommendation would be to contact the company who bought the safe from. There are a number of importers in the US, while I can t speak for the other companies, we keep the records of all of the safes that we import. If you can t contact...

Locksmithing: lost key, liability reasons, lost key
liability reasons, lost key, key lock: Cynthia, The information you ve provided does no good without having a manufacturer s name. Even then it may not be useable information. Manufacturers never published information about combinations or keys for obvious security and liability reasons....

Locksmithing: Lost Key to a file, locksmith association, several thousand dollars
locksmith association, several thousand dollars, lock picking: Paul, Sounds like the lock is a Chicago. Most locksmith shops should be able to make a key by code for you. If not you may need to take the lock to them to have a key hand made (impressioning). If they can t do that, the third option would be to have...

Locksmithing: Lowrie Wall Safe, pin change, index mark
pin change, index mark, o clock: Andrew, The Lowrie Safe & Lock Company was in business during the early 1900 s (through the early 1920 s). This lock has two non-changeable wheels and a rear mounted drive wheel which is a pin change, and has 5 possible combinations. There are only...

Locksmithing: Meilink #542, scotch tape, meilink
scotch tape, meilink, flang: Reuben, Meilink Safe Company was acquired by FireKing Group International in 1990. While they still make some of the containers under the Meilink label, many items have been discontinued. You can check with Meilink at the following weblink, to see if...

Locksmithing: Meilink safe, family heirlooms, two doors
family heirlooms, two doors, impact test: Ethan, As you have noted, large doesn t necessarily mean secure or better. It all depends on how the container is built and what it was built for. I would recommend a TL-30 rated safe, with 2 hours of fire resistance. The second thing that you need...

Locksmithing: Mini Safe, johannesburg south africa, export fees
johannesburg south africa, export fees, republic of south africa: Laura, Sorry, but the patent number doesn t help at all, and I m not familiar with your reference to a mini safe . Do you have a manufacturers name? If the company is no longer in business, then you will have to look for something similar. This means...

Locksmithing: Morris-Ireland Safe, safe company, william andrew
safe company, william andrew, readville: William, Well, I ve got some good news and bad news - first the bad news, you don t have a Morris-Ireland Safe, sort of!!!! While this safe was sold by Morris-Ireland, it wasn t manufactured by Morris-Ireland. There were two companies that went by this...

Locksmithing: Mosler Class C Filing cabinets, price negotiations, filing cabinets
price negotiations, filing cabinets, mosler: Syd, These were cool filing cabinets. When the doors are opened, they slide into the cabinet out of the way to make access to the drawers easier. Fortunately, they are OPEN, which means that it is relatively easy for a safe technician to recover or...

Locksmithing: Mosler MR 302-402 Group 1R lock, spline key, claw hammer
spline key, claw hammer, mosler: Don, The dial is held on by the drive wheel. Its spindle is screwed into the drive wheel and held in place by means of a spline key. Mosler used a couple of different types, but yours may be a double legged key with a round top, with a hole in the middle....

Locksmithing: MOSLER SAFE, liability reasons, safe company
liability reasons, safe company, price doesn: Bob, Here are several companies in your area that you can talk to: Fink Safe & Lock Co., Inc. 773-486-2020 2307-11 N. Western Avenue Chicago, IL 60647 Mobile Vault Service, Inc. 847-923-5555 (Mark Gerhardt) 366 Beinoris Dr. Wood Dale, IL...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe, mosler safe company, excessive problems
mosler safe company, excessive problems, digit combination: Lucy, Safes over 50 years old do not meet current fire or burglary standards (with few exceptions). Chances are if it has a 1949 date from the Postal Department, the safe is much older. Based on the serial numbers I would estimate around 1945 at least....

Locksmithing: Need Combination, security cabinets, index mark
security cabinets, index mark, operator errors: Steve, All of the Mosler GSA containers came set on ONE combination it is 50-25-50. If the combination has been changed at any time this combination WILL NOT WORK. The serial number doesn t matter as ALL of these containers had the same combination from...

Locksmithing: opening armor dial safe, eyes and ears, locksmith
eyes and ears, locksmith, number 3: Are you attempting to open his safe , or the other????? safe. I can only speculate without actually laying hands and eyes and ears on this safe to determine what is happening during operation. If all seems to go well and the lock opens and the handle releases,...

Locksmithing: Opening a Diebold floor safe, excessive damage, safe company
excessive damage, safe company, julie smith: Julie, Think of it, kind of like your car. If you took it to an untrained mechanic who caused damage to your safe, and THEN took it to a trained mechanic to have it repaired correctly - what would the costs be? The safe technician should be able to...

Locksmithing: opening an eagle safe, wheel locks, index mark
wheel locks, index mark, detail photos: Jeff, I ll have to see your safe to figure out what you have. There was an Eagle lock manufacturer, and there have been several companies that used Eagle as a logo, but I have no records of any manufacturer by the name of Eagle , until the 1970 s....

Locksmithing: Opening a old company safe., close ups, liability reasons
close ups, liability reasons, exsistance: Matthew, Recovering a lost combination from the factory wouild require that the factory still be in exsistance. As manufacturers NEVER publish records of combinations, for obvious security and liability reasons, once they go out of business, the records...

Locksmithing: opening the safe, little key, safe company
little key, safe company, locksmith: Valerie, The key acts like the handle to retract the bolt work AFTER the combination has been correctly dial. Without the key, you will not be able to open the safe. I never recommend having safes worked on by locksmiths as they generally don t have...

Locksmithing: The Protector Safe, safe company, correct numbers
safe company, correct numbers: Patricia, If the lock or safe is not working correctly then you probably need to have it checked out by a safe technician from a local safe company. I m sorry but without out being able to see and touch your safe, I m not able to diagnose without much...

Locksmithing: The Protector safe - Can't open it., digital locks, invironments
digital locks, invironments, electronic locks: Patricia, Ok, well that gives me a little more to go on. Generally the biggest problem with digital locks are the batteries. If you haven t changed them recently, then I would make that my first priority. NOTE: I never trust batteries, even brand...

Locksmithing: RE: Meilink Safe Question, burglary protection, gun safes
burglary protection, gun safes, overnight storage: Dave, The information that you have provided have nothing to do with the manufacturer or model of the safe. It is the inspection/test label that indicates the STANDARD that the safe was built to. SMNA (Safe Manufacturers National Association), was...

Locksmithing: replacement lock, left hand corner, metal tag
left hand corner, metal tag, fireking: Frank, Sorry, these locks haven t been made in a number of years. After the lock manufacturer quit making them, Meilink obtained the dies and continued for a couple years until they were acquired by FireKing, and they discontinued this. As your safe...

Locksmithing: Replacing a Yale OC5 safe lock, spline key, case sizes
spline key, case sizes, lagard: Toby, There will be a spline key which connects the drive wheel to the dial spindle, you need to remove the spline key. Next you will unscrew the dial spindle from the drive wheel. Simply hold the drive wheel and unscrew the dial. If the lock case...

Locksmithing: Replating Lock wheel/misc parts, mosler safe company, bowen company
mosler safe company, bowen company, bowen co: Jay, Mosler, Bowen & Company was a sales agent for Mosler in Mexico City, Mexico. George Washington Bradford Cook, Jr., Secretary of the Mosler Safe Company was a partner in Mosler, Bowen & Co., around 1889 or 1890. By 1891 they had 450 people working...

Locksmithing: Restoring a Schwab Safe, steel office furniture, van dorn
steel office furniture, van dorn, piece of furniture: Jeremiah, As this container isn t an antique you can pretty much do what every you want to it. This container was probably made in the 1930 s or early 40 s, so while it is a little large for a collectible, it WILL make a great project safe. As these...

Locksmithing: safe combination, sears tower, safe company
sears tower, safe company, diy projects: Chip, The Tower safes were provided to Sears by several different manufacturers. The combination changing sequence WILL depend on the safe (manufacturer) that you have, AND more importantly the lock that is installed. Some of these safes used hand...

Locksmithing: Safe Restoration, dark colours, paint color
dark colours, paint color, subjective value: Depending on the vintage and model of the safe you have you may be able to locate one similar to copy from or photograph for painting. There is no real market for decals for this type of work due to its limited utility and rather subjective value, so it may...

Locksmithing: Schwab safe, harlingen texas, detail photos
harlingen texas, detail photos, safe co: John, Your Schwab safe is probably from the 1930 s. Adams Extract Co., was probably the original owner of the safe, or an owner at some point. Obviously the sold by individual, sold the safe at some point. Maybe originally or later on as a used...

Locksmithing: Special Key Service, schlage key blanks, blank stock
schlage key blanks, blank stock, ace hardware: John, I never recommend using locksmiths for safe work as they generally DO NOT have the training, knowledge or tools to work on safes without causing problems. For this same reason I NEVER recommend using places like Home Depot, True Value, Ace Hardware,...

Locksmithing: Taylor Safe, mr potato head, change keys
mr potato head, change keys, old taylor: Ron, I ve been out of the office for the past several days, and it doesn t look like I ll be back in untl Wednesday, so my emails will be fairly backed up. HPC is the only manufacturer of replacement change keys once a manufacturer has made them obsolete....

Locksmithing: Taylor Safe, change key, hpc
change key, hpc, lockout: Ron, Sorry but this has been a really busy week and I ve been on the road almost constantly. Monday is also scheduled full, so I m hoping to be in the office on Tuesday to get caught up. As far as lubrication, I clean the lock, and wipe it dry using...

Locksmithing: Taylor Safe, toronto ontario canada, fine shape
toronto ontario canada, fine shape, repair charges: Ron, Good thing the safe was open, that will save a bunch in opening & repair charges. I ll answer the questions as best I m able. 1. JJ Taylor was in business from 1855 to the late 1920 s (at least 1927). As far as the particular history of...

Locksmithing: Tilton&McFarland, excessive damage, steel key
excessive damage, steel key, flat steel: Ed, Yes, and No, While the lock can be picked, your chances of finding a locksmith with any knowledge of this safe or how to pick the lock are slim to none. In fact very few safe technicians would know how to work on this safe. Drilling the safe...

Locksmithing: Tower safe that is locked, two choices, max max
two choices, max max, sears: Max, There are no access areas under the dial that allow you to open the safe. Tower safes were a Sears brand name, actually made by several different companies for Sears, so I m not sure which one you have. If you don t have a combination, then...

Locksmithing: unlock a yale safe, yale lock, safe company
yale lock, safe company, digit dial: Karl, The Acme Safe Company (New York), has been a distributor not a manufacturer, since around 1904. They were recently acquired by the Wilson Safe Company. So while it may say Acme Safe Company , that ISN T what you have. Also, YALE was a lock manufacturer,...

Locksmithing: Value of safe, cvs pharmacys, home test kit
cvs pharmacys, home test kit, ace hdw: Alice, This safe would have been made between 1924-1926. After the company was acquired by Remington-Rand in 1926, the logo was changed to Safe Cabinet Laboratories. As yours has the Scientist logo, it would probably have been closer to the 1926 time...

Locksmithing: Victor Fire Master File Cabinet drawer stuck open, file cabinets, classification number
file cabinets, classification number, bottom drawer: Mary, Mechanical problems generally require hands on inspection and diagnostics. As I m not there - YOU will have to examine it to determine the problem, OR have a safe technician check it out. Pull the drawer out of the cabinet to inspect the cavity...

Locksmithing: Victor Safe, detail photos, interior detail
detail photos, interior detail, historical perspective: Sharon, Sorry but it s not my site, I m just a volunteer on it. Unfortunately, this site isn t photo friendly, which is why I request all the photos sent directly to my email address, andy@securitysafeusa.com While the two photos you have attached...

Locksmithing: Victor Safe, marvin marvin, detail photos
marvin marvin, detail photos, interior detail: Marvin, I m not sure what you mean by only 4 numbers on the dial . I m assuming that you mean a serial number as most Victors had the numbers 0-60 or 0-100 on the dial. Second question: If the safe has no markings what leads you to believe that it...

Locksmithing: victor safe, informal evaluation, detail photos
informal evaluation, detail photos, interior detail: Baxter Unfortunately my wife broke my crystal ball about the same time she killed the money tree, so you will need to send me photos of your safe. In order to answer questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They...

Locksmithing: Victor Safe, index mark, correct directions
index mark, correct directions, digit combination: Rick, Yes the dialing sequence is: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time right until the dial stops. There aren t two options for this lock, the other dialing sequence refers...

Locksmithing: 1968 Mosler jewelry-type safe, sears store, plackard
sears store, plackard, mosler: Phyllis, The rule is: If the safe isn t working correctly - Don t close and lock it. If the wheel pack was becoming frozen , and you have forced the dial, you have probably sheared off the drive pins, thats usually why the dial all of a sudden free...

Locksmithing: AMSEC drop safe, can't open, reputable locksmith, benson ave
reputable locksmith, benson ave, safe cracking: Shawn, my first recommendation would be to have AMSEC do a record search for the combination. Send me a request for the combo search form tomorrow at: andy@securitysafeusa.com When I get it back, I ll contact the factory. Your second alternative would...

Locksmithing: Antique Safe, concord ca, tilton
concord ca, tilton, safes: Alan, I live in Antioch - what a small world! I might know of one for sale, I ll have to check on it though. Bad news is that isn t in California! You might have to wait awhile as these are pretty sought after and they don t remain on the market...

Locksmithing: acquiring key for safe, safe companies, new keys
safe companies, new keys, key lock: You can call the manufacturer of the safe. Many safe companies keep the key codes on file. For a small fee they will usually mail you a new key or they can at least give you the key code to take to your local locksmith. If they do not keep it on file,...

Locksmithing: approx:1964 eagle safe, correct combination, index mark
correct combination, index mark, o clock: John, There are only three reasons a safe lock will not operate or open: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, 2. Incorrect combination, 3. Mechanical problems. I m not sure what you mean when you ask: at what position should the dial seem loose? . It...

Locksmithing: Bank vault, deb deb, bank vault
deb deb, bank vault, plate steel: Deb, Come on, we re talking 1902. With the exception of the vault door, the rest of the vault was built on site. Occassionally some banks would have a plate steel interior, lining the inside of the vault. The panels would have been cut to size and shipped...

Locksmithing: Broken mortise, fire axe, screw out
fire axe, screw out, set screw: STOP! These type of matters require a scientific approach to solving them. First you need to identify the problem. As difficult and frustrating as that might be you need to focus on moving forward and put out of your mind all of the obstacles between...

Locksmithing: Cannon Safe, g locks, digital locks
g locks, digital locks, correct combination: Jon, There are a number of possible problems that we need to review; 1. first would be incorrect combination or not remembering the code exactly. All of us have a small amount of dislexia and it is easy to remember the numbers incorrectly. I know,...

Locksmithing: Combination Lost, soldotna alaska, vanguard line
soldotna alaska, vanguard line, meilink: Allen, The safes that Sears sold were pre-packaged before they were shipped to either the retail store or the catalog distribution center. For that reason, Sears would not have been privy to the combination of any safe. The Vanguard line was a model,...

Locksmithing: change lock combination, WES1310 Safe
WES1310 Safe: Hello Bonnie, WES1310 doesn t give me much information about the maker of the safe, it could be a Wesley, or West Coast or numerous others. Having said that, most digital safes recode generally the same. Start with the door open. On the inside of...

Locksmithing: cole steel filing cabinet, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, filing cabinet: Haydee, As I originally indicated, the dialing sequence is for three numbers (see below). The last turn retracts the lock bolt. 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time right...

Locksmithing: cole storage cabinet with combination safe, burglary protection, overnight storage
burglary protection, overnight storage, locking storage: Linda, This equipment is considered office equipment and not safe related. While it has a locking storage compartment with a combination lock, this isn t considered a safe. It is just for temporary storage of items, not for overnight storage of cash,...

Locksmithing: css safe, duress alarms, heart desires
duress alarms, heart desires, service warranty: Keith, Yes that does make a difference! I ll need to know what manufacturer and model lock you have to send you, or to direct you to the appropriate download site. First lets start off, with the manufacturer - Is it S&G, LaGard, AMSEC, Kaba-Mas,...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt keeps turning, phillips screwdriver, hinges
phillips screwdriver, hinges, bolt: This is for a round deadbolt only-Sounds like the tailpiece which connects to the bolt is broken or has fallen off due to the clip breaking on the back of the plug. Take it off the door and have a lockshop replace the clip and tailpiece. You should be able...

Locksmithing: DIEBOLD COMBINATION DIAL, guns and ammunition, combination dial
guns and ammunition, combination dial, machine repairman: Al, I know which dial you are talking about, and I may have a replacement for you. As far as my original statement for opening your safe, you can make a temporary dial by using card board, stiff fiber board, sheet steel or what ever. Fasten it to the...

Locksmithing: Diebold Safe door guts, model designation, liability reasons
model designation, liability reasons, combination lock: Jeff, The short answer is NO! Manufactures NEVER publish schematics for obvious security and liability reasons. If they go out of business, then these documents are gone also. In your case Diebold is still around, so you can contact them to see what...

Locksmithing: Diebold safe, zero position, lever assembly
zero position, lever assembly, magnate: Al, Yes there are locks that you have to push in on the dial to engage the handle, or engage the lever assembly, If the lock is a newer style lock it is probably a Sargent & Greenleaf (S&G) 8500 series lock. If this is the case, the dial will push in at...

Locksmithing: Discontinued part, torsion spring, antique locks
torsion spring, antique locks, handleset: Either buy a lock hole boring jig and re-drill the hole to the now standard 2 and 1/8 hole(Dewalt makes one)or hire a locksmith to do the job for you. Again, if a Troy knobset is what you needed, and you can get it from Weiser, I think you should do that...

Locksmithing: dexter deadbolt, Shortening a Dexter Deadbolt
Shortening a Dexter Deadbolt: Hello Lon, You have a Dexter Deadbolt made by Schlage lock Company. I don t recommend that you cut or grind your deadbolt to shorten it. The reason is that the deadlatch is sized to retract flush with the face plate, if you shorten it any length it will...

Locksmithing: dont know combo, Vanguard safes, Sears
Vanguard safes, Sears: Cherry, These safes were sold by Sears years ago. Many of the VanGuard series of safes were imported for Sears by Center Manufacturing. Center Manufacturing 540 Goodrich Road, Bellevue, OH 44811 Phone 1-800-377-7736 / Fax 1-419-483-0070 Based...

Locksmithing: E.C. Morris & company safe, detail photos, interior detail
detail photos, interior detail, morris co: Linda, I would be happy to look at your safe, and answer any questions that you have about it. In order to answer questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full exterior and interior. Detail...

Locksmithing: ES-035 Safe, mark eagle, stocking distributor
mark eagle, stocking distributor, booster battery: Mark, Eagle Safes are made in Korea. The manufacturers generally don t deal directly with the consumer, you have to go through a distributor. My first recommendation would be for you to contact the company that you bought the safe from to see if they...

Locksmithing: excalibur gun safe, safe company, trip fee
safe company, trip fee, commanche: Jodie, You ve presented me with something of a problem here, you didn t let me know what the problem is, and you are litterally located in the middle of No Safe Technicans Land ! Our safe will not open , is kind of vague. You need to be a little more...

Locksmithing: exterior door lock, no screws, broken key
no screws, broken key, lowe s: Hello Amy, I am hesitant to answer questions about opening a lock from the outside. I don t know if you are fishing for info on how to gain access to your neighbors garage. I hope you understand. However, you should be able to remove the lock easily from...

Locksmithing: Fichet-Bauche Carena old version safe, combination safes, safe company
combination safes, safe company, quick reply: Hadi, If there was such a thing as a common combination, safes wouldn t be very safe. Mechanical problems require hands on diagnostics, solutions and repairs. Unless something catestrophic has occured, your lock may simply be off slightly. Similar...

Locksmithing: Found Antique Safe, caster wheels, bmp format
caster wheels, bmp format, detail photos: Dave, The $75 won t be a bad investment. Unfortunately, cell phone pics probably won t let me see what I need to ID the safe, but its better than nothing (as long as I can see the safe). In order to answer questions, identify, rate, or evaluate your...

Locksmithing: DIEBOLD COMBINATION DIAL, mosler, good job
Locksmithing: DIEBOLD COMBINATION DIAL, mosler, good job, bolt

Locksmithing: Location for a key, abandonment, period of time
Locksmithing: Location for a key, abandonment, period of time, banks

Locksmithing: Meilink Steel Safe Company Safe Problem
Locksmithing: Meilink Steel Safe Company Safe Problem

Locksmithing: Montgomery ward 9007, wheel mechanism, dial 8
Locksmithing: Montgomery ward 9007, wheel mechanism, dial 8, metal bracket

Locksmithing: Parts for Dominion Safe #748, dominion
Locksmithing: Parts for Dominion Safe #748, dominion

Locksmithing: The Safe-Cabinet Standard M.E. Type Safe, demensions
Locksmithing: The Safe-Cabinet Standard M.E. Type Safe, demensions

Locksmithing: fichet-bauche biltmore 350, fichet bauche, index mark
fichet bauche, index mark, o clock: BD, I m very familiar with this type of safe, in fact I have a F-B Bastille in my warehouse we are getting ready to open. Chances are the combination lock is a Sargent & Greenleaf 8500 series group 1 lock. The dialing sequence is: 4 times left to...

Locksmithing: floor safe, safe company, excessive damage
safe company, excessive damage, detail photos: Dave, If you don t have a combination for the safe, then you have two options, 1. Start dialing all of the possible combinations, until you find the correct one, or 2. Contact a safe technician from a local safe company to have the safe opened....

Locksmithing: GARY Personal safe, safe company, excessive damage
safe company, excessive damage, index mark: Erik, As the Gary safe company that manufactured your safe is no longer in business - it was merged with another company, that was acquired by a third company, that was acquired by a fourth company - so records are not available any longer. This limits...

Locksmithing: Glass Vials in Safe Door, high school chemistry, glass vials
high school chemistry, glass vials, chemistry classes: Kevin, Unless an individual placed nitroglycerine in a safe door as a booby trap, it was NEVER done by a manufacturer, and aftermarket security companies NEVER made a device like this. You will notice that I capitalized the word NEVER, and even used it...

Locksmithing: Grandmaster keys, Master keys, Grand master keys
Master keys, Grand master keys, manager keys: No I can not, To begin with the preparation is in the locks not the keys. You need to call the service provider who set the system up, they are the ones who hold the codes for the keys you require. If you are an authorized key holder or signing authority...

Locksmithing: GSA container lubricant, moist surfaces, loose screws
moist surfaces, loose screws, light oils: Laura, Any type of bearing grease will work, not light oils, or spray on lubricants. When servicing rails or bolt work, you still need to clean off the old lubricant and any debris that has gathered. Old lubricant can harden or stiffen making operation...

Locksmithing: Hall's Safe and Lock Company, detail photos, interior detail
detail photos, interior detail, historical perspective: Marty, If you want individual knowledge about your particular safe, I won t be able to help you as there are no records that I have access to that have this information. You would have to back track it through previous owners. If you want information...

Locksmithing: Hall's safe, yale lock, wheel hub
yale lock, wheel hub, drive wheels: Ken, If your safe is a Hall s Safe Company, safe - based on the serial number I would place it around the early 1920 s. As there are no serial number records available, it is often times easier to approximate the age from the safe itself, not from the...

Locksmithing: Hamilton 4drawer GSA, rivits, file cabinet
rivits, file cabinet, simple answer: Rob, The simple answer is NO ! There are no modifications authorized to GSA containers. If you need a GSA container with individually locking drawers, you will have to obtain one built for this purpose. Your only other option would be to obtain new...

Locksmithing: Help opening tss c3 safe, straight tail, index mark
straight tail, index mark, o clock: Diana, first we need to be on the same page. I m assuming that your TSS-C3 safe is an import from europe, possibly the Netherlands. So, I ll need to see your safe to make sure we are discussing the same product. second, If you have the keys and combination,...

Locksmithing: Herring Hall Marvin Safe locked open, herring hall, safe company
herring hall, safe company, safe co: Becky, You shouldn t have any problem getting the combination for the safe either recovered or reset. If you obviously have access to the safe, it isn t out of the ordinary to have a combo reset or recovered. If it appears to the safe technician that...

Locksmithing: identifying an old safe, detail photos, interior detail
detail photos, interior detail, locksmith: Rob, Most locksmiths don t know any more about safes than you do. This is why I never recommend using them for safe work. If you look at the door with a bright light held at an angle, you may be able to see shadows of the original paint or lettering....

Locksmithing: interior door lock @ acorns for hinges-Hall's safe, herring hall, screw holes
herring hall, screw holes, accurate reproductions: E, As you have a 1906 patent date on your safe, it is from the second Hall s safe company. The first which was Joseph Hall s, Hall s Safe & Lock Company, was in business from 1848 until 1892. Shortley after Joseph s death in 1889, his son s merged the...

Locksmithing: Keedex K-6, master pin, keyways
master pin, keyways, kwikset: They are for the many different keyways. It can be used as a regular follower, or as a master pin remover and follower on Schlage, Sargent, Kwikset, Weiser, Almont padlocks and many others. Special taper allows smooth operation and better control over...

Locksmithing: Location for a key, safe deposit boxes, safety deposit box
safe deposit boxes, safety deposit box, safe deposit box: Lee, The short answer is NO! For a couple of reasons, LeFebure hasn t been around for about 15 years, and manufacturers NEVER kept records of where individual locks go, they don t care and don t want to know. The only thing the serial number of the...

Locksmithing: Lock!, safe company, safe lock
safe company, safe lock, cincinnati ohio: Jose, The best way to sell your safe would be through Ebay, craigslist, or a local advertising source. While you can do a flyer and pass it out to potential buyers, it usually is a waste of time unless they are interested up front. Oh, by the way, Victor...

Locksmithing: locked safe, yale lock, safe company
yale lock, safe company, number 3: L.C. Explosives? Just kidding. I kind of need to know what safe you have, or the combination that you have so that I can correctly decipher it. You either have a combination for a 4 wheel lock, or you have numbers for a three wheel lock. If...

Locksmithing: lord combination lock, burglary attempt, spindle hole
burglary attempt, spindle hole, silicone spray: Allan, The locks don t work that way. There is no access to the lock wheel pack through the dial or dial spindle hole. If you have a frozen wheel, then you need professional help. Any time that you have difficulty opening your safe or safe lock - DON...

Locksmithing: lost combination, lost combination
lost combination: Hello Herb, You can try a couple of different things. First, if the safe is open DO NOT CLOSE IT! Try contacting a local safe technician, or a locksmith that is trained and experienced with safes. Keep in mind that not all locksmiths are safe techs...

Locksmithing: Meilink Safe Lock Maintenance, fireproof insulation, separate entities
fireproof insulation, separate entities, dial indicators: Mike, If you are experiencing binding in the bolts, then the problem isn t with the lock. The lock and the bolt work are separate entities! Keep them and your diagnostics that way. With the lock, unlocked, and the door open, operate the bolt work....

Locksmithing: Meilink Steel Safe Company Safe Problem, ford mustang parts, 1965 ford mustang parts
ford mustang parts, 1965 ford mustang parts, safe company: Kallie, Meilink is currently owned by FireKing International. www.fireking.com or 1-800-528-9900. I believe that they only keep records back 10 years, but you are more than welcome to contact them. To answer your question about the torch. Basically...

Locksmithing: Montgomery ward 9007, montgomery wards, inports
montgomery wards, inports, index mark: Larry, It really depends on the actual manufacture of the safe. Montgomery Wards purchased safes from a couple of different companies. The dialing sequence will depend on the manufacture and the lock that is installed. as you didn t provide the combination...

Locksmithing: Morris-Ireland Safe Co., informal evaluation, safe co
informal evaluation, safe co, detail photos: Joseph, There were actually two Morris Ireland companies. If your safe says Morris-Ireland this was the latter company (1904-1924), it wasn t actually a manufacturer, it was a distributor or seller of safes . They sold safes which were relabeled...

Locksmithing: Mosler Bahmann & Co Safe, mosler safe, excessive damage
mosler safe, excessive damage, liability reasons: Steven, Records of original combinations would be held by the manufacturer. These records are never published for security and liability reasons. Once a manufacturer goes out of business these records are lost forever. This means that you have one...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, mosler safe company, general services administration
mosler safe company, general services administration, unclaimed valuables: John, THE Mosler Safe Company went bankrupt in 2001. The companies that are using Mosler s name now have no affiliation with that company. All Mosler GSA equipment was shipped from the factory set on a combination of 50-25-50. The combination would...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, tape residue, pliars
tape residue, pliars, candy cane: Steven, Using the standard sequence, your combination would be: The standard dialing procedure for a Mosler lock is: 4 times left to the first number, (30) 3 times right to the second number, (60) 2 times left to the third number, (90) 1 time right...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe combination, index mark, safe company
index mark, safe company, dial numbers: Daniel, If you look closely at one of the wheels you will notice that it actually two main pieces, the inner hub and the outer wheel. The outer wheel has the numbers, the inner hub has a small index mark that is positioned accross from the chosen number....

Locksmithing: Mosler safe records, mosler safe co, neck of the woods
mosler safe co, neck of the woods, excessive damage: Richard, Good luck trying to find the records. If you find them, send me a copy. Generally safe manufacturers NEVER, EVER, EVER, publish their records, and when they go out of business the records get disposed of. This is for obvious security and liability...

Locksmithing: Mosler Vault Door, storage room, approximate value
storage room, approximate value, red tag: Renee, The door is a fire resistive door, used for protection of documents. These doors make great doors for someone wanting to build a small storage room in their house or small business. As far as it burglary resistance, it meets the minimum standards....

Locksmithing: Old Diebold safe from a Detroit Edison office, edison office, detroit edison
edison office, detroit edison, detail photos: Hal, I would be happy to look at your safe. One note though, as your safe has an SMNA rating label, it is over 50 years old, and does not meet current standards for Fire protection. In order to answer questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe,...

Locksmithing: Old dominion safe & vault co. niagra falls, informal evaluations, bmp format
informal evaluations, bmp format, old dominion: Dave, First thing we have to do is ID your safe. Dominion was a distributor, not a manufacturer. In order to answer questions, identify, rate, or evaluate your safe I am going to need pictures. Evaluation photos should consist of full exterior / interior...

Locksmithing: Old Field Safe, sherry sherry, night storage
sherry sherry, night storage, wine storage: Sherry, You don t have an antique (over 100 years old), but you do have a collectible. As far as its value as a safe lets look at the categories: Fire resistance: $0 Doesn t meet current standards Burglary resistance: $0 This isn t a...

Locksmithing: Old safe combination lock, sargent and greenleaf, vault doors
sargent and greenleaf, vault doors, hole layouts: Within reason anything is possible, I mean we put a man on the moon! The question is what is within reason, in terms of your budget. I have custom designed and built safes and vault doors from scratch so retro-fitting a new style lock to an existing safe enclosure...

Locksmithing: Older Diebold Safe, clock tools, safe company
clock tools, safe company, security safes: Rick, I ll start with your last comment first. I also have been told to maybe remove the glass panel if the insurance rating isn t required. I m not sure who told you this or why, but quit listening to them. If you remove the glass, then the safe...

Locksmithing: Older Yale Rim Lock, night latch, rim lock
night latch, rim lock, safety button: That button should not remain engaged when the door shut the latch should either deadlatch in which case it would hold the door open or the depressing or the latch as the door closed should have disengaged the night latch feature. There where a few different...

Locksmithing: Opening Procedures w Combination, 3 beeps, delay period
3 beeps, delay period, pound sign: Richard, The three chirps indicates that time delay is active on your lock. Either you or someone else has activated it. To open the lock you will follow the following sequence: 1. Enter the current (valid) code followed by the pound sign (#), the...

Locksmithing: how to open combinaton fire proof file cabinet, fire proof file cabinet, globe wernicke
fire proof file cabinet, globe wernicke, cabinet id: Aleksander, I m sorry but we DO NOT give out opening instructions. This web site is an open forum, and as such we have no way of telling what your authorization is, or your relationship to the safe. While you may be a legitimite owner, the next person...

Locksmithing: opening my safe, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, correct combination: Shirley, The Queen safe is a model, manufactured by Victor Safe & Lock. The dialing sequence for most of these small victor safes is as follows: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number,...

Locksmithing: Parts for Dominion Safe #748, locksmith company, interior compartment
locksmith company, interior compartment, safe company: Bruce, As Dominion Safe Company is no longer in business (1940-1975), there are no parts available from the manufacturer. If you have the old lock, you can probably take it to a local locksmith company to have them either fit a key to the lock, repair...

Locksmithing: "The Protector" Digital Electronic Gun Safe (Model 6743D), Sisco, Honeywell
Sisco, Honeywell: Rick, Sisco safes are currently marketed under the Honeywell logo. The current contact info that I have on them is: Honeywell 860 sand Hill Ave., Carson, CA 90746 877-354-5457 Give them a call, hopefully they will be able to assist you. ...

Locksmithing: Re-lockers, cross lock, glass plate
cross lock, glass plate, tempered glass: Joe, I m going to have to pull a couple thermals out to see what they are rated at. Manufacturers tend to think about stuff like that, not technicians. Very few manufacturers actually install thermals. Some locks have thermals built in to release an...

Locksmithing: Re-setting combinations on Star floor Safe, combination dial, star floor
combination dial, star floor, sargeant: Doug, I assume that the safe is unlocked, door open! On this safe you can change reset the combination yourself, or you can have a safe tech to it. changing tool and instructions are $20, shipping & handling $10 If you are interested let me know....

Locksmithing: Re-setting combinations on Star floor Safe, star floor, safe company
star floor, safe company, question thanks: Doug, I never run one answer into another, its too easy for readers to misinterpret or understand. The Star floor safe is a unique lock design, used only on star doors. I m assuming that we are discussing a Star round door safe. Square doors use a...

Locksmithing: Really Big and Old Safe, detail photos, correct combination
detail photos, correct combination, interior detail: Cole, Congratulations on getting it open, even if it was an accident. You probably saved yourself $350-$500 by doing it yourself. The Class B indicates that it is a 2 hour rated, fire resistive safe, probably from the 1940 s or 1950 s. I will...

Locksmithing: Remington-Rand file safe (4 drawer), remington rand, couple photos
remington rand, couple photos, electronic lock: Mike, That depends on the bolt or bolt extension of the lock. Standard lock bolts extend about 1/2 from the end of the lock, so I ll need more info or a photo of what YOU have, so that I can make recommendations. Take a couple photos of the drawer...

Locksmithing: Rocky Mountain Safe Company, mountain safe company, dun and bradstreet
mountain safe company, dun and bradstreet, internet searches: Wesley, It appears that this company was one of those small safe manufacturers that was only in business for between 10-15 years. They abandoned their trademark in 1999 (it was up for renewal in 1998) which would indicate that they were out of business...

Locksmithing: S&G Biometric Lock, biometric lock, biometric fingerprint
biometric lock, biometric fingerprint, key pad: Wayne, If you have an S&G lock, the batteries are on the outside. If you have a biometric (fingerprint access), the batteries are under the key pad. S&G had two types of access to the battery compartment. The newer style has a small drop down drawer...

Locksmithing: The Safe-Cabinet Standard M.E. Type Safe, interior configurations, cabinet co
interior configurations, cabinet co, marietta ohio: Donald, Safe weights vary depending on size, type and interior configurations. I ll need dimensions of the safe to give you a ball park weight. HxWxD in inches is ok, also wall thickness. You can send photos which will help, to me at andy@securitysafeusa.com...

Locksmithing: Safe Service Manuals, safe co, safe service
safe co, safe service, service manuals: Frank, Manufacturers don t publish service manuals . The specs you are referencing have nothing to do with the safe manufacturer, these are the standards that the safe was built to. In this case, the spec F2-ND indicates that this is a fire resistive...

Locksmithing: Sargent Greenleaf safe lock, safe locks, locksmith work
safe locks, locksmith work, diy projects: John, Just like watches which require resetting to keep them accurate, locks need service to ensure that they are accurate and working with no problems. While it may be a simple problem, it may also be a major problem just waiting for you to lock it...

Locksmithing: Sentry Safe, sentry safes, combination dial
sentry safes, combination dial, number combination: Sentry safes are not designed to change the combination. To change it, you will have to disassemble the actual dial and rings and re-align them. As far as your other questions, you can call Sentry Safe with the model number and they can give you any information...

Locksmithing: Smartlinc key pad repair course, electronic keypad safe lock, safes
electronic keypad safe lock, safes, safe service: To be honest due to the nature of these products and their demanding applications Repairing these type of electronic components is less common than simply replacing them. The customers most likely needing this type of product are not looking for the cheep...

Locksmithing: Star floor safe lids only, star floor, spring loaded pins
star floor, spring loaded pins, safe company: Terry, The bottom part of the safe is not as important as the neck that the door locks into. If you have a neck, then you can build what ever you wish underneath it. The big question revolves around the doors. If they aren t working smoothly, then...

Locksmithing: Steelmaster combination lock, steel cabinets, sorry andy
steel cabinets, sorry andy, liability reasons: Jan, Manufacturers never released or published combination lists for their products for obvious security and liability reasons. I have no documentation on any combinations by serial number for any All Steel cabinets. If the container is locked shut,...

Locksmithing: Steelmaster Filing cabinet, metal office furniture, locksmith companies
metal office furniture, locksmith companies, safe companies: Seth, These locks haven t been made in at least 30 years. If you do find a lock, it has been sitting on someones shelf for a long time. As these were mainly metal office furniture and not considered safes , I would start my checking with larger locksmith...

Locksmithing: safe comb., safe lock, square hole
safe lock, square hole, comb: Alan, There should be a small square hole in the back of the lock curb. Originally there would have been a square cut key that would fit this slot. As you turn the dial LRLRL, the key will enter the gates of the wheels. If you note the cooresponding...

Locksmithing: safe won't alwasy open, combination locks, safe company
combination locks, safe company, safe co: Phyllis, Even if you but the most expensive watch available, you will occassionally have to reset it to keep it accurate. Similarly, combination locks have to be cleaned, serviced and reset occasionally to remain accurate. You can either take the safe...

Locksmithing: set screw on antique mortis lock, interior side, thin metal
interior side, thin metal, locksmith: You need a locksmith! There are a number of issue I see in the pictures you sent the cylinder upside down, the missing hub or plug on the interior side of the mortise box, and so on, The best advise I can give you is call a locksmith or bring your pictures...

Locksmithing: set screw on antique mortis lock, basic tools, mortis
basic tools, mortis, teemu: Teemu, What is your question? If you are looking for replacements, you won t find any. A screw like this will have to be fabricated. If you have basic tools for turning and threading, you can make it yourself. if not you may have to have a machinist...

Locksmithing: Tubular Round Key, charity work, locksmith
charity work, locksmith, locksmiths: Hello Cynthia, I recently had a customer bring me a gumball machine he bought from Goodwill. He did not get the key either. Since the gumball machine proceeds were going to a local church, I agreed to work on the lock. After hours of attempts I managed...

Locksmithing: Can't get in my safe, import export company, locksmith
import export company, locksmith, avon: Hello Jane, I wish I had a quick fix for you, but you are going to have to get a locksmith open it for you. The Kingavon safe has many manufacturers, the name Kingavon is an import/export company that relabeled the product under their name for marketing...

Locksmithing: Victor Safe&Lock Co, watervliet ny, floral park ny
watervliet ny, floral park ny, david hovey: Elizabeth, You might want to check for a local company. Check your yellow pages under safes & vaults . If you don t have any you might try: Prestige Safe (Eddie Lopez) 201-696-1735 90 Forest Ave Paramus, N.J. 07652 Precision Lock & Safe (Elaad...

Locksmithing: Ward's safe, fire rating, ul
fire rating, ul, john ward: John, Ward s didn t manufacture safes, they purchased relabeled safes from a couple of manufacturers. If the safe has a fire rating it will have a UL or SMNA label with the rating on it. If not then it isn t considered a fire rated safe. I would...

Locksmithing: Weiser handleset, Captive thumb turn key, Captive deadbolt
Captive thumb turn key, Captive deadbolt, double sided lock: If you can attach a picture of what you have and the parts you need I may be able to mail them to you. My suspicion is that you require a cylinder bar or tailpiece . what ever it is you require take a picture of it and like I said I may be able to send it...

Locksmithing: Whats it worth $?, fire rate, couple problems
fire rate, couple problems, safe company: Derek, Sorry, but the picture is only postage stamp size and I can t make anything out. This Hall s Safe Company was in business from around 1896 until the mid 1940 s, but they weren t able to start manufacturing under this label until around 1906...

Locksmithing: 1871 Diebold dial safe made in canton ohio, combination safes, wheel locks
combination safes, wheel locks, index mark: Scott, yes you probably have tooooo many numbers! Your safe lock will either have a 3 or 4 wheel lock, the dialing sequence for the 3 wheel should be: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third...

Locksmithing: 1922 herring hall marvin safe, herring hall, detail photos
herring hall, detail photos, interior detail: Loren, My first question is why do you believe that the safe was manufactured in 1922? Do you have original documentation of the sale of the safe? As there are no records available from the manufacturer which date the safes by serial number, I m curious...

Locksmithing: 4 drawer Victor Firemaster, firemaster, open drawer
firemaster, open drawer, bottom drawer: Brian, Unfortunately the locking mechanism is controled by the drawer with the lock. As long as you don t close the bottom drawer, you can use it, though the open drawer kind of defeats the fire resistive purpose you were going to use it for. A...

Locksmithing: Acme safe, safe company, caveney
safe company, caveney, safe co: Rob, I m glad that you found that Acme Safe is still in business, and has been since around 1904. You can check them out at: http://www.acmesafenewyork.com/acatalog/About_Us.html They were not a manufacturer, but a distributor. They started out as...

Locksmithing: Armor Safe combination, digital keypads, middle doors
digital keypads, middle doors, digital locks: Buddy, No the serial numbers are for warranty purposes. The codes that I gave you ARE the factory codes, if they have been changed then the factory can t help. Its similar to RAM and ROM memory. The codes are burned into the ROM memory, when the new...

Locksmithing: Art Metal - Safe #24,768, detail photos, interior detail
detail photos, interior detail, art metal: Melissa, Serial numbers are only helpful to the manufacturer, IF they are still in business. There records are never published, and once they are gone so is any information that the serial number may reference. In this case, Art Metal ceased manufacturing...

Locksmithing: broken screw, Broken Screw
Broken Screw: Hello Eldruid, Broken screws can be a pain to get out. You can get a good set of broken screw extractors (some people call them easy outs) from Sears, Lowes or Home Depot and should be able to successfully remove the broken screw. I have had to take a...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe, safe company, printing shop
safe company, printing shop, locksmiths: Shane, Yes I do, contact a safe technician, not a locksmith. One of the reasons that I NEVER recommend using locksmiths for safe work, is as you have discovered, lack of knowledge. The other two would be lack of training and tools. Safe technicians...

Locksmithing: Change combination Mosler Container Lock, kaba mas, unican
kaba mas, unican, sgl: Thorsten, This isn t an authorized lock for this container. If your customer is US DOD, Military or a civilian company doing business with the US Government or DOD, then the lock needs to be changed out to either a Kaba-Mas X09 series lock (digital), or...

Locksmithing: Chubb-Mosler-Taylor Safe weight, composite safes, lockable cabinets
composite safes, lockable cabinets, nuts bolts: Terry, It s not that I m down on locksmiths, unfortunately most of them don t know their limitations and will cause more damage than good, when it comes to safes. The reverse is also true about some safemen. We may be able to open the highest security...

Locksmithing: Combination Change Keys, great grand dad, combination change
great grand dad, combination change, change keys: The value of items like these is purely subjective, meaning it is only worth what someone who wants it is willing to spend, because they are tools they really would not be of very much interest or value to anyone outside the industry. I personally collect...

Locksmithing: cal-royal removal, paperclip, use the key
paperclip, use the key, retainer: Use the key on the outside to turn the KIK cylinder and use a pin or paperclip to depress the retainer hole on the lever. same thing inside but minus the use of a key. Remove the rose on the inside and remove the screws under that. Pull the lever off minding...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt Lock - Can Remove Key In Locked Position Only, locksmithing, allexperts
locksmithing, allexperts, weiser: Lissa, Try it both ways. First test it by turning it clockwise. Put the lock on the door and then test the key. If this does not work for you then turn it counter-clockwise, put it on the door and test with the key. The clockwise turn should fix your...

Locksmithing: Deadlock mechanism stuck in door., deadbolt, deadlock
deadbolt, deadlock, hinges: You might have to destroy it to get it out but try the following first-Pick up on the door using the knob and turn the bolt towards the hinges with a screwdriver,etc. anything you can get in the hole to move the bolt while picking up on the door. The bolt...

Locksmithing: Dexter Safe Company, patent issuance, safe companies
patent issuance, safe companies, detail photos: Danny, Dexter was a lock manufacturer, his locks were used by a couple of safe companies including Herring & Company , on their Patent Champion Safes . This line of safes one a number of awards at various expostions, and so Herring took advantage by...

Locksmithing: Diebold model 20-63, anniston army depot, page portal
anniston army depot, page portal, mechanical problems: Jim, Generally, mechanical problems like this cannot be diagnosed through emails, it has to be done on site, hands on, through observation and diagnostics. I m assuming that you are indicating that all the drawers EXCEPT the third drawer will open. ...

Locksmithing: Diebold safe, mosler, spindle
mosler, spindle, particulars: Al, The combination that is set on the lock was referenced by the position of the lock and the dial ring. As that alignment has been changed by removing the lock and/or replacing the dial and ring, it will need to be reset to be accurate. While you...

Locksmithing: Door knob 5.5 inches from the edge, antique locks, chrome nickel
antique locks, chrome nickel, brass door knob: You should take a few photos of it and go around to some local locksmith shops to see if any of them have a replacement lock. These are rare due to the age of the door, and maybe someone has a lock to replace it with but it will be simular to what you have.Try...

Locksmithing: Excalibur safe, safe company, texas thanks
safe company, texas thanks, locksmith: Mohamed, If the safe is open, you only need to have a safe tech from a local safe company reset the combination so that you can use the safe. They can probably fit a key, or rekey the dial so that it is operable also. The dial key is not mandatory for...

Locksmithing: File Safe Combination, safe locks, remington rand
safe locks, remington rand, change locks: Henry, The nearest companies that I use in Arizona are: Interstate Lock & Safe 480-964-9092 16223 N 43rd St. Phoenix, AZ 85032 Or Hicks Safe & Lock 602-955-8966 2336 N 32 St Phoenix, AZ 85008 There is also a locksmith company in Sedona,...

Locksmithing: J Baum Safe
Locksmithing: J Baum Safe

Locksmithing: Old Schwab safe, file folder
Locksmithing: Old Schwab safe, file folder

Locksmithing: resetting or identifing mosler safe cobination
Locksmithing: resetting or identifing mosler safe cobination

Locksmithing: Vulcan Floor Safe, informal evaluation, detail photos
Locksmithing: Vulcan Floor Safe, informal evaluation, detail photos, interior detail

Locksmithing: factory code, code question, electronic lock
code question, electronic lock, question thanks: Muqi, You will have to contact the factory to see if they have a master password to open your safe. their Korean email address is: bisafe@kornet.net,jaypark2@kornet.net They also have a telephone number at the bottom of their web page, but I couldn...

Locksmithing: fireproof rate, ul label, plate steel
ul label, plate steel, burglary: Michael, If the safe does not have a UL label for fire resistance, then it isn t fire resistive. Chances are the safe is either a plate steel burglary, or a composite type burglary. Bottom line, if it doesn t have the label, it ISN T fire resistive!...

Locksmithing: fuhr 3 point lock system, correct positions, sprin
correct positions, sprin, new spring: Check the spring in the lock. It is very common in those systems, for the spring to wear out and the handle will drop. If the problem is the sprin then it s a simple trip to the hardware store to get a new spring and this will fix your problem. Also, there...

Locksmithing: Gardall Sargent and Greenleaf, sargent and greenleaf, gardall
sargent and greenleaf, gardall, best bet: Jason, You can try the following: Precision Lock & Safe (Elaad Israeli) 516-616-0854 240 Jericho Turnpike Floral Park, NY 11001 Prestige Safe (Eddie Lopez) 201-696-1735 29 Wyandanch Ave Wyandanch, N,Y. 11798 LaBarge Lock and Safe Technicians...

Locksmithing: Globe-Wernicke combo, globe wernicke, yale
globe wernicke, yale, photos: Jeff, Most of the Globe safes used hand change Yale locks. I ll have to see which one you have to give you instructions for recovering and/or resetting the lock. Send me photos of your safe, the dial, and the lock, to: andy@securitysafeusa.com ...

Locksmithing: Harloc foot prints, foot prints, foot print
foot prints, foot print, rosettes: Hello Mike, As you are probably aware Harloc is no longer in business. There are many locks available with different size rosettes (rings) that will cover the foot print of the old lock. Schlage and Kwikset make many different sizes. If you can t find...

Locksmithing: Herman Safe, detail photos, safe company
detail photos, safe company, interior detail: Jay, 12 million dollars, and you can send the check to me! just kidding. First off I need to know exactly what you have. The Herman Safe Company didn t manufacturer that many types of safes, HOWEVER, they did sell a lot of safes that were relabeled...

Locksmithing: J Baum Safe, yale locks, index mark
yale locks, index mark, o clock: Ron, There are no factory TRIAL combinations . Manufacturers NEVER, EVER, EVER released this type of info for obvious security and liability reasons. Some locksmiths in the 1940 s thought that they could collect manufacturers combo s off of safes that...

Locksmithing: Meilink double door safe, index mark, index marks
index mark, index marks, safe company: Tim, The reel is called a Wheel Pack or Curb . If the lock has a removeable curb, then it is probably a hand change type. If you look at the wheels, you will notice that each wheel has two main parts, the outer wheel and the inner hub. On the outside...

Locksmithing: Meilink Safe......, plastic wheels, three wheels
plastic wheels, three wheels, left hand side: Frank, Meilink used several different types of locks, all of them have three wheels and the dialing sequence is: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time right until the dial stops...

Locksmithing: Mila door lock, pin tumbler, keyway
pin tumbler, keyway, locksmith: I am unfamiliar with this particular lock. But it sounds like a pin (tumbler pin) ha fallen down and became lodges in the keyway. It happens if the pin is to short (like a master keyed lock) and the key is removed while the lock is positioned with the pins...

Locksmithing: Molser Safe Model 12, mosler safe, diy approach
mosler safe, diy approach, safe lock: Chris, I recommend that you have a safe technician recover and/or reset your safe lock to avoid having a potential lock out. If you decide on the DIY approach, then I ll need photos of the lock and wheel pack to see if you have a hand change or key change...

Locksmithing: Montgomery Ward safe, meilink, montgomery ward
meilink, montgomery ward, wards: Darrell The safe was manufactured by Meilink around 1980. This company is now owned by FireKing International. I don t know how far the records go back, though I think it is only 10 or so years. You can contact them at: http://www.fireking.com/mk_home.html...

Locksmithing: Mosler MDL 11 Postal safe, spindle hole, mosler safe
spindle hole, mosler safe, combination dial: Robert, While this safe may have been owned by the Post Office, it wasn t a post office safe . This safe was just a general purpose fire resistive safe. The post office bought safes from a number of different companies (what ever was available at the...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, correct combination, safe lock
correct combination, safe lock, sequence 2: Richard, There are only three reasons a safe lock will not open: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, 2. Incorrect combination, 3. Mechanical problems. First question - do you have the correct combination to the safe? 2. When was the last time it was...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, vault doors, excessive damage
vault doors, excessive damage, safe company: Echo, If it is a walk in , then it isn t a safe, it is a vault. Serial numbers only work for two things, #1 - if you really like the item, you could contact the factory to have another like item built. or, #2 - you could contact the manufacturer to find...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, safes and vaults, mark blum
safes and vaults, mark blum, safe company: Ted, I ll give you a couple of safe techs that I would recommend in your area. Some of them may be willing to travel to you, some you may need to take the safe to them. Anchor Safe, Julius Bing Safe, & Metrpolitan Safe Co s Orest Kalba 586-755-3570...

Locksmithing: major safe, fire classification, model 3016
fire classification, model 3016, informal evaluation: Jack, As all of the records for Major safes, prior to serial number 370940 were lost in a fire, the best we can do is approximate the age. In order to answer questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should...

Locksmithing: meilink safe, index mark, safe company
index mark, safe company, o clock: Terry, There are only three reasons that a safe lock will not open: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, 2. Incorrect combination, 3. Mechanical problems. As you have indicated that you have the correct dialing sequence, this limits you to an incorrect...

Locksmithing: need safe sequence, detail photos, interior detail
detail photos, interior detail, historical perspective: Ron, I understand, but it doesn t change anything in my first email. I still need to ID the safe to help you. I know that you want be able to provide me with photos of the interior until you have it open, but the list illustrates the number of photos...

Locksmithing: Old Eagle safe, old eagle, liability reasons
old eagle, liability reasons, security equipment: Chris, We do not give out or publish any material that will compromise, or provide info to use in the opening of safes or security equipment for obvious security and liability reasons. We have no way of knowing who you are, or what your authority to work...

Locksmithing: Old Schwab safe, mechanical problem, brass plate
mechanical problem, brass plate, annual maintenance: Mark, Unfortunately, serial numbers don t mean anything to anyone accept the factory. They are used to indicate how THAT safe was built, so that if you liked it and wanted another just like it, you could use the serial number as a reference. Manufacturers...

Locksmithing: old diebold safe unknow combination, safe company, time right
safe company, time right, safes: Spencer, The majority of the safes similar to yours, shipped by Diebold were set on a standard factory combo : 4 times left to the first number (50) 1 time right until the dial stops around 90. Chances are the working combo was set when the safe...

Locksmithing: old postal service safe, us postal service, detail photos
us postal service, detail photos, interior detail: Shane, The post office used anything and everything, so just because it says property of , doesn t mean anything as far as the manufacturer goes. Sargent & Greenleaf (S&G) is just a lock manufacturer, their locks have been used by a majority of manufacturers,...

Locksmithing: old safe, informal evaluation, detail photos
informal evaluation, detail photos, safe co: William, I ll have to see what you have to accurately ID it for you. In order to answer questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full exterior and interior. Detail photos should include pictures...

Locksmithing: old safe, unauthorized person, burglary
unauthorized person, burglary, challenger: Jackie, If you could simply remove something to open the safe, they wouldn t be very safe would they? The whole purpose behind a safe is to keep heat out (in the case of a fire resistive safe), or to keep people out (for burglary resistance). If ...

Locksmithing: cannot open Montgomery ward 9031 safe, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, l82: Tim, The three main reasons a safe lock won t open are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, 2. Incorrect combination, 3. mechanical problems As it appears that you have a combination , it also appears that you have the sequence incorrect which may...