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Locksmithing: re: lubrication question of 3/9/12, greenleaf inc, vault service
greenleaf inc, vault service, deibold: The Meilink probably has an S&G 6730 lock in it. The Diebold either has a Diebold 900 or a Diebold 177. We do service safes. What problems are you having? We get to Lake county a couple of times a month for our customers. If you can wait until we are...

Locksmithing: re: mosler junior safe, safe company, excessive damage
safe company, excessive damage, locksmith: Karen, As Mosler has been out of business for almost 11 years now, there records are gone, so even if you have the serial number it won t help. This leaves you with two alternatives. you can try all of the possible combinations, or you can have a safe...

Locksmithing: Remington Rand 1/2 hour fireproof file vault door, home test kit, cvs pharmacies
home test kit, cvs pharmacies, ace hdw: Jon, First lets go over a couple of the problems with your door. As it is a Remington-Rand door, it would have been built between 1926-1955. Remington-Rand did not acquire the Safe Cabinet Company until 1926, and they didn t acquire Victor Safe & Lock...

Locksmithing: remington rand safe, sperry corporation, remington rand
sperry corporation, remington rand, safe companies: Sonny, As Remington-Rand has not made a safe since they were acquired by the Sperry Corporation in 1955, it is going to be difficult to contact them to try to find the original combination. This leaves you with two options, you can either: 1. try all...

Locksmithing: Removal of Emtek entryset on front door, latch bolt, bolt assembly
latch bolt, bolt assembly, striker plate: The latch is held in by 2 screws. After removing them, run a razor knife around the edge of the plate to free up any paint or varnish. You may have to put a screwdriver in the hole in the face of the door, behind the latch and pry a little to get it loose....

Locksmithing: replacement key for safe, safe companies, safe company
safe companies, safe company, spare key: John, As this is not a US safe, I don t know who the manufacturer is. I ve never heard of this brand, but my research points to it being Japanese, so it is probably a brand name import for the UK. My first recommendation would be to check with the...

Locksmithing: safe acorns, thread depth, acorns
thread depth, acorns, different materials: Bob, While some companies like ours DO have some acorns (finials), generally they are used, not full sets, and may go to a number of different safes. Chances of finding the exact ones that you need are small. What you need to do is to take a really...

Locksmithing: Safe ID Needed, combination locks, case specification
combination locks, case specification, detail photos: Barry, I will probably need to see the photos to actually ID the safe. SMNA was a testing facility ONLY, similar to UL. The info on their tag only tells us the STANDARD that the safe was built to, in this case: Specification B1 - indicates a...

Locksmithing: safe operation, vault service, o clock
vault service, o clock, syracuse ny: Try 5 x R to 20, 4 x L to 60, 3 x R to 60, 2 x L to ? (is there a number there?), 1 x R to 40 How old do you think the safe is? 1950s? The 12 o clock mark is for dialing the combination, the other mark is used for setting a new combination. They...

Locksmithing: safe value, scrap metal yard, detail photos
scrap metal yard, detail photos, safe company: David, Sorry the photo is too small and doesn t allow me to see anything worthwhile. I will need to see MUCH, MUCH better photos to ID the safe for you. As far as the combination, as long as the safe is open, the combination can either be recovered...

Locksmithing: safe won't open with combination, index mark, excessive damage
index mark, excessive damage, operator errors: Daniel, You haven t indicated whether or not you have the combination any longer. There are only 3 reasons a safe lock won t open. They are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, (operator errors) 2. Incorrect combination or lost combination, (wrong numbers)...

Locksmithing: safes& Vaults, locksmith license, safe deposits
locksmith license, safe deposits, work ethics: Daniel, I don t believe that your NYC locksmith license will transfer over to Florida, so you may want to get a new license at this location also. I have several recommendations for your continued education , though just as in business where you don...

Locksmithing: Saga SAF D POSIT Model 1180, combination problem, safe company
combination problem, safe company, posit: Ann, Basically you have two options, you can dial all of the possible combinations, or you can have a safe tech at a local safe company open it for you. As the safes for this company were all imported from China, and there are no records available which...

Locksmithing: SARGENT 77, hello art, thanks art
hello art, thanks art, metal strips: Hello Art, Without more information I can t assist you. Please look at this page: http://www.sargentlock.com/documents/index.php?cat_id=1754 Find the parts diagram PDF file that best suits your lock then find the part you are asking about on there....

Locksmithing: schwab safe, link connections, liability reasons
link connections, liability reasons, concrete wall: Jorge, First off, because this is an open forum, general site - we do not give out opening instructions or drill points for obvious security and liability reasons. We have no idea who you are or what your authorization to work on the safe or vault is....

Locksmithing: Schwab safe w/ Sargent & Greenleaf lock, schwab safes, yale locks
schwab safes, yale locks, g locks: Jonathan, First off, unless you have a true LEFT handed lock, your S&G lock does NOT dial RLRL. All S&G locks dial LRLR. The biggest problem is that people tend to NOT understand lefts and rights. Left is counter clockwise and right is clockwise. ...

Locksmithing: sentry safe, sentry safes, sentry safe
sentry safes, sentry safe, pot metal: Eddie, Sentry safes are not the best made products. They use pot metal and plastic parts. If the former owner was startign to have problems with the container, this MAY have been the reason that you inherited it. Generally, most Sentry safes have...

Locksmithing: Shaw-Walker Safe, shaw walker, index mark
shaw walker, index mark, safe company: Chris, As long as the door is open the combination can be either recovered or reset. This will require partial disassembly of the lock. NOTE: I never recommend this type of DIY Project for the same reason that I don t recommend using locksmiths for...

Locksmithing: Sperry Rand Victor treasure Chest, sperry rand, knowledge check
sperry rand, knowledge check, worse case: Richard, I would recommend using a locksmith that can pick the lock open. Unfortunately, the majority of locksmiths today, would simply rather drill as this takes no skill or real knowledge. Check with one of the bigger, and/or older locksmith shops,...

Locksmithing: SPERRY REMINGTON, iside, kelton
iside, kelton, orlando area: Russell, Any locksmith or safe tech should be able to help you. The problem may be as simple as something BEHIND the drawer. I see this problem quite a bit, things get caught, and dropped behind the drawer, and pushed to the back out of the way....

Locksmithing: Sportsman Steel Gun safe, shipping documents, safe company
shipping documents, safe company, gun safe: John, While some manufactures may keep records for the life of the company, others have a limit on what they offer - some are 5 years, some are 10 years. They do this as a courtesy to you, NOT because they have any obligation to keep your records. While...

Locksmithing: Titan front door lock, titan line, residential locks
titan line, residential locks, lockset: Hello Renee, It seems the return spring is broken. Since Kwikset discontinued the Titan line you ll have to buy a whole new lock. Parts are not generally available for the less expensive residential locks but you should talk to some locksmiths before...

Locksmithing: Tracking down old safe combination., herring hall, safe companies
herring hall, safe companies, liability reasons: David, Ok, first let me give you the bad news - manufacturers NEVER released info concerning keys or combinations for obvious security and liability reasons. Also as this company has been out of business since 1892, contacting them is going to be a little...

Locksmithing: Victor Patents 1904 Safe, safe cracker, number dial
safe cracker, number dial, document protection: Alex, This is a SMALL personal or small business safe for use in document protection (Fire Resistance . While this was built under a 1904 patent, your safe was actually built in the mid 1920 s (1920-1926). Generally people do not abandon safes with...

Locksmithing: Victor safe combination and inner locks, locksmith shop, watching the wheels
locksmith shop, watching the wheels, index mark: Tom, Yes, you can recover the combination by observation of the wheels and noting the corresponding number on the dial. 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...

Locksmithing: Wehrle safe technical, wheel diameter, open locks
wheel diameter, open locks, lockbolt: Thomas, I hope that you understand that no disrespect was ever intended, nor was any suggestion that you WOULD have drilled multiple holes. The intent was to illustrate the importance of initial verification of the manufacturer of the safe to narrow down...

Locksmithing: Wilson home safe, Wilson safe, dialing instructions.
Wilson safe, dialing instructions.: It is probably a re-badged import If you have 4 numbers start with 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 the last number While unusual these days, it may be 4R3L2R1L....

Locksmithing: What do i have ?, eagle type, detail photos
eagle type, detail photos, interior detail: Daniel, Sorry but the information provided doesn t help at all. Numerous manufacturers provided safes with eagle logos so this isn t any help. I ve seen a lot of safes where owners have procured Eagle type decals, which have nothing to do with the safes....

Locksmithing: Yale G5 combination, yale locks, container manufacturer
yale locks, container manufacturer, index mark: Eddie, Yale was a lock manufacturer. They did not set combinations on their locks. the combination would have been set when it was installed in the container, by the container manufacturer OR by the retail store selling the product. As most Yale locks...

Locksmithing: York fireproof filecabnet, locksmith association, fireproof file cabinet
locksmith association, fireproof file cabinet, safe companies: Ben, I would recommend going to a LARGE locksmith. Many of the small shops are only equipt to handle current locks. You need one that has been in business for over 40 years. As I only deal with safes and safe companies, it is rather difficult for me...

Locksmithing: York safe, welding cast iron, diminsions
welding cast iron, diminsions, c66: Daniel, The short answer is yes, everything can be welded or brazed together. The long answer WILL depend on the equipment available and the capability of the people welding the item. You can refer to the following article for some info: http://www.lincolnelectric.com/en-us/support/welding-how-to/Pages/welding-cast-iron-detail.aspx...

Locksmithing: 1955 over under Mosler Safe, cleveland ohio area, burglary insurance
cleveland ohio area, burglary insurance, electrical cord: Paul, Well, where do I start? The labels on the safe only indicate the standards to which the safe was built, otherwise they have NOTHING to do with the safe. You mention that you believe the lock is an MR302, and then go on to hope that it is a...

Locksmithing: Antique Greenleaf and Sargeant Lock Combination, richmond virginia area, road richmond
richmond virginia area, road richmond, excessive damage: Barbara, The word is not EE TAB , it is ESTAB , which stands for ESTABLISHED - 1865 . I NEVER recommend using locksmiths for safe work, as they generally do not have the training, knowledge or tools, and can cause excessive damage, and/or charge...

Locksmithing: cant open safe, diebold
diebold: Did you ever get it to open at 4 x L to 50 then right until stop? Or are you just going by what they told you? After dialing it 4 xx L to 50, you should feel it click in at around 0, then continue turning right until the dial stops. If you are feeling...

Locksmithing: i have coffres-forts bauche vault, coffres forts, sevag
coffres forts, sevag, correct combination: Sevag, If you have lost your combination, then you will have to try all of the variations to unlock it. this lock uses the main key lock as a handle to dial the combination. Using the key, turn each of the four ports, counter clockwise until they...

Locksmithing: Cole Steel Combination locks, combination locks, file cabinets
combination locks, file cabinets, sequence 4: Rudy, Great job, While I m sure that the older cabinets are better than MOST of the ones available today, there are some manufactures that make REALLY good quality stuff, with thick steel and good quality locks. However the majority of them some how...

Locksmithing: Combination lock on a Diebold teller safe, safe company, combination lock
safe company, combination lock, locksmith: Carol, It will depend - is the compartment with the combination lock open or closed? If it is open, you can have the combination reset. It does take a special changing tool, though, and I would recommend that you have a safe tech (not a locksmith) from...

Locksmithing: CSS combo change, antique locks, mechanical locks
antique locks, mechanical locks, hold harmless form: Dwayne, The first thing you need to do is to ID the lock - manufacturer and type. Is it a Sargent & Greenleaf (S&G), LaGard, Ilco, Kaba, etc. Type would be digital (electronic), mechanical or key lock. Second thing - do you know the current combination?...

Locksmithing: Diebold Safe, safe company, lb range
safe company, lb range, approximate weight: Jason, Your safe is probably in the 1500 lb range (under 2000 lbs). I would recommend that you contact a local Safe company in your area. One of the largest in Texas is the Rolland Safe Company. You can contact them at: 800-225-2984 If they can...

Locksmithing: diebold safe, combination dial, index mark
combination dial, index mark, o clock: Rik, You would have to contact the factory to use the serial number to find out how old the safe is. http://www.diebold.com/contactus/ The dialing sequence is: 5 times Right to the first number (50) 4 times Left to the second number (40) 3 times...

Locksmithing: diebold safe, safe company, mechanical problems
safe company, mechanical problems, solid steel: Stephen, Mechanical problems are NOT something that can be done long distance , they require hands on diagnostics. There are any number of things that could be causing the lock to not operate correctly, the majority of them WILL require a safe technician...

Locksmithing: Diebold safe - age - info - value, overnight storage, value question
overnight storage, value question, safe lock: Mike, As safes over 50 years old do not meet current standards for fire or burglary, their value is limitied: Basic Value: Fire Resistance: $0 Does not meet current standards. Burglary Resistance: $0 This is NOT a burglary resistive safe,...

Locksmithing: Diebold Vault Door Locked, hynotic, safe company
hynotic, safe company, burglary: Blair, Your door was probably made between the 1960 s through the 1980 s. I don t believe that Diebold continued to use the larger hynotic dial into the 90 s. The door is a fire resistive door , not a bank or burglary resistive door. These were...

Locksmithing: cant open safe, different numbers
Locksmithing: cant open safe, different numbers

Locksmithing: Cole Steel Combination locks
Locksmithing: Cole Steel Combination locks

Locksmithing: diebold safe, wiggle
Locksmithing: diebold safe, wiggle

Locksmithing: Hercules Safe no combo, outermost ring
Locksmithing: Hercules Safe no combo, outermost ring

Locksmithing: lost combination to safe
Locksmithing: lost combination to safe

Locksmithing: My Grandparent's old safe, screw down, pull handle
screw down, pull handle, number 73: Mike, I would need to see the safe to try to determine what you actually have. You can send a photo of the safe to me at: andy@securitysafeusa.com I m not sure what you mean by a lever with a screw down cap, directly underneath the combo , or a pull...

Locksmithing: Harloc, dead bolt, knob assembly
dead bolt, knob assembly, backset: Hello Dennis, You didn t specify your backset. Is it 2-3/4 or 2-3/8 ? Measured from the door edge to the center of the large hole in the door face. If it s not 2-3/4 or 2-3/8 then you have to re-drill the hole in the door face to accommodate one...

Locksmithing: Hercules/Meilink E505, traumatic brain injury, index mark
traumatic brain injury, index mark, motorcycle accident: Tim, Sorry to hear about your Motorcycle accident, I ve been in my share of them, but have survived with only broken bones and torn limbs. As far as the dialing sequence it should be: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second...

Locksmithing: Hercules Safe no combo, meilink, customer service dept
meilink, customer service dept, liability reasons: Rick, Every safe that Meilink built came with its own, INDIVIDUAL combination. While you can contact Meilink to see if they have a record for your safe, I m sure that they won t. Since Meilink was acquired by FireKing International, they generally only...

Locksmithing: Herring Farrel Safe - Open Door no Combination, combination dial, farrel
combination dial, farrel, number combination: Erik, The paint on the outside does NOT appear to be original, though it looks like they have tried to stay with the style that would have been on the safe. As long as the door is OPEN , the combination can be recovered and/or reset. I would not...

Locksmithing: Home Safe Battery Change, aa batteries, safe company
aa batteries, safe company, battery change: Brad, Well you are right in that this is NOT a brand name safe. I ve never even seen this key pad before. Unfortunately there are a lot of safes made in Europe and Asia that are exported all over the world. Just as with ALL other electronic components,...

Locksmithing: Identifying my safe, detail photos, interior detail
detail photos, interior detail, historical perspective: Dan, Mosler manufactured these safes from around 1885 until the mid 1920 s. The patent dates on the dial are for the lock, not the safe. These are also only the dates the patents were issued and not a manufacturing date. The lock wouldn t have been...

Locksmithing: Intel on new safe i got., sargent and greenleaf, underwriters labs
sargent and greenleaf, underwriters labs, combination dial: Glo, Wow, your old English teacher would kill you if she saw the way you put all that info into a single paragraph! LOL. Ok, onto the safe. I can t tell enough from the photo to ID the outer safe, but based on the fact that the inner safe is a Diebold,...

Locksmithing: j & j safe, work emails, detail photos
work emails, detail photos, interior detail: Barb, Oooohhh! what a beautiful Bankers model. I would be happy to take a look at your safe for you. In order to answer specific questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full exterior and interior....

Locksmithing: Key cylinder turned, professional locksmith, key cylinder
professional locksmith, key cylinder, vertical position: Anastasia, insert the tip of the key into the lock and try to rotate it back to the vertical position (locked). If it won t turn, then you will probably have to have it checked out by a licensed locksmith. Regardless of how new the lock is, some manufacturers...

Locksmithing: key pad on gun safe, pad replacement, safe company
pad replacement, safe company, key pad: Randy, First thing would be to change the battery. If the batteries are not the problem then you may have either a key pad or lock issue. If your safe is under warranty, you may want to give Cannon a call to discuss it with them. If it is a keypad...

Locksmithing: kwik set arlington door lever, kwikset locks, door latch
kwikset locks, door latch, thumb button: Hello Frank, That is not repairable. No parts are available for Kwikset locks. You may find a local locksmith has a spare lever or you might be able to purchase a new inside lever trim. Kwikset has started to sell the handlesets separate from the...

Locksmithing: Lock and levers, web core, levers
web core, levers, stor: Hello Steve, http://www.abloy.com/Web/Core/Pages/InfoPage.aspx?id=627423&epslanguage=en&countryid=631870 The lock you have is generally sold overseas so I don t have a source for it. The above page should show you the contact information for Abloy USA....

Locksmithing: locked floor safe, star floor, combination search
star floor, combination search, safe company: Karen, The cutoff number is 370940. If your serial number is bigger than this, we might have a chance, if it is smaller, then we go to option #2 - have a safe technician open the safe for you. In order to do a combination search, I have a form that...

Locksmithing: Lockout Herman firesafe, lug bolt, firesafe
lug bolt, firesafe, number combination: Leonard, First, as your friend is in my service area, I would recommend that she contact me for service. Generally mechanical problems require hands on diagnostics and solutions. Chances are even if she gets it open, she will decide to go ahead and lock...

Locksmithing: locks, replacement locks, vault inc
replacement locks, vault inc, safe companies: Ron, You ve sent me this drawing before, in fact I probably directed you to check with Underwood. All I can do is to recommend that you continue to check with various safe companies around the country. Chances are you are NOT going find the lock. Safe...

Locksmithing: lost combination to safe, excessive damage, john debo
excessive damage, john debo, safe company: John, I would recommend that you contact the factory directly and not the local dealer. http://www.uscansafes.com/uscansafes_eng/ Toll Free: 1-888-2-1-USCAN (87226) Note: if they can t help you, or don t keep combinations for their safes, then you...

Locksmithing: Lowrie S & L Co. Chicago Wall Safe, ft eustis va, professional locksmith
ft eustis va, professional locksmith, wall safes: David, Follow up to my previous posting: Lowrie had a couple different model wall safes. The previous instructions will work for both models with an exception. Measure the diameter of the door, for the 6 doors, the instructions should work as noted....

Locksmithing: McCaskey floor safe c 1946, spring latch, mccaskey
spring latch, mccaskey, business in town: John, In situations like this, rather than try to diagnose something from really far away, I would rather have someone check it out and ensure it is assembled correctly. It is MUCH cheaper to have a tech check it out while the door is open, than to try...

Locksmithing: Miller Safe and Iron works Baltimore, Md., aluminum cans, family heirloom
aluminum cans, family heirloom, insulation material: John, My first question - and I m serious: Why would you want to sell an antique for scrap? If you want to donate money from scrap to your scout troop, I would recommend aluminum cans or bottles before selling an antique safe for scrap! The Miller...

Locksmithing: Montgomery Ward 9001 Safe, fire proof, montgomery ward
fire proof, montgomery ward: Joy, No one ever made a waterproof safe, and safes are Fire resistive , NOT fire proof. If your safe is fire resistive, it will have a label on it, explaining what level or standard that it was built, to perform to. For instance a 1 hour label would...

Locksmithing: Mortise Locks, mortise lockset, mortise locks
mortise lockset, mortise locks, interior doors: Hello Steve, The hardware shown is from the same manufacturer. Generally levers, roses, trims, etc are designed and made by the same company that makes the lock mechanism. This insures compatibility between the different parts. The sites I listed above...

Locksmithing: Mosler 302 Combination Lock, diy projects, combination lock
diy projects, combination lock, proper tools: William, First off, you don t have a Mosler 302-402 safe, this is the lock model. The Group 1R designation indicates that the lock at one time was a manipulation and radiological resistive lock. The container is probably a GSA container, made by Mosler....

Locksmithing: Mosler lock combination, combination test, hand photo
combination test, hand photo, index mark: Chris, Well thats an open ended question! As there are a LOT of different electronic locks available, the short answer would be It depends on WHICH lock you choose ! Of course this just leads me into the long answer! While some of the electronic...

Locksmithing: mosler safe, mosler safe company, thin material
mosler safe company, thin material, safes: Scott, The SMNA (Safe Manufacturers National Association) tags only tell you what standard the safe was built to, and nothing about the safe. The B1 specification, indicates that the safe is a fire resistive safe. The Group 6 classification indicates...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe date and cost, mosler safe co, overnight storage
mosler safe co, overnight storage, government specification: Enrique, Sorry but the T-20 label basically meant TAMPER RESISTANT - 20 minutes . this was NOT a tool resistant safe, it was a fire resistive safe, with the Classification B indicating a 2 hour fire resistance. Your safe is probably from the late...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe w/Combo can't open, mosler safe co, index mark
mosler safe co, index mark, o clock: Amanda, Generally the safe would have the same type of locks inside and out, so I m not sure why she wrote down the two combo s in reverse, LRLRL and RLRLR? Many times people write down the combinations the way that they understand them NOT necessarily...

Locksmithing: Old 1960 door knob replacement, series locks, backset
series locks, backset, kwikset: Hello Dan, The only things available are going to be 5 backsets, not 5-1/4 . Schlage and Kwikset both make those. I generally don t recommend styles for people since I am not a designer and people have their own opinions on what they like. Below are...

Locksmithing: Old Church safe, security safes, safe company
security safes, safe company, excessive damage: LilBit, Chances are that there is nothing inside the safe. People generally do not abandon stuff in a safe, with the exceptions of deaths in the family. The lottery is probably a better bet if you are looking for a win . As far as the safe goes,...

Locksmithing: What price should I ask to sell, lake forest ca, lake forest ca 92630
lake forest ca, lake forest ca 92630, safe company: Dwayne, Used safes are generally worth about 1/2 of what a similar new safe would be worth. Depending on its condition. As you correctly noted, in addition to the cost of the safe, potential buyers will also have to consider the cost of moving the safe....

Locksmithing: Remington Rand Safe File, butterfly knob, remington rand
butterfly knob, remington rand, insulation material: Hi Laura and Steve, Unfortunately, a file cabinet with a safe lock is still only a file cabinet with a safe lock, NOT a safe. The lock on this container is a Sargent & Greenleaf 8400 series lock. I doubt that the combination is 0-50-0, as this combination...

Locksmithing: How do I remove my super difficult doorknob?, knob assembly, locksmith shop
knob assembly, locksmith shop, doorknob: Hello Ryan, I m not clear. You said the screws in the trim are removed but you then said the rose won t come off. Without being there to see it in person it s hard for me to know what else to tell you. Locks like that have mounting screws under the...

Locksmithing: removing titan deadbolt, thumb latch, screw holes
thumb latch, screw holes, no screws: Hello jonathon, I ve looked at your photo and can t see a reason the thumturn won t come off. I d suggest getting a piece of wood, set it against the door face then prying at the thumturn with a screwdriver. Without the screws in the thumturn trim it shouldn...

Locksmithing: Repair of a York safe, automotive locksmithing, replacement locks
automotive locksmithing, replacement locks, first mistake: Lana, Your first mistake was having a locksmith look at your safe. I NEVER recommend using locksmiths for safe work as they generally DON T have the knowledge, training or tools to work on safes. 30 or 40 years ago, locksmiths were fairly well rounded...

Locksmithing: Safe, safe companies, safe company
safe companies, safe company, wall safe: Sally, Sorry but manufactures never published or released list of original combinations for their safes. This leaves you with two options, you can try all of the possible combinations or you can have it opened and the combination recovered by a local safe...

Locksmithing: HOW IS THIS SAFE, safe deposit boxes, financial strains
safe deposit boxes, financial strains, john w norris: Tammy, I would be happy to look at your safe to answer most of your questons. Basic information: The original company Diebold-Bahmann Safe & Lock Company was formed in 1859 by Charles Diebold and Fred Bahmann. In 1867 Diebold took on another partner...

Locksmithing: safe combination, mosler safe, three wheels
mosler safe, three wheels, index mark: Kelly, Unfortunately people tend to write and/or pass on combinations the way that THEY understand them, and NOT necessarily the way that they actually work. Without knowing exactly what safe (and more importantly what lock) you have, I can t give you...

Locksmithing: No safe combination, safe company, file storage
safe company, file storage, herrington: Daniel, I m assuming that the door is locked open, as you have indicated some of the tags on the inside of the door. As long as it is open, it will be a fairly easy task for a safe tech from a local safe company to reset the combination for you. Check...

Locksmithing: Safe dial locks, safe company, couple options
safe company, couple options, excessive damage: Greg, I m not really sure what your question is? Based on your statement, you do have a couple options, you can try to contact previous owners to see if they have a combination for the safe, or you can contact a safe tech from a local safe company to...

Locksmithing: getting safe open, mosler safe co, safecrackers
mosler safe co, safecrackers, safe company: Cheryl, Fortunately for you, you have one of the best safecrackers in the country in your back yard. give him a call to see if he can help you out. Hanover Lock & Safe / Lock Defeat Technology Phil Shearer 781-871-4346 or 781-826-8872 990 Washington...

Locksmithing: safe question, detail photos, interior detail
detail photos, interior detail, historical perspective: Michael, Well the probable manufacture date, would be after the patent date. As patents were issued for up to 20 year periods so your safe could have been built between 1870 to 1890. As far as the manufacturer, there were about 100 manufacturers that...

Locksmithing: Safes, detail photos, interior detail
detail photos, interior detail, safe lock: Rob, The Hall s Safe & Lock Company was in business from 1848 until 1892. There are no records available concerning owners of the safe at any time, or even original cost. While I can evaluate the safe for you, and give you an approximate date of manufacture,...

Locksmithing: safes, safe company, excessive damage
safe company, excessive damage, greenleaf: Travis, I m assuming based on your description that the safe is now locked up. The combination can ONLY be reset if the door is OPEN. If you have locked the door shut, and you don t have the combination, this limits you to two options - you can try...

Locksmithing: Saga Safe D Posit, combination dial, safe company
combination dial, safe company, option one: Thad, Unfortunately the company that was importing the Saga line of safes from China, is no longer in business. This also means that their list of original combinations is also gone. You basically have two options, you can start dialing ALL of the...

Locksmithing: sentry 2260 safe, safe company, sentry
safe company, sentry, natalie: Natalie, Sentry safes use stamped wheels. the only way to change the combination would be to switch a couple of the wheels around. This will require disassembly of the lock. After reassembly the new combination will need to be recovered by observation....

Locksmithing: shaw safe handles, orchard supply hardware, shaw walker
orchard supply hardware, shaw walker, optional material: Tom, Sorry there are no replacement parts. Most of the parts can probably be found at your local hardware store. You may have to make or have made the hollow handles. I m not sure where you are located, but here in California we have Orchard Supply...

Locksmithing: Shaw-Walker Safe, shaw walker, meilink
shaw walker, meilink, ul label: Mel, If it has a lable it should be in plain sight, similar to the tag on a T-shirt. If it isn t on the face of the container, or one of the drawers, then it may be inside on the back side of one of the drawers. Some manufacturers place the labels on...

Locksmithing: Steelmaster filing cabinet, wheel dolly, impressive strength
wheel dolly, impressive strength, filing cabinet: Pam, Sorry but this is a little outside of my expertise - as I deal with safes, not office equipment. The basic problem was moving it fully loaded . These units are made out of thin wheet metal, and even with insulation they are designed to sit ....

Locksmithing: type and value, cast iron wheels, schwab safes
cast iron wheels, schwab safes, cast iron body: Jack, Without seeing the safe, and or the data plaques - I can t answer that question. You can contact the manufacturer to see what info that they can provide based on the serial number. Schwab safes are basically fire resistive safes, with models which...

Locksmithing: victor safe, three wheels, number dial
three wheels, number dial, four wheels: Jim, The formula that you are referring to was put together by locksmiths in the 40 s trying to find the FACTORY secret to decoding these locks. While I will give it out for people to try, I also caveat the information by saying that I have yet to...

Locksmithing: Victor safe combination, yale lock, safe locks
yale lock, safe locks, index mark: Kris, Unfortunately, many people confuse their rights and lefts when it comes to dialing safe locks. The dialing sequence for the OLDER Victor safes, should be: 4 times left to the first number (26) 3 times right to the second number (58) 2 times...

Locksmithing: victor safe & lock co, detail photos, interior detail
detail photos, interior detail, two doors: Kevin, If you send me a request to: andy@securitysafeusa.com I ll see if I have some photos to send to you. As far as an evaluation of the safe, I ll need to see a full set of photos. While the keys are the same TYPE , they are NOT the same key...

Locksmithing: vintage protectall safe combo, index mark, fire class
index mark, fire class, safe company: Margaret, First off you have too many numbers in the combination. Pretty much all of the locks that Protectall used on their safes were 3 wheel locks. The dialing sequence was: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number,...

Locksmithing: Yale Locks PDL01SC, Yale, Borg
Yale, Borg: I don t show them in any of our US catalogs, however they look a LOT like the Borg locks sold in the UK. See link: http://borglocks.com/default.aspx?go=productfilter&categoryid=702 Many of these type of locks allow you to put them in passage mode,...

Locksmithing: Yale, Lori, Ilco & Eagle Post Office Box Door Key Blanks, eagle post office, yale locks
eagle post office, yale locks, knee amputee: Dennis, I m showing that as a Ilco# 1016, Ilco Ez# P1, made for Penn locks. While I don t have any knowledge of the locks themselves I do have blanks available. I m not in the habit of doing business on this site but if you would email me through...

Locksmithing: Yale privacy door knob removal, secret combination, hole thing
secret combination, hole thing, place image: Hello Amy, That lock is installed as follows: Insert the latch mechansim; Insert the lock body, lining the slot in the body with the back of the latch mechanism; Install the other side of the lock. To remove, reverse the process. Since you already...

Locksmithing: york safe and lock safe, panama pacific exposition, honor award winner
panama pacific exposition, honor award winner, acorn nuts: Ed, I ll start off with the decal - Pacific Exposition Highest Honor award winner 1915 . This was not given to your safe, it was given to York for their PRESENTATION at the Expo, nothing more, nothing less. York used the decal on ALL of their equipment...

Locksmithing: 1940 field safe, herring hall, safe locks
herring hall, safe locks, safe companies: David, There are NO aftermarket parts manufacturers for safes or safe locks. This means that you will have to measure the lock mounting foot print so that we can try to id the lock that was on it, and then start looking at every locksmith shop and safe...

Locksmithing: allied gary safe locked inknown combo, richard travis, safe company
richard travis, safe company, excessive damage: Richard, UNLESS the time lock was actually wound, it is NOT locking the safe. If it was wound, the max time you would have to wait would be 144 hours. Next question would concern the combination - do you have a combination for this safe? As Allied-Gary...

Locksmithing: Antique Safe, campbell center, detail photos
campbell center, detail photos, liability reasons: Karen, I would be happy to look at your safe. As far as opening information , we do NOT give out any information other than correct dialing sequences for the lock on your safe (after ID), for obvious security and liability reasons. If the safe IS a...

Locksmithing: asbestos in saf d posit SAGA safe?, home test kit, cvs pharmacies
home test kit, cvs pharmacies, home depots: Tim To my knowledge Asbestos was never used by this manufacture. Basically, asbestos has NOT been used by any manufacturers since the mid 1950 s. If you have any concerns about the dust or the insulation in the safe, you can either have it tested by...

Locksmithing: Biometric door lock not working... Corrosion?, high humidity, battery holder
high humidity, battery holder, kwikset: Hello Stephanie, If the lock was stored with the batteries installed, it s likely not going to work any longer. Also if the lock was stored in a high humidity area it s likely going to cause an issue. Given your description I don t think it will work....

Locksmithing: broken key card reader on Eagle Safe, swipe card reader, japan korea
swipe card reader, japan korea, key card: Rachel, Unless the company that you purchased the safe from has spare or replacement parts, then you will probably be looking at replacing the entire safe. Most of these safes are imported safes, from Japan, Korea, China, etc. Most of the companies...

Locksmithing: Cannonball safe, restoration time, detail photos
restoration time, detail photos, interior detail: Giedre, I would be happy to look at your safe, to answer your questions. As far as the color, generally the standards were either black, silver/gray, or white. Though the original purchaser could choose any color they liked. Your safe (red one in...

Locksmithing: Carey Safe lock comb, open safes, detail photos
open safes, detail photos, safe company: Jeff, Sorry if I m a little skeptical about the stehoscope story, but I ve been in this business for 40 years and someone with no experience doesn t simply walk up to a safe and open it with a stethoscope. Even some of the best trained safe techs...

Locksmithing: Cary safe, safe company, diy approach
safe company, diy approach, detail photos: Randall, My first recommendation would be to have a safe tech from a local safe company check the safe out for proper operation, AND recover the combination - or reset it. I never recommend using locksmiths for safe work, as they generally don t have...

Locksmithing: Change lock combination, american standard co, hold harmless form
american standard co, hold harmless form, mosler: Denny, The BP-280 is a UL standard, which doesn t give me any info about the lock. Mosler manufactured quite a number of their own locks, so I will need to know what lock you are requesting info about to provide you with the correct guide and or tools....

Locksmithing: COLE STEEL FLOOR SAFE, apples to apples, index mark
apples to apples, index mark, steel floor: Chip, Cole Steel made cabinets , NOT safes, so I m not sure what you are referring to as a floor safe . Some of their cabinets did have locking compartments with combination locks installed, but these were also NOT safes. So the first thing that...

Locksmithing: combination, vault service, trip charge
vault service, trip charge, montgomery ward: Hi Dorothy. Unfortunately, those records are long gone. If it is a fire safe, most MW safes were, then the door may lift off of the hinges. You can then take the door to a qualified safe tech to have them reset it for you. Have them check the lock and...

Locksmithing: combination fails after battery replacement, digital locks, rom memory
digital locks, rom memory, default code: Mike, Glad you reminded me to look for the instructions. The original factory combo the safe was set on was 159-A. There is no information concerning what code the lock might reset to if the power is lost or batteries are removed while the door is...

Locksmithing: combination pad works wheel wont turn to open door, quality batteries, safe company
quality batteries, safe company, mechanical problems: Rodolfo, You haven t given me any useful information to work with. this would be like asking motor runs, car won t go . the number of different problems possible is huge. Generally with mechanical problems, the safe WILL require hands on diagnostics....

Locksmithing: Commercial Door Lock, glass doors, commercial glass
glass doors, commercial glass, lock cylinder: Hello Darren, I can t reveal bypass methods over an open forum. Those types of doors have to be opened to remove or replace the locks. You ll have to hire a locksmith to come out and open the door then remove the cylinders and replace or rekey them...

Locksmithing: My Dads Safe, kemptville ontario canada, auto body shop
kemptville ontario canada, auto body shop, brown paint: Richard, As with most items, you could always pay more to have extras on your safe. Safes ran the full gamut from plain Jane to ornate. Paint jobs on some manufacturers safes bordered on Picasso style. Plain safes, might have only a little pin...

Locksmithing: damaged lock, double cylinder, deadbolt
double cylinder, deadbolt, exact same thing: George, We sell a US Lock 1660 deadbolt that should be the exact same thing: http://jmlock.com/uslock-1660-series-mortise-cylinder-double-cylinder-deadlock.aspx This lock does not include the key cylinders but those can be found at the bottom of that...

Locksmithing: Diebold dial, safe locks, electronic locks
safe locks, electronic locks, safe company: John, Purchasing a NEW dial is not a problem. Any local safe company probably has plenty of NEW dials. What your problem is, is finding a NEW - OLD dial. Your dial has not been made since the early 1960 s, and unless you find a safe company...

Locksmithing: doorhandle@lock, emtek, door locks
emtek, door locks, key lock: This is a link to the screen door locks that Emtek makes. http://emtek.com/search-results.php It comes in a brass finish also. Would one of these work to replace yours? You might consider sending a pic of it to Emtek, they are very customer friendly....

Locksmithing: Mosler Data Processing Safe - Theft/ Burglarly Rating?, interior structure, fulcrum
Locksmithing: Mosler Data Processing Safe - Theft/ Burglarly Rating?, interior structure, fulcrum, grinder

Locksmithing: replacing the batteries in the safe
Locksmithing: replacing the batteries in the safe

Locksmithing: Fuhr external entry deadbolt, hinge, bolt
hinge, bolt, screws: Hello Steve, First lift up on the door as you turn the deadbolt to unlock. If lifting doesn t work, try pushing down, pulling toward you or pushing away. The bolt may be jammed in the strike. If that doesn t work, remove the screws on the deadbolt...

Locksmithing: Hall Safe, 10mb limit, detail photos
10mb limit, detail photos, safe company: Marta, I would be happy to look at your safe. In order to answer specific questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full exterior and interior. Detail photos should include pictures of the dial,...

Locksmithing: Halls Standard Safe, 10mb limit, safe companies
10mb limit, safe companies, detail photos: Charles, Sorry, but manufacturers NEVER released info on parts of the safe for obvious security and/or liabilty reasons. As there have been several Hall s safe companies, I will need to have a better idea of what you have and what you are missing so...

Locksmithing: Harring Hall Marvin Safe pre-1960, replacement pins, old dad
replacement pins, old dad, hhm: Alfred, You will have to have replacement pins made, I don t know of any source that still may have these. Diebold took over HHM in 1959, while the company was getting ready for bankruptcy. Because Diebold had also taken control of a number of other...

Locksmithing: Herrig.hall.marvin safe co., herring hall, safe company
herring hall, safe company, diebolt: Chris, Short answer is yes, the combination can be changed by a safe technician from a local safe company. Long Answer: I m not sure WHAT a Diebold 921 system is??? Herring-Hall-Marvin Safe company was acquired by Diebold in 1959 while in receivership...

Locksmithing: Herring's safe needs to be opened, restoration work, missing pieces
restoration work, missing pieces, mary mary: Mary, If the door on the safe won t open any further than in the photos, it is either jammed on the bolt work or the hinges are rusted, in any event, the safe IS open. What it needs is restoration work. Unless the missing pieces are inside of the safe,...

Locksmithing: johnson-pacific floor safe, freeway offramp, sf bay area
freeway offramp, sf bay area, index mark: Brian, The numbers 234-4254 were the phone number (no longer any good). This company was in business from the early 1950 s until CalTrans put a freeway offramp right where the factory was, in 1984. The dialing sequence for these safes was: 4 times...

Locksmithing: lock for thick, narrow-stile door, stile doors, backset
stile doors, backset, lockset: Tom, 1-1/2 backset is a standard for narrow stile doors so you should be able to find something. The problem is that Marks makes generally 2-1/2 backset but they do make theirs fit thicker doors. Emtek is likely the best option. I don t deal with this...

Locksmithing: Lowrie S & L Co. Chicago Wall Safe, safe company, lowrie
safe company, lowrie, right combination: David, The little bumps you are feeling, may be the adjacent wheels as you pick them up during rotations, this has nothing to do with the combination. Generally the drive wheel is slightly larger than the other wheels, and you never actually feel...

Locksmithing: lubricating safe dial, hinges, water displacement, orchard supply
water displacement, orchard supply, dirty material: You should be able to find it at most hardware stores like Orchard Supply, Ace Hdw, Home Depot, Lowes or Grainger. You can also check out the following sites http://www.triflowlubricants.com/ For Tri-Flow http://panef.com/panef-branded-products/...

Locksmithing: MacNeale & Urban safe, 10mb limit, detail photos
10mb limit, detail photos, interior detail: Debbie, If you had read my other answers you would also know that I don t ball park values. If you would like me to look at the safe, I would be happy to. Sorry but this site - (not mine) only allows one photo, and details are not available. In order...

Locksmithing: major safe, safe company, admin fee
safe company, admin fee, concrete work: Chris, We can contact the manufacturer to find out what the ORIGINAL combination was. Obviously if the combination has ever been changed this won t help, however it is a good option. There is a request form that you have to sign, and their is an admin...

Locksmithing: Mosler Combination Change, combination change, memory problem
combination change, memory problem, asap thanks: Don, Yes, with the drawer OPEN, you will need to release the bayonet bolt detent to release the drawer bolt work (bolt extended). The lock can then be locked and the back cover removed. After changing the combination, check the operation of the lock...

Locksmithing: Mosler combination lock parts, safe locks, lever assembly
safe locks, lever assembly, dial type: Scott, Teller cabinets are not safes. While it may have safe locks on one or more compartments, this still doesn t make it a safe. It is probably JUST an undercounter cabinet. As far as the UL information that you have provided, this only indicates...

Locksmithing: Mosler Data Processing Safe - Theft/ Burglarly Rating?, dial combination lock, storage safes
dial combination lock, storage safes, storage containers: Josh, The SMNA (Safe Manufacturers National Association) specification is F1-D which indicates a Fire resistive safe . This should have actually been an F2-D for a Fire insulated record Container - Data Processing Safe . I m also suprised that...

Locksmithing: mosler safe 1903 vault safe, rack and pinion gears, vault service
rack and pinion gears, vault service, time locks: Hi Bob. This is a Mosler cast iron safe with a lug door inner compartment. Does the dial of the combination lock come to a complete stop when you dial the combination? The three things that come to mind are: The combination lock is not completely...

Locksmithing: MOSLER SAFE, mosler safe co, concrete concrete
mosler safe co, concrete concrete, safe companies: Mark, Sorry, but the information that you have provided doesn t give me any useable information about your safe, to figure the weight from. The SMNA (Safe Manufacturers National Association) label that you have gotten info from was a testing or standards...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, detail photos, interior detail
detail photos, interior detail, historical perspective: CJ, Cost will depend on what type of safe that you have. The cast iron, fire resistive safes should be in the $350-$500 range. if the safe is a bankers style you could be looking at $650-$1000 to have it opened AND repaired (note: parts are usually extra,...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe hard to open, safe company, lube service
safe company, lube service, operator errors: Joe, There are only three reasons that a safe lock won t operate, they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, (Operator errors) 2. Incorrect combination, (wrong numbers) 3. Mechanical problems. As you have been opening the safe the safe with the...

Locksmithing: Mosler Vault, mosler safe co, vault doors
mosler safe co, vault doors, safe doors: Michael, The Safe Manufacturers National Association (SMNA) was a testing or standards agency. The label ONLY gives you an idea what standard the door was built to. In this case, an insulated door is a fire resistive door. It would have an F-3 Specification,...

Locksmithing: Need to open family safe., safe co, best bet
safe co, best bet, buffalo ny: Hi Marie.The records for that safe are long gone. Your best bet to get it open without destroying it is to call a professional safe technician. In Buffalo I can recommend Mark Swetland. 716-553-6168 Tell him you talked to Dan in Cleveland. He...

Locksmithing: old mosler safe, schenectady area, operator errors
schenectady area, operator errors, fire type: Joe, There are ONLY 3 reasons a safe lock won t unlock - they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, (operator errors) 2. Incorrect combination, (wrong numbers) 3. Mechanical problems Generally when combinations are passed on, the owner passes on...

Locksmithing: Old Safe no combo, index mark, close ups
index mark, close ups, safe company: David, I would need to see better photos to try to determine WHAT you actually have, but from the photo you have provided, I would have to guess that it is possibly manufactured by the Syracuse Safe Company, Syracuse, NY. This company manufactured safes...

Locksmithing: the protecor firesafe model #1080, safe company, liability reasons
safe company, liability reasons, factory default: Jeremy, There is no such thing as a Default combination. Unfortunately this is more movie myth. While your safe did come set up on a factory combination , this combination was still UNIQUE to your safe. This is NOT a default combination, simply...

Locksmithing: Protector Safe Model #1071, safe companies, factories
safe companies, factories: Paul, I can probably make keys for the lock, but I would have to have it, in hand. Most of the codes (coding) has never been released by many of the factories for obvious security or liabilty reasons. If you don t have a local safe or lock company that...

Locksmithing: replacing the batteries in the safe, e mail address, overnight storage
e mail address, overnight storage, battery unit: Colliene, These containers were intended for hotels where guests change on a daily basis and they have a hotel staff to maintain items like this. It was NEVER intended for general use by the public. Also, these containers are NOT safes, and are NOT...

Locksmithing: S&G safe lock, st charles mo, safe lock
st charles mo, safe lock, safe company: Andy, Obviously the answer WILL depend on the condition of the lock. Locks just like watches, need to be cleaned, serviced and reset occasionally to keep them working correctly. So unless there is something mechanically wrong with your lock, it...

Locksmithing: Safe, vault service, campbell center
vault service, campbell center, safe company: Hi Karen. There were to safe manufacurers that used the Hall s name. The first one went out of business in the 1870s. The grandkids of that founder started their OWN safe company in the late 1800s. Are there any logos or sayings written on the safe?...

Locksmithing: safe boxes for sale, safe deposit boxes, safe deposit box
safe deposit boxes, safe deposit box, box inventory: Stewart, Yes we do have used safe deposit box nests of various sizes for sale. I m not sure if you are looking for parts or spares, or full sets of nests. Basically we have or can get any configurations of nests that you need. - Feel free to contact...

Locksmithing: safe deposit box keys, safe deposit boxes, safe deposit box
safe deposit boxes, safe deposit box, embezzelment: Bill, I m not sure what you are asking? If you are concerned about the scruples of the employees at your bank, then I would recommend that you no longer bank there. If you don t trust employees at any bank, then I would recommend that you purchase...

Locksmithing: Safe Edwardsville, safe companies, small quantities
safe companies, small quantities, safes: Gail, I did receive your photos, infact I have them sitting right next to me. I ve been going through a lot of photos of safes, trying to figure out what you have. while some safes are fairly easy, some are not, for a number of reasons. Some safe...

Locksmithing: Safe File Drawer, safes and vaults, file drawers
safes and vaults, file drawers, remington rand: Dick, If the drawers don t lift up out of the rail tray, then it may have some levers on each side of the slides that have to be released to pull it out. Some have screws attaching the drawers directly to the slides. There are at least as many different...

Locksmithing: safe worth, ul listings, fire classification
ul listings, fire classification, detail photos: Steve, I m not sure what you are referring to as NET worth. While I can evaluate your safe to give you some numbers to work with, ultimately the value of the container would be set by YOU and the PURCHASER. A net worth would be any profit YOU realize...

Locksmithing: second photo, plater, spindle
plater, spindle, engraving: Lance, Check the face of the dial, some of the older Cary dials, the nose of the dial (with the name engraving), unscrews. Based on this second photo, it looks like your spindle may have been replaced at some point - it does not look original. If the...

Locksmithing: Shaw Walker Fire Proof File, fireproof filing cabinet, shaw walker
fireproof filing cabinet, shaw walker, yale lock: Lew, Well, that will make a big difference. The lock is an 8400 series S&G so your dialing sequence is as follows: 4 times left to the first number (50), 3 times right to the second number (25), 2 times left to the third number (50), 1 time right...

Locksmithing: "Tower Safe" (Sears and Roebuck), sears and roebuck, hash mark
sears and roebuck, hash mark, o clock: Rocky, the star index (12 o clock mark) is the opening index. the hash mark at 11 o clock is a service index for reseting the combination. The dialing sequence should be: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number,...

Locksmithing: U.S. single cylinder lock, allen head screws, screw out
allen head screws, screw out, philips head: Hello Doug, The cylinder will unscrew from the door. It may be tight so you may need to use a screwdriver in the key hole and a pair of pliers. The set screw you removed was the only thing holding it in place, unless it s painted in place or rusted. ...

Locksmithing: Vault door removal, great shape, concrete wall
great shape, concrete wall, rough estimate: Matt, Bakersfield IS in our service area, and we can remove the door for you. As long as you have access to the vault, we can open the door for you. Removal costs WILL depend on how the door is installed. If it is grouted in place, then the material...

Locksmithing: victor safe, safe companies, liability reasons
safe companies, liability reasons, technican: Ronald, The sequence you tried was only for a small series of safes, manufactured before 1915. This didn t include all of the safes. As I mentioned originally I have yet to find one of the safes that it actually works on. As for the drawings or blueprints,...

Locksmithing: yale dial face disasembly, nickle plating, nickle plate
nickle plating, nickle plate, dial face: Lance, Generally, the dial spindle is pressed into the dial, not screwed in. Sometimes the back side of the dial is peened to tighen the press. Unfortunately you probably won t be able to remove the spindle without ruining the dial assembly. A good...

Locksmithing: 5073 safe lock it? brinks, compton ca, safe company
compton ca, safe company, safe lock: Jl Mechanical problems generally require hands on diagnostics by a safe technician. Either you did something wrong or there is a problem with the safe. This will require a safe tech to work on it. You can try contacting the manufacturer to see if...

Locksmithing: andy, series locks, stiffel
series locks, stiffel, philadelphia area: Christian, Stiffel & Freeman, were manufacturing safes in the Philadelphia area from 1870 to November of 1920, when they were acquired by the Steelcraft Corporation of America. The Steelcraft continued to operate the facility for a period of time as the...

Locksmithing: Champion Gun Safe Pin retraction, caveate, clint eastwood
caveate, clint eastwood, operator maintenance: James, as with any piece of machinery , safes DO require periodic maintenance. There are no user manuals provided by the manufacturer for obvious reasons. Safes are not like a bicycle! With a bicycle (or similar object), if you take it apart and can...

Locksmithing: how to change compination code, combination lock, lock and key
combination lock, lock and key, safe side: Mutasim Some of the locks on the Diplomats are NOT changeable, some are key changeable. I will need to see what lock is installed on your safe to offer help. Send me a photo of the dial, and another of the lock. This means that you will have to remove...

Locksmithing: How to change and dial combo, underwriter laboratories inc, federal equipment co
underwriter laboratories inc, federal equipment co, two wheels: William, If your Federal lock only has two wheels, then something is wrong with it, or parts are missing. These locks contained 3 combination wheels and a drive wheel (4 total). Mechanical problems require hands on diagnositics and solutions. Without...

Locksmithing: Changing Manual to e-lock on gun safe, john reif, time locks
john reif, time locks, mechanical locks: John, This is actually the Centurion model made by Liberty Safe Company, so installing a digital lock, should be fairly straight forward. HOWEVER, If you install, or have someone install the electronic lock, you may EASILY void your safe s warranty. ...

Locksmithing: Circa 1905 Mosler vault, dial lock, personal museum
dial lock, personal museum, locksmith shop: Denny, I doubt that you will find replacement parts, and as Mosler has been out of business for over 10 years, trying to get specs for parts to fabricate new ones is slim to none. This doesn t mean that parts can t be fabticated, but you will litterally...

Locksmithing: about the combination to open my safety box, three wheels, clock position
three wheels, clock position, o clock: Hello Elsa, More than likely, when the door was moved the bolts were retracted and the dial was hit causing the wheels on the inside to shift and they will now open on a different number. On the inside of the door there should be screws holding a...

Locksmithing: combination procedure, herring hall, index mark
herring hall, index mark, safe company: Larry, the biggest problem with passed on combinations, is that they generally are passed on the way the previous owner UNDERSTOOD them, and NOT necessarily the way that they actually work. The Hermann Safe Company, only actually manufactured a small...

Locksmithing: Cramer Bros. Safe, kansas city mo, safe company
kansas city mo, safe company, safe co: Jason, Basic History, CRAMER BROS. SAFE CO. Kansas City, Mo (1886-1940) (Cramer Inc. / www.cramerinc.com) Founded in 1886 as Cramer Safe Company, after the 1871 Chicago Fire. Providing Burglar & Fire safes. In 1940 Cramer Safe division was sold...

Locksmithing: Diebold Safe opened once, now won't, rez photos, safe company
rez photos, safe company, correct combination: Mark, This is why I never recommend lock disassembly as a DIY project, for the same reason that I never recommend using locksmiths for safe work. Lack of training, knowledge, and tools can and will result in locked up safes. Rule #1 - never close and...

Locksmithing: Diplomat 100 safe, diplomat safes, korea phone
diplomat safes, korea phone, safe company: Dennis, No guarantees, but you can try contacting the factory to see if they have the original combination for your safe. They may or may not respond to you. I have included the info for Diplomat Safes for you to contact. They will need your serial...

Locksmithing: Eiko safe / McGunn safe, english button, fireking
english button, fireking, safe co: Khang, Unfortunately, most of the imported safes from Japan, Korea and China all look VERY similar, so it could be from a number of companies. We have a similar size safe from Bumil Safe Co., Korea, (DS182) which is 71 h x 45 w x 27 d and weighs 1530...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Locksmithing: Vault Door
Locksmithing: Vault Door

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Locksmithing: Diebold / eagle 161
Locksmithing: Diebold / eagle 161

Locksmithing: Diplomat mc-440
Locksmithing: Diplomat mc-440

Locksmithing: Safe-Cabinet Company Safe
Locksmithing: Safe-Cabinet Company Safe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Locksmithing: Cary Safe
Locksmithing: Cary Safe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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