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I have come to own a safe made by John Crook, made for the Church Bank, Bolton. It has all keys needed to open every lock and draw inside and out. It is black with detailed edging and colour motif inside. It is about 2ft in height, 1.5ft wide.
I was just wanting to know more about this safe, such as its age and value.

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It would help to have a photo but in all likelyhood, it is around 1920, filled with sawdust despite it's weight. There would be no insurable value and no collectable value, so you probably wont get more than 50-100 and you may have to pay to have it taken away. Sorry.

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Tom Gordon

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UK lock, physical security and safes with worldclass collections of safe plaques and Chatwood items. I do NOT have expert knowledge of American safes.

Experience

25 years as a master locksmith, giving training around the UK and Eire to ALOI and MLA members.

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COLTI

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DIY Week, COLTI, ALOI, MLA

Education/Credentials
In the eighties and nineties I took every course that I could in the UK and the USA at ALOA

Awards and Honors
Locksmith of The Year 2010 Locks & Security Monthly (UK)

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