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I have a safe that belonged to my Dad just wanted to know if it was worth any thing.The plate on the front say: THE SAFE-CABINET
         S-CIENTEST "C"
         THE SAFE CABINE
         MARIETTA,OHIO USA
         Dimensions: W-18"1/4, D-17"1/4, H-23"1/4          
It was sold by: PHONE  VICTOR7950
         CRAMER BROS SAFE CO
         KANSAS CITY MISSOURI
         
It has a five number combination R-2L-1R-L-R. I have not found any manufacture numbers. It still works it usually take me to or three try's before I get it to open.

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Bob, the market is filled with old safes, especially fire safes.  So the value is pretty low.  Better to keep it and use it for storage.  It is common for safes after many years of use, to need a little tune up on the combination.  i recommend you get it checked out before you can't get it opened at all.  Doug  

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This unusual and highly innovative safe from the later 1800's is a Corliss. William, the much younger brother of George Corliss of steam engine fame, spent several years perfecting this design and it was first displayed at the 1876 Philadelphia U.S. Centennial Exhibition. I do extensive patent research helping me in the study of antique U.S. safes and safe locks. Repairs and part making for antique U.S. safes of the early to mid 1800's, both key and combination. Also the study of early round door chest designs up to and including cannonball safes of the early 1900's.

Experience

40 years in the lock and safe trade with a stint in bank service work. Openings, repairs and moving of safes of all types.

Organizations
Charter member Safe and Vault Technicians Association SAVTA, National Safemans Association NSO, National Antique Safe Association NASA. No longer current. Antique-Locks.com

Publications
SAVTA monthly magazine

Education/Credentials
CMS (Certified Master Safecracker- NSO) and CPS (Certified Professional Safe Technician - SAVTA)

Awards and Honors
2nd place national combination manipulation contest 1986 and now in 2016 1st place

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