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QUESTION: Heres some more pics of the safe.
The key hole is covered up on the front of the door in the middle center. its an old skelton key.

ANSWER: You do have a key ,right?  Doug

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QUESTION: no key, can i get one made?? How much should i list it for on that site??

Stephen,  I just found out the antique safe collector website is not available now so ebay would be the way to go.  I make keys for antique safe locks but they are typically quite expensive as they are hand made from scratch and made to look the part, not just crudely cobbled together.  This cost does increase the value of the safe as many collectors want functional pieces.  To give you a quote I would require the lock shipped to me (U.S. mail priority shipping is cheap) so I would know exactly what is needed.  Doug

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Doug MacQueen


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.


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

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 No longer current.

SAVTA monthly magazine

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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