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John wrote at 2012-10-05 14:45:28
Equally have Lytle Safe- used by J.N. Lee, General Agent in Bristol, CT. Information in safe states: (1) combination, (2) address of company as "No. 146, 148, 150 and 152 Water Street"

Locksmith Service last used was L.E. Whitford Co, Inc, 58 Conn Blvd, East Hartford, CT.

An other info you might obtain about safe, its value, etc. please forward. Thanks John

shawn wrote at 2012-10-29 02:16:21
I have one of these. It was my grandfathers. I have restored it but i took Hundreds of pictures of it to provide insight to the restoration team.

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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.

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

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