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what is the weight and does it have a value they are throwing it ouit where I work

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Robert,

Have no idea, and have no idea!

As you didn't provide any useful information like size of the safe (interior and exterior), I have no idea how large your safe is, and therefore, how much it might weigh.

As far as a "value", without seeing the container, I have no way of evaluating it.

Sorry, but my wife broke my crystal ball about the same time that she killed my money tree!

I would be more than happy to look at the safe evaluate it for you, but I'll need full photos inside and out, along with measurements.

As far as the information that you have provided, this is basically information from the testing agencies only.   The "F1-D" SMNA specification only indicates that the safe is a "fire" resistive safe.  The UL "T-20" burglary rating, indicates that the container is "TAMPER" resistant for 20 minutes, NOT burglary resistive.

As the container has an SMNA label on it, it would be over 50 years old, and does not meet any current standards for fire resistance, and as mentioned this is NOT a burglary resistive container.

So basically it has no value as a fire resistant or burglary resistant container.   It also has no retail or commercial value.   While it may still have some value I will need to see it to evaluate it.    If they are simply throwing it out, and if it is in operational condition, and has a working combination, then the price isn't wrong.    However, if you are looking for a safe that meets both fire and burglary standards, then I would recommend not wasting your time with it.

Send photos of the safe to me at:   andy@securitysafeusa.com    and I'll take a look at it for you.

Hope this helps,

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Safe and Vault related Questions; Antique Safe Repair and Restoration; With over 44 years in the Safe & Vault industry, if I can't answer your question I know where to get the answer. Current Project: Restoration of an Ely Norris Cannonball Safe from the early 1900's. Will answer Safe & Vault related questions concerning age, value, restoration, moving, opening & repairing, parts, operation and history. Note: It is not my intention to teach you to open safes or to provide information which may aid in the unlawful opening of a safe. I will not give out drill points or information which I deem inappropriate.

Experience

44 years in the Safe & Vault Industry. Owner and Service Manager for one of the largest Safe & Vault companies on the West Coast. Graduate of Lockmasters Safe Lock Servicing, Safe lock Manipulation and Safe Deposit Lock Courses. Graduate of Locksmith Institute. Author of "The Coffee Table Guide to Antique Safes". Certified Instructor for the California Locksmith Association teaching Basic and Advanced Lock Servicing, Basic Safe opening and Repairing. Factory Trained by AMSEC, LORD Safes, LeFebure, Mosler, KabaMas, LaGard and Sargent & Greenleaf

Organizations
Safecrackers International and the National Antique Safe Association Safe & Vault Technicians Association

Publications
The Coffee Table Guide to Antique Safes AllExperts.com

Education/Credentials
Graduate of Locksmith Institute 1972 Graduate Lockmasters Safe Lock Servicing 1974 Graduate Lockmasters Safe Lock Manipulation 1975 Graduate Lockmasters Safe Deposit Lock Servicing 1985 Instructor Certified - California Locksmith Association - 1985 Factory trained by AMSEC, MAJOR, STAR, Johnson-Pacific, Kaba-MAS, Allied-Gary, ISM, Lord, Brown Safe, EXL, Mosler, Diebold.

Awards and Honors
2009 - 2015 Listed in AllExperts top 50 Experts. All Experts Categories - Safes & Security Containers, Locksmithing, Antique Safes. Retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW4), with 39 years of total service. With numerous awards from Vietnam, Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. US Navy - 1971-1981 US Army Reserve 1984-2013 US Army Retired

Past/Present Clients
US Secret Service, FBI, BATF, Local Law enforcment agencies, Diebold, Hamilton Pacific, Red Hawk Int., Chubb International, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Mechanics Bank, El Dorado Savings Bank, many Credit unions and smaller banks. McDonalds, Togos, BurgerKing, TacoBell, Carls Jr. FoodMaxx, SaveMart, Lucky's, Albertson's, Raley's, Safeway, NobHill, Bell Markets, PW Markets. Great America, Century Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, UA Cinemas, and many homeowners and small businesses. Provide warranty service for lock and safe manufactures. Service area is Northern California - Fresno to Oregon, including western Nevada

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