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Excuse me, I have an antique safe of 51 inches height, lenght 25 inches and wide 20 inches. It is a Yawman and Erbe manufacturing. Company Rochester New York fabricated in the period between 1880-1930. If you could tell me the price I will apreciate it a lot.

Thanks for yout time,


Doris, from what I see your cabinet is key locking with a light weight bolt work.  Possibly with a thin layer of insulation. Very light weight hinges so I am guessing it is made of thin sheet metal. Paint job puts it post WWI.  Based on what I see, if it was here in the states I'd say $50-$150.  It can be used as a locking gun cabinet to keep children out.  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.


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 No longer current.

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

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