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i HAVE A MARVIN SAFE WITH PAT. PEND. 1882 MEASURES 30"X40"X60" WITH AN INTERNAL TOP SHELF , PAINTINGS ,AND ORIGINAL WOODWORK SHELVES. NEED TO MOVE IT AND WONDERING IF WORTH KEEPING OR TURN IT TO SCRAP? THANKS - JOHN

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Scrap it?  No way!  Understand that in order to scrap it, you will still have to move it.  And pay to dump it unless you remove the insulation first, which you don't even want to consider the work that entails.  So it is keep it or sell it.  It appears to be in beautiful condition other than the unfortunately damage to that nice Yale lock. It will not be a cheap move but from what I see, it's a great safe.  Can you post some more pictures?  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 No longer current.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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