|Rating(1-10)||Knowledgeability = 10||Clarity of Response = 10||Politeness = 10|
|Comment||Doug's response was clear and to the point. He obviously has an extensive knowledge of safes as he has a pretty good idea who manufactured it just from the two pictures I sent with the original inquiry. I will be sending a picture of the interior of the inner door via separate email, which should provide him with enough information to positively identify this safe. I am extremely grateful for his quick response and excited to finally learn more about this safe.|
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 No longer current. Antique-Locks.com
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