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Hi Doug,
I picked up a Mosler round door safe that I think turns out to be a Remington Rand.  Do you have any info on that brand?  Website?  Very disappointed as it looks to be a TL15, not even a relocker.

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Todd, definitely a Mosler and not all that old.  I wouldn't be too disappointed as relockers are to help prevent a through the door attack, generally directed at the lock, and in this case the odds are definitely in your favor if you get my drift.  If I remember correctly, Mosler used to advertise that there were no successful attacks on these round doors.  Don't know how accurate this claim was but from experience I would say it was very likely to be true or close to it.  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 No longer current.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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