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S.Withers&Co
S.Withers&Co  

S.Withers&Co
S.Withers&Co  
Hi Mike. I've recently been given  a S.Withers&Co safe with key from my father in law. I've done a small amount of research  so I'm fairly certain they were common and are not worth a lot. Could you please tell me when it was made, model and value.
Kind regards Jeremy

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Hi Jeremy,

Thanks for your enquiry.  I can probably tell you a little about your safe, but not from the pictures of the interior contents.  Could you send me a picture of the safe with the door shut and showing the entire front of the safe.  A second picture with the door open showing the door thickness and bolt-work would also be useful.

Regards,

Mike Palmer FSyI
Mike Palmer Consultancy

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Expertise

I earn my living identifying safes and suggesting cash limits for risk advisors and insurance surveyors in the UK. I'm am pleased to comment on safes manufactured in the UK or Mainland Europe but I am unable to accept questions regarding safes made in the USA or elsewhere.

Experience

I have been in the UK safe industry for 40 years and have one of the largest archive databases of old safe literature and serial numbers in the country. I started with Chubb in 1960 and became Assistant Manager of their Bank Security Division before moving on to become the Insurance Liaison Manager with the John Tann Group. I became Sales & Marketing Director for Guardian Safes Limited before semi-retiring. I am a Fellow of the Security Institute and ex-Chairman of Eurosafe UK, a trade body representing the interests of UK safe makers and distributors. I now work as a part time consultant.

Organizations
I am an advisor to the Safe Committee of the Association of Insurance Surveyors, a Fellow of the Security Institute and founding Chairman of Eurosafe UK.

Publications
I have had literally scores of articles published in various security trade publications. So far this year I have had 24 features published in various journals including Keyways, Professional Security, Pawnbroker and Safe India. I have published one book, Peckham Boy, the life and times of the world's greatest safe cracker.

Education/Credentials
No relevant educational credentials.

Awards and Honors
In 1997 I was awarded the annual shield by the Association of Insurance Surveyors for "..outstanding services to crime prevention"

Past/Present Clients
I have represented or been an agent for the John Tann Group (Stratford, Ratner, Dreadnought and Tann safes); Churchill Safes, Chubb Safe Co Ltd, SLS Safes, SMP Safes, Dudley Safes and several others

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