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QUESTION: Hi again. Sorry, I typed my email address in wrong Twice! on the previous question. It has been corrected on this one.... Sorry..

Hi, I have an older 1945 Mosler Floor Safe and was wondering if there is a way I can change the combination? It is a Class T-20 safe, No. 287461. Thanks very much for any info you may have.    Rick

ANSWER:  Rick, no emails get posted on the forum.  I guess they get magically deleted.  Doug

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QUESTION: Hi Doug. My question was:
I have an older 1945 Mosler Floor Safe and was wondering if there is a way I can change the combination? It is a Class T-20 safe, No. 287461. Thanks very much for any info you may have.    Rick

ANSWER: I guess you didn't see my response to your first post.  I see now that it is a hand change lock.  These locks are not complex but they are also not easily understood.  I know of locksmiths that get into trouble when dealing with hand change locks because they have not taken the time to really study the lock.  Does that answer your question?  Doug  

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QUESTION: Hi and thanks again for your time Doug. I must not be wording my question right. I was just wondering if there is a way I can change the combination on my safe?   Thanks,    rick

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Can the combination be changed?  Yes, by someone qualified to do so.  The cost is typically around $100 bucks.   If you meant, can you do it yourself, I think I was pretty clear in that regard.  Are we straight now?  Doug    PS          PS  Rick I wasn't being sarcastic in my answer to you but I am getting annoyed now.  If you look at "Changing Combination of 10-27 I answered your question as good as possible given the limited info you provided.  Then again on 10-28 if you scroll down aways you will find more response to your question.  I guess Andy is on vacation.  I hope he gets back soon.  

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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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