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I recently moved into a vintage apartment and I had a question about the safe in our wall.

It is a Meilink MFG. Co wall safe
Toledo, OH

I was wondering how I can find the code to open the safe, or if you had any information on what it might be.


What the heck is a "Vintage" apartment???    Vintage applies to the year of a grape harvest or wine bottling, neither of which would apply to an apartment.

For your Meilink Wall Safe you will need to do a little math, and then some dialing, but these little containers had fairly standard factory set numbers, though if the lock was modified or the combination changed this may not work - but its worth a try.
Set up an excel spreadsheet to figure out the 22 codes that your safe may have, set by the factory.

G-7 Series  For 50 number dials, Eagle Lock
starting code is  32 - 26 - 2
Subtract two from each number, until you have 22 different trial combinations

the dialing sequence for the lock is:

three times left to the first number, 32
two times right to the second number, 26
one time left to the third number, 2
right until the dial stops.

If none of the codes work, you have either made a math error, a dialing error, or the lock may have been changed so that it doesn't recognize the factory settings.   You may need to have a safe technician from a local safe company check it out.

Good Luck, Hope this helps - sorry about the "vintage" thing, but its one of my pet peeves right along with "Patina", for misused words.

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