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I have a Hall's Safe & Lock Co. safe with a number 32650 on the dial I need to know the value of the safe plus where I could order another dial because there are parts missing from the back of the dial.There is also the letter L on the back of the first disk which incidentally is the only disk on the dial,the rest are missing

Paul, unless you safe is a fancy model or really great original condition, it won't be worth much, especially without a working lock.  Post pictures of it and lets see what you have. Then we will work on identifying what lock you have and what parts are missing.  Doug

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Doug MacQueen


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 No longer current.

SAVTA monthly magazine

CMS (Certified Master Safecracker- NSO) and CPS (Certified Professional Safe Technician - SAVTA)

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2nd place national combination manipulation contest 1986 and now in 2016 1st place

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