Antique Safes/Herring Hall Marvin safe
Andy wrote at 2014-09-16 01:39:00
While Joey is partially correct about there being no records available - he incorrectly ID'd it as a Hall's, not Herring-Hall-Marvin. These were two totally separate companies. While the son's of the original founder of Hall's Safe and Lock Company were instrumental in the creation of Herring-Hall-Marvin, by 1897, all of the safes were made in a new factory in Hamilton, Oh. In Oct. of 1896, the Hall's brothers had made a clean break with HHM to begin a new company the "Hall's Safe Company" in Cincinnati. This company lasted until the late 1920's while HHM continued into the late 1950's before being acquired by Diebold and subsequently closed down.
You need to look around for a good safe company - not a locksmith company, with a trained safe technician. while manipulation of the safe is a possibility, you may not have a safe tech in your area that is competent in this art. Drilling if done correctly can open the safe without damaging it. If done incorrectly it can ruin your safe so you need to make sure you have a competent safe tech.