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Estandard Milers Safe England
Estandard Milers Safe  
Hi, I 'm from Argentina and does not speak or write in English and I do not have any other means through internet to translate so the question may have consistency errors .

Well, this safe is a family store , to remodel are discarding things that are not useful. They were going to throw it away but I thought that I could have some value , so I told them not to. The shop was my great-grandparents and safe they bought them when they founded the store so you have minimum 63 years. During this years of the store the key to the safe was lost so you can not close. The store is now my grandparents and is in a village 60 miles from my location, to sell need to bring safe , which is difficult because of the weight and the measures it .

Therefore wanted to know the value it could have and also the time of manufacture.


PD: Sorry for the quality of the photo, i have other photos if they are useful

Hola Frederico,

Gracias por su consulta y las fotografías de su caja fuerte.  Por favor disculpen mi mal Español.  Esto es un poco difícil de contestar.  En 45 años nunca he visto o escuchado de cajas fuertes Miler. Sin embargo, creo que fue directamente en la década de 1930 o principios de los años 40. Parece sustancial pero no sé qué nivel de protección tiene.

El seguro es muy buen estado y tiene también una base.  No sé su valor en la Argentina, pero creo que se vendería por un buen precio.

Siento que no puedo decirte nada más.  


Mike Palmer FSyI
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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.


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.

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.

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.

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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