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Trying to find out about this and what it might be worth was told it is a 2 door record safe and looking for age and any other info you ha works great no rott

Brian, it is often said in the safe industry that fire safes over 50 years old are no longer suitable for fire protection.  Your 4 hour fire safe is more like around 70 or so, but I wouldn't hesitate to put it up against any brand new 1 hour home fire safe made today. So if you can find someone needing serious fire protection, you could get a pretty good buck for that safe, possibly as much as $1,500.  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 No longer current.

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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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