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Mosler safe model 13. serial # 24233-30.  I was looking for the weight and age.  Looking at having this safe moved to my home and using as a gun safe.  What sort of value would this safe have?  Seems to function ok.  Can a local lock smith change the combination?  Thanks for what you do here.  It's a great help.  I do have a couple of pictures if that will help.


Robert, it looks like something from the 1960's or thereabouts.  it isn't that long ago when that safe would sell for $2,000 used.  Determining weight would require more info like dimensions and fire rating.  But from just what I see here I would guesstimate it about 3,000 lbs.  Doug  

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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.

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