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Hi there, I am trying to identify the age, brand or any information that you could possibly provide. I have en estimate to have it moved which is very expensive and trying to determine the value of the safe to see if it is worth.  Any help would be appreciated.

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Mike, the safe is well over 100 years old.  Hard to ID based only on the pictures supplied.  Generally a safe with the cast iron roping is worth more, but since that one has been repainted and the dial is not original, I have my doubts it is worth moving.  Doug

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Doug MacQueen

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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.

Experience

40 years in the lock and safe trade with a stint in bank service work. Openings, repairs and moving of safes of all types.

Organizations
Charter member Safe and Vault Technicians Association SAVTA, National Safemans Association NSO, National Antique Safe Association NASA. No longer current. Antique-Locks.com

Publications
SAVTA monthly magazine

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

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

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