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Hi, I recently purchased a house and it included an old safe in the loft. Was wondering if you could help me identify who made it?

There appears to be no manufacturer name or number anywhere on the outside or inside. The top banner says "Fire Resisting Safe" and around the crest it says "Fire Proof and Thief Proof Safe".

Thanks for any help.

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There were literally hundreds of little manufacturers turning out low quality safes in the Midlands and yours sounds like one of them. I assume there is no sign of a removed name plaque. The cavity will be filled with sawdust and alum with locks which sometimes could sink as low as a secondhand cabinet lock (although normally they were just very basic safe locks.)

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Tom Gordon

Expertise

UK lock, physical security and safes with worldclass collections of safe plaques and Chatwood items. I do NOT have expert knowledge of American safes.

Experience

25 years as a master locksmith, giving training around the UK and Eire to ALOI and MLA members.

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COLTI

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DIY Week, COLTI, ALOI, MLA

Education/Credentials
In the eighties and nineties I took every course that I could in the UK and the USA at ALOA

Awards and Honors
Locksmith of The Year 2010 Locks & Security Monthly (UK)

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