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Ladyangel wrote at 2014-05-06 00:07:11
SAFE SERIAL NUMBERS CROSS REFERENCED TO MANUFACTURING DATES



The following list indicates the first serial number assigned at the beginning of each year.



From 1946 through 1989 all serial numbers were suffixed with a dash and an additional number(s) which indicated the number of a specific unit manufactured in that lot group (i.e., 12345-52 = the fifty-second unit built under lot number 12345 during 1956).



.Prior to 1946, the numbers were referred to as ghandleh numbers - usually stamped on the handle of the safe.



Note that serial numbers beginning with 30,000 are used on safes being manufactured at Orangeburg, SC; and no longer include gdashh numbers.



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Year Number

1992 32400

1991 31315

1990 29380

1989 29100

1988 28835

1987 28513

1986 28133

1985 27669

1984 27284

1983 26959

1982 26740

1981 26434

1980 25989

1979 25486

1978 25118

1977 24701

1976 24327

1975 24041

1974 23661

1973 23156

1972 22472

1971 21787

1970 21090

1969 20375

1968 19650

1967 19020

1966 18139

1965 17291

1964 16688

1963 16044

1962 15455

1961 14878

1960 14338

1959 13676

1958 13144

1957 12623

1956 12214

1955 11848

1954 11544

1953 11253

1952 10881

1951 10570

1950 10131

1949 9851

1948 9507

1947 9266

1946 9024

1945 438547

1944 428744

1943 421321

1942 391329

1941 372831

1940 364880

1939 359691

1938 355991

1937 351836

1936 346504

1935 342731

1934 338601

1933 334952

1932 331904

1931 327160

1930 323417

1929 318541

1928 314038

1927 309379

1926 305989

1925 303898

1924 302663

1923 301415

1921 290469

1920 287743

1919 278839

1918 273388

1917 271009

1916 265585

1915 258394

1914 253174

1913 247403

1912 239225

1911 231134

1910 222927

1909 213388

1908 205674

1907 199264

1906 190882

1905 183574

1904 176237

1903 168668

1902 161418

1901 153849

1900 146889

1899 140451

1898 135318

1897 130880

1896 125947

1895 121102

1894 115767

1893 110461

1892 106257

1891 100046

1890 95530

1889 90196

1888 84617

1887 78657

1886 50717  


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Safe and Vault related Questions; Antique Safe Repair and Restoration; With over 42 years in the Safe & Vault industry, if I can't answer your question I know where to get the answer. Current Project: Restoration of an Ely Norris Cannonball Safe from the early 1900's. Will answer Safe & Vault related questions concerning age, value, restoration, moving, opening & repairing, parts, operation and history. Note: It is not my intention to teach you to open safes or to provide information which may aid in the unlawful opening of a safe. I will not give out drill points or information which I deem inappropriate.

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44 years in the Safe & Vault Industry. Owner and Service Manager for one of the largest Safe & Vault companies on the West Coast. Graduate of Lockmasters Safe Lock Servicing, Safe lock Manipulation and Safe Deposit Lock Courses. Graduate of Locksmith Institute. Certified Instructor for the California Locksmith Association teaching Basic and Advanced Lock Servicing, Basic Safe opening and Repairing. Factory Trained by AMSEC, LORD Safes, LeFebure, Mosler, KabaMas, LaGard and Sargent & Greenleaf Author of "The Coffee Table Guide to Antique Safes".

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Graduate of Locksmith Institute 1972 Graduate Lockmasters Safe Lock Servicing 1974 Graduate Lockmasters Safe Lock Manipulation 1975 Graduate Lockmasters Safe Deposit Lock Servicing 1985 Instructor Certified - California Locksmith Association - 1985 Factory trained by AMSEC, MAJOR, STAR, Johnson-Pacific, Kaba-MAS, Allied-Gary, ISM, Lord, Brown Safe, EXL, Mosler, Diebold.

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2009 - 2015 - Listed in AllExperts Top 50 Experts. All Expert Categories - Safes & Security Containers, Locksmithing, Antique Safes. Retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW4), with 39 years of total service. With numerous awards from Vietnam, Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. US Navy - 1971-1981 US Army Reserve 1984-2013 US Army Retired

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US Secret Service, FBI, BATF, Local Law enforcment agencies, Diebold, Hamilton Pacific, Red Hawk Int., Chubb International, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Mechanics Bank, El Dorado Savings Bank, many Credit unions and smaller banks. McDonalds, Togos, BurgerKing, TacoBell, Carls Jr. FoodMaxx, SaveMart, Lucky's, Albertson's, Raley's, Safeway, NobHill, Bell Markets, PW Markets. Great America, Century Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, UA Cinemas, and many homeowners and small businesses. Provide warranty service for lock and safe manufactures. Service Area is Northern California (Fresno to Oregon and Western Nevada)

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