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gretchen wrote at 2012-06-23 20:23:46
Mine uses a a combination with just two numbers. Plus, the dial doesn't have to be accurate. So, turn it one way to 5 then turn it the other way and go all the way around and see if it opens. They try 10 for the first number and go all the way turning it the other way and see if it opens. You don't really need to know what that second number is. Just kind of pull outward as you spin the dial around for the second number.

Paul wrote at 2012-07-25 05:23:26
Other answer is incorrect. These toy safes were made as a gift to employees of mosler safe company in the 1950's. The dial is just two numbers. The wheels of the safe lock are round with one flat edge. When the wheel no longer blocks the door from opening, meaning, when the flat part of the wheel is vertical and no longer latching the door closed, you can pull the door open.

There are four holes in the back. Put a flashlight to one of them and your eye to another. Then turn the dial until both wheels are no longer keeping the door closed.

feel free to call a locksmith about safe stuff. If the locksmith doesn't know about safes, he or she will refer you to someone who does.



Cue-Bert wrote at 2013-11-26 05:56:35
I've owned two of exactly this same safe (Mosler Junior, black with eagle and red dial). Both shared the same combination of 49-12.

Turn dial clockwise two rotations to '49', then counterclockwise 13 ticks to '12'. I'd wager all safes of this model share the same combo.  


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