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I have an old Detroit Safe with Yale combination lock.

1. Do you have any information on the Detroit Safe Company?
2. Can you provide model/year of YALE lock?
3. Would you know the sequence (ie, 4R, 3L, etc.) for combination?

As you can tell I do not have combination.
Any ideas would help.
Thank you for your assistance.
Jeff

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Hello Jeff. Detroit Safe Co. was bought by Diebold Safe around 1919. They started around 1865. Detroit Safe was closed around 1929. Your safe looks like it was made later part of the 1800's.
It is left right left right, 3-2-1. Do you have a combination? If not, you will have to call a locksmith to open it. Good luck, no magic here.  bob

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