Locksmithing/Safety deposit boxes



I am looking for an old (read "more decorative") set of safety deposit boxes I can use for a project. I would prefer they work if possible, but I am really just trying to find ones with an antique or "vintage" look to them, somewhere in the 30" x 30" size (depth not important). I have been looking online for several weeks now, but I just don't see a lot advertised and being on the West Coast, not  many to choose from locally. Do you have a resource for something that might suit my needs?
Thanks for your help,


I have several options for you, depending on where you are located.   West Coast is a fairly large area.

Let me know where you are located (zip code) and I'll see who I can recommend.    There are a couple companies that do have boxes in stock for you to look at.

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Thanks. I am in the SoCal area (Long Beach), so anywhere from LA to San Diego could work.

Thanks again,

Hi Troy,

Here are a couple places for you to check, though most companies have new stock to sell, one of these may have some older boxes.

Socal Safe Company    /    Bridgeman Security Equipment
510 West Washington Blvd.
Montebello, California 90640
Toll-Free (800) 334-6060

Los Angeles Safe & Vault       (Antique Safe Restorations)
Robert  "Bob" Stabley (Owner)
110 San Lorenzo Street
Pomona, Ca. 91766
Office: (909) 620-5168
Toll Free: (800) 452-7233

If neither of these has what you are looking for, they may know of someone else in the area that might have older equipment.

If you don't mind having the nest shipped in, then probably one of the best sources would be:

Underwood Safe & Vault Inc.
RR. 2 Box 16
P.O Box 218
Broken Bow, OK 74728
ph: 800-642-8763
fax: 580-584-7720
alt: 580-584-7733

Their motto is "if we don't have it we can find it"

Hope this helps,  


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Safe and Vault related Questions; Antique Safe Repair and Restoration; With over 40 years in the Safe & Vault industry, if I can't answer your question I know where to get the answer. Current Project: Restoration of two Tilton & McFarland safes from the 1860'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.


40 years in the Safe & Vault Industry. 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

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2009 - 2014 - 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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