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I found this safe at a renovation job. Got it cleaned up and figured out the combination. Was wondering what year it is and any other info you could come up with.    spec F1-D     1Y63986   s.m.n.a. class B     cat.no.2016B    underwriters Lab 165348        no. on the combination dial 961228     26.5"Hx23"wx22.25"d      


         Thank you
         Pat

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Pat,

Sorry but manufacturers never publish records of serial number, combinations, etc. for obvious security and liability reasons.   Also, the information that you provided are from the testing agencies and NOT the manufacturer.   As Mosler has been out of business for around 12 years, contacting them for further info is kinda out of the question.

The information that you have provided from the testing agencies indicate that the safe is a 2 hour rated, fire resistive safe.

Based on the construction methods of the safe, it would have been built during the late 1940's or early 1950's.

As the safe is over 50 years old, it does not meet any current standards for fire or burglar resistance.   The safe is not antique, and is not considered a collectible, however if everything works, then it will make an interesting storage container, though I do not recommend its use or overnight storage of cash, jewelry or valuable documents.

What other questions might you have???

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Terry V. Andreasen (Andy)

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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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