Locksmithing/eagle brand safe


QUESTION: Dear sir, 1 inherited a safe from my late grandmother.

It is an Eagle Brand Stand up combination safe.  Dimensions from front are 1 feet 8 inches wide X 1 feet 7 inches X 2 feet 4 inches tall without the casters included.  

based on enclosed photo, could you adv on this safe? manufacturer? any idea years of manufacturing? I don't have key to it and I am thinking if manufacturer still in business, they can give me clue on how to open it.

ANSWER: Hello TC Lim,

Your safe is European probably English from the late 1800's.    However European safes and their histories are not my specialty.

Sorry but the manufacturer of this business is no longer in business, so contacting "THEM" for replacement keys is NOT going to happen - unless you have a time machine in your garage.

Fortunately you have an expert in your area that DOES specialize in this style of safes.  

Siah's Old Safe Service
Showroom / Office is located at
No 50, Serangoon North Avenue 4
First Centre (Near Northstar)
#06-09 S555856

T: +65 6846 7141 or +65 9139 2827
email:    enquiry@sosantiquesafe.com

Give David or Desmond Siah a call to see what they can do to help you out.

Hope this helps, and good luck with your safe.

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QUESTION: thank you sir

TC Lim,

You are more than welcome.

The Siah's have been restoring antique English and European safes since the 1930's.   This three generation family of antique safe and furniture repair and restoration, does outstanding work, and they have been featured on several TV News programs in Singapore.

I hope that they can assist you.  


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Terry V. Andreasen (Andy)


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

SafeCrackers International and the National Antique Safe Association

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.

Awards and Honors
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

Past/Present Clients
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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