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I found an old wall safe that was locked in my new home.  I later found a very old card for the safe.   It has directions and a combination written on it.  I have tried many ways to open the safe using different directions and combinations.  It still won't open.  I also have another number written on it with an E infront of it.  Can you please help me.  I sure hope this safe has a big pot of gold inside!!


The card says directions for operating Nos. 2034-2035-2036-2037
The 2037 is underlined by hand and the hand written E626
Eagle Lock corporation, terryville, conn

Hi Toni,

Generally people don't "abandon" safes with "stuff" inside them, so chances are its going to be empty, BUT you can always hope.

As far as the "directions", unless they are "coded", these are not combination numbers for a safe lock.

basically the dialing instructions for Eagle locks was:

4 times left to the first number,
3 times right to the second number,
2 times left to the third number,
1 time right until the dial stops.

Without knowing the clues behind the coding, this numbers don't appear to be of any use.

If you would like to send me a photo of the safe, and the lock, I would be happy to see if I can offer any other info.

Sorry I can't be of more help at this time.  


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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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