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specialguest 02-21-2011 07:36 PM

Antique/Vintage Safes
Anyone collect or interested in old safes? I've been trying to collect information on them and values but don't seem to be coming up with much. I work as a realtor in Maryland and have come across two in the last couple I've looked at. I can't seem to find much information on them and thought someone here might know a thing or two.

The first is by Gardall and appears to be from around the 1950s. It is about the size of a small file cabinet and has a combination lock by Sargent and Greenleaf. It has casters and seems to be relatively light. The hinges are on the right side of the .

The other I found appeared to be much older and was in pretty bad shape. There wasn't much for markings other than a dial that says York and the lever has 1085 engraved on it with an 8 underneath that. It also says 1085 on one of the casters that are almost completely rusted. It's rather large and very heavy but looks like it's been neglected for years.

I have some iphone pics of both but they are pretty crappy due to the lack of light. If anyone has some insight that'd be great.

Feel free to share any old safes you guys have as well.

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