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Old 10-22-2015, 09:25 AM
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:23 AM
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What one expects to find in an old strongbox is a real optimist/pessimist type of situation. Logically you want to find something but at the same time expect not to.

The odds are slightly in your favor of at least a few papers. Personally I would not lock a totally empty strongbox back up. Or would leave the key in the door if empty. Saves it from guys like yourself.

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Old 10-22-2015, 01:36 PM
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I think there is a strong likelihood that the key was thrown away in disgust. This farm was repossessed at one time...

...although I can't smell anything now (after all these years) I would not be surprised to find it full of cow ****!

{OK OK I'll stop dreaming and see if I am allowed to break out the angle grinder - not my house - have to check first}
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:48 PM
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What one expects to find in an old strongbox is a real optimist/pessimist type of situation. Logically you want to find something but at the same time expect not to.
This could be Schrodinger's strongbox.
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Old 10-22-2015, 04:30 PM
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Have you found the brand and model number yet? Once you do it is possible to get information on how the door is nailed down and just where the central cam is that operates the locking pins.

The door looks to be a goner but it is really just a sheet of steel. It might be possible to cut away this outside sheet, disassemble the works from the outside in, and then replace the door with another piece of sheet metal. It might never be a safe again but it would look cool and make a nice place to store wine bottles.

You could even cut out the front and replace it with glass so you could see your current wine inventory.
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Old 10-22-2015, 04:36 PM
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I do remember the safe cracker told me a quick way to get in was to blow the door off but you also risked blowing up everything in the room including yourself.

There is something about the way a square door safe is built so that it blows in, bends the pins, and the internal shock wave pushes the door off while bending the pins the other way and snapping them off. The door could fly off in any direction and cut you in half if you were standing in the wrong place.

And the working dynamics may be totally bogus, but that's the way he said it worked in practice.

Burning through the door is the safe method but the Cops usually don't have the time to wait until you finish before they arrest you. After all, they have other things to do besides wait on a safe cracker to burn through a door!
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Old 10-22-2015, 05:20 PM
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Personally, I'd grab a muffler cutter (die grinder with cut-off fiber disk) and cut through the door to reveal the inner workings. From there, you'd be able to retract the pins and open the door. It would only take a little bit of time, but it should work.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:51 PM
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:10 AM
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Personally, I'd grab a muffler cutter (die grinder with cut-off fiber disk) and cut through the door to reveal the inner workings. From there, you'd be able to retract the pins and open the door. It would only take a little bit of time, but it should work.
I have a feeling there's probably a form of asbestos stuffing inside the door. So I'm not too keen on that idea.

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Have you found the brand and model number yet? Once you do it is possible to get information on how the door is nailed down and just where the central cam is that operates the locking pins.

The door looks to be a goner but it is really just a sheet of steel. It might be possible to cut away this outside sheet, disassemble the works from the outside in, and then replace the door with another piece of sheet metal. It might never be a safe again but it would look cool and make a nice place to store wine bottles.

You could even cut out the front and replace it with glass so you could see your current wine inventory.
I haven't found any makers name other than "Lipps" on the lock.

I'm gonna remove the hinges this weekend and find out the hard way if there are bolts top and bottom as well as at the opening side.
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:19 AM
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I did not think of the asbestos angle. If this really is a large fireproof box then given it's age I would think this is a real thing to watch for.

More safecracking tips from the old guy.....

If you have the time any safe can be cracked. The old days when rich folks would go our of town for a few days and leave the place empty were the road to safecracker riches. You had plenty of time to work, food to eat and even a place to sleep if you needed it.

Five or six hours was enough for any safe. What really got in his way were hidden safes like those built into secret walls or fireplace panels. You could spend an entire day just finding the thing if it was built right into the house.

And the worst job he ever did was to find the panel, break in, and then find it was just the guy's poker room. Today we would call it a 'safe room' but he figured the guy's wife didn't like him smoking in the house but smoking in the poker room was OK. All he found were chips, cards and still full ashtrays.

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Old 10-23-2015, 12:46 PM
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Old 11-25-2015, 04:11 PM
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Old 11-26-2015, 10:13 AM
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I haven't followed up on this thread because I struck it rich. I'm now on a sunny island pretending to be poor and stuck in Holland in the rain.

Ha ha ha...

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Old 11-26-2015, 11:16 AM
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Old 11-28-2015, 10:34 AM
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An Ebay item from a very dishonest person(not Stretch) might go something like this.A very rare and valuable pre-war Safe ,needs to be cracked open ,recently put up for bids ,these were used for keeping safe family keepsakes in the old world during the European conflicts that kept the banking world unsecure in some regions during the World Wars,some bankers used them exclusively for home securing large amounts of gold and valuables.Recently found during reinivation on an old farm house which was owned by a swiss banker Claud Rothchild . If you feel like taking a risk on some potential wealth then this might be your lucky day ,please no Paypal or Cert .Checks , bag of money only .
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