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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbbramah View Post
    ...I'll try to organise some pics.
    Great, thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by chubbbramah View Post
    ... Presumably I don't need to show pics of the Playmobil safe here ...
    LOL No you don't need to

    Cheers :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbbramah View Post
    This is substantially made, with a real wafer tumbler lock.
    Chubbbramah, please elaborate!

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    Default French 'safe-style' moneybox

    No need for great excitement ... .
    This is made of steel sheet just over 1mm thick, spot welded and painted. The lock is a basic 5-wafer cam lock with convenience key. (What we often called a disk tumbler lock in the past, before we met Abloy locks.) It even has a keycode stamped on the face. The pivoted back edge of the door is inside the door opening when closed, acting as a continuous dogbolt. The style resembles early-20c French safes in having a base and cap.

    Many of the other toy moneyboxes are tinplate, crimped or fixed together with folded tabs. Locks are often springlatches using a standard key or a back-action lock, often with no wards.

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    20170319 202154 zpsssy9tdld 1 - old still bank


    20170319 202145 zpshxqzj6cu 1 - old still bank


    I got to know an old collector and was able to purchase some old and rusted money boxes. Most are missing the lock because they were pried open :( It's a shame to ruin these beautiful boxes just to get the few coins they usually contain. I picked open with two L bent wires the only one that was locked with something inside. I got a few old coins, estimated value less than one euro.


    I need to clean these money boxes and then I'll let my girlfriend choose which ones she wants to keep. The others, most likely doubles or most rusted, will be available for trade.


    20170319 202139 zpsgw9ct9qv 1 - old still bank


    The old collector also had some padlocks he no longer needed, and I'm the one that will choose which ones to keep :lol:


    I hope to update this thread in the next two or three weeks.


    Cheers :)

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    Looks like you did okay there femurat, a good selection of the old coin banks and padlocks!

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    Default Moneyboxes

    Femurat's pictures show the Automatic Recording Co's design was widely made around Europe, as well as US and UK, over several decades.
    This metal safe with 2-number comlock has also been around for some decadeds, since at least 1970's, and still made with many colours and badges.

    Uploading pictures has repeatedly failed; I'll try again another day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbbramah View Post
    ...Uploading pictures has repeatedly failed; I'll try again another day.
    Chubbbramah, it might be worth re-trying the pictures again if it was a couple of weeks ago when you last tried, as Brian's since got everything up to date now and all the gears running as smooth as they can be.

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    Default modern comlock safe

    I see the problem: pics of this moneybox are 2 -2˝Mb so too big to upload. Not sure I can quickly make them smaller. I'll try some other boxes.

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    I'll be happy to resize them for you, I'll PM you my email.

    femurat

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    Default Safe money boxes

    Here are some more modern ones.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails plastic safe w comlock 1997 a.jpg   plastic safe w comlock 1997 lock e.jpg   2000 toy safe moneybox comlock keylock many colours.jpg  

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