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  1. #1
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    Default Identification help

    Hello, I'm new to the forum and I bought an antique safe that came from Panama, Central America. I would like to know more about it like the maker/age of safe/value and anything you might be able to tell me. Also, thinking about restoration or leaving it alone. It is extremely heavy and has mahogany panels and shelves. Please advise.
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    I guess no takers on trying to identify? Any help or advise would be appreciated. THX

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    Hello Mat, in all fairness it was only yesterday when you posted this, some of the more experienced safe techs on your side of the pond don't get on as often as the 'hobbyist' members. Might have to be patient but usually someone is able to help out.

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    Yes sir, I understand. I forgot you guys were over there. I will be patient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat View Post
    Hello, I'm new to the forum and I bought an antique safe that came from Panama, Central America. I would like to know more about it like the maker/age of safe/value and anything you might be able to tell me. Also, thinking about restoration or leaving it alone. It is extremely heavy and has mahogany panels and shelves. Please advise.
    What is the brand name stamped on the front of the center of the dial? Looks like it may be Yale but is very hard to read in the picture and the rest of the name doesn't quite fit with Yale. What is the last patent date stamped in the center of the dial? That will at least indicate the earliest date it could have been made.

    Sorry I can't help more, but I never was much of a safe expert.
    BBE.

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    It says Yale Lock MFG Co. Stamford Conn. Last Patent Nov. 8, 1880. Thank you

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