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  1. #1
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    Default For sale 1860 chubb and son safe

    Hi
    i have had this safe for a long time and my grandfather gave it to me.
    I have done some research on it and the serial number on the lock dates to 1860.
    Apparently it was used on chubs smaller pieces of equipment made in 1800.
    dimensions are:
    length: 19 inch depth:13 inches height: 13 inch.
    It is in great condition, lock still works and has hardly any of its green paint missing. Iv had it looked at and was advised to put it on here as it may be of interest.
    I'm looking for the best offer and I have had a rough valuation on it.
    As I said it is in brilliant condition.
    i am based in Cambridge uk, so any buyer must collect or sort out getting it.
    thanks

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  2. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew15 View Post
    Hi
    i have had this safe for a long time and my grandfather gave it to me.
    I have done some research on it and the serial number on the lock dates to 1860.
    Apparently it was used on chubs smaller pieces of equipment made in 1800.
    dimensions are:
    length: 19 inch depth:13 inches height: 13 inch.
    It is in great condition, lock still works and has hardly any of its green paint missing. Iv had it looked at and was advised to put it on here as it may be of interest.
    I'm looking for the best offer and I have had a rough valuation on it.
    im doing this off of my phone so for pictures please email me on,
    [email protected]
    i can then email you pictures.
    as I said it is in brilliant condition.
    i am based in Cambridge uk, so any buyer must collect or sort out getting it.
    thanks
    [email protected]

  3. #3
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    I would say more of a strongbox/fireproof chest than a Safe. The lock would not take much to break.

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian D. Lewis View Post
    I would say more of a strongbox/fireproof chest than a Safe. The lock would not take much to break.
    Indeed, the sort of thing that would have been used for keeping deeds and other semi-valuable documents in. Maybe some basic jewellery too but no diamonds!

  5. #5
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    Just spotted a very similar one on Ebay, with a much plainer escutcheon: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Chubb-Vint...-/380760687659

    Price seems a bit high to me personally?

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