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  1. #1
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    Default Unidentified Remote Combination Viewer Vaults

    I need help identifying these Remote Combination Viewer Vaults. Please let me know if you recognize any of them - Thanks!

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    Frederick Holmes, a New York vault engineer, incorporated this design in vaults made by Remington Sherman, York and possibly others. Wylk may be able to help further on ID.

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    I've seen the first two images in the book Lure of the Lock (Holmes wrote that section), but I don't know where they were installed. The other two are interesting but are new to me.

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    I have worked on these doors for years . The right angle gear is the main problem with the combo lock. The pin in the gear loosens and move starts and it all down hill from there. The locks on these doors are on the wall behind the the viewing station. The door is locked with a rod system. The vault alarm is a vibration type. That hook up to a control that floods the vault room and area around the vault floor. thats the basic over view of that type of vault. TJ

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    Amazing mechanism shots you've posted there medeco, a complete first in terms of remote combo viewers I think, so a BIG thanks for posting those.

    The outer unit with the bevel gears is pretty much exactly how I'd imagined it tbh, but the real shocker has been seeing the simplicity of the internal locking layout, theres a lot less in there than I'd imagined!

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    The middle image is particularly interesting, showing a staggered pattern of circles on the side of the door. Might these be assembly pins, used to attach parts of the door together after being fabricated separately?

    I presume the two "cans" above the frame are alarm contacts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medeco View Post
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    Note the WD40 in the foreground.

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