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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Country: Canada

    Question J&J Taylor Toront Safeworks what year ?

    I am new to this forum and am excited and interested in learning more about the safe I have acquired. I am interested in J&J Taylor Company history as well.

    The measurements of the safe are:

    The size of the safe is:
    28 inches from front to back
    It is 41 inches tall (40 3/4 inches exactly)
    The width is 34 1/2 inches wide

    The size of of the door is:
    29 3/8 inches wide
    30 1/4 inches tall
    5 7/8 inches thick

    The opening of the wooden inside is:
    21 inches wide
    22 1/2 inches tall

    it is obvious to me that the handle and combination have been replaced something back in the day. Perhaps replaced with Sargent & Greenleaf?

    i was told this safe may date back to the late 1800s but have no clear evidence of that being true.
    This safe has been repainted black over time with black. I suspect that perhaps the lettering in the front has been repainted on as well but that it looks not my guess as I am unable to find an original safe with the original painted on lettering

    I look forward to it participating in this forum.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Country: United States


    Here are a couple in their original paint that seem to be similar to yours. I have to plead ignorant on Taylors as I have never run across one.

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    Also found this online.

    Last edited by 00247; 08-02-18 at 07:59 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Country: Canada


    Thank you 00247 for the photos and the link to more information on Taylor, it was a really interesting read and has actually inspired me to dig further with history on the company and the safe that recently acquired.

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