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    Default Chatwood heavy duty little box

    Anyone got any idea what it would have been for?
    no fixing holes, not a wall safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Gordon View Post
    Anyone got any idea what it would have been for?
    no fixing holes, not a wall safe.
    Doesn't look like a cash box either
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    Just a plate strongbox tom, all the major companies made them, If it had two locks I would have said it was for depositing keys with another bank but as is - just a nice strongbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldlock View Post
    Just a plate strongbox tom, all the major companies made them, If it had two locks I would have said it was for depositing keys with another bank but as is - just a nice strongbox.
    Who else has come across these before and made by whom?

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    Seen similar from Milners, hobb's, withers, and I think Whitfield but admittedly most were unnamed low end stuff- the Barrons patent box lock I have was off a similar unnamed box and I've also got a very nice precise milners box lock off one thats an incredibly fine pin gauge.
    Seeing your second picture reminds me we had a boxfull of those brass fixing nuts and a couple of original 2-pin tools to fasten them, werent chatwoods though.
    Huw

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