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  1. #1
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    Country: France

    Default safe identification

    hi, come back to Paris from my UK trip a small safe, look very old, original paint without brass builder's plate as i saw on other safes. the lock was blocked, after inspection a small part of a lever was broke inside, just remove it, clean the lock of a lot a sticky green oxydation and now work perfectly. "neit le fuld's" on one side of the key and "aubin" on the other, same names inside the lock. the door a little bit tight to close but work fine for the age, a little bit of rust parts inside.
    any informations are welcome.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails aubin.jpg   interieur aubin.jpg   interieur 2 aubin.jpg   clef aubin.jpg   clef aubin 2.jpg  

    clef aubin 3.jpg   serrure aubin.jpg  

  2. #2
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  3. #3
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    exact, so old one. is it something rare ? aubin does it just made the lock or this is an "aubin safe" ? i didn't found photos of aubin safe !

  4. #4
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    Default Aubin.

    Quote Originally Posted by stephane View Post
    exact, so old one. is it something rare ? aubin does it just made the lock or this is an "aubin safe" ? i didn't found photos of aubin safe !
    Stephane,

    Yes it's an old one of very weak construction - very thin door plate and only 4 bolts attaching the lock chamber.

    Aubin did not make safes but did supply his locks to safe makers, notably a company called C S Griffiths. This is a much poorer quality safe however and the lock appears to be a simple till (drawer) lock. The fact that there is no name plate is significant.

  5. #5
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    Stephane, could you please show us more photos of the locks?

  6. #6
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    Guys you are wonderful. thanks for fast reply and precious informations.
    attached some additional photos
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails aubin2.jpg   aubin1.jpg   aubin3.jpg   aubin4.jpg   aubin5.jpg  


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    la suite...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails aubin6.jpg   aubin7.jpg   aubin8.jpg   aubin9.jpg   aubin10.jpg  


  8. #8
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    Default

    Great! Thanks! Will you try to repair the borken lever?

  9. #9
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    Btw. could it be a Milner? Or at least a Milner-inspired safe?

  10. #10
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    No i didn't repair it, because work fine and as old safeman this is a no name safe so just wait and see before cooking it. i am on an other customization work.

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