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  1. #1
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    Default How old diebold safe

    Hello: I inherited this safe and I have no idea how old it is. Could anyone help me with the history? The combination knob does not turn, so could a new combination be created? Many thanks for any help
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  2. #2
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    I can't help with your questions, but that is a nice safe! I have yet to restore a Diebold though I do have one waiting. One like yours would move to the front of the line.

  3. #3
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    I would repeat the posting above. That is worth refurbishing. It's a beauty.

    A decent locksmith ought to be able to get the lock working.

  4. #4
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    Based on lock patent dates and company name changes, your safe is from the early 1870's. The lock is often called the pac man lock. Most likely the lock is in relatively good condition as they were very well built. The dial won't turn until the safe bolts are extended, but do this with the door open for obvious reasons. I remember seeing a similar safe years ago and thought the same thing about how cool it would look to restore it.

  5. #5
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    Default diebold safe

    Quote Originally Posted by 00247 View Post
    I can't help with your questions, but that is a nice safe! I have yet to restore a Diebold though I do have one waiting. One like yours would move to the front of the line.

    Thank you for your reply

  6. #6
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    Default diebold safe

    Thanks everyone for your replies and info.

    sbrock

  7. #7
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    Default Diebold Kienzle

    Possibly the dial won't turn because the lock's lower cam pin has come disconnected from the lever plate. As Doug stated the bolt-work will have to be extended as well.

    DH
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  8. #8
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    Default diebold safe

    Thank you for the information

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    Good catch David. Yes the obvious loss of control of the lower jaw. At least obvious to those that actually pay attention.

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