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Thread: chubb safe no32

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    About 1932

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    Quote Originally Posted by safeman View Post
    Sadly Tom this safe only passed through my hands at John Tann (Scotland) in the 1970's. At the time I had no interest from an archaeological point of view in the safe and it was sold on.
    Safeman I bet you had fun moving that one when you sold it, think my old drop forged Dorvic roller bar (was good for bankers/treasury wrestling on rollers) would bend just seeing one of those CBs...there's heavy, and there's HEAVY!
    Huw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huw Eastwood View Post
    Safeman I bet you had fun moving that one when you sold it, think my old drop forged Dorvic roller bar (was good for bankers/treasury wrestling on rollers) would bend just seeing one of those CBs...there's heavy, and there's HEAVY!
    Huw, like your new portrait - not so stern.

    These safes along with similar weight Chubb Specials came in and went out on Glasgow Hiring Co. low loaders on to concrete floors so no great problems but using 10 ton toe-jacks in place of the usual pinch bars.
    Some time ago I seem to remember you wrote of moving extremely heavy safes with just pinch bars, a heel (fulcrum) and solid rollers. As some onlookers used to observe when these heavies were being moved "that's how they built the pyramids". More bodies of course then.
    I have an old photo (1957) showing how it was before Hiab and Tail Lifts just getting a safe on to a lorry. The winch-man is barely visible.

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ID:	20202To paraphrase Archimedes - "give me a fulcrum for my lever and I will move the world".

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