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  1. #1
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    Smile About to aquire a Milner 212 Firesafe - help required

    Hi

    I have been offered a Milner Firesafe, and wondered if anyone can help me with the weight as I need to arange transport! Sadly I dont have any pics available. On the outside there are some stamped numbers: top left corner is K4315 and on the top right is 591.

    I have a key with no markings.

    If the colour helps its dark 'rusty' red and black, internally it's a 'grubby' yellow.

    There are 2 internal lockable drawers.

    On the front there is a handle to pull the door open and a separate locking handle to turn.

    Thanks for any assistance :(happy):

  2. #2
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    [QUOTE=Marmite47;29913]Hi

    I have been offered a Milner Firesafe, and wondered if anyone can help me with the weight as I need to arange transport! Sadly I dont have any pics available. On the outside there are some stamped numbers: top left corner is K4315 and on the top right is 591.


    Weight dependent on dimensions and quality so need photos and sizes. Made in 1899.

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    [QUOTE=safeman;29916]
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite47 View Post
    Hi

    I have been offered a Milner Firesafe, and wondered if anyone can help me with the weight as I need to arange transport! Sadly I dont have any pics available. On the outside there are some stamped numbers: top left corner is K4315 and on the top right is 591.


    Weight dependent on dimensions and quality so need photos and sizes. Made in 1899.
    Thanks for confirming it's age, how is that worked out from the numbers I gave?

    Size is approx. 22" w x 22" d x 31" h

    The left hand drawer as you look at the pictures has the key broken inside the lock so I need to get that out also the drawer knob is missing, so any information on hoe to fix get replacement would be a help. I have a key for the righthand drawer.

    How can I find out any other info? or is there not much more to add!

    I will try and attach pictures
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    [QUOTE=Marmite47;29917]
    Quote Originally Posted by safeman View Post

    Thanks for confirming it's age, how is that worked out from the numbers I gave?

    Size is approx. 22" w x 22" d x 31" h

    The left hand drawer as you look at the pictures has the key broken inside the lock so I need to get that out also the drawer knob is missing, so any information on hoe to fix get replacement would be a help. I have a key for the righthand drawer.

    How can I find out any other info? or is there not much more to add!

    I will try and attach pictures

    The weight will be about 5ľ cwts. The drawer locks just slide up and out with a little encouragement for new or repaired key.
    For a bit of basic Milner history try Gracesguide Milner Safe Co.on Google. They were the largest safe makers in the world at one time.

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    [QUOTE=safeman;29918]
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite47 View Post


    The weight will be about 5ľ cwts. The drawer locks just slide up and out with a little encouragement for new or repaired key.
    For a bit of basic Milner history try Gracesguide Milner Safe Co.on Google. They were the largest safe makers in the world at one time.
    Thanks re Google suggestion etc...

    Oh so even though the drawer is locked and in place I can slide the lock up? and then get a key replaced? That's great.

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    [QUOTE=Marmite47;29919]
    Quote Originally Posted by safeman View Post

    Thanks re Google suggestion etc...

    Oh so even though the drawer is locked and in place I can slide the lock up? and then get a key replaced? That's great.

    Sorry, didn't realise the drawer was locked. Will you be able to manipulate the broken key to either remove it or actually turn it to unlock?
    Forgot to mention that this is a List 2 Quality.

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