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Thread: Unknown safe

  1. #1
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    Default Unknown safe

    This safe is at my local body repair shop and they have never had a key for it, and just use it as a coffee table.
    Can anyone identify what safe it might be, please?

    As a body repair shop, they've already resprayed it so there is no identifying markings!!!

    The only distinctive things that I can see are the rectangular hinges and the sideways keyhole!

    The gauge of the key is really small, I think about an 11.
    There's a key post hole at the back of the keyway that stem of the key fits in to, to help keep the aligned when turning it.

    The key blade itself seems *really* small so I (in my naevity) cant only imagine that it is not that strong or secure a lock.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance.
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    My guess: Tann or SMP with a Walsall S2 (or similar).

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    It's a Leigh Safes Hadleigh.
    Huw

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    Huw, that's outstanding - absolutley spot on, thank you very very much for your help!

    Here's one I found online showing what it should look like.
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    That's a new one on me.

    Who are/were they? What sort of quality are their safes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubby View Post
    That's a new one on me.

    Who are/were they? What sort of quality are their safes?
    British made in Essex.
    Similar to Dudley Harlech in grade and quality

    Leigh switched to importing and rebadging but for a while still listed their own designs. Not sure if they still make to order or just had remaining stock.

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