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    Was it really the intention to make the keyhole watertight with this "plates"?
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    Yes because many vaults were built below ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Gordon View Post
    Yes because many vaults were built below ground.

    I understand what you mean, but my question is more like, did it realy work or was it intent to give the user a waterproof feeling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard Moonen View Post
    I understand what you mean, but my question is more like, did it realy work or was it intent to give the user a waterproof feeling?

    The term 'proof' should not be used with regard to safes or vault doors, only 'resistant'.
    Even safes fitted with door clenching mechanisms are only described as being capable of resisting chemical or nitro-glycerine attack.
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    In fact strongrooms constructed with pre-cast concrete blocks cannot claim to be completely water-tight if built underground and in fact may require to have the contents mounted well above floor level on stillages or shelving for the purpose of insurance.
    Yes, it can only have been used to give an impression as water will even gain entry to a safe through the jambs if submerged for long periods.

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    That List 2 ABP Tann with the clenching mech and crane hinge is a beauty
    Safeman Iím surprised youíve never given those a mention before over in the ultimate and one-off safes thread, perhaps worth adding them over there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huw Eastwood View Post
    That List 2 ABP Tann with the clenching mech and crane hinge is a beauty
    Safeman Iím surprised youíve never given those a mention before over in the ultimate and one-off safes thread, perhaps worth adding them over there?

    Huw, there is a slight problem in that I don't know what is not known in the general sense of safe knowledge.

    In my head there's so much stuff and it's only when somebody asks a question that I extract the information. I have no answer for that. The reasons for my websites was to try and lay out a very general picture of the British safe and how and why it developed but I could do no more than barely scratch the surface.

    The filing cabinet of my memory is becoming a little creaky but the recollections of all things 'safe' still seem to be fairly clear. Please keep asking the questions.

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    No worries safeman i know what you mean Iíll add this Tann to the Ďultimate & one-off freestanding safesí thread and add links on both.

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