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Re: The Safe-Cabinet Co

Posted By: Ken Dunckel Safecracker/Boxman <kendunckel@aol.com> (cache-mtc-ae16.proxy.aol.com)
Date: 4/26/4 07:24

In Response To: The Safe-Cabinet Co (Robert Shannon)

Your Safe Cabinet insulated safe was made by Safe Cabinet Scientist (or Safe Cabinet Laboratories) in Marietta, Ohio. They used a variety of combination lock makes, but the two most often used were made by either Yale or Sargent & Greenleaf.

They were thin walled fire safe units of middling quality, with three levels of fire protection: L.E. Light Exposure M.E. Medium Exposure H.E. Heavy Exposure

You might see those letters on the tag you mentioned. My guess is your safe was made no later than the 1940s.

Safe Cabinets are not considered particlarly desirable or valuable because they were not as ornate as other safes of their era. Also, they were one of the few safes that used asbestos as fire resistive material. But don't worry, the asbestos is contaied within the walls of the unit. Ken Dunckel Owner, Safecracker (San Francisco area) Editor/Publisher Boxman (a newsletter for safe and vault technicians)

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