Posted by DAve LaBarge, CPS-CML-CMS on July 16, 2007 at 05:48:33:
In Reply to: Date/Serial Number of Safe|
There's really no way to track your safe's history. I'm sure it's a boring history anyway...just sitting around in a closet, office or basement. :)
Hall's Safe and Lock company was founded in 1867 and was founded by Joseph L. Hall. Hall's safe & Lock "quit business" in 1892 according to later Hall's Safe Co. advertisements in their safes. For more info on Hall's look up a U S Supreme COurt decision back during the October term 1907, Number 136.
So essentially the Hall's Safe & Lock Co started in 1867 and went out of business in 1892.
Hall's Safe Co. started in 1896.
Herring Hall Marvin started shortly after 1892...
In 1907 the Supreme Court said Joseph L Halls five sons had the right to use the Hall's name even though it was sold to Herring, Hall, Marvin. The Hall's Safe Co. had to label all their safes with the following:
The trademark was a eagle with it's wings spread and a Hall's safe in the mid-section.
Hope this helps.