Posted by Aaron, Victoria on January 18, 2009 at 11:32:37:
In Reply to: Re: Hall's Safe - patent April 3rd 1906|
Thank you Ken,
The dial most definitely does not move smoothly, it has a pseudo-ratcheting fell to it, turning an inch at a time with no resistance before catching on something.
The combination is lost, which my understanding makes the safe worth as much as scrap minus any shipping charges. (so a negative value)
The only saving grace is that the safe is stuck 'open'. So it's possible to get at the backplate on the safe door and undo all the screws and get at the guts of the thing.
I'll likely try my luck fixing it myself, because I don't actually intend to use it as a safe, more of a very heavy end table.
This is a ~1906 safe, with a 2ft square internal volume capacity. Is there an estimate I could take on what the thing weighs & if it'd be safe to put in my 3rd story appartment suite without breaking through the floor?
At worst I would just get a metal plate to put the safe on to distribute the weight across the floor and not just the feet?