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Re: Restoration of a Herring, Hall & Marvin Safe

Posted by Doug MacQueen CPS CMS on February 17, 2009 at 13:38:29:

In Reply to: Re: Restoration of a Herring, Hall & Marvin Safe
posted by
Brooklyn on February 12, 2009 at 08:24:35:

Actually Yale did give S&G a run for dominance for much of that time. but in the grand scheme of the development of the combination lock they are not that much different. From your description I believe your lock is a Yale model "HE", made specifically for HHM and is a simpler version. Yale and S&G's best locks went mostly onto the bank vaults and were extremely well made bronze beauties. I recommend getting a copy of John and David Erroll's new book on locks and timelocks, "American Genius". Neither your lock nor the 1866 Sargent lock I mentioned are in the book but there are several other early Sargent and Yale locks as well as many other makers. Really nice book.

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