Posted by Ken Dunckel Safecracker Boxman on June 28, 2011 at 07:50:28:
In Reply to: 1966 York safe
posted by Danny, Hagerstown Md. on June 25, 2011 at 09:18:23:
Don't know how you value your own time and effort, but you're about to spend an appreciable amount of it while probably destroying the safe.
I'd say either pay the technician for a neat and repairable professional opening or just leave it alone. You might even be lucky enough to connect with a safe technician who knows how to manipulate and can dial it open with no damage, but you sound as if you'd be reluctant to pay for such a service.
Don't know what envelope you're referring to re: the date of 1966, but that safe is a lot older than that based on your description of the dial.
Any particular reason you need to get it open even if you destroy it? You'll have to pay to haul it away or invest even more time and effort to do it for "free."
Last, most dumps and landfills are reluctant to accept old fire safes. Good luck.