Antique Safes & Safe Banks (Cast Iron) Bought and Sold
Many Colectors believe this to be the rarest antique safe in the USA and it is the only example known to exist. It is an unrestored Circa 1870 Marvin Safe Company Salesman Sample Brothel safe. It is pictured here in its custom 100 year old rotating glass domed display case with crushed red velvet carpeting. The safe has a 70 number combination dial just like the original full size safe. But Marvin could not miniaturize a real combination lock to function and be that small , so they made it with a faux dial which when turned to the left unscrews to expose a hidden key lock to operate the bolt work. The safe retains its original key and tag from Marvin Safe Co. Dimensions are 15"H x 6 1/2"W x 6 1/2"D. Weight is approx. 20 lbs. with out the display.
Circa 1905 Victor Salesman Sample Cannonball Screw Door Safe. It is a fully functional, free standing, Salesman Sample safe with working combination lock door and working time lock. Dimensions are 19"H x 12"W x 8"D. Weight is approx. 68 lbs. To restore a piece like this takes the skills of some of the best restorers in their areas of expertise. So I thank them for their lending their talents to this restoration project. Paint-Matt Lamborne; Plating/jeweling-Doug Seybold; Locksmithing-Larry Patton.
Circa 1903 Salesman Sample Mosler Square body Cannonball Safe in original nickle finish and lockable metal carry case. This Salesman sample has the original crank handle. Dimensions are 12 1/2"H x 10 1/2"W x 6"D. Weight is approx. 50 lbs.
Circa 1826 Salesman Sample Hobnail Safe attributed to Jesse Delano and Sons of NYC.It has a fitted wood interior with one drawer and drop down compartment. It has a trick front door with hidden latch to expose key hole and working key. Dimensions are 13"H x 13"W x 14"D. Weight is approx. 70 lbs. This is extremely rare and only one known to exist.
Circa 1898 Salesman Sample of York Bankers Safe with open bolt work and key lock door. Bolt work has nickle plating and copper flashing finish.Original wood interior with drawer. Dimensions are 12 1/2"H x 8 1/2"W x 8"D. Weight is approx. 48 lbs.
Circa 1868 Salesman Sample Derby & Co. Safe with Ultra Rare Johnson and Thompson Permutation Stem combination lock door. It has a fitted wood interior with 3 drawers. Dimensions are 12"H x 9 1/2"W x 9 1/2"D. Weight is approx. 30 lbs.
Circa 1868 Derby and Copany Salesman Sample Safe with ultra rare Johnson and thompson permutation Stem combination lcok door. It retains its original exterior graphics and has a fitted wood interior with 3 drawers. Dimensions are 12"H x 9 1/2"W x 9 1/2"D. Weight is approx. 30 lbs.
Circa 1868 Salesman Sample Safe made by Derby & Co. with key lock door. It has a fitted wood interior with 3 wooden drawers. Dimensions are 12"H x 9 1/2"W x 9 1/2"D. Weight is approx. 30 lbs.
Circa 1884 Chubb and Sons Floor Safe Sales Model. These are called Salesmans Samples here in the USA. The safe has a fully functioning 10 bolt key lock door with trick hidden release. Inside has a lockable steel drawer with key. Dimensions are 14 1/2"H x 9"W x 9"D. Weight is approx. 65 lbs.
Circa 1890 Chubb and Sons Floor Safe Sales Model with real wood base. These are called Salesmans samples in the USA. The safe has a fully functioning 8 bolt locking door mechanism with key hole cover and original key. Interior has a drawer with ornate brass handle. Dimensions are 13 1/2"H x8 1/2"W x 7"D. Weight is approx. 25 lbs.
Circa 1860's Halls Safe Co. Salesmans Sample Key Lock Safe on wheels (signed). Dimensions are 8 1/2"H x 6 1/2"W x 6 1/2"D. Weight is approx. 20 lbs.
Circa 1890's York Brass Salesman Sample(Prototype) with Key lock door.Dimensions are 7 3/4"H x 4 1/2"W x 4 1/2"D. Weight is approx. 15 lbs.
Circa 1843 Wilder Miniature Padlock Double Door Floor Safe with mahagony interior. The exterior has 4 hand painted scenes. The interior is mahagony with shelves and 2 working drawers. The safe has a working period key padlock with original key. Dimensions are 12 1/2"H x 8 3/4"W x7 1/2"D. Weight is approx. 10 lbs.
Circa 1890 Diebold Salesman Sample Floor Safe with Brass Crane Hinge. This safe has two originasl keys for the key lock door. It has its original exterior graphics, mahagony interior with one drawer, and real rolling brass wheels. Dimensions are 12 1/2"H x 8 1/2"W x 11"D. Weight is approx. 120 lbs.
Circa 1890's Rouse & Co. Diamond Safe Trade Show Display Model. Key lock door with fitted wood interior with 2 drawers plus a secret hidden drawer. Dimensions are 16"H x 11"W x 10"D. Weight is approx. 70 lbs.
Circa 1845 Salesman Sample SC Herring Salamander Floor Safe with wilders patent.It has a working key lock door with dead bolt and a fitted wood interior. Dimensions are 14"H x 12"W x 10"D. Weight is approx. 60 lbs.