Some antique cast iron safes contained a TEAR GAS VIAL as part of the protection package. In addition, many older safes used ASBESTOS as a fire-retardant barrier. Use caution when working on or servicing older safes.
A Safeman’s Creed
A safeman always remembers his public trust. With him rests the security of property and fortune.
As a public guardian, he shuns the dishonest, the wicked and the avaricious.
For thousands of years, he and his predecessors have placed trust and honor above temptation.
His honesty is incorruptible. His allies are the custodians of law and order.
He is an artist at his trade and the symbol of skill and integrity to the world.
Leonard M. Singer. Charter, and Founding Member of Associated Locksmiths of America