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Safe Find-Harring Hall Marvin Safe

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I came across this Harring-Hall-Marvin Safe on the City of Angles Craigslist collectibles section.

Based in Hamilton, Ohio, the Herring-Hall-Marvin Safe Company was a consolidation of Hall’s Safe & Lock Co., Cincinnati; Marvin Safe Co., New York City; and Farrel & Co. and Meyers & Smith, Philadelphia, according to Stephen D. Cone in A Concise History of Hamilton, published in 1901. H-H-M continued until it was purchased by the Diebold Safe Company in 1959. Diebold was accumulating a monopoly in the industry and so was ordered to sell or close down H-H-M, so the plant was closed between 1962-1964. During both world wars, Herring-Hall-Marvin produced equipment for the armed services. During World War II, it built gun mounts for the U. S. Navy and was engaged in projects related to the atomic bomb.

This is a great safe, made by a company with some incredible history.  If I were in LA, I might just have to go buy it!

Written by Robert L. Wilson

November 23, 2010 at 8:08 am

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  1. I have one of these safes that wasa recently destroyed in a robbery. Do you have any idea of the value?


    July 6, 2012 at 7:13 am

  2. I purhased a safe a few years ago, and it has HHM on the dial. I believe it to be a safe manufactured by HERRING-HALL-MARVIN Safe Co. It says inside:Spec.F1-D or Fl-D
    Serial # IY44946. Any information on the date of manufacture and value would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you very much,
    Robert Chamberlin

    Robert L. Chamberlin

    February 6, 2015 at 9:54 pm

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