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Diet Coke or Diversion Safe?

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Most families have a Diet Coke addict among them.  Making the ever so clever Diet Crack nick name all the better.  I’ve done a previous post on these fun diversion safes before, but when I found the Diet Coke version I had to share.   Ever since I can remember I’ve had a fascination with these types of hiding vessels.  When I was a teen I even made my own book safe by cutting out the center of one of my Father’s medical books.  With that said, these products are made to hide certain valuables “In Plain Sight.”  Most definitely not the place for your crown jewels, but not bad to have around if your home has higher than normal traffic, and who doesn’t want to keep honest people honest.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 18, 2012 at 8:18 am

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The Late Charlton Heston’s Gun Vault

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This would just about be my dream room.  Leave it to the late President of the NRA and iconic actor Charlton Heston.  This is the most awesome man cave in the world.  This guy loved guns and these photos show it.  I could only dream to have a room like this in my lifetime.  I hope you enjoy this post as much as I do, be sure to read on to see the vault!  Soylent Green is People!!!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 15, 2011 at 7:15 am

Safe Find | BROWN SAFE

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Little did I know there was a rise, fall, then a rise again of manufacturers of quality safes in the United States.  I have done many posts on the quality safes that were made here in the nineteenth and twentieth century.  Names like Victor, Cary, and Herring-Hall-Marvin were made in the U.S.A., and built to last.  Then came the import assault.  An influx of highly affordable and very poorly built safes imported primarily from China.  This rapidly put most American safe builders out of business.  But the strong survive, and the Brown Safe Company was just that.  Founded in 1980 it has grown into the premier safe and vault company providing worldwide security solutions.  These safes and vault doors are first class!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

July 21, 2011 at 7:21 am

Safe Find-U.S.N. Mail Clerk

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This is an antique U.S.N. Mail Clerk safe I came across that is stated to be from the early 1900’s.  There is no information on the make or model.  If it is from the early 1900’s, it could have seen a few wars in its tenure.  The Postal Clerk rating, was recently changed by merging the Postal Clerk (PC) and the Storekeeper (SK) duties,  to the Logistics Specialist (LS), a much more twenty-first century term for the job.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 31, 2010 at 8:08 am

Safe Find-Antique Calamander Safe

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Here is an oldie.  I couldn’t find much information on it, but the owner states the safe dates back to 1843.  It is a  Calamander Safe and is located in Lexington, MA.  The safe shows plenty of wear and tear, but being a 167 years old, who know what might have been stored in it.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 16, 2010 at 8:08 am

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