Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Aquitaine, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Hi Peeps!!! Either DH or his older bros I think had this.....so it has some silver in it, and as I was told you had to go to the bank and have them open it.....and of course, we don't have a key. DH JUST told me they ARE still in business, so maybe we can try them. I've tried the trusty nail file and knife blade, all to no avail!!!! You can see from the bottom some sort of key fits it......anyone have any ideas????? I DO NOT want to damage it!!!!! There ARE Quarters, Dimes, Nickels and Halves in it and I believe they are somewhat old......it also says "BILLS" on the other side with a slot for them, but can't see any in there.....THANKS for any input!!! More of a FUN project!!

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  2. i need help

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  3. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Make a key,photo included................... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ad...=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
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  4. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    HEH,HEH, OMG!!!!! YOU'RE A GENIUS @Hollyblue !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!! Even looks like it should work!!!!! WHOOPS, YOU TOO, @i need help!!!! All these years it's been sitting on the shelf waiting.......and waiting.......and.....you get the idea!!!!! Thanks both of you so much!!!!!!!!!!
  5. Touchdry

    Touchdry Well-Known Member

    ... So ... what's in the box?? .... Open it! Open it! :jawdrop:
  6. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    I can't WAIT to get in it!!!! We have to wait until Monday to take it to the Bay State Bank FIRST.....that's the easiest!!!! There are Quarters, Nickels, Dimes and Half Dollars in it......they HAVE to go back to his/their childhood....and he's 81.....so I'm dying to see condition and dates of all of them!!!!! Oh, I'll probably be disappointed..........BUT, if the bank doesn't have a 'key' for it, we WILL be trying to make one, you can be sure of THAT!!!!
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  7. Sandra

    Sandra Well-Known Member

    If the bank doesn't have a key, maybe carry the bank into a locksmith and see what they could do. That may be safer than possibly damaging the mechanism with a homemade effort.

    Take a picture of the key to the locksmith, that would give them a starting point to work from.
  8. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    True, but the two members posted pretty good images, one from the SAME Savings Bank, no less......but making one would be our last try!!!! I'd take THAT image to the locksmith!!! And of course, thanks for the suggestion!!!!!
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  9. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    I used to use a "scribe" the thing you put a pencil into draw circles. I would put a pin in instead of a pencil and opened many a bank with it. I always called it burglary tool.
  10. Lando

    Lando Member

    So....Aquitaine.....What's in the BOX?!?!:jawdrop::jawdrop:
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  11. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    My husband the locksmith opens these for people all the time. You don't have to break it. Don't take it to a hardware store lock guy unless he's an experienced locksmith.
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