Old safe story

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Old safe with three wheel lock fails to succumb to 'dialler' - ran
through all the one million combinations without success. Lock would
probably be a Chubb or S&G.
I wonder if the owner failed to set the combination correctly but got
away with it by dialling the same way as when he set it.
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peterwn
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a million says they did verify it WAS a 3 wheel? and not a 4?
S& G would say so on the dial..I would think 70 years back?1930-40? Yale..OB maybe?
BET its got a stuck part, that might succumb to a nice well applied dead blow hammer.
would be easy to drill IF indeed it IS 70 years old..
--Shiva--
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--Shiva--
Why do you suspect that it is a Chubb or an S&G?
The article said the locksmith working on the safe feared there may be a lock malfunction. There are a lot of reasons why a dialer does not work, but other methods may very well do the trick.
Reply to
Roger Shoaf
I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.. he doesn't know WHAT it is, has no easy method of finding out-due to location, etc, and was probably convinced by a salesman that the auto dialer would open anything
(wonder if the power going off had any affect on it?? why do I think it DOES) --Shiva--
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--Shiva--
"peterwn" snipped-for-privacy@paradise.net.nz> wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com:
How long does it take to see if the safe is unlocked? Less than a second? A second including advancing one number? 1 million seconds would be more than 10 days, more time than from Thursday Oct 20 to an article on the 24th.
Reply to
Marsha
actually not..it 'cheats a bit'.. I believe that if you know 1 number, and its a 3 number, 8 hours? time required for the other 2.. I also think- dont remember exactly its a max of 30 hours dialing for a 3 number..that assumes a 100 number dial, which this one might NOT have had.. which does speed things up
--Shiva--
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--Shiva--
Marsha,
There is a reason your logic is flawed. Since the designers of the dialer know more about the way the safe locks than you do, they are able to cut the time down to less than 3 days. I am not trying to be insulting here, I am trying to be cryptic.
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Roger Shoaf

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