Working on manipulating an old Mosler safe (not sure its age, SN#50276, or at least thats the only make/model/sn number on the safe anywhere) Looks to be made in the late 1800's to early 1900's, (big, black, gold lettering etc). Combination has long been lost. Any general advice on the number of wheels, etc would be helpful, but I need specific advice on a listening device. I have tried using a cheap ($14) stethoscope. It works alright for hearing the gearing, and some flys, but hearing the contact points is difficult. I was investigating getting a good Litmann stethoscope for like $100, but I can also get a "Lock-Amp Amplifier", supposedly designed by Miller himself for $125 from LSI (lockmasters.com). But seeing as I am quite new to manipulation (have been picking for a few years) and am on a budget, I want to spend as little as possible (ie not more than $100 ish for starters), and get the most bang for my buck. Any product recommendations, and retailers where I could purchase would be appreciated. Also anybody who has info about older Mosler's who could help me with specific info on the lock would be of help. Thanks to all the other posts, there's some great info out there, keep up the good work.
19 years ago