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Postby Toft » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:22 am

Terry V. Andreasen(Andy)



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Postby Harimann » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:44 pm

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Safe and Vault related s; Antique Safe Repair and Restoration; With over 44 years in the Safe & Vault industry, if I can't answer your question I know where to get the answer. Current Project: Restoration of an Ely Norris Cannonball Safe from the early 1900's. Will answer Safe & Vault related questions concerning age, value, restoration, moving, opening & repairing, parts, operation and history. Note: It is not my intention to teach you to open safes or to provide information which may aid in the unlawful opening of a safe. I will not give out drill points or information which I deem inappropriate.

Experience in the area44 years in the Safe & Vault Industry. Owner and Service Manager for one of the largest Safe & Vault companies on the West Coast. Graduate of Lockmasters Safe Lock Servicing, Safe lock Manipulation and Safe Deposit Lock Courses. Graduate of Locksmith Institute. Author of "The Coffee Table Guide to Antique Safes". Certified Instructor for the California Locksmith Association teaching Basic and Advanced Lock Servicing, Basic Safe opening and Repairing. Factory Trained by AMSEC, LORD Safes, LeFebure, Mosler, KabaMas, LaGard and Sargent & Greenleaf

OrganizationsSafecrackers International and the National Antique Safe Association Safe & Vault Technicians Association

PublicationsThe Coffee Table Guide to Antique Safes AllExperts.com

Education/CredentialsGraduate of Locksmith Institute 1972 Graduate Lockmasters Safe Lock Servicing 1974 Graduate Lockmasters Safe Lock Manipulation 1975 Graduate Lockmasters Safe Deposit Lock Servicing 1985 Instructor Certified - California Locksmith Association - 1985 Factory trained by AMSEC, MAJOR, STAR, Johnson-Pacific, Kaba-MAS, Allied-Gary, ISM, Lord, Brown Safe, EXL, Mosler, Diebold.

Awards and Honors2009 - 2015 Listed in AllExperts top 50 Experts. All Experts Categories - Safes & Security Containers, Locksmithing, Antique Safes. Retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer(CW4), with 39 years of total service. With numerous awards from Vietnam, Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. US Navy - 1971-1981 US Army Reserve 1984-2013 US Army Retired

Past/Present ClientsUS Secret Service, FBI, BATF, Local Law enforcment agencies, Diebold, Hamilton Pacific, Red Hawk Int., Chubb International, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Mechanics Bank, El Dorado Savings Bank, many Credit unions and smaller banks. McDonalds, Togos, BurgerKing, TacoBell, Carls Jr. FoodMaxx, SaveMart, Lucky's, Albertson's, Raley's, Safeway, NobHill, Bell Markets, PW Markets. Great America, Century Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, UA Cinemas, and many homeowners and small businesses. Provide warranty service for lock and safe manufactures. Service area is Northern California - Fresno to Oregon, including western Nevada What do you like about this subject?This has been more than a hobby for almost 45 years, it is more like a passion. I enjoy researching the antique safes and the histories of the manufactures. This isn't just a career for me, it is a lifestyle.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?I would like to pass on some of my passion for the older safes to the younger generations, while at the same time providing consumer awareness for the current fire and burglary standards that they should be using to protect their valuables. Currently working on a "guide to antique safes" which will list most of the known manufactures from the mid 1800's through the early 1900's.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:Knowledge of the antique safes is dying off rapidly. Locksmiths and safemen who are new to the industry don't want to take the time to learn the rich heritage of their profession. The older safemen are not passing on this history and it is fast becoming lost. Something controversial or provocative about this subjectUnfortunately the only safes that most people see are the el-cheapo's from the discount stores. It is really pleasing to find people with older safes that want to restore them to their original grandeur. Part of my goal is to educate you on what kinds of protection a real burglary safe or fire safe will provide to make you an informed consumer. Average Ratings

Knowledgeability 9.95Clarity of Response 9.96Politeness 9.97Response Time(hr) 8.4Response Time(hr, last 90 days) 13.2Number of s Today 0Max s to be Asked in a Day 100Total s(since joining AllExperts) 7045Volunteer Since 2008-06-22Prestige Points 72890 Recent Reviews from Users

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    K = Knowledgeability    C = Clarity of Response    P = PolitenessUserDateKCPCommentsJeff04/23/17101010Andy was very knowledgeable and had answers .....Jeff 04/23/17101010Thank you for a fast response. I .....Robert04/20/17101010 That's a grate answer, nice to .....Alice Campos04/19/17101010Thank you, Terry Andreasen(Andy) for your .....Kevin04/16/17101010Andy, such kind words, I don't know ..... Recent
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Postby Jerrod » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:41 am

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2017-04-23 Antique Safe:Hi Jeff,    I can see from the photos that you have removed the tear gas canister and vials.   Please be very careful with this unit.   Store it carefully until you are able to have it disposed of.   

2017-04-22 Antique Safe:Hi Jeff,    Concerning the age - no.   Sorry but manufacturers NEVER release ANY information concerning their safes for obvious security and liability reasons, including serial numbers.  After a company

2017-04-21 Whats my safe worth/ anything you know about it:Hi Derek,    The manufacturer was actually "John McBride Davidson" and the company was "Davidson's Fire King Safes"    They were in business from the 1840's through the early 1870's.    I actually have

2017-04-20 Diebold safe weight estimate:Hi Jeff,    I love these older fire resistive safes like this.     The San Jose State University had one down at their swimming pool office - I always scheduled up services around lunch time - and of course

2017-04-19 Locksmith:Hi Robert,    I have a couple recommendations for you.    1.  Check your local yellow pages under "safes & vaults" to see if there is a company near you that can "HAND FIT" keys to your lock.    Hopefully  Ask A
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