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Postby Maximillian » Tue May 02, 2017 5:24 pm

Terry V. Andreasen(Andy)



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Safe and Vault related s; Antique Safe Repair and Restoration; With over 42 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. 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 Author of "The Coffee Table Guide to Antique Safes".

OrganizationsSafeCrackers International and the National Antique Safe Association Safe & Vault Technicians Association(SAVTA)

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 Expert 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 and 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 is not just a career for me, it is a life style.

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 9.96Clarity of Response 9.95Politeness 9.97Response Time(hr) 9.1Response Time(hr, last 90 days) 15.2Number of s Today 1Max s to be Asked in a Day 100Total s(since joining AllExperts) 6692Volunteer Since 2008-02-05Prestige Points 77360 Recent Reviews from Users

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    K = Knowledgeability    C = Clarity of Response    P = PolitenessUserDateKCPCommentsGordon04/19/17101010Terry answer very promptly, Gave me what .....SAVIER04/19/17101010Thank you very much! had me worried .....Robbie Church04/13/17101010Thank you Terry for your quick response .....Kevin04/06/17101010  Dale04/04/17101010Andy, thanks for your reply. It will ..... Recent
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Postby Stedman » Sat May 06, 2017 5:31 am

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2017-04-25 safe info:Hi Ralph,    Nice restoration job though it's not like the original work would have been.    Wilshire Safe & Scale Company was an equipment supplier.   Obviously from their name some of the equipment included

2017-04-24 Key for interior safe door:Hi Richard,    Of course my first recommendation would be for you to take the lock to a local locksmith or safe company to see if they can make a key for you.   As actual key blanks may not be available

2017-04-24 Mosler vault door:Hi Bob,    Unfortunately as mentioned, the hinges are probably THE most overlooked part of every vault door and safe door.    Very rarely do they ever get adjusted and/or lubricated.    I pulled a vault

2017-04-24 Mosler vault door:Hi Bob,    Sorry but schematics aren't available and as Mosler has been out of business for almost 16 years now, contacting them WILL be rather difficult.    Chances are the problem is more than likely

2017-04-23 Mosler safe/ age and value:Hi Kevin,    Based on the serial number you have provided, your safe would have been built during the early 1900's(1900-1905).    As far as value - sorry but without actually seeing your safe and it's  Ask A
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