Herring-Hall-Marvin Antique Safe - $1,500 (Durham)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Herring-Hall-Marvin
size / dimensions: 30' x 30" x 67"
This was my Great-Grandfather’s safe and it sat in Liberty Tobacco Warehouse in Durham, NC for its entire life. It was manufactured sometime around the early 1920s and is massive in size and weight. We have kept it in the family all these years but we just have no need for it anymore. The safe is in good shape, locking mechanism works great, but it could use a little restoration with the paint on the outside. This would be a beautiful, historical antique piece to restore.

Dimensions: 30” wide x 30” deep x 67” tall

Weight: I would guess close to 5,000 lbs.

$1,500 OBO


The Hall's Safe & Lock Company was an American[1] manufacturer of locks, safes, and bank vaults throughout the second half of the 19th century.
Incorporated by Joseph L. Hall in 1867, the Hall's Safe & Lock Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio quickly grew to become the largest[2] safe and vault manufacturer in the world. By 1892 it was responsible for "one-half the entire output of fire proof and burglar proof safes and vaults in the United States"[3] and had offices throughout the United States and much of the rest of the world.

In March 1889 Joseph L. Hall died from a heart attack at his home in Walnut Hills at the age of 66.[11] His safe company was at its peak and his legal battle with Sargent and Yale would not be resolved by the Supreme Court until later that year – and it would be resolved in his favor, albeit posthumously.

Joseph L. Hall's eldest son Edward C. Hall, Sr. took over as president, and, though the company continued to grow, the family looked to sell the business. In 1892 they would accomplish that goal through the formation and merging of 5 firms to form the Herring-Hall-Marvin Company.

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