Original Antique E. Hipkins Safe.
A Vintage steel plate strong box in a stunning restored condition.
We bring to you this very rare excellent condition E.Hipkins & Co Patent strong box made from solid steel plate C1870's.
This lovely safe features the original manufacturer's brass polished plate of 'E. HIPKINS & Co, KATESHILL WORKS, DUDLEY' which surrounds the royal crest. The external lock is working smoothly with 2 keys (1 original) and the polished brass keyhole escutcheon has a lovely lift up plate lid with the royal crest design.
We have sympathetically restored this safe from bare metal and have restored the paintwork to its former glory whilst maintaining original character and some metal patina. The spectacular brass work is original, we have carefully polished it to a lovely sheen and have also checked the locking mechanism of this safe which is in perfect working order.
Lifting the heavy lid reveals a large cupboard in the original light blue colour complete with the original transfer on the back of the door. We have carefully cleaned the interior and is ready for use. This safe is ideal for storing large items such as important office files, paper deeds, expensive electronic equipment or anything else of value and is obviously rather safe.
This safe would look fabulous in a loft style apartment or vintage themed home or period office and would certainly be an interesting talking point for guests. This item could also be used as a coffee table in the centre of a living area and could even be used to store drinks.
Please note; This item is in very good condition for its age but will obviously have the odd blemish and scuff here and there however, we feel that this adds to the charm and authenticity of the item with it being antique.
Also note this item is very heavy (100kg), please see our delivery section near the end of our listing.
Size of internal chamber
Height : 370mm
Please note; this item is VERY HEAVY (100kg) and is a strong 2 person lift.
Please also note, due to the size and weight of this safe we would be delivering this safe via a pallet delivery which is to the kerbside only and will be the buyer responsibility to transport it into a property. We advise the use of sack truck with a ratchet strap securing the safe to the sack truck to aid moving with an extra person for stability.
*Insured kerbside Pallet delivery normally around £100 for this item - Enquire for accurate quote*
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