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Antique Victorian 'J. CARTWRIGHT & SON' Safe Original With Keys Vintage C1870
Antique Victorian 'J. CARTWRIGHT & SON' Safe Original With Keys Vintage C1870
Antique Victorian 'J. CARTWRIGHT & SON' Safe Original With Keys Vintage C1870
Antique Victorian 'J. CARTWRIGHT & SON' Safe Original With Keys Vintage C1870
Antique Victorian 'J. CARTWRIGHT & SON' Safe Original With Keys Vintage C1870

Product Description

Original Antique Victorian C.H.Wilson Safe.

An Antique steel plate safe in a stunning working condition.

We bring to you this very rare excellent condition J. Cartwright Patent safe made from solid steel plate in the Victorian period around C1870.

This lovely safe features the original manufacturer's solid brass polished plate of 'J. CARTWRIGHT & SON MAKERS WEST BROMWICH ENGLAND ESTABLISHED 1844' which is complemented by a red painted relief. The fantastic original solid polished brass handle reminds us of a bolt action rifle as the mechanism is solid and has a satisfying latch action in a smoothly working order. The external lock is working smoothly with 3 keys and the polished brass keyhole escutcheon has a lovely sliding plate lid with the words 'IMPROVED INVIOLABLE LOCK' cast into the lid which covers the keyhole.

We have sympathetically restored this safe from bare metal inside and out and have restored the paintwork to its former glory whilst maintaining original character and some metal patina. We have also recreated the hand painted red and gold pin-striped lines to the original 'J. Cartwright design and we have carefully waxed this paintwork to give a natural shine whilst protecting the finish. We have also serviced the locking mechanism of this safe. The spectacular brass work is completely original and we have carefully polished it to a lovely sheen.

Inside the safe is a smaller secure locking jewelry drawer with the original working lock with 1 key complemented by a polished brass dropper handle and gold pin-striping to the drawer front. This safe is ideal for storing important paperwork, house deeds, birth certificates, passports, cash, jewellery or anything else of value and is obviously rather safe.

This safe would look fabulous in a loft style apartment or vintage themed home and would certainly be an interesting talking point for guests. This item could also be used as a small coffee table with storage.

Please note; This item is in very good condition for its age but will have the odd blemish 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 (91kg), please see our delivery section near the end of our listing.


External size

Height: 660mm

Width: 460mm

Depth (not including handle): 460mm

Size of internal chamber

Height : 420mm

Width: 315mm

Depth: 250mm

Drawer size

Height : 65mm

Width: 305mm

Depth: 210mm


Please note; this item is VERY HEAVY (91kg) and is a team 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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Delivery & Returns

Buy 2 or more items and delivery is only charged for 1! 

Our items are securely wrapped and delivered only by private insured couriers.

You can return your product up to 14 days after receiving your order. Please make sure that the products are not damaged and returned in our packaging as best as possible.

Antique Victorian 'J. CARTWRIGHT & SON' Safe Original With Keys Vintage C1870

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