Vintage Polished Bent Steel Safe.
An Antique secure safe in a stunning working condition.
We bring to you this very rare excellent condition Vintage Star Safes Patent safe made by J&H Brookes from steel in around the 1870.
This lovely safe features the original manufacturer's solid brass polished plate and keyhole escutcheon of 'J&H BROOKES. STAR SAFES CAPE WORKS BIRMINGHAM'. The fantastic solid polished brass knob 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 2 keys (1 original with an old repair) and the polished brass keyhole escutcheon has a lovely pivoting plate lid which covers the keyhole when not in use.
We have hand stripped and polished the metalwork inside and out whilst maintaining original character and some slight metal patina. There are some very slight remnants of the original paint in some edges that we have left as character. We have then coated the polished metal with a high gloss durable lacquer inside and out for protection. We have also serviced the locking mechanism of this safe and oiled the door hinges. The spectacular brass work has then been carefully polished it to a lovely sheen.
Inside the safe is 1 secure locking jewellery drawer with 2 keys (1 original) complete with the original lock and polished brass dropper handle. 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 vintage. Also note that this safe is linished by hand so is not a completely uniform finish as shown in the photographs.
Also note this item is heavy (90kg), so please see our delivery section near the end of our listing.
Depth (not including handle): 415mm
Size of internal chamber
Height (not including drawers): 365mm
Please note; this item is HEAVY (90kg) 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 strong sack truck with a ratchet strap securing the safe to the sack truck to aid moving with 2 extra people for stability.
*Insured kerbside Pallet delivery normally around £100 for this item - Enquire for accurate quote*
Please feel free to eBay message us regarding any questions about any of our items.
You can also contact us via the Business seller information tab below on computer (or on mobile About the Seller - Legal information) for our contact details.
- Just Simply google our name 'Lincoln Restorations' to visit our website. -
Please don't hesitate to enquire, we will only be too happy to help.
Upon purchasing or 'winning' an item, an attempt to pay will be expected within 4 working days unless the buyer has contacted us and pre arranged otherwise. If the parameters are not met the item will be re-listed and we are within our rights to file an unpaid item claim with ebay for all buyers who do not pay or contact us to arrange otherwise. We are very reasonable people and will be happy to resolve any problems the buyer has, please feel free to contact us.
We will leave you feedback (unless requested otherwise) so please leave us feedback, it really does help everybody out.
Thanks for viewing our listing!
Please visit our ebay shop for more items or for more information about us just google 'Lincoln Restorations'.
Be sure to add us to your favourites list and watch this space for more added items soon.