Locksmith cracks 159-year old safe that baffled feds, MIT

A locksmith has managed to open a 159-year-old safe that baffled other professional safecrackers and an expert from MIT.

In 2 ½ hours this week, Lock Doc proprietor Tom Gorham got the safe open by spinning the dial and feeling for grooves to get the combination, a technique called manipulation.

The 1-ton safe was forgotten for decades until it was discovered at Hanthorn Cannery on the waterfront in Astoria, Ore., and owner Floyd Holcomb wanted it opened without being damaged.

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One response to “Locksmith cracks 159-year old safe that baffled feds, MIT

  1. Amazing! I want to know whats inside!

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