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Electric Protection Of Safes

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The latest idea for the protection of money and valuables is to have the safe wbich contains them secured insicle a cabinet, says the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Where a safe is kept in a vault, the vault serves the purposes of a cabinet. In either case an electric lining1 is used, consisting of strips of metal mounted in eonnection with thin metal sheets, so arranged that even a pin thrust throug'h the cabinet and penetrating the lining: will sound the alarm. The door of the vault cannot be opened, nor can the curtain of the cabinet beraised, until a time-lock has disconneeted it from the alarm system. In order that the alarm box may be proof against molestation it is made of steel and placed within a hood lined in the same v;iy as the cabinet. Any attempt at tamperhig with it will cause an alarm to be sounded as in the case of the cabinet. The door is held closcd by heavy lag bolts, the partial removal of any of: wbich will g'ive a warning signal. There are several of these lag bolts, and before the door can be opened they have all to be removed, which requires a considerable length of time.


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Ann Arbor Courier