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Why Hall's Safe & Lock Go's Safes & Locks are the Best !
OWING (o the many varieties and styles of no-railed Burglar and Fire-proof Safes and Hank Locks made ly the
many manufacturers, all of whom strive to place their work upon the same footing of merit as ours, we
deem it necessary to give yon some of the most important features claimed for our improvements, ami leave you to
judge of the comparative merits of all.
Our President, J. L. Hall, Esq., lias been practically engaged in the manufacture of Safes and Locks for the
past thirty-five years, and has practically familiarized himself with the art of Safe and Lock making the required
security demanded and the methods of how burglars have operated in all the important bank robberies through
out the country, consequently he lias taken out letters-patent for the many improvements which we now combine
in the construction of our work, and for which
We claim- for Hall's Patent Dove-t idled, Tenon and Groove Burglar-proof Safes :
1st That the dove-tailing of the plates around the edges of the door, which shut into corresponding dove-tails
in door-jam securely, prevents the successful use of the most powerful instrument of the burglar, the wedge ; as
the more the wedge is driven the more compact the work is forced together, chiim which till stepped, straiyht
edijed Safes can not substantiate.
2nd That our method of making tenon around the door, which closely Ills into a corresponding gioovc around
the door-jam when the door is shut, forms a perfectly tight and compact joint, and prevents the successful use of
the wedge and the introduction of that powerful compound, Nitro-Glycerim; or any other explosive fluid.
Urd That Hall's Patent Traverse and Cam Hinges move the door squarely in and out of tenon and groove
and dove-tails, before the door will swing, thus combining the door and door-jam together equivalent to solid metal
and ensuring exceedingly close-fitting joints.
1 tli That the dove-tailing of all iron plates at every corner of the safe prevents the successful use of the
wedges or any of the burglar's implements.
otli That our Solid Steel Kent or Angle Coiners also prevents the successful use of the wedge or other bur
(ith That our tenon and groove, or dove-tail angle irons around all corners of the Safe, adds very greatly to
its security in many respects.
7th That the corners of our Safes, made as above described, forms the only solid corner made.
8th That our method of constructing tliu walls of our Safes of alternate plates of iron, welded iron and steel,
cai lionized and decarbonized steel and crystal steel, and
SJth That by combining the said plates together by heavy Machine Screws and Hull's Patent Conical Twisted
Iron and Steel Drill-proof Arbors (which pass through the whole number of plates) successfully prevents the Safe
from being drilled, stripped, or the plates forced apart by sledge hammers, jimmies, jackscrews, or any of the
various appliances known to the professional burglar.
10th That our patent heavy double bolt work (which works in a heavy wrought-iron frame,) is secured to
the door by Hall's Patent Conical Twisted Iron and Steel Drill-proof Holts passing through the entire door, suc
cessfully prevents the door from being forced away from the bolt work by levers, jimmies, jackscrews, or any
1 1th That Hall's Patent Detached Eccentric Arbor for throwing the massive bolt work perfectly disconnects
itself from the bolt work when the Safe is locked, and revolves in any direction at will, and consequently prevents
any pressure from being taken on the bolt work or lock. This is a new j)ufef improvement and is a hiijhly im
12th That there has never been one of our Kurglar-proof or Fire and Burglar-proof Safes broken open and
robbed by burglars buring the whole time (thirty-live years) of their manufacture.
18th That any so-called Burglar-proof Safe made by any manufacturer upon the old method, and not
combining the above specified improvements, we do not consider secure from the many practically improved methods
of burglars of the present day.
1 1th That we are willing to test the merits of our work with any manufacturer at any time, if they do not
infringe upon our patents.
For Kail's Patent Fire-proof Safes, we Claim :
-That Hall's Patent Concrete Filling makes our Safes absolutely Fire-proof.
-That Hall's Patent Concrete Filling makes our Safes absolutely Damp-proof.
-That our Solid Angle Corners add greatly to their security in time of lire.
18th That Hall's Patent bolt Work is superior to any in use, and does not require the constant oiling, clean
ing and repairs that is acknowledged in some other make of Safes, by their method of exposing the bolt work, for
the above reasons.
19th That Hall's Patent Concrete Filling always remain hard and drj', and never oxydizes the iron, and the
Safe will remain good a lifetime.
20th That the doors (being the weakest point) are made of heavy plates, which adds greatly to their security.
21st That although 200,000 of these Safes are now in use, and thousand have been tested by some of the most
disastrous conflagrations in the country, there Is not a single instance on record wherein one of them ever failed to
preserve its contents perfectly.
For Hall's Patent Combination Locks, we claim:
22nd That we manufacture eleven different varieties of Bank and Safe Combination Locks.
23rd That our Locks are much more simple in their construction than any of the so-called secure bank locks
manufactured by any other safe or lock maker.
21th That our Locks combine more security than any other lock manufactured.
2.r)tli That our Locks are easily operated by the parties, possessed of the combination.
20th That the Combination can be easily changed to any desired combination by any person.
27th That every precaution lias been taken to guard against any possibility to pick them, as our knowledge
of the many weak points of other locks,has enabled us to safely guard against any such imperfections.
28th That for elegance of finish and faithful performance they can not be equaled.
2!)th 'That our Locks have withstood a test of nine days' duration by an accomplished expert lock-pick
without being opened, or his obtaining the SltfOO placed behind it, although it would easily and readily open
on the proper combination.
30th That by our numerous variety of Locks, we do not confine our customers to one class of locks only,
but can give them as many different varieties of locks as there aro locks on their safes,' which is quite an impoit
ant and valuable feature.
illst That as we manufacture all our own locks (and are not compelled to purchase from some exclusive locj
manufacturer), we can offer them to customers purchasing Safes at their actual cost, and thus not compel them to
pay largo profits to lock makers.
!52nd That by one of tho greatest Improvements known, the Gross Automatic Notary Movement, our Locks
are operated without any arbor or spindle- passing through the door and into the lock. The importance of this
great improvement can be easily seen by any person at all familiar with locks, as it has always been considered
Hint one of the weakest points is tho arbor connecting the dial and locks ; hence it is impossible to impute the
value of this crowning improvement in the art of lock and safe making.
ililrd That our Locks can not bo picked or opened by burglars or experts, (as in the case of other locks,) and
we will put from 81,000 to $10,000 behind them at any time against an equal amount.
Not an instance on record where one op Hall's Safe and Lock Oo's Burglar-proof or
fire and burglar-proof safes have been 'forced open and robbed of a dollar by burglars.
" we offer a reward of one thousand dollars for proof to the contrary."
"we claim, and our unrivaled record demonstrates, that we make the only absolute
burglar-proof safe in the world, and solicit critical examination of our work.
' KILL'S Sua-FXS .ITD XjOCIC CO.