Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lock, Stock And Barren

Here, Mate, Take This For A Spin

A locksmith has managed to open a 159-year-old safe from Oregon that baffled other professional safecrackers and an expert from MIT. In just two and a half hours, Tom Gorham of Longview got the one-ton safe open by spinning the dial and feeling for grooves to get the combination, a technique called manipulation. The safe’s contents won’t be revealed until next month.

FOOTNOTE: Fail safe.

13 comments:

Akelamalu said...

I'm intrigued to know what's in a 159 year old safe!

vishvsambyal said...

Ahh ... i am jumping with curiousity t o knw whats inside...!!

and can i get the source of this news??

Lane said...

Wow. I wonder what's in it! Could be interesting.

joan said...

That will be interesting when they open it. Did you ever see the movie the Italian Job? Didn't the girl in the movie open safes like that? I've learned all I need to know from watching movies. LOL

San said...

I hope the contents are more interesting than Geraldo's Secret Vaults of Al Capone fiasco.

Jamie Dawn said...

Very interesting.
I want to know what's in that safe!!!
It will most likely be something disappointing.

Jennifer H said...

Can't wait to hear what was inside.

CrazyCath said...

Manipulation gets you into a safe? Crikey - why didn't I think of that? I could have been a millionaire, being a woman an' all.... ;0)

stepping over the junk said...

Emily Bronte's ashes?! Gold?! (okay, try googling "159 years ago"...

Sandpiper said...

I'm reminded of Geraldo! At least let there be a good bottle of wine if there isn't anything else in it. ;-)

quilly said...

You do plan of keeping tabs on this and telling us what's inside?

Shrinky said...

Does he hire out his services? I inherited a chest of drawers from my parents-in-law, the bottom one remains locked.. Lord knows what's inside.

Aaarti said...

Neat stuf... :)