Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Money Box

Believe it or not, before this last Saturday, I had never bought something from an antique mall. I've always found their prices to be inflated and most of their merchandise ordinary. When I saw this piece I just couldn't resist. It was neither expensive ($65) nor was it ordinary (I can't find any record of it's equal).

This is a church money box. It measures 12 inches tall, 8 inches wide and weighs a whopping 40lbs. It's built like a safe. Whoever built this thing was serious about the church not being robbed. The walls of the box are 1/4in of solid steel. The door is 1/2in thick and has two locks. Additionally this box was made to be screwed to the churches wall. That's some serious security.
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3 comments:

Fran said...
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Fran said...

Now you can dig up that coffee can in the backyard where you keep all your money and put in this box. By the way, Ron thinks you're a secret millionaire.

Not Too Old said...

It looks like there was good reason to make it so sturdy - are there marks all over the lock where folks tried to pry in?