Our team at Nonstop Locksmith were surprised and excited to discover a vintage, 1900s Hall safe found in a Chicago residence basement, stowed away behind a closet, after it’s resident had lived there for over 10 years. This extremely dense and sturdy piece of equipment, manufactured by the Hall company, and labeled by it’s distributor, the Trumbull Safe and Vault Company, seems to have been sitting there inside the house for over a century. The Hall safe company originated when the two Hall brothers split off from the Herring-Hall-Marvin safe company started by their father, to launch their own business (which came with a bit of strife – their copyright case ended up traveling all the way up to the Supreme Court, when it was closed in their favor.) Finds like this are deeply exciting for safe aficionados and history buffs like us. We can only speculate as to it’s specific provenance, but with a bit of expert research, the homeowner is sure to find out the details of it’s story, and how it wound up sequestered away in a secret behind-closet compartment in the house.