Authentic Swiss Bank Brass Alphabetical Combination Lock used between 1923 and 2004 in the vault of Union Bank Switzerland. Fully restored and polished with beautiful mechanism fully visible and presented with period views of the bank and vault in a museum-quality wooden shadow box with a glass cover.
55x70x11cm shadow-box with original Bauer alphabetical combination lock from the former safe deposit vault of Union Bank Switzerland at Place St-François 1 in Lausanne, in constant use from around 1923 to 2004. Extremely rare lock with a beautiful combination mechanism using brass dented wheels and 4 alphabetical dials of 22 letters each and 2 different keys using the same keyhole. The 9x30cm door and the lock have been entirely restored, each brass component polished by hand and lacquered to preserve its shiny appearance. The huge 7x19cm lock is mounted behind a custom laser-cut acryl cover to fully show the amazing patented triple lock mechanism. 2 nickel-plated client keys with original numbering and a new copy of the bank key, two inside frames with eggshell mat and a 1923 architectural drawing of the bank's facade and 1922 safe deposit vault plan. Door tranche polished and lacquered. Door surface repainted to original cream color. Door, both client keys and lock all have matching number. With authenticity certificate and copy of the 1917 patent. Only a handful of this unique lock have survived since 1923. Our most beautiful item.
- Fully restored lock and door
- Lock mechanism shiny and clearly visible like that of a Swiss watch
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