Here is a Dreadnought floor safe lid, Dreadnought as a company no longer exists and all the tooling, drawings and parts are now owned by Henry Hamber who continues to make high quality safes. The key had snapped in this safe so it wasn’t too much of a drama to sort out. Using medical grade optical devices I first inspected the lock and located the broken key bit. I managed to retrieve the broken bit which did assist in the opening. First of all I picked the lock open but I could not fully retract the bolt. This is where I assume caused the broken key. The bolt was snagging against the inside of the safe neck so I proceeded to make a copy of the original key by hand. This helped get the lid off the safe. The safe lid was stripped down to its individual components and everything was cleaned and lubricated, new lock installed complete with two keys. If you have a floor safe that the keys are sticking or there are any problems opening it give me a call before you get to ‘lock out’ stage. I can strip down and service all types of floor safes and provide new locks and keys.