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Birmingham Municipal Bank Moneybox

RobertS

master brummie
Hello there

I till have my Birmingham Municipapal Bank money box. With no Municipal Bank to open it, I'm stuck. It still has some of my 1958 pocket money in it!

Would love to use it again. Does anyone know the least destructive way to get in. (Fairly sure if could get to the lock and see the wards I could make a key, just can't get in.)

I have tried the internet 101 'picking locks' and a locksmith just before the virus swept through. Fiddled and fiddled during lockdown and it's becoming an obsesion.

There must be someone out there that has figured it out. Can anyone help?
 

Radiorails

master brummie
Hello there

I till have my Birmingham Municipapal Bank money box. With no Municipal Bank to open it, I'm stuck. It still has some of my 1958 pocket money in it!

Would love to use it again. Does anyone know the least destructive way to get in. (Fairly sure if could get to the lock and see the wards I could make a key, just can't get in.)

I have tried the internet 101 'picking locks' and a locksmith just before the virus swept through. Fiddled and fiddled during lockdown and it's becoming an obsesion.

There must be someone out there that has figured it out. Can anyone help?
Try a locksmith.
 

RobertS

master brummie
Thanks Edifi. Tried that. A puzzed counter clerk went away and came back saying they were discontinued 20 year before she was born. (Her dad, she phoned him!, had said they were withrawn in the late 60's or early 70's)
 
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