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    Posted 10 years ago

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    I need a little help. I have two items that I can not find any information on. The first is a transmission fluid can, 8"x5", says "many miles transmission oil", "the pace setter auto stores". On the side it says dean phips auto stores. I love the picture of the car (reminesent of the salt flats cars). there are also the pictures of motorcycles,plane,boat,etc.
    The second piece is really unique. I was told that it is a device used to open bank security boxes (i assume when the keys were lost). The wood box looks like an animal coffin. There are absolutely no markings on the box or any of the tools. The tools are very, very heavy. My guess is that the complete box must weigh between 50-70 lbs. It does not apprear that any of the tools are missing, as they all have a place where they fit in the box. Any information or direction on either of these would be greatly appreciated.

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    1. savethetoys savethetoys, 10 years ago
      Hey you might want to try another person who posted PO Mail boxes and said they had help to crack the codes on them, maybe they will know something about this, Ill track down the post and give you a link.
    2. savethetoys savethetoys, 10 years ago
      " locksmith... actually two twin brothers in their 70s/80s who have an old cluttered hardware store called Workingman's headquarters ( with an extensive lock and key operation. Spending a half hour there was definitely a key part of the experience,"

    3. mysticspot mysticspot, 10 years ago
      you have to think "heavy duty". the box with the tools is 33'' x9'' x 15''. And HEAVY. 50-70 lbs. I had someone sugguest that maybe it was a vault extraction kit, incase you were locked in the vault. The wrench and sockets, etc are huge. I know its hard because you can not tell the dimentions by the pictures.

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