Austin Auction Gallery to Present Mosler Safe Company Bank Vault Door in July 3-Day SaleJul 22, 2022 11:00 EDT - Jul 24, 2022 11:00 EDT
Several bank vault doors will be featured in Austin Auction Gallery’s upcoming three-day sale. Particularly highlighted is a Mosler Safe & Lock Company bank vault door that has been mounted on a freestanding metal stand and measures approximately 103.5 inches high and 99.25 inches wide.
Originally founded as Mosler, Bahmann & Company by Gustave Mosler and Fred Bahmann in 1867, a dispute with Bahmann following the death of Mosler in 1874 caused the Mosler family to split from the American-based security equipment manufacturer and form Mosler Safe & Lock Company. The family retained ownership until it sold the company to American Standard Companies in 1967. In 1986, American Standard sold the division back to a group of Mosler managers and outside investors. Then, in 2001, after continued debt problems caused the company to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Diebold acquired ownership. Mosler’s most famous vaults include the pre-WWII Mitsui Bank vaults that survived Hiroshima’s nuclear attacks, the vault that previously held the United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence, and the United States Bullion Depository’s gold vaults found at Fort Knox.
Also included in this auction is a 35-inch Civil War era German Solingen calvary sword with W. Clauberg’s makers mark, a rare 1844 Republic of Texas map by W.H. Emory, and more. Visit Bidsquare to view the entire catalog and browse more online auctions.
Lot Categories:Furniture (250), Decorative Arts (128), 20th Century (169), Fine Art (39)
# of Lots:455
Price Range:$80 - $50,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Large Mosler Safe Company Bank Vault Door On Stand|| Estimate: |
|After Emil Epple Life-size Bronze Warrior, 79 H|| Estimate: |
|Scarce W.h. Emory 1844 Map The Republic Of Texas|| Estimate: |
|Italian Renaissance Highly Carved Cassone, 18th C.|| Estimate: |
|German W. Clauberg Civil War Era Cavalry Sword|| Estimate: |
|French Painted Triptych Folding Dressing Mirror|| Estimate: |
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