Spacious on the inside and impregnable from the outside, the safe was solid and weighty – a real monster of a box. Indeed, opening its thick metal door would take some serious work. But when a safe cracker who goes by the name of “unkapier” did finally gain to access to its interior, he was richly rewarded.
“I’m a locksmith,” wrote unkapier in 2014 on the image-sharing website Imgur. “Got to open this safe today,” he added as he shared photos of his exploit. And what a safe it was. Now defunct, the Mosler Safe Company used to manufacture boxes and bank vaults from 1874 to the turn of the 21st century.
In fact, Mosler vaults were renowned for their impenetrability. For example, during the Second World War Mosler vaults installed in Mitsui Bank in Hiroshima, Japan, even survived the atomic bomb. They just don’t make ’em like that anymore.