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732 Gaines Street Davenport IA 52802

The Great Safe Caper

September 23 & 24, 2010

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While, on a salvage job at the ILLINOIS OIL COMPANY in Rock Island, Marion went to check out the vault.

"Come check this out, " she says.



After a little research we find out this is a circa 1900 Victor Cannonball safe.

It is very collectible, IF you can find a buyer that wants to pick up a 3,000 pound safe.

The call goes out to Dennis >>How do we move a 3,000 pound safe???

 <<<<< C A R E F U L L Y >>>>>

of course.

First,  jack it up and get it on a pallet jack, then transfer it to a pallet cart...



Next, with the help of a fork truck, the safe sees its first light of day in almost 100 years.



Then into Dennis' truck.....


but the safe is too heavy or is the truck too light...

Mark happens to come by and offers his truck and a helping hand.

A short drive across the Mississippi, to the oak tree in front of Dennis' house, the safe is lowered onto 7th Street "safe and sound."



Now what do we do with a 3,000 pound antique safe!!!


Gateway Redevelopment Group, Davenport, Iowa