Wanted: antique-safe cracker





MONROE, Conn. --Two antique iron chests recently discovered on Monroe Historical Society property are safeguarding their secrets a bit too well.

The 300-pound safes, discovered behind a furnace in an old farmhouse owned by the society, might hold treasures that help shed light on the 184-year-old town's rich history.

Or, they could be empty.

But it'll remain a mystery until the historical society finds someone who can coax open the old locks, the combinations for which seem to be lost to the ages...

Now, they are putting out a call for a skilled volunteer locksmith capable of opening the Victorian-era safes without damaging them or their contents.

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