S.Withers Company, the maker of the safe, was founded in 1855 in West Bromwich, England, a town near Birmingham. The company was in business up to the 1960’s and remained a family owned and operated up to its close. Withers was a prolific producer of safes. A distinctive trademark is included on the safe.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Incredible English S. Withers & Co Safe IN SMI
This English “S. Withers & Co.” safe, believed to be more than 80 years old, has been crane-lifted to the ground floor, waiting to be placed at a permanent spot within the school. Originally placed at the corridor facing the Brothers' quarters and outside the school chapel, the safe was believed to have been used by the Japanese officials to keep important documents and valuable items. When they left, the safe was emptied before it was used by Brother Paul, Brother Vincent and other Brother directors to keep important school papers.
Check out Incredible English “S. Withers & Co.” Safe . The SMI safe looks similar, only that the one on sale has been refurbished and restored. Not sure what Brother Matthew, as a custodian, will do to ensure the posterity of the decades-old safe.
Posted by Peter Khiew at 7/08/2007 10:46:00 PM