If you are a homeowner then there is a good chance that you have equipped your house with a safe, to keep your very important documents tucked away in a place where burglars or intruders can’t get to them. For most people, safes are simply a way of stashing their goods, but for locksmiths, safes can be somewhat of a hobby.
An Imgur user by the name of “Unkapier,” who is a locksmith by trade, came across a major mission. He was tasked to open up a safe that was created by the Mosler Safe Company. While the company is no longer in business, they have a long history of keeping things “safe” since 1874. The business ran strong until its bankruptcy in 2001. They were well known for designing bank vaults and manufacture boxes that were impossible to open. Their safes were so strong that one managed to survive a devastating atomic blast during World War II while it was inside the Mitsu Bank in Hiroshima, Japan.
Mosler safes were so indestructible that they were given the honor to protect the most important documents in our nation’s history. The U.S. government quickly hired them to make all the necessary materials to safeguard important items, including missile silos. These safes were equipped with a variety of different security features. To emphasize just how important Mosley was to the government, let’s just say that the Declaration of Independence was stored and displayed in a vault built by the company that was sealed with by a 138-ton-blast door.
Believed to be the largest and heaviest door of its type in the world, the Declaration of Independence vault was installed at the Atomic Energy Commission’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. There was so much detail and mastermind technology that went into every single Mosley product, that it’s not surprising that they were made to survive.
When Unkapier got tasked with opening this Mosley vault, he was determined, but surprisingly, the task wasn’t all that hard. Based on his experience, Unkapier concluded that most people never actually change the combinations that are originally set by the manufacturers. Knowing this, Unkapier checked the numbers that were etched into the cement of the safe, and sure enough, he saw “11-7-11,” which were the numbers that were put there by the manufacturers.
Unkapier used the numbers to open the first door, but he then faced several drawers that he needed to open if he wanted to get further into the multi-locked safe. At first, he thought the drawers were locked, but much to his surprise they weren’t so he simply pulled them open. The size of the drawers were an ideal place to hide jewelry or coins or even valuable little trinkets.
But, instead of seeing jewelry inside the drawers, Unkapier found something better…a pile of unique $2 bills, which were said to be the United States’ most rare denomination of currency. Unkapier was ecstatic about his find and decided to share it on Imgur, where several users found his story fascinating.