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The Safe Cabinet Company began in Ohio in 1905. The company manufactured safes and was in operation for 20 years before merging with The Rand Company, to form Remington Rand in 1927.
The Safe Cabinet Company headquarters in Marietta, Ohio was comprised of a a series of large multi story warehouses and a beautiful administration building constructed with large columns at the front entrance. The front half of the building contained multiple stories of offices, while the rear boasted a theatre, spanning from the basement to the second floor of the complex.
Many former asylums contain theatres, so I am used to stumbling upon them now and again, but finding one inside the administration building of The Safe Cabinet Company in Ohio was a bit of a surprise. Sadly all the seats had been ripped out.
The Safe Cabinet Company began in Ohio in 1905. The complex contained a large factory and administrative building, which contained a theatre that spanned from the basement (shown here) to the third floor.
The manufactured safes were scientifically tested and contained an air gap full of fireproof materials to help protect valuable materials from fire.
The company merged with Remington Rand Inc. in 1926, which combined safe manufacturing with a visible and vertical business recording system. They went out of business in 1955.