Locked Away in Patina…Vintage Bank Vaults

We have recently become attracted to the allure of vintage bank vaults.  The beautiful metalwork, detailed mechanisms, and lustrous patina make for undeniable eye-candy.

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Photo courtesy of Daniel Leininger.

This particular vault door is on display at the City Museum in Downtown St Louis.  The detailed brass and steel is a sight to behold.  Did you know that most vaults are custom designed?  The vault is usually the first aspect of a new bank building to be designed and built.

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Photo courtesy of Daniel Leininger.

These Beautiful images are courtesy of Daniel Leininger.

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