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November 8, 2010

German American Bank vault lock

Filed under: Item of the Day — Adam Harris @ 10:25 am

German American Bank vault lock

This is the original vault lock and two keys from the National German American Bank in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  The bank was so titled in 1883, after a series of titles including the name of one of the bank’s founders, Ferdinand Willius.  In 1885 the bank completed construction of a new building in Saint Paul at the corner of Fourth and Robert Streets with new vaults and locks.  The old vault lock, in use since the bank’s founding in 1856, was no longer needed.

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One Response to “German American Bank vault lock”

  1. Jean Loebrick Says:

    My great great grand father Adolph Paar helped found the German-American Bank at 26 East third street ST Paul. He served on the bank’s board of directors for ten years.



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