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21st October 2020 Issue no. 530
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Experience was key to unlocking safe
With 39 years of experience, a 68-year-old locksmith, Wu Kun-hao, opened a century-old safe in 50 minutes after several failed attempts over 3 days by a Japanese safecracker, according to the Taipei Times.
The safe dates to Japan's Taisho Period (1912-1926) and the katakana script on the dial is no longer legible.
The Japanese safecracker was hired by a Japanese television station after it saw a report about the safe and the offer of a reward for anyone who could open it. He tried for three days, but could not open it.
Wu went to the office on Wednesday and opened all three locks on the safe - the main lock at the bottom, the dial lock and the inner panel lock - in about 50 minutes.
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