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100th Birthday for our Diebold Safe

October 15, 2009

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THE MAIL SERVICES STAFF INVITES THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY OF THEIR 100-YEAR-OLD DIEBOLD SAFE–WHICH HAS JUST HAD A FACE LIFT

JOIN US: Friday, October 23, 2009 –-1 to 3 PM –- IN THE MAILROOM

Our safe was made in Canton, Ohio in 1909 by the Diebold Lock & Safe Company. It was painted blue some years back, so no one knew it was a such a hidden gem. Then two weeks ago we decided to remove the blue paint. Now it looks so great, we think we need to throw a birthday party to celebrate its longevity and to give everyone on campus an opportunity to see the magnificent safe that is still used daily.

The inside of the safe is in great shape. We did have a broken cash drawer but last February, Powell Houser from Facilities Services, did a beautiful job repairing the drawer. He replaced the sides and back of the drawer with cherry wood from an old tree on campus that had to be cut down. He cleaned and used the drawer’s original bottom and front. We think it’s extra special that he used wood from a tree that was grown on the Lewis & Clark campus.

When we were researching the safe, we found that The Diebold Company is celebrating its 150 Year Anniversary. After 100 years, they transitioned from building safes to manufacturing Automated Teller Machines. The company is asking people to “Share a Story” about their old safes on the company website. We do plan to write our story and have a place in Diebold history. If anyone in the campus community knows about the history of our safe, please pay us a visit.

To view Diebold Celebrating 150 years, go to (http://www.diebold.com/150/videogallery.htm)

Please join us for our celebration!

Submitted by Mail Services staff members Vicky Foster, David Mendy, and Clayton Reed.