This Fichet-Bauche Egide safe utilises a key lock and a very clever C2CP combination lock, alternatively called the rotating toilet seat lock due to its design. We were called to this one in Kirkham Lancashire as the key would no longer open the safe. We discovered that the combination lock had mysteriously been locked and the combination was unknown. We were able to determine the combination through a surgically placed 6mm hole which was easily repaired to put the safe back into service for the customer.
We were called to open this unusual Fichet-Bauche safe at a residence in Ormskirk due to a lost combination. The lock uses four separate clickers to set the combination after which the key can be used to retract the boltwork to open the door.
Fichet-Bauche is of French origin and came about through the merger of the Fichet and Bauche companies in 1967.