Combination safes, deposit boxes with lock-and-key and iron chests are some old-fashioned safes. Metal cash coin boxes and vaults are also some safes that were used before modern inventions.
Iron-wrought combination safes are among the most common old-fashioned safes and are often engraved with vintage designs. These safes work on the principle of numeric combinations and may be used along with a lock and key for added security. Metal safe deposit boxes were often used in banks and are still conceptually used. These safes use one or more integrated locks and keys and are also made of solid cast iron. Smaller safety deposit boxes with custom made keys are an extension of their larger counterparts and are used to store less valuable items.