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The Introduction of Home Safes
 
Various statistics extracted from the
Minutes of Bank Committee Meetings
relating to the Introduction of Home Safes.
 
(1) Safes in the hands of Depositors -
various months from December 1922 to September 1926
 
(2) Safes in the hands of Depositors -
Branch analysis at September 1926
 
(3) Manufacturers of the safes -
December 1922 to June 1927
 
Home Safes
 
Number of safes in the hands of Depositors
September 1926
 
 Head Office
 2,180 
 Acocks Green
 217 
 Aston
 1,018 
 Aston Cross
 631 
 Balsall Heath
 746 
 Bearwood
 600 
 Bournville
 15 
 Brookvale
 7 
 Duddeston
 686 
 Erdington
 699 
 Handsworth
 801
 Harborne
 480 
 Hay Mills
 169 
 Hockley
 495 
 Kings Heath
 722 
 Ladywood
 613 
 Little Bromwich
 9 
 Lozells
 506 
 Northfield
 54 
 Rotton Park
 805 
 Saltley
 729 
 Selly Oak
 499 
 Small Heath
 1,178 
 Sparkbrook
 840 
 Sparkhill (1)
 540 
 Spring Hill
 174 
 Stirchley
 431 
 Ward End
 59 
 
 15,903 
 
NOTE: (1) Sparkhill later renamed Springfield
Number of safes in the hands of Depositors
December 1922 to
September 1926
 
 December 1922
 627 
 January 1923
 1,571 
 February 1923
 2,110 
 March 1923
 2,468 
 April 1923
 2,609 
 May 1923
 2,639 
 June 1923
 2,836 
 July 1923
 3,089 
 August 1923
 3,448 
 September 1923
 3,931 
 October 1923
 4,357 
 November 1923
 4,671 
 December 1923
 4,976 
 January 1924
 5,460 
 February 1924
 5,547 
 April 1924
 6,389 
 May 1924
 6,761 
 June 1924
 6,978 
 July 1924
 7,235 
 August 1924
 7,722 
 September 1924
 8,246 
 December 1925
 13,527 
 January 1926
 13,967 
 February 1926
 14,258 
 April 1926
 14,808 
 May 1926
 14,963 
 June 1926
 15,192 
 August 1926
 15,604 
 September 1926
 15,903 
 Date Supplied
 Manufacturer
 Quantity
 Cost per
Home Safe
 December 1922 
 Wilkins & Wright
 2,500
 6/-
 January 1923
 Wilkins & Wright
 2,500
6/-
 October 1923
 Wilkins & Wright
500 
 5/6
 October 1923 
 Wilkins & Wright
 2,500
5/3 
March 1924 
Taylor Law & Co
 5,000
 4/6
June 1924 
Wilkins & Wright
 600
4/6 
August 1925
Taylor Law & Co
5,000
 
December 1926 
Wilkins & Wright 
5,000
3/10
June 1927 
Wilkins & Wright 
5,000
3/10
 
 
28,600
 
The first 50 safes were delivered to the Bank from the manufacturers on November 16th 1922. The Home Safes Received and Distributed Record Book shows that the first 1,650 safes were delivered over a period of about seven weeks.
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