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Safe Deposit Statistics
By November 1st 1935 (within two years of the Safe Deposit facility opening in 1933), 1,226 of the 4,640 installed safes had been rented. Rental levels in subsequent years were not consistently reported, but the available figures are shown below, together with reported numbers of accesses granted to renters.
 
 Number of
Safes Rented
@
Year-end
 Notes
Number of
Accesses
during
Year 
 1936
 1,320
 
n/a 
 1937
 1,648
 
n/a
 1938
 1,965
 
n/a
 1939
 2,391
 
n/a
 1940
 3,780 
 
n/a
 1941
 n/a
 
n/a
 1942
 4,640
 [1]
12,005 
 1943
 4,640
 [1]
11,014 
 1944
 4,640
 [1]
10,574
 1945
 4,640
 [1]
 9,803 
 1946
 4,640
 [1]
10,784
 1947
 n/a
 
12,877
1948
5,503 
 
15,557 
 1949
n/a 
 
15,180 
 1950
 6,000+
 [2]
16,207 
 1951
 6,525
 [3]
17,499 
 1952
 6,818
 [4]
18,741
 1953
 7,264
 
19,980 
 1954
 7,462 
 [5]
21,120 
 1955
7,803
  [6] 
21,964 
 1956
 8,156
 
21,581 
 1957
 n/a
 
22,951 
 1958
 n/a
 
23,593 
 1959
 n/a
 
24,257 
 1960
 n/a
 
24,343 
 1961
 n/a
 
25,145 
 1962
 n/a
 
24,642 
 1963
 n/a
 
24,973 
 1964
 n/a
 
26,307 
 1965
10,000+ 
 [7]
25,589 
 1966
 10,405
 
25,599
 1967
  10,494 
 
25,694
 1968
 10,489 
 
26,274
 1969
10,488
 
 24,665 
 1970
 10,292 
 
 23,574 
 1971
10,171
 
 22,123 
 1972
10,245
 
 22,779
 1973
10,441
 
22,995
 1974
10,423
 
21,768
 1975
10,344
 
19,384
 1976
10,405
 
20,444
 1976*
10,528
[8] 
13,878 
NOTES:
 
      [1]  All available safes rented 
      [2]  Number of safes rented @ March 31st 1950 was 'over 6,000'
      [3]  1951 = Safes rented @ October 31st 1950
      [4]  1952 = Safes rented @ October 31st 1951
      [5]  1954 = Safes rented @ October 31st 1953
      [6]  1955 = Safes rented @ October 31st 1954
      [7]  Number of safes rented @ March 31st 1965 was 'over 10,000'
      [8]  1976* = Period April 1st to November 20th 1976; all available safes rented @ November 20th 1976
 
      n/a = not available
 
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