The Mosler Safe Company continued to perform well and achieved great success in the public sector and governmental functions, executing numerous contracts for the production of vaults and bunkers, including one vault to house the original Declaration of Independence. Indeed, it developed a separate division to incorporate what it termed “protective construction” projects. One such protected project was the assembly of a 25 ton vault door to reinforce the then-secret bunker for the members of Congress, located at the Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Despite these successes, even the dogged and cunning executives of the Mosler marketing department and PR office were unable to rejuvenate the company in the wake of economic disparity and competition from overseas that plagued them in the late 1990s and early 2000s. With 153 years to their name, the Mosler Safe Company ceased to trade in 2001, closing its offices in Hamilton, Ohio in that same year. Surviving an atomic blast in 1945 ensured the company’s apparent invulnerability and indestructibility in the market. The ‘Atomic Age’, too, brought with it a ceaseless stream of customers and economic prosperity. Ultimately, however, the ‘Atomic Age’ was but a transitory phase, the economic explosion of the Mosler Safe Company mirroring the half-life of Hiroshima’s radioactive fallout, decaying in potency and energy as the years went by.