1) A ventilated chest or cupboard for protecting provisions from insects, etc. It was not a cheap item.

1621 A safe keeper for meate and a keeper for glasse, 33s 4d, Slaidburn

1644 one Presse & a Safe xxxs, Lepton

1667 In the Buttry: one safe Ł1 6 8, North Bierley

1701 One great safe or Cupboard 10s, Elland.

spellings safe-keeper
dates 1621 1644 1667 1701

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