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Linus Yale Jr.

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1821, Apr 41850-18681868, Dec 25
an American mechanical engineer and manufacturer, best known for his inventions of locks, especially the cylinder lock. His basic lock design is still widely distributed today, and constitute a majority of personal locks and safes. Linus Yale, Jr. was born in Salisbury, New York. Yale’s father, Linus Yale, Sr. opened a lock shop in the 1840s in Newport, Ne...
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Linus Yale Sr.

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1797, Apr 271858, Aug 8
an American inventor and manufacturer of locks. In 1857 the village of Newport (village), New York incorporated and Yale was elected its first president.[Yale opened a lock shop in the early 1840s in the village of Newport, New York, specializing in bank locks. He was awarded 14 different patents for his lock designs. In 1850 his son, Linus Yale, Jr. joined ...
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