A Gazetteer of Lock and Key Makers

Jim Evans

this gazetteer is copyright Jim Evans, 2002



These photos come from old company publications, by courtesy of the Lock Museum.  Thanks too to Yale Security Products for permission to reproduce them here.

The 11 photos give a rare view of lock making in the mid 20th century.  The originals are not captioned.  The captions here are my interpretation of the photos - which I think are all of the Union works before the building of the new factory at Portobello in 1945.

   The warehouse.

The Machine shop.     

  The Press shop.

The Drawing Office.     

  The Press shop.

Lock Assembly.    

  Lock Assembly.

Lock Assembly.    

  The Plating Department.

The Packing Department.    

  The Casting Department.

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