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34th annual 25 year Club banquet for National Lock employees. Photo by Deforest Brees Photography on 1819 19th St. Rockford, Il.

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National Lock Company employee banquet at the Hotel Faust Grand Ballroom.

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National Lock Company employee banquet at the Hotel Faust Grand Ballroom.

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13th annual 25 year Club banquet for National Lock Company in the Faust Hotel Grand Ballroom.

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Tenth annual 25 year Club banquet for National Lock Company.

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Ninth annual 25 year Club banquet for National Lock Company.

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Eighth annual 25 year Club banquet for National Lock Company.

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Seventh annual 25 year Club banquet for National Lock Company.

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Sixth annual 25 year Club banquet for National Lock Company .

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Fifth annual 25 year Club banquet for National Lock Company.

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Fourth annual 25 year Club banquet for National Lock Company employees, held in the Rainbo Room of the Hotel Faust.

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First annual 25 year Club banquet for National Lock Company employees held in the Rainbo Room of the Hotel Faust.

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National Lock Company employee banquet at the Hotel Faust.

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National Lock Company employee group. General Foreman of National Lock Company Edwin W. North is fourth from the left in the front row.

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National Lock Company employee group. General Foreman of National Lock Company Edwin W. North is sixth from the left in the bottom row.

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Company Leadership at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Lock Company fastener plant at 4500 Kishwaukee Street. From left to right are Mark Sommer, Edwin W. North, J.R. Sommer, unknown, A.H. Charles, and Rueben Sommer.

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Company Leadership at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Lock Company fastener plant at 4500 Kishwaukee Street. Left to right are Edwin W. North, Wally Sommer, Rueben Sommer, M.V. McAdoo, unknown, J.R. Sommer, and Mark Sommer.

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Groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Lock Company fastener plant at 4500 Kishwaukee Street. Those standing (left to right) are Edwin W. North, A.H. Charles, M.V. McAdoo, Hulda Johnson, J.R. Sommer, Richard Carlson and Rueben Sommer. Kneeling…

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Sculpture of bust of Pehr August (P.A.) Peterson. Cofounder of National Lock Company, he was their first president from 1903-1927.

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Marlin Ostrom (left), Foreman of Research Department at the National Lock Company, and tool maker Joe Stotchke (right) The two men are standing over a Lathe.

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Edwin W. North standing outside the newly constructed fastener division plant of National Lock Company on Kishwaukee Street. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company.

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Edwin W. North (left) and three unidentified foreign visitors at the new fastener plant of the National Lock Company on Kishwaukee Street. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company.

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Edwin W. North(second from left) and five unidentified foreign visitors at the new fastener plant of the National Lock Company on Kishwaukee Street. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company.

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Edwin W. North, Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company.

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Two unidentified men standing with Edwin W. North(right).North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company. They are standing in a parking lot outside of what is believed to be the National Lock factory on…

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Two National Lock Company factory workers receiving an award from Edwin W. North(right). North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company.

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Edwin W. North(right), the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company, meets with an unknown employee.

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National Lock Company employees pictured, left to right, are Ray Herbert, Edwin W. North, unknown, and Roy A. Stone. Herbert was Plant Engineer and North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company. Stone was…

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Black and white aerial view of National Lock Company Fastener Division plant opened on Kishwaukee Street near the Greater Rockford Airport in November 1957.

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Black and white aerial view of National Lock Company Fastener Division plant opened on Kishwaukee Street near the Greater Rockford Airport in November 1957.

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Left to right are an unknown man showing hardware samples to National Lock Company employees Walter Frazer (Assistant Plant Engineer) and Edwin W. North. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company.

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National Lock Company building in the process of being built on Kishwaukee St. Pictured is Edwin W. North, Mark Sommer Sr. and Vytant Aleks. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company. Sommer was the…

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Vytant Aleks(left), Industrial Engineer Designer for National Lock Company and Edwin W. North (right). They are standing in what looks to be a gravel pit. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company. Aleks…

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Employees at work drafting in the Engineering and Research Department at the National Lock Company.

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A group of National Lock Company employees. Left to Right are Henry Hyde, Carl (last name unknown), Carl Stokstad, Edwin W. North, unknown, A.R. Peterson, and Ted Lundquist. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National…

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Edwin W. North passing out envelopes to factory employees, in recognition of staff submitted improvement ideas. The other four men in photo are unidentified. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company.

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Construction of National Lock Company's Building #6. Built by Security Building Company Contractors of Rockford, Illinois and designed by Weiss and Niestadt Architects of Chicago. Work Started March 1, 1925.

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Employees of the National Lock Company tool room and machine shop.

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Group of people attending the National Lock Company 25 Year Club Banquet. Edwin W. North is in the back center. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company.

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Members of the National Lock Company 25 year club attend the annual banquet.

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Three members of the National Lock Company 25 Year Club. From left to right are unknown, Edwin W. North, and Everett (unknown last name). North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company.

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Three men sitting at a square dinner table, likely at a National Lock Company event. The man on right is Edwin W. North. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company.

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Attending a National Lock Company event are, from left to right in the back row, John R. (Bob) Sommer and John Kraman. Left to right in the front row are Mark A. Sommer Sr., Mrs. North, Edwin W. North, Mr. Strandquist, and Hulda Johnson. North was…

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Left to right in the front row are Henry W. Carlson, O.W.T. Johnson, Richard Dahlgren, and Edwin W. North. Left to right in the back row are Albin Hansen, Isidor Gustafson, and Norman Traner. In January 1944 they were the employees with the longest…

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From left to right in the front row are National Lock Company executive employees Hulda A. Johnson, Mr. Strandquist, Edwin W. North, and Mark Sommer Sr. In the back row from left to right are John R. (Bob) Sommer, unknown, Mark A. Sommer Jr., and…

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A group of people sitting around a table at a National Lock Company event. A list of names on back of the photo identify them as (counterclockwise from left) Burdette Carlson, Arline Johnson, Marion Dahlstrom, Ray Herbert, Edwin W. North, Floyd Palm…

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A group of men sitting around a table at a National Lock Company event. The two men closest to the camera are Floyd R. Palm(left) and Len Weeg(right). Sitting behind Len is Edwin W. North. Other men unknown. North was the Vice President of…

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Edwin W. North sitting behind his desk. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company.

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From left to right are National Lock Company Supervisor of General Hardware Research Roy Stone (standing), Edwin W. North, and Plant Engineer Raymond Herbert. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company.

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From left to right are at National Lock Company are Plant Engineer Raymond Herbert (standing), Edwin W. North, and Roy A. Stone (seated). North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company. Stone was Supervisor of…

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Seated at National Lock Company are, left to right, Edwin W. North and Roy A. Stone. Behind them is Plant Engineer Raymond Herbert. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company. Stone was Supervisor of…

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Edwin W. North sits on the edge of a desk. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company.

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Edwin W. North. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company.

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National Lock Company Vice President of Engineering and Research, Edwin W. North, shaking hands with hardware designer Bob Larson.

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From left to right are Mrs. North, Edwin W. North, Hulda Johnson, Mr. Strandquist, and Mrs. Strandquist. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company. A.J. Strandquist was the President of the National Lock…

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From left to right are James Erkert, Edwin W. North, and Mrs. North. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company. This is likely a recognition of North's retirement in June 1964.

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From left to right are James Erkert, Edwin W. North, and Mrs. North. Edwin W. North is standing in the center of the photo holding a camera. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company. This is likely a…

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From left to right are Edwin W. North, Mrs. North, John R. (Bob) Sommer, and Hulda A. Johnson. Ed and John are exchanging a gift while Mrs. North and Mrs. Johnson are seated at the table. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at…

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From left to right are Edwin W. North, Hulda A. Johnson, and Mr. Strandquist. A.J. Strandquist was the President of the National Lock Company from 1938-1964. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company. Mrs.…

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Edwin W. North (left) presenting a gift to Mr. Strandquist (right) at a National Lock Company event. Mrs. North sits behind her husband. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company. A.J. Strandquist was the…
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