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Edwin W. North stands behind a podium at a National Lock Company event. To the left is Mark A. Sommer. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company. Mark Sommer was Executive Vice President.

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National Lock Company Factory, looking northwest from the top of the receiving dock.

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Construction of "Plant C" of the National Lock Company.

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Construction of "Plant C" of the National Lock Company.

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Construction of "Plant C" of the National Lock Company.

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Three men, Edwin W. North at the center, meeting at the National Lock Company. North was the Vice President of Engineering and Research at the National Lock Company. The man on the right may be Roy Stone who was Supervisor of General Hardware…

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Frank G. Hogland, Cofounder and President of the National Lock Company.

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Pehr August (P.A.) Peterson, cofounder of the National Lock Company. Peterson was a Swedish immigrant and was hugely influential in the development of the furniture industry in Rockford, Illinois.

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An aerial view of the National Lock Company's new plant on Kishwaukee St. The company moved into its new facility on July 13, 1957. This photograph is mounted on heavy mat cardboard. For an additional view, see photo 93.88.1.

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An aerial view of the National Lock Company's new plant on Kishwaukee St. The company moved into its new facility on July 13, 1957. This photograph is mounted on heavy mat cardboard. For an additional view, see photo 93.88.2

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The front of this photograph states, "National Lock Co. Addition. Security Building Co. Contractors, Rockford. Weiss and Niestadt Architects, Chicago. Work started March 1, 1925. Picture taken 4/24/25." The plant's main structure at 7th St. and 18th…

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A photograph of the exterior of the National Lock Co. plant on 7th St. and 18th Ave. in Rockford IL. Note the gas pumps in the extreme left.

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Several National Lock Co. employees pose for this picture, which the back of the photograph states are "Some more Lock Co. gang."

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A black and white photograph depicting a human wheel barrow race at the National Lock Company picnic. The back of the picture indicates that these are tool room employees. For an additional view, see photo 2008.63.3.

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A large group of people pose for what the back of the photograph indicates is "Christmas at National Lock." Notice the Christmas tree in the background (right) with a large industrial scale standing in front of it. Compare this to photos 2001.29.5…

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Several people pose before a building with a sign reading, "Rockford Community Fund Agency." Three military personnel kneel in front. On the back of the photograph is handwritten, "Lock Co. gang."

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A large group of people pose for what the back of the photograph indicates is the "Lock Co. Gang Christmas." Note the Christmas tree in the background (right) with a large industrial scale standing in front of it. Compare this to photos 2001.29.5 and…

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A large group of people, mostly dressed in white, pose before a log cabin. The back of the photograph indicates that these are tool room employees at a National Lock Co. picnic held at SM & SF park. SM & SF stands for "Swedish Music and Sick…

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A group of nine people huddle with a Christmas tree in the background. On the back of the photograph is handwritten, 'The "Bosses" Lock Co.' Compare this to photos 2001.29.4 and 2001.29.2.

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An aerial view displaying the National Lock Company's six-story plant on 18th Ave. from 7th to 9th Sts. and on 7th St. from 19th to 20th Aves. in Rockford IL. The company, founded in 1903, boasts a tall and distinctive "clock tower" that graces one…

2008.19.1b 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
An aerial view displaying the National Lock Company's six-story plant on 18th Ave. from 7th to 9th Sts. and on 7th St. from 19th to 20th Aves. in Rockford IL. The company, founded in 1903, boasts a tall and distinctive "clock tower" that graces one…

2008.19.101 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
An aerial photograph showing the National Lock Company's massive industrial plant at 1930 7th Street. Founded in 1903, the corporation's complex stretched on 18th Avenue from 7th to 9th streets and on 7th street from 19th to 20th Avenues.
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