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Tenth annual 25 year Club banquet for National Lock Company.

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

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

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Fifth 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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Seventh 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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Ninth annual 25 year Club banquet for 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 employee banquet at the Hotel Faust.

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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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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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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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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…

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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…

93.88.1 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
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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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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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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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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First annual 25 year Club banquet for National Lock Company employees held in the Rainbo Room of the Hotel Faust.

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

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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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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 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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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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