Yale and Towne Co
of 9 to 15 Murray Street, New York
Makers of Yale Locks of 17 to 20 West Smithfield, London, EC.
- locks and hardware division, of Willenhall (1960s)
- materials handling division, of Wednesfield, Staffs (1960s).
1904 Company established in January by the parent company, Yale and Towne Manufacturing Co. who were established in October 1868 at Stamford, Connecticut, USA by Linus Yale (junior) and Henry R. Towne.
1914 Manufacturers of Yale Locks and Yale products etc. Specialities: Yale locks, architectural and builders' hardware, Yale blount door checks and springs, pulley blocks and electric hoists etc. Employees 3,500. 
1965 Developed electric fork-lift truck for the British market.
1965 Plans announced to open factory at Livingston 
1968 Yale Locks and Hardware, a division of the US Eaton, Yale and Towne, announced 5-year investment plans in Britain.
c.1985 Acquired by First City Diversified
1988 Yale and Valor acquired Ingersoll locks of Woking
Sources of Information
- 1914 Whitakers Red Book
- The Times, Feb 23, 1965
- The Times, Mar 25, 1965
- The Times, Feb 01, 1968
- The Times, June 02, 1987
- The Times August 31, 1987
- The Times, April 26, 1988
- The Times March 05, 1991
- The Times, May 09, 2000