For sale is a vintage YALE PAD LOCK with attached from the Yale & Towne Company. This Yale Junior model 225 pad lock is in fair condition but is missing the key. This distinctive lock makes a great display piece. Measures 3 inches overall Height, 2 inches Wide , and 3/4 inches thick. The chain is about 7 inches long. A decent vintage lock from a iconic American company.
Yale is one of the oldest international brands in the world and probably the best-known name in the locking industry. The Yale history captures major innovations that have marked the evolution not just of Yale, but of the entire locking industry. Linus Yale Sr.’s son joined his father in the business in 1850 and perfected and patented his father’s pin tumbler cylinder lock and became the considered locking expert of his time. In 1862, Yale Jr. introduced the Monitor Bank Lock, marking the transition in bank locks from key locks to dial or combination locks. The principles, embodied in his Monitor Lock, are now standard in combination locks throughout the USA. Yale’s sterling name and sheer ingenuity, Yale Jr. and his colleague Henry Towne established the Yale & Towne company in 1868, at the time employing 35 people. In the early 20th century, the company expanded worldwide and employed more than 12,000 people.