Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 136,062 pages of information and 218,544 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
of 9 to 15 Murray Street, New York
Makers of Yale Locks of 17 to 20 West Smithfield, London, EC.
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
2000 when Williams was broken up, Yale was sold to Assa Abloy of Sweden.