Tag Archives: Eliot Ness

US Naval Reserve building in Springettsbury Township

Thanks to Larry Spangler for sending me a photo of an Eden Road building, utilizing three Quonset huts, with the e-mail subject line: “what’s the story with this building?” Ground was broken on April 28th 1947 for this United States … Continue reading

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Final York NOP Walls Tumble Yesterday

The final walls that once were part of the former York NOP (Naval Ordnance Plant) fell yesterday. Early last week, I took this northward looking photo from Eden Road, of construction activity on the Eden Road Logistics Center. The factory … Continue reading

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York Safe & Lock Company factory in Baltimore

This image of a York Safe & Lock Company manufacturers plate is from a vault door captured within an ABC News story; now available at this link: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rare-shakespeares-edition-dcs-folger-library/story?id=31756897 Joe recently brought this image to my attention, via his comment to the … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during April 2015; A Record Number of YorksPast Readers

The past month was record breaking in the number of YorksPast readers. I enjoyed seeing many of you at the many talks and events during April. It was a hectic month for me, however these numbers are a nice reward. … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during March 2015; Thanks for all your Comments!

The past month was record breaking in hearing from my readers. I hope to see many of you during my April presentation at the Lancaster Family History Conference. At the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the … Continue reading

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York Safe & Lock’s demise masterminded by Eliot Ness

Classics from YorksPast, plus Masell Manufacturing Plant By the end of WWII, the York Safe & Lock Company had established four new plants in addition to their main plant, all located in York, Pennsylvania.  What became of all these plants?  … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during February 2014

YorksPast started with a post on July 26, 2012, with about 30 views per day during the initial months.  This chart shows the growth of YorksPast readership in recent months; thanks to my ever-growing legion of loyal readers! At the … Continue reading

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Neat Comment to Eliot Ness cracks the York Safe & Lock Company

By 1922 the United States Treasury Department and Federal Reserve Banks had adopted vaults produced by the York Safe & Lock Company in York, PA as their standard.  This advertisement from the 1922 International Banking Directory also states “York safes … Continue reading

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Eliot Ness cracks the York Safe & Lock Company; YorksPast 300th Post and the new list of 10 Most Viewed Posts

  YorksPast started with a post on July 26, 2012.  Not quite 15 months later this is my 300th post.  Thus you’ve seen a brand new YorksPast post, on the average, 20 times per month. I’d like to thank everyone … Continue reading

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#28 York Safe & Lock Company in Spring Garden Township; from the Top 50 York County Factories in 1899

In my post Late 1800s Factory Inspection Reports Assist in Identification of an East Prospect Photo  I wrote about finding these reports in the State Library of Pennsylvania.  For this series on the Top 50 York County Factories at the … Continue reading

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