Category Archives: Harley-Davidson

Common question: How do I crack my York Safe & Lock safe?

York, Pa.’s artisan Othmar Carli stands before one of his restoration projects – a 5,000-pound steel safe. The safe is one of many York Safe & Lock-made vaults dotting York County and the world. The old safes continue to attract … Continue reading

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Old plow aids in planting of new Glen Rock museum: Linked in with neat history stuff, Feb. 1, 2012

Here’s the history of the recently opened historical museum in southern York County’s Glen Rock, according to borough historian John Huffnagel: ‘During the Sesquicentennial, Harold Fritz brought a plow made in Glen Rock in the 1880s into Sesquicentennial Headquarters for … Continue reading

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Part II: Often forgotten: Achievements of people named on building facades

These 13 men bought Harley-Davidson in 1981 from American Machinery and Foundry. They are, from left, standing, John Hamilton, Jeff Bleustein, Kurt Woerpel, Chris Sartalis and Willie G. Davidson; seated from left, James Paterson, Tim Hoelter, David Lickerman, Peter Profumo, … Continue reading

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Harley’s new plant tour – From frame to ‘final dress’: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Aug. 4, 2011

They came from all over to take a factory tour and see the bikes at the new visitors center at York County, Pa.’s, Harley-Davidson plant this week. Here, Gerard Klamer of The Netherlands checks out a Harley. A Harley spokesman … Continue reading

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Harleys and chicken corn soup: The sound and taste of York County, Pa.

This photo shows a Harley-Davidson cycle made entirely from leather at the Harley museum in Milwaukee. This piece is part of a new exhibit, “Collection X: Weird, Wild Wonders of the Harley-Davidson Museum.” The exhibit runs runs through Aug. 21. … Continue reading

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Robotic smart carts? Harley bikes roll before they spin: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – June 5, 2011

Harley-Davidson is consolidating its sprawling 1.5 million-square-foot York operations into a single plant. OK, that plant is 600,000 square feet, but is still sprawling. Overhead and floor-level assembly lines that moved bikes on conveyer belts are also gone, with motorcycles … Continue reading

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Part II: How one spot in York County, Pa., tells much about what is going on around there

A man drives a Harley-Davidson attached to a York Sanitary Milk Co. Purity Ice Cream cart in this York County (Pa.) Heritage Trust photograph. Home milk delivery started in 1942, tapered off in the 60s and ended in the 1990s, … Continue reading

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Old York Safe & Lock, now Harley-Davidson, plant: U.S. Army ordnance made there, too

A Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information photographer captures 28-year-old Gerald Smith assembling 37 mm gun mounts at York Safe & Lock. The caption stated: “Assembling weapons for Victory to be used by the armed forces.” Also of interest: Torpedo, … Continue reading

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Check out this list of York County top news stories in 2009

The fire that destroyed most of 111-year-old Shenberger’s Chapel United Methodist Church in February was one of the top news stories in York County. Also of interest: Major York County historical moments through the centuries and York County’s top 10 … Continue reading

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Church & Dwight in York County 100 years ago: Linked in with neat history stuff – Jan. 4, 2010

What goes around… . Church and Dwight placed this advertisement in a York (Pa.) Hospital Benefit Cookbook, published before World War I. That circa-1916 cookbook has been reprinted and is for sale for $10 at the York County Heritage Trust. … Continue reading

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