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As I mentioned in my recent York Sunday News column, from 1942 to 1945 the Red Lion Cabinet Company was dedicated to making products for the military, working with other companies as part of the York Plan, a locally initiated system of wartime manufacturing cooperation that became a national model.

As a follow up to my recent post and York Sunday News article on the Red Lion Cabinet Company, here are photos of some of the millions of wooden radio and television cabinets turned out by the company from the 1920s through the 1950s. Lighting and angles are not ideal

The aerial photo above is the cover of an undated booklet giving statistics on the Red Lion Cabinet Company. It was probably done around 1953 when York County manufacturing was booming and the cabinet company itself was at its peak. The buildings still stand, occupying much of the northeastern part

I see York city is restoring its Keystone markers, those familiar keystone with a rectangle signs that tell you the town you are entering, where its name came from and how many miles down the road to another town. Good for the city–every bit helps in first impressions. There is