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York Safe expert to tell about storage of valuables and the value of a ‘real safe’

Linked in/Neat stuff: York Factory Whistle revisited/Four York Highs
Fred Beihl is known to YorkTownSquare.com readers because of his expertise about York safes – made by Forry Laucks’ York Safe & Lock for decades before World War II. He’ll be talking about those safes plus other brands in a presentation to the Stewartstown-Shrewsbury Coin Club from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at the Mason Dixon Public Library in Stewartstown. His presentation will include ‘the storage of valuables and the benefits of real safes vs. department store gun safes.’ He supplied this photo of a 2,000-pound ‘Boston Safe’ – The New England Safe Co.  This must be the first photo on this blog of a safe that wasn’t a York-made safe. So Fred Beihl, also a coin dealer and auctioneer, knows safes of all stocks – not just those sturdy vaults made by York Safe & Lock, still operating in homes and businesses throughout the world! Fred’s email address. Also of interest:  York Safe & Lock: How can I find information on my York-made safe?

More neat stuff from all over … .

It’s time to start thinking about hearing the York Factory Whistle Concert.

Shane Speal, a man of many talents, is starting to work on the whistle, billed as the loudest concert by a non-musical instrument. You can follow his progress and other developments at the whistle’s Facebook page.


Cliff Satterthwaite drew this in 1958, labeling it his ‘first real job’ in York.  Does anyone recognize the location of this printing plant? The artist will be in York for a reception from 4-6 p.m., Nov. 15, at the Colonial Courthouse. Details: Elizabeth Stein. More from Cliff at the Satterthwaite category on this blog.


Glad to see we have young readers. Interestingly, I was just thinking of updating this book, whose first edition came out 15 years. With potential readers like this reading about Tropical Storm Agnes of 1972, looks like budding scholar that would be a worthwhile project!


History Mystery: How well do you know your York Highs?