York-made safes spotted in post-war Tokyo
Eric Wise, a reader with many interests, picked up on York Town Square posts on York Safe & Locks. (“York Safe & Lock faltered after founder’s death;” “York safes durable, beautiful.”)
They reminded him of his grandfather’s story about the streets of post-World War II Tokyo: …
“He served on an LCS during World War II, and reached Tokyo following the end of the war. At one point, he traveled by trolley through the streets of the city, seeing the results of America’s firebombing. In nearly all of the ruins bombed out houses, he saw safes clearly identified as ‘York Safe and Lock.’ He said he was a bit surprised that so many Japanese families had bought these safes that came from his home state.”
Anyone else have York Safe sightings?
Selected York Safe & Lock links:
– New Freedom station houses alien safe
– York Safe & Lock worker recalls chat with Hedy Lamarr
– Hedy Lamarr’s visit to York long remembered
– From Bofors to Bikes, Harley plant top hog
– Forry Laucks, Lauxmont sparked debates
– York-made safes spotted in post-war Tokyo
– York Safe restoration ‘once in a lifetime’ project.
– York Safe faltered after owner’s death.
All York Safe & Lock posts from the start.
(For multiple posts on York County’s industrial prowess, see this blog’s Made in York category.)