Linus Yale patents his lock

Linus Yale, Jr. of Newport, New York patented his "clock" lock. It was the first of many patents he registered. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 355.
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