New Baltimore Laboratory Named in Honor of Fred Locke


Publication: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Rochester, NY, United States

New Baltimore Laboratory Names In

Honor of Fred M. Locke of Victor


On Sept. 30, 1947, at Baltimore, Md., a new research laboratory built and equipped by the Locke Insulator Corporation of that city will be dedicated as the F. M. Locke Ceramic Research Laboratory. Through this designation, the new modern laboratory will be made a memorial to a Victor resident who strove toward fulfillment of his vision under the handicap of very limited funds and equipment and succeeded in making his dream a reality.

As telegraph operator and agent at the New York Central station in Victor, the young Fred M. Locke strove to overcome the breaking down of insulators because of the effects of moisture, and eventually became the inventor of the high voltage porcelain pe