General Electric purchases major interest in Locke Insulator Manufacturing Company

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Brick and Clay Record

Chicago, IL, United States
vol. 57, no. 8, p. 670, col. 1

Locke Insulator Co. Changes Hands


The General Electric Co., of Schenectady, N. Y., has acquired a substantial interest in the Locke Insulator Co., Victor, N. Y., manufacturer of porcelain insulators for high-tension electrical service, and in the future will exercise control in the management and affairs of the concern. As announced in previous issues of Brick and Clay Record the Locke company has construction well under way on a large new plant at Baltimore, Md., estimated to cost close to $1,000,000 complete. It is said that when this plant is finished, operations will be concentrated here, and the Victor works given up. The control of the Locke organization passed a few months ago to the Symington-Hoffman Co., Baltimore, which will retain a large interest under the new arrangement. With the General Electric Co. represented in the organization, it is expected to develop in the engineering and research line to a considerable extent, with full cooperation between the engineering departments of both organizations. It is proposed to conduct numerous tests of porcelain materials for different phases of electrical service.


Keywords:General Electric Company : Locke Insulator Manufacturing Company
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:January 9, 2011 by: Elton Gish;