Fred M. Locke dies


Publication: The New York Times

New York, NY, United States



Inventor of the Porcelain Insulator and Oven Glass.


VICTOR, N. Y., April 16. -- Fred M. Locke, inventor of the porcelain insulator and oven glass, died here yesterday. He was 69 years old.

Mr. Locke retired from business in 1904, devoting all his time to laboratory work and leaving the management of the Victor plant here, one of the largest insulator plants in the world, to a son, Fred J. Locke, who died on March 7. Four sons survive, one of whom is Morton F. Locke of Dobbs Ferry, N. Y.

Keywords:Fred Locke
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:January 27, 2014 by: Elton Gish;