History of the Excelsior Hardware Company
I was doing a little research on the Corbin registered trademark X.LCR with the arrow through it, when I came across this interesting article. Itís pretty interesting in connecting Yale & Towne, Corbin Cabinet Lock, Eagle Lock, Bridgeport Lock and Excelsior Hardware. It is misstated that Eagle was located in New Britain, but the article has quite a bit of interesting information.
Does anyone have any background on Corbinís use of the X.LCR trade mark? When used, etc. I just got an old Corbin PT with the X.LCR and a patent date of 1909. It is incised with S.O.Co. Iím trying to support the theory that the lock is from the original Standard Oil Co. before the 1911 breakupÖback in the days of J D Rockefeller.