Linus Yale Jr.

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Birthday
4, 1821
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 25, 1868 (47)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
4, 1821
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 25, 1868 (47)

About

Mechanical engineer who created the cylinder lock, the most commonly used type of lock for generations.

Before Fame

He was more interested in portraits than in locks until the age of 29.

Trivia

He invented what he called the Infallible Bank Lock and named it after himself.

Family Life

His father was also a locksmith and an inventor.

Associated With

He and Samuel Morse both started out as aspiring painters.