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Lock and key

Culture/People:
probably Quechua (attributed)  Search this
Collector:
Ferdinand Anthony Stahl (F.A. Stahl/Fernando Stahl), Non-Indian, 1874-1950  Search this
Ana Christina Stahl (Ana Christina Carlson/Mrs. Ferdinand Anthony Stahl), Non-Indian, 1870-1968  Search this
Previous owner:
Ferdinand Anthony Stahl (F.A. Stahl/Fernando Stahl), Non-Indian, 1874-1950  Search this
Ana Christina Stahl (Ana Christina Carlson/Mrs. Ferdinand Anthony Stahl), Non-Indian, 1870-1968  Search this
Seller:
Ferdinand Anthony Stahl (F.A. Stahl/Fernando Stahl), Non-Indian, 1874-1950  Search this
Ana Christina Stahl (Ana Christina Carlson/Mrs. Ferdinand Anthony Stahl), Non-Indian, 1870-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Lock and key
Media/Materials:
Wood, hide
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Tools and Equipment (General)
Place:
Lago Titicaca (Lake Titicaca); Puno Region; Peru
Catalog Number:
15/4565
Barcode:
154565.000
See related items:
Quechua
Tools and Equipment (General)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f9cd13fb-8984-47fa-b87f-347faaf44c4b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_165769
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Lock and key

Culture/People:
Ch'uta (Chuta)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Lock and key
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Tools and Equipment (General)
Place:
Cochabamba Department; Bolivia
Catalog Number:
13/5728
Barcode:
135728.000
See related items:
Ch'uta (Chuta)
Tools and Equipment (General)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6bc6137b2-ec2b-45de-9a47-5ae670a01ced
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_146114
Online Media:

Lock

Object Name:
tanast
Maker:
Tuareg artist  Search this
Medium:
Iron, copper alloy, silver, plastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7.8 x 10.3 x 2 cm (3 1/16 x 4 1/16 x 13/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
Female use  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase and gift of Mrs. Florence Selden in memory of Carl L. Selden
Object number:
93-6-17.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys76f73034b-34d8-4003-b634-c125e8c15462
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_93-6-17.1

Key

Object Name:
asarou
Maker:
Tuareg artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper, copper alloy, silver
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11.5 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm (4 1/2 x 1 1/16 x 1 1/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Mali
Niger
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase and gift of Mrs. Florence Selden in memory of Carl L. Selden
Object number:
93-6-17.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys77855d02f-d8cd-4ffc-b633-4e036a1cce59
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_93-6-17.2

Meissen coffee pot and cover

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
hard-paste porcelain (overall material)
polychrome enamels (overall color)
natural flowers (overall style)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/4 in; 23.495 cm
overall: 9 1/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 4 13/16 in; 23.1775 cm x 16.51 cm x 12.22375 cm
Object Name:
coffeepot
Date made:
1750-1760
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
ID Number:
1992.0427.13ab
Catalog number:
1992.0427.13ab
Accession number:
1992.0427
Collector/donor number:
198
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Domestic Furnishings
Art
The Hans C. Syz Collection
Meissen Porcelain: The Hans Syz Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-88a5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1415455
Online Media:

Museum of History and Technology, Light Machinery Exhibit

Subject:
Harris, Harry  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
7.5X9.5
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
Undated
Topic:
Machinery  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000285 [SIA2010-2918]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_310972

J. Frank Boxwell

Creator:
Yale & Towne Manufacturing Company  Search this
Subject:
Boxwell, J. Frank  Search this
Yale & Towne Manufacturing Company  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Factories  Search this
Locks and keys  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0320]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290369

[Trade catalogs from Conrac Corp.]

Company Name:
Conrac Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Cramer Div. (Old Saybrook, CT) ; Fleetwood Television Receivers (Glendora, CA)  Search this
Notes content:
Television monitors ; magnetic card reader ; Conrac, Inc. was founded in 1939. The name Conrac™ was derived by combining letters from the names of its two original founders, CON from Mr. Conrow . . . and RAC ("Car" spelled backwards) from Mr. Carrington. From its first manufacturing facility located in Glendora, California, Conrac quickly earned a reputation for innovative, quality products. In 1947 Conrac began manufacturing the Fleetwood brand of custom television receivers under the name of Peyton Manufacturing Company. In the early 1950's, Conrac pioneered the development of broadcast studio monitors, introducing the first color studio monitor in 1954...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Manual
Black and white images
Physical description:
24 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Covina, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Locks and safes (including alarm and security systems)  Search this
Television  Search this
Topic:
Locks and keys  Search this
Safes  Search this
Security systems  Search this
Television -- Receivers and reception  Search this
Television supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_11070
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_11070

[Trade catalogs from Brooks and Perkins Inc.]

Company Name:
Brooks and Perkins Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Lightweight magnesium equipment for use in electronics, aircraft, etc. ; magnesium handling equipment ; wire partitions...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
8 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Brass; bronze and specialty metals  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Locks and safes (including alarm and security systems)  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Brass  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Locks and keys  Search this
Metals  Search this
Safes  Search this
Security systems  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_8349
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_8349

Lock

Object Name:
tanast
Maker:
Tuareg artist  Search this
Medium:
Iron, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 9.9 x 15.4 x 2.4 cm (3 7/8 x 6 1/16 x 15/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
Female use  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase and gift of Mrs. Florence Selden in memory of Carl L. Selden
Object number:
93-6-16.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys733ca684b-f748-44a7-93eb-0d878f6ebcaf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_93-6-16.1

Key

Object Name:
asarou
Maker:
Tuareg artist  Search this
Medium:
Iron, copper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 9.0 x 1.4 x 0.2 cm (3 9/16 x 9/16 x 1/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase and gift of Mrs. Florence Selden in memory of Carl L. Selden
Object number:
93-6-16.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7dbe0daea-44ae-4dae-ae9e-31249505a880
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_93-6-16.2

Key

Object Name:
asarou
Maker:
Tuareg artist  Search this
Medium:
Iron, copper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8.6 x 1.4 x 0.2 cm (3 3/8 x 9/16 x 1/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase and gift of Mrs. Florence Selden in memory of Carl L. Selden
Object number:
93-6-16.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7a2410929-93f9-43fd-91f6-fac47192dd80
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_93-6-16.3

Key

Object Name:
asarou
Maker:
Tuareg artist  Search this
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11.9 x 2.6 x .4 cm (4 11/16 x 1 x 3/16 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase and gift of Mrs. Florence Selden in memory of Carl L. Selden
Object number:
93-6-18.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys71a21416e-95bf-43f4-925a-d24cf5a8a536
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_93-6-18.2

Lock

Object Name:
tanast
Maker:
Moor artist  Search this
Medium:
Iron, silver alloy, copper alloy, wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 9.6 x 11.5 x 2.3 cm (3 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 7/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
Female use  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase and gift of Mrs. Florence Selden in memory of Carl L. Selden
Object number:
93-6-15.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7bcfe35df-0abf-4d43-84af-a847a2c08a52
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_93-6-15.1

Key

Object Name:
asarou
Maker:
Moor artist  Search this
Medium:
Silver alloy, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 21.6 x 6.1 x 0.6 cm (8 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1/4 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase and gift of Mrs. Florence Selden in memory of Carl L. Selden
Object number:
93-6-15.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7ef4db87a-d8a2-466f-8cb4-ab74be762a37
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_93-6-15.2

Kryptonite Lock Company Records

Creator:
Zane, Michael Stuart, III  Search this
Kryptonite Lock Company  Search this
Zane, Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
5.6 Cubic feet (; 15 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Business records
Awards
Bumper stickers
Correspondence
Press releases
Photographs
Newsletters
Oral history
Date:
1972 - 2003
Summary:
Massachusetts entrepreneur Michael Zane purchased a bicycle lock design and its trade name, 'Kryptonite lock," in 1972. Working with members of his family, Zane developed the Kryptonite Corporation. The records consist of audio-visual materials, correspondence, design drawings, photographs, testing records, patent information, sales reports, product information, advertisements, clippings, periodicals, legal documents, and research files.
Scope and Contents:
The Kryptonite Lock Company Records, 1972-2001 document a wide spectrum of activities engaged in by the company. The records consists of audio-visual materials, correspondence, design drawings, photographs, testing records, patent information, sales reports, product information, advertisements, clippings, periodicals, legal documents, and research files. The strength of the collection resides in the marketing and sales documents. They tell a remarkable story of a small family business which created an internationally recognized brand name product. The collection also richly documents competition and innovation in the bicycle and motorcycle lock industry, through sales representative trip reports, product research and development records, and the research files on other companies. Although the collection provides a wide spectrum of documents from most aspects of the company's activities, some portions of the record are sparse and incomplete.

Series 1: History, 1973-1974, 2001, 2003, contains a company history and chronology as well as the field notes and photographs documenting the acquisition of the collection. There are two oral history interviews with Michael Zane conducted by NMAH archivist John Fleckner. The 2001 interview is an overview of the Kryptonite history; the 2003 interview focuses on Zane's description and history of the artifacts collected by the museum. There is a seven-page transcription of the 2001 interview. In addition, this series includes materials related to two companies associated with the early history of the Kryptonite Corporation, Zane Manufacturing Company (the sheet metal company owned by Michael Zane's father) and Ernest Zane and Liberty Distribution (a short-lived bicycle accessory distribution company) created by the Zane brothers to supplement and encourage the sale of their locks.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1983-2000, arranged by topic, documents some of the company's key areas of interest. The topics include customers, design ideas, media, suppliers and distributors, and sponsorships. Most of the correspondence focuses on complaints about or suggested improvements for the locks.

Series 3: Product Research and Development, 1987-2000, is arranged into three subseries, Subseries 1: Development, 1987-2000; Subseries 2: Research, 1985-1999

Subseries 1: Development, 1987-2000, is arranged by project and documents the design process of various security devices. It contains design drawings and design revisions.

Subseries 2: Research, 1985-1999, includes research on various lock patents. It also contains testing data for various locks produced by Kryptonite and outside testing companies.

Series 4: Administrative and Financial Papers, 1972-2000, includes various memos, meeting notes and agendas that thoroughly document the later part of the company's history. There is sporadic documentation of human resources activities of the company in this series. The series also includes various financial records. Sales representative trip reports are included as well. These reports are narrative accounts written by Kryptonite sales representatives to detail the state of product placement and the competition in retail stores throughout the country.

Series 5: Marketing, Advertising, and Publicity, 1972-2001, consists of five subseries, Subseries 1: Marketing materials, 1985-2000; Subseries 2: Advertising materials, 1989, undated; Subseries 3: Publicity materials, 1973-2001; Subseries 4: Crime-related materials, 1982-1996; and Subseries 5: Liz Zane files, 1990-1998 and is the most comprehensive series in the collection. It documents the marketing, advertising, and publicity efforts of the company.

Subseries 1: Marketing materials, 1985-2000, includes marketing materials, such as product sheets describing each of the company's products, and promotional materials, such as posters, bumper stickers, and postcards. Market research undertaken by the company is also included.

Subseries 2: Advertising materials, 1989, undated, contains various advertisements dating from the earliest lock designs to the merger with Ingersoll-Rand. Of particular note is a retrospective advertising notebook illustrating the numerous advertising campaigns undertaken by the company from its creation in 1972 to 1989.

Subseries 3: Publicity materials, 1973-2001, documents the multi-faceted publicity efforts of the company. Included are company newsletters, press clippings, reprint notebooks, various printed materials, press kits, and press releases.

Subseries 4: Crime-related materials, 1982-1996, consists of materials that document theft prevention activities. Included are claim reports that Kryptonite used to develop new designs and to generate an annual list of the top twenty cities for bicycle theft. Also included is the report on bicycle theft undertaken by the company in response to a sharp increase in the number of claims filed in New York City in 1988; ultimately this report resulted in the repeal of the lock guaranty in that city.

Subseries 5: Liz Zane files, 1990-1998, contains materials documenting Liz Zane, wife of Michael Zane, founder of the Kryptonite Corporation. She served as the Communications Manager for the company in the 1990s. Included in this series are press kits, her correspondence with law enforcement officers, and various research files related to publicity activities.

Series 6: Other Companies, 1985, 1991, 2001, undated, includes the Kryptonite Corporation's files documenting its patent infringement suit against Ming Tay, a Taiwanese competitor. Also included is information about the company's relationship with Trek and the company's merger with Ingersoll-Rand. In addition, the research files contain catalogs and advertisements of the company's competition.

Series 7: Visual Materials, 1988, 1996, 1997, undated, consists of black and white and color prints, slides, contact sheets, negatives and two 1⁄2" VHS tapes. The prints, slides, contact sheets and negatives document Michael and Peter Zane, the factory, a motorcycle lock, and promotional prints featuring the lock in advertising and being used. The 1⁄2" VHS tapes include a New York City Channel 4 News piece about bike theft (April 1988) and an Inside Edition, (October 1996) and Dateline (October 1997) programs on the Kryptonite Corporation.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized into seven series.

Series 1: History, 1973-1974, 2001, 2003

Subseries 1.1: Chronology and company history, undated

Subseries 1.2: Field Documentation, 2001, 2003

Subseries 1.3: Zane Manufacturing Company, undated

Subseries 1.4: Liberty Distribution, 1973-1974

Series 2: Correspondence, 1983-2000

Series 3: Product Research and Development, 1987-2000

Subseries 3.1: Development, 1987-2000

Subseries 3.2: Research, 1985-1999

Series 4: Administrative and Financial Papers, 1973-2001

Series 5: Marketing and Sales, 1972-2001

Subseries 5.1: Marketing materials, 1985-2000

Subseries 5.2: Advertising materials, 1989, undated

Subseries 5.3: Publicity materials, 1973-2001

Subseries 5.4: Crime-related materials, 1982-1996

Subseries 5.5: Liz Zane files, 1990-1998

Series 6: Other Companies, 1985, 1991, 2001, undated

Subseries 6.1: Ming Tay lawsuit, 1985

Subseries 6.2: Relationships with other companies, 1991, 2001

Subseries 6.3: Competition research files, undated

Series 7: Visual Materials, 1988, 1996, 1997, undated

Subseries 7.1: Photographs, undated

Subseries 7.2: Video cassettes, 1988, 1997
Biographical / Historical:
In 1971, Michael Zane read a newspaper article that sparked his imagination. He discovered that bicycle mechanic, Stanley Kaplan had designed and built a new bicycle lock, which he named the Kryptonite lock. Zane and Kaplan quickly became partners. Aided by the metal manufacturing experience of Ernest Zane, Michael's father, the partners began to produce and market the locks amid a rapidly growing bicycle industry. In this first year, the company sold approximately 50 locks.

In 1972, Zane bought the lock idea and the company name from Kaplan, and founded the Kryptonite Corporation with $1,500 from his personal savings. Using his father's sheet metal business, Zane Manufacturing Company, as a subcontractor for the metal work, Michael Zane's Kryptonite Corp. began manufacturing a slimmer, stronger lock made of stainless steel versus the original hardened steel version. Concentrating in the Boston area where the company was based, Zane started selling the lock to local bike shops. Realizing the need to expand his market and having no money for national advertising, Zane decided to undertake an experiment. He locked a bicycle to a parking meter with a Kryptonite lock on the Lower East Side in New York City for a month. By the time he retrieved the bike, it was completely stripped except for the part attached to the lock. The press was alerted to the experiment, and the resulting publicity helped move Kryptonite locks into New York City bicycle shops, as well as those in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Michael's brother, Peter, joined the company in 1974. Peter concentrated on exporting and legal matters, while Michael handled marketing, design, research, and manufacturing. In this same year, to supplement and encourage their lock sales, the brothers started Liberty Distribution, a bicycle accessory distribution company. It was also at this time that Kryptonite began guaranteeing its locks—if your bike was stolen while secured with a Kryptonite lock, the company would send you up to $500. The guarantee quickly became a selling point.

The next year the company received another free publicity boost; Consumer Reports awarded the Kryptonite's U-lock its highest bicycle security device rating. Distribution expanded to Chicago and Los Angeles, and the company sold approximately 25,000 locks.

In 1977, Kryptonite introduced the K-4 lock. Michael Zane refined the company's basic U-shaped lock by creating a bent foot on one end making the lock easier to use and simplifying the design. This design gained the Kryptonite K-4 U-lock a place in New York's The Museum of Modern Art permanent design collection in 1983 and won both Japan's Good Design Prize and Germany's Museum of Utilitarian Art Award in 1988.

In 1978, Kryptonite expanded into the motorcycle lock market and began exporting its product into European markets. In the late 1980s, just as Kryptonite began to offer a newly designed mountain bike lock, anti-theft guarantee claims began to increase dramatically in Manhattan. This increase in theft forced Kryptonite to stop offering the guarantee in Manhattan and spurred the Zane's to redesign their locks. During this same time, Kryptonite was under constant competition from various domestic and foreign competitors. Many of these competitors adapted Kryptonite's U-lock design. Some so closely mimicked the Kryptonite design that the company took legal action.

In 1992, in response to an increase in thefts and ongoing competition, Kryptonite introduced its Evolution series of locks. This new design placed the locking mechanism in the middle of the crossbar of the lock, rather than at the end, making it less susceptible to breakage.

The next year Kryptonite entered the automobile security market. In its first year on the market, the Kryptonite Steering Wheel Lock was named one of Motor Trend magazine's top ten innovative car care products for 1993. Kryptonite's entrance into automobile security generated interest from Winner International Corporation, the maker's of The Club automotive lock, resulting in a number of court battles.

Kryptonite introduced the New York Lock in 1994. This newly designed lock allowed Kryptonite to reestablish an anti-theft guarantee for $1,000 in Manhattan. The company recreated its earlier publicity event by successfully locking bicycles throughout New York City to prove the efficacy of its locks. Kryptonite also issued a top ten list of cities with the most bicycle thefts (based on its claim reports) and expanded its involvement in theft prevention activities.

In 1995, Gary Furst became CEO of the rapidly growing company. In the following year, Kryptonite celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary and developed a program called Flex Security, focusing on innovative locking systems for homeowners and contractors. In addition, Kryptonite entered the computer security market by creating locks for desktops and laptops.

With its expansion into new markets and rising sales, larger companies became increasingly interested in Kryptonite. In 2001, Ingersoll-Rand, a leading industrial firm, bought Kryptonite.
Related Materials:
Materials held at the National Museum of American History

The Division of Work and Industry holds related artifacts. See accession 2003.0234.

2003.0234 Bicycle lock collection—Kryptonite Brand

2003.0234.01a, b, c Earliest Kaplan design lock, metal bar, U shape with padlock; ca. 1971; 22cm x 15.8cm x 4 cm

2003.0234.02a, b Second generation design, stainless steel bar with combination lock; ca. 1972; 24cm x 17cm x 4cm

2003.0234.02c Crossbar plate marked "SK Associates"; 14.5cm x 3.75cm x .25cm

2003.0234.02d "Sesamee" brand combination lock for use with .02a; 8.5cm x 5cm x 2.4cm

2003.0234.03a, b, c, d Kryptonite-2, improved version of lock with changed lock cover; 24cm x 18cm x 4cm

2003.0234.04a, b, c Kryptonite-2, lock with attached padlock; 21cm x 17cm x 4 cm

2003.0234.04d Cross bar samples tested with bolt cutters; 14cm x 3.8cm & 10cm x 4cm

2003.0234.04e "Dynalock" brand, key operated padlock; 7cm x 4.5cm

2003.0234.05a, b, c Competitor style lock, "Citadel" brand, ca. 1973; 26cm x 17.8 cm

2003.0234.06a,b Kryptonite-3 (K-3) integrated lock eliminated need for padlock; 18cm x 25cm x 4cm

2003.0234.06c, d Sample of integral lock and cover used on K-3 lock; 7cm x 4cm x 8cm

2003.0234.06e Bracket for attaching to bike to carry K-3 lock; 10cm x 3.2cm x 1.5cm

2003.0234.07a, b, c Kryptonite-4 (K-4) made of rod rather than flat steel; 27cm x 19.6cm

2003.0234.08a, b, c Motorcycle version of K-4 lock; 41.3cm x 22.3cm

2003.0234.09 Vinyl lock cover branded "Secur-a-Glide by Harley Davidson"; 28.5cm x 2.5cm d.

2003.0234.10a, b, c Die stamp for lock cam, example of cost saving part; small metal parts

2003.0234.11a Steel lock carrying bracket for attachment to bike, in retail package; 9.5cm x 7cm x 4cm

2003.0234.11b Plastic lock carrying bracket for attachment to bike, retail package; 8.5cm x 4.5cm x 4cm

2003.0234.11c Punched, flat steel plate to be formed into item .11a, bracket; 21cm x 7cm

2003.0234.12a, b, c "Velo Racer" lock; 18cm x 13.4cm

2003.0234.13a, b, c "Evolite" lock with cut-away to show lock mechanism; 25cm x 16cm

2003.0234.13d Sample of lock mechanism opening from side rather than end of cross arm; 7.5cm x 2cm d.

2003.0234.14a, b, c, d K-4 lock and bike bracket in retail package targeted to Mountain Bikers; 27.5cm x 19.7cm

2003.023415a, b, c Heavy weight lock branded "New York Lock"; 32.5cm x 16.5cm

2003.0234.16a, b, c Uncoated metal prototype of "New York Lock"; 27.5cm x 16.3cm

2003.0234.17a, b, c "New York Lock" in retail packaging; 25.5cm x 14cm

2003.0234.18a, b, c Heavy weight chain and Kryptonite EV Disc lock for motorcycle; chain 97cm x 3.7cm x 6cm; lock 9cm x 9.8cm

2003.0234.19a, b, c "Evolution 2000" lock with prototype titanium U bracket; 27.2cm x 16cm

2003.0234.19d Titanium U rod of lock tested to destruction; 60.7cm x 1.3cm d.

2003.0234.20a, b, c, d Computer parts manufactured by Zane family before manufacturing bike locks, 4 small, metal items
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the National Museum of American History by Michael Stuart Zane III and Elizabeth Zane on June 3, 2003.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Bicycle theft -- Prevention  Search this
Bicycles -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Locks and keys  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Business records -- 20th century
Awards
Bumper stickers
Correspondence -- 1970-2000
Press releases
Photographs -- 20th century
Newsletters
Oral history
Citation:
Kryptonite Lock Company Records, 1972-2003, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0840
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Kryptonite Lock Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0840
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Bunzel Calculating Machine

Maker:
Bunzel-Delton-Werk Fabrik...  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
steel (overall material)
wood (overall material)
slate (overall material)
german silver (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 16.2 cm x 50.4 cm x 21.2 cm; 6 3/8 in x 19 27/32 in x 8 11/32 in
Object Name:
calculating machine
Place made:
Austria: Vienna state, Vienna
Date made:
ca 1910
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Victor Comptometer Corporation
ID Number:
MA.323585
Catalog number:
323585
Accession number:
250163
Maker number:
5310
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Calculating Machines
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-29a3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_690679

Marchant Model A Standard Calculating Machine

Maker:
Marchant Calculating Machine Company, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
wood (overall material)
leather (overall material)
brass (overall material)
iron (overall material)
felt (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 16.3 cm x 40.5 cm x 28.3 cm; 6 13/32 in x 15 15/16 in x 11 5/32 in
Object Name:
calculating machine
Place made:
United States: California, Oakland
Date made:
ca 1918
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Edith R. Meggers
ID Number:
MA.335268
Accession number:
314637
Catalog number:
335268
Maker number:
5819/2126
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Calculating Machines
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-21df-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_690707
Online Media:

Suitcase

Physical Description:
cardboard (overall material)
plastic (handle material)
metal (buckles/lock material)
Measurements:
overall: 22 in x 13 1/4 in x 7 in; 55.88 cm x 33.655 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
suitcase
Credit Line:
Gift of Miljenko Grgich
ID Number:
2006.0157.01
Catalog number:
2006.0157.01
Accession number:
2006.0157
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Artifact Walls exhibit
Transportation
Family & Social Life
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-0e88-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1313523

Meissen tea kettle

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
hard-paste porcelain (overall material)
polychrome enamels and gold (overall color)
European flowers and emblems of war and the dance (overall style)
gilt bronze handle (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/2 in x 10 3/4 in x 8 in; 29.21 cm x 27.305 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
kettle, tea
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
1763-1774
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
ID Number:
1992.0427.12ab
Accession number:
1992.0427
Collector/donor number:
161
Catalog number:
1992.0427.12ab
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Domestic Furnishings
Art
The Hans C. Syz Collection
Meissen Porcelain: The Hans Syz Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-8bfb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1280746
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