A Nod to Linus Yale /Yale/Yale%20US/about-yale/The%20Classic%20Yale%20Story_Yale%20Orig%20Showroom_524x224px.jpg Yale is one of the most highly recognized names in the security industry since 1840. Over the years there have been advances in materials and manufacturing, but the basic principle of Yale’s ingenious design remains unchanged. Most of the locks securing American homes today owe a nod to Linus Yale’s genius—a fact that makes Yale the most trusted name in locks.The Yale family was originally part of a group of immigrants from North Wales. One branch of the family went on to found the world-renowned Yale University in Connecticut in 1701, while another revolutionized the locking industry.Advertising and name recognition have long been a part of The Classic Yale Story. Our archive collection continues to grow and illustrates the strength of the company through photography and advertising.