Fred Locke U-941c

By Mike Spadafora; posted December 16, 2017

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This very early odd stile was produced in the 1898 - 1899 time frame by Fred Locke at his new Victor factory . It is a twice fired unit made at the time the victor factory was doing septate bisk and gloss firings . A technique that ended in 1900. This stile was apparently marketed for use on street railways having a 1 3/8 " pinhole . Only a handful of these have surfaced, some in a dig near Fred Locke's home and two were found at an industrial site in Ottawa, Ontario . Evidently the design was neither popular nor successful . I am very happy to have just added this piece to my collection !