The inventor that started it all: 100 years of Schlage.

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The inventor that started it all: 100 years of Schlage.

By emily.bailey

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Walter Schlage

It is with that pride that we gladly present “The Story Behind Schlage: The Inventor and the Businessman.”

 

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Few things seem more commonplace than door knobs and locks. This wasn’t always the case, though, and Schlage is proud to be among the trailblazers in home security and door hardware design. It is with that pride that we gladly present “The Story Behind Schlage: The Inventor and the Businessman.”

 

Highlighting the early days of Schlage, the video below shines a light on our namesake, Walter Schlage, and his spirit of innovation. Walter’s motivation – find simple solutions to problems hidden in plain sight – continues to drive what we do today.

 

Since pioneering the first push-button lock in 1920 to the high-tech mobile solutions of today, our passion for door hardware is why we strive to keep you, and what matters most to you, secure. For 100 years, our legacy of continuous improvement, attention to detail and obsession with thoughtful innovation has provided you with peace of mind and solutions for a life and job made simpler. Some may say a lock is just a lock, but we’ve spent a century unlocking opportunity. Together, we’ll be opening more than just doors in the next 100 years.

 

Schlage 100th anniversary photos

 

Find more Schlage history and help celebrate our 100th anniversary at schlage.com/100.

 

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