Illinois Lock Company was founded in 1930 on Taylor street on the west side of Chicago. The company spent 30 years there before its move to our current location in Wheeling, Illinois in 1960.
In 1965 Illinois Lock was purchased by The Eastern Company. The Eastern Company is a 140 year old manufacturer of proprietary locks and other security devices with seven manufacturing locations in the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico and the Pacific Rim.
In September 2006 The Eastern Company purchased Royal Lock Corporation. The purchase allows each division to utilize the others offshore manufacturing facilities adding many new capabilites. Existing and new products from both companies can be offered to all current and future customers.
Another Division of Eastern is CCL Security Products, formerly known as Corbin Cabinet Lock. CCL celebrated its 120th year anniversary in the year 2002. CCL is a manufacturer and supplier of Padlocks, Cabinet Door Locks, Desk Drawer Locks, Cam Locks, Electrical Panel Board Locks, Enclosure Locks and other specialty lock products. CCL is also known as the originator of the Sesamee Brand 4-wheel combination lock. Sesamee Combination Locks have solid brass internal parts and are available in a variety of styles featuring both solid brass and case hardened steel shackles.