Preserving an Industrial Legend
Thorval J. Lockwood (or T.J. as he was called) was once an ambitious farmer dedicated to finding a way to help farmers of Nebraska better tend to their crops, especially potatoes. T.J. invented numerous machines for different crops and farming areas, always working to make each machine better. As the machinery spread across the region, new plants were built until soon, there were plants across the nation and into other countries.
This collection has been instrumental in assisting in Lockwood equipment restorations and the education of the development of the potato industry.
Our archival collection features employee scrapbooks, company photographs and negatives, employee photographs, business documents, equipment manuals, sales fliers, and other advertising media.