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In 1945 the Bemiss-Jason Company's carton design genius Reg Meller developed a method of folding brittle glassine board and designed a tray corner lock that clicked when it snapped into place. The locks were called Klik-loks. The cartons — bakery trays, actually — were manually loaded one at a time onto a forming apparatus and hand-actuating turned the flat blanks into trays. It wasn't long before customers requested a faster method of forming trays. The Bemiss-Jason Company turned to Binn's Machine Works for assistance in creating a machine to automatically load and form trays. The first "Kliklok" automatic forming machine, the Model A, seen above, was installed in the Langendorf Bakery in San Francisco, and the rest, they say, is sweet history.

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Today, the entire Kliklok-Woodman family of packaging machines is packaging cookies, crackers, breads, donuts, muffins, cakes — all kinds of baked goods!

Vintage Videos - A Playlist

The word “cookie” is probably derived from the Dutch word “koekje”, which means small cake. New York used to be New Amsterdam, a Dutch colony. It was important to the development of the American lexicon and Dutch words were already integrated by the time the British took over. Watch the Videos! -->

Modern Videos - Another Playlist!

See full-length videos (usually about two minutes long) of the machines featured in the "70 Year Love Story" montage. Watch the Videos! →