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University of Connecticut University Libraries Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

All in a Day's Work:
Photographs of Women in Connecticut Industry from
Archives & Special Collections of the
University of Connecticut Libraries


Exhibit schedule


American Brass Company

Cheney Brother Silk Manufacturing Company

Farrel Company

New Britain Machine Company

New Haven Railroad

Thermos Company

Wauregan-Quinebaug Company



Farrel Company, Ansonia

Founded in 1848, the Farrel Company manufactured heavy machinery. In 1927 it merged with Birmingham Iron Foundry to become the Farrel-Birmingham Company, and then with Emhart Corporation in the 1980s. Today it is known once again as Farrel Corporation and its headquarter is still in Ansonia.

This photograph was likely taken during World War II, when men were off to fight and women temporarily took their places in the plants.

For more information about the Farrel Company Records, see the finding aid to the materials.

This page is maintained by L. Smith.