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

Workers at Play: Baseball Teams, Bowling Leagues, Company Picnics and Amateur Nights

An online exhibit of images from the Connecticut Business History Collections in Archives & Special Collections of the University of Connecticut Libraries

Farrel Company

Founded in 1848, the Farrel Company of Ansonia, Connecticut, 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’ headquarters is still in Ansonia.

Farrel Company baseball team, 1924

Farrel Company employee outing, 1911
Company baseball team, 1924.
Company outing, July 1911.


Exhibit schedule


American Brass Company

Bristol Brass Company

Farrel Company

Hartford Electric Light Company

New Britain Machine Company

Sargent & Company

Southern New England Telephone Company

Thermos Company

Wauregan-Quinebaug Company

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