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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

New Britain Machine Company

The New Britain Machine Company of New Britain -- Connecticut's "Hardware City" -- was formed in 1895 to produce steam engines but by the 1930s was better known for their production of bar and chucking machines, hand tools and precision products. During World War II the company produced anti-aircraft guns and other armaments to contribute to the war effort. The company was purchased by Litton Industries in 1972, which was later taken over by Stanley Works.

New Britain Machine Company basketball team, 1919-1920

New Britain Machine Company basketball team, 1920-1921
Company basketball team, 1919-1920.
Company basketball team, 1920-1921.


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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