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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

Thermos Company

The American Thermos Bottle Company, manufacturer of vacuum-insulated bottles and lunch kits, built a plant in Norwich in 1912 and another plant in the Taftville section of Norwich in 1946. By the 1960s Thermos was Norwich's largest employer, with 1200 workers in the two plants. After Household International Inc. bought the company in 1969 they gradual moved production to the southern United States and abroad, and both plants were closed by the mid-1980s.

Sport teams

Company baseball team, undated
Company softball team, undated.
Baseball team, date unknown.
Ladies softball team, date unknown.
Ladies softball team with coach, ca. 1950s Member of the Ladies softball team preparing for a game, ca. 1950s.
Ladies softball team with coach, ca. 1950s.
Member of the Ladies softball team preparing for a game, ca. 1950s.
Men's basketball team, ca. 1950s. Member of the men's basketball team, ca. 1950s.
Men's basketball team, ca. 1950s.
Member of the men's basketball team, ca. 1950s.
Member of the men's basketball team, ca. 1950s. Men's basketball team, ca. 1950s.
Member of the men's basketball team, ca. 1950s.
Men's basketball team, ca. 1950s.
Company employees at a roller-skating rink, ca. 1950s. Company employees playing volleyball, ca. 1940s-1950s.
Company employees at a roller-skating rink, ca. 1950s.
Company employees playing volleyball, ca. 1940s-1950s.

More photographs...of Thermos Company parties


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Exhibit schedule

Introduction

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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