The Toolbox of America




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Friday, Nov 15, 2019 - 12:00 PM

THE TOOLBOX OF AMERICA explores the innovations that one family brought to manufacturing in America, and the transformation of one New England city that emerged during the 19th and 20th centuries as the "Hardware Capital of the World." By the early 20th century, New Britain, Connecticut had become the nexus of manufacturing in America. Post-WWII, there were at least nine large hardware companies based in this industrial city, and according to the Hartford Courant, employing at least 15,000 people, and paying $75 million in mostly local wages (more than $700 million in today's dollars). D
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