My good friend, Ted Roth arranged a short tour for us at this amazing place. The buildings used to house the Winsted Hosiery which at one point was the largest hosiery manufacturer in the state. Now two of the main buildings are occupied by artists and the other two is currently being rebuilt. Among other uses they will be the home of the American Mural Project. Click here to learn more about this fascinating project
With my friend Ted Roth I have gone back to the old Farrel Co. building to take a few more pictures, possibly the last time. The company, one of the lucky one that survived the onslaught of globalization, moved to a new beautiful compound in the same town, Ansonia. There are still a few items ( plus the old buildings) left to photograph and we made the best of it in the freezing weather.
Yesterday’s trip was to Collinsville, Connecticut a nice, old town alongside the Farmington River. It was built around the Collins Company Axe Factory in the 19th century and quite a lots of the old buildings are still standing in relatively good condition. Found some really nice gears that they used for the dams
Here are a few pictures from the Farrel Corp site in Ansonia, Connecticut. It used to be one of the biggest manufacturing company in the state, but by now the global competition made a real dent in its size. Still the factory, now owned by HF Machinery Group is still churning out orders for machines for the plastic industry and its future seems bright. The pictures are from both the old parts, (that is not in use anymore ) and the working section of the factory.
We had the good fortune to get permission to photograph inside of the closed down section of Stanley Works Factory. Founded by Federick T. Stanley in 1843, originally a bolt and door hardware manufacturing company located in New Britain, Connecticut, was one of the biggest employer in the state . The complex is huge, we hope to get back many more times .