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Return to Farrel Co. on December 21 2016

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 …

Collinsville, Farmington River

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  

At the Farrel Factory

Farrel Corp

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 …

Busted

Stanley Works, New Britain

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 …