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Henry E. Russell

 
 
Henry E. Russell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
1. Henry E. Russell Marker
Inscription.
Henry E. Russell 1816 – 1893
A member of the Walnut Hill Park Company, Henry Russell was one of New Britain's leading industrialists of the nineteenth century. He is primarily remembered for his partnership in the Russell and Erwin Manufacturing Company, which produced builders' hardware. The original company was established in 1839 when Russell and Erwin became the sole partners, they established consistent procedures and policies, which enabled the company to become a giant of the industrial revolution. The company contributed to the World War I effort by producing military supplies. During World War II the company produced torpedoes, depth-charge equipment and mines.
 
Location. 41° 39.978′ N, 72° 47.207′ W. Marker is in New Britain, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Main Street and Cedar Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located in Walnut Hill Park, on the wall of the rotunda with the "Original Design of Walnut Hill Park" marker at its center. Marker is in this post office area: New Britain CT 06052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederick T. Stanley (here, next to this marker); Frederick H. North
Henry E. Russell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
2. Henry E. Russell Marker
The marker is second from the right.
(here, next to this marker); George M. Landers (here, next to this marker); Cornelius B. Erwin (here, next to this marker); William A. Churchill (here, next to this marker); Seth E. Case (here, next to this marker); Frederick Law Olmstead (here, next to this marker); Original Design of Walnut Hill Park (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in New Britain.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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