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New Britain in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

William B. Stanley

 
 
William B. Stanley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
1. William B. Stanley Marker
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William B. Stanley
William Stanley was one of New Britain's earliest and most progressive manufacturers. Stanley, in partnership with his brother, Frederick Stanley, began the manufacture of door locks in New Britain in 1831 – the first manufactured in this country. In 1830 the Stanley brothers purchased and installed the first steam engine in New Britain and probably the entire state. William Stanley later joined with brother Frederick and other investors to incorporate The Stanley Works. He was also one of the original shareholders of the Walnut Hill Park Company.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
 
Location. 41° 39.978′ N, 72° 47.218′ 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. Located in Walnut Hill Park, on the wall of the rotunda with the "Original Design of Walnut Hill Park" marker at its center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Britain CT 06052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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William B. Stanley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
2. William B. Stanley Marker
The marker is left of center, between the two missing plaques.
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elise Traut (here, next to this marker); Darius Miller (here, next to this marker); Original Design of Walnut Hill Park (here, next to this marker); Frederick T. Stanley (a few steps from this marker); Henry E. Russell (a few steps from this marker); George M. Landers (a few steps from this marker); William A. Churchill (a few steps from this marker); Cornelius B. Erwin (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Britain.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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