MIDDLETOWN CONNECTICUT

 Hall Brothers

Tool Makers of
Middletown, Connecticut

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Hall Brothers File Works (John W. & Edward C.)

Hall, John W. & Co. (Wm S. Reynolds) Dissolved 1867.

Wm A. Clark replaced Reynolds.

Hall & West (A. N.)

Tools Made: Files and rasps.

Working Dates: 1865-1902+

          Ref. 52 states the company was started in 1866 as the J. W. Hall & Co. In 1869 it was Hall & West, located at 4 S. Main Street.  Map G. In 1872 E. C. Hall, a brother of John W., became a partner in the concern, under the present firm name. The works started in the old dye house of the Pameacha Manufacturing Company, 4 South Main Street part of Wilcox-Crittenden. Most of the files made here were sold directly to large shops or manufactories.

     From Ref. 55:

        J. W. Hall & Co. manufacturing files, of which they turn out 250 dozens per month, part of which are re-cut.

        Use up 8100 worth of steel per month; employ 9 persons, and do a business of about 87,000 per year.

An 1877 map of Middletown by O. H. Bailey & Co. had an ad by Hall.

Hall Brothers manufactures of hand-cut cast-steel files. 4 South Main Street. Established 1866.

 

From Ref. 14 Page 103-4

 

       "Hall Brothers' File Works.—In 1865 J. W. Hall & Co. established this industry in the old dye house of

        the Pameacha Manufacturing Company, now owned by Wilcox, Crittenden & Co. At first, but two hands were

        engaged in the work, which was principally recutting files. The business increased, and in 1872 E. C. Hall, a

        brother of J. W., became a partner in the concern, under the present firm name. The business has continued

         gradually but steadily to increase, and the manufacture of new files has become a considerably large department of

        the work. Twelve hands are now employed here, and a large amount of work is turned out. Most of the files

        made here are sold directly to large shops or manufactories that use them. This firm has recently established a shop

        in New Britain, Connecticut, with a capacity equal to the one here."

Ad from the 1898 Connecticut Business Directory.

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References:   14, 52, 55    Back Home

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