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[[File:Bridgeportbrasslogo3.JPG|thumb|261x261px]]The '''Bridgeport Brass Company '''was founded on November 2, 1865 by Daniel W. Kissam, John Davol and Samuel R. Wilmot in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Its industry was brass products and its headquarters were in Bridgeport, Connecticut (1865-1980) and Indianapolis, Indiana (1980-1988).
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The '''Bridgeport Brass Company '''was founded on November 2, 1865 by Daniel W. Kissam, John Davol and Samuel R. Wilmot in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Its industry was brass products and its headquarters were in Bridgeport, Connecticut (1865-1980) and Indianapolis, Indiana (1980-1988). It was acquired by the [[National Distillers & Chemical Corporation]] in 1961. The Bridgeport plant was shut down in 1980 and the company was reorganized as the Bridgeport Brass Corporation in 1984. In 1986, the company was sold to [[SerVass Investment Inc.]], and in 1988 to the [[Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation|Olin Corporation]] who implemented it into its [[Olin Brass Corporation]].
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[[File:Bridgebrassplant.png|thumb|300x300px]]It was acquired by the [[National Distillers & Chemical Corporation]] in 1961. The Bridgeport plant was shut down in 1980 and the company was reorganized as the Bridgeport Brass Corporation in 1984. In 1986, the company was sold to [[SerVass Investment Inc.]], and in 1988 to the [[Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation|Olin Corporation]] who implemented it into its [[Olin Brass Corporation]].[[File:Bbco.JPG|thumb|162x162px]]
 
===<u>'''PLANTS'''</u>===
   
=== '''PLANTS''' ===
 
 
* Bridgeport, Connecticut
 
* Bridgeport, Connecticut
 
* Bryan, Ohio
 
* Bryan, Ohio
 
* Mitchell, Indiana
 
* Mitchell, Indiana
   
=== '''COMPANY NAMES''' ===
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===<u>'''COMPANY NAMES'''</u>===
Bridgeport Brass Company (1865-1984)
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* Bridgeport Brass Company (1865-1984)
 
* Bridgeport Brass Corporation (1984-1988)
 
 
=== <u>'''PRODUCTS'''</u> ===
Bridgeport Brass Corporation (1984-1988)
 
 
*"Bridgeport" Automobile Tire Pumps
 
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*"Bridgeport" Bicycle & Motorcycle Pumps
=== '''PRODUCTS''' ===
 
 
* "Plumrite" Brass Pipe
* Bridgeport Bicycle & Motorcycle Pumps
 
 
* "Search-Light" Gas Lamps
* Plumrite Brass Pipe
 
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* "Stapley" Automobile Tire Pumps
* "Search-Light" Gas Lamp
 
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==='''<u>ADVERTISEMENTS</u>'''===
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Bridgeportbrass.JPG|''The Automobile Trade Directory'' (July 1910)
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Bridgeportbrass3.PNG|''The Hardware Reporter'' (Feb. 28, 1913)
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Bridgebrass4.png|''Motor West'' (April 15, 1922)
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Bridgeportbrass2.PNG|''Building Age & National Builder'' (December 1925)
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Bridgeportbrass5.png|''Hardware Age'' (July 22, 1954)
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</gallery>
 
[[Category:Companies founded in 1865]]
 
[[Category:Companies founded in 1865]]
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[[Category:Companies of Connecticut]]
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[[Category:Companies of Bridgeport, CT.]]
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[[Category:Companies of Indiana]]
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[[Category:Companies of Indianapolis, IN.]]
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[[Category:Cuspidors & Spittoons]]
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[[Category:Telephone & Clock Bells]]
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[[Category:Tire Pumps]]

Revision as of 03:13, 8 November 2021

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The Bridgeport Brass Company was founded on November 2, 1865 by Daniel W. Kissam, John Davol and Samuel R. Wilmot in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Its industry was brass products and its headquarters were in Bridgeport, Connecticut (1865-1980) and Indianapolis, Indiana (1980-1988).

Bridgebrassplant.png

It was acquired by the National Distillers & Chemical Corporation in 1961. The Bridgeport plant was shut down in 1980 and the company was reorganized as the Bridgeport Brass Corporation in 1984. In 1986, the company was sold to SerVass Investment Inc., and in 1988 to the Olin Corporation who implemented it into its Olin Brass Corporation.

Bbco.JPG

PLANTS

  • Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Bryan, Ohio
  • Mitchell, Indiana

COMPANY NAMES

  • Bridgeport Brass Company (1865-1984)
  • Bridgeport Brass Corporation (1984-1988)

PRODUCTS

  • "Bridgeport" Automobile Tire Pumps
  • "Bridgeport" Bicycle & Motorcycle Pumps
  • "Plumrite" Brass Pipe
  • "Search-Light" Gas Lamps
  • "Stapley" Automobile Tire Pumps

ADVERTISEMENTS