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The Russell & Erwin Manufacturing Company was founded in 1839 by Henry E. Russell, Cornelius B. Erwin, and Frederick T. Stanley. It manufactures door locks, padlocks, and other door hardware and it's headquarters were in New Britain, Connecticut (1839-1969) and Berlin, Connecticut (1969-present).

In 1902, it merged with the P. & F. Corbin Company, forming the American Hardware Corporation as a holding company. American was purchased by the Emhart Manufacturing Company in 1964, who reorganized Russell & Erwin as Russwin. It was sold to the Black & Decker Corporation in 1989 and in 1994, was sold to William Holdings PLC. In 2000, it was acquired by Assa Abloy AB.


  • Stanley, Russell & Company (1839-1840)
  • Matteson, Russell & Company (1840-1846)
  • Russell & Erwin (1846-1851)
  • Russell & Erwin Manufacturing Company (1851-1964)
  • Russwin Division (1964-1989)
  • Corbin-Russwin Division (1989-1993)
  • Corbin Russwin, Inc. (1993-present)


  • "Columbia" Pneumatic Door Check & Spring
  • Reverse Helicoid Tire Bolts
  • "Russwin" Food Cutters
  • "Russwin" Builders' Hardware
    • Door Closers
    • Door Escutcheons
    • Door Handles
    • Door Knobs
    • Liquid Door Checks
    • Night Latches