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The Waterbury Farrel Foundry & Machine Company was founded on April 27, 1880 by Edward C. Lewis, taking over the Waterbury operation of the Farrel Foundry & Machine Company, established in 1851. Its industry was hydraulic machinery and rolling mill equipment and its headquarters were in Waterbury, Connecticut (1880-1960) and Cheshire, Connecticut (1960-1985).

In 1958, the firm was acquired by Textron, Inc. and was operated as the Waterbury Farrel Division. Its operations were moved to Cheshire, Connecticut in 1960, and its machinery and equipment in Waterbury were acquired by the Turner & Seymour Manufacturing Company in 1960.

The division was sold to Donald C. Hoodes, a California investor, in 1985 and renamed the Jones & Lamson Machine Company (J&L had been a unit under the Waterbury Farrel division since its acquisition by Textron in 1964. It had moved its corporate offices from Springfield, VT. to Cheshire in 1984). The firm changed its name to Jones & Lamson Waterbury Farrel Corporation in 1988. Jones & Lamson sold its product lines to the newly-formed Waterbury Farrel Technologies, Inc. in 1993. In 1994, it purchased Wean Canada Ltd., based in Brampton, Ontario, and changed its name to Waterbury Farrel Technologies, Ltd. The Cheshire plant shut down in 1995 and Waterbury Farrel continued operations from its Brampton plant. Since 2001, it has been known as Waterbury Farrel, Inc. and is a division of Magnum Integrated Technologies, Inc.

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