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New Britain Industrial Museum
185 Main St, New Britain, CT 06051
The museum celebrates the industrial history of New Britain, which was nicknamed "Hardware City" due to the presence of The Stanley Works and other hardware manufacturers. The collection includes items from Stanley; Fafnir Bearing; Landers; Frary & Clark; American Hardware; and North & Judd. Stanley, now known as Stanley Black & Decker, was founded in 1843 as Stanley's Bolt Manufactory.