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Bryant Electric Company, 1421 State Street, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, CT



B&W Photos

HB266401
View West Southwest Of Building 7 Showing Main Entrance To Offices; Management And Finance Offices Were Located Here; Building 23 Is At Right Of Photograph

HB266402
View South Of Buildings 29, 15, 21 Fronting On Hancock Ave.

HB266403
View North Northwest Of Courtyard; Building 21 At Left, Building 15 At Center Rear Of Photograph

HB266404
View West Of Courtyard And Building 21 From Roof Of Building 7

HB266405
View East Northeast Of Building 21, Intersection Of Hancock And Railroad Avenues; Building 18 Is At Extreme Right Of Photograph

HB266406
View Southwest Of Building 7 Main Office Entrance At State And Organ Streets

HB266407
View West Of Upper Floors Of Building 7, Organ Street

HB266408
View West Of Galvanized Wall; Fourth Floor Building 18

HB266409
View East Of Entrance To Courtyard And Loading Docks Through Building 21 On Hancock Avenue; Personnel Entrance Is At Left Of Photograph

HB266410
View East Of Factory Personnel Entrance; Building 21: Hancock Ave.

HB266411
View Northeast Of Bridge Between Building 15 At Left And Building 7 At Right Of Photograph

HB266412
View South Of Bridge Between Building 7 At Left And Building 15 At Right Of Photograph

HB266413
View East Of Window Details; Basement And 1st Floor Of Building 7

HB266414
View North Of Galvanized Wall; 4th Floor Building 7

HB266415
Close Up Of Galvanized Wall; 4th Floor Building 7

HB266416
Interior View South Of 4th Floor Building 21

HB266417
View North Of 1st Floor Building 7 Interior

HB266418
View North Second Floor Building 7

HB266419
View Northwest Of Interior Of Building 29

HB266420
View South Southwest On 3rd Floor Building 7; Mosaic Floor & Slate Stairs

HB266421
View South Of Oak Door On 3rd Floor Of Office Entrance; Building 7

HB266422
View North Northwest Of Window On 4th Floor Office Entrance Lobby

HB266423
View South Of Time Station; Second Floor Building 7

HB266424
Post & Beam Joint Connector; Building 23 2nd Floor

HB266425
Post & Beam Joint Connector; Building 18 1st Floor

HB266426
View Of Cut Away Floor Building 23 2nd Floor Showing Typical Mill Construction (section Of Floor Contaminated With Hazardous Material Was Removed For Disposal)

HB266427
View South Southwest Of Platform Scale - Basement Of Building 7

HB266428
View North Northwest Of Dc Motor Generator Sets; Basement Of Building 7

HB266429
Test Stand Current Transformers On 4th Floor Of Building 7

HB266430
Early Bryant Service Entrance Enclosure; Cast Iron C

HB266431
Early Bryant Service Entrance - Open Showing Fuse Holders C

HB266432
Typical Bryant Items From The 1930s; Top Row Left To Right: Porcelain Cased Switch, Rotary Switch, Shorting Plug To Bypass Fuse; Second Row: Brass Incandescent Lamp Surface Receptacle, Incandescent Lampholder With Adapter For Glass Globe; Third Row: Porce

HB266433
Display Board; Sample Of Wiring Devices Made In The 1960s


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Item Title


Location
1421 State Street, Bridgeport, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-155
Significance: Electric service to private residences was uncommon when Waldo Calvin Bryant started a company to manufacture and sell wiring devices and electrical hardware in 1880. Bryant invented an "Improved Electric Switch or Cut-Out" and was granted U.S. patent No. 391,943. The company's first product was a switch which encased live electrical contacts and allowed the safe use of electricity in residences. Bryant formed a corporation, The Bryant Electric Company, on October 30, 1888 to capitalize on his invention. The company was acquired by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1901, added a variety of wiring devices to its product line and became a major manufacturer and supplier to the electrical trade.

Subjects
Manufacturing


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW WEST SOUTHWEST OF BUILDING 7 SHOWING MAIN ENTRANCE TO OFFICES; MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE OFFICES WERE LOCATED HERE; BUILDING 23 IS AT RIGHT OF PHOTOGRAPH
2. VIEW SOUTH OF BUILDINGS 29, 15, 21 FRONTING ON HANCOCK AVE.
3. VIEW NORTH NORTHWEST OF COURTYARD; BUILDING 21 AT LEFT, BUILDING 15 AT CENTER REAR OF PHOTOGRAPH
4. VIEW WEST OF COURTYARD AND BUILDING 21 FROM ROOF OF BUILDING 7
5. VIEW EAST NORTHEAST OF BUILDING 21, INTERSECTION OF HANCOCK AND RAILROAD AVENUES; BUILDING 18 IS AT EXTREME RIGHT OF PHOTOGRAPH
6. VIEW SOUTHWEST OF BUILDING 7 MAIN OFFICE ENTRANCE AT STATE AND ORGAN STREETS
7. VIEW WEST OF UPPER FLOORS OF BUILDING 7, ORGAN STREET
8. VIEW WEST OF GALVANIZED WALL; FOURTH FLOOR BUILDING 18
9. VIEW EAST OF ENTRANCE TO COURTYARD AND LOADING DOCKS THROUGH BUILDING 21 ON HANCOCK AVENUE; PERSONNEL ENTRANCE IS AT LEFT OF PHOTOGRAPH
10. VIEW EAST OF FACTORY PERSONNEL ENTRANCE; BUILDING 21: HANCOCK AVE.
11. VIEW NORTHEAST OF BRIDGE BETWEEN BUILDING 15 AT LEFT AND BUILDING 7 AT RIGHT OF PHOTOGRAPH
12. VIEW SOUTH OF BRIDGE BETWEEN BUILDING 7 AT LEFT AND BUILDING 15 AT RIGHT OF PHOTOGRAPH. BUILDING 29 IS AT EXTREME RIGHT OF PHOTOGRAPH
13. VIEW EAST OF WINDOW DETAILS; BASEMENT AND 1ST FLOOR OF BUILDING 7
14. VIEW NORTH OF GALVANIZED WALL; 4TH FLOOR BUILDING 7
15. CLOSE UP OF GALVANIZED WALL; 4TH FLOOR BUILDING 7
16. INTERIOR VIEW SOUTH OF 4TH FLOOR BUILDING 21
17. VIEW NORTH OF 1ST FLOOR BUILDING 7 INTERIOR
18. VIEW NORTH SECOND FLOOR BUILDING 7
19. VIEW NORTHWEST OF INTERIOR OF BUILDING 29
20. VIEW SOUTH SOUTHWEST ON 3RD FLOOR BUILDING 7; MOSAIC FLOOR & SLATE STAIRS
21. VIEW SOUTH OF OAK DOOR ON 3RD FLOOR OF OFFICE ENTRANCE; BUILDING 7
22. VIEW NORTH NORTHWEST OF WINDOW ON 4TH FLOOR OFFICE ENTRANCE LOBBY
23. VIEW SOUTH OF TIME STATION; SECOND FLOOR BUILDING 7
24. POST & BEAM JOINT CONNECTOR; BUILDING 23 2ND FLOOR
25. POST & BEAM JOINT CONNECTOR; BUILDING 18 1ST FLOOR
26. VIEW OF CUT AWAY FLOOR BUILDING 23 2ND FLOOR SHOWING TYPICAL MILL CONSTRUCTION (SECTION OF FLOOR CONTAMINATED WITH HAZARDOUS MATERIAL WAS REMOVED FOR DISPOSAL)
27. VIEW SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF PLATFORM SCALE - BASEMENT OF BUILDING 7
28. VIEW NORTH NORTHWEST OF DC MOTOR GENERATOR SETS; BASEMENT OF BUILDING 7
29. TEST STAND CURRENT TRANSFORMERS ON 4TH FLOOR OF BUILDING 7
30. EARLY BRYANT SERVICE ENTRANCE ENCLOSURE; CAST IRON C. 1910
31. EARLY BRYANT SERVICE ENTRANCE - OPEN SHOWING FUSE HOLDERS C. 1910
32. TYPICAL BRYANT ITEMS FROM THE 1930S; TOP ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: PORCELAIN CASED SWITCH, ROTARY SWITCH, SHORTING PLUG TO BYPASS FUSE; SECOND ROW: BRASS INCANDESCENT LAMP SURFACE RECEPTACLE, INCANDESCENT LAMPHOLDER WITH ADAPTER FOR GLASS GLOBE; THIRD ROW: PORCELAIN BASE ROTARY SWITCH, APPLIANCE BREAKER WITH COVER REMOVED, APPLIANCE BREAKER
33. DISPLAY BOARD; SAMPLE OF WIRING DEVICES MADE IN THE 1960S


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