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Fafnir Bearing Plant, Bounded on North side by Myrtle Street, on South s, New Britain, Hartford County, CT



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Location
on South s, New Britain, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-159
Building/structure dates: 1880 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1903 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1907 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1915 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1918 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1925 subsequent work
Significance: Fafnir Bearing Company was one of a half-dozen ball bearing manufacturers that dominated world production of ball bearings in the first half of the twentieth century. Fafnir made several important contributions to ball bearing manufacture including patents for wide inner ring bearings, self-aligning pillow blocks, and self-locking cam collars.

Related Names
Hart, Howard S.
Harty, Drew, Photographer
Mayer, Dan, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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