Date of Award




Degree Name

Master of Arts in Economics and Sociology



Chief Instructor

J.A Maxwell


buttons, manufacturing, Scovill Manufacturing Company, Waterbury, Connecticut, Scovill Brass Works, manufacturers, fasteners, Abel Porter and Company, James Mitchell Lamson Scovill


This is a case study in business problems, procedure and policy, 1802 to 1852, based upon the operation of several partnerships which were succeeded by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut. Data are drawn primarily from correspondence, accounts, and other business records. The development is pictures in broad sweep, 1802-1852, with greatest detail for the years 1827-1840. These fourteen years cover a period of very rapid progress which was made possible by bringing English workmen, processes and machinery to this country.


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