Management problems and procedures of a manufacturing enterprise, 1802-1852: A case study of the origin of the Scovill Manufacturing Company

Theodore F. Marburg, Clark University


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.