Community Bulletin Board
- Book Discussion: the History of Food in CT
- Upcoming Shows at The Palace Theater
- 'Sax For the Season' Concert ~December 20
- CT Police Chiefs Assoc. Honors Jeff Berger
- Waterbury Girls Club Seeks Alumnae
- Toy Drive at New Opportunities, Inc.
- Films on Civil Rights at Historical Society
- Waterbury Speed Skater trains for '18 Olympics
- 'Hearts for Holy Land' Raises $1,300
- Habitat for Humanity Announces New Director
- Food Network Winners Champion 'Dora's Hope'
- Miracle on 34th Street at Thomaston Opera House
The Big Three
Story By Raechel Guest
Photographs From Scovill Bulletin, Pictorial History Of Waterbury
The neglected north gate of American Brass as it looks now.
In the twentieth century, Waterbury’s brass industry was dominated by the “Big Three” — Scovill, Chase and Anaconda-American Brass. During the nineteenth century, the industry was largely comprised of small independent factories. Scovill was the first of the Big Three to become big, acquiring small specialized companies in order to diversify its product line and enhance its financial stability. Next came American Brass (later Anaconda-American Brass), which was created by the merger of several brass companies. Chase rounded out the trinity in 1913 with the consolidation of several companies owned by the Chase family.