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Old 01-25-2019, 09:59 AM   #1
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Default Union Hardware Co of Torrington, Conn.

I have a powder and shot measure made by the Union (edited) Hardware Co, of Torrington, Conn. I've googled all the companies in Torrington. They are obviously long gone.

Besides making these wooden handled powder and shot measure tools, does anyone know what else they may have made in the shooting sports equipment? Any one know the history of this company?
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You might contact Dave Suponski about that. He has a really good knowledge of such companies that were located in Connecticut.





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Allen,
I grew up in that area but I'm not familiar with United. Could you be referring to Union Hardware in Torrington? They were well known for their many small cast products.
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Yes, I meant Union Hardware. Thanks. My bad. I've edited my original post above to correct the initial error
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Union Hardware was around for a very long time. Try the Torrington Historical Society. They might be able to tell you more about the company. Good luck.
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Besides making these wooden handled powder and shot measure tools, does anyone know what else they may have made in the shooting sports equipment? Any one know the history of this company?
other than reloading equipment - and sporting not shooting

they also made bamboo flyrods - often trade rods - a search on the classic (Clarks) rod board will find examples

http://classicflyrodforum.com/forum/...ington#p745106
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other than reloading equipment - and sporting not shooting

they also made bamboo flyrods - often trade rods - a search on the classic (Clarks) rod board will find examples

http://classicflyrodforum.com/forum/...ington#p745106
I picked up a bamboo flyrod made by them back in the fall. Itís a nice casting rod. Now I just need to pick up a reel from them, since none of mine seat properly.
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If you had a pulse, and lived in Torrington, you either worked for The Torrington Co (Later owned by Fafnir) or Union Hardware.
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They were also one of the suppliers of bamboo rods for LL Bean. The Bean fly rods were outsourced to various makers, Union Hardware being one of them. They are not as valued as a Bean rod made by say, Phillipson.
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