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The Scovill Manufacturing company produced brass objects such as buttons, screws, and tools in Waterbury, Connecticut, from 1802 to 1956.
1839 The Scovills were the first to produce silvered plates for making daguerreotypes in the USA
1850 The Company was incorporated as Scovill Manufacturing Company to reflect the expansion into product lines such as brass lamps, munitions, fuses for artillery, some of the earliest cameras and plates as well as coin blanks for the US Mint.
1888 Several large American cameras made by Scovill Manufacturing Co were exhibited at the Crystal Palace photographic exhibition
1923 Striking design of laboratory at Waterbury, Connecticut associated with the brass foundry. The purpose-designed building covered mechanical testing, chemical analysis, metallography, pyrometry as well as some research with direct practical application, such as extrusion
By 1937 was offering gauges