The Collins Company Plow Building

The Collins Company Plow Building (HM1RBF)

Location: Canton, CT 06019 Hartford County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 48.6', W 72° 55.367'

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This building was built in 1865. Here, plows were assembled, painted, labeled and stored. By 1870, the Collins Company was producing 100 plows a day.
The introduction of the tractor and gasoline powered farm equipment eventually made hand plowing obsolete. The Collins Company stopped making plows in 1930, though parts were still made. In 1924, the plow storage building was converted to a social hall, containing a reading room, luncheonette, a shooting gallery and bowling alleys.
In 1939, Collins Company employee Fred Widen started displaying his personal collection of antiques and oddities several times a year. "Fred Widen's Museum" became the forerunner of today's Canton Historical Society Museum.
Placed ByCanton Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 672545 N 4630766
Decimal Degrees41.81000000, -72.92278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 48.6', W 72° 55.367'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 48' 36" N, 72° 55' 22.02" W
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Area Code(s)860
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10-16 Front St, Canton CT 06019, US
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