Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT - Local History Photos

The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT has displays of locally produced metal and rubber products. Waterbury is home to Charles Goodyear who invented vulcanized rubber. Waterbury also stamped out much of early America's brass parts comprising clock gears, lamp burners, pins, and buttons (featured in a large button collection gallery).

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Mattatuck Museum occupies former Masonic Temple & new building. Waterbury, CT.History gallery design at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Bust of Charles Goodyear, vulcanized rubber in Naugatuck in 1842 at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Rubber doll made from vulcanized rubber at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Mattatuck Museum (144 W Main St.) occupies former Masonic Temple (1912-14) & new building (1986). Waterbury, CT. Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli.History gallery design at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Bust of Charles Goodyear, vulcanized rubber in Naugatuck in 1842 at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Rubber doll (1865) made from vulcanized rubber at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Rubber boot shop sign from Goodyear Rubber Shoe firm of Naugatuck, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Desk of hard rubber showcased Goodyear's vulcanization at Crystal Palace in London & in Paris at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Details of hard rubber desk by Charles Goodyear at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Gate carved with farming images by Hobart Victory Welton at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Rubber boot shop sign from Goodyear Rubber Shoe firm of Naugatuck, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Desk of hard rubber (c1851) showcased Goodyear's vulcanization at Crystal Palace in London (1851) & in Paris (1855) at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Details of hard rubber desk (c1851) by Charles Goodyear at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Gate carved with farming images (c1875) by Hobart Victory Welton at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Marble bust of Aaron Benedict by Truman Howe Bartlett at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Oil lamp made by Plume & Atwood of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Kerosene brass lamp burners made by Waterbury industries at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Plates for photography, tokens, & other brass objects by companies of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Marble bust of Aaron Benedict (1864) by Truman Howe Bartlett at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Oil lamp (1905) made by Plume & Atwood of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Kerosene brass lamp burners (after 1850s) made by Waterbury industries at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Plates for photography, tokens, & other brass objects by companies of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Brass clock movement by Waterbury Clock Co. at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Brass industry of Waterbury, CT exhibit at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Mantle clock at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Mantle clock by Mark Leavenworth & Co., Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Brass clock movement (1890) by Waterbury Clock Co. at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Brass industry of Waterbury, CT exhibit at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Mantle clock at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Mantle clock by Mark Leavenworth & Co., Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Clock industry of Waterbury, CT exhibit at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Waterbury metal industry equipment at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Button backing machine at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Multi-transfer press to draw metal products from strip metal at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Clock industry of Waterbury, CT exhibit at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Waterbury metal industry equipment at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Button backing machine (c1875) at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Multi-transfer press (1950) to draw metal products from strip metal at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Pin-making machine at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Waterbury metal industry painting at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Art Deco metal tableware collection by Chase Brass & Copper Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Art Deco chrome Taurex Uneven Candlesticks by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Pin-making machine (c1864) at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Waterbury metal industry painting at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Art Deco metal tableware collection ( 1930s) by Chase Brass & Copper Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Art Deco chrome Taurex Uneven Candlesticks (1933-37) by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Art Deco metal tray by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Art Deco metal coffee service by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Art Deco metal tray & serving dishes by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Art Deco multi-level metal trays by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Art Deco metal tray ( 1930s) by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Art Deco metal coffee service ( 1930s) by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Art Deco metal tray & serving dishes ( 1930s) by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Art Deco multi-level metal trays ( 1930s) by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Art Deco metal covered dishes by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Art Deco metal tableware collection by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Metalwork cat sculpture at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Hamilton Beach Mixer by Scovill Manuf. Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Art Deco metal covered dishes ( 1930s) by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Art Deco metal tableware collection ( 1930s) by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Metalwork cat sculpture at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Hamilton Beach Mixer (1938) by Scovill Manuf. Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Diamond Ginger Ale cooler of Waterbury, CT under bread sign at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Toy collection at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Sample case of buttons at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Gold button embossed with image of George Washington made in Waterbury, CT presented to Lafayette at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Diamond Ginger Ale cooler (c1940s) of Waterbury, CT under bread sign at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Toy collection at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Sample case of buttons (1852) at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Gold button embossed with image of George Washington (1824) made in Waterbury, CT presented to Lafayette at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Button Gallery within Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Button Gallery collection at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Antique buttons in Button Gallery at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Antique buttons in Button Gallery at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Button Gallery within Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Button Gallery collection at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Antique buttons in Button Gallery at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Antique buttons in Button Gallery at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Antique buttons in Button Gallery at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Antique buttons in Button Gallery at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Antique buttons in Button Gallery at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Antique buttons in Button Gallery at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Antique buttons in Button Gallery at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Antique buttons in Button Gallery at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Antique buttons in Button Gallery at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Antique buttons in Button Gallery at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Mounted button boards exhibited at World's Expositions in Philadelphia & Paris at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Detail of button display exhibited at Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.

Mounted button boards exhibited at World's Expositions in Philadelphia (1876) & Paris (1878) at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Detail of button display (1876) exhibited at Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.


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