New Britain Connecticut is a unique place. Beautiful parks, (Walnut Hill is my favorite), great polish food, Capitol Lunch hot dogs, Avery’s Soda, birthplace of my wife and number one son, and of course a rich industrial heritage.
Which leads me to today’s patent from 1929 by John B. Freysinger and his design for a belt buckle. I think this may have been patented when he worked for North and Judd in New Britain. North and Judd started manufacturing in 1812, over time becoming a large manufacturer of items including buckles, clasps, equestrian hardware and much more.
North and Judd actually had a relationship with William F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody during the days of his traveling Wild West Show, supplying his show with horse bits and what not. Check out this pic of Buffalo Bill in New Britain: Yes New Britain….