Billings & Spencer Company (1893)

July 20th, 2009 Posted in Hartford, Industrial, Romanesque Revival


Charles Billings and Christopher Spencer were former employees at the Colt Armory who started their own drop-forging shop in Hartford’s Frog Hollow neighborhood in 1872. The Billings & Spencer Company became an important manufacturer of tools. The 1893 Billings & Spencer Company building, at the corner of Russ and Lawrence Streets in Hartford, features a distinctive Romanesque Revival office tower. The building was adapted in the 1980s for use as an apartment building, which is owned by the Melville Charitable Trust.

  1. 4 Responses to “Billings & Spencer Company (1893)”

  2. By sandra baker on May 30, 2011

    Sending one more time in hopes you will take time to contact me…I hate to throw such great material in the trash

    I am a longtime Vintage paper Dealer who sells to Corporations, Museums and Private Collectors. I have acquired a large collection of wonderful Advertising on Billings and Spencer…..from all eras and publications…. . going back to the early days of the Company,.Many of the Companies I deal with collect this fine material for their Archives., frame for offices and/or sell at Trade Shows. My 60 plus customers include International Paper, Phelps Dodge, Corvette, Four Roses, South Bend Lathe and Mack Truck.

    I would like to send you a few items to look over before you purchase…your only obligation is to email me when you have decided what you wish to do. I have done business this way for 30 plus years and it has worked well….you get to view the actual material and I save making lengthy lists.If you like what you see, as soon as I receive payment, I will send more

    Please email me even if you have no interest so I may offer to others…

    Thank you for your time.

    Sandra Baker
    Searsport, Maine

  3. By Daniel on May 30, 2011

    I have no connection to Billings & Spencer.

  4. By john o'hara on Jun 30, 2012

    …i have a old billings and spencer co. 3/8 open-end, bottle opener combination wrench. it has the b in the triangle on the bottle opener end…i would like to know how old this wrence…sincere thanks…john o’hara

  5. By J Howard on Apr 24, 2013

    My grt Uncle worked there.

Post a Comment