Monday, April 15, 2013

Road Trip

Collinsville, CT is a section of Canton, CT.  I took a drive with my daughter-in-law to do some antiquing at an antiques mall on the Farmington River.  The mall was in part of the old Collins Company a now defunct axe and machete producer.
 The Collins Company was built in 1826 by Samuel and David Collins and their cousin William Wells.
 At one point in time the company prospered and they built housing for their employees, a bank, a church, an hotel and stores.  The also purchased a powerhouse that I'll show tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, a big old place. There must have been a big demand for their instruments back then. We might have had some of their machetes at Heifer Ranch. It is fun to chop with a sharp one.