WWI Industry


WWI Industry


The industry in Connecticut directly related to war production.


Chris Menapace


Chris Menapace

Collection Items

Propaganda poster
A propaganda poster emphasizing the importance of factory jobs during World War 1.

Anti-Aircraft Gun
The only anti-aircraft gun built for the United States army during World War 1. It was designed and built by the New Britain Machine Company.

Students making Gas Masks
New Britain High School students building gas masks for soldiers during World War 1.

Worker Training
Factory workers at Stanley Workers in New Britain, CT train to build war materials for World War 1.

BAR magazine
A Browning Automatic Rifle Magazine produced at Stanley Works in New Britain, CT for soldiers in the US army during World War 1.

WWI Cavalry Sabre
World War I cavalry sabre produced in 1917 by Landers, Prary & Clark. This is a "Patton Sabre" which was designed by George Patton. Last cavalry sabre used by the United States Army.

WWI Trench Knife
A World War I trench knife, used for combat. It has a triangular blade to make it more difficult for wounds to heal. Was later banned by Geneva Convention.

Grenade Case
A grenade case from World War I.

WWI Medical Drill
World War I medical drill used on wounded soldiers.

Women Worker at Colt Factory
A female factory worker is making a pistol for soldiers during World War I. She is working in the Colt factory in Hartford, Connecticut.
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