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Augustus Stanley

Augustus Stanley was born on April 11, 1814.

Mr. Stanley remained at home on the farm until he was twenty four years of age, when he spent about two years at the West.

After he returned in 1840, he became interested in various manufacturing industries in New Britain ; was one of the firm of A. Stanley & Co., which commenced business in 1850, consisting of himself, his brother, Timothy W. Stanley, Thomas A. Conklin, and Gad Stanley.

They were engaged in the manufacture of carpenters' rules until 1854, when the business was united with that of the Hall and Knapp Company, who were making spirit levels, try squares, and other carpenters' tools.

The new firm took the name of the "Stanley Rule and Level Company." The business has been on the whole prosperous. The capital stock is now $300,000.

Mr. Stanley has been from the first one of the directors and managers, and has given his attention largely to the introduction of labor-saving machinery, and the erection of suitable buildings, such as the steady growth of the business has required. He united with the church Feb. 4, 1827.

He married, October 5, 1842, Elvira Ann, daughter of Thomas and Chloe (Chamberlain) Conklin.

The Stanley Families Of America as Descended From John, Timothy,
and Thomas Stanley of Hartford, Ct. by Israel P. Warren, 1887.

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