History of Sargent    
 
 

In 1810, the Sargent family entered the hardware business, beginning the trail that eventually led to the present SARGENT Manufacturing Company.

Joseph Bradford Sargent and his two brothers operated a wholesale hardware business in New York City, and subsequently obtained an interest in one of their suppliers, the Peck and Walter Manufacturing Company of New Britain, CT. This company was the predecessor to the present SARGENT Manufacturing Company.
The original plant started out with a series of five-story brick buildings, storage sheds, and, as the business grew, other buildings were added. Connecting these various structures were “catwalks” or bridges, often making it one of the largest hardware manufacturing plants in the United States. spanning busy city streets. By 1914, the SARGENT product catalog listed some 60,000 different items.
 
     
Since coming under the ASSA ABLOY umbrella, SARGENT has focused on refining their manufacturing processes, along with the development of new and innovative products.
On the engineering front, SARGENT continues to lead our industry in new product introductions and innovations to existing product. Our latest frontier is the development of more and more electro-mechanical products, a trend we anticipate will continue well into the future.
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