About New Britain
Founded in 1687, incorporated as a parish in 1754, chartered as a township in 1850, and formally incorporated as a city in 1871, New Britain is a thriving and prospering city with both a rich history and a bright future.
It was known as the ‘Hardware Capital of the World’ from the late 19th century onward because of the concentration of hardware and tool manufacturers operating there.
Interestingly, it has also been the site of several firsts; the wire coat hanger was invented in New Britain during 1869 by local resident O.A. North, meanwhile it was at the New Britain chapter of the YMCA that both the basketball technique of dribbling (1895) and the sport of racquetball were invented (1954).
Such is the concentration of people of Polish descent and ethnicity in New Britain — even so far as to have a distinctive local dialect — that it has been affectionately dubbed ‘New Britski’ by some witty wags!
Having some notable firsts pioneered in New Britain (as mentioned above) certainly shows the city as a place of innovation and industriousness… a place that built itself up from humble beginnings to the thriving hub of commerce and the industry it is today.
We at Sure Lock & Key believe ourselves to be very much like that… from a humble vision of providing the good folks of the great state of Connecticut with the very best 24-hour locksmith services in the marketplace, our own innovation and industriousness have made that vision a reality.
The highest standards and happy customers are what we’re all about.