Originally inhabited by the Algonquin peoples. The original settlement by Europeans was in the area now known as the Town Plot section.
In 1675, King Philip's War forced the settlement to be vacated until peace resumed in 1677. A new permanent location was found across the river to the east along the Mad River. Natives called the area Matetacoke, meaning ‘the interval lands’ and anglicized by settlers to Mattatuck in 1673. When the settlement was admitted as the 28th town in Connecticut Colony in 1686, the name was changed to Waterbury after the streams that emptied into the Naugatuck River from hills on either side of the valley. It was incorporated as a city in 1853.
Waterbury emerged as an early U.S. industrial power when it began mass manufacturing of brass products, leading to the city becoming known as ‘the brass capital of the world’ and gaining a reputation for the durability of its goods.
The $1 pocket watch was also invented in Waterbury by Robert H Ingersoll and went on to sell over five million, making the clock industry in the city as equally important as the brass industry. In 1933, the Waterbury Clock Company manufactured the Mickey Mouse watch, selling 11, 000 units on the first day and saving the company from imminent bankruptcy.
The motto of the town is “What Is More Lasting Than Brass?”
We here at Sure Lock & Key believe that providing people with a valuable public service and being a dependable, reliable, and trustworthy source in fulfilling people’s locksmith needs can also be as lasting as any material; in our case, providing the good folks of not only Waterbury and the surrounding area, but also the great state of Connecticut overall, with the very best local residential, commercial, and automotive 24-hour locksmith service imaginable is a virtue that can last and endure as a positive contribution to the overall social fabric and community.