The Town of East Hampton
The Town of East Hampton includes two villages: Middle Haddam and Cobalt. It is approx. 10 miles east of Middletown with a population of 12,959 (2010). In 1739, settlers from Eastham and Chatham near Cape Cod purchased lots from Middletown proprietors who were granted ownership in East Middletown and the Three Mile Division. Led by Isaac Smith, several families settled on their new holdings near Lake Pocotopaug.
Gong Bell Mfg
Established in 1866 by Abbe, Barton, Cone and Conklin. The Gong Bell Manufacturing Company began producing bells and toys in the Town of East Hampton
N.N. Brass Hill Factory
The success of the N.N. Hill Brass Company was largely based upon Norman Hill’s innovation of stamping bells from sheet metal.