Crouse-Hinds Electric Company, a manufacturer of high grade electrical specialties, was established in 1897 in Syracuse, New York. They later shortened their name to Crouse-Hinds Company and beginning in the early 1920s specialized in the manufacture of traffic signals, controllers and accessories. The company name remained in use as a subsidiary of Cooper Industries, however, the traffic signal production ended in 1981 after Cooper sold the traffic products division. It is now a division under Eaton Corporation.
|Founder||Huntington Beard Crouse (1872-1943) and Jesse Lorenzo Hinds (1846-1928)|
|Fate||Still operating in name only as a subsidiary of Eaton Corporation, however, traffic products division was divested in 1981|
|Products||Industrial, explosionproof electrical equipment, instrumentation, commercial products|
The company's 1980 annual report listed and described the divisions on pages 49–51. Other than Belden (see below) they were:
- Construction Materials Products - Electrical fittings, panelboards, switches, motor starters, control devices, instruments, enclosures, connectors and industrial lighting fixtures.
- Distribution Equipment Products - Load centers, circuit breakers, safety switches, meter sockets and group metering equipment.
- Lighting Products - Indoor/outdoor lighting equipment, aviation ground lighting, obstruction lighting and lighting poles.
- Traffic Control Products - Vehicle and pedestrian traffic signals and controls and vehicle detectors.
- Arrow Hart - Electrical wiring devices, specialty switches and industrial control equipment for commercial and industrial use.(Acquired 1975)