1938 Anchor coupling was formed by two former Eastman MFR Employees.
Charles l Conroy and Walter Fritsch.
1940’s Anchor made hose assemblies for the US government.
1950’s Company grew in the hose assembly business.
1956 Anchor Coupling was proposing to sell it company to Borg Warner. A
complex chain of events occurred which initiated a 5 year lawsuit. The
lawsuit created difficulties for the company.
1961 President Walter Fritsch dies two days after trial begins in October 1961
Settlement was reached. Shortly after Charles Conroy dies.
Anchor coupling starts manufacturing their own hose.
1970’s Anchor Coupling bought and sold several times.
1982 Anchor coupling announced it was going out of business. Goodyear
purchases the company.
Anchor was bought and sold again. Eventually they became a division of Caterpillar