|Founder(s)||Henry Russell, Cornelius Erwin, Phillip Corbin, Frank Corbin, Ed Doen|
|Padlocks, Lock cylinders, Door hardware|
Corbin Russwin is an American lock manufacturer that produces low and medium security padlocks and lock cylinders. The company is a combination of the older Corbin and Russwin brands, both of which primarily produced pin-tumbler lock designs. Corbin Russwin is owned by ASSA-Abloy.
Russwin was founded in 1839 by Henry Russell and Cornelius Erwin. Corbin was founded in 1849 by Phillip Corbin, Frank Corbin, and Ed Doen. In 1902 the two companies merged to form The American Hardware Corporation. The American Hardware Corporation was eventually acquired by Emhart Industries in 1964. In 1989, in order to resist a two billion dollar takeover attempt by a New York investment group (which included oil heir Gordon P. Getty), Emhart merged with Black & Decker Corporation. The Corbin and Russwin product lines were merged, forming Corbin Russwin.
The Corbin brand is still individually marketed in certain parts of the world, particularly Italy.
- Corbin Emhart
- Corbin Russwin Pyramid
- "About Corbin Russwin". Corbin Russwin. Retrieved 31 January 2023.
- "United Shoe Machinery Corporation Records". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 31 January 2023.
- "ASSA ABLOY’s acquisition of Nemef and Corbin from Black & Decker is approved and will be completed" (pdf) (Press release). ASSA-Abloy. 2003-12-22. Retrieved 1 February 2023.
- ASSA Abloy. Corbin - ASSA Abloy Italy