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Women-Owned Small Business


Durham, CT

Contact Details

  • Customer Support
  • 471 New Haven Road, Durham CT 06422
  • 860-349-9228


  • Industrial Equipment

Chapman Manufacturing was established in 1936 in the garage of Old Man Chapman on Meeting House Hill Rd in the small town of Durham, Connecticut. In 1965, Bill and Doris LeVee bought the company and moved it right around the corner to its current location. Current owner, Tracy, was selected by the LeVees to carry Chapman into the next generation.

Tracy, Mr. LeVee and Old Man Chapman, are all quality control sticklers, which explains the hundreds of glowing reviews from customers we've received over the past 80+ years attesting to the quality, durability and handiness of our tools. People use Chapman midget ratchets and insert bits to repair and service everything from firearms to appliances, computers to dental equipment, and to what was Mr. LeVee's delight, Apache Helicopters!

Chapman tools and parts are American made and assembled from American made materials. Everything from the gear inside our famous midget ratchet, to our steel and paper brochures are made in America, the way it has been since 1936.