About Eaton / Cutler Hammer
Founded in 1911, Eaton has grown to become a global leader in power management and distribution. By acquiring companies like Westinghouse and Cutler Hammer, Eaton was able to grow and expand their product offering to meet the ever evolving demands of residential, commercial and industrial electrical distribution. Founded in 1893 by Harry Henderson Cutler and Edward West Hammer, Cutler Hammer was responsible for several innovations in electrical distribution and protection, like patenting the first automatic motor starter. Cutler Hammer was acquired by Eaton in 1978, and Eaton was able to substantially expand their electrical hardware selection to include switches and disconnects, and other devices in Cutler Hammer’s portfolio.