Washington, D.C. 20549


                                   FORM 8-K

                                CURRENT REPORT
    Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)     November 14, 1995

                                  NEWELL CO.
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            (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

      Delaware                1-9608                  36-3514169
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(State or other           (Commission               (IRS Employer
jurisdiction of           File Number)            Identification No.)

              29 East Stephenson Street, Freeport, Illinois 61032
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            (Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code (815) 235-4171

Item 5.     Other Events.

            On November 14,  1995, Newell Co. ("Newell")  filed an unallocated
shelf Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 33-64225), with the
Securities  and  Exchange  Commission  (the  "SEC").    When  the Registration
Statement is declared effective by the SEC, Newell may sell up to $500,000,000
of Debt  Securities, Preferred  Stock and  Common Stock,  par value $1.00  per
share and related preferred stock purchase rights.

      For  additional  information,  reference  is made  to  the  Registration


            Pursuant  to the  requirements of the  Securities Exchange  Act of

1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by

the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                          NEWELL CO.

                                          /s/ William T. Alldredge
Date:  November 17, 1995            By: --------------------------
                                          William T. Alldredge
                                          Vice President -- Finance