FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * BARINGTON CAPITAL GROUP, L.P. 2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
11/24/2021 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol EASTERN CO [EML]
(Last)       (First)       (Middle)
888 SEVENTH AVENUE, 17TH FLOOR, 
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                          ___X___ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
(Street)
NEW YORK, NY 10019      
(City)             (State)             (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(MM/DD/YYYY)
 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)___ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_X_ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock, no par value  645702  I  See footnotes (1)(2)(3)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  This Form 3 is being filed by Barington Capital Group, L.P. (the "Advisor") on behalf of itself and Barington Companies Equity Partners, L.P., Barington Companies Investors, LLC, LNA Capital Corp. and James A. Mitarotonda, (together with the "Advisor", the "Reporting Persons"). As the general partner of Barington Companies Equity Partners, L.P., Barington Companies Investors, LLC may be deemed to beneficially own the 627,768 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by Barington Companies Equity Partners, L.P. As the majority member of Barington Companies Investors, LLC, Barington Capital Group, L.P. may be deemed to beneficially own the 627,768 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by Barington Companies Equity Partners, L.P.
(2)  (Footnote 1 continued). As the general partner of Barington Capital Group, L.P., LNA Capital Corp. may be deemed to beneficially own the 627,768 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by Barington Companies Equity Partners, L.P. As the sole stockholder and director of LNA Capital Corp., James A. Mitarotonda may be deemed to beneficially own the 627,768 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by Barington Companies Equity Partners, L.P. Mr. Mitarotonda is also individually the beneficial owner of 17,934 shares of Common Stock granted to him under The Eastern Company's Directors Fee Program.
(3)  This amount reflects the amount of securities held by the Reporting Persons immediately following the transaction requiring the filing of this statement. In accordance with Instruction 5(b)(iv) of Form 3, the entire amount of the Issuer's securities held by Reporting Persons is reported herein. Each of the Reporting Parties, disclaims, for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, beneficial ownership of such securities, except to the extent of his/its indirect pecuniary interest therein, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that any of the Reporting Parties are the beneficial owner of such securities for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purposes.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
BARINGTON CAPITAL GROUP, L.P.
888 SEVENTH AVENUE, 17TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10019
X X

BARINGTON COMPANIES EQUITY PARTNERS L P
888 SEVENTH AVENUE, 17TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10019
X X

Barington Companies Investors, LLC
C/O BARINGTON CAPITAL GROUP, L.P.
888 SEVENTH AVENUE, 17TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10019
X X

MITAROTONDA JAMES A
C/O BARINGTON CAPITAL GROUP, L.P.
888 SEVENTH AVENUE, 17TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10019
X X


Signatures
BARINGTON CAPITAL GROUP, L.P. By: LNA Capital Corp., its general partner By: /s/ James A. Mitarotonda, President and CEO 12/6/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
BARINGTON COMPANIES EQUITY PARTNERS, L.P. By: Barington Companies Investors, LLC, its general partner By: /s/ James A. Mitarotonda, Managing Member 12/6/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
BARINGTON COMPANIES INVESTORS, LLC By: /s/ James A. Mitarotonda, Managing Member 12/6/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
JAMES A. MITAROTONDA By: /s/ James A. Mitarotonda 12/6/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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