Consent of Independent Accountants
We hereby consent to the incorporation by reference in this Annual Report (Form 10-K) of The Eastern Company for the year ended January 1, 2011 of our reports dated March 11, 2011 included in its Registration Statements on Form S-8 (Nos. 333-21349, 333-21351, 333-45315, 333-62196, 333-115109 and 333-169169) relating to the financial statements and financial statement schedules and internal controls for the two years ended January 1, 2011 listed in the accompanying index.
/s/ Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP
March 11, 2011