Forbes Silver Co. historical design catalogues (2016)

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artdesigncafé - design | Design Meriden | 2 April 2016 | Updated 18 September 2016

Forbes Silver Co. (ISC division) design catalogues [1]

forbes silver co

Forbes Silver Co. (1907). Wares in silver plate... Meriden, CT: 156 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. QUARTO 673.23 F695c, 1907/8. Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00254]

forbes silver co

Forbes Silver Co. (1911). The Forbes Silver Co., makers of wares in silverplate [Catalogue ; no. 17]. Meriden, CT, 270. pp. (Excerpts only – selected pages). Corning Museum of Glass call no. Tableware: Forbes Silver Co., Meriden, CT, USA. (F-2243T). Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00255]

forbes silver co

Forbes Silver Co. (International Silver Co., successor) (1913). "Makers of Wares in Silver Plate, Catalogue No. 19". Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York accession no. 63.568.7. Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00256]

forbes silver co

Forbes Silver Co. (International Silver Co., successor.) (1915). [Supplement to catalogue no. 20]. 31 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 F69 TC*. Viewed 28 June 2016. [A01016]

forbes silver co

International Silver Company. (1928 or 1929). Silver plated hollowware / International Silver Co., Factory E (catalog no. 34). Meriden, CT: International Silver Co., 187 pp. [Includes ISC (stamped Meriden Silver Plate Co.), pp. 6-126, with Ile of France Modernist line; ISC (stamped Meriden Britannia), pp. 127-49; and ISC (stamped Forbes Silver Plate Co.), pp. 151-187). Meriden Historical Society; Dallas Museum of Art call no. NK5203 .W55 1994. [DMA has this cat no. 34 dated 1910-35]. (Copy in the Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 18 September 2016. [A00257; AAA00164-165]

forbes silver co

Forbes Silver Plate Company. (c. 1932). Forbes Silver Plate Company [illustrated catalogue]. Hagley Museum and Library, Delaware call no. f Trade Cat .F695 1932. Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00258]

forbes silver co

International Silver Company. (c. 1910-35). Silver plated hollowware / International Silver Co., Factory E ("Catalog no. 34."). Meriden, CT: International Silver Co., 187 pp. (Includes "The Forbes Silver Plate Co.: a well known line at popular prices especially adapted for volume sales" (p. 151-187). Dallas Museum of Art call no. NK5203 .W55 1994. Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00257]



Footnote:
[1] "The Forbes Silver Company is a department of Factory E" (Meriden Britannia Company, now Factory E). In Hill, Everett G. (1918). A modern history of New Haven and eastern New Haven County, v. 1, pp. 302-3. New York; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. Courtesy Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN. Viewed 11 June 2016. [A00777-78]



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