Meriden Bronze Co. design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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Meriden Bronze Co. (1884 - ca. 1901) design catalogues, other primary source information, patents and key secondary sources [1]

A. Meriden Bronze Co. design catalogues and other primary source information

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Meriden Bronze Co. (c. 1890). Black’s new incandescent vapor lamp: For brilliant and economical lighting purposes. 1 folded sheet (24 pp.) Meriden, CT. Atheneum of Philadelphia barcode no. 31814000461118. Viewed 24 May 2016. [A00694]



"MERIDEN BRONZE CO. (THE)
President, A. H. Jones; Secretary and Treasurer, W. E. Gard. Manufacturers of Piano, Banquet and Table Lamps, Brass Tables, Cabinets, Music Racks, Easels, etc. Our Productions are always the latest in Style and Finish; Sole Manufacturers of the Meriden Central Draft Lamp, which has no superior. New York Salesroom, 30 Park Place; Salesroom, Office and Factories, Meriden, Conn."

—D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). "Meriden Bronze Co." (page 211). In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. Boston, MA; 223 pp. [UCONN - G1240 .H8 1893]. Viewed 24 May 2016. [A00691; A00693]



B. Meriden Bronze Co. - patents

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Meriden Bronze Co. (undated). 36 patents (bottom of the page). The lampworks website. Viewed 24 May 2016. [A00695]



C. Meriden Bronze Co. - key secondary sources

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D’Ambrosio, Anna Tobin. (2005). "Meriden Bronze Company". In Brass menagerie: Metalwork of the aesthetic movement. Utica, NY: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. (ISBN: 0915895293), page 54. [A00692]

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The lampworks website. (undated). "The Meriden Bronze Company (webpage). Viewed 24 May 2016. [A00695]



Footnote:
[1] Regarding "active 1832-1957", see D’Ambrosio, Anna Tobin. (2005). Brass menagerie: Metalwork of the aesthetic movement. Utica, NY: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. (ISBN: 0915895293), page 54. [A00692]



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