Meriden Silver Plate Co. historical design catalogues and other documentation (2016)

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Meriden Silver Plate Co. (founded 1869) design catalogues and other historical documentation

Introduction, c. 1893:

President, George R. Curtis; Secretary and Treasurer, R. H. Curtis; Superintendent, W. R. Mackay. Manufacturers of the Finest Quality Quadruple Plated Ware. Salesrooms, 30 East 14th St., near Union Sq., New York, 133 Wabash Ave., Chicago, Ill."

—D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). “Meriden Silver Plate 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. Courtesy University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. Viewed 1 May 2016. [A00514-15]

A. Meriden Silver Plate Co. design catalogues

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Meriden Silver Plate Co. (1883). Illustrated catalogue and price list of staple goods, superior electro-silver plated wares. 84 pp. Courtesy Toronto Public Library, call no. 739.2383 M26. [A00292-93; AAA00012]

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International Silver Company. (c. 1910). International Silver Co., Factory E, makers of silver plated holloware: Catalogue no. 28. Meriden, CT: International Silver Company, 168 pp. (Pp. 109-167 consist of items from the Forbes Silver Plate Co. [sic]) (General note: "Meriden Silver Plate Co.") The Strong - National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY, call no. TS735.I5785 I5785 1910. [A00257]

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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]

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International Silver Company. (1931). International silverplate hollowware [catalogue no. 37 of Meriden Silverplate Co.; includes Modernist Vogue and Ile de France lines; pp. 93-5 Meriden Britannia flasks]. Meriden, CT: International Silver Co, Factory E; 96 pp. Victoria & Albert Museum / National Art Library barcode 38041988008074; Meriden Historical Society. (Copy in the Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library — offline. Updated 16 October 2016. [A00295; AAA00348]

B. Meriden Silver Plate Co. - other historical documentation

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(1869-). Various advertisements and newspaper articles - search engines. See: Chronicling America at Library of Congress; (over 35 million historical newspaper pages from USA and Canada); and Google News. Viewed 16 October 2016.

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Hall, Henry. (1895). “Horace C. Wilcox” (1824-90), director, Meriden Silver Plate Co., (pp. 872-3). In America’s successful men of affairs. An encyclopedia of contemporaneous biography (vol II). The New York Tribune; 1074 pp. Courtesy University of California, Berkeley. Viewed 19 April 2016. [A00396-97]

[1] Meriden Silver Plate Co. was founded in 1869 and became a division of International Silver Company. [See (a) Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver, page 354. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press.] Viewed 16 May 2016. [A00666]

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This compilation is currently in development. We are compiling scattered resources across North America and beyond with the goal of identifying a complete set. This initiative aims to enable more productive research and facilitate new discoveries. If you know of original documentation not listed below, please contact artdesigncafe.