Miller Company historical design catalogues and other primary source information (2016)

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artdesigncafé - design | Design Meriden | 26 February 2016 | Updated 1 August 2016

Miller Company (1924-1985) design catalogues, primary source documentation and key secondary sources

A. Design catalogues & other selected primary sources

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company. (1924). [Duplex-a-lite]. Number of pages unknown. University of California, Santa Barbara - offline. Viewed 2 June 2016.

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company. (c. 1924). Ivanhoe semi-indirect direct and diffusing glassware for commercial illumination. ["Catalog No. 333a (superseding catalog No. 333)."] 23 pp. Cleveland, OH. Columbia University call no. AT4100 M61 1924. Viewed 2 June 2016. [A00743]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company. (c. 1925). Miller lamps [catalogue no. 153]. 23 pp. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, record no. 77344. Viewed 2 June 2016. [A00736]

Miller Company Meriden CT

The Miller Company. (1926). [catalogue #156]. No copy in public library known to exist.. Viewed 1 August 2016. [1]

Miller Company Meriden CT

The Miller Company. (1926). Three hanging light fixtures from catalogue #156 reprinted in Scheips, Marguerite T. (1995). The Miller Company: The first 150 years, (p. 68). Miller Company: Meriden, CT. Viewed 1 August 2016.

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company (c. 1927). Mer-Tung lighting equipment. Mercury-Mazda lamps [trade catalogue]. Meriden, CT, 27 pp. Courtesy Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Québec / APT Building Technology Heritage Library. Viewed 10 March 2016. [A00012]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company (c. 1927). Duplex-a-lite for use in the home [Catalog no. D.P. 158]. Meriden, CT; 23 pp. Columbia University, New York, call no. AT4100 M61 1927c. [A00072]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company (c. 1927). Miller lighting fixtures: catalog no. 160. Meriden, CT; 67 pp. Columbia University, New York, call no. AT4100 M61 1927b. [A00073]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company. (c. 1927). Ivanhoe lighting equipment : commercial lighting section : enclosing globes and fixtures for commercial illumination : catalog no. 700. 40 pp. Cleveland, OH. Columbia University call no. AT4100 M61 1927a. Viewed 1 August 2016. [A01128]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company. (192?). Ivanhoe lighting equipment : residential lighting section : catalog No. 750 / Ivanhoe Division of the Miller Company. Cleveland, OH; 23 pp. Columbia University, New York, call no. AT4100 M61 1920. Viewed 1 August 2016. [A01131]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company. Ivanhoe Division. (c. 1927). Ivanhoe lighting equipment: Industrial lighting section - metal reflectors and fittings for industrial illumination: Catalog no. 800. 48 pp. Columbia University, New York, call no. AT4100 M61 1927. Viewed 1 August 2016. [A01129]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company. (192?). Residential lighting section: Fixtures and decorative glassware for residential lighting : catalog no. 850 / Ivanhoe merchandising line : decorative glassware for home lighting / Ivanhoe Division of the Miller Company. 28 pp. Cleveland, OH. Columbia University, New York, call no. AT4100 M61 1920a. Viewed 1 August 2016. [A01132]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company (c. 1928). Miller lighting fixtures. Meriden, CT; 55 pp. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, call no.: Lighting: Miller Company, Meriden, CT, USA (F-9081LG). Viewed 13 March 2016. [A00074]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company (c. 1929). Duplexalite for use in the home: catalog no. D.P. 166 / Duplexalite Division of the Miller Company. Meriden, CT; 23 pp. Columbia University call no. AT4100 M61 1929; Hagley Museum and Library, Delaware, call no. TRCAT (LIBRARY STACKS). [A00082; A01130]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company. (September 1930-April 1932). Commercial lighting section: enclosing globes and fixtures for commercial illumination [catalog no. 700 A]. 46 pp. Ivanhoe Division, Cleveland, OH, 46 pp. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, call no. F-3448LG; Columbia University call no. AT4100 M61 1930. Viewed 2 June 2016. [A00740-41]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company. (September 1930-March 1931). Catalog No. 900, Industrial lighting section [trade catalogue]. 54 pp. Ivanhoe Division, Cleveland, OH. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, call no. F-3448LG; Columbia University, New York, call no. AT4100 M61 1930a. Viewed 1 August 2016. [A01133-34]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company (c. 1931). The Duplexalite system of lighting as applied to commercial requirements [Catalog D P 170]. Meriden, CT, 39 pp. Columbia University, New York, call no. A.I.A. file number 31f 232. [A00075]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company. (c. 1932). Duplexalite lighting equipment for commercial requirements [Catalog DP 172]. Meriden, CT; 39 pp. Columbia University, New York, call no. AT4100 M61 1932a. [A00076]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company. (April 1932). Fixtures and glassware for commercial requirements [catalog No. 820]. 62 pp. Ivanhoe Division, Cleveland, OH. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY call no. F-3448LG; Columbia University call no. AT4100 M61 1932; University of California - Santa Barbara call no. Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs [Non-circulating]. Viewed 2 June 2016. [A00737-39]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company. (1930?). Miller lamps, burners, accessories, oil heaters, etc. [catalogue X169]. 17 pp. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT, call no. Q644.3 M648m #169 – offline. Viewed 1 August 2016. [C00014-66]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company. (c. 1934-35). Ivanhoe lighting equipment / Ivanhoe Division of the Miller Company. Meriden, CT; 7 pp. Columbia University, New York, call no. AT4100 M61 1934. [A00077]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company. (1935). [Miller Mer-Tung Equipment Price List]. Number of pages unknown. Meriden, CT. University of California, Santa Barbara – offline.

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company. (1937). More and Better Light for Industry with the New Ivanhoe Alzak Aluminum Reflectors, with reflective silver ink embellishments and backgrounds. 19 pp. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - offline.

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company (c. 1940). Miller fluorescent daylight lamps for desks, drafting tables, work benches, etc. [trade catalogue]. Meriden, CT, 4 pp. Courtesy Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Québec. / APT Building Technology Heritage Library. Viewed 10 March 2016. [A00013]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company (c. 1940). New indoor daylight for industry: Miller presents fluorescent lighting fixtures: Ivanhoe [trade catalogue]. Meriden, CT, 19 pp. Courtesy Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Québec. / APT Building Technology Heritage Library. Viewed 10 March 2016. [A00014]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company (1941). Miller fluorescent lighting fixtures [trade catalogue]. Meriden, CT, 24 pp. Courtesy Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Québec. / APT Building Technology Heritage Library. Viewed 10 March 2016. [A00015]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company. (1941). Miller lamps, burners and accessories [catalogue no. N938?]. 4 pp. CHS – 644.3 M648 #938 – offline. Viewed 20 July 2016. [C00014-67]



B. Miller Company - other historical information

Miller Company Meriden CT

(3 March 1924). "$5,000,000 combine formed by the Edward Miller Company with its new headquarters here." Meriden Morning Record, pp. 1-2. Viewed 24 July 2016. [A01105-12]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company. (c. 1935-46+). The Miller Torch newsletter. (Issued monthly at times, perhaps throughout.) Department of Publicity of The Miller Company. No copies in a public library known to exist. [2]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Miller Company. (1939, April). First page of The Miller Torch, vol. 5, no. 1. Department of Publicity of The Miller Company. Reprinted in Scheips, Marguerite T. (1995). The Miller Company: The first 150 years, (p. 76). Miller Company: Meriden, CT. Viewed 1 August 2016.



C. Key secondary sources

Miller Company Meriden CT

Scheips, Marguerite T. (Research by Weathers, Allen L.) (1995). The Miller Company, the first 150 years: The story of a successful American business, 1844-1994. Connecticut; 175 pp. Library of Congress, Washington, DC, classification no. HD9729.M48 S33 1995; Meriden Public Library, call no. 974.62 SC. [A00093-94]

Miller Company Meriden CT

Housley, Kathleen L. (2001). Emily Hall Tremaine: Collector on the cusp (pp. 3, 95-7, 100-5, 114). Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation: Meriden, CT; 247 pp. ISBN 0-9705011-0-2. Library of Congress, Washington, DC, classification N6488.5.T74 H68 2001. (Also, located in multiple libraries.) [A00095]



Footnote:
[1] See: Scheips, Marguerite T. (Research by Allen L. Weathers). (1995). The Miller Company: The first 150 years, (p. 68). Miller Company: Meriden, CT.

[2] See: Scheips, Marguerite T. (Research by Allen L. Weathers). (1995). The Miller Company: The first 150 years, [p. 38 (1935, vol. 1 mention); p. 76 (1939, vol. 5, no. 1. cover reprint); p. 78 (1943, vol 8, no. 11 cover reprint, 1944, vol. 9, no. 12); p. 81 (March 1946)]. Miller Company: Meriden, CT. Viewed 1 August 2016.



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