R. Wallace and Sons / Wallace Silversmiths historical design catalogues and other documentation (2016)

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R. Wallace and Sons / Wallace Silversmiths design catalogues, other documentation, and key secondary resources [1]

Introduction, c. 1893:

"WALLACE, R. & SONS MANUFACTURING CO.
Silver and Plated Ware, and Fine Cutlery. This business (Solid Silver Plated Ware and Cutlery) was established by R. Wallace in 1835; incorporated 1879. Present officers are: F. A. Wallace, President; W. J. Leavenworth, Treasurer; H. L. Wallace, Secretary. Employ about 600 people. Have stores— 3 Park Place, New York; 86 Wabash Ave., Chicago, Ills.; 120 Suttel St., San Francisco, Cal."


— D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). “R. Wallace & Sons” (page 214), also illustration on another page. 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 19 April 2016. [A00398-400]


A. R. Wallace and Sons / Wallace Silversmiths design catalogues

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace and Sons. (before/received 25 July 1884). Price list of fine cast steel table ware, Pure nickel and silver; also tinned spoons and forks. Wallingford, CT; 30 pp. Smithsonian, Washington, DC, call no. 047409. Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00281; AAA00011]

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R. Wallace and Sons. (1871-20th Century). A catalogue of sterling silver with the Wallace stamp [Catalogue B 10]. Wallingford, CT. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accession no. 62.508.1. Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00283]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace and Sons. (1890-91). [Illustrated catalogue of] silver ware, silver plated ware, fine cutlery. Wallingford, CT. Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. 60.565.9. Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00284]

r. wallace and sons

Wallace Bros. (1894). Illustrated price list: Table ware and novelties, silver-plated on cats steel: tinned spoons, etc. 56 pp. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, call no. NK7241.5 .W34 A4 1894. Viewed 19 April 2016. [A00402]

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R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1898). The no. 1000 toilet ware. 16 unnumbered pages. Brown University call no. 2-SIZE NK7198.R83 N6 1898. Viewed 26 June 2016. [A00982]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1898?). [Wallace silverplate and flatware]. New York State Library call no. 739.23 fW 195. Viewed 26 June 2016. [A00983]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace & Sons. (1904?). Price list of patent cases and oak chests. 29 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. 674.82 W194p - offline. Viewed 19 April 2016. [C00001-12]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1906). Silver plated hollow ware 1906 / R. Wallace and Sons Mfg. Co. Wallingford, CT; 31 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 W18s* TC. Viewed 19 April 2016. [A00403]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1907). [Catalog B7 - copy]. Wallingford, CT; 66 pp. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, call no. Range 16, Bay 6, Shelf, Albert Christian Revi research collection, Box. Viewed 19 April 2016. [A00404]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1909). A catalog of prize cups and trophies. Wallingford, CT; 24 pp. University of Virginia call no. TS735 .R18 1909. Viewed 19 April 2016. [A00405]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1909?). Catalog of sterling silver / made in the shops of R. Wallace and Sons Mfg Co. Wallingford, CT; 51 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 W18e* TC. Viewed 19 April 2016. [A00407]

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R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (1909). Trophies. Wallingford, CT; 24 pp. University of California, Santa Barbara – Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, Box 2, Folder 15. Viewed 16 July 2016. [AAA00032-48]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (1909-10). Silver plated hollow ware [catalogue 104]. Wallingford, CT; 96 pp. Museum of Modern Art accession no. 62.597.4; Connecticut Historical Society call no. F974.62 - offline. Viewed 19 April 2016. [A00406; C00001-11]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace and Sons. (1914-15). A catalogue of sterling silver with the Wallace stamp. Wallingford, CT & Chicago. New York Public Library call no. 3-MNO+ (Wallace, R., and sons manufacturing company. Catalogue of sterling silver with the Wallace stamp; Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 W18ec* TC. Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00279-80]

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R. Wallace and Sons. (1916). A catalogue of sterling silver, with the Wallace stamp. Wallingford; 216 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. 739.2283 R111c, 1916. Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00278]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace and Sons Mfg Co. (1920). The Washington in silver sterling. Boston: Barta Press. 22 pp. Brown University call no. NK7105.R83 W38 1920. (Copy in the offline Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library.) Viewed 22 June 2016. [A00942; AAA00021]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace and Sons. (1921). Wallace silver – prize cups and trophies; sterling plate [catalogue P21]. Wallingford, CT, 32 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 W18a TC; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York accession no. 64.513.2. Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00276-77]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace and Sons Mfg Co. (1921). Wallace silver – prize cups and trophies: sterling plate [catalogue P21]. 32 pp. “Reprint” in Trade Catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, Part 2 microfiche (no. 3120). (c. 1991). University Publications of America: Bethesda, MD. Yale University call no. Fiche B2264 3120. (See worldcat.org for other locations). [A00868; A00871; A00884-85] [2]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace and Sons. (c. 1922). Export catalog no. V-22 of silver plated hollow ware, flatware, toiletware... Wallingford, CT; 175 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. QUARTO 739.2283 R111c, 1922. Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00275]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1922). Catalogue no. 922 of Wallace sterling silver flatware & hollow ware. 72 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. 739.2383 W187sfh - offline. Viewed 19 April 2016. [C00001-09]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace & Sons. (1923). Wallace sterling solid silver [catalogue S-23]. Wallingford, CT: R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. 88 pp. Hagley Museum, Delaware, call no. TRCAT (LIBRARY STACKS). Viewed 26 June 2016. [A00984]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace and Sons. (1924). Wallace prize cups and trophies: Sterling and plate [catalogue no. P-24]. Wallingford, CT; 44 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware call no. NK7240 W18b TC. Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00274]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace and Sons. (1925). Wallace prize cups & trophies: Sterling (solid) silver and silver plate [catalogue P -25]. Wallingford, CT, 48 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. 739.2283 R111c, 1925. Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00272]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1926). Antique in sterling solid silver. 12 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. 739.2383 W 187a - offline. Viewed 19 April 2016. [C00001-06]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace & Sons. (1928). Wallace silver plated hollow ware. Catalogue N-28. 84 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. Q739.2383 W187ws - offline. (Copy in the Design Meriden / artdesigncafe offline library.) Viewed 30 May 2016. [C00001-10; A00725]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace & Sons. (1929). Wallace trophies: 1929 catalog, featuring four qualities. Wallingford, CT: R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. 84 pp. Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, call no. Trade catalog Wallace & Sons. Viewed 26 June 2016. [A00985]

r. wallace and sons

Wallace Silversmiths. (c. 1929). The modern trend. Wallingford, CT; 16 pp. Columbia University call no. AT7320 W155 1929. Viewed 19 April 2016. [A00401]

r. wallace and sons

Wallace Silversmiths. (1 July 1930). Wallace sterling silver flatware price list. 63 pp. Connecticut Historical Society 739.2383 W187w - offline. [C00001-14].

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace and Sons. (1931). Wallace fine arts pewter. Wallingford, CT; 16 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. QUARTO 739.2283 R111c, 1931. Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00273]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1931). Wallace sterling silver hollow ware [ catalogue S-31]. 79 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. Q739.2383 W187ss - offline. (Copy in the Design Meriden / artdesigncafe offline library.) Viewed 30 May 2016. [C00014-88; A00726; AAA00018]

wallace silversmiths

Wallace Silversmiths. (c. 1958). Wallace hotel and restaurant flatware catalogue. Wallingford, CT; 24 pp. New York Historical Society call no. TS759.W35 1958. Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00271]

wallace silversmiths

Wallace Silversmiths. (1 March 1972). Wallace porcelain artware by Hutschenreuther: Suggested retail price list, March 1, 1972. Wallingford, CT: Paul A. Straub & Company, Inc., 4 pp. Corning Museum of Glass call no. Wallace Silversmiths, Wallingford, CT, USA. Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00270]

wallace silversmiths

Wallace Silversmiths. (1 June 1972). Wallace crystal stemware: Suggested retail price list, June 1, 1972. Wallingford, CT; Paul A. Straub & Company, Inc., 4 pp. Corning Museum of Glass call no. Wallace Silversmiths, Wallingford, CT, USA. Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00269]

wallace silversmiths

Wallace Silversmiths. (1 June 1972). China, crystal and figurines: Price list for fall and Christmas programs. Wallingford, CT : Paul A. Straub and Co., Inc., 16 pp. Corning Museum of Glass call no. Wallace Silversmiths, Wallingford, CT, USA. Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00268]

wallace silversmiths

Wallace Silversmiths. (1 July - 31 December 1972). China, crystal and figurines: Price list for fall and Christmas programs. Wallingford, CT: Paul A. Straub and Co., Inc., 16 pp. Corning Museum of Glass call no. Wallace Silversmiths, Wallingford, CT, USA. Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00267]



B. R. Wallace & Sons et al. - Other historical documentation

At this juncture, it is not clear to us if some of the following R. Wallace & Sons-produced texts are in fact trade catalogues. When that is determined and more specific information is received, those texts will be moved to the trade catalogue listing above.

wallace silversmiths

Beckford, William Hale. (1887). Leading business men of New Haven (county) [“Wallingford” and “Leading business men of Wallingford” (pp. 265-70), including description of R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co.] 284 pp. Mercantile Pub. Co.: Boston. Courtesy The Library of Congress. Viewed 17 June 2016. [A00858-59]

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Fales, Winnifred. (1910). The R. Wallace book: Table settings and social convention for every occasion. Wallingford, CT: R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Co. 31 pp. University of Michigan call no. Oversize Cookery 1910 Fa. Viewed 20 April 2016. [A00412]

r. wallace and sons

Noyes, Horace N. (c. 1915). How to set the table. 16 pp. Haverhill, Mass. (“Offers R. Wallace silver plate and cutlery. ‘This is the 19th edition since the first copyright in 1901 by R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co., Wallingford, Conn.’”). Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK 7240 N95 TC. Viewed 22 June 2016. [A00945]

r. wallace and sons

Noyes, Horace N. (c. 1915). How to set the table. 16 pp. Haverhill, Mass. ("Offers R. Wallace silver plate and cutlery. ’This is the 19th edition since the first copyright in 1901 by R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co., Wallingford, Conn.’"). “Reprint” in Trade catalogues at Winterthur (microform), (v. 1) (1984). Clearwater Pub. Co.: New York. Yale University call no. Fiche B1101. (See worldcat.org for more locations; make sure location indicates being a holder of the microform in addition to the guide.) [A00518; A00902; A00944] [3]

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Fales, Winnifred Shaw. (1920). The Wallace hostess book. Wallingford/ New York: R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Co. 36 pp. Courtesy University of Michigan. Viewed 20 April 2016. [A00413-14].

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R. Wallace and Sons Mfg Co. / Winnifred Shaw Fales. (1922). The Wallace hostess book. Wallingford/New York, 36 pp. Courtesy University of Michigan. Viewed 26 June 2016. [A00985]

r. wallace and sons

Fales, Winnifred. (1925). The R. Wallace book: Table settings and social convention for every occasion. Wallingford, CT; 31 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. ZZ 98787. Viewed 26 June 2016. [A00993]

r. wallace and sons

Beningfield, Diana. (1925). Every-day service and the etiquette of entertaining. Wallingford, CT: R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. Duke University call no. BJ2041 .B465 1925 c.1. Viewed 26 June 2016. [A00992]

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R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1935?). Come to Connecticut this year: Connecticut Tercentenary in Wallingford. 4 pp. Yale University call no. Ndy73 U2 +W155m. Viewed 26 June 2016. [A00991]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Co. (1941?). Outline and history of silver, design, and manufacturing principles and practices. Wallingford, CT; 31 leaves. Los Angeles Public Library call no. 739.1 R111 folio. Viewed 26 June 2016. [A00990]

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R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Company. (1943). Beauty moods in silver. Wallingford, CT; 61 pp. Detroit Institute of the Arts call no. 739.24 W155b; Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT, call no. 739.2383 W187b - offline. Viewed 26 June 2016. [A00989; C00001-16]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Co. (1945). Beauty moods in silver, 3rd ed. Wallingford, CT; 61 pp. New York Public Library call no *ZM-3-MAR p.v. 1018, no. 8 [Microform]; New York Historical Society call no. TS759 .W35 1945. Viewed 26 June 2016. [A00987-88]

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Warren, William. (1947). Beauty moods in silver. Wallingford, CT: Wallace Silversmiths; 61 pp. Wallingford Library, CT, call no. R 739.23 WARREN; New York Historical Society call no. NK7112.W3 W3 1947. Viewed 20 April 2016. [A00410-11]

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Wallace Silversmiths. (c. 1948). Daily pleasure in sterling. Wallingford, CT; 24 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 W19 TC. Viewed 20 April 2016. [A00409]

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Wallace Silversmiths. (c. 1951). Sterling silver craftmanship: Wallace Sterling. Wallingford, CT; 40 pp. The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI, call no. X.P.B. ca. 1951. Viewed 20 April 2016. [A00408]

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R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (c. 1953). Collecting sterling silverware. 8 pp. State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, call no. 642.7 R112c 1953. Viewed 26 June 2016. [A00986]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Co. (undated). The wonder of sterling silver. Wallingford, CT; 32 pp. University of California, Santa Barbara, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, Box 2, Folder 14. Viewed 16 July 2016. [A010158; AAA00032-47]



C. R. Wallace & Sons et al. - Key secondary sources

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Jones, Timothy. (1981). From byways to boardrooms: business organization in the metal tableware industry, 1807-1898. BA thesis, Williams College, Williamstown, MA; 124 pp. (Subjects include Samuel Simpson; Horace Wilcox; Robert Wallace; Wallace Silversmiths). Wallingford Library (CT) call no. R 739.509 JONES. Viewed 5 April 2016. [A00334]



Footnote:
[1] The three Wallingford companies, R. Wallace & Sons (1871-1956) / Wallace Brothers Silver Company (1956-1984) / Wallace Silversmiths (founded 1875), and described operating in the time periods as such in: Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver, page 379. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press.) Viewed 16 May 2016. [A00668]

[2] See Thompson, Eleanor McD. (1991). Guide to the microfiche edition of trade catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, part 2, (entry no. 3120). 184 pp. Courtesy Winterthur Museum, Delaware. [A00868; A00871] (Please note, sometimes the trade catalogue itself is searchable in a library catalogue, and sometimes one needs to search the microform series as a whole.)

[3] McKinstry, E. Richard / Winterthur Museum. (1984). Trade catalogues at Winterthur: A guide to the literature of merchandising, 1750 to 1980. [Entry no. 1673, p. 293]. Garland Publishing: New York and London. Viewed 19 June 2016. (Please note, sometimes the trade catalogue itself is searchable in a library catalogue, and sometimes one needs to search the microform series as a whole.) [A00518; A00944]



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