1847 Rogers Brothers design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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"In November of 1862, an agreement was made with Meriden Britannia Company for the three Rogers [Asa, Simeon, and William] to come to Meriden to superintend the manufacturing of their famous silverplate. The trademark to be used was "1847 Rogers Bros." and this was the first year the numerals "1847" were used with "Rogers Bros." [In 1898, Meriden Britannia Company became part of the International Silver Company].

— Edmund P. Hogan in The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities (1980), (pp. 167-68)


Are you looking to identify an 1847 Rogers Bros. silverware pattern? If so, then we highly recommend initially looking at a 1947 advertisement showing patterns from 1847-1941. Many other patterns are illustrated in online advertisements listed below.

Also, to see a range of adverts showing Hollywood celebrity endorsements of 1847 Rogers Bros. cutlery, linked and online, scroll down to the listings for 1937-1945 advertisements. For adverts showing models featuring fashion design, see 1946-1948 advertisements. Throughout this era, advertisements promote International’s Silver Theater radio program in Hollywood broadcast on CBS, and Ozzie & Harriet.


This compilation focuses on design catalogues and historical information concerning 1847 Rogers Brothers. For designs and comparable material about other Meriden-related Rogers silver and cutlery companies, see the Rogers section (under "B. ISC, predecessors and divisions") on the Design Meriden overview page.

For thorough 1847 Rogers Brothers research, it is essential to review the Meriden Britannia Company finding aid, as 1847 Rogers was integrated into the company and potentially any Meriden Britannia source mentions them in some way. The same applies to the International Silver Co. after 1898.


A. 1847 Rogers Bros. - designs catalogues and historical information

1860s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1862-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 18 October 2017.)

Company records

International Silver Company. (1853-1931). International Silver Company records. [Including Meriden Britannia Company, and therefore, presumably including 1847 Rogers Bros.] (Viewed 15 May 2016. A00419.)

Design catalogue

Meriden Britannia Company. (after 1862). 1847 Rogers Brothers Spoons, Forks, Knives, etc. [Catalogue No. 36.] 163 pp. (Updated 23 April 2017. A00464; A01477; C00001-41.)


1870s

Price list

Meriden Britannia Company. (1875). Price List of the Celebrated 1847 Rogers Bros. A1 Silver-Plated Spoons, Forks, &c.. 30 pp. (Viewed 18 February 2017. AAA00570-015.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

1847 Rogers Bros. in 1876 exhibition

(1877). Souvenir of the Centennial exhibition [1876]: Connecticut’s representation at Philadelphia. [Exhibition dates: 10 May - 10 November 1876. Core section: pp 99-111; also see exhibits list: pp. 124-27; Exhibitors including 1847 Rogers Bros.]. 380 pp. Geo. D. Curtis: Hartford, CT. (Viewed 25 June 2016. A00965-75.)

1878 advertisements

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Meriden Britannia Company. (April 1878). Advertisement: "Fine Silver-Plated Ware..." (illustration of 1847 Rogers Bros. silverware in case). The Jewelers’ Circular, p. viii. (Viewed 20 September 2017. G00507.)

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Meriden Britannia Company. (May 1878). Advertisement: "Fine Silver-Plated Ware... 1847 Rogers Bros. ..." (illustration of ice water pitcher set on tray). The Jewelers’ Circular, p. iv. (Viewed 20 September 2017. G00512.)

Two advertisements

Meriden Britannia Company. (July-August 1878). Advertisements: "Fine Silver-Plated Ware... 1847 Rogers Bros. ..." (illustration of ice water pitcher set on tray). The Jewelers’ Circular. (Viewed 20 September 2017. G00520; G00523.)

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Meriden Britannia Company. (October 1878). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Fine Silver-Plated Ware... 1847 Rogers Bros. ..." (including illustration of 1876 exhibited epergne showpiece). The Jewelers’ Circular, p. vi. (Viewed 20 September 2017. G00532.)

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Meriden Britannia Company. (November 1878). Advertisement: "Electro-Plated Ware... 1847 Rogers Bros. ..." (including illustration of sailboat sculpture). The Jewelers’ Circular, p. vi. (Viewed 20 September 2017. G00535.)

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Meriden Britannia Company. (December 1878). Advertisement: "Silver-Plated Ware Factories... 1847 Rogers Bros. ..." (including illustration of buildings and Laurel pattern spoon). The Jewelers’ Circular. (Viewed 20 September 2017. G00539.)



Price list

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company. (1879). Price list of the celebrated 1847 Rogers Bros. A1 electro silver plated spoons, forks, etc. [With illustrations.] 48 pp. (Viewed 13 November 2017. AAA00700-022.)

  • Offline - Meriden Public Library, Meriden, CT.


1880s

1880 advertisements

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Two advertisements

Rogers, Smith & Company (and 1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company). (June & July 1880). Advertisements: "... Silver-Plated Ware..." The Trader (Toronto, ON). (Viewed 28 September 2017. G00782-83.)

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Rogers, Smith & Company (and 1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company). (August 1880). Advertisement: "Electro-Plated Flat Ware..." The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 8. (Viewed 28 September 2017. G00784.)

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Rogers, Smith & Company (and 1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company). (September 1880). Advertisement: "Electro-Plated Falt [sic] Ware..." The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 2. (Viewed 28 September 2017. G00786.)

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Rogers, Smith & Company (and 1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company). (October 1880). Advertisement: "Electro-Plated Flat Ware..." The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 8. (Viewed 28 September 2017. G00787.)

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Zimmerman, McNaught & Co. (November 1880). Advertisement: "... Electro Plated Hollow Ware... Rogers, Smith & Co., Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. ... [1847] Rogers Bros. [/ Meriden Britannia Company]..." The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 8. (Viewed 28 September 2017. G00788.)

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Zimmerman, McNaught & Co. (December 1880). Advertisement: "... Electro Plated Hollow Ware... Rogers, Smith & Co., Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. ... [1847] Rogers Bros. [/ Meriden Britannia Company]..." The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 1. (Viewed 28 September 2017. G00788.)



Price list

Meriden Britannia Company. (1881). Price list of the Meriden Britannia Co.’s celebrated 1847. — Rogers Bros. — A-1. electro silver-plated spoons, forks, etc. 68 pp. (Updated 23 April 2017. A00930; A01451.)

1883 advertisements

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Ten advertisements

Meriden Britannia Company. (March-December 1883). Advertisement: "... Electro, Silver and Gold Plate... Manufactories: Meriden... and Hamilton, Ont... 1847 Rogers Bros." (with illustration of buildings). The Trader (Toronto, ON). (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00799; G00801; G00803; G00805; G00807; G00809; G00811; G00813; G00815; G00817.)



1884 advertisements

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Seven advertisements

Meriden Britannia Company. (January-May & August-September 1884). Advertisements: "... Electro, Silver and Gold Plate... Manufactories: Meriden... and Hamilton, Ont... 1847 Rogers Bros. ..." (with illustration of buildings). The Trader (Toronto, ON). (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00819; G00821; G00823; G00825; G00827; G00830; G00832.)

Three advertisements

Meriden Britannia Company. (October-December 1884). Advertisements: "... Electro, Silver and Gold Plate... Only Gold Medal Awarded at Toronto Industrial Exhibition, 1884... Manufactories: Meriden... and Hamilton, Ont... 1847 Rogers Bros. ..." (with illustration of buildings). The Trader (Toronto, ON). (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00834-35; G00837.)



1885 advertisements

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Twelve advertisements

Meriden Britannia Company. (January-December 1885). Advertisements: "... Electro, Silver and Gold Plate... Only Gold Medal Awarded at Toronto Industrial Exhibition, 1884... Manufactories: Meriden... and Hamilton, Ont... 1847 Rogers Bros. ..." (with illustration of buildings). The Trader (Toronto, ON). (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00840; G00842; G00844; G00846; G00848; G00850; G00852; G00854; G00856; G00858-59; G00861.)



Design catalogue

Meriden Britannia Company. (1887). Price-list of the celebrated 1847 Rogers Bros. AI and 1847 Rogers Bros. XII : gold and silver plated spoons, forks, knives, etc. 111 pp. (Updated 23 April 2017. A00931.)

  • Offline - The Strong, Rochester, NY, call no. TS735.M475 P755 1887.

Historical information

Beckford, William Hale. (1887). On "The Meriden Britannia Co.", (pp. 232-33, with building illustration and illustration of 1847 Assyrian pattern spoon, and 1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia advertisement at inside back cover.) In Leading business men of New Haven (county) [Includes “Meriden” and “Leading business men of Meriden” section (pp. 223-47).] Mercantile Pub. Co.: Boston. (Viewed 17 June 2016. A00858-59; A02767.)

Design catalogue

Busiest House in America. (1889). 13th annual illustrated catalogue of the Busiest House in America containing illustrations and prices of a few leading and staple styles of diamonds, watches, jewelry, silverware, clocks, canes, umbrellas, opera glasses, gold spectacles, eye glasses, etc. [pp. 3-93 feature designs by Rogers, Smith & Co; Meriden Britannia; Meriden Silver Plate Co.; and Middletown Plate Co. without specifying which designs are by which of the 4 companies. Additionally, 1847 Rogers Brothers designs are on pp. 115-30, 134-38, and additional Rogers, Smith & Co designs are on pp. 135 & 137.] Catalogue: 482 pp. (Viewed 7 March 2017. A01684; AAA00585.)


1890s

Design catalogue

Meriden Britannia Company. (1890). Staple goods: Gold and silver plate. 176 pp. ["This catalogue contains... a complete assortment of 1847.- Rogers Bros. - A1." (p. 2).] (Updated 23 April 2017. A00613.)

1890 advertisements

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Twelve advertisements

Meriden Britannia Company. (January-December 1890). Advertisements: "... Finest Quality Artistic, Gold & Silver Plate... 18947 Rogers Bros... Manufactories: Meriden, Conn., U. S. and Hamilton, Ont., Canada" (illustrating tilting water pitcher set). The Trader (Toronto, ON). (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00887; G00889; G00891; G00893; G00895; G00897; G00899; G00929; G00931; G00934; G00936; G00938.)



Historical information and advert

(1891). On the "Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros.", [pp. 148 (advert); 156 (description and illustration)]. In Connecticut of to-day: Its chief business centres. Acme Publishing and Engraving: New York. (Viewed 3 March 2017. A01543; A01546-48.)

1891 advertisements

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Eight advertisements

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company. (January-March 1891). Advertisements: "... 1847 Rogers Bros. ..." Hardware (Toronto, ON). (Viewed 30 September 2017. A01587-88; G00903; G00906; G00910; G00913; G00916; G00919; G00923.)



Design brochure

Meriden Britannia Company. (1893). World’s Fair: The Meriden Britannia Co.; also makers of 1847 Rogers Bros. spoons, knifes, forks, etc. 12 pp. ("Catalogue of silver plated ware displayed in its pavilion at the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893.") (Viewed 1 June 2016. A00393; A00731.)

Missing design catalogue

1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia). (1893). [trade catalogue]. No copy in a public library known to exist. (Viewed 7 January 2017.)

Design catalogue excerpts reprint

1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia.) (1893). Reprinted illustrations showing 4 mustache spoons from catalogue (1893). In Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities, (p. 91). Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. (Updated 20 April 2017. DM.)

Historical information

D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). “Meriden Britannia” (page 211) and illustration. In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. Boston, MA; 223 pp. (Viewed 1 May 2016. A00514; A00516.)

"MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO. (THE)
In the year 1852 Messrs. I. C. Lewis, L. J. Curtis, W. W. Lyman, H. C. Wilcox and other gentlemen of Meriden, Conn., organized a manufacturing company for the production of articles in britannia metal and adopted the corporate name of Meriden Britannia Co. The officers of the new venture at that early period were Isaac C. Lewis, President, and Horace C. Wilcox, Secretary and Treasurer. The following summer George R. Curtis was made Treasurer, a position which he has occupied ever since. These gentlemen and Dennis C. Wilcox, who held the position of Secretary for many years and until his death in 1886, filled the official chairs from the beginning. From a moderate beginning the plant of this Company has increased until its floor surface covers over eight acres of space. It is one of the representative establishments of its kind in the world. The present officers of the Meriden Britannia Co. are: H. C. Wilcox, President; I. C. Lewis, superintendent; George H. Wilcox, Secretary; George R. Curtis, Treasurer; George M. Curtis, Assistant Treasurer, and George Rockwell, Auditor. H .C. Wilcox has been for years the chief executive officer. Capital $1,100,000. Manufacturers of "1847" Rodgers [sic] Bros. Silver Ware; Gold and Silver Plate on Fine Nickel Silver and White Metal; Tea, Coffee and Water Sets, Candelabra, Epergnes, Fruit Dishes, Cake Baskets, Baking Dishes, etc. etc. Offices: New York, Chicago, Meriden, London, Paris, San Francisco, and Hamilton, Ont."

— D.H. Hurd & Co. in Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations (1893), p. 211. (Excerpt from source above.)

Design catalogue

Meriden Britannia Company. (1895). Spoons, forks, knives, etc. 1847 Rogers Bros. [catalogue no. 43]. 141 pp. (Updated 23 April 2017. A00934-35.) [1]

Design catalogue reprint

Meriden Britannia Company. (1895). Spoons, forks, knives, etc. (1847 Rogers Bros.) [catalogue No. 43]. 141 pp. “Reprint” in Trade catalogues at Winterthur (microform), (v. 1) (entry 1670, p. 291). (1984). Clearwater Pub. Co.: New York. (Viewed 2 May 2016. A00518; A00902; A00904) [2]

1895 advertisements

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company. (29 August 1895). Advertisement: "1847 Rogers Bros. XII, Silver Plate that Wears..." Life magazine, p. 146. (Viewed 26 September 2017. G00702.)

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company. (19 December 1895). Advertisement: "Meriden Britannia Co.’s ’Silver Plate that Wears’..." Life magazine, p. 392. (Viewed 26 September 2017. G00711.)



Design catalogue

(c. 1897). 1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia) silverware [including the following patterns: Arabesque, Columbia, Lotus, Moline, Plain, Portland, Romanesque, Savoye, Shell, Tipped, and Vesta.] In 1968 reprint, Israel, Fred L. (Ed.), 1897 Sears Roebuck catalogue, (pp. 443-44). New York: Chelsea House Publishers. (Viewed 9 May 2017. A02406; A02410-11.)

In 1898, the Meriden Britannia Company and 1847 Rogers Brothers became part of the International Silver Company.

Design brochure or catalogue

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia Co.) (after 1898). Ambassador and other patterns of "1847 Rogers Bros." silverware. (Updated 20 April 2017. A01456.)

Design brochure or catalogue

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia Co.) (after 1898). Heraldic (pattern for) "1847 Rogers Bros." (Updated 20 April 2017. A00469.)

Design brochure or catalogue

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia Co.) (after 1898). Louvain (pattern of) "1847 Rogers Bros." silverware. (Updated 20 April 2017. A00468.)


1900s

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Co. / ISC. (c. 1900). Advertisement: "Silver plate that wears". [Shows spoons in the following patterns: Columbia, Lotus, Vesta, Savoy, Tipped, Berkshire.] In Meriden Britannia Co. / ISC’s The chafing dish [catalogue no. 59]. 31 pp. (Viewed 7 August 2017. AAA00631.)

Price list

International Silver Company of Canada / (Meriden Britannia Co.). (after 1900.) 1847 Rogers Bros. ... consumer open stock price list. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 16 August 2017. A02949.)

Design catalogue

(c. 1902). 1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia, ISC) silverware. [Including the following patterns: Berkshire, Columbia, Lotus, Portland, Savoy, Shell, Tipped, and Vesta.] In 1969 reprint, 1902 Sears Roebuck catalogue, p. 105. Crown Publishers. (Viewed 9 May 2017. A02414; A02419.)

Price list

Rogers Bros. [presumably 1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia / ISC or Rogers & Brother /ISC.] (1904). Price list. Spoons, forks, knives, etc. 24 pp. (Viewed 8 May 2017. A02395.)

Advertising card

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Co. / ISC. (1905-06). "1847 Rogers Bros: Silver plate that wears". (Accession no. H.1999.1.1623. Viewed 1 August 2017. A02779-80.)

Magazine for distributors / retailers

(ISC / Meriden Britannia). (1905-15). The silver standard: A periodical of 1847, vol. 1-10. (Viewed 8 May 2017. A01220; A02398-99; AAA00395; C00001-42.)

Design catalogue (missing)

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1907). [Catalogue 46]. Number of pages unknown. No copy known in a public library. Mentioned in Table Talk advertisement, p. xix. (Viewed 5 October 2017. G01126.)

1907 advertisements

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (January 1907). Advertisement: "... Supremacy... Silver Plate that Wears..." Table Talk, p. xix. (Viewed 5 October 2017. G01126.)

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (March 1907). Advertisement: "Memories of ’47, The Sixtieth Anniversary..." (with illustration of Priscilla pattern spoon). Table Talk, p. xix. (Viewed 5 October 2017. G01127.)

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (June 1907). Advertisement: "... Silver Plate that Wears..." (with illustration of child’s set). Table Talk, p. xvii. (Viewed 5 October 2017. G01128.)

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (July 1907). Advertisement: "What sixty years have accomplished..." (with illustration of spoon). Table Talk, p. xv. (Viewed 5 October 2017. G01129.)

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (August 1907). Advertisement: "The Charter Oak pattern..." (with illustration of spoon). Table Talk, p. xix. (Viewed 5 October 2017. G01130.)

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (September 1907). Advertisement: "A Famous Brand of Silver Plate..." (with illustration of Charter Oak pattern spoon). Table Talk, p. xv. (Viewed 5 October 2017. G01131.)

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (December 1907). Advertisement: "Send for our illustrated catalogue..." Table Talk, p. xix. (Viewed 5 October 2017. G01132.)



Missing design brochure / catalogue

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia / ISC. (c. 1909). [Catalogue 81-C]. (See advertisement mention above. Viewed 3 July 2017. A02740; A02755.)

1909 advertisements

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(11 August 1909). Advertisement: "Silver plate of beauty and enduring quality" (1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia / ISC). Mentions "Catalogue 81-C". The Jewelers’ Circular, v. 59, no. 2, p. 28. (Viewed 3 July 2017. A02740; A02755.)

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International Silver Company. (1 September 1909). Advertisement: "Sterling Silver, Silver Plate and Cut Glass... Factories: The Barbour Silver Co., The Holmes & Edwards Silver Co., Meriden Britannia Co., The Meriden Cut Glass Co., 1847 Rogers Bros., Rogers & Brother; Rogers, Smith & Co.; Wilcox Silver Plate Co., The Derby Silver Co., The Meriden Silver Plate Co., The Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., The Rogers & Hamilton Co.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., The Watrous Mfg. Co." The Jewelers’ Circular, p. 31. (Viewed 19 September 2017. G00475.)



1910s

Price list

Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (c. 1910). Price list of 1847 Rogers Bros. spoons, forks, knives, etc. (“Includes two brochures laid in at rear that describe the Sharon and Salem patterns of silver plate”… “The Meriden Britannia Co. was a part of the International Silver Co.”) [catalogue no. 93]. Meriden, CT, 48 pp. (Updated 20 April 2017. A00486.)

Price list reprint

Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (c. 1910). Price list of 1847 Rogers Bros. spoons, forks, knives, etc. [catalogue no. 93]. 48 pp. "Reprint" in Trade catalogues at Winterthur (microform), (v. 1) (entry 1671, p. 291), (1984). Clearwater Pub. Co.: New York. (Updated 20 April 2017. A00518; A00902; A00904.) [3]

Design catalogue reprint

Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (c. 1910). Price list of 1847 Rogers Bros. spoons, forks, knives, etc. [catalogue no. 93]. 48 pp. “Reprint” in Trade Catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, Part 2 microfiche (no. 3101). (“Includes two brochures laid in at rear that describe the Sharon and Salem patterns of silver plate”… “The Meriden Britannia Co. was a part of the International Silver Co.”) Also see no. 3012 for a price list that sounds very similar.) (c. 1991). University Publications of America: Bethesda, MD. (Updated 20 April 2017. A00868; A00889; A00897-900.) [4]

1910 advertisements

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (20 October 1910). Advertisement: "Quality in silver..." Life magazine, p. 647. (Viewed 26 September 2017. G00704.)

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (17 November 1910). Advertisement: "Quality in silver..." Life magazine, p. 849. (Viewed 26 September 2017. G00707.)



Missing design catalogue(s)

1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia / ISC.) (c. 1911). [Illustrated catalogues G12, H12, L12, M-12, either featuring or including 1847 Rogers Bros. designs, or used to track advert-related queries]. No copies in lending libraries known to exist. Mentioned in 1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia Co., ISC) advertisements. In Suburban life, v. 13, listed below. (Viewed 1 May 2017. A02341-45.)

1911 advertisements

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (16 February 1911). Advertisement: "Silver Gifts, If you are going to give silver as gifts, be sure of the best by seeing that the trademark 1847 Rogers Bros. is on spoons, forks, knives, etc. ..." Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 7, column 1. (Viewed 12 September 2017. G00250.)

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (February 1911). Advertisement: "Rich table effects..." (with illustration of Sharon pattern spoon). Suburban Life, p. 127. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00645.)

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (March 1911). Advertisement: "Rich table effects..." (with illustration of spoon). Suburban Life, p. 203. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00647.)

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (April 1911). Advertisement: "Let Your Judgement Show in Silver..." (with illustration of spoon). Suburban Life, p. 203. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00648.)

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (May 1911). Advertisement: "Silverware for the country home..." (with illustrations of fork and spoon). Suburban Life, p. 361. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00650.)

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (June 1911). Advertisement: "Silver Plate that Wears..." (with illustration of two spoons in Sharon and Faneuil patterns). Suburban Life, p. 437. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00652.)

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(July 1911). Advertisement: 1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia Co., ISC) - "Silver plate that wears". [With illustration of Charter Oak pattern spoon.] In Suburban life, v. 13, July 1911, p. 41. (Viewed 1 May 2017. A02341; A02344.)

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(August 1911). Advertisement: 1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia Co., ISC) - "Silver plate that wears". [With illustration of Priscilla pattern spoon.] In Suburban life, v. 13, August 1911, p. 95. (Viewed 1 May 2017. A02341; A02343.)

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(November 1911). Advertisement: 1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia Co., ISC) - "Silver plate that wears". [With illustration of Salem pattern spoon.] In Suburban life, v. 13, November 1911, p. 298. (Viewed 1 May 2017. A02341; A02344.)

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(December 1911). Advertisement: "Gifts that last", 1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia Co., ISC). [With illustration of knife.] In Suburban life, v. 13, December 1911, p. 377. (Viewed 1 May 2017. A02341-42.)



1912 advertisements

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International Silver Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers / Meriden Britannia Company. (5 July 1912). Advertisement: "The Old Colony pattern is proving itself to be one of the most remarkable designs in the history of silver plated flatware..." The Hardware Reporter, p. 98. (Viewed 18 September 2017. G00456.)

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International Silver Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers / Meriden Britannia Company. (19 July 1912). Advertisement: "’Old Colony’, The popularity of this pattern..." The Hardware Reporter, p. 62. (Viewed 18 September 2017. G00460.)



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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (23 January 1913). Advertisement: "Correct Silver, There’s no surer way of choosing correct silver than to look for the mark ’1847 Rogers Bros.’..." Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 8, column 2. (Viewed 9 September 2017. G00253.)

Design catalogue

Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1915). Eighteen forty seven Rogers Bros. spoons, forks, knives, etc. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 2 May 2017. A02347.)

Design catalogue

Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1916). 1847 Rogers Bros. spoons, forks, knives, etc. 26 pp. (Updated 20 April 2017. A01125.)

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (17 May 1916). Advertisement: "Old Colony Pattern... 1847 Rogers Bros. ..." Meriden Morning Record, p. 9, column 2. (Viewed 15 September 2017. G00409.)

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International Silver Co. / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1917). Advert: "The romance of the silver teaspoon" - 1847 Rogers Bros. Printed location: unknown. Reprinted in: Hogan, Edmund P. (1977), An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company, p. 10. Taylor Publishing Company: Dallas, TX. (Viewed 8 May 2017. DM.)

Design catalogue

Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1919?). 1847 Rogers Bros.: spoons, forks, knives, etc. / Meriden Britannia Co. [no. 151] 16 pp. (Updated 20 April 2017. A01126.)

Design catalogue

Mclean, Black & Co., Inc., Boston, wholesale dealers in genuine [presumably 1847] Rogers [Meriden Britannia / ISC] silverware. (191-?). Guaranteed jewelry, watches & diamonds [catalogue no. 22]. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 7 May 2017. A01496.)


1920s

Design catalogue

International Silver Company (Meriden Britannia) / 1847 Rogers Bros. (192?). 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplated hollowware (catalogue no. 175). 47 pp. (Updated 8 May 2017. A01212.)

Design catalogue(s)

International Silver Company. (1921, 1924). Eighteen forty seven Rogers Bros. silverplate 1921, 1924. Meriden, CT. (Updated 6 May 2017. A01423.)

Design brochure or catalogue

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (1922). 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate. Meriden, CT. 16 pp. (Viewed 7 May 2017. A00468.)

Design brochure or catalogue

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (1922). The "Anniversary" Pattern, 1847 Rogers Bros. (Updated 8 May 2017. A00467; A00958.)

1922 advertisements

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (1 May 1922). Advertisement: "1847, 75th Anniversary... " (with illustration of Ambassador pattern fork). Vogue, p. 97. (Viewed 22 September 2017. G00619.)

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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (15 May 1922). Advertisement: "Anniversary Silverware... " (with three illustrations of Ambassador pattern spoons and picle fork). Vogue, p. 8. (Viewed 22 September 2017. G00620.)



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1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia / International Silver Company. (3 March 1924). Advertisement: "Heraldic pattern... 1847 Rogers Bros. ..." Meriden Morning Record, p. 7, column 1. (Viewed 12 September 2017. G00280).

Promotional booklet

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1924-29). The mode in modern table decoration. (“Promotional booklet for 1847 Rogers Bros. Silverplate flatware”). 7 unnumbered pages. (Updated 8 May 2017. A00524.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (c. 1925). International Silver Co. silverplate: 1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia), Wm. Rogers & Son, Holmes & Edwards. 40 pp. (Updated 23 April 2017. A00957.)

Price list

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (1926). 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate schedule of net prices January 1, 1926. 16 pp. (Viewed 6 May 2017. A02392.)

Price list

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (1926). 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate schedule of prices no. 1861 revised to July 1, 1926. 12 pp. (Viewed 6 May 2017. A02391.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1929). Chest and utility tray combinations 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate. 24 pp. (Updated 7 May 2017. A01283; AAA00544. DM.)

Design catalogue

Luza, Reynaldo / Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (192-). Presenting Silhouette: A new pattern in 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate. ("This portfolio was created and printed in Paris by Draeger for 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate, International Silver Co., Meriden, Conn."—Page [11]. "The drawings are by Reynaldo Luza"—Page [11].) 1 volume, unpaged. (Updated 7 May 2017. A01127.)


1930s

1847 Rogers Bros. in 1930-31 traveling exhibition

(1930). International exhibition of metalwork and cotton textiles exhibition catalogue. Organized by the American Federation of Arts, Washington, DC.

> Exhibition venues: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (15 October - 10 November 1930); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1-28 December 1930); Art Institute of Chicago (19 January - 1 March 1931); Cleveland Museum of Art (11 March - 5 April 1931). (Viewed 31 March 2017. A01871-76.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1930, 1931). Eighteen forty seven Rogers Bros. genuine original Rogers silverplate 1930, 1931. Meriden, CT. (Updated 7 May 2017. A01422.)

Promotional booklet

International Silver Company of Canada Limited / [presumably 1847] Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia). (1933). Answering the question: How much silver. 16 pp. (Updated 19 April 2017. A00621.)

Historical information

(1934). William Rogers and his brothers in the silverware industry. The Keystone magazine, (August 1934), 5 pp., and (September 1934), 4 pp. Reprinted in source unknown, possibly International Silver Company promotional material. [Refers to Meriden Britannia; 1847 Rogers Bros.; Rogers & Brother; Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co.; Rogers Cutlery; Rogers, Smith & Co.; Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.; and Wm. Rogers & Son.] (Viewed 9 May 2017. AAA00598; A02400.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Brothers / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (19 September 1934). Advertisement: "Beauty, To grace the tables of a gracious hostess! ..." Meriden Record, p. 7, column 1. (Viewed 14 September 2017. G00401.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia); Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. 1935). 1847 Rogers Bros., Wm. Rogers & Son hollow ware, approx. 106 pp. [Including Modernist lines: Modern Colonial; Arcadia; Legacy.] (Viewed 24 September 2016. AAA00202. DM.)

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Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (c. 1937 or after). 1847 Rogers Bros. [Meriden Britannia], Wm. Rogers & Son Hollowware. [Contains: 1847 "First Love", "Lincoln", "Modern Colonial", "Neptune", Arcadia", Marquis", "Legacy"; WmR&S-"York", "Shelley", "Guild".] 98 pp. (Updated 16 October 2017. AAA00570-065.)

1937 advertisements

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Advertisement with NBC radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (12 April 1937). Advertisement: "... America’s Finest Silverplate..." [showing Lovelace, Sylvia and Marquise patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 2. (Viewed 15 October 2017. G01427.)

"Enjoy 1847 Rogers Bros. Sunday afternoon Radio entertainments: 4:30 to 5:30, E. S. T.— N. B. C. Red Network Stations, featuring Josef Cherniavsky, the "Musical Camera" and Miss Willie Morris." (Excerpt from above.)


Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (4 October 1937). Advertisement: "... We asked Rosalind Russell, charming M-G-M screen star, to name this new pattern. Her suggestion and one we think particularly fitting, was "First Love" [showing spoon in this pattern]. LIFE magazine, p. 83. (Viewed 16 October 2017. G01434.)

"Tune In— "The 1847 Silver Theatre", starring Hollywood celebrities. Columbia Network. Sundays at 5, E. S. T." (Excerpt from above.)


Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (22 November 1937). Advertisement: "Two opportunities meet for Christmas..." [showing First Love, Lovelace, Marquise, and Sylvia pattern, with endorsement by actress Rosalind Russell]. LIFE magazine, p. 123. (Viewed 16 October 2017. G01428.)

"Tune In— "The 1847 Silver Theatre", featuring Hollywood stars, Columbia Network, Sundays at 5, E. S. T." (Excerpt from above.)




1938 advertisements

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Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (4 April 1938). Advertisement: "Rosalind Russell gives spring’s best tip to the Bride-to-Be..." [showing First Love and Lovelace patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 32. (Viewed 18 October 2017. G01440.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (2 May 1938). Advertisement: "Rosalind Russell explains why it is lucky to marry this spring..." [showing First Love, Lovelace, and Marquise patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 26. (Viewed 16 October 2017. G01429.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (30 May 1938). Advertisement: "From Rosalind Russell— to the girl who caught the bride’s bouquet..." [showing First Love, Lovelace, and Marquise patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 30. (Viewed 15 October 2017. G01430.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (27 June 1938). Advertisement: "’Rosalind Russell, I owe some of my good luck to you!’..." [showing First Love and Lovelace patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 40. (Viewed 15 October 2017. G01442.)

Advertisement with Saks-Fifth Avenue mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (25 July 1938). Advertisement: "... Leonora Ormsby of Saks-Fifth Avenue... " [showing First Love, Lovelace And Marquise patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 26. (Viewed 15 October 2017. G01443.)

Advertisement with Saks-Fifth Avenue mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (22 August 1938). Advertisement: "... Leonora Ormsby of Saks-Fifth Avenue suggests... " [showing First Love, Lovelace And Marquise patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 26. (Viewed 15 October 2017. G01444.)

Advertisement with Saks-Fifth Avenue and CBS radio show mentions

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (19 September 1938). Advertisement: "... Leonora Ormsby of Saks-Fifth Avenue plans an informal wedding of ultra-smartness... " [showing First Love, Legacy and Lovelace patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 36. (Viewed 15 October 2017. G01431.)

"Tune In— Sunday, October 2— hear William Powell open the ’Silver Theater’ featuring leading Hollywood stars every Sunday, C. B. S., coast-to-coast, 6 P. M., E. S. T..." (Excerpt from above.)


Advertisement with Saks-Fifth Avenue and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (17 October 1938). Advertisement: "When Christmas and a Wedding come together. ’Have an all-white wedding,’ advises Leonora Ormsby of Saks-Fifth Avenue..." [showing Ambassador, and Sylvia patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 38. (Viewed 15 October 2017. G01446.)

Advertisement with celebrity and CBS radio show mentions

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (14 November 1938). Advertisement: "The best Christmas party ever planned..." [showing First Love, Lovelace and Marquise patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 38. (Viewed 15 October 2017. G01432.)

"Tune In Every Sunday— Leading dramatic stars in the "Silver Theatre". 6 P. M., E. S. T. ... Helen Hayes (Nov. 13 & 20), Ginger Rogers (Nov. 27), Clark Gable (Dec. 4) coast-to-coast Columbia network." (Excerpt from above.)




1939 advertisements

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Advertisement with Saks-Fifth Avenue and CBS radio show mentions

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (23 January 1939). Advertisement: "Wedding bells in March? ..." [showing First Love, Legacy, and Lovelace patterns; with CBS radio show mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 28. (Viewed 20 October 2017. G01437.)

Advertisement with Saks-Fifth Avenue and CBS radio show mentions

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (20 February 1939). Advertisement: "Suggestions for an April wedding..." [with Leonora Ormsby, Saks-Fifth Avenue and CBS radio show mentions; also showing First Love, Lovelace, and Marquise patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 32. (Viewed 20 October 2017. G01441.)

Advertisement with Saks-Fifth Avenue and CBS radio show mentions

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (20 March 1939). Advertisement: "To the girl who’s marrying in May. Leonora Ormsby of Saks-Fifth Avenue..." [showing First Love, Lovelace, and Sylvia patterns; with CBS radio show mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 32. (Viewed 20 October 2017. G01447.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mentions

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (17 April 1939). Advertisement: "Says Shirley Ross: ’I’m paging all Spring Brides’ ..." [showing First Love, Lovelace, and Marquise patterns; with CBS radio show mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 32. (Viewed 20 October 2017. G01450.)

Advertisement with CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (24 April 1939). Advertisement: "Typical brides of 1939 marry for life..." [showing the following patterns: 1810, Courtship, Empress, Enchantress, Prelude, and Wedgwood; with CBS radio show mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 19. (Viewed 20 October 2017. G01451.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (1 May 1939). Advertisement: "Loretta Young says, ’You 1939 Brides are Lucky..." [with CBS radio show mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 26. (Viewed 20 October 2017. G01452.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (12 June 1939). Advertisement: "’Hats off to a real artist,’ says Gail Patrick..." [with five spoons in First Love, Legacy, Lovelace, Marquise and Sylvia patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 36. (Viewed 20 October 2017. G01515.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (10 July 1939). Advertisement: "Constance Bennett says ’Here’s tremendous news for brides’ ..." [with five spoons in First Love, Legacy, Lovelace, Marquise and Sylvia patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 28. (Viewed 20 October 2017. G01517.)

Advertisement, with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (7 August 1939). Advertisement: "Says Joan Crawford, ’I see a winner when I see one’ ..." [showing First Love, Legacy, Lovelace, Marquise, and Sylvia patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 28. (Viewed 20 October 2017. G01518.)

Advertisement, with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (9 October 1939). Advertisement: "... Loretta Young names it ’Adoration’..." [showing photos of knife, fork and spoons in the pattern; and CBS radio show mention]. LIFE magazine, pp. 42-43. (Viewed 20 October 2017. G01520.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (23 October 1939). Advertisement: "Loretta Young named it, all America adores it, "Adoration" [with endorsement by actress Loretta Young and illustration of pattern; with CBS radio show mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 40. (Viewed 20 October 2017. G01457.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (6 November 1939). Advertisement: "Loretta Young says, ’Decide now to give her silver— in this lovely new pattern ’Adoration’... " [showing Adoration, First Love and Lovelace patterns; with CBS radio show mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 36. (Viewed 20 October 2017. G01458.)

Advertisement with CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (4 December 1939). Advertisement: "Mother will never stop thanking us for this gift..." [showing Adoration, First Love and Lovelace patterns, with CBS radio show mention.] LIFE magazine, p. 53. (Viewed 20 October 2017. G01460.)



Design catalogue

Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC) / 1847 Rogers Bros.). (193?). Spoons, forks, knives, etc. … 24 pp. (Viewed 8 May 2017. A00617.)

Personnel directory brochure

International Silver Company. (c. 1930s-1950s). Personnel directory for customers brochure. [Mentions 1847 Rogers Bros., Holmes & Edwards Silver Company, Wm. Rogers & Son, Webster & Wilcox hollowware.] 8 pp. (Viewed 13 August 2017. AAA00633.)


1940s

1940 advertisements

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Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (22 January 1940). Advertisement: "Geraldine Fitzgerald says, ’It’s as lovely as a dream come true’..." [showing Adoration, First Love and Lovelace patterns, with CBS radio show mention.] LIFE magazine, p. 28. (Viewed 21 October 2017. G01461.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (19 February 1940). Advertisement: "Merle Oberon looked... and ’feel in love!’..." [showing Adoration, First Love and Sylvia patterns, with CBS radio show mention.] LIFE magazine, p. 34. (Viewed 21 October 2017. G01463.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (18 March 1940). Advertisement: "’I’ve just discovered a beauty’, says Madeleine Carroll..." [showing Adoration, First Love and Lovelace patterns, with CBS radio show mention.] LIFE magazine, p. 36. (Viewed 21 October 2017. G01524.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (15 April 1940). Advertisement: "’There goes my heart!’, sighs Paulette Goddard..." [showing Adoration, First Love and Marquise patterns, with CBS radio show mention.] LIFE magazine, p. 63. (Viewed 21 October 2017. G01526.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (6 May 1940). Advertisement: "’May Brides... You’re Blessed!’, says Carole Lombard..." [showing Adoration, First Love, Lovelace, Marquise, and Sylvia patterns, with CBS radio show mention of Lombard’s appearance.] LIFE magazine, p. 79. (Viewed 21 October 2017. G01528.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (10 June 1940). Advertisement: "Says Ginger Rogers, ’May I help you choose?’... " [showing Adoration, First Love and Legacy patterns, with CBS radio show mention.] LIFE magazine, p. 40. (Viewed 21 October 2017. G01465.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (15 July 1940). Advertisement: "... My heart belongs to ’Adoration’!" says Mary Martin..." [showing photo of two forks, knife and spoon in Adoration pattern, with CBS radio show mention.] LIFE magazine, p. 32. (Viewed 21 October 2017. G01531.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (5 August 1940). Advertisement: "... ’See if my taste is yours,’ suggests Kay Francis..." [showing photo of First Love pattern, with CBS radio show mention.] LIFE magazine, p. 31. (Viewed 21 October 2017. G01466.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (2 September 1940). Advertisement: "... ’Don’t trust my eyes— use yours’, says Carole Lombard..." [showing photo of knife, fork and spoon in Adoration pattern, with CBS radio show mention.] LIFE magazine, p. 57. (Viewed 21 October 2017. G01533.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (14 October 1940). Advertisement: "... ’I’ve had a thrilling experience,’ says Merle Oberon..." [showing photo of First Love pattern, with CBS radio show mention.] LIFE magazine, p. 37. (Viewed 19 October 2017. G01467.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (11 November 1940.) Advertisement: "... May I present... my latest discovery? asks Olivia de Havilland..." [showing photo of Adoration pattern, with CBS radio show mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 70. (Viewed 22 October 2017. G01469.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (9 December 1940). Advertisement: "’What... for the little lady for Christmas?’ asks Virginia Bruce..." [showing photo of Adoration, First Love, Lovelace, Legacy, Marquise, Sylvia patterns, with CBS radio show mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 70. (Viewed 22 October 2017. G01471.)



Marketing film for retailers

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (c. 1941). Marketing film for retailers: [Your chance of a lifetime], about 15 minutes. [Also describes marketing campaign with Hollywood star advertisements and the Silver Theater on CBS radio; focuses on rollout of new 1847 Rogers Bros. "Eternally Yours" pattern]. (Viewed 22 October 2017. G01541.)

1941 advertisements

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Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (20 January 1941). Advertisement: "’Any girl would say ’yes’ to this one!’ says Kay Francis..." [with illustration showing two forks, knife, and spoon in Adoration pattern, and CBS radio show mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 12. (Viewed 5 November 2017. G01637.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (17 February 1941). Advertisement: "’First Love is my new love,’ says Greer Garson..." [showing photo of First Love pattern, with CBS radio show mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 34. (Viewed 19 October 2017. G01472.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (17 March 1941). Advertisement: "’I call it unbelievable!’ says Martha Scott..." [with illustration including two forks, knife and spoon in Adoration pattern, and CBS radio show mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 44. (Viewed 5 November 2017. G01642.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (14 April 1941). Advertisement: "’Are you sensible or sentimental?’ asks Barbara Stanwyck..." [showing photo of First Love pattern, with CBS radio show mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 52. (Viewed 19 October 2017. G01474.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (12 May 1941). Advertisement: "’I’d like to sing out the news,’ says Judy Garland’... " [showing photo of Adoration pattern, with CBS radio show mention; see later Silver Theater radio broadcasts starring the actress: 26 January 1941, 12 & 19 October 1941, and 12 December 1943 on the International Silver Co. historical information page]. LIFE magazine, p. 70. (Viewed 21 October 2017. G01476.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (9 June 1941). Advertisement: "’I saw your First Love today,’ says Linda Darnell..." [showing photo of First Love pattern, with CBS radio show mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 46. (Viewed 19 October 2017. G01477.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (21 July 1941). Advertisement: "’Make a wish now!’ says Olivia de Havilland..." [with illustration of two forks, knife and spoon in Adoration pattern, and CBS radio show mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 10. (Viewed 5 November 2017. G01647.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsements and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (15 September 1941). Advertisement: "Conrad Nagel reports....... ’All Hollywood hails the most spectacular achievement in Silverplate History’ ..." [including illustration showing two forks, knife and spoon in Eternally Yours pattern; endorsements by Ellen Drew, Betty Field, Rosalind Russell, and Conrad Nagel; and CBS radio show mention]. LIFE magazine, pp. 44-45. (Viewed 6 November 2017. G01648.)

Advertisement, with celebrity endorsements and CBS radio show mentions

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (13 October 1941). Advertisement: "’It leaves me breathless,’ exclaimed Myrna Loy..." [with illustration showing two forks, knife and spoon in Eternally Yours pattern; mention of actor Conrad Nagel; mention of CBS radio show]. LIFE magazine, p. 102. (Viewed 7 November 2017. G01651.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsements and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (17 November 1941). Advertisement: "’My heart stood still!’, says Laraine Day..." [with illustration showing Eternally Yours pattern; also mention by actor Conrad Nagel and CBS radio show mention.] LIFE magazine, p. 67. (Viewed 14 November 2017. G01657.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and CBS radio show mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (15 December 1941). Advertisement: "Men: Take a Christmas hint from Rosalind Russell..." [with illustrations showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love, Legacy, Lovelace patterns; with CBS radio show mention.] LIFE magazine, p. 73. (Viewed 14 November 2017. G01658.)



1943 advertisements

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Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (17 May 1943). Advertisement: "’A girl can dream, can’t she?’ says Loretta Young... And I hope that every one of us is putting every penny she can into War Bonds... But a day will come when you can again get the silverplate... Plan for that day. Buy War Bonds now..." LIFE magazine, p. 68. (Viewed 15 November 2017. G01659.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (26 July 1943). Advertisement: "’Could any girl stop wishing?’, says Paulette Goddard..." LIFE magazine, p. 86. (Viewed 21 October 2017. G01487.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (27 September 1943). Advertisement: "’Ashamed to build air castles?’ asks Veronica Lake. ’Of course, we must all be intensely practical about our war work, but no girl should be ashamed of building dream castles too...’ " [with illustration showing Eternally Yours pattern]. LIFE magazine, p. 94. (Viewed 15 November 2017. G01662.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (25 October 1943). Advertisement: "’Don’t take off your wishing cap!’ says Susan Howard... The skilled craftsmen who used to fashion 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate are helping our boys fight, too— by working tirelessly to keep weapons of war pouring overseas... But after the war, we’ll be making them again..." [with celebrity endorsement; illustration showing cutlery in First Love pattern.] LIFE magazine, p. 87. (Viewed 16 November 2017. G01664.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (22 November 1943). Advertisement: "’ Keep a rainbow ’round your future,’ says Claudette Colbert... ’Buy War Bonds— as many as you can". [with celebrity endorsement; illustration showing cutlery in Eternally Yours pattern.] LIFE magazine, p. 80. (Viewed 16 November 2017. G01665.)



1944 advertisements

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Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (28 February 1944). Advertisement: "’Have you made a wish today?’ asks Laraine Day. ’Busy at war work? Of course you are— but you can still wish, and plan the home you’ll have some day...’" [with illustration showing Adoration pattern; with celebrity endorsement]. LIFE magazine, p. 93. (Viewed 17 November 2017. G01679.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (10 April 1944). Advertisement: "... ’Stay Wide Awake.. and Dream,’ says Risë Stevens..." LIFE magazine, p. 84. (Viewed 22 October 2017. G01492.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (22 May 1944). Advertisement: "... ’Keep Wishing While You Work’, says Anne Baxter..." [with photo of knife, fork and spoon in Eternally Yours pattern]. LIFE magazine, p. 80. (Viewed 22 October 2017. G01493.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (21 August 1944). Advertisement: "... ’Fill your pockets with daydreams,’ says Rosalind Russell..." [with photo of Adoration pattern knife, fork and spoon]. LIFE magazine, p. 63. (Viewed 19 October 2017. G01494.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement and Ozzie & Harriet sponsorship mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (2 October 1944). Advertisement: "... ’This is no time to be modest,’ says Ozzie & Harriet..." [with celebrity endorsement; mention of ISC sponsorship of radio show, Ozzie & Harriet.] LIFE magazine, p. 46. (Viewed 22 October 2017. G01495.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (13 November 1944). Advertisement: "’If I had Aladdin’s Lamp...’ says Ann Sheridan... And here at 1847 Rogers Bros., we’re working hard to help hurry that day of Victory... turning out vital materials of war. So right now, none of the 1847 Rogers Bros. designs you love so well can be made..." [including illustration showing Eternally Yours pattern]. LIFE magazine, p. 84. (Viewed 17 November 2017. G01680.)



1945 advertisements

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Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (26 February 1945). Advertisement: "’The wish I wish the most...’, says Dinah Shore..." [with illustration of knife, fork and spoon in First Love pattern]. LIFE magazine, p. 70. (Viewed 10 October 2017. G01496.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (9 April 1945). Advertisement: "’It’s my favorite dream’,... says Janet Blair... Right now, we have a bigger job. Keeping our fighting men supplied with vital war materials..." [with illustration showing Eternally Yours pattern; with celebrity endorsement]. LIFE magazine, p. 10. (Viewed 17 November 2017. G01681.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (21 May 1945). Advertisement: "’You bet I’m chasing rainbows’,... says Joan Fontaine... Now, though, we have a bigger job... keeping our fighting men supplied with vital war materials..." [with illustration showing Adoration pattern; with celebrity endorsement]. LIFE magazine, p. 80. (Viewed 17 November 2017. G01682.)

Advertisement with celebrity endorsement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (20 August 1945). Advertisement: "’Waiting can seem shorter’... says Merle Oberon..." [with illustration showing First Love pattern; with celebrity endorsement]. LIFE magazine, p. 22. (Viewed 17 November 2017. G01683.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (15 October 1945). Advertisement: "Soon, candle will glow once more on the rich beauty of 1847 Rogers Bros. ..." [with illustrations showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, and First Love patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 100. (Viewed 16 November 2017. G01684.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (12 November 1945). Advertisement: "1847 Rogers Bros. is Back! ..." [with photo showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, and First Love patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 119. (Viewed 22 October 2017. G01497.)



Informational booklet

1847 Rogers Bros. / International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (before February 1946). The story of silverplate (no. 144). (Viewed 22 July 2016. A01093.)

Internal sales booklet

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (1946?). Silver sales tips today for silver sales records tomorrow. 20 pp. ["Chiefly concerned with 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate."] (Viewed 8 May 2017. A02396.)

1946 advertisements

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Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (25 February 1946). Advertisement: "The one and only 1847 Rogers Bros. is again at your dealers..." [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours and First Love patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 23. (Viewed 24 November 2017. G01695.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (11 March 1946). Advertisement: "Your ’silver dream’ has come true..." [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, and First Love patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 52. (Viewed 22 October 2017. G01498.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (6 May 1946). Advertisement: "Many a gracious table sparkles with new beauty these days..." [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours and First Love patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 87. (Viewed 24 November 2017. G01696.)

Advertisement, gown by Ben Gam

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (3 June 1946). Advertisement: "Muted lights... a gleaming table..." [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours and First Love patterns; model wearing gown by Ben Gam]. LIFE magazine, p. 98. (Viewed 25 November 2017. G01697.)

Advertisement, model’s gown by Hattie Carnegie

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (7 October 1946). Advertisement: "Like a rich, gracious stage setting! ..." [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours and First Love patterns; and model with gown by fashion entrepreneur Hattie Carnegie]. LIFE magazine, p. 69. (Viewed 25 November 2017. G01698.)

Advertisement with Ozzie and Harriet mention, model wearing gown by Suzanne Augustine

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (4 November 1946). Advertisement: "Proud moment for you..." [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours and First Love patterns; with The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet mention; model wearing gown by Suzanne Augustine]. LIFE magazine, p. 84. (Viewed 25 November 2017. G01699.)

Advertisement with Ozzie and Harriet mention; model wearing gown by Maurice Rentner

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (9 December 1946). Advertisement: "Never-to-be-forgotten Christmas thrill! ..." [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours and First Love patterns; with The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet mention; model wearing gown by Maurice Rentner]. LIFE magazine, p. 90. (Viewed 24 November 2017. G01700.)



Historical information

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). "1847 Rogers Brothers" mentions, (pp. 52, 74, 101, 103-04, 107, 110, 115-16, 225, 230, 290-91, 296, 297-303). In Century of silver, 1847-1947; Connecticut Yankees and a noble metal. 388 pp. New York: E.M. McBride & Company. (Updated 8 May 2017. DM.)

1947 advertisements

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Advertisement with Ozzie and Harriet mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (27 January 1947). Advertisement: "A proud hostess in 1847... A proud hostess in 1947..." [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours and First Love patterns; with The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 80. (Viewed 24 November 2017. G01701.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (25 February 1946). Advertisement: "The one and only 1847 Rogers Bros. is again at your dealers..." [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours and First Love patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 23. (Viewed 24 November 2017. G01695.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (3 March 1947). Advertisement: "Do your family treasures include any of 1847 Rogers Bros. fine old silverware? ..." [showing illustration with over 75 patterns]. LIFE magazine, pp. 66-67. (Viewed 23 October 2017. G01499.)

Advertisement with Ozzie & Harriet mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (24 March 1947). Advertisement: "Prized possession in 1847, Prized possession in 1947 [with illustration showing Adoration, First Love and Eternally Yours patterns; with Ozzie & Harriet mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 96. (Viewed 24 October 2017. G01561.)

Advertisement, with Ozzie & Harriet mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (21 April 1947). Advertisement: "A social success in 1847, A social success in 1947..." [with illustrations showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, and First Love patterns; with Ozzie & Harriet mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 98. (Viewed 19 October 2017. G01500.)

Advertisement with Ozzie and Harriet mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (19 May 1947). Advertisement: "An engaged girl’s choice 1847... An engaged girl’s choice in 1947..." [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours and First Love patterns; with The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 74. (Viewed 24 November 2017. G01702.)

Advertisement with Silver Theatre mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (16 June 1947). Advertisement: "A bride’s favorite wedding gift... in 1847... A bride’s favorite wedding gift... in 1947..." [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours and First Love patterns; with Silver Theatre mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 72. (Viewed 24 November 2017. G01703.)

Advertisement, with Silver Theatre mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (28 July 1947). Advertisement: "For a daughter in love in 1847... For a daughter in love in 1947..." [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours and First Love patterns; with Silver Theatre mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 74. (Viewed 25 November 2017. G01704.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (1 September 1947). Advertisement: "1847 Rogers Bros. announce their 100th Anniversary pattern ’Remembrance’... " [including illustration of knife, fork and spoon in the pattern]. LIFE magazine, p. 46. (Viewed 25 November 2017. G01710.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (6 October 1947). Advertisement: "1847 Rogers Bros. presents ’Remembrance’..." [with illustration showing cutlery, tea service and other hollowware in the pattern]. LIFE magazine, pp. 60-61. (Viewed 25 November 2017. G01711.)

Advertisement, with Ozzie & Harriet mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (3 November 1947). Advertisement: "Eyes have seldom seen... hands have never held... such perfection in silverplate! ..." [with illustrations showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love, and Remembrance patterns; with Ozzie & Harriet mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 82. (Viewed 23 October 2017. G01501.)

Advertisement, with Ozzie and Harriet mention; model with dress by Ben Gam

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (1 December 1947). Advertisement: "What a wonderful Christmas this is... " [including illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns; with The adventures of Ozzie and Harriet mention; model with dress by Ben Gam]. LIFE magazine, p. 82. (Viewed 25 November 2017. G01707.)



1948 advertisements

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Advertisement, with Ozzie and Harriet mention; model with dress and jewelry by Hattie Carnegie

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (26 January 1948). Advertisement: "Proud thought before a dinner party..." [including illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns; with The adventures of Ozzie and Harriet mention; model with dress and jewelry by Hattie Carnegie]. LIFE magazine, p. 78. (Viewed 25 November 2017. G01705.)

Advertisement, with Ozzie & Harriet mention, model with dress by Adele Simpson

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (23 February 1948). Advertisement: "Secret thoughts of a proud hostess..." [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love, and Remembrance patterns; with Ozzie & Harriet mention; model with dress by Adele Simpson]. LIFE magazine, p. 86. (Viewed 24 October 2017. G01567.)

Advertisement, with Ozzie & Harriet mention; with gown by Pauline Trigère

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) / International Silver Company. (22 March 1948). Advertisement: "Heart-warming thought of a recent bride..." [including illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns; with The adventures of Ozzie & Harriet mention; with gown by Pauline Trigère]. LIFE magazine, p. 58. (Viewed 16 November 2017. G01706.)

Advertisement, with Ozzie & Harriet mention, gown by Jay Thorpe

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (19 April 1948). Advertisement: "For 101 years American brides have cherished this lovely silverplate..." [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns, including a five-piece tea service; with Ozzie & Harriet mention; gown in photo by Jay Thorpe]. LIFE magazine, pp. 50-51. (Viewed 24 October 2017. G01569.)

Advertisement, with Ozzie and Harriet mention, with model wearing jewelry by Harry Winston

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (17 May 1948). Advertisement: ""Joyous thought of a girl just wed... " [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns; with The adventures of Ozzie and Harriet mention; model wearing diamonds designed by Harry Winston]. LIFE magazine, p. 56. (Viewed 28 November 2017. G01722.)

Advertisement, with Ozzie and Harriet mention, model wearing diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (14 June 1948). Advertisement: "Happy thought of a young wife... " [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns; with The adventures of Ozzie and Harriet mention; model wearing diamonds designed by Van Cleef & Arpels]. LIFE magazine, p. 86. (Viewed 25 November 2017. G01724.)

Advertisement, with Silver Summer Review mention, model wearing a Ben Reig design by Omar Kiam

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (12 July 1948). Advertisement: "Thought to give a hostess confidence... " [including illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love, and Remembrance patterns; with Silver Summer Review mention; model wearing a Ben Reig design by Omar Kiam]. LIFE magazine, p. 80. (Viewed 1 December 2017. G01729.)

Advertisement, with Silver Summer Review mention, model wearing gown by Henri Bendel

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (6 September 1948). Advertisement: "Admiring thought of a guest of honor..." [including illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love, and Remembrance patterns; with Silver Summer Review mention; model wearing gown by Henri Bendel]. LIFE magazine, p. 78. (Viewed 1 December 2017. G01741.)

Advertisement, with Ozzie and Harriet mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (4 October 1948). Advertisement: "Grateful thought of a radiant bride... " [including illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love, and Remembrance patterns; with The adventures of Ozzie & Harriet mention; model wearing bridal gown by Tailored Woman]. LIFE magazine, p. 102. (Viewed 1 December 2017. G01742.)

Advertisement, with Ozzie & Harriet mention; model with jewels by John Rubel, gown by Hattie Carnegie

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (1 November 1948). Advertisement: "Thought to thrill a young wife’s heart..." [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns, with Ozzie & Harriet mention; model with jewels by John Rubel, gown by Hattie Carnegie]. LIFE magazine, p. 94. (Viewed 15 October 2017. G01570.)

Advertisement, with Ozzie & Harriet mention, model with gown by Pauline Trigère

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (29 November 1948). Advertisement: "Secret thought of a wife on Christmas Eve... " [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love, and Remembrance patterns, with Ozzie & Harriet mention; model with gown by Pauline Trigère]. LIFE magazine, p. 94. (Viewed 23 October 2017. G01544.)

Advertisement, with Ozzie and Harriet mention, with model wearing gown and jewelry by Hattie Carnegie

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (27 December 1948). Advertisement: "Pleasant thought while entertaining... " [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns; with The adventures of Ozzie and Harriet mention; with model wearing gown and jewelry by Hattie Carnegie]. LIFE magazine, p. 28. (Viewed 28 November 2017. G01726.)



Mention in 1949 ISC annual report

International Silver Company. (1949). Annual report. [Mention of "1847 Rogers Bros." / (Meriden Britannia Company), p. 8.] (Viewed 8 August 2017. AAA00630.)

1949 advertisements

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Advertisement, with Ozzie & Harriet mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (17 January 1949). Advertisement: "It’s still the thing to do... It’s still the thing to own... " [including illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love, and Remembrance patterns; with The adventures of Ozzie & Harriet mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 66. (Viewed 1 December 2017. G01744.)

Advertisement, with Ozzie & Harriet mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (7 March 1949). Advertisement: "It’s still the thing to do... It’s still the thing to own... " [including illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love, and Remembrance patterns; with The adventures of Ozzie and Harriet mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 96. (Viewed 5 December 2017. G01746.)

Advertisement, with Ozzie and Harriet mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (4 April 1949). Advertisement: "It’s still the thing to do... It’s still the thing to own... " [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns; with The adventures of Ozzie and Harriet mention]. LIFE magazine, p. 110. (Viewed 5 December 2017. G01786.)

Advertisement, with Ozzie and Harriet mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (9 May 1949). Advertisement: "Its still the thing to do... It’s still the thing to own... " [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns, also hollowware in Remembrance pattern; with The adventures of Ozzie and Harriet mention]. LIFE magazine, pp. 50-51. (Viewed 5 December 2017. G01788.)

Advertisement, with Ozzie and Harriet mention

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (6 June 1949). Advertisement: "Its still the thing to do... It’s still the thing to own... " [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns, with The adventures of Ozzie and Harriet mention]. LIFE magazine, pp. 104. (Viewed 5 December 2017. G01790.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (25 July 1949). "It’s still the thing to do... It’s still the thing to own..." [with illustration of spoons showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love, and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 40. (Viewed 23 October 2017. G01546 .)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (12 September 1949). Advertisement: "Its still the thing to do... It’s still the thing to own... " [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 82. (Viewed 5 December 2017. G01791.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (10 October 1949). Advertisement: "Its still the thing to do... It’s still the thing to own... " [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 102. (Viewed 6 December 2017. G01793.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (5 December 1949). Advertisement: "It’s still the thing to do... It’s still the thing to own..." [with illustration of spoons showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love, and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 122. (Viewed 23 October 2017. G01508.)




1950s

Annual report mention, 1950

International Silver Company. (1950). Annual report. (Includes mentions of 1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia Company), Holmes & Edwards Silver Company, International Sterling). 16 pp. (Updated 30 August 2017. A00548; AAA00667.)

1950 advertisements

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Advertisement, costume by John Frederics

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (20 February 1950). Advertisement: "Its still the thing to do... It’s still the thing to own... " [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns; costume in photo by John Frederics]. LIFE magazine, inside front cover. (Viewed 5 December 2017. G01792.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (27 March 1950). Advertisement: "Its still the thing to do... It’s still the thing to own... " [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 54. (Viewed 5 December 2017. G01794.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (24 April 1950). Advertisement: "... 1847 Rogers Bros., America’s Finest Silverplate..." [with photo of spoons showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love, and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 64. (Viewed 15 October 2017. G01507.)

Advertisement, wedding dress by Bergdoff Goodman

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (22 May 1950). Advertisement: "Its still the thing to do... It’s still the thing to own... " [with illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns; wedding dress in photo by Bergdoff Goodman]. LIFE magazine, p. 106. (Viewed 5 December 2017. G01795.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (11 September 1950). Advertisement: "1847 Rogers Bros. brings you a joyous new pattern— ’Daffodil’... " [with illustration of knife, two forks and two spoons in the pattern]. LIFE magazine, p. 136. (Viewed 5 December 2017. G01797.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (30 October 1950). Advertisement: "Choose 1847 Rogers Bros., ’It’s still the thing to own’... " [with illustrations showing Adoration, Daffodil, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 78. (Viewed 24 October 2017. G01572.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (13 November 1950). Advertisement: "Choose 1847 Rogers Bros. ’It’s still the thing to own’ ..." [with illustration showing knife, two forks, and two spoons in Daffodil pattern; another illustration showing Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, inside front cover. (Viewed 6 December 2017. G01799.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (18 December 1950). Advertisement: "The Christmas way to say ’My Darling’..." [with illustrations showing Adoration, Daffodil, Eternally Yours, First Love, and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 70. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01573.)



Design catalogue

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (1951). Eighteen forty seven Rogers Bros. America’s finest silverplate... Number of pages unknown. (Updated 7 May 2017. A00490.)

Annual report mention, 1951

International Silver Company. (1951). Annual report. [Includes a spotlight on the Wedgwood pattern and mentions of 1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia Company), Holmes & Edwards Silver Company, and anchor Rogers anchor]. 14 pp. (Viewed 4 May 2016. A00548.)

1951 advertisements

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Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (19 February 1951). Advertisement: "Choose 1847 Rogers Bros., ’It’s still the thing to own’... " [with illustrations showing Adoration, Daffodil, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, inside front cover. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01574.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (10 September 1951). Advertisement: "Choose 1847 Rogers Bros., ’It’s still the thing to own’..." [with two photos showing Adoration, Daffodil, Eternally Yours, First Love and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 106. (Viewed 15 October 2017. G01550.)



Design catalogue

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (1952). 1847 Rogers Bros., America’s finest silverplate; Wm. Rogers & Son, reinforced plate by International; Rogers sterling, beauty and craftsmanship in solid silver: Products of the International Silver Company. 44 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00491.)

Annual report mention, 1952

International Silver Company. (1952). Annual report. [Includes mentions of 1847 Rogers Brothers, Holmes & Edwards Silver company, (anchor) Rogers (anchor), International Sterling.] 16 pp. (Viewed 4 May 2016. A00548.)

1952 advertisements

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Advertisement

(January 1952). Advertisement: International Silver Company - "America’s most distinguished and best selling designs in sterling and silverplate" [showing 31 flatware patterns by ISC, divisions and brands including 1847 Rogers Bros., International Sterling, Holmes & Edwards, and Wm. Rogers & Son]. Connecticut Circle magazine. (Viewed 18 August 2017. AAA00637,b.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (14 April 1952). Advertisement: "1847 Rogers Bros. Silver Parade! ..." [with illustration showing Adoration, Daffodil, Eternally Yours, First Love, and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, pp. 52-53. (Viewed 23 October 2017. G01549.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (19 May 1952). Advertisement: "’Remembrance’... for the sentimental lass this dainty romantic design..." [with illustration showing knife, fork and spoon in Remembrance pattern; with another illustration showing Adoration, Daffodil, Eternally Yours, and First Love patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 126. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01605.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (13 October 1952). Advertisement: "Eternally Yours... classic yet new! ..." [with illustration showing a knife, two forks and three spoons in this pattern; another illustration shows Adoration, Daffodil, First Love, and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 136. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01607.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (17 November 1952). Advertisement: "... These are the reasons why more women choose 1847 Rogers Bros. ..." [with illustration showing serving fork, gravy ladle, serving spoon, pie knife and round server in the Daffodil pattern; another illustration shows Adoration, Eternally Yours, First Love, and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, inside front cover. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01609.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (8 December 1952). Advertisement: "The Christmas give her a gift as lasting as your love! ..." [with illustration showing Royal Gift Chest; another illustration shows Adoration, Daffodil, Eternally Yours, First Love, and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 141. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01610.)



Historical information

Wendover, Sanford H. (1956). On Horace C. Wilcox, Rogers brothers, Meriden Britannia Company and Wilcox Silver Plate Co., (pp. 87-91). In 150 years of Meriden. Meriden: Meriden Sesquicentennial Committee. (Published in connection with the observance of the city’s sesquicentennial, June 17-23, 1956). (Viewed 27 November 2016. A00789-90.)

1956 advertisements

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Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (19 March 1956). Advertisement: "Be sure you see this stunning new pattern... Flair [with photos showing Daffodil, Flair, Heritage and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 53. (Viewed 26 October 2017. G01617.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (26 March 1956). Advertisement: "She has Flair..." [with photos showing Daffodil, Eternally Yours, First Love, Flair, Heritage, and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 64. (Viewed 26 October 2017. G01618.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (14 May 1956). Advertisement: "The bride has Flair [with illustrations showing Daffodil, Flair, Heritage and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 57. (Viewed 26 October 2017. G01624.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (9 July 1956). Advertisement: "All set with Flair... " [with illustrations showing Daffodil, Flair, Heritage and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 110. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01575.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (17 September 1956). Advertisement: "For you... or for someone you love... Heritage..." [with illustrations showing Daffodil, Flair, Heritage and Remembrance patterns, and Lord Robert Tea Service in International Sterling]. LIFE magazine, pp. 85-86. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01576-77.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (26 November 1956). Advertisement: "So gay... so gracious... Daffodil..." [with illustration showing Daffodil, Flair, Heritage, and Remembrance patterns]. LIFE magazine, inside front cover. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01580.)



1957 advertisements

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Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (8 April 1957). Advertisement: "Introducing beautiful, beautiful Springtime, The first silverplate design with a ’hand cut’ look! ..." [with illustration showing knife, two forks, spoon and coffee pot showing pattern]. LIFE magazine, inside front cover. (Viewed 26 October 2017. G01626.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (29 April 1957). Advertisement: "... Beautiful, beautiful Springtime, The first silverplate design with a ’hand cut’ look! ..." [with photos of knife, two forks, two spoons and coffee pot showing pattern]. LIFE magazine, pp. 84-85. (Viewed 26 October 2017. G01627.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (23 September 1957). Advertisement: "1847 Rogers Bros. Fall Silver Sale..." [showing photo of Daffodil, Flair, Heritage, Remembrance, and Springtime patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 85. (Viewed 23 October 2017. G01506.)

Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (28 October 1957). Advertisement: "1847 Rogers Bros. Fall Silver Sale..." [showing photo of Daffodil, Flair, Heritage, Remembrance, and Springtime patterns]. LIFE magazine, inside front cover. (Viewed 23 October 2017. G01505.)




1960s

1962 advertisements

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Advertisement

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (22 June 1962). Advertisement: "... The new Stainless Steel is 1847 Rogers Bros. ..." [with photo showing Fire Song, Cotillion, and Symmetry patterns; with extensive list of retailers]. LIFE magazine, pp. R2-R3. (Viewed 23 October 2017. G01503.)



Magazine article

Hodgson, Beulah D. (February 1968). [Rogers Brothers, The International Silver Company (/ Meriden Britannia), Meriden, Conn.] Silver Magazine. (Viewed 13 September 2017. G00209.)

1968 advertisements

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Advertisement

Williamson Co. (5 April 1968). Advertisement: "56 Piece Stainless Flatware Set by the Makers of 1847 Rogers Bros.* [/ Meriden Britannia Co. / International Silver Company] ... Free! With the purchase of a Williamson central air-conditioner..." [with illustration of knife]. LIFE magazine, p. 80. (Viewed 26 October 2017. G01635.)



Magazine article

Garrett, Toni. (February 1969). [1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia) A-1 patterns not well known (Parisian, Hollow Handle, Vintage, Charter Oak, Columbia, Berkshire, Gladstone, St. Leon, Scythian, Kensington, Tolland, Florentine, Venetian) flatware pattern]. Silver Magazine. (Viewed 13 September 2017. G00209.)

Promotional booklet

Cindy Haskins. (196?). Table top etiquette. 10 pp. ["1847 Rogers Bros. - America’s finest silverplate" (Meriden Britannia / ISC).] (Viewed 8 May 2017. A02397.)


1970s

1970 magazine articles

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Magazine article

(April 1970). [Ivy - or Grape (1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia) flatware pattern.] Silver Magazine. (Viewed 8 September 2017. G00209.)

Magazine article

(May 1970). [First Love, silver plate (1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia) flatware pattern.] Silver Magazine. (Viewed 8 September 2017. G00209.)

Magazine article

(June 1970). [Legacy, silver plate (1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia) flatware pattern.] Silver Magazine. (Viewed 8 September 2017. G00209.)

Magazine article

Deibel, Ken. (July 1970). [1847 Rogers Bros (/ Meriden Britannia) butter knives - flat and spoon or bent handle]. Silver Magazine. (Viewed 8 September 2017. G00209.)

Magazine article

Deibel, Ken. (July 1970). [1847 Rogers Bros. (/ Meriden Britannia) butter knives - twist or reversed handle]. Silver Magazine. (Viewed 8 September 2017. G00209.)

Magazine article

(July 1970). [First Love, silverplate (1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia) flatware pattern.] Silver Magazine. (Viewed 8 September 2017. G00209.)

Magazine article

(July 1970). [Sylvia, silver plate (1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia) flatware pattern]. Silver Magazine. (Viewed 7 September 2017. G00209.)

Magazine article

(August 1970). [Marquise, silver plate (1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia) flatware pattern]. Silver Magazine. (Viewed 7 September 2017. G00209.)

Magazine article

(August 1970). [Vintage, the Confusing Forks (1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia) flatware pattern]. Silver Magazine. (Viewed 7 September 2017. G00209.)

Magazine article

(September 1970). [Lovelace, silver plate (1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia) flatware pattern]. Silver Magazine. (Viewed 7 September 2017. G00209.)

Magazine article

(October 1970). [Adoration, silver plate (1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia) flatware pattern]. Silver Magazine. (Viewed 7 September 2017. G00209.)

Magazine article or advertisement reprint

(November 1970). [1847 Rogers Bros (/ Meriden Britannia) ad]. Silver Magazine. (Viewed 8 September 2017. G00209.)



Magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (May 1976). Silverware for children. Spinning wheel, pp. 13-16. (Viewed 11 November 2017. AAA00699.)

Illustrations
> Forbes Silver Company: "Royal Baby Plate" (c. 1908-30);
> Hartford Silver Plate Co.: child’s cup (c. 1880);
> Holmes and Edwards Silver Co. / International Silver Company: "My own set", Danish Princess pattern (c. 1938);
> Meriden Britannia Company: 2 child’s cups (c. 1867, c. 1882), 3 child’s trays (1886), Princess pattern child’s set from 1879 catalogue;
> Middletown Plate Co. / Superior Silver Co.: child’s cup (c. 1890);
> 1847 Rogers Brothers: 2 child’s sets, Assyrian and Fairie pattern (c. 1887);
> Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co.: 11 children’s cups, reprinted from 1860 catalogue;
> Rogers & Brother: 3 child’s cups (c. 1870, c. 1880, c. 1882);
> Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.: 4 children’s bowl sets, reprinted from 1891 catalogue;
> Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.: child’s cup (c. 1896);
> Also, Rogers, Smith & Co. is also mentioned.

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT;
  • See worldcat.org for other locations.

Secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1977). On "1847 Rogers Brothers", [pp. 10 (ISC advert, 1917); 19; 34; 71]. In An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company. Taylor Publishing Company: Dallas, TX. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

Magazine article

(March / April 1978). [1847 Rogers Brothers (/ Meriden Britannia) birth-month spoons.] Silver Magazine. (Viewed 8 September 2017. G00207.)


1980s

Secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). "1847 Rogers Bros." mentions. In The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

1847 Rogers Bros. content
> p. 66 (fruit knives);
> pp. 90-91 (mustache spoons, including illustrations of 4 in 1893 trade catalogue);
> pp. 94-5 (photo of 5-piece place setting, Vintage pattern, undated);
> p. 98 (flatware);
> pp. 101-02 (flatware for children, including photo of Assyrian pattern);
> p. 106 (baby plates);
> pp. 167-69 (on start of "1847 Rogers Bros.").

Secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). On "The Rogers Brothers", [pp. 161-70 (excerpt above); other mentions in book’s index; including reproduced illustration of William, Asa, and Simeon Rogers; adverts; b/w photos of spoons, building illustrations; and photo of Meriden Britannia building]. In The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

Magazine article

(July / August 1986). [Fruit knives - Rogers silverplate] (presumably 1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia). Silver Magazine. (Viewed 6 September 2017. G00205.)


1990s

Magazine article

Gluck, Nancy. (January / February 1996). [The 1847 Girl; presumably regarding 1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia advertising]. Silver Magazine. (Viewed 7 September 2017. G00202.)


2000s

1847 Rogers Bros. in 2005-07 exhibition

Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver. [Includes 1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia).] 392 pp. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press. (Book accompanied exhibition at 5 American venues.) (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

> Exhibition venues: Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; Dallas Museum of Art; The Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, FL; The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN.

1847 Rogers Bros. in 2005-06 exhibition

Coffin, Sarah D. (c. 2006). Feeding desire: Design and the tools of the table, 1500-2005 exhibition catalogue / book. New York : Assouline, in association with the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. [Exhibition venues: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (5 May - 29 October 2006); COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, Napa, California (26 January - 30 April 2007). (Updated 22 July 2017. A02153; A02775.)


n. d.

Design catalogue

Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (19xx). Price list of 1847 Rogers Bros.: Spoons, forks, knives, etc., and a few choice places in tea sets, trays, meat dishes, candelabra, etc., made only by the successors to Rogers Bros. Meriden, CT; 47 pp. (Updated 7 May 2007. A01448; A01453.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1900s). [Trade catalogue and price lists]. Related companies: 1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia); Holmes & Edwards Inlaid; Wm. Rogers & Son; H.O. Hurlbert & Sons. (Updated 23 April 2017. A01426.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (19—?). Price list of 1847 Rogers Bros. spoons, forks, knives, etc., book no. 70. 61 pp. [Some tears and water damage.] (Updated 7 May 2017. A01449; C00014-37.)

Design catalogue

Otto Young & Co. (undated). [Trade catalogs on jewelers’ merchandise : silverplated ware, clocks and watches, watch crystals, jewelry, pens and pencils, leather goods, stationery, umbrellas, eyeglasses and lenses, opticians’ sundries and instruments, watchmakers’ and jewelers’ equipment and supplies ... ] [Includes illustrated price list. Includes products from various manufacturers including [presumably 1847] Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia)]. (Updated 7 May 2017. A01427.)


Footnotes:
[1] This was updated in 2016 to 1895 based on primary source documentation that Design Meriden forwarded from the University of Connecticut to the Winterthur library. See "Catalogue List 1889-1897", vol. 35: A Guide to the International Silver Company Records, 1853-1921 (link to library entry) Updated 23 April 2016. [A01123]

[2] McKinstry, E. Richard / Winterthur Museum. (1984). Trade catalogues at Winterthur: A guide to the literature of merchandising, 1750 to 1980 (online) (entry no. 1670, p. 291). Garland Publishing: New York and London. Viewed 20 June 2016. [A00518; A00904]. In the microfiche, the dating is c. 1890; see footnote 1. Hence "1895".

[3] See footnote no. 2. Entry no. 1671, p. 291. Viewed 20 June 2016. [A00518; A00904]

[4] See Thompson, Eleanor McD. (1991). Guide to the microfiche edition of trade catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, part 2 (online) (entry 3101, p. 91). (Also see entry 3102.) 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.)



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