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)


This compilation focuses on design catalogues and historical information concerning 1847 Rogers Brothers. A link to a page focused on 1847 Rogers Brothers designs is above. 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.)

Advertisement

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.)

Advertisement

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.)



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.)



Advertisement

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.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

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.)



1941 advertisements

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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]. LIFE magazine, p. 70. (Viewed 21 October 2017. G01476.)



1943 advertisements

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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.)



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.)

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

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]. LIFE magazine, p. 98. (Viewed 19 October 2017. G01500.)



Mention in 1949 ISC annual report

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


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.)

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.)

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.)

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]. (Viewed 18 August 2017. AAA00637,b.)

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.)

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.)


1960s

Magazine article

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

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.)



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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