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

Newspaper articles and adverts

(c. 1862-). Various advertisements and newspaper articles - search engines. (Viewed 16 October 2016.)

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.)


1880s

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.)

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.)

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.)

Advertisement

(7 February 1891). "1847 Rogers Bros. A1" advert / (Meriden Britannia), (p. 16). In Hardware, vol. 3, no. 6. (Viewed 4 March 2017. A01587-88.)

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]

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.] (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.)

Advertisement

(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.)

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.)


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]

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.)

Advertisement

(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.)

Advertisement

(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.)

Advertisement

(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.)

Advertisement

(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.)

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.)

Advertisement

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.)

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.)

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

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

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.)

International Silver Company. (1940; 1945; 1949). Annual reports. (Viewed 4 May 2016. A00548; AAA00630.)

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

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.)

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.)

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

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

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.)


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.)


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.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (undated). 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. (Viewed 20 February 2017. AAA00570-065.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.


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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