A. H. Jones Co. - historical information

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A. H. Jones Co. salt pepper dredge

Above, design for a salt or pepper dredge by Augustus H. Jones for the A. H. Jones Co. (letters patent no. 780,292; 17 January 1905). For more information, see the entry listed below.

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Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1901-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines.

1901 - news brief

(15 August 1901). Jones’ shop [A. H. Jones Co. predecessor?] doing well. Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 3, col. 2. (Viewed 26 October 2020. F01646).

"The novelty manufacturing business that Augustus H. Jones has started in the old Proudman Bros.’ shop on Mill street, is meeting with fine success.... Mr. Jones has established an agency on Boston for his goods." (Excerpt from above.)

1903 - news brief

(6 June 1903). Local company incorporated [about A. H. Jones Co.]. Meriden Daily Journal, p. 2, col. 2. (Viewed 22 October 2020. F01589).

"A certificate of incorporation has been filed by the A. H. Jones company, of this city, manufacturers of hardware, glass goods and metal ware.... The factory is located on Miller street." (Excerpt from above.)

1905 - patent - salt or pepper dredge

Augustus H. Jones, assignor to A. H. Jones Co. (17 January 1905; filed 7 March 1904). Letters patent no. 780,292; serial no. 197,030: Salt or pepper dredge. (Viewed 27 September 2020. E01573).

1908 - news brief

(4 July 1908). A. H. Jones Co. branches out new industry ["casket hardware", and mention of the 1880s-1900 Meriden Bronze Co., of which Augustus H. Jones was president]. Meriden Morning Record, p. 1, col. 7. (Viewed 22 October 2020. F01588).


1927 - patent - design for a casket-light fixture

Augustus H. Jones, assignor to A. H. Jones Co. (4 January 1927; filed 16 September 1926). Design no. 71,799; serial no. 19,089: Design for a casket-light fixture. (Viewed 27 September 2020. E01572).

1927 - patent - combination candlestick

Augustus H. Jones, assignor to the A. H. Jones Company. (11 October 1927; filed 11 May 1926). Letters patent no. 1,645,193; serial no. 108,232: Combination candlestick. (Viewed 27 September 2020. E01571).


1936 - article mention

(17 April 1936). The year each business was established [with mention: "Jones Co., A. H. Inc. Est. 1901"]. The Meriden Daily Journal [Fiftieth Anniversary issue (1886-1936)], unknown page number. (Viewed 25 November 2020. F01935).

1936 - article mention

(17 April 1936). Chronological list of business firms [with mention: "1901— Jones, A. H. Co. Inc. ... "]. The Meriden Daily Journal [Fiftieth Anniversary issue (1886-1936)], unknown page number. (Viewed 26 November 2020. F01934).


2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "A. H. Jones Co., Inc.", (p. 123). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 25 September 2020. A02928; E01526).

"... Listed as manufacturers of plated silver shakeless shakers and novelties 1918-31." (Excerpt from above.)

Click the following link to see designs and documentation for other historical companies from the Meriden area, and those that were connected to the International Silver Company; go to the historical Meriden design overview page and scroll down to section D: "ISC, predecessors & divisions" and E: "Other featured companies".