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William R. Brinley miniature circus designs in collections, exhibitions, and historical information

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ADC staff - 04 Jan 19 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. This photo of Bill Brinley, about 19 years old, with his miniature circus seems to have first appeared in his media coverage in 1937, which included features in the Hartford Courant and Washington Post. This was the start of an impressive, 80-year...

Connecticut Telephone & Electric Co. industrial designs, exhibitions, catalogues and historical information

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ADC staff - 29 Dec 18 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "This fast growing manufacturing concern... is the result of the small start made by E. C. Wilcox in 1893. In 1894, B. L. Lawton entered into partnership with Mr. Wilcox... In 1902 the business of the firm had so increased that they were...

Julius Pratt & Company / Pratt, Read & Company design in collections and exhibitions, and historical information

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ADC staff - 18 Dec 18 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "... Julius Pratt & Company, successor to Howard Pratt & Co., became the leader in the comb industry. To this plant the great elephant tusks, weighing from 60 to 80 pounds apiece, were brought to be processed into combs in about 20...

Kelsey Press designs in collections, exhibitions, industrial design catalogues and historical information

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ADC staff - 31 Oct 18 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "[William A. Kelsey] was 21 when he finally made the venture. He called it the "Excelsior"... As time went on foot power presses were added... The business was a success from the start, and the native advertising genius of Mr. Kelsey caused it to...

Aeolian Company designs in collections, at auction, in exhibitions, design catalogues and historical information

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ADC staff - 31 Oct 18 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. A. Aeolian Company (Meriden, CT operations) designs in collections Info/photo status: = info and photo online = info online, no photo = completely offline 1880s c. 1887-1896 - organette Aeolian Organ & Music Co. (c....

Wilcox & White Co. designs in collections, at auction, in exhibitions and historical information

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ADC staff - 28 Oct 18 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "The Wilcox & White Organ Company are probably as well known in the musical trade as any concern in their line. The company was organized in 1877, and has a capital of $250,000. The plant, which is located on Cambridge street, is an...

Preisner Silver Company designs in collections, at auction, in exhibitions, and historical information

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ADC staff - 27 Oct 18 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. A. Preisner Silver Company designs in collections Info/photo status: = info and photo online = info online, no photo = completely offline 1950s 1950 - porringer Preisner Silver Company. (1950). Porringer....

Ellmore Silver Co. designs in collections, at auction, in exhibitions and historical information

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ADC staff - 27 Oct 18 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. A. Ellmore Silver Co. designs in collections Info/photo status: = info and photo online = info online, no photo = completely offline 1950s c. 1955 - service plate Frank M. Whiting and Company / Ellmore Silver...

Middletown Silver Co. - designs in collections, at auction, in exhibitions, design catalogues and historical information

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ADC staff - 17 Oct 18 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. Shortly after the Middletown Plate Company was acquired by the International Silver Company in 1899, ISC moved production to their Wilcox Silver Plate Co. factory in nearby Meriden. Apparently, some of the former Middletown Plate Co. management...

Historical designers that contributed designs to Meriden area companies [webpage in development]

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ADC staff - 26 Apr 18 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. Below is a developing, selected list of historical designers— and inventors— that contributed designs to Meriden area and International Silver companies. For lesser-known designers, their design work can be most clearly identified when the designer is...

Silver City Glass Co. designs, exhibitions, design catalogues and historical information

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ADC staff - 02 Sep 17 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "Silver City Cut Glass Co. / Silver City Glass Co. Established in 1905 in [a] building on Hicks Street, [Meriden, CT, the company] was later on Colony Street. [The company] produced high grade cut glass tableware, ornamental pieces such as...

International Silver Company. Annual report. (1950)

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ADC staff - 30 Aug 17 This is a pdf reprint of the 1950 International Silver Company annual report held at the Meriden Public Library, CT, reprinted below with permission. <![endif]--> > Click to see International Silver Company design catalogues and historical...

International Silver Company. Annual report. (1951)

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ADC staff - 30 Aug 17 This is a pdf reprint of the 1951 International Silver Company annual report held at the Meriden Public Library, CT, reprinted here with permission. <![endif]--> > Click to see International Silver Company design catalogues and historical...

International Silver Company. Annual report. (1952)

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ADC staff - 30 Aug 17 This is a pdf reprint of the 1952 International Silver Company annual report held at the Meriden Public Library, CT, reprinted here with permission. <![endif]--> > Click to see International Silver Company design catalogues and historical...

G. I. Mix & Co. designs in expositions, historical information

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ADC staff - 24 Aug 17 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "G. I. Mix & Co., at Yalesville [CT, now part of Wallingford], are extensive manufacturers of Britannia goods... There are in all ten buildings, the main factory being 40 by 100 feet and four stories high, with a large brick wing.... One...

Hall, Elton & Co. designs in collections and in expositions — and historical information

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ADC staff - 03 Aug 17 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "[Formed in 1837], in 1890 the company was purchased by Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss which was in turn purchased by Watrous Mfg. Co." [Rainwater et al in 2004 Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (p. 96). See entry below.]...

C. Rogers & Bros. designs in collections, exhibitions, design catalogues and historical information

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ADC staff - 22 Apr 17 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "[Established in 1866, C. Rogers & Bros.] were not known as makers of tableware, but devoted most of their production to small articles, including casket hardware. In the mid 70’s they began making silver plated...

Rogers & Hamilton designs in collections, at auction, design catalogues and historical information

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ADC staff - 05 Mar 17 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "[Rogers & Hamilton] was organized in 1886 for the production of knives and spoons... When it became part of the International Silver Co. in 1898, its production was consolidated with that of Rogers & Bro. in Waterbury. The lines...

La Pierre Mfg Co. - designs in museums, at auction, in exhibitions, and historical information

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ADC staff - 27 Dec 16 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. According to Earl Chapin May (1947), La Pierre Mfg. Co. started in 1895. "[In 1929], LaPierre Manufacturing Company, specializing in toiletware, was removed from Newark, New Jersey, to Wallingford, Connecticut." — Earl Chapin May in A...

Barbour Silver Company design catalogues and historical information

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ADC staff - 23 Dec 16 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "BARBOUR SILVER CO., Hartford and Meriden, Conn. Organized in 1892 in Hartford, Connecticut... this company itself was the product of a consolidation of I. J. Steane & Co., Barbour Hobson Co., and Barbour Bros. Co... Barbour made...

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