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Historical designers that contributed designs to Meriden area companies (2018)

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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, design catalogues and historical information (2017)

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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. historical information (2017)

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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 (2017)

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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 (2016)

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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 (2016)

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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 (2016)

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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 (2016)

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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...

American Silver Co. (and predecessor companies) designs in collections, design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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ADC staff - 23 Dec 16 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "The antecedents of the [American Silver Co.] were the Holmes and Tuttle Manufacturing Company, founded in 1851. They were taken over by the Bristol Brass and Clock Company in 1857, and operated as their silverware department until 1901....

E. G. Webster & Son / E. G. Webster & Bro. / Webster Mfg Co, Brooklyn - designs, exhibitions, catalogues and historical information (2016)

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ADC staff - 23 Dec 16 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. According to Earl Chapin May (1947), Webster Mfg. Co. started in 1859 in Brooklyn later became E. G. Webster & Bro. in 1863, and then became E. G. Webster & Son in 1886. The company later became part of the International Silver...

Meriden Flint Glass Co. designs, exhibitions, design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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ADC staff - 20 Nov 16 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "[The Meriden Flint Glass Co. produced] glass blowing, clear and opalescent glass objects for decorating and cutting light and heavy. [The company also] made heavy blanks for deep mitre cutting, blown in iron moulds. [They] made globes,...

Design Meriden 1(2) (2016)

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ADC staff - 28 Sep 16 This issue focuses on Modernism in Meriden. Modernist silver from Meriden-Wallingford: Interview of Jewel Stern (2016) > R.J. Preece interviews Jewel Stern to learn about her research and work related to her book Modernism in American silver and the accompanying exhibition originating at the...

The Painting toward architecture exhibition (1947-52) by the Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art: The artworks and designs (2016)

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ADC staff - 28 Aug 16 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. Artworks exhibited in Painting toward architecture (1947-52) It is important to note that over the 28(+) venues of Painting toward architecture, the artworks— and presentation of photos of architecture starting after the 11th venue— were variable......

Meriden Cutlery Co. designs in collections, at auction, and in expositions (2016)

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ADC staff - 21 Jul 16 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. A. Meriden Cutlery Co. designs in collections (by year) Info/photo status: = info and photo online = info online, no photo = completely offline 1850s 1855 - dinner knife Meriden Cutlery Co. (1855). Dinner...

Forbes Silver Company designs in collections, at auction, and in expositions (2016)

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ADC staff - 21 Jul 16 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "FORBES SILVER CO., Meriden, Conn. Starting in 1894, the Forbes Silver Company [,a secondary trademark of the Meriden Britannia Company,] produced a variety of small silverplated pieces for use by women in the home, including a very large...

Charles Parker Company hardware / vises - design in collections, exhibitions, trade catalogues and historical information (2016)

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ADC staff - 20 Jul 16 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "PARKER, CHARLES CO. (THE) Charles Parker, President; C. E. Parker [1], Vice-President; W. H. Lyon, Secretary. Manufacturers of The Parker Lamps, Chandeliers, Library and Parlor Lamps, Artistic Brass and Bronze Goods, Coffee and...

Parker Brothers guns - designs in collections, at auction, in expositions, design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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ADC staff - 20 Jul 16 An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. “PARKER HAMMER AND HAMMERLESS SHOT GUN (THE) At the Annual Tournament of 1889 [1], held at Cannes, France, the grand prize, consisting of 2000 francs and a valuable cup, was won with a Parker Hammerless. The first Parker Hammerless Gun...

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