Aetna Cut Glass Company - historical information

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artdesigncafé - design | Design Meriden | 24 September 2020 | Updated 9 October 2020

"The Aetna Cut Glass Company was located in Meriden, Connecticut, at 91 Veteran Street. It was a small cut glass shop operated by Alfred Pelerin and Joseph Pelerin for about three years, from 1907 to 1909." — Revi, Albert Christian. (1965). American cut and engraved glass, p. 99. For more information, see the listing below.

At this juncture, it is understood that there was no connection between this company and the later "Aetna Cut Glass Company" (presumably 1919-22), formerly known as the Acme Cut Glass Company (1916-19), in Bridgeton, New Jersey. See entries in David J. Shotwell’s Glass A to Z (2002), listed and linked to below.

Aetna Cut Glass Company - historical information (by year)

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Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1907-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines.

1908 - news mention

(8 April 1908). Connecticut [with mention of Aetna Cut Glass Company, Meriden, CT]. Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review / Jewelers’ Weekly, p. 65b. (Viewed 8 October 2020. F01428).

"The Aetna Cut Glass Co. has secured spacious quarters in the building owned by the Lewis estate, Meriden, and partnership papers are being drawn for the concern. J. W. Murray, formerly superintendent of the J. D. Bergen Co., is manager and designer for the new firm." (Excerpt from above.)


1965 - book mention

Revi, Albert Christian. (1965). Aetna Cut Glass Co. mention, (p. 99). (See excerpt at top. of this webpage.) In American cut and engraved glass. Nelson. (Viewed 29 September 2020. AAA0613; E01565; L01962).


2002 - encyclopedia entry

Shotwell, David J. (2002). Entry: "Aetna Cut Glass Company... (1907-1909). A glass cutting company established in Merid[e]n, Connecticut, by Alfred and Joseph Pelerin". Glass A to Z, p. 8. Krause Publications: Iola, Wisconsin. (Viewed 8 October 2020. F01430).


2012 - book mention

Tobin, Diane. (2012). Meriden Glass Companies section, mention: "1907-9; Aetna Cut Glass." In The Meriden Flint Glass Company: An abundance of glass, (unknown page number). Charleston, SC: The History Press. (Viewed 9 October 2020. F01434-35).

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".