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

Marks, patterns, ads & more concerning the legacy.

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American Silver Co spoons


Above, illustration showing two handles by Samuel J. Large for the American Silver Co. (10 April 1906, design no. 37,942). For more information, see listing below.


"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. In that year, the spoon business was separated from the brass and clock business, and organized under the name of the American Silver [Co.]. They were bought by [the] International Silver Company [headquartered in Meriden] in 1935."

— Edward P. Hogan in The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities (1980), (p. 98). Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. (See entry below; also please note that the dating of the objects below regarding company names does not always correspond to Hogan’s dates mentioned above..)


A. American Silver Co. - Bristol Brass & Clock Co. (silverware department only) - Holmes and Tuttle Manufacturing Company - designs in collections (by year)


American Silver Co.; predecessors: Holmes & Tuttle Mfg. Co., Bristol Brass & Clock Co. (silverware department only); other ASC marks: 1857 Welch-Atkins, Beacon Silver Co., Bristol Cutlery Co., Crown Silver Co., Crown Silver Plate Co., Eastern Silver Co., New England Cutlery Co., New England Silver Plate Co., Pequabuck Mfg. Co., Royal Plate Co., Welch Silver, World Brand. (definitive listing, in process).


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1850s

after 1851 - salt spoon

Holmes & Tuttle (American Silver Co. predecessor). (after 1851). Salt spoon. Silver. (Accession no. X70.1019. Viewed 30 August 2017. G00085.)

1851-55 - teaspoon

Possibly Holmes & Tuttle (American Silver Co. predecessor). (1851-55). Teaspoon. (Object ID no. 2010.84.15. Viewed 3 August 2018. H00208).

c. 1851-57 - teaspoon

Holmes & Tuttle Mfg. Co. (American Silver Co. predecessor). (c. 1851-57). Teaspoon. (Accession no. 1999.533. Viewed 31 August 2020. J00517).

c. 1851-57 - tablespoon

Holmes & Tuttle Mfg. Co. (American Silver Co. predecessor). (c. 1851-57). Tablespoon. (Accession no. BjFj-029.0004. Viewed 31 August 2020. J00518).

n. d. - four dinner forks

Holmes & Tuttle (American Silver Co. predecessor). (undated). Dinner fork. (Accession no. 1967.155.1.1-.4. Viewed 26 July 2018. C00141-44).

  • Kansas Historical Society, Topeka: fork 1, 2, 3, 4.

n. d. - ladle

Holmes & Tuttle Manufacturing Co. (American Silver Co. predecessor). (undated). Ladle. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1996.75. Viewed 26 August 2018. J00143).


1880s

c. 1885 - teaspoon

Bristol Brass & Clock Company (presumably silverware department). (c. 1885). Teaspoon. Silver plate. Accession no. 88.112.16. (Viewed 5 March 2017. A01637.)


1890s

c. 1890 - teaspoon, Gladstone pattern

Holmes & Tuttle Manufacturing Company. (c. 1890). Teaspoon, Gladstone pattern. Silver plate. Accession no. 1990.143.4. (Viewed 4 March 2017. A01575.)

19th c. - sugar bowl

American Silver Co. (19th century). Sugar bowl. Silver-plated metal. (Accession no. 1999.90.138a,b. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-A03.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT.


1900s

c. 1900 - egg spoon

Holmes & Tuttle Manufacturing Company. (c. 1900). Egg spoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1990.141.26. Viewed 4 March 2017. A01576.)

1901 - souvenir spoon, U. S. Battleship Maine

Possibly American Silver Co. (1901). Souvenir spoon, U. S. Battleship Maine. Silver. (Accession no. 1971.1480. Viewed 25 August 2017. G00038.)

c. 1900 - dessert fork

Crown Silver Company (Division of American Silver Co). (c. 1900). Dessert fork. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.21.2. Viewed 4 March 2017. A01578.)

1901-35 - teaspoon

American Silver Co. (1901-35). Teaspoon. Silver. (Accession no. 1982.0106. Viewed 28 March 2017. A01835.)

c. 1901-35 - dinner fork

American Silver Co. (c. 1901-35). Dinner fork. (Accession no. 1980.236.76. Viewed 26 July 2018. C00140).

1905-07 - cold meat fork

American Silver Co. (1905-07). Cold meat fork. Silver plate. (Object no. 1997.062.0010. Viewed 26 August 2018. J00144).

c. 1906 - teaspoon, Moselle pattern

Samuel E. Large for American Silver Co. (patented 1906). Teaspoon, Moselle pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1991.94.1. Viewed 4 March 2017. A01579.)


1910s

1918 - two-handled cup

American Silver Co. (1918). Two-handled cup. Sterling silver. (Accession no. 1980.73.1. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-A02.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

c. 1919 - fork, Warwick pattern

American Silver Co. (patented 1919). Fork, Warwick pattern. Silver plate. (Viewed 4 March 2017. A01580.)


1920s

c. 1920 - citrus spoon, Bradford pattern

Holmes & Tuttle Manufacturing Company. (c. 1920). Citrus spoon, Bradford pattern. (Accession no. 1996.35.2. Viewed 4 March 2017. A01577.)


n. d.

n. d. - spoon

American Silver Co. (undated). Spoon. Silver or silver plate. (Cat. no. 2004.11.07.jh. Viewed 16 July 2018. G02874-75).

n. d - four teaspoons

American Silver Co. (undated). Four teaspoons. (cat. nos. H72.17.808; H72.17.902; H73.188.733; H72.17.2622. Viewed 25 September 2020. J00775-78).

n. d. - citrus spoon, Bradford pattern

American Silver Company. (undated). Spoon. (Accession no. 1991.9.51. Viewed 6 April 2017. A01909.)

n. d. - three ice cream spoons

Crown Silver Co. (possible American Silver Co. division or predecessor). (undated). Three ice cream spoons. (Accession no. 6138. Cat. no. S.65.2.81.1-.3. Viewed 4 September 2020. J00605).

n. d. - spoon(s)

Crown Silver Co. (possible American Silver Co. division or predecessor). (undated). Spoon(s). (Accession no. 6138. Cat. no. S.65.2.79.1-.6. Viewed 4 September 2020. J00604).


B. American Silver Co. - Bristol Brass & Clock Co. (silverware department only) - Holmes & Tuttle Manufacturing Company - designs in exhibitions


1910s

1915 - Made in America week

27 September - 2 October 1915. "Made in America week" at Wise, Smith & Co., presumably Hartford, Connecticut.

> National United States Silver Plated Spoon exhibited by American Silver Co.

  • For documentation, see design catalogues and historical information below.



See our Design Meriden compilation listing over 1000 exhibitions since 1851, featuring historical design associated with the Meriden area.



C. American Silver Co. - Bristol Brass & Clock Co. (silverware department only) - Holmes & Tuttle Manufacturing Company - design catalogues and historical information (by year)


American Silver Co.; predecessors: Holmes & Tuttle Mfg. Co., Bristol Brass & Clock Co. (silverware department only); other ASC marks: 1857 Welch-Atkins, Beacon Silver Co., Bristol Cutlery Co., Crown Silver Co., Crown Silver Plate Co., Eastern Silver Co., New England Cutlery Co., New England Silver Plate Co., Pequabuck Mfg. Co., Royal Plate Co., Welch Silver, World Brand. (definitive listing, in process).


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1850s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1851-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 21 July 2020. C01256; D01213; H01533).

1855 - two advertisements

Hill & Merrill, Boston (or Middlebury, VT). (May 1855). Advertisement: "Silver Plated Goods. Holmes & Tuttle Manufacturing Co., Bristol, Conn., Sales Room, No. 120 Washington Street, Up Stairs, Boston. Hill & Merrill" [no illustrations]. The Middlebury Register (Vermont). (Viewed 22 September 2018. B00382-83).


1870s

1870 - patent - design for handles of spoons, forks, etc.

Charles D. Hall, assignor to Bristol Brass and Clock Company. (13 September 1870). Design no. 4348: Design for handles of spoons, forks, etc. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02459).


1880s

1889 - design catalogue

Bristol Brass & Clock Company. (1889). Catalogue of kerosene burners, lamps, lamp trimmings, etc. [Might include silver designs.] Number of pages unknown. (Updated 21 April 2017. A01879.)


1890s

1893 - historical information

D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). “Bristol Brass and Clock Co.”, (p. 208). 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 March 2017. A01510.)

"BRISTOL BRASS AND CLOCK CO., ... Manufacturers of... German Silver, Silver Plated and German Silver Spoons, Forks, Butter Knives, etc... Geo. S. Brown, Agent. Warehouse, 32 Warren St., New York. Post Office address, Bristol." (Excerpt from above.)


1893 - directory listing

(1893). "Bristol Brass & Clock Co." (silverware department; American Silver Co. predecessor) listing. In The New England business directory and gazetteer, [pp. 1377 (Brass Founders); 1805 (Manufacturing Companies)]. (Sampson & Murdock Company: Boston, MA). (Viewed 5 May 2020. H01353-56).

1895 - news mention

Meriden, Conn., Oct. 3. (9 October 1895). Connecticut silver plated ware factories very busy [with mention of Bristol Brass and Clock Co. spoon department]. Jewelers’ Circular, p. 10. (Viewed 23 September 2020. E01452).

1895 - patent - design for a spoon

Ira B. Smith, assignor to Bristol Brass and Clock Company. (25 June 1895; filed 14 March 1895). Design no. 24,433; serial no. 541,810: Design for a spoon. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02460).

1896 - patent - design for a spoon

Ira B. Smith, assignor to Bristol Brass and Clock Company. (19 May 1896; filed 13 April 1896). Design no. 25,502; serial no. 587,416: Design for a spoon. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02461).

1899 - patent - design for a spoon or fork handle

Samuel J. Large, assignor to Bristol Brass and Clock Company. (22 August 1899; filed 26 July 1899). Design no. 31,428; serial no. 725,201: Design for a spoon or fork handle. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02441).


1900s

1900 - spotlighted news brief

Meriden, June 3. (4 June 1900). Silver company sues ["The International Silver company has brought suit in the superior court of Hartford county against the Bristol Brass and Clock company... injunction restraining the defendant from using certain trademarks... "] Journal and Courier, p. 7, col. 4. (Viewed 12 June 2020. D01386).


1900 patents

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1900 - patent - design for a spoon or fork handle

Samuel J. Large, assignor to Bristol Brass and Clock Company. (23 January 1900; filed 30 December 1899). Design no. 32,143; serial no. 742,155: Design for a spoon or fork handle. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02442).

1900 - patent - design for a spoon or fork handle

Samuel J. Large, assignor to Bristol Brass and Clock Company. (24 April 1900; filed 31 March 1900). Design no. 32,561; serial no. 11,022: Design for a spoon or fork handle. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02438).



1901 - spotlighted news mention

Bristol, 28 March 1901. (29 March 1901). New silver company formed ("The American Silver company was organized here [Bristol] today... is an outgrowth of the German silver department of the Bristol Brass and Clock company..."] The Daily Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 1, col. 6. (Viewed 22 September 2018. B00384).


1901 patents

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1901 - patent - design for a spoon

Samuel J. Large, assignor to Bristol Brass and Clock Company. (9 April 1901; filed 9 March 1901). Design no. 34,341; serial no. 50,521: Design for a spoon. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02451).

1901 - patent - design for a spoon or fork handle

Samuel J. Large, assignor to American Silver Co. (5 November 1901; filed 8 October 1901). Design no. 35,279; serial no. 77,998: Design for a spoon or fork handle. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02452).



1902 - news mention

(25 July 1902). Annual meetings [with mention of the American Silver Company]. The Daily Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 7, col. 2. (Viewed 12 October 2018. B00980).

1902 - patent - design for a spoon

Samuel J. Large, assignor to American Silver Company. (3 June 1902; filed 10 May 1902). Design no. 35,929; serial. 106,842: Design for a spoon. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02453).

1904 - design catalogue

American Silver Co. (1904). [Illustrated catalogue of silverware]. 31 pp. Hartford: R. S. Peck & Co. (Viewed 23 December 2016. C00014-33.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call. No. Q 739.23 A512c 1904.

1904 - news brief

(August 1904). News brief: Electroplated Silverware [mentions the American Silver Co. (and includes three illustrations)]. Hardware Dealers’ Magazine, p. 256. (Viewed 18 September 2017. G00469.)

1904 - news mention

(26 November 1904). Use of mails denied American Silver Co. [apparent misrepresentation of the company in Buffalo, NY]. The Washington Times (Washington, DC), p. 2, col. 4. (Viewed 12 October 2018. B00981-82).


1904 advertisements

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1904 - advertisement

American Silver Company. (August 1904). Advertisement: "The American Silver Co., Manufacturers of the celebrated World Brand Table Cutlery, Flat Ware and Hollow Ware..." Hardware Dealers’ Magazine, p. 190. (Viewed 18 September 2017. G00468.)

1904 - two advertisements

American Silver Company. (September-October 1904). Advertisement: "The Demand for Fine Table Cutlery... Showrooms: New York, Chicago, St. Louis..." (with illustrations). Hardware Dealers’ Magazine. (Viewed 30 September 2017. G00939; G00943.)

1904 - advertisement

American Silver Company. (November 1904). Advertisement: "... Fine Silverware... Showrooms: New York, Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco..." (with illustration). Hardware Dealers’ Magazine, p. 729. (Viewed 30 September 2017. G00949.)



1904 patents

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1904 - patent - design for a handle for spoons or similar articles

, assignor to American Silver Company. (19 January 1904; filed 17 December 1903). Design no. 36,737; serial no. 185,595: Design for a handle for spoons or similar articles. (Viewed 22 April 2018. AAA02463).

1904 - patent - design for a handle for spoons or similar articles

Samuel J. Large, assignor to American Silver Company. (8 March 1904; filed 11 February 1904). Design no. 36,835; serial no. 193,202: Design for a handle for spoons or similar articles. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02439).

1904 - patent - shutter for chafing-dish lamps

Henry C. Wright, assignor to American Silver Company. (12 July 1904; filed 1 March 1904). Letters patent no. 764,969; serial no. 195,966: Shutter for chafing-dish lamps. (Viewed 22 April 2018. AAA02464).

1904 - patent - heat-insulator for vessel-handles

Everett D. Holley, assignor to American Silver Company. (11 October 1904; filed 9 November 1903). Letters patent no. 772,099; serial no. 218,307: Heat-insulator for vessel-handles. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02454).



1905 - design brochure / catalogue

American Silver Co. (1905). [Brochure / catalogue], 28 pp. (Viewed 8 May 2020. H01449).


1905 advertisements

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1905 - four advertisements

E. W. Herring, presumably Keytesville, MO. (8, 15, 22, 29 September 1905). Text-based advertisements: "Our silver spoons, knives and forks, made by the American Silver Co. are sold under a positive guarantee... " Chariton Courier (Keytesville, Missouri). (Viewed 14 June 2020. D01429-32).

1905 - two advertisements

American Silver Company. (October 1905). Advertisement: "’World Brand’, designs that sell..." [with illlustrations showing ten spoons, patterns unspecified]. The Jewelers’ Circular — Weekly. (Viewed 1 September 2018. H00397; H00400).

1905 - advertisement

American Silver Company. (1 November 1905). Advertisement: "’World Brand’, designs that sell..." [with illlustrations showing ten spoons in the following patterns: Beaded, Berlin, Laurence, Nenuphar, Oregon, Ponce de Leon, Shell, Tipped, Tours and Windsor]. The Jewelers’ Circular — Weekly, p. 35. (Viewed 1 September 2018. D00255).

1905 - two advertisements

American Silver Company. (November 1905). Advertisement: "’World Brand’ silver..." [with illustration showing seven spoons, patterns unspecified]. [Mentions "catalogue" which either could be from 1904 or a missing 1905 catalogue.] The Jewelers’ Circular — Weekly. (Viewed 1 September 2018. D00258; D00260).

1905 - advertisement

Meyer Bros., Boston Store, Paterson, NJ. (13 November 1905). Advertisement: "Quadruple plate silverware sale... American Silver Co. ... " [with no product illustrations]. The Morning Call (Paterson, New Jersey), unknown page number, cols 6-8. (Viewed 14 June 2020. D01436).

1905 - two advertisements

Meyer Bros., Boston Store, Paterson, NJ. (17 & 18 November 1905). Advertisement: "... Quadruple plate silverware sale ... American Silver Co. ... " [with no specific product illustrations]. The Morning Call (Paterson, New Jersey). (Viewed 24 July 2020. L01830-33).

  • Online - fultonhistory.com.
  • 17 November 1905, presumably p. 5, cols. 6-8. (Search the archive, "Paterson NJ Morning Call 1905 Sep-Dec - 0625", and scroll down for the link.)
  • 18 November 1905, presumably p. 5, cols. 6-8. (Search the archive, "Paterson NJ Morning Call 1905 Sep-Dec - 0637", and scroll down for the link.)

1905 - six advertisements

American Silver Company. (November - December 1905). Advertisement: "World Brand silver, 50% more silver than standard plate..." [with illustration of fork]. The Jewelers’ Circular — Weekly. (Viewed 1 September 2018. D00263; D00266; D00268-71).

1905 - advertisement

The Diamond Sign / Spirit J. Vasaly, presumably Little Falls, MN. (29 December 1905) Advertisement: "... American Silver Co.’s flat ware..." [no illustrations]. Little Falls Herald (Little Falls, Minnesota), presumably p. 6, col. 5-6. (Viewed 22 September 2018. B00371).



1905 - patent - vapor-lamp

Charles E. Trewhella, assignor to American Silver Company. (12 September 1905; filed 9 May 1905). Letters patent no. 799,581; serial no. 259,503: Vapor-lamp. (Viewed 25 April 2018. AAA02511).

c. 1905 - missing design catalogue supplement

American Silver Company. (c. 1905). [Catalogue supplement]. Number of pages unknown. [No copy known to be in a public library.] (Viewed 1 September 2018. H00397).


1906 advertisements

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1906 - three advertisements

F. A. Elmer, Hudson, NY. (4, 11, 18 January 1906). Advertisements: "A good dinner is more thoroughly enjoyed when served from a well set table. ’World Brand’ [/ American Silver Co.] Silverware... " [with no illustrations]. Columbia Weekly Republican (Hudson, New York). (Viewed 14 June 2020. D01443-45).

1906 - advertisement

Sheldon’s, presumably Bottineau, North Dakota. (7 December 1906). Advertisement: "... Now is the time to get those Christmas gifts... Silver Hollow Ware, in all the pieces and designs, We have the celebrated... American Silver company’s lines... " [with no illustrations]. The Bottineau Courant (Bottineau, North Dakota), page number known, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 15 June 2019. F00940-42).



1906 patents

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1906 - patent - design for a handle of spoons or similar articles

Samuel J. Large, assignor to American Silver Company. (10 April 1906; filed 14 February 1906). Design no. 37,942; serial no. 301,083: Design for a handle of spoons or similar articles. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02456).

1906 - patent - percolator

Charles E. Trewhella, assignor to American Silver Company. (27 March 1906; filed 26 August 1905). Letters patent no. 816,514; serial no. 275,864: Percolator. (Viewed 25 April 2018. AAA02512).

1906 - patent - vapor-lamp

Charles E. Trewhella, assignor to American Silver Company. (21 August 1906; filed 20 October 1905). Letters patent no. 829,129; serial no. 283,693: Vapor-lamp. (Viewed 25 April 2018. AAA02513).

1906 - patent - percolator

Henry C. Wright, assignor to American Silver Company. (13 November 1906; filed 3 July 1906). Letters patent no. 835,804; serial no. 324,582: Percolator. (Viewed 25 April 2018. AAA02514).

1906 - patent - percolator

Charles E. Trewhella, assignor to American Silver Company. (11 December 1906; filed 10 October 1906). Letters patent no. 838,224; serial no. 338,265: Percolator. (Viewed 25 April 2018. AAA02515).



c. 1906 - illustration / map

Hughes & Bailey. (c. 1906). Bird’s eye view of Bristol, Conn. 1907. [Includes illustration of American Silver Co. building.] (Viewed 1 March 2017. A01511.)


1907 advertisements

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1907 - advertisement

Ingalls Jeweler, Rock Island, IL. (25 January 1907). Advertisement: "... American Silver company’s wares... " [with no illustrations]. Rock Island Argus (Rock Island, Illinois), p. 5, col. 6. (Viewed 15 June 2019. F00938-39).

1907 - advertisement

American Silver Co. (15 November 1907). Advertisement: "We’re selling a good many of these attractive automatic coffee filters... Bristol, Conn. ... Chicago: 131 Wabash Ave. ... New York City... 46 W. Broadway... " [with abstract illustration]. New Haven Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 5, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 10 June 2020. D01366-67).



1907 patents

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1907 - patent - beverage-making device

Dwight Stoors Holley, assignor to American Silver Company. (9 April 1907; filed 14 July 1906). Letters patent no. 849,613; serial no. 326,264: Beverage-making device. (Viewed 25 April 2018. AAA02516).

1907 - patent - design for a handle of spoons or similar articles

Samuel J. Large, assignor to American Silver Company. (25 June 1907; filed 6 March 1907). Design no. 38,635; serial no. 360,988: Design for a handle of spoons or similar articles. (Viewed 25 April 2018. AAA02520).

1907 - patent - fork and analogous implement

Samuel J. Large, assignor to American Silver Company. (16 July 1907; filed 10 October 1906). Letters patent no. 860,219; serial no. 338,276: Fork and analogous implement. (Viewed 25 April 2018. AAA02521).

1907 - patent - detachable handle

Charles E. Trewhella, assignor to American Silver Company. (16 July 1907; filed 17 February 1906). Letters patent no. 860,270; serial no. 301,600: Detachable handle. (Viewed 25 April 2018. AAA02518).

1907 - patent - design for a handle of spoons, forks, or similar articles

Samuel J. Large, assignor to American Silver Company. (10 September 1907; filed 13 August 1907). Design no. 38,790; serial no. 388,432: Design for a handle of spoons, forks, or similar articles. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02457).

1907 - patent - percolator

Charles E. Trewhella, assignor to American Silver Company. (24 September 1907; filed 7 November 1906). Letters patent no. 866,985; serial no. 343,380: Percolator. (Viewed 25 April 2018. AAA02519).



1908 - design catalogue

American Silver Co. (July 1908). Catalogue of silver plated hollowware. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 21 April 2017. A01878.)

1908 - news mention

(28 August 1908). Shoot at Bristol; Edgerton of Willimantic wins cup for amateurs [with mention: "... the amateur silver cup... American Silver Co. ... professional trophy ... same company."] Waterbury Evening Democrat (Connecticut), p. 6, col. 4. (Viewed 14 June 2020. D01435).


1908 advertisements

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1908 - advertisement

E. G. Weidman, Dansville, NY. (2 January 1908). Advertisement: "Holiday announcement... Silverware... American Silver Co.’s ’World Brand’ ... " [with no illustrations]. Dansville Express (Dansville, New York), presumably p. 3, col. 4. (Viewed 14 June 2020. D01442).

1908 - advertorial

Williams, Melvin. (20 May 1908). Advertorial: A little words about handsome wedding presents. ["... Lurchin & Lurchin of St. Johnsbury... In heavy silver plate, there is no higher grade goods... than the famous World Brand goods... The American Silver Co... "] St. Johnsbury Caledonian (St. Johnsbury, VT), p. 4, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 10 June 2020. D01368-69).



1908 patents

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1908 - patent - percolator

Charles E. Trewhella, assignor to American Silver Company. (7 January 1908; filed 13 April 1906). Letters patent no. 876,110; serial no. 311,505: Percolator. (Viewed 25 April 2018. AAA02522).

1908 - patent - percolator

Julian R. Holley, assignor to American Silver Company. (15 December 1908; filed 1 February 1908). Letters patent no. 906,629; serial no. 413,865: Percolator. (Viewed 25 April 2018. AAA02523).



1909 - design catalogue

Benj. Allen & Co. (wholesaler). (1909). Annual illustrated price list: Watches, diamonds, jewelry, sterling silver and silver plated ware, cut glass, clocks and optical goods. [Thirty-sixth catalogue. Including American Silver Company "World Brand" (with illustrations showing different flatware patterns including Berlin, Laurence, Monticello, Nenuphar, New Moselle, Tipped, Tours), pp. 434, 498-504; also, several pieces of hollowware attributed to "American Silver Co." (pp. 536-652). See p. 533, (stating "S" after entries means "American Silver Co."] Chicago: Benj. Allen & Co. (Viewed 29 April 2020. H01254).


1909 advertisements

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1909 - advertisement

Carlton Hardware Company, Calumet, Michigan. (30 November 1909). Advertisement: "Silver Plated Ware, 1857 World Brand 1857, Made by the American Silver Co.... See the Moselle pattern... " [with no illustrations]. Calumet News (Calumet, Michigan), p. 6. (Viewed 12 June 2020. D01382).

1909 - advertisement

Copper Queen, Bisbee, AZ. (5 December 1909). Advertisement: "Bisbee’s Greatest Christmas... Moselle Plated Ware... handsome new pattern in Plated Silverware just rhcently [sic] placed on sale. It is made by the American Silver Company... " [with no illustrations]. Bisbee Daily Review (Bisbee, Arizona), p. 8, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 12 June 2020. D01383-84).



1909 patents

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1909 - patent - design for a handle of spoons, forks, or similar articles

Samuel J. Large, assignor to American Silver Company. (20 April 1909; filed 23 February 1909). Design no. 39,920; serial no. 479,663: Design for a handle of spoons, forks, or similar articles. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02458).

1909 - patent - shutter for chafing-dish lamps

Everett D. Holley, assignor to American Silver Company. (29 June 1909; filed 26 January 1909). Letters patent no. 926,487; serial no. 474,345: Shutter for chafing-dish lamps. (Viewed 23 April 2018. AAA02474).

1909 - patent - electric heater

Charles E. Trewhella and Everett D. Holley, assignor to American Silver Company. (3 August 1909; filed 17 July 1907). Letters patent no. 929,901; serial no. 384,221: Electric heater. (Viewed 25 April 2018. AAA02517).



190? - missing design catalogue

American Silver Co. (190?). Illustrated catalogue of silverware: Berlin, Tours, Oregon, Laurence. 27 pp. No copy known to be in a public library. ["Manufacturers of Sterling and Electroplated Silverware", "The Barta Press, Boston".] (Viewed 26 May 2020. H01697).

early 20th c. - design catalogue

American Silver Co. (early 20th century). Illustrated catalogue of silverware. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 21 April 2017. A01877.)


1910s

1910 advertisements

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1910 - advertisement

Carlton Hardware Co., presumably Calumet, MI. (16 July 1910). Advertisement: "... Carlton’s Silverware... American Silver Co’s ’World Brand’... ’H. & T. Brand’’’ ... " [with abstract illustration of knife and fork]. Calumet News (Calumet, Michigan), presumably p. 8, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 12 June 2020. D01385).

1910 - advertisement

Dorris-Heyman Furniture Co., presumably Phoenix, AZ. (20 October 1910). Advertisement: "... Cutlery... American Silver Co. ... Table Ware... " [with no relevant product illustrations]. Arizona Republican (Phoenix, AZ), p. 4, cols. 5-7. (Viewed 10 June 2020. D01364-65).



c. 1910 - design catalogue

American Silver Co. (c. 1910). [Catalogue], 89 pp. (Viewed 8 May 2020. H01449).


1911 advertisements

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1911 - advertisement

Dorris-Heyman Furn. Co., presumably Phoenix, AZ. (14 September 1911). Advertisement: "... Silver Sale... World Brand [/ American Silver Co.] ... " [with illustration showing two possibly relevant cases of silverware]. Arizona Republican, p. 9. (Viewed 27 July 2020. L01859-60).

1911 - advertisement

Palais Royale, Washington, DC. (3 December 1911). Advertisement: "... The Jewelry Store... Silverware... World Brand [/ American Silver Co.] ... " [with no related illustrations]. Sunday Star / Evening Star, (Washington, DC), p. 4, col. 5. (Viewed 28 July 2020. L01861).



1912 advertisements

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1912 - advertisement

Knollenberg’s Store, Richmond, IN. (2 May 1912). Advertisement: "5th annual notion week ... Real Bargains in Silverware ... large silver Berry Spoons, beautiful grey finish... American Silver Co. ... " [with abstract illustrations]. The Richmond Palladium (Richmond, Indiana), p. 7, col. 2. (Viewed 14 June 2020. D01425).

1912 - advertisement

Knollenberg’s Store, Richmond, IN. (9 May 1912). Advertisement: "Notion Week ends Saturday... Berry Spoons... American Silver Co. ... " [with no relevant product illustrations]. The Richmond Palladium (Richmond, Indiana), p. 4, cols. 2-5. (Viewed 14 June 2020. D01426).



1913 - design catalogue

American Silver Co. (1913). Illustrated catalogue (Number C2). Bristol, Connecticut. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 19 July 2020. H01649; L01754).

  • Offline - University of California Santa Barbara library. Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs.
  • Search worldcat.org for possible other locations.

1913 - advertisement

Clauer’s, South Bend, IN. (19 December 1913). Advertisement: "... Christmas Time... Silverware... Complete stock from factories ... American Silver Co. ... " [with abstract illustration of fork]. South Bend News-Times (Indiana), presumably p. 15, col. 3. (Viewed 14 June 2020. D01427-28).


1913 patents

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1913 - patent - design for a spoon, fork, or similar article

Samuel J. Large, assignor to American Silver Company. (18 February 1913; filed 25 May 1912). Design no. 43,573; serial no. 699,809: Design for a spoon, fork, or similar article. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02440).

1913 - patent - design for a handle for spoons, forks, or similar articles

Samuel J. Large, assignor to American Silver Company. (23 December 1913; filed 13 October 1913). Design no. 45,066; serial no. 795,017: Design for a handle for spoons, forks, or similar articles. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02443).



1914 - advertisement

Schuette Bros. Company, presumably Manitowoc, WI. (10 December 1914). Advertisement: "The ’Roanoke’ is a new design in table silverware; makes a particularly desirable Christmas purchase... American Silver Co. ... " [with no product illustrations]. Manitowoc Pilot (Manitowoc, Wisconsin), presumably p. 8, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 14 June 2020. D01446).

1914 - patent - design for a handle for spoons, forks, and similar articles

Samuel J. Large, assignor to American Silver Company. (2 June 1914; filed 30 March 1914). Design no. 45,885; serial no. 828,407: Design for a handle for spoons, forks, and similar articles. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02444).

1915 - news mention - American Silver Co. in Made in America Week, Hartford

(26 September 1915). "Made in America" week at Wise, Smith & Company’s [with mention of American Silver Company]. Hartford Courant, p. 4. (Viewed 21 October 2018. D00371).

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"... During this sale, patriotic spoons as an appropriate momento will be distributed... Every purchaser of $1.00 worth or over will receive a National United States silver plated spoon made by the American Silver Co. of Bristol, Conn..." (Excerpt from above.)


1915 - two spotlighted advertisements - American Silver Co. in Made in America Week, Hartford

Wise, Smith & Co., presumably Hartford, CT. (26 & 27 September 1915). Advertisement: "’Made in America Week’ Monday, Sept. 27 to Saturday, Oct. 2..." [with mention of American Silver Co. (with illustration, Sept 26 ad)]. Hartford Courant, [26 September, p. 13; 27 September, p. 5]. (Viewed 28 December 2018. D00372-73).

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"... Free distribution of National and State Spoons... Every purchaser of $1.00 worth or over will receive a National United States Silver Plated Spoon made by the American Silver Co. of Bristol, Conn. ..." (Excerpt from above.)



1915 advertisements

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1915 - advertisement

H. O. McClure, Tulsa, OK. (7 March 1915). Advertisement: "... Made in America Goods... American Silver Co. World brand Silverware... " [with abstract illustration of knife, fork and spoon]. Tulsa Daily World (Oklahoma), p. 3, col. 4. (Viewed 14 June 2020. D01433-44).

1915 - advertisement

M. C. Hale, Tulsa, Oklahoma. (14 March 1915). Advertisement: "Buy household ware tomorrow... Silverware Savings Monday; American Silver Co.’s Hollow Handle Knives and Forks in beautiful designs... " [with no related product illustrations]. Tulsa Daily World (Tulsa, Oklahoma), p. 7, cols. 4-7. (Viewed 26 June 2020. F01216).



1916 - advertisement

Marks Isaacs Co., New Orleans. (14 December 1916). Advertisement: "... Table Ware ... American Silver Co. ... " The Herald Times (New Orleans), possible Christmas supplement, presumably p. 8. cols. 3-7. (Viewed 2 October 2018. B00667-68).


1916 patents

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1916 - patent - design for a handle for a spoon, fork, or similar article

Samuel J. Large, assignor to American Silver Company. (19 December 1916; filed 23 September 1916). Design no. 50,068; serial no. 121,895: Design for a handle for a spoon, fork, or similar article. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02446).

1916 - patent - design for a handle for a spoon, fork, or similar article

Samuel J. Large, assignor to American Silver Company. (19 December 1916; filed 23 September 1916). Design no. 50,069; serial no. 121,896: Design for a handle for a spoon, fork, or similar article. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02445).

1916 - patent - design for a handle for a spoon, fork, or similar article

Samuel J. Large, assignor to American Silver Company. (19 December 1916; filed 23 September 1916). Design no. 50,070; serial no. 121,897: Design for a handle for a spoon, fork, or similar article. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02447).

1916 - patent - design for a handle for a spoon, fork, or similar article

Samuel J. Large, assignor to American Silver Company. (19 December 1916; filed 23 September 1916). Design no. 50,071; serial no. 121,898: Design for a handle for a spoon, fork, or similar article. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02448).



1917 - advertisement

Phelps Dodge Mercantile Co., Bisbee, AZ. (24 June 1917). Advertisement: "... Special sale of silver tableware... World Brand made by the American Silver Co. ... " [with no illustrations]. Bisbee Daily Review (Bisbee, Arizona), p. 8, col. 2. (Viewed 7 August 2020. L01639-40).


1918 advertisements

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1918 - advertisement

H. C. Claster, Harrisburg, PA. (11 September 1918). Advertisement: "... Silverware... American Silver Company Knives and Forks... " [with no illustrations]. Harrisburg Telegraph (Pennsylvania), p. 4. (Viewed 6 June 2019. F00633).

1918 - advertisement

H. C. Claster, Harrisburg, PA. (17 September 1918). Advertisement: "... Unusual values in cut glass and silverware ... World ... Forks, American Silver Co. ... " [with two abstract silverware illustration]. Harrisburg Telegraph (Pennsylvania), p. 4, cols. 6-8. (Viewed 7 May 2020. H01428-29).




1919 patents

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1919 - patent - design for a handle for a spoon, fork, or similar article

Samuel J. Large, assignor to American Silver Company. (7 October 1919; filed 21 May 1919). Design no. 53,921; serial no. 298,799: Design for a handle for a spoon, fork, or similar article. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02450).

1919 - patent - design for a handle for a spoon, fork, or similar article

Samuel J. Large, assignor to American Silver Company. (7 October 1919; filed 21 May 1919). Design no. 53,922; serial no. 298,800: Design for a handle for a spoon, fork, or similar article. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02462).



1920s

1920 - advertisement

Robertson Bros. Co., presumably South Bend, IN. (30 June 1920). Advertisement: "... Of silverware... American Silver Co. ... " [with no product illustrations]. South Bend News-Times (South Bend, Indiana), presumably p. 2, col 1. (Viewed 26 June 2020. F01219).

1921 - design catalogue

American Silver Co. (1921). World brand silverware and fine table cutlery. Bristol, CT. 39 pp. (Updated 28 July 2018. C00185-01.)

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara library, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogues, Box 1, Folder 3.
  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.

1921 - map

(1921). Bristol, Connecticut map, (p. 5 showing American Silver Co. complex). Sanborn Map & Publishing Co. 37 leaves. (Viewed 1 March 2017. A01512.)

1922 - patent - design for a handle for a spoon, fork, or similar article

Samuel J. Large, assignor to American Silver Company. (4 April 1922; filed 19 January 1922). Design no. 60,752: Design for a handle for a spoon, fork, or similar article. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02449).

1924 - news mention

(27 August 1924). Chicago and west [mention: "Harry Arens, Chicago manager for the American Silver Co., completed a six weeks’ business trip to the Pacific Coast last week."] Jewelers’ Circular, p. 99, col. 1. (Viewed 22 May 2020. H01638).

1926 - advertisement

Landsburgh & Bro., Washington, DC. (14 April 1926). Advertisement: "... Silver-Plated Flatware Specially Priced! The lovely La Salle pattern, made by the American Silver Company, on a nickel silver base, with the finest of silver plating. Knives are of forged steel... " [with no product illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC) (Viewed 26 June 2020. F01217-18).

1926 - patent - design for a spoon or similar article

Samuel J. Large, assignor to American Silver Company. (27 July 1926; filed 10 April 1926). Design no. 70,690; serial no. 16,479: Design for a spoon or similar article. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA02455).


1930s

1930 - design catalogue

Welcome Soap. (1930). Welcome Soap... 1000 Premiums [gifts redeemed in exchange for front panels of Welcome Soap]. American Silver Co.knives, forks and spoons, p. 7. (Viewed 2 December 2017. G01761.)

1932 - price list

American Silver Co. (January 1932). Price list - plated French gray finish. 3 pp. (Viewed 28 July 2018. C00185-02).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.

1933 - price list and brochure

American Silver Co. (1933). Price list - King George Kensico [price list and brochure]. 2 pp. (Viewed 28 July 2018. C00185-05).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.

1934 - price lists with brochures

American Silver Co. (February 1934). Price lists with brochures for Claremont; Windsor. American Silver Co.; Windsor H&T; Windsor - Nickel Silver; Windsor - Kensico; Beaumont. (Viewed 28 July 2018. C00185-06).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.

1935 - price list with illustrations

American Silver Co. (c. January 1935). Avondale pattern - price list with illustrations. (Viewed 28 July 2018. C00185-08).

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1935 - price list (for client)

American Silver Co. / International Silver Company. (15 April 1935). Price list to C. T. Williamson Wire Novelty Co., Newark, NJ. (Viewed 28 July 2018. C00185-09).

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1935 - internal communication?

American Silver Co. / International Silver Company. (25 April 1935). Multi-page document, ["outlining which patterns dies would be retained or destroyed or transferred to other lines"]. (Viewed 28 July 2018. C00185-10).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.



American Silver Co. became part of the International Silver Company in 1935. After this date, it is assumed that any design patents utilized by the American Silver Co. division or brand were assigned to the International Silver Company. (See the ISC historical documentation page).



1935 - price lists

American Silver Co. / International Silver Company. (29 July 1935). American Silver Co. patterns— complete set of new price lists of the American Silver Co. lines. (Viewed 28 July 2018. C00186-01).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.

1935 - design catalogue

American Silver Co. / International Silver Company. (after July 1935). Silver plated hollow ware, [cat. no. 33]. 58 pp. (Viewed 28 July 2018. C00186-02).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.


1940s

1947 - historical information

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). "American Silver Co." mentions, (pp. 146, 173). In Century of silver, 1847-1947; Connecticut Yankees and a noble metal. 388 pp. New York: E.M. McBride & Company. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

1947 - secondary source

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). "Holmes & Tuttle Manufacturing Company" mentions, (pp. 128, 146). In Century of silver, 1847-1947; Connecticut Yankees and a noble metal. 388 pp. New York: E.M. McBride & Company. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)


1949 advertisements

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1949 - advertisement

American Home Foods. (3 October 1949). Advertisement for Duff’s Devil Food Mix with American Silver Co. / International Silver Company promotion, cake server, Waverly pattern [with illustration]. LIFE magazine, p. 107. (Viewed 6 December 2017. G01801.)

1949 - advertisement

American Home Foods. (24 October 1949). Advertisement for Duff’s Devil Food Mix with American Silver Co. / International Silver Company promotion, cake server, Waverly pattern [with illustration]. LIFE magazine, p. 10. (Viewed 6 December 2017. G01802.)

1949 - advertisement

American Home Foods. (14 November 1949). Advertisement for Duff’s Devil’s Food Mix with American Silver Co. / International Silver Company promotion, a silver cake server, Waverly pattern [with illustration]. LIFE magazine, p. 25. (Viewed 26 October 2017. G01629.)

1949 - advertisement

American Home Foods. (5 December 1949). Advertisement for Duff’s Devil’s Food Mix with American Silver Co. / International Silver Company promotion, a silver cake server, Waverly pattern [with illustration]. LIFE magazine, p. 85. (Viewed 26 October 2017. G01630.)



1950s

1950 advertisements

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1950 - advertisement

American Home Foods. (20 February 1950). Advertisement for Duff’s Devil’s Food Mix with American Silver Co. / International Silver Company promotion, cake and salad forks, Waverly pattern [with illustration]. LIFE magazine, p. 111. (Viewed 26 October 2017. G01631.)

1950 - advertisement

American Home Foods. (20 March 1950). Advertisement for Duff’s White Cake Mix with American Silver Co. / International Silver Company promotion, cake and salad forks, Waverly pattern [with illustration]. LIFE magazine, p. 65. (Viewed 26 October 2017. G01632.)

1950 - advertisement

American Home Foods. (24 April 1950). Advertisement for Duff’s Devil’s Food Mix with American Silver Co. / International Silver Company promotion, cake and salad forks, Waverly pattern [with illustration]. LIFE magazine, p. 29. (Viewed 26 October 2017. G01633.)




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



1960s

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "American Silver Co." [with marks], (p. 3). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 9 August 2020. L01881-83).

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). ""Beacon Silver Co." [American Silver Co. predecessor], (p. 14). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 9 August 2020. L01965).

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "Bristol Brass & Clock Co." [American Silver Co. predecessor] [with marks], (p. 22). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 9 August 2020. L01881-82; L01889).

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "Bristol Cutlery Co." [American Silver Co. predecessor or brand], (p. 22). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 9 August 2020. L01881-82; L01978).

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "Crown Silver Co.", "Crown Silver Plate Co." [American Silver Co. predecessors or brands], (pp. 34-5). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 9 August 2020. L01881-82; L01979).

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "Eastern Silver Co " [American Silver Co. predecessor or brand], (p. 43). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 9 August 2020. L01881-82; L01980).

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "1857 Welch-Atkins" [American Silver Co. predecessor or brand], (p. 44). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 9 August 2020. L01881-82; L01981).

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "Holmes & Tuttle Mfg. Co." [American Silver Co. predecessor] [with marks], (p. 76). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 9 August 2020. L01881-82; L01899).

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "International Silver Co." [with mention of American Silver Co. / Holmes & Tuttle], (pp. 82-3). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 9 August 2020. L01882-83 L01900-01).

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "New England Cutlery Co.", "New England Silver Plate Co." [American Silver Co. predecessors or brands], (p. 123). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 8 August 2020. L01882-83; L01982).

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "Pequabuck Mfg. Co." [American Silver Co. predecessor or brand], (p. 132). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 8 August 2020. L01882-83; L01983).

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "Royal Plate Co." [American Silver Co. predecessor or brand], (p. 154). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 8 August 2020. L01882-83; L01984).

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "Welch Silver" [American Silver Co. predecessor or brand], (p. 197). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 8 August 2020. L01882-83; L01985).

1968 - magazine article

(November 1968). [Moselle (American Silver Co.) flatware pattern]. Silver Magazine. (See March 1969 entry below. Viewed 6 September 2017. G00209.)

1969 - magazine article

(March 1969). [Moselle (American Silver Co.) flatware pattern]. Silver Magazine. (See November 1968 entry above. Viewed 13 September 2017. G00209.)


1970s

1977 - secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1977). On "American Silver Co.", [pp. 143 (Photo of "Moselle" pattern fork (undated), 158, 166-67]. In An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company. Taylor Publishing Company: Dallas, TX. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)


1980s

1980 - secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). "American Silver Company" mention, (p. 98-9, including photo of spoon, undated). In The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. (See excerpt above. Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)


2000s

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "American Silver Co." [with marks, also including 1857 Welch-Atkins; Beacon Silver Co.; Bristol Cutlery Co.; Crown Silver Co.; Crown Silver Plate Co.; Eastern Silver Co.; New England Cutlery Co.; New England Silver Plate Co.; Pequabuck Mfg. Co.; Royal Plate Co.; Welch Silver; World Brand], (p. 14; see following "American Silver Company" entry). In Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Updated 8 August 2020. A02873; A02873b; A02873c).

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "Bristol Brass & Clock Co." [American Silver Co. predecessor] [with marks, including Bristol Brass & Clock Co. and 1857 Welch-Atkins, New England Silver Plate Co., Royal Plate Co., Welch Silver], (p. 36). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 9 August 2020. A02911).

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "Crown Silver Plate Co." [American Silver Co. predecessor], (p. 51). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 9 August 2020. L01796-77).

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "Holmes & Tuttle Mfg. Co." [American Silver Co. predecessor] [with marks], (p. 109). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 9 August 2020. A02923; A02923b; A02923c).

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "International Silver Company" [with mention of American Silver Co. / Holmes & Tuttle], (p. 116-20). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 8 August 2020. A02925a-c(-)27a-c).

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "New England Silver Plate Co." (not the one in Bridgeport) [American Silver Co. predecessor], (p. 170). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 9 August 2020. L01794-95).


2010s

2010 - secondary source

Russell, Lynda J. (2010). Bristol business and industry. Arcadia Publishing: Charleston, SC. [Mentions and photos related to the American Silver Co., Bristol Brass & Clock Co., and Holmes & Tuttle.] (Viewed 23 December 2016. A01328.)


n. d.

n. d. - price list

American Silver Co. (undated). Price list - Piermont pattern ["design especially adapted for hotel and public service use"]. 4 pp. (Viewed 28 July 2018. C00185-03).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.

n. d. - price list

American Silver Co. (undated). Price list - Windsor - Kensico. 3 pp. (Viewed 28 July 2018. C00185-04).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.

n. d. - two price lists

American Silver Co. (undated). Price lists - King George, Barrington & Fairmont. (Viewed 28 July 2018. C00185-07).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.

n. d. - map

(Undated). Bristol Brass & Clock Company - fire insurance map. [Possibly related given years and silver dept context.] (Viewed 15 May 2017. A02437.)

  • Offline - Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, c. 1724-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington, DC, Box 1, Folder 3, no. 4875.

n. d. - design catalogue

American Silver Co. (undated). Catalogue of silver plated spoons, forks, knives etc. (Viewed 7 April 2017.)

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara library, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogues, Box 1, Folder 3.

n. d. - promotional booklet

American Silver Co. (undated). The etiquette of entertaining. 16 pp. (Viewed 22 August 2017. A0 .)

  • Offline - Bristol Public Library (CT) - History Room collection.