Bradley & Hubbard design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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"BRADLEY & HUBBARD MANUFACTURING CO., Meriden, Conn.
Gas Fixtures at Manufacturers’ Prices. Oil Fixtures, Extension Chandeliers, Library and Hall Lamps, Table, Banquet and Extension Piano Lamps, Bronze and Brass Ornaments, Figures, Tables, Fireplace Furniture, Easels, Pitchers, etc. Manufacturers of "The B. & H." Central Draught Lamp. It is perfect in every respect; the best Central Draught Lamp yet produced. Salesrooms: New York, 26 Park Place; Boston, 184 Franklin St.; Chicago, 88 Wabash St.; and at Factories, Hanover St. President, Walter Hubbard; Treasurer, N.L. Bradley; Secretary, C.F. Linsley."

— D.H. Hurd & Co. in (1893). In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations, p. 211. (See entry below.)


Bradley & Hubbard (active 1854-1940) design catalogues and historical information (by year) [1]

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1850s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1854-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 18 October 2017.)

1857 - patent - design for clock case

Pietro Cinquini, assignor to W. L. Bradley, W. Hubbard and N. L. Bradley. (6 October 1857). Letters patent no. D946: Design for clock case. (Viewed 21 April 2018. AAA01404).

1858 - patent - improvement in sewing-machines

G. W. Hubbard, assignor to himself, Walter Hubbard, W. L. Bradley and N. L. Bradley. (14 September 1858). Letters patent no. 21,537: Improvement in sewing-machines. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01405).


1860s

1863 - patent - improved call-bell

Nathaniel L. Bradley, assignor to himself, Walter Hubbard and William L. Bradly [sic]. (25 August 1863). Letters patent no. 39,697: Improved call-bell. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA01172).

1864 - patent - improvement in spring tape-measures

William H. Bangs, Jr., assignor to Nathaniel L. Bradley and Walter Hubbard. (6 December 1864). Letters patent no. 45,372: Improvement in spring tape-measures. (15 March 2018. AAA01170).

1864 - historical information

Bishop, J. Leander. (1864). On "Bradley & Hubbard", (p. 756). In A history of American manufactures from 1608 to 1860. [Brief mention, see excerpt below.] Philadelphia: Edward Young & Co. (Viewed 1 June 2017. A02568-70.)

"[The] Clock and Bell Manufactory of Bradley & Hubbard, employed sixty-two hands".


1867 - B&H in exhibition

(1868). On "Bradley & Hubbard", (pp. 56-7). In: Annual report of the American Institute, of the City of New York, for the year 1867-68. (Viewed 28 May 2017. A02565; A02567.)

> Exhibited unspecified designs by Bradley & Hubbard.

"Messrs. Bradley & Hubbard, of West Meridan [sic], Conn., are the inventors of an improved device for raising and lowering lamps, exhibited in this collection. These makers also exhibit some very tasty and finely finished chandeliers." (excerpt from above.)


1868 patents

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1868 - patent - improvement in match-safe

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley and Hubbard. (28 January 1868). Letters patent no. 73,706: Improvement in match-safe. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA01170).

1868 - patent - improvement in suspension-springs for lamps

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley and Hubbard. (7 April 1868). Letters patent no. 76,317: Improvment in suspension-springs for lamps. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA01171).

1868 - patent - improvement in extension-fixtures for chandeliers

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (21 April 1868). Letters patent no. 77,019: Improvement in extension-fixtures for chandeliers. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA01172).

1868 - patent - improvement in chandeliers

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (26 May 1868). Letters patent no. 78,365: Improvement in chandeliers. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA01173).

1868 - patent - improvement in gas-fixture

Nathaniel L. Bradley and John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley and Hubbard. (20 October 1868) Letters patent no. 83,246: Improvement in gas-fixture. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA01174).



1868 - historical information

Bishop, J. Leander. (1868). "Manufactures in Meriden" (mentions Bradley & Hubbard), (pp. 424-26). In A history of American manufactures from 1608-1860 (3rd edition, revised and enlarged). Philadelphia: Edward Young & Co. (Viewed 15 June 2016. A00816-18.)


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1870s

1870 patents

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1870 - patent - improvement in coating and bronzing iron

Lansing Dockstader. (26 April 1870). Letters patent no. 102,378: Improvement in coating and bronzing iron. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA01175).

1870 - patent - design for a chandelier

Pietro Cinquini. (31 May 1870). Design no. 4085: Design for a chandelier. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA01176).

1870 - patent - design for a lamp-bracket

Pietro Cinquini. (31 May 1870). Design no. 4086: Design for a lamp-bracket. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA01177).



1870? - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (1870?). [Catalogue]. 32 pp. (Updated 29 April 2017. A01114.)


1871 patents

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1871 - patent - design for lamp-brackets

Frederick R. Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (4 April 1871). Design no. 4770: Design for lamp-brackets. (18 March 2018. AAA01277).

1871 - patent - improvement in cups for kerosene lamps

Nathaniel L. Bradley, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (31 January 1871). Letters patent no. 111,430: Improvement in cups for kerosene lamps. (18 March 2018. AAA01276).

1871 - patent - improvement in drawer-pull label-holders

John A. Evarts, & Pietro Cinquini, assignors to Bradley & Hubbard. (11 April 1871). Letters patent no. 113,506: Improvement in drawer-pull label-holders. (18 March 2018. AAA01278).

1871 - patent - design for a match-safe (in shape of a frog)

George R. Hubbard, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (18 April 1871). Design no. 4814: Design for a match-safe (in shape of a frog). (Viewed 18 March 2018. AAA01279).

1871 - patent - improvement in standards for drop-lights

James Cunningham, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (30 May 1871). Letters patent no. 115,442: Improvement in standards for drop-lights. (Viewed 18 March 2018. AAA01280).

1871 - patent - design for a chandelier

Pietro Cinquini, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (13 June 1871). Design 4984: Design for a chandelier. (Viewed 18 March 2018. AAA01281).

1871 - patent - design for a chandelier

Frederick R. Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (13 June 1871). Design no. 5005: Design for a chandelier. (Viewed 18 March 2018. AAA01282).

1871 - patent - design for chandelier

Frederick Robt. Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (31 October 1871). Design no. 5343: Design for chandelier. (Viewed 18 March 2018. AAA01284).

1871 - patent - design for chandelier

Frederick R. Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (31 October 1871). Design no. 5344: Design for chandelier. (Viewed 18 March 2018. AAA01283).




1872 patents

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1872 - patent - design for figure for lamp-base

David Mosman, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (16 January 1872). Design no. 5475: Design for figure for lamp-base. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01405).

1872 - patent - design for figure for lamp-base

David Mosman, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (16 January 1872). Design no. 5476: Design for figure for lamp-base. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01406).

1872 - patent - improvement in tape-measures

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (13 February 1872). Letters patent no. 123,624: Improvement in tape-measures. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01407).

1872 - patent - design for chandeliers

Frederick R. Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (26 March 1872). Design no. 5732: Design for chandeliers. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01408).

1872 - patent - design for chandeliers

Frederick R. Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (26 March 1872). Design no. 5733: Design for chandeliers. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01409).

1872 - patent - improvement in tape-measures

Alvin J. Fellows, assignor to Nathaniel L. Bradley & Walter Hubbard. (Reissued 30 July 1872). Reissue 5008; Letters patent no. 79,965 (14 July 1868; Alvin J. Fellows): Improvement in tape-measures. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01410).

1872 - patent - improvements in hooks for chandeliers

Walter Hubbard, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (3 September 1872). Letters patent no. 131,100: Improvements in hooks for chandeliers. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01411).



1873 - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (1873). Illustrated catalogue of kerosene fixtures : bronze lamps, figures, patent call bells, spring tape measures, sewing birds, bronze goods, etc., etc. 92 pp. (Updated 29 April 2017. A01115-16; AAA00110; DM.)


1873 patents

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1873 - patent - improvement in chandeliers

Nathaniel L. Bradley, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (7 January 1873). Letters patent no. 134,585: Improvement in chandeliers. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01413).

1873 - patent - improvement in call-bells

Henry Stratton, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (11 February 1873). Letters patent no. 135,860: Improvement in call-bells. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01414).

1873 - patent - improvement in plastic compositions for the manufacture of knobs and other molded articles

Henry E. Shepard, assignor to Bradley and Hubbard. (8 July 1873; filed 21 February 1873). Letters patent no. 140,735: Improvement in plastic compositions for the manufacture of knobs and other molded articles. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01416).

1873 - patent - improvement in tape-measures

Henry B. Tyler, assignor to Bradley and Hubbard. (8 July 1873; filed 13 May 1873). Letters patent no. 140,745: Improvement in tape-measures. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01415).

1873 - patent - design for lamp-foot

Nathaniel L. Bradley, (30 September 1873; filed 16 September 1873). Design no. 6899: Design for lamp-foot. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01417).

1873 - patent - improvement in suspension-pulleys

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (28 October 1873; filed 24 September 1873). Letters patent no. 144,078: Improvement in suspension-pulleys. (Viewed 22 March 2018. AAA01418).

1873 - patent - improvement in slide-pendants for hanging lamps

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (16 December 1873; filed 26 October 1872). Letters patent no. 145,637: Improvement in slide-pendants for hanging lamps. (Viewed 22 March 2018. AAA01419).

1873 - patent - design for a lamp-pedestal

Nathaniel L. Bradley, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (16 December 1873; filed 22 November 1873). Design no. 7049: Design for a lamp-pedestal. (Viewed 22 March 2018. AAA01420).



1874 patents

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1874 - patent - design for call bells

Nathaniel L. Bradley, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (27 January 1874; filed 15 January 1874). Design no. 7134: Design for call bells. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01867).

1874 - patent - improvement in call-bells.

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (3 February 1874; filed 15 January 1874). Letters patent no. 147,116: Improvement in call-bells. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01868).

1874 - patent - lamp-pedestals

Nathaniel L. Bradley, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (10 February 1874; filed 16 September 1873). Design no. 7158: Lamp-pedestals. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01873).

1874 - patent - lamp-pedestals

Nathaniel L. Bradley, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (10 February 1874; filed 15 January 1874). Design no. 7161: Lamp-pedestals. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01874).

1874 - patent - design for a lamp-pedestal

Nathaniel L. Bradley, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (10 February 1874; filed 22 November 1873). Design no. 7162: Design for a lamp-pedestal. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01875).

1874 - patent - improvement in lanterns

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (14 April 1874; filed 26 February 1874). Letters patent no. 149,734: Improvement in lanterns. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01881).

1874 - patent - design for lamp-brackets

Frederick R. Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (14 July 1874; filed 3 June 1874). Design no. 7538: Design for lamp-brackets. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01882).

1874 - patent - design for lamp-bracket

Frederick R. Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (14 July 1874; filed 3 June 1874). Design no. 7539: Design for lamp-bracket. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01927).

1874 - patent - design for lamp-brackets

Frederick R. Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (14 July 1874; filed 3 June 1874). Design no. 7540: Design for lamp-brackets. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01928).

1874 - patent - design for chandelier

Frederick R. Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (21 July 1874; filed 3 June 1874). Design no. 7575: Design for chandelier. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01929).

1874 - patent - design for chandelier

Frederick R. Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (21 July 1874; filed 3 June 1874). Design no. 7576: Design for chandelier. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01930).



1875 - map

O.H. Bailey & Co. (1875). City of Meriden, Conn. 1875 map. [birds eye view]. Boston. [1 print; lithograph, 55 x 67 cm]. [“View of Meriden Conn. with fifty-eight public buildings, churches, businesses and factories identified at foot." Includes the Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co.] (Viewed 24 July 2016. A00048; A01099.)


1875 patents

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1875 - patent - improvement in lamp-pendants

Frederick R. Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (5 January 1875; filed 16 December 1874). Letters patent no. 158,531: Improvement in lamp-pendants. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01876).

1875 - patent - design for lamp-bracket

Frederick R. Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (2 February 1875; filed 3 June 1874). Design no. 8041: Design for lamp-bracket. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01877).

1875 - patent - design for chandeliers

Frederick R. Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (2 February 1875; filed 3 June 1874). Design no. 8042: Design for chandeliers. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01878).

1875 - patent - design for chandeliers

Frederick R. Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (2 February 1875; filed 3 June 1874). Design no. 8043: Design for chandeliers. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01879).

1875 - patent - design for window-bracket

Nathaniel L. Bradley, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (16 February 1875; filed 5 December 1874). Design no. 8057: Design for window-bracket. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01880).

1875 - patent - improvement for window-bracket hooks

Nathaniel Plympton, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard. (9 March 1875; filed 7 January 1875). Letters patent no. 160,710: Improvement for window-bracket hooks. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01931).

1875 - patent - design for lamp-pedestals

Nathaniel L. Bradley, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (18 May 1875; filed 4 May 1875). Design no. 8328: Design for lamp-pedestals. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01932).

1875 - patent - design for lamp-pedestals

Nathaniel L. Bradley, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (13 July 1875; filed 6 July 1875). Design no. 8481: Design for lamp-pedestals. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01933).

1875 - patent - improvement in lamp-founts

Charles F. Linsley, assignor to Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (31 August 1875; filed 27 July 1875). Letters patent no. 167,345: Improvement in lamp-founts. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01934).

1875 - patent - improvement in lanterns

Charles H. Lyman, assignor to Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (2 November 1875; filed 9 August 1875). Letters patent no. 169,457: Improvement in lanterns. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01935).

1875 - patent - improvement in lamps

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (14 December 1875; filed 19 October 1875). Letters patent no. 171,111: Improvement in lamps. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01936).

1875 - patent - design for cigar-lighters

Frederick R. Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (28 December 1875; filed 21 December 1875). Design no. 8880: Design for cigar-lighters. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01937).



1876 - B&H in Centennial Exhibition

(1877). Souvenir of the Centennial exhibition [1876]: Connecticut’s representation at Philadelphia. [Core section: pp 99-111; also see exhibits list: pp. 124-27; Exhibitors including Bradley & Hubbard (with illustrations)]. Viewed 25 June 2016. [A00965-75]

"certain it is that their Centennial exhibit was highly creditable to their establishment, and one to commend the admiration of every visitor who inspected it." (Excerpt from above, p. 111).



1876 patents

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1876 - patent - design for stand-lamps

Nathaniel L. Bradley, assignor to the Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (11 January 1876; filed 9 December 1875). Design no. 8890: Design for stand-lamps. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01938).

1876 - patent - improvement in call-bells

Henry Stratton, assignor to the Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (15 February 1876; filed 21 December 1875). Letters patent no. 173,514: Improvement in call-bells. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01939).

1876 - patent - design for lamp-stands

Frederick R. Seidensticker, assignor to the Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (29 February 1876; filed 21 February 1876). Design no. 9119: Design for lamp-stands. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01940).

1876 - patent - design for lamp-stands

Frederick R. Seidensticker, assignor to the Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (7 March 1876; filed 21 February 1876). Design no. 9132: Design for lamp-stands. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01941).

1876 - patent - design for inkstands

Frederick R. Seidensticker, assignor to the Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (4 July 1876; filed 22 June 1876). Design no. 9383: Design for inkstands. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01942).

1876 - patent - improvement in call-bells

Nathaniel L. Bradley and Henry Stratton, assignors to Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (25 July 1876; filed 10 July 1876). Letters patent no. 180,191: Improvement in call-bells. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01943).

1876 - patent - improvement in extension-lamp fixtures

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (31 October 1876; filed 6 May 1876). Letters patent no. 183,913: Improvement in extension-lamp fixtures. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01944).



after 1876 - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (After 1876). Specimen of sheets of bronzed and ornaments. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 29 April 2017. A00049.)


1877 patents

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1877 - patent - improvement in drop-light attachments for chandeliers

John A. Everts, assignor to Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (16 January 1877; 21 February 1876). Letters patent no, 186,332: Improvement in drop-light attachments for chandeliers. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01187).

1877 - patent - improvement in extension-chandeliers

Liverus Hull, assignor to Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Company and Meriden Malleable Iron Company. (Reissued 20 March 1877; filed 6 December 1876). Reissue no. 7561; letters patent no. 142,107 (26 August 1873): Improvement in extension-chandeliers. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01188).

1877 - patent - extension lamp fixtures

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (Reissued 24 April 1877; filed 12 April 1877; letters patent no. 183,913 (31 October 1876). Design no. 7628: Extension lamp fixtures. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01412).



1877-78 - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (1877-78). Illustrated catalogue of the Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. kerosene fixtures, bronze lamps. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 29 April 2017. A00050.)

1877-78 - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (1877-78). Illustrated catalogue of kerosene fixtures, lamps, etc. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 29 April 2017. A00051.)


1878 patents

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1878 - patent - design for extension lamp-fixture

Frederick R. Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (21 May 1878; filed 3 April 1878). Design no. 10,686: Design for extension lamp-fixture. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01945).

1878 - patent - improvement in extension-chandeliers

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (18 June 1878; filed 6 November 1876). Letters patent no. 205,068: Improvement in extension-chandeliers. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01946).

1878 - patent - design for clock-case

Nathaniel L. Bradley, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (9 July 1878; filed 12 June 1878). Design no. 10,742: Design for clock-case. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01947).

1878 - patent - improvement in extension lamp-fixtures

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (30 July 1878; filed 12 July 1878). Letters patent no. 206,550: Improvement in extension lamp-fixtures. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01948).

1878 - patent - design for inkstand-holders

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (12 November 1878; filed 1 November 1878). Design no. 10,908: Design for inkstand-holders. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01949).



1879 - news brief

(5 April 1879). Still enlarging. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 3, column 2. (Viewed 9 August 2017. A02812.)

"The Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. are still enlarging their colossal factories..." (Excerpt from above.)



1879 patents

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1879 - patent - design for inkstand-holder

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (14 January 1879). Design no. 10,983: Design for inkstand-holder. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01950).

1879 - patent - improvement in extension lamp-fixtures

F. Robert Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (18 March 1879; filed 26 October 1878). Letters patent no. 213,457: Improvement in extension lamp-fixtures. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01951).

1879 - patent - design for inkstand-holders

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (9 September 1879; filed 2 December 1878). Design no. 11,406: Design for inkstand-holders. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01952).

1879 - patent - design for inkstand-holders

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (9 September 1879; filed 2 December 1878). Design no. 11,407: Design for inkstand-holders. (Viewed 11 April 2018. AAA02161).

1879 - patent - design for lamp-brackets

F. Robert Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (21 October 1879; filed 19 September 1879). Design no. 11,465: Design for lamp-brackets. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA02162).

1879 - patent - design for lamp-brackets

F. Robert Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (21 October 1879; filed 19 September 1879). Design no. 11,466: Design for lamp-brackets. (Viewed 11 April 2018. AAA02163).

1879 - patent - improvement in call-bells

John W. Butler, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (25 November 1879; filed 15 October 1879). Letters patent no. 222,009: Improvement in call-bells. (Viewed 11 April 2018. AAA02164).



1880s

1880 - newspaper article - patent mention

(14 August 1880). List of patents. New Haven Daily Morning Journal and Courier, unnumbered page, column 2. (Viewed 1 September 2017. A02751.)

1880 - B&H in Melbourne International Exhibition

(1880). Melbourne International Exhibition 1880; The official catalogue of the exhibits, with introductory notes of the countries exhibiting, v. II, second edition to the first issue. [American exhibits, including Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (Class 26.— Clocks and Watches) (p. 235).] (Viewed 26 June 2016. A00997-1000.)


1880 patents

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1880 - patent - shade-holder

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (10 February 1880; filed 19 July 1879). Letters patent no. 224,411: Shade-holder. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01953).

1880 - patent - shade-holder

Nathaniel L. Bradley, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (8 June 1880; filed 16 April 1880). Letters patent no. 228,594: Shade-holder. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01954).

1880 - patent - design for lamp-bracket

Fred R. Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (15 June 1880; filed 10 May 1880). Design no. 11,823: Design for lamp-bracket. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01955).

1880 - patent - design for a lamp-standard

Fred R. Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (22 June 1880; filed 10 May 1880). Design no. 11,829: Design for a lamp-standard. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01956).

1880 - patent - extension lamp fixture

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (20 July 1880). Letters patent no. 230,258: Extension lamp fixture. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01957).

1880 - patent - design for a lamp-standard

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (10 August 1880; filed 2 July 1880). Design no. 11,941: Design for a lamp-standard. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01958).

1880 - patent - design for a chandelier

F. Robert Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (10 August 1880; filed 2 July 1880). Design no. 11,942: Design for a chandelier. (Viewed 11 April 2018. AAA02154).

1880 - patent - student-lamp

Edmund A. Parker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (17 August 1880; filed 12 April 1880). Letters patent no. 231,353: Student-lamp. (Viewed 11 April 2018. AAA02155).

1880 - patent - cigar-lighter lamp

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (7 September 1880; filed 2 July 1880). Letters patent no. 232,058: Cigar-lighter lamp. (Viewed 11 April 2018. AAA02156).

1880 - patent - table-clock

Frank E. Morgan & John A. Evarts, assignors to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (19 October 1880; filed 6 September 1880). Letters patent no. 233,537: Table-clock. (Viewed 11 April 2018. AAA02157).

1880 - patent - extension lamp-fixture

F. Robert Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (2 November 1880; filed 21 July 1880). Letters patent no. 233,879: Extension lamp-fixture. (Viewed 11 April 2018. AAA02158).

1880 - patent - design for a lamp-bracket

F. Robert Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (16 November 1880; filed 11 September 1880). Design no. 12,036: Design for a lamp-bracket. (Viewed 11 April 2018. AAA02159).

1880 - patent - lamp-fixture

Nathaniel L. Bradley, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (7 December 1880; filed 20 October 1880). Lamp-fixture. (Viewed 11 April 2018. AAA02160).



1881 - design brochure

Westland Safety Lamp Co. (1881). Distributor brochure featuring products by Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Meriden Malleable Iron Co., Meriden Flint Glass Co., and E. Miller & Co. Providence, RI, 9 pp. (Viewed 10 March 2016. A00010; A00717.)

1881 - illustrations of buildings

Porter, Wils (lithographer). (1881). Illustrations of Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. / N. L. Bradley residence. In Meriden, Conn. 1881 / From Summit Heights. [print (lithograph)]. B. S. Farrow (Publisher). (Object no. 1973.0498.004. (Viewed 3 June 2017. A02584-85.)


1881 patents

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1881 - patent - design for a lamp fount

F. Robert Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (24 May 1881; filed 16 April 1881). Design no. 12,281: Design for a lamp fount. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02165).

1881 - patent - design for a lamp fount

F. Robert Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (24 May 1881; filed 16 April 1881). Design no. 12,282: Design for a lamp fount. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02166).

1881 - patent - extension lamp-fixture

Nathaniel L. Bradley, F. Robert Seidensticker, and Augustus H. Jones, assignors to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (24 May 1881; filed 23 February 1881). Letters patent no. 241,917: Extension lamp-fixture. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02167).

1881 - patent - design for a lamp bracket

F. Robert Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (7 June 1881; filed 30 April 1881). Design no. 12,301: Design for a lamp bracket. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02168).

1881 - patent - design for a lamp bracket

F. Robert Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (7 June 1881; filed 30 April 1881). Design no. 12,302: Design for a lamp bracket. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02169).

1881 - patent - shade-holder

Nathaniel L. Bradley, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (6 July 1881; filed 30 April 1881). Letters patent no. 242,592: Shade-holder. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02170).

1881 - patent - lamp

Augustus H. Jones, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (30 August 1881; filed 12 May 1881). Letters patent no. 246,316: Lamp. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02171).

1881 - patent - call-bell

John W. Butler, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (27 September 1881; filed 13 August 1881). Letters patent no. 247,610: Call-bell. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02172).

1881 - patent - shade-ring for extension-lamps

Augustus H. Jones, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (22 November 1881; filed 12 September 1881). Letters patent no. 249,946: Shade-ring for extension-lamps. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02173).

1881 - patent - chandelier hook

Charles Maschmeyer, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (27 December 1881; filed 28 November 1881). Letters patent no. 251,613: Chandelier hook. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02174).



1882 patents

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1882 - patent - extension lamp-fixture

Augustus H. Jones, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (21 February 1882; filed 19 December 1881). Letters patent no. 254,022: Extension lamp-fixture. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02175).

1882 - patent - lamp-chandelier

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (18 April 1882; filed 16 January 1882). Letters patent no. 256,660: Lamp-chandelier. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02176).

1882 - patent - lamp-fount

Jacob J. Nichols, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (25 April 1882; filed 11 March 1882). Letters patent no. 257,055: Lamp-fount. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02177).

1882 - patent - extension lamp-fixture

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (16 May 1882; filed 19 December 1881). Letters patent no. 258,038: Extension lamp-fixture. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02178).

1882 - patent - design for a hanging lamp

F. Robert Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (16 May 1882; filed 25 March 1882). Design no. 12,930: Design for a hanging lamp. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02179).

1882 - patent - extension lamp-fixture

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (22 August 1882; filed 20 July 1882). Letters patent no. 263,155: Extension lamp-fixture. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02179).

1882 - patent - hanging lamp

Charles A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (19 September 1882; filed 31 July 1882). Letters patent no. 264,677: Hanging lamp. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02180).

1882 - patent - lamp-fount

Nathaniel L. Bradley and Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (7 November 1882; filed 23 September 1882). Letters patent no. 267,141: Lamp-fount. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02181).

1882 - patent - alarm-clock movement

Waldo L. Upson, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (14 November 1882; filed 19 December 1881). Letters patent no. 267,619: Alarm-clock movement. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02182).



c. 1883 - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (c. 1883). Illustrated wholesale price list, call bells, clocks, [etc., etc.]. (Viewed 19 May 2017. A00146.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.


1883 advertisements

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1883 - advertisement

(1883). Advertisement: Bradley & Hubbard gas chandeliers, etc, (document pg. 93). In (1883), Model homes. Showing a variety of designs for model dwellings. New York: Palliser, Palliser & Co., Architects. (Viewed 29 April 2017. A02320-21.)

1883 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (15 February 1883). Advertisement: "Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Gas Fixtures, Oil Fixtures, [B]ronze and Decorated Table Lamps, Bronzes and Ornaments..." Meriden Daily Republican, p. 4, column 2. (Viewed 9 September 2017. G00259).

1883 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (13 November 1883). Advertisement: "Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Gas Fixtures, Oil Fixtures, Bronze and Decorated Table Lamps, Bronzes and Ornaments..." Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, column 8. (Viewed 9 September 2017. G00264).



1883 patents

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1883 - patent - design for a sconce-frame

Albert Patitz. (28 August 1883; filed 16 July 1883). Design no. 14,244: Design for a sconce-frame. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01190).

1883 - patent - hanging lamp

Charles A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (11 September 1883; filed 23 June 1883). Letters patent no. 284,955: Hanging lamp. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01189).

1883 - patent - design for a sconce-frame

Albert Patitz. (11 September 1883; filed 16 July 1883). Design no. 14,272: Design for a sconce-frame. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01191).

1883 - patent - chain-pulley

Andrew B. Hendryx, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (18 September 1883; filed 30 June 1883). Letters patent no. 285,263: Chain pulley. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01192).

1883 - patent - friction-brake for elevating devices

John A. Evarts. (23 October 1883; filed 19 September 1883). Letters patent no. 287,262: Friction-brake for elevating devices. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01193).



1883-84 - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (1883-84). Illustrated catalogue of kerosene fixtures, bronze stand lamps, clocks, call bells etc.. 231 pp. (Updated 17 April 2017. A00053; A01787-89.)

1884 - patent - design for a sconce frame

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (5 February 1884; filed 16 July 1883). Design no. 14,619: Design for a sconce frame. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01179).

1884 - map

(1884). Meriden, Connecticut map. (p. 7 showing Hanover street and Bradley & Hubbard). Sanborn Map & Publishing Co. 14 leaves. (Viewed 21 November 2016. A01026; AAA00008.)

c. 1885 - design brochure

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (c. 1885). The B&H piano lamps have the simplest and most perfect extension ever made. 4 pp. (Updated 29 April 2017. A00054.)

1885 - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (1885). Illustrated catalogue, no. 29, of bronze metal parlor lamps with detachable seamless metal founts. Number of pages unknown. Updated 29 April 2017. [A00055]

1885 - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (1885). Illustrations of polished brass library and hall lamps. Rich gold metal [catalogue no. 30]. 68 pp. (Updated 11 May 2017. AAA00016.)


1885 patents

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1885 - patent - extension-lamp

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (10 February 1885; filed 1 September 1884). Letters patent no. 312,194: Extension-lamp. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01267).

1885 - patent - suspension-pulley

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (2 June 1885; filed 30 March 1885). Letters patent no. 319,214: Suspension-pulley. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01268).

1885 - patent - extension lamp-fixture

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (18 August 1885; filed 13 July 1885). Letters patent no. 324,760; filed 13 July 1885: Extension lamp-fixture. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01266).

1885 - patent - suspension device for lamps

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (25 August 1885; filed 13 July 1885). Letters patent no. 325,203: Suspension device for lamps. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01265).

1885 - patent - lamp-hanger

Dennis McMahon, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (1 December 1885; filed 17 August 1885). Letters patent no. 331,521; serial no. 174,579: Lamp-hanger. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01264).



1886 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (4 February 1886). Advertisement: "Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Gas Fixtures, Oil Fixtures, Bronze and Decorated Table Lamps, Bronzes and Ornaments..." Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, column 1. (Viewed 9 September 2017. G00227).


1886 patents

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1886 - patent - extension lamp-fixture

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (9 February 1886; filed 5 October 1885). Letters patent no. 335,997; serial no. 178,968: Extension lamp-fixture. (16 March 2018. AAA01180).

1886 - patent - hanging lamp

Antony P. Buxton, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (9 February 1886; filed 20 April 1885). Letters patent no. 336,035; serial no. 162,745: Hanging lamp. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01181).

1886 - patent - design for an andiron

F. Robert Seidensticker. (24 August 1886). Design no. 16,872; serial no. 208,500: Design for an andiron. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01182).

1886 - patent - design for an andiron

F. Robert Seidensticker. (24 August 1886; filed 19 July 1886). Design no. 16,873; serial no. 209,499: Design for an andiron. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01183).

1886 - patent - design for an andiron

Frederick R. Seidensticker. (21 September 1886; filed 19 July 1886). Design no. 16,908; serial no. 208,498: Design for an andiron. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01184).

1886 - patent - design for a fender

Frederick R. Seidensticker. (21 September 1886; filed 26 July 1886). Design no. 16,909; serial no. 209,479?: Design for a fender. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01185).

1886 - patent - design for a fender

Frederick R. Seidensticker. (21 September 1886; filed 26 July 1886). Design no. 16,910; serial no. 209,180: Design for a fender. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01186).



1887 patents

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1887 - patent - andiron

F. Robert Seidensticker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (4 January 1887; filed 19 July 1886). Letters patent no. 355,563; serial no. 208,353: Andiron. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02183).

1887 - patent - call-bell

William B. Comstock and Anthony P. Buxton, assignors to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (21 June 1887; filed 13 December 1886). Letters patent no. 365,241; serial no. 221,394: Call-bell. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02189).

1887 - patent - suspension device

John A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (21 June 1887; filed 4 November 1886). Letters patent no. 365,335; serial no. 217,933: Suspension device. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02185).

1887 - patent - suspension device

Charles A. Evarts and Emil Fisher, assignors to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (6 September 1887; filed 4 November 1886). Letters patent no. 369,509; serial no. 217,975: Suspension device. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02186).

1887 - patent - shade ring, etc.

Charles A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (25 October 1887; filed 20 May 1887). Letters patent no. 372,211; serail no. 238,917: Shade ring, etc. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02184).

1887 - patent - design for a harp for hanging lamps

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (8 November 1887; filed 26 September 1887). Design no. 17,876; serial no. 250,788: Design for a harp for hanging lamps. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02187).

1887 - patent - design for a harp for hanging lamps

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (15 November 1887; filed 17 October 1887). Design no. 17,881; serial no. 232,647: Design for a harp for hanging lamps. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02188).

1887 - patent - hanging lamp

Emil Fisher, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (15 November 1887; filed 12 July 1886). Letters patents no. 373,280; serial no. 207,730: Hanging lamp. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02190).

1887 - patent - standard lamp

William A. Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (15 November 1887; filed 16 May 1887). Letters patent no. 373,376; serial 238,301: Standard lamp. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02191).

1887 - patent - design for a hanging-lamp fixture

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (6 December 1887; filed 26 September 1887). Design no. 17,927; serial no. 250,787: Design for a hanging-lamp fixture. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02192).



188? - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (188?). Bronze inkstands, call bells, tape measures, etc., etc. [catalogue no. 6090]. 80 pp. (Viewed 16 June 2016. A00052; A00857; AAA00017.) [2]

1888 - design catalogue reprint

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (1888). Illustration and prices of decorated and bronzed metal table lamps [catalogue no. 46]. [c. 1995 reprint; Historical Lighting Society, Toronto, ON], 36 pages. (Updated 29 April 2017. A00808-12.)


1888 newspaper articles

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1888 - newspaper article - patent mention

(6 July 1888). List of patents. New Haven Daily Morning Journal and Courier, unnumbered page, column 2. (Viewed 1 September 2017. A02754.)

1888 - newspaper article - patent mention

(19 April 1888). List of patents. New Haven Daily Morning Journal and Courier, unnumbered page, column 3. (Viewed 1 September 2017. A02753.)

1888 - newspaper article - court case mention

(25 July 1888). The court record (including Bradley & Hubbard vs. Charles Parker). New Haven Daily Morning Journal and Courier, unnumbered page, column 2. (Viewed 1 September 2017. A02752.)



1888 patents

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1888 - patent - design for a lamp-burner

Charles A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (27 March 1888; filed 27 February 1888). Design no. 18,202; serial no. 265,523: Design for a lamp-burner. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02193).

1888 - patent - design for a lamp-fount

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (17 April 1888; filed 27 February 1888). Design no. 18,262; serial no. 265,524: Design for a lamp-fount. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02194).

1888 - patent - lamp-standard

William A. Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (3 July 1888; filed 17 October 1887). Letters patent no. 385,569; serial no. 252,533: Lamp-standard. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02195).

1888 - patent - lamp-wick adjuster

Charles A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (31 July 1888; filed 20 February 1888). Letters patent no. 387,156; serial no. 264,600: Lamp-wick adjuster. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02196).

1888 - patent - central-draft lamp

Charles A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (11 September 1888; filed 16 February 1888). Letters patent no. 389,371; serial no. 264,257: Central-draft lamp. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02197).

1888 - patent - shade-ring for hanging lamps

Emil Fisher, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (11 September 1888; filed 27 February 1888). Letters patent no. 389,375; serial no. 265,420: Shade-ring for hanging lamps. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02198).

1888 - patent - wick-adjuster

Charles A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (6 November 1888; filed 21 May 1888). Letters patent no. 392,547; serial no. 274,468: Wick-adjuster. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02199).



1888? - design catalogue

Young Ewen & Co. (1888?). [catalogue]. 42 pp. [“features Bradley & Hubbard’s celebrated patent automatic spring extension lamps”]. (Updated 29 April 2017. A01475.)

1889 - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (1889). Illustrations and prices of polished brass and polished bronze library lamps, hall lamps and pendants, with the celebrated B. & H. burner, the best in the world [catalogue. no. 56]. 61 pp. [Missing pages: pp. 29-30, 35-36.] (Updated 17 April 2017. A00170; A01783-86; AAA00592. DM.)


1889 patents

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1889 - patent - wick-raiser for central-draft lamps

Charles A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (28 May 1889; filed 26 November 1888). Letters patent no. 404,186; serial no. 291,862: Wick-raiser for central-draft lamps. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01269).

1889 - patent - air-distributer for argand lamps

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (20 August 1889; filed 8 April 1889). Letter patents no. 409,466; serial no. 306,336: Air-distributer for argand lamps. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01270).

1889 - patent - central-draft lamp

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (15 October 1889; filed 22 April 1889). Letters patent no. 412,958; serial no. 308,135: Central-draft lamp. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01271).



c. 1889-92 - missing design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (c. 1889-92). Cigar lighters [catalogue #59]. Number of pages unknown. No surviving copy known to exist. (This catalogue is listed in 1892-93 B&H catalogue #75, see below.) (Viewed 18 May 2016. A00672.)

c. 1889-92 - missing design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (c. 1889-92). Inkstands [catalogue #64]. Number of pages unknown. No surviving copy known to exist. (This catalogue is listed in 1892-93 B&H catalogue #75, see below.) (Viewed 18 May 2016. A00672.)


1890s

1890 patents

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1890 - patent - hanging lamp

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (28 January 1890; filed 15 July 1889). Letters patent no. 420,211; serial no. 317,557: Hanging lamp. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02200).

1890 - patent - central-draft lamp

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (11 February 1890; filed 24 May 1889). Letters patent no. 421,171; serial no. 311,973: Central-draft lamp. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02201).

1890 - patent - lamp-shade holder

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (15 April 1890; filed 6 January 1890). Letters patent no. 425,800; serial no. 336,078: Lamp-shade holder. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02202).

1890 - patent - central-draft lamp

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (13 May 1890; filed 30 December 1889). Letters patent no. 427,870; serial no. 335,368: Central-draft lamp. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02203).

1890 - patent - central-draft lamp

Charles A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (17 June 1890; filed 30 December 1889). Letters patent no. 430,380; serial no. 335,352: Central-draft lamp. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02204).

1890 - patent - central-draft lamp

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (1 July 1890 Letters patent no. 431,359; serial no. 331,491: Central-draft lamp. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02205).

1890 - patent - central-draft lamp

Charles A. Evarts, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (15 July 1890; filed 30 December 1889). Letters patent no. 432,264; serial no. 335,351: Central-draft lamp. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02206).



1891 - historical information

Sweetser, Moses Forster. (1891). On the Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. in Meriden, CT, and illustration, (pp 134-5). In King’s Hand-book of the United States planned and edited by M. King. [Text by M. F. Sweetser ... Illustrations, etc.] London; Buffalo [printed] Osgood, McIlvaine & Co. (Viewed 13 March 2016. A00090-92.)

1891 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (2 January 1891). Advertisement: "Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Gas Fixtures and Lamps. Art Metal Goods, Bronzes and Clocks. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 4, column 1. (Viewed 8 September 2017. G00220).


1891 patents

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1891 - patent - lamp-shade holder

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (19 May 1891; filed 6 October 1890). Letters patent no. 452,573; serial no. 367,212: Lamp-shade holder. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02207).

1891 - patent - design for a lamp-fount holder

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (30 June 1891; filed 1 June 1891). Design no. 20,864; serial no. 394,760: Design for a lamp-fount holder. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02208).

1891 - patent - design for a lamp-fount holder

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (30 June 1891; filed 1 June 1891). Design no. 20,865; serial no. 394,761: Design for a lamp-fount holder. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02209).

1891 - patent - design for a lamp-fount holder

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (30 June 1891; filed 1 June 1891). Design no. 20,866; serial no. 394,762: Design for a lamp-fount holder. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02210).

1891 - patent - design for a lamp-fount holder

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (30 June 1891; filed 1 June 1891). Design no. 20,867; serial no. 394,763: Design for a lamp fount holder. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02211).



c. 1891-92 - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (c. 1891-92). Illustrations and list prices of “The B&H lamps” for piano, banquet and table [catalogue #68]. 94 pp. [Illustrations cut out of page 4, 11 ,52 ,80 ,83.] (Updated 15 May 2017. A00056.)

c. 1891-93 - missing design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (c. 1891-92 - 1892-93). Call bells [catalogue #69]. Number of pages unknown. No surviving copy known to exist. (This catalogue is listed in 1892-93 B&H catalogue #75, see below.) (Viewed 18 May 2016. A00672.)

c. 1891-93 - missing design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (c. 1891-92 - 1892-93). Bronzed iron oil fixtures [catalogue #70]. Number of pages unknown. No surviving copy known to exist. (This catalogue is listed in 1892-93 B&H catalogue #75, see below.) (Viewed 18 May 2016. A00672.)

c. 1891-93 - missing design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (c. 1891-92 - 1892-93). Fenders, andirons, fire sets, etc. [catalogue #71]. Number of pages unknown. No surviving copy known to exist. (This catalogue is listed in 1892-93 B&H catalogue #75, see below.) (Viewed 18 May 2016. A00672.)

c. 1891-93 - missing design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (c. 1891-92 - 1892-93). Brass, oil chandeliers, brackets, etc. [catalogue #72]. Number of pages unknown. No surviving copy known to exist. (This catalogue is listed in 1892-93 B&H catalogue #75, see below.) (Viewed 18 May 2016. A00672.)

c. 1891-93 - missing design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (c. 1891-92 - 1892-93). Decorated table lamps [catalogue #73]. Number of pages unknown. No surviving copy known to exist. (This is catalogue listed in 1892-93 B&H catalogue #75, see below.) (Viewed 18 May 2016. A00672.)

c. 1891-93 - missing design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (c. 1891-92 - 1892-93). Brass library and hall lamps and pendants [catalogue #74]. Number of pages unknown. No surviving copy known to exist. (This catalogue is listed in 1892-93 B&H catalogue #75, see below.) (Viewed 18 May 2016. A00672.)


1892 patents

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1892 - patent - wick-raiser for central-draft lamps

Waldo L. Upson, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (26 April 1892; filed 6 October 1890). Letters patent no. 473,681; serial no. 367,163: Wick-raiser for central-draft lamps. (Viewed 23 March 2018. AAA01471).

1892 - patent - central-draft lamp

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (26 April 1892; filed 6 October 1890). Letters patent no. 473,667; serial no. 367,211: Central-draft lamp. (Viewed 23 March 2018. AAA01472).

1892 - patent - wick-raiser for central-draft lamps

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (3 May 1892; filed 13 July 1891). Letters patent no. 474,171; serial no. 399,349). Wick-raiser for central-draft lamps. (Viewed 23 March 2018. AAA01473).

1892 - patent - lamp burner

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (26 July 1892; filed 23 November 1891). Letters patent no. 479,598; serial no. 412,771: Lamp burner. (Viewed 23 March 2018. AAA01474).

1892 - patent - wick raiser for central-draft lamps

Waldo L. Upson, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (30 August 1892; filed 23 November 1891). Letters patent no. 481,741; serial no. 412,784: Wick raiser for central-draft lamps. (Viewed 23 March 2018. AAA01475).



1892-93 - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (1892-93). Illustrations and prices of the B & H lamps: piano, banquet and table [catalogue #75]. 97 pp. (Updated 29 April 2017. A00482; A00672. DM.)

c. 1892-93 - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (c. 1892-93 or after). Gas and electric light fixtures. [catalogue #76]. Approx 72 pp. ("Missing plates 1, 3, 8, 16-17, 25-26, 28-31, 43, 45, 47-48; plates 62-63 have clippings taken out." Some pages show content from another source.) (Viewed 24 July 2016. A00672; A01098; AAA00040.)

1893 - historical information

D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). “Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co.”, p. 211. In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. 223 pp. (Viewed 12 March 2016. A00057a/b.)


1893 patents

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1893 - patent - wick-carrier for central-draft lamps

William A. Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (28 February 1893). Letters patent no. 492,585; serial no. 441,843: Wick-carrier for central-draft lamps. (Viewed 26 March 2018. AAA01554).

1893 - patent - cap for filling nipples of lamp founts

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (8 August 1893; filed 15 October 1892). Letters patent no. 502,926; serial no. 448,959: Cap for filling nipples of lamp founts. (Viewed 26 March 2018. AAA01555).

1893 - patent - lamp-burner

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (14 November 1893; filed 16 January 1893). Letters patent no. 508,572; serial no. 458,616: Lamp burner. (Viewed 26 March 2018. AAA01556).



1894 - historical information

Moore, William F. (1894). On "Nathaniel L. Bradley", (pp. 370-72). In Representative men of Connecticut, 1861-1894. Massachusetts Publishing Co.: Everett, MA. Viewed 28 May 2017. A02456-58.)


1894 magazine articles

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1894 - news brief

(10 December 1894). News brief: On Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. Hardware, p. 33. (Viewed 21 September 2017. G00577.)

"The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Meriden, Conn., are so busy at present that one-half of their force of employees are compelled to work until 9 o’clock at night. This certainly is an encouraging sign of revived business" (full excerpt of source above.)




1894 advertisements

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1894 - six advertisements

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (October-December 1894). Advertisements: "B & H lamps — easy to light as gas..." (with illustration of lamp). Hardware. (Viewed 21 September 2017. G00544; G00549; G00560; G00568; G00575; G00584.)



1894 patents

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1894 - patent - suspension ring for harps and hanging lamps

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (16 January 1894; filed 9 1893). Letters patent no. 512,967; serial no. 457,753: Suspension ring for harps and hanging lamps. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA1869).

1894 - patent - process of finishing metal

Nathaniel L. Bradley, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (13 March 1894; filed 8 January 1894). Letters patent no. 516,469; serail no. 496,115: Process of finishing metal. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01870).

1894 - patent - inkstand

Walter Hubbard, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (10 April 1894). Letters patent no. 518,036; serial no. 500,522: Inkstand. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01871).

1894 - patent - air distributer for central-draft lamps

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (20 November 1894; filed 16 January 1893). Letters patent no. 529,496; serial no. 458,449: Air distributer for central-draft lamps. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01872).



1895 - historical information

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft (compiled by). (1895) "Nathaniel L. Bradley". In Art souvenir edition of the Meriden Daily Journal illustrating the city of Meriden, Connecticut in the year 1895, pp. 38-9. The Journal Publishing Company: Meriden, CT. (Viewed 17 November 2016. A00787-88.)

1895 - historical information

Hall, Henry. (1895). "Nathaniel Lyman Bradley", co-founder, Bradley & Hubbard, with illustration (pp. 106-10). In America’s successful men of affairs. An encyclopedia of contemporaneous biography, (vol II). The New York Tribune. (Viewed 12 March 2016. A00065; A00066a-c.)

1895 - historical information

Hall, Henry. (1895). “Walter Hubbard”, co-founder, Bradley & Hubbard, (pp. 414-15). In America’s successful men of affairs. An encyclopedia of contemporaneous biography, (vol II). The New York Tribune. (Viewed 12 March 2016. A00067; A00068.)


1895 magazine articles

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1895 - illustration-based article

(July 1895). Artistic hardware [illustration-focused article showing table, parlor and banquet lamp designs by the Charles Parker Company (2), H. L. Judd & Co. (2), Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (3), Edward Miller & Co. (2)]. Hardware Dealers’ Magazine, pp. 36-41. (Viewed 30 September 2017. G00963-65.)

1895 - magazine article

(November 1895). News mention: "Meriden, Conn., is celebrated as a manufacturing centre of house furnishing goods, and here is located the extensive works of the Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company..." House Furnishing Review, p. 174. (Viewed 11 October 1895. G01033.)



1895 advertisements

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1895 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (1 March 1895). Advertisement: "Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Manufacturers of the Celebrated ’B & H’ Lamp..." Meriden Daily Republican, p. 2, column 1. (Viewed 10 September 2017. G00234).

1895 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (10 April 1895). Advertisement: "The B&H Lamps — easy to light — as gas". ["New York, 26 Park Place - Boston, 160 Congress Street - Philadelphia, Room 710, Betz Building - Chicago, 204 Masonic Temple".] Hardware, p. 15. (Viewed 30 April 2017. A02333-34.)

1895 - two advertisements

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (November-December 1895). Advertisements: "... a Line of Goods Specially Adapted to the House Furnishing Trade..." (with illustrations of a lamp, heater, and andiron). House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 2 October 1895. G01034-35.)



1895 patents

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1895 - patent - oil-heater

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (26 February 1895; filed 23 April 1894). Letters patent no. 534,648; serial no. 508,615: Oil-heater. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02212).

1895 - patent - design for a holder for lamp-founts

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (19 March 1895; filed 18 February 1895). Design no. 24,128; serial no. 538,904: Design for a holder for lamp-founts. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02213).

1895 - patent - design for a holder for lamp-founts

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (19 March 1895; filed 18 February 1895). Design no. 24,129; serial no. 538,905: Design for a holder for lamp-founts. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02214).

1895 - patent - design for a holder for lamp-founts

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (19 March 1895; filed 18 February 1895). Design no. 24,130; serial no. 538,906: Design for a holder for lamp-founts. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02215).

1895 - patent - design for a holder for lamp-founts

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (19 March 1895; filed 18 February 1895). Design no. 24,131; serial no. 538,907: Design for a holder for lamp-founts. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02216).

1895 - patent - design for a base for lamp-founts

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (19 March 1895; filed 18 February 1895). Design no. 24,132; serial no. 538,900: Design for a base for lamp-founts. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02217).

1895 - patent - design for a base for lamp-founts

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (19 March 1895; filed 18 February 1895). Design no. 24,133; serial no. 538,901: Design for a base for lamp-founts. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02220).

1895 - patent - design for a base for lamp-founts

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (19 March 1895; filed 18 February 1895). Design no. 24,134; serial no. 538,902: Design for a base for lamp-founts. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02221).

1895 - patent - design for a base for lamp-founts

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (19 March 1895; filed 18 February 1895). Design no. 24,135; serial no. 538,903: Design for a base for lamp-founts. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02224).

1895 - patent - wick-adjuster for central-draft lamps

William A. Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (23 April 1895; filed 12 March 1894). Letters patent no. 537,849; serial no. 503,301: Wick-adjuster for central-draft lamps. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02225).

1895 - patent - lamp-fount holder

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (4 June 1895; filed 6 May 1895). Letters patent no. 540,511; serial no. 548,283: Lamp fount holder. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02226).

1895 - patent - method of finishing surfaces of wood, metal, etc.

Richard Sievert, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (11 June 1895; filed 15 October 1894). Letters patent no. 540,880; serial no. 525,919: Method of finishing surfaces of wood, metal, etc. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02227).

1895 - patent - filling nipple and cap

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (13 August 1895; filed Letters patent no. 544,409; serial no. 530,017: Filling nipple and cap. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02227).

1895 - patent - lamp-burner

William A. Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (31 December 1895; filed 4 February 1895). Letters patent no. 552,327; serial no. 537,208: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02228).



1896 advertisements

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1896 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (January 1896). Advertisement: "... a Line of Goods Specially Adapted to the House Furnishing Trade..." (with illustrations of a lamp, heater, and andiron). House Furnishing Review, p. 7. (Viewed 3 October 2017. G01036.)

1896 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (1 October 1896). Advertisement: "Get acquainted with the B&H lamp". In Farm and fireside (1 October 1896) v. XX, no. 1, p. 11. Springfield, Ohio : Crowell Publishing Co. (Viewed 29 April 2017. A02300-01.)

1896 - two advertisements

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (1 November and 1 December 1896). Advertisements: "B&H Lamp, Always the Best..." Farm and Fireside. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00673-74.)



1896 patents

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1896 - patent - cooking-lamp

William A. Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (28 January 1896; filed 10 June 1895). Letters patent no. 553,686; serial no. 552,246: Cooking-lamp. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02218).

1896 - patent - lamp-burner

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (11 February 1896; filed 15 October 1894). Letters patent no. 554,491; serial no. 525,947: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02219).

1896 - patent - air-distributer for central-draft lamps

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (2 June 1896; filed 10 February 1896). Letters patent no. 561,321; serial no. 578,629: Air-distributer for central-draft lamps. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02222).

1896 - patent - filling device for lamps

Nathaniel L. Bradley, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (7 July 1896; filed 10 June 1895). Letters patent no. 563,551; serial no. 552,228: Filling device for lamps. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02223).

1896 - patent - design for a base for lamps

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (4 August 1896; filed 2 July 1896). Design no. 25,871; serial no. 597,910: Design for a base for lamps. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02274).

1896 - patent - design for a base for lamps

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (4 August 1896; filed 2 July 1896). Design no. 25,872; serial no. 597,911: Design for a base for lamps. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02275).

1896 - patent - design for a base for lamps

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (4 August 1896; filed 2 July 1896). Design no. 25,873; serial no. 597,912: Design for a base for lamps. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02276).

1896 - patent - design for a base for lamps

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (4 August 1896; filed 2 July 1896). Design no. 25,874; serial no. 597,913: Design for a base for lamps. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02277).

1896 - patent - design for a lamp-fount holder

Albert Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (4 August 1896; filed 2 July 1896). Design no. 25,875; serial no. 597,914: Design for a lamp-fount holder. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02278).

1896 - patent - pedestal for undertakers’ use

William A. Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (1 September 1896; filed 19 June 1896). Letters patent no. 566,934; serial no. 596,113: Pedestal for undertakers’ use. (Viewed 12 April 2018. AAA02279).



c. 1896-1900 - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (c. 1896-1900). A few words about the celebrated B & H lamps. 53 pp. (Viewed 31 May 2016. C00004; A00483-84; A00727.) [3]

1897 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (6 April 1897). Advertisement: "Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Designers and Makers of The ’B & H’..." Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 3, column 7. (Viewed 9 September 2017. G00244.)


1897 patents

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1897 - patent - lid for alcohol-lamps

William A. Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (2 February 1897; filed 10 August 1896). Letters patent no. 576,413; serial no. 602,239: Lid for alcohol-lamps. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01692).

1897 - patent - folding shade-holders

Emory S. Coggins, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (16 February 1897; filed 21 September 1896). Letters patent no. 577,286; serial no. 606,468: Folding shade holder. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01693).

1897 - patent - filling device for lamps

Waldo L. Upson, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (23 February 1897; filed 29 July 1896). Letters patent no. 577,813; serial no. 600,872: Filling device for lamps. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01694).

1897 - patent - bicycle-bell

William A. Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (31 August 1897; filed 14 June 1897). Letters patent no. 589,220; serial no. 640,622: Bicycle-bell. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01695).

1897 - patent - central-draft lamp

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (21 September 1897; filed 25 September 1894). Letters patent no. 590,415; serial no. 524,028: Central-draft lamp. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01696).

1897 - patent - bicycle-bell

William A. Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (28 September 1897; filed 28 June 1897). Letters patent no. 590,854; serial no. 642,584: Bicycle-bell. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01697).



c. 1897 - design catalogue reprint

(c. 1897). B&H lamps (banquet lamp, mammoth store and hall lamp). In 1968 reprint, Israel, Fred L. (Ed.), 1897 Sears Roebuck catalogue, p. 688-89. New York: Chelsea House Publishers. (Viewed 9 May 2017. A02406; A02412-13.)

c. 1897 - historical information

Davis, William T. (Ed.) (c. 1897). On "Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co.", (pp. 927-28). In The New England states, their constitutional, judicial, educational, commercial, professional and industrial history, vol. 2. Boston: D. H. Hurd & Co. (Viewed 8 June 2017. A02626-27.)

c. 1897 - historical information

Davis, William T. (Ed.) (c. 1897). On "Nathaniel L. Bradley" (pp. 1081-84 with illustration). In The New England states, their constitutional, judicial, educational, commercial, professional and industrial history, vol. 2. Boston: D. H. Hurd & Co. (Viewed 9 June 2017. A02626; A02641-44)

1898 - product announcement

(14 July 1898). Announcement of Bradley & Hubbard Colonial Reading Lamp No. 6082 with illustration. The Iron Age, 1898, p. 40. (Viewed 29 April 2017. A02317-19.)


1898 advertisements

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1898 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (3 March 1898). Advertisement: "Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Designers and Makers of the ’B & H’, the Best Lamp in the World..." The Morning Record, (Meriden, CT), p. 2, column 6. (Viewed 10 September 2017. G00271.)

1898 - advertisements

(5 December 1898). Advertisements (text-based): "Timely topics" (Retailer: Hawaiian Hardware Co.). The Hawaiian Star (Honolulu), unnumbered page, column 3. (Advert also run, same placement, on 6-10, 12-16 Dec. See additional placements, same format until 21 Jan 1899.) (Viewed 1 September 2017. A02740-50.)

1898 - advertisements

(5 December 1898). Advertisement: "New goods for the holidays" (Retailer: Pacific Hardware Company, Limited). The Hawaiian Star (Honolulu), unnumbered page, far right column. (Advert also run, same placement, on 6-10, 12-16 Dec. See additional placements, same format until 21 Jan 1899.) (Viewed 1 September 2017. A02740-50.)



1898 patents

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1898 - patent - air distributer or spreader

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (26 April 1898; filed 11 October 1897). Letters patent no. 603,105; serial no. 654,811: Air distributer or spreader. (Viewed 27 March 2018. AAA01569).

1898 - patent - wick lifting device

William A. Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (7 June 1898; filed 25 October 1897). Letters patent no. 605,186; serial no. 656,269: Wick lifting device. (Viewed 27 March 2018. AAA01570).

1898 - patent - design for a lamp body

Charles F. Linsley, and Reuben F. Crooke, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (16 August 1898; filed 11 June 1898). Design no. 29,223; serial no. 683,245: Design for a lamp body. (Viewed 27 March 2018. AAA01571).



1900s

1900 patents

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1900 - patent - acetylene-gas lamp

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (23 January 1900; filed 24 March 1899). Letters patent no. 641,862; serial no. 710,359: Acetylene-gas lamp. (Viewed 27 March 2018. AAA01584).

1900 - patent - suspension device for lamps

Emil Fisher, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (20 February 1900; filed 12 June 1899). Letters patent no. 644,008; serial no. 720,136: Suspension device for lamps. (Viewed 27 March 2018. AAA01585).

1900 - patent - lamp-burner

Joseph Jauch, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (3 July 1900; filed 24 March 1899). Letters patent no. 652,780; serial no. 710,360: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 27 Marc 2018. AAA01586).

1900 - patent - composite reflector

William A. Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (23 October 1900; filed 11 December 1899). Letters patent no. 660,336; serial no. 739,860: Composite reflector. (Viewed 27 March 2018. AAA01587).

1900 - patent - acetylene-gas bicycle-lamp

William A. Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (25 December 1900; filed 11 December 1899). Letters patent no. 664,775; serial no. 739,861: Acetylene-gas bicycle-lamp. (Viewed 27 March 2018. AAA01588).



1901 patents

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1901 - patent - Indicator for lamp-founts

William A. Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (16 April 1901; filed 16 July 1900). Letters patent no. 672,178; serial no. 23,699: Indicator for lamp-founts. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01262).

1901 - patent - combined wick-stop and flame-extinguisher

William Allen Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (9 July 1901; filed 24 October 1900). Letters patent no. 678,126; serial no. 34,123: Combined wick-stop and flame-extinguisher. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01263).



1902 - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (1902). Brass and bronzed iron library lamps, hall lamps and pendants Catalogue no. 120, 1902-1903. (Updated 29 April 2017. A00064.)

1902 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (6 March 1902). Advertisement: "Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Gas and Electric Light Fixtures..." Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 3, column 6. (Viewed 9 September 2017. G00238).


1902 patents

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1902 - patent - wick-stop for lamp or oil-heater burners

William A. Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (21 January 1902; filed 4 May 1901). Letters patent no. 691,710; serial no. 58,762: Wick-stop for lamp or oil-heater burners. (Viewed 27 March 2018. AAA01582).

1902 - patent - lamp-burner

William Allen Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (4 February 1902; filed 15 January 1901). Letters patent no. 692,701; serial no. 43,348: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 27 March 2018. AAA01583).



1903 - patent - shade holder for electric table-lamps

Robert Walker. (17 March 1903; filed 23 December 1902). Letters patent no. 723,087; serial no. 136,350: Shade holder for electric table-lamps. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01275).

c. 1904 - design catalogue reprint

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (c. 1904). The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.: Designers and makers of electric, gas and oil lighting fixtures, art metal goods, desk sets, stationery goods, smokers’ sets, cigar boxes and jars, candlesticks, etc., andirons, fenders, fire sets, etc. 24 pp. [Reprint Rushlight Club, c. 1993.] (Updated 27 May 2017. A01118-21; A02455.)

1904 - B&H in St. Louis exposition

(1906). Connecticut at the World’s Fair: Report of the commissioners from Connecticut to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition held at St. Louis, 1904. [Mention of Bradley & Hubbard electric lighting fixtures installed in the State Building of Connecticut, p. 41.] (Viewed 29 April 2017. A02297-99.)


1905 patents

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1905 - patent - wick-tube for central-draft lamps

William Allen Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (28 February 1905; filed 30 December 1904). Letters patent no. 783,798; serial no. 238,895: Wick-tube for central-draft lamps. (Viewed 27 March 2018. AAA01579).

1905 - patent - wick-raiser for central-draft lamps

William Allen Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (28 February 1905; filed 30 December 1904). Letters patent no. 783,799; serial no. 238,896: Wick-raiser for central-draft lamps. (Viewed 27 March 2018. AAA01580).

1905 - patent - skeleton cast-metal glass-mount for making shades, screens

Reuben F. Crooke, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (1 August 1905; filed 10 April 1905). Letters patent no. 796,193; serial no. 254,791: Skeleton cast-metal glass-mount for making shades, screens. (Viewed 27 March 2018. AAA01581).



c. 1905 - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (c. 1905). [Gas and electric hanging fixtures]. (Viewed 29 April 2017.)

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1906 - historical information

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). "Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.", "Walter Hubbard", and "Nathaniel L. Bradley" sections including portraits and illustrations of their building complex and mansions, (pp. 65-74). In A century of Meriden: A historic record and pictorial description of the town of Meriden, Connecticut and the men who made it, from earliest settlement to close of its first century of incorporation, (Part III). (Viewed 19 November 2016. A00791-92.)

1906 - newspaper article

(18 May 1906). Bradley & Hubbard works are famous. The Hartford Courant. (Viewed 9 August 2017. A02817-18.)

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"Next to the plants of the International Silver Company in point of size comes the Bradley & Hubbard works in the list of Meriden industries. Its great mills in the center of the city are ever busy and its pay roll is the support of many families in the community." (Excerpt from above.)


1906 magazine articles

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1906 - news mention

(8 March 1906). News mention: "The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. have sent down to the New York office a few of the many new things that they will bring out..." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 35. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01169.)

1906 - news mention

(12 April 1906). News mention: "The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. have recently sent to the New York store many new electric and gas portables, electroliers and oil lamps..." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 19. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01171.)

1906 - news mention

(10 May 1906). News mention: "The Hanover street factory of the Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Meriden, Conn., was damaged to the extent of $10,000 by fire recently." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 27. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01172.)



1906 - patent - shade and globe holder

William A. Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (4 December 1906; filed 1 October 1906). Letters patent no. 837,716; serial no. 336,917: Shade and globe holder. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01274).


1908 patents

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1908 - patent - glass mount for lamp-shades and kindred articles

Reuben F. Crooke, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (20 October 1908; filed 8 June 1908). Letters patent no. 901,690; serial no. 437,329: Glass mount for lamp-shades and kindred articles. (Viewed 27 March 2018. AAA01572).

1908 - patent - metal-bordered panel for desk furniture

Reuben F. Crooke, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (15 December 1908; filed 24 July 1908). Letters patent no. 906,777; serial no. 445,272: Metal-bordered panel for desk furniture. (Viewed 27 March 2018. AAA01573).



1909 - historical information

(20 May 1909). B. & H. company has large contracts. [Article mentions lighting installed at McKim, Mead and White-designed train station in Waterbury, CT, and installs in a number of stations on the Harlem branch of the NY, NH & HRR.] The Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 1. (Viewed 3 August 2017. AAA00625-26.)


1909 advertisements

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1909 - three advertisements

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (July-September 1909). Advertisement: "If You Are Interested In Fire Place Furniture, Electric, Gas, or Oil Reading Lamps, Fixtures, Etc. ..." (with illlustration of andirons). House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 3 October 2017. G01050; G01052; G01054.)



1909 - patent - candlestick

Reuben F. Crooke, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (9 March 1909; filed 30 November 1909). Letters patent no. 914,804; serial no. 465,278: Candlestick. (Viewed 27 March 2018. AAA01576).

190- - sales sheet

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (190-). One page sheet: Electric reading lamps. (Viewed 29 April 2017. A02325.)


1910s

1911 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (16 February 1911). Advertisement: "Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Lighting Fixtures, Electric and Gas, Fireplace Furniture..." Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 7, column 1. (Viewed 12 September 2017. G00250.)

1911 - patent - sad iron

Arthur G. Judd, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (6 June 1911; filed 22 August 1910). Letters patent no. 994,467; serial no. 578,420: Sad iron. (Viewed 27 March 2018. AAA01575).

c. 1911 - historical information

(c. 1911). Meriden Illustrated, (Illustration of B&H buildings, p. 7). William S. Kline & Company: Kinderhook, NY. 30 pp. (Viewed 1 August 2016. A00781; A01122.)

1912? - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (1912?). Electric lighting fixtures [cat. no. 173]. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 29 April 2017. A00058; AAA00350-51. DM.)

1912 - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (1912). Wholesale net prices: electric lighting fixtures illustrated in catalogue no. 173. [no illustrations]. Meriden, CT, 20 pp. (Updated 29 April 2017. A00062; A00063.)

1913 - map

(7 August 1913). "Buyers’ map [New York]... Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., 200 Fifth ave. Crockery & Glass Journal, after p. 22. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01188.)


1913 magazine articles

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1913 - news mention

(3 July 1913). News mention: "At Pittsburgh... The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. were represented here by Mr. Whitford, who had a fine display at the Hotel Anderson." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 12. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01181.)

1913 - news mention

(10 July 1913). News mention: "The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. are now established on the third floor of the Fifth Avenue Building... They have made a radical change in the ordinary way of showing lighting goods..." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 11. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01184.)

1913 - news mention

(17 July 1913). News mention: "The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. [in New York] have completed the installation of their samples in the new showrooms..." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 12. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01185.)

1913 - news mention

(14 August 1913). News mention: "The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., who are constantly adding to their line of lighting devices, are putting in some richer goods..." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 11. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01179.)

1913 - news mention

(4 September 1913). News mention: "The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. have added many new items to their line of illuminating devices, among them a new piano lamp..." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 11. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01197.)

1913 - news mention

(2 October 1913). News mention: "The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. are constantly adding to their lines... " Crockery & Glass Journal, pp. 13-14. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01204-05.)

1913 - news mention

(23 October 1913). News mention: "The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. were always leaders in originality and quality, and this season they have surpassed themselves..." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 13. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01214.)

1913 - news mention

(13 November 1913). News mention: "The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. are rejoicing in the comfort and convenience..." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 13. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01178.)

1913 - news mention

(20 November 1913). News mention: "N. L. Bradley, of the Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., was a visitor to the New York store..." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 17. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01177.)

1913 - news mention

(11 December 1913). News mention: "No better evidence of the popularity of the Bradley & Hubbard lamps could be had than to observe the great number of stores that carry them..." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 13. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01229.)



1913 advertisements

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1913 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (23 January 1913). Advertisement: "Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Lighting Fixtures..." Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 8, column 2. (Viewed 9 September 2017. G00253.)

1913 - nine advertisements

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (3 July 1913 - 28 August 1913). Advertisements: "Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., New York Salesrooms Removed to The Fifth Avenue Building..." (with illustration of ceiling lamp). Crockery & Glass Journal. (Updated 7 October 2017. G00287-88; G00449-51; G01190; G01192; G01195-96.)

1913 - four advertisements

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (4-25 September 1913). Advertisements: "Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., New York Salesrooms Removed to The Fifth Avenue Building..." (with illustration of table lamp). Crockery & Glass Journal. (Updated 7 October 2017. G01200-03.)

1913 - twelve advertisements

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (2 October 1913 - 25 December 1913). Advertisements: "Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., New York Salesrooms Removed to The Fifth Avenue Building..." (with illustration of table lamp). Crockery & Glass Journal. (Updated 9 October 2017. G01207; G01210; G01213; G01215-16; G01220-21; G01223; G01225; G01228; G01230; G01234.)



1913 patents

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1913 - patent - shade or globe holder

Frank S. Hubbard & Alfred P. Hirschfeld, assignors to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (18 March 1913; filed 18 November 1912). Letters patent no. 1,056,682; serial no. 731,953: Shade or globe holder. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01272).

1913 - patent - air distributer for central-draft lamps

William A. Penfield, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. (23 December 1913; filed 13 September 1913). Letters patent no. 1,082,284; serial no. 789,613: Air distributer for central-draft lamps. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01273).



1917 - secondary information

(1917). On Nathaniel L. Bradley and Bradley & Hubbard, (pp. 31-4)] Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography, vol 3. The American Historical Society, Inc.: Boston, New York, Chicago. (Viewed 28 November 2016. AAA00525; 529-31.)

c. 1918 - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (c. 1918). Rayo Lanterns. 28 pp. (Viewed 19 July 2016. AAA00032-02.)

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara - Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, Box 2, Folder 1.

1918 - historical information

Hill, Everett G. (1918). Clarence Peck Bradley biography, President, Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., (p. 603-05). In A modern history of New Haven and eastern New Haven County, v. II. New York; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. (Viewed 20 November 2016. A00802-03.)

1918 - map

(1918). Aero view of Meriden, Connecticut [including illustration of Bradley & Hubbard.] Hughes & Bailey: Boston. (Viewed 19 July 2016. A01020-21.)


1920s

1920 - price list

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (1920). B&H table lamps (price list). 1 page. (Viewed 19 July 2016. AAA00032-25; A01059.)

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, Box 2, Folder 1.

1921 - advertisement

(1921). Advertisement for Bradley & Hubbard lighting fixtures, etc. In Visiting New York City: Buyers manual, p. 38. New York: Henry Sweetsson, Inc. (Viewed 29 April 2017. A02322-23.)


1922 advertisements

See the ads

1922 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (July 1922). Advertisement: "... Designers and Makers of Electric Lighting Fixtures..." Good Furniture, p. 62. (Viewed 26 September 2017. G00675.)

1922 - two advertisements

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (August & September 1922). Advertisements: "... Designers and Makers of Electric Lamps of All Kinds..." Good Furniture. (Viewed 26 September 2017. G00677; G00679.)

1922 - three advertisements

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (October, November & December 1922). Advertisements: "... Designers and Makers of Electric Lamps of All Kinds..." Good Furniture. (Viewed 26 September 2017. G00680; G00698; G00700.)



1924 - design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (1924). Electric lamps [catalogue no. 202]. 53 pp. (Updated 5 April 2017. A00477; AAA00589.)

1924 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (1 May 1924). Advertisement: "The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Lighting Fixtures and Lamps..." Meriden Morning Record, p. 7, column 7. (Viewed 12 September 2017. G00284).

1924 - patent - shade holder

Alfred P. Hirschfeld. (8 April 1924; filed 30 October 1923). Patent no. 1,489,887; serial no. 671,650: Shade holder. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA01178).

1925 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (5 March 1925). Advertisement: "The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. Lighting Fixtures and Lamps..." Meriden Record, p. 7, column 7. (Viewed 11 September 2017. G00273).

1925 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (3 November 1925). Advertisement: "The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Lighting Fixtures and Lamps..." Meriden Record, p. 7, column 7. (Viewed 10 September 2017. G00274).

1926 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (1 July 1926). Advertisement: "The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Lighting Fixtures and Lamps..." Meriden Record, p. 7, column 5. (Viewed 12 September 2017. G00275).

1927 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (4 January 1927). Advertisement: "The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. Lighting Fixture and Lamps..." Meriden Record, p. 7, column 1. (Viewed 9 September 2017. G00242.)

c. 1927 - design catalogue reprint

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (c. 1927). Rayo lamps / for sale by the Atlantic Refining Company. 32 pp. (“These lamps were probably made by the Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Meriden CT.” Reprint. (Updated 29 April 2017. A00605.)


1930s

1934 - design catalogue reprint

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (1934). Distinctive metalware for home and office [catalogue no. 215.] [Reprint 199?]. 48 pp. (Updated 29 April 2017. A00604; AAA00349. DM.)

1934 - newspaper article

(19 September 1934). Charles T. Davis named President of B. and H. Co. Meriden Record, p. 1, column 4. (Viewed 14 September 2017. A02826; G00398-400.)

1934 - patent - design for a cigarette server

Alfred P. Hirschfeld & William O. Tuckerman, assignors to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (17 April 1934; filed 8 November 1933). Design no. 92001; serial no. 49,676: Design for a cigarette server. (Viewed 27 March 2018. AAA01574).

1934-35 - B&H in Met exhibition

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (1934). Contemporary American industrial art exhibition catalogue. (Viewed 24 August 2016. A00346.)


1940s

c. 1940 - missing design catalogue

Charles Parker Company, Bradley & Hubbard Division. (c. 1940). Brochure with Rayo lamp. Number of pages unknown. No copy in a lending library known to exist. Viewed 23 July 2016. [AAA00038].

c. 1940 - design catalogue excerpt

Charles Parker Company, Bradley & Hubbard Division. (c. 1940). One reprinted page from brochure with Rayo lamp (c. 1940). In The Parker Story (p. 933), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 29 April 2017. AAA00038; A00650. DM.)

c. 1945 - company information booklet

Charles Parker Co. (c. 1945). An account of the past and the present activities of the Charles Parker Company and the Bradley & Hubbard Division. 28 pp. unnumbered. (Updated 4 May 2017. A00480; AAA00015. DM.)


1960s

1969 - magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (September 1969). Victorian silverplate oil lamps. Spinning Wheel, pp. 10-12. (Viewed 11 November 2017. AAA00697.)

Illustrations:
> Six lamps by Meriden Britannia Co. (1882, 1886), plus 10 illustrations of lamps from their c. 1855 catalogue;
> Three lamps by Meriden Silver Plate Co. ( c. 1888, c. 1896);
> One lamp by Rogers, Smith & Co. (1882);
> Three lamps by Wilcox Silver Plate Co., two with Rochester burners (by Edward Miller & Co.) (1886);
> Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (lamp maker and burner supplier) also mentioned.

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
  • See worldcat.org for other locations.


1970s

1978 - magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (April 1978). 19th century call bells in silverplate. Spinning Wheel, pp. 16-17+. (Viewed 11 November 2017. AAA00698.)

Illustrations:
> Meriden Britannia Co.: 8 call bells from 1861 catalogue; 3 figural call bells from their 1878 catalogue; 18 call bells from their 1886 catalogue;
> Also, Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company; Derby Silver Company; Meriden Bronze Company; Meriden Silver Plate Co.; Middletown Plate Co.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; Wilcox Silver Plate Co.

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
  • See worldcat.org for other locations.


1980s

1980 - secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). "Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co." mentions, [pp. 24 (as possible call bell supplier to silver companies), 123 (as burner supplier to silver companies selling lamps), 173 (as probable high-volume customer of Meriden Flint Glass Company), 177 (specific purchase from MFGC)]. In The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. (Updated 19 April 2017. DM.)

1986-87 - B&H in Met exhibition

Burke, Doreen Bolger, et al. (1986). In pursuit of beauty: Americans and the Aesthetic Movement . [Book published in conjunction with exhibition.] Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (Viewed 14 November 2016. A00721; A00977.)

1988 - secondary source

Vumbaco, Brenda J. (1988). On Bradley & Hubbard, [pp. 34 (Walter Hubbard’s house), 35 (Nathaniel L. Bradley house), 36, 56, 76 (Bradley Home, bequest of Clarence P. Bradley), 132]. Also see Hubbard Park]. In Meriden – Connecticut crossroads: An illustrated history. 144 pages. Windsor Publications: Northridge, CA. (Updated 19 April 2017. A00804. DM.)

1989 - newsletter article

Wenrich, Jeanne. (June 1989). The Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company. Reprinted from The Rushlight newsletter. (Viewed 10 August 2017. A02856-57.)


1990s

1996 - secondary source

Stamm, Richard. (1996). "The Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Company and the merchandising of the Arts and Crafts Movement in America", (pp. 183-98). In The substance of style: Perspectives on the American Arts and Crafts Movement, Bert Decker, (Ed.). Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 469 pp. (Viewed 15 March 2016. A00102.)

1997 - B&H in exhibition

LeCleire Taylor, Gay. (1997). Slivers of light: Rich cut oil lamps (exhibition catalogue). Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ. 12 pp. [Including designs by the J. D. Bergen Co.; burners / oil pots included in glass designs by Bradley & Hubbard and Edward Miller & Co.] (Viewed 8 June 2016. A00757-58; A02454. DM.)

1999-2000 - B&H in exhibition

(1999). Masterpieces of American furniture from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute exhibition catalogue. Curated by Anna Tobin D’Ambrosio. Utica, New York; Cincinnati Art Museum. [Including a stand design by Bradley & Hubbard.] (DM. Viewed 25 June 2016. A00959-61.)


2000s

2005-07 - B&H in exhibition

D’Ambrosio, Anna Tobin. (2005). Brass Menagerie: Metalwork of the Aesthetic Movement, (catalog of exhibition held at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY, and Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York, NY). Includes "Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company", section pp. 33-41: "one of the best known names for late nineteenth century lighting and household metal goods". (Updated 19 April 2017. A00008-09; A00962-63. DM.)

2005 - secondary source

D’Ambrosio, Anna Tobin. (October 2005). American art brass. [Includes design and information about B&H.] The magazine Antiques, pp. 100-09. Viewed 26 January 2017. [AAA00562]

2007 - article on B&H research at Smithsonian

Smith, Donald. (Winter 2007). Smithsonian Castle holds a well-documented collection of Bradley & Hubbard lamps. Inside Smithsonian Research, pp. 8-9. Viewed 9 August 2017. A02815-16.)


2010s

2010-12 - B&H in Smithsonian exhibition

(c. 2010). Bradley and Hubbard: Masters of Metal Work (2010-12) micro-site. Castle Collection, Smithsonian, Washington, DC. (Viewed 10 March 2016. A00007.)

c. 2010 - patents

Stamm, Richard (compiler). (c. 2010). 238 Bradley & Hubbard patents. (Viewed 26 March 2016. A00059; A00146.)

2010 - secondary source

Franco, Janis Leach. (2010). Various mentions / photos concerning B&H. In: Meriden. Arcadia Publishing: Charleston, SC. (Viewed 15 December 2016. A02438. DM.)
> Photo showing Bradley & Hubbard building, flooding on Hanover Street (1938), (p. 25);
> Bradley & Hubbard advert (salesrooms: New York - 21 Barclay Street, 26 Park Place; Boston - 184 Franklin Street; Chicago - 88 Wabash Avenue), (p. 41);
> Illustration of Nathaniel L. Bradley, (p. 55);
> Photo of Nathaniel L. Bradley mansion (320 Colony Street, Meriden), (p. 97);
> Hubbard mansion (Washington Place, Meriden), (p. 101);
> Bradley Home, established by Clarence P. Bradley, (p. 113).

2011-12 - B&H in Brooklyn Museum exhibition

(c. 2011). 19th-Century Modern at Brooklyn Museum, New York (2011-12) exhibition announcement. (Viewed 10 March 2016. A00006.)

2012 - book chapter

NAWCC. (2012). "Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co" chapter, "Blinking Eye Clocks" section. In Rolling eye & blinking eye novelty clocks. Columbia, PA: NAWCC. (Viewed 2 September 2017. G00129.)

2013-15 - B&H in Brooklyn Museum exhibition

(c. 2013). 19th-Century Modern at Brooklyn Museum, New York (2013-15) exhibition announcement. (Viewed 10 March 2016. A00005.)

2015 - encyclopedic-style entry

Miller, Judith. (2015). "Bradley & Hubbard" section [quick overview with photo]. In Miller’s field guide: Glass, p. 204. Octopus Publishing Group: London. (Viewed 13 October 2017. G01402.)

2016 - secondary source

Preece, Robert. (22 February 2016). "Bradley & Hubbard crisis state: Too much of their design history is missing" (Interview of Richard Stamm, curator, Smithsonian Castle Collection).


n. d.

Design pamphlet

Bradley & Hubbard / (possibly Charles Parker Company). (undated). B & H sheer design (pamphlet). 4 pp. (Viewed 3 November 2017. AAA00684-85.)

Map

(Undated). Bradley & Hubbard - fire insurance map. (Viewed 15 May 2017. A02437.)

Archival folder

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (undated). Archival folder - various items, unspecified (re: clocks). (Viewed 2 September 2017. G00128.)

Photos of designs

Bradley & Hubbard. (undated). 20 images / photos – lighting [including nos. 85; 87; 194; 383; 446; 6900; 27400 and 27401 ½ Rayo pendant lamps; 29422 37265]. [Viewed 19 July 2016. A00032-03(-07); A00032-22(-23).]

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, Box 2, Folder 1.

Patents

Thelampworks website (compiler). (undated). 89 Bradley & Hubbard patents. (Viewed 10 March 2016. A00060.)

Secondary source

Stamm, Richard. (undated). "The Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company... Masters of Metalwork... A brief company history (1852-1940)". Viewed 27 May 2017. [A02453]

Marks

Stamm, Richard (compiler). (undated). Bradley & Hubbard marks.

Bibliography

Stamm, Richard (compiler). (undated). Bradley & Hubbard - bibliography.


Footnotes:
[1] Regarding "active 1854-1940", see D’Ambrosio, Anna Tobin. (2005). Brass menagerie: Metalwork of the aesthetic movement. Utica, NY: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. (ISBN: 0915895293), page 33. Yale University call no. NK7812 D36 2005 (LC) (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 19 April 2017. [A00692] [DM]

[2] After close review, curator Richard Stamm estimates this catalogue to be dated mid-to-late 1880s (16 MAY 2016). [A00669]

[3] Richard Stamm estimates the publication year as 1896-1900 based on patent information. Also, this brochure is an extended version of the one with the same name that is 27 pages, which has the illustrations but not as much text. [A00728]



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