Bradley & Hubbard design catalogues and historical information

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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).

1859 - news mention

(11 November 1859). State items [with mention: "The clock factory of Bradley & Hubbard took fire Monday forenoon, but the flames were extinguished without much damage."] Hartford Courant, p. 2. (Viewed 19 October 2018. D00347).

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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".


1866 - news mention

(6 September 1866). Miscellaneous (with mention: "The loss by the burning of Bradley & Hubbard factory at Meriden was about $30,000 [or 39k] ..."). Hartford Courant, p. 8. (Viewed 19 October 2018. D00348).

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1867 - B&H in American Institute Fair

(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; D00527-28.)

> Exhibited unspecified designs by Bradley & Hubbard.

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  • Offline - (10 September 1867). The American Institute Fair: The preparations... [with mention of opening date; no mention of B&H]. New York Times, p. 5. (See worldcat.org for locations.)
  • Offline - (23 October 1867). American Institute Fair [with mention of closing date; no mention of B&H]. New York Tribune, p. 2. (See worldcat.org for locations.)
"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 annual report above.)


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.)


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).



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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 articles

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1875 - news mention

(29 November 1875). The "New Rock Island House" (hotel) [with mention: "The gas fixtures are elegant and costly and were made to order by the Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company..." ]. The Daily Argus (Rock Island, Illinois), presumably p. 5, col. 3-4. (Viewed 24 September 2018. B00442-43).

1875 - news mention

(8 December 1875). Bengston’s block: The pride of Rock Island [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard]. The Daily Argus (Rock Island, Illinois), presumably p. 4, col. 3

"The magnificent 4 story building, corner of Illinois street and market square... the gas fixtures by Bradley & Hubbard, of Meriden, Conn. ..."




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 articles

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1876 - news mention

(4 March 1876). Personal [with mention of Mr. H. W. Grans now representing several companies including Bradley & Hubbard]. The New Orleans Democrat, presumably p. 4, col. 1. (Viewed 10 October 2018. B00912).

1876 - news mention

(7 March 1876). Appointments [with mention: commercial traveler "Mr. H. W. Graves" represents Bradley & Hubbard]. New Orleans Republican, p. 1, col. 3. (Viewed 10 October 2018. B00913).



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 articles

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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 - article

(26 April 1879). New England manufactures; The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. of Meriden, Conn. [lengthy four-paragraph article]. Hartford Courant, p. 4. (Viewed 19 October 2018. D00320).

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"In the line of gas and kerosene fixtures, lamps, clocks, statuary, statuettes and parlor ornaments, The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. of Meriden, rank among the leading concerns of this country. They produce the largest assortment of gas and oil fixtures of any concern in this country... Their bronze table lamps of different kinds excel all others now in the market as to workmanship, beauty in design and elaborateness in finish... " (Excerpt from above.)




1879 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (c. July - December 1879). Advertisement: Bronzes, clocks, ornaments..." [with illustration of figurative, bronze sculptural element]. The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. v. (Viewed 31 August 2018. E00259).


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 - 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 articles

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1880 - news mention

(20 January 1880). News of the state [with "Bridgeport" section and mention: "The improvements to the South church which have been in progress for four months are approaching completion...The chandeliers were made by Messrs. Bradley & Hubbard of Meriden..."]. Hartford Courant, p. 4. (Viewed 19 October 2018. D00349).

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1880 - news mention

(22 July 1880). Melbourne’s exhibition (interview with the American Commissioner, Thomas R. Pickering) [with mention: "... will make a handsome exhibit... Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company of lamps and chandeliers..."] Daily Alta California (San Francisco), presumably p. 1, col. 4. (Viewed 10 October 2018. B00922-25)



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 - spotlighted news mention - in Meriden Town Hall exhibition

(20 September 1881). The State Fair [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co.]. Meriden Daily Republican, pp. 1-2. (Viewed 29 September 2018. (B00573-79).

" ... Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. [exhibited] a beautiful and artistic exhibition of their fine real bronze works, comprising lamps, statuary, card tables, placques, clocks, gas fixtures and countless other articles of beauty and value, all shown in a large black walnut glass front case on a dark cloth background. Among the most valuable of their exhibits is a real bronze statuette of Mercury and another Venus de Milo... " (Excerpt from above.)


1881 other articles

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1881 - news mention

(14 February 1881). Water in floods; a disastrous storm [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard]. Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), presumably p. 2, col. 2-3. (Viewed 3 October 2018. B00693-98).

1881 - news mention

(14 February 1881). The floods in Connecticut [with "At Meriden" section and mention of Bradley & Hubbard]. Hartford Courant, p. 4. (Viewed 21 October 2018. D00398).

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1881 - news mention - in Australian World’s Fair, Melbourne

(30 April 1881). Connecticut Awards in the Australian World’s Fair [with mention: "... Connecticut awards are given by the New York Herald as follows... Other Awards... Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing company, West Meriden, clocks... "] Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), presumably p. 2, col. 2. (Viewed 3 October 2018. B00701-02).

1881 - news mention - Bradley & Hubbard at Meriden Town Hall, CT State Fair

(23 September 1881). The state fair [including mention of Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co.]. Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), presumably p. 2, col. 4. (Viewed 29 September 2018. B00568-69).

"The Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. have an immense upright case of bronzes and clocks and ornaments." (Excerpt from above.)


1881 - news mention - in Meriden Town Hall exhibition

(23 September 1881). The State Fair [with mention: "... Diplomas were awarded to the following named for articles manufactured or displayed by them ... Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co., lamps, chandeliers, ornamental statuary and hardware ..."]. Meriden Daily Republican, pp. 1-2. (Viewed 29 September 2018. B00570-72).



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 articles

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1882 - news mention

(28 November 1882). The Calvary Baptist Church [presumably New Haven, CT, with mention of Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.] Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), presumably p. 3, col. 7. (Viewed 3 October 2018. B00709-10).

"... The fixtures were furnished by Bradley & Hubbard, of Meriden. They are of polished brass, consisting of six corner lights suspended from the pendants of the ceiling. On either side of the pulpit is a standard of four lights... " (Excerpt from above.)


1882 - news mention

(20 December 1882). State news [including mention: "... Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing company [pays taxes on] $235,000... " Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), presumably p. 4, col. 3. (Viewed 29 September 2018. B00584).



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).



1883 articles

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1883 - news mention

(19 February 1883). Trinity M. E. Church [, New Haven, CT with mention: "... Bradley & Hubbard of Meriden furnished the gas fixtures... "] Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), presumably p. 2, col. 4. (Viewed 7 October 2018. B00807-08).

1883 - news mention

(25 July 1883). A trip around the world [with mention of Walter Hubbard, president of the Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co.] Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), presumably p. 4, col. 2. (Viewed 7 October 2018. B00809).

1883 - news mention

(8 November 1883). An architectural model; Description of Mr. Justus S. Hotchkiss new residence on Church Street [with mention: "The gas fixtures were furnished by the Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing company, Meriden."] Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), presumably p. 2, col. 2. (Viewed 7 October 2018. B00810-11).



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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).



c. 1883 - design catalogue

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

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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 articles

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1884 - news mention

(9 September 1884). The court record [with mention: "The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. v. The Charles Parker Co."] Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), presumably p. 4, col. 3. (Viewed 7 October 2018. B00816).

1884 - news mention

(24 November 1884). Meriden’s election [with mention of Nathaniel L. Bradley of the Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.] Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), presumably p. 2, col. 1. (Viewed 7 October 2018. B00817).



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.)

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 - news mention

(October 1885). Trade gossip (including paragraph about Bradley & Hubbard and their current line). The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 297. (Viewed 8 September 2018. L00721-22).

1885 - advertisement

Kingsley & Patten’s, Mexico, New York. (4 February 1885). Advertisement: "... Bradley & Hubbard hanging lamps... " Mexico Independent (Mexico, New York), unknown page, col. 7. (Viewed 20 October 2018. B01169).


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).



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.)

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 articles

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1888 - news mention

(20 March 1888). Local news [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.]. The Chronicle (Mount Vernon, New York), presumably p. 3, col. 2. (Viewed 14 October 2018. B01063).

"Mr. Geo. T. Lovell, agent for the Bradley & Hubbard Mfg Co., of Meriden, Conn., has secured the contract for the gas chandeliers and fixtures for the new Baptist Church. Six chandeliers, 24 lights each, of elaborate design, will illuminate and beautify the main audience room.... " (Excerpt from above.)


1888 - news mention

(14 April 1888). The court record [with mention "The Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing company vs. the Charles Parker company..."] Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), presumably p. 4, col. 3. (Viewed 10 October 2018. B00887).

1888 - news mention

(May 1888). Trade gossip (with paragraph about Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. have published a small book). The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 94. (Viewed 6 September 2018. C00254).

B & H "have issued a small book containing representative illustrations of their line of bronzes, art metal goods, clocks, ornaments, gas fixtures, lamps, etc." (Excerpt from above.)


1888 - news mention

(25 July 1888). The court record [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. vs. Charles Parker Co.] Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), presumably p. 4, col. 2. (Viewed 7 October 2018. A02754).

1888 - news mention

(4 August 1888). Building improvements; Completion of an immense kiln dry for the Winchester Arms Company... [with mention "... gas fixtures from Bradley & Hubbard Co. of Meriden."] Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), presumably p. 2, col. 2. (Viewed 7 October 2018. B00812-13).

1888 - news mention

(11 September 1888). The court record [with mention of The Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. v. Edward Miller & Co.] Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), presumably p. 4, col. 3. (Viewed 7 October 2018. A02753).

1888 - news mention

(16 November 1888). New England news [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard enlarging their factory in Meriden]. Essex County Herald (Guildhall, Vermont), p. 1, col. 3. (Viewed 6 October 2018. A02751).



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 - missing booklet accompanying exposition - B&H at Meriden opera house

(1889). Meriden Journal Souvenir [leather-bound booklet containing a list of the manufactories contributing to the exhibition at the Delavan Opera House, Meriden, 10 October 1889, and other companies in Meriden], 4 pp. (Viewed 13 September 2018. L00763; L00765-68).

1889 - spotlighted news mention - Bradley & Hubbard in Meriden opera house exhibition

(10 October 1889). Americans in Meriden: Visit of the International American Congress [including section on Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. exhibited wares, and account of Congress touring the B&H factory]. Meriden Daily Republican, pp. 1-2. (Viewed 9 September 2018. L00751-59).

Bradley & Hubbard exhibited "the B & H lamp made in piano, banquet, library and stand sizes, of brass and cast metals", "statuary, pitchers, and vases of bronze, call bells, candelabras, bric-a-brac tables and ’five o’clock teas’, many of them having onyx, bronze and gold trimmings." (Excerpt from above.)


1889 - additional articles

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1889 - news mention - in Meriden opera house exposition

(10 October 1889). Our guests: Honored visitors here to-day [including mention of Bradley & Hubbard factory visit and section on the exhibited company wares.]. Meriden Daily Journal, p. 1. (Viewed 15 September 2018. L00769-83).

"... Their goods were on one of the center tables, suspended over which were a dozen or so of handsome library lamps. In the exhibit were also to be seen stately piano lamps, banquet and table lamps of all designs. French clocks, with their elegant brass and bronze ornaments, were also seen as well as a display of brass tables with onyx tops, onyx and gold pedestals and a beautiful ’5 o’clock tea’... All the lamps were fitted with the celebrated ’B. & H.’ burner." (Excerpt from above.)


1889 - news mention, in Meriden opera house exhibition

(11 October 1889). Compliments for Meriden: What outsiders say about her enterprise [excerpts from Hartford Courant, New Haven Register, New York Herald, and New York Tribune, with mention of Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.] Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1. (Viewed 9 September 2018. L00747-50).

1889 - news mention - in Meriden opera house exposition

(11 October 1889). The Southern visitors, their visit in Meriden and New Haven yesterday [includes mention of factory visit to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., and the exposition at the Delavan Opera House]. Hartford Courant, p. 1. (Viewed 11 September 2018. L00763).

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"Mssrs. Bradley & Hubbard transact a large business with South American countries, the total reaching a very considerable sum in the course of a year. In the Argentine Republic they have dealings with important firms at Buenos Ayres [sic] and Rosaria [sic]; in Chile [sic] at Serena, Santiago, Valpariso and Tacua [sic?]; in Uraguay [sic] at Montevidio [sic]; in Brazil at Rio de Janeiro; in Peru at Lima and in Central America at Guatemala." (Excerpt from above.)


1889 - news mention - in Meriden opera house exposition

(11 October 1889). South Americans at Yale: The International Congress sightseeing; viewing the beehives of industry in Connecticut and making a short call on President Dwight [includes mention of factory visits to Meriden Britannia Company and Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., and the exposition at the Delevan Opera House]. New York Tribune, p. 7. (Viewed 11 September 2018. L00762).

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1889 - news mention - Meriden opera house exhibition

(11 October 1889). The show photographed: Fine pictures of the Opera House exhibit made. ["The best of them will be forwarded to Frank Leslie’s paper— what the state and New York press has to say about Meriden", with excerpts from Hartford Courant, Hartford Times, New Haven Register, New York Herald, New York Tribune, Waterbury Republican, with mention of Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.]. Meriden Daily Journal, p. 1. (Viewed 14 September 2018. L00785-89).

1889 - news mention

(17 October 1889). New England news [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.] News and Citizen (Morrisville, Vermont), presumably p. 3, col. 4. (Viewed 9 October 2018. B00863).

"The factories of the Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co., of Meriden, Conn. cover several acres of ground and give employment to about 1000 operatives. The manufacture of lamps, gas, fixtures, etc., by this company has grown to large proportions in the past three years. As the company ship many of their products to South America, the recent visit of the delegates was of especial interest." (Excerpt from above.)


1889 - news mention, in Meriden opera house exhibition

(November 1889). Trade gossip (including paragraph about exposition at the Delavan Opera House, Meriden, including mention of Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., and attendance by the American International Congress). The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 113. (Viewed 9 September 2018. L00760-61.)



1889 - two advertisements

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (10 - 11 October 1889). Advertisement: "... Gas fixtures and lamps, ArtMetal Goods, Bronzes and Clocks, The B. & H. LAMPS. Salesrooms: New York, 21 Barclay street; Boston, 184 Franklin street; Chicago, 88 Wabash avenue; Meriden, Hanover street". Meriden Daily Journal. (Viewed 13 September 2018. L00784; L00790).


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 - news mention

(5 March 1891). Cheviot’s new church [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard lighting in the new Robert E. Livingston Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church in Cheviot-on-the-Hudson]. The Columbian Republican (Hudson, New York), presumably p. 2, col. 6. (Viewed 14 October 2018. B01061-62).

"... The chandelier, side lamps and those suspended to the vestry and in the hall are of polished brass manufactured by Bradley & Hubbard of Meriden, furnished with the B. and H. burners, which light the church brilliantly... " (Excerpt from above.)


1891 advertisements

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1891 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (2 January 1891). Advertisement: "Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Gas Fixtures and Lamps. Art Metal Goods, Bronzes and Clocks... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 4, column 1. (Viewed 8 September 2017. G00220).

1891 - advertisement

Hayden’s, presumably Oswego, NY. (16 March 1891). Advertisement: "Lamps! ... Bradley & Hubbard hanging lamps... " [with no illustrations]. The Daily Palladium (Oswego, New York), p. 5, col. 4. (Viewed 14 October 2018. B01058).

1891 - advertisement

Kramer & Sturm, presumably Danville, NY. (5 November 1891). Advertisement: "Lamps... The Bradley & Hubbard center draft burner is the best manufactured... " [with no illustrations]. The Dansville Express (Dansville, New York), presumably p. 2, col. 1. (Viewed 14 October 2018. B001057).



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 articles

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June 1892 - news mention

(1 June 1892). Connecticut concerns that have applied for space at Chicago [World’s Fair]. [Mention of Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.] The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 12. (Viewed 28 August 2018. H00366-67).

July 1892 - news mention

(9 July 1892). Brooklyn [a district of Waterbury, CT] briefs; Banqueting and dancing [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard chandelier installed in new parlors of the Brooklyn Athletic Club]. Waterbury Evening Democrat (Connecticut), p. 1, col. 6. (Viewed 9 October 2018. B00858).



1892 - two advertisements

Enterprise Tea Co., New Haven, CT. (June 1892). Advertisement: "... the best improved central draft burners ... Bradley & Hubbard... " Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT). (Viewed 13 October 2018. B01035).


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 - news mention

(31 March 1893). In New Haven County; Ansonia [with mention: "Bradley & Hubbard of Meriden have the contract for putting in the gas fixtures in Stillson’s block".] The Newtown Bee (Connecticut), presumably p. 8, col. 6. (Viewed 9 October 2018. B00864).


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 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 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 - news mention

(11 July 1895). New Masonic temple [in Hartford, CT, with mention of Bradley & hubbard lighting to be furnished by Bradley & Hubbard]. Daily Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 8. col. 2. (Viewed 9 October 2018. B00857).

1895 - news mention

(12 August 1895). Meriden’s factories [including mention of Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. as the 2nd largest factory in Meriden]. The Daily Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 3, col. 1. (Viewed 27 September 2018. B00517-18).

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 articles

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1896 - news mention

(12 September 1896). The new court house [with mention of a Bradley & Hubbard representative]. Waterbury Democrat (Connecticut),presumably p. 12, col. 5. (Viewed 9 October 2018. B00865).

1896 - news mention

(19 September 1896). Court house progressing; Estimate on gas fixtures to be handed in by next Saturday [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard]. Waterbury Democrat (Connecticut), p. 1, col. 6. (Viewed 9 October 2018. B00866).

1896 - news mention

(4 November 1896). Fair Haven news [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. to furnish the gas fixtures for new Masonic hall in Crawford building]. Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 5, col. 3. (Viewed 7 October 2018. B00838).

1896 - news mention

(29 December 1896). Latest Fair Haven news [with mention of new Masonic hall with lodge room lit by seven chandeliers by Bradley & Hubbard, adapted for both gas and electricity.] Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 2, col. 3. (Viewed 9 October 2018. B00871-72).



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 articles

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1898 - news mention

(13 May 1898). Watertown jottings; Electric lights placed about congregational church [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard furnishing lighting fixtures]. Waterbury Evening Democrat (Connecticut), presumably p. 3, col 4. (Viewed 9 October 2018. B00873).

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 - five advertisements

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (31 August - December 1898). Advertisement: "Our new line of goods..." [with illustration of vase]. Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review. (Viewed 3 September 2018. C00216; C00224; C00231; C00238; C00244).

1898 - advertisements

(December 1898). Advertisement: "New goods for the holidays" with Bradley & Hubbard mention. (Retailer: Pacific Hardware Company, Limited). The Hawaiian Star (Honolulu), unnumbered page, far right column. (Advert also runs, same placement, on 2-3, 5-10, 12-16 Dec. See additional placements: 17, 19-24, 27-31 December 1898.) (Updated 6 October 2018. A02740-50; B00818-33).

1898 - advertisements

(5 December 1898). Advertisements (text-based): "Timely topics" (Retailer: Hawaiian Hardware Co. with Bradley & Hubbard mention). The Hawaiian Star (Honolulu), unnumbered page, column 3. (Advert also runs, same placement, on 6-10, 12-16 Dec. 1898.) (Updated 6 October 2018. 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 - news mention

(30 December 1901). Brief mentions [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. and iron work at Malley Building, New Haven]. The Daily Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 8, col. 1. (Viewed 7 October 2018. B00834).

1901 - advertisement

Dienstag’s, Houston, TX. (6 October 1901). Advertisement: "... ’Art Nouveau’... Bradley & Hubbard... " [with three graphical illustrations]. The Houston Daily Post, p. 6, col. 5-6. (Viewed 9 October 2018. B00851).


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 articles

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1902 - news mention

(4 April 1902). For the big Malley store [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.]. The Daily Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 2, col. 6. (Viewed 7 October 2018. B00814).

"The Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing company... is completing an elevator contract for the Edward Malley company, of New Haven, which calls for two modern elevators... The elevators are to be erected in the Malley company’s handsome store.... The iron work, of which the Bradley & Hubbard company makes a specialty, is attractively finished in colored copper and considerable black..." (Excerpt from above.)


1902 - news mention

(4 July 1902). Fort Pierce [with mention of new chandelier and side lights by Bradley & Hubbard installed at "the Episcopal church". The Florida Star (Titusville, FL), p. 8, col. 2. (Viewed 9 October 2018. B00852).



1902 advertisements

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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 - advertisement

The People’s Store, Omaha, NE. (28 September 1902). Advertisement: "... Bradley & Hubbard lamps, in all colors... " [with no illustrations]. Omaha Daily Bee (Nebraska), p. 7, cols. 5-7. (Viewed 7 October 2018. B00835-36).



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 - news mention

(25 November 1903). Colonial furniture; For State’s Building at St. Louis Exposition [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard’s submitted plans for the fitting of the building with electric light fixtures]. Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 2, col. 4. (Viewed 7 October 2018. B00837).

1903 - advertisement

Geo. L. Andrews, presumably Marshalltown, Iowa. (8 December 1903). Advertisement: "Desirable Christmas goods... Bradley & Hubbard Lamps, the best lamp ever produced..." [with no illustrations]. Evening Times-Republican (Marshalltown, Iowa), p. 8, col. 5-8. (Viewed 8 October 2018. B00815).

1903 - patent - shade holder for electric table-lamps

Robert Walker, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (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).

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.] (Updated 7 November 2018. A00791-92; A02297-99.)

1904 - spotlighted news mention - B&H in St. Louis Exposition

(18 February 1904). State Building at St. Louis [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard]. Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 3, col. 5. (Viewed 9 October 2018. B00874).

"... The building is to be lighted by electricity, the fixtures for which have been presented by the Bradley & Hubbard Company of Meriden. They are of the handsomest and most elegant designs ever gotten out by the company." (Excerpt from above.)



1904 articles

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1904 - news mention - B&H in St. Louis exposition

(29 July 1904). Connecticut’s souvenir; How the history of the state is told at the St. Louis exposition [with mention: "Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company of Meriden, furnishing of all electrical fixtures at greatly reduced prices..."]. Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 7, col 1. (Viewed 9 October 2018. B00875-76).

1904 - news mention

(23 September 1904). New Milford [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. "completing the bronze grill in both the Savings and First National banks and are also installing a steel tellers’ cage in the National bank."] The Newtown Bee (Connecticut), p. 8, col. 4. (Viewed 9 October 2018. B00870).



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.)

1905 - news mention

(9 August 1905). Atwater memorial; bronze tablet and granite pedestal [with mention: The tablet is to be made by the Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.] The Daily Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 3, col. 1. (Viewed 9 October 2018. B00869).


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 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

(3 May 1906). Big fire in Meriden ["Fire in the Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing company’s factory in Hanover street caused a loss of $10,000 to-day..." Waterbury Evening Democrat (Connecticut), p. 1, col. 1. (Viewed 24 September 2018. B00446).

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 - 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 - promotional news mention

(19 November 1906). News mention: " If in need of a parlor lamp... Bradley & Hubbard metal lamps ... D. S. Grocery Co. [presumably in Marshalltown, Iowa]. Evening Times-Republican (Marshalltown, Iowa), p. 6, col. 3. (Viewed 24 September 2018. B00447).



1906 - advertisement

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (14 June 1906). Advertisement: "... Gas and Electric Light Fixtures, Fenders, Andirons, Fire Sets, Etc. The Celebrated B&H Lamps..." [with abstract illustration of lighting]. Meriden Morning Record, p. 7, col. 2. (Viewed 23 October 2018. B01192-95).

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).


1907 articles

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1907 - news mention

(28 February 1907). Naugatuck nuggets [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.] Waterbury Evening Democrat (Connecticut), p. 6, col. 3. (Viewed 3 October 2018. B00712).

"... The boards have been removed from in front of the large plate-glass windows of the new block for Thomas Neary and the Bradley-Hubbard company of Meriden started to install the light fixtures and chandeliers." (Excerpt from above).


1907 - news mention

(25 April 1907). Meriden concerns enlarging; some $200,000 to be expended upon industrial plants [with mention: "... Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. ..."] . The Daily Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 5, col. 4. (Viewed 3 October 2018. B00703).



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1908 - news mention

(18 June 1908). New Bristol bank [with mention: "... Bristol Trust Company [New Haven, CT] ... Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Meriden, bronze and iron work... " The Morning-Journal Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 5. (Viewed 5 October 2018. B00761-63).

1908 - news mention

(10 August 1908). City news [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.] Waterbury Evening Democrat (Connecticut), p. 10, col. 2. (Viewed 5 October 2018. B00764).

"The Bradley & Hubbard Co. of Meriden has been awarded the contract for installing the ornamental iron work in the new Waterbury union depot." (Excerpt from above.)




1908 - advertisement

The Reid & Hughes Dry Goods Co., presumably Waterbury, CT. (14 January 1908). Advertisement: "... Bradley & Hubbard’s complete Nickel Lamps, with shade..." Waterbury Evening Democrat (Connecticut), presumably p. 7, cols. 1-3. (Viewed 25 September 2018. B00456).


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 - news mention

(6 July 1909). Brief state news [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., "Frank P. Evarts... has resigned... because of his health."] Norwich Bulletin (Norwich, CT), presumably p. 12, col. 2. (Viewed 3 October 2018. B00713).


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

1910 - newspaper article

(5 October 1910). Nurses’ home: $15,000 building gift of N. L. Bradley [of Bradley & Hubbard] to Meriden Hospital. Norwich Bulletin (Norwich, CT), p. 1, col. 2. (Viewed 25 September 2018. B00454-55).

1910 - advertisement

King Plumbing Co., presumably Keokuk, Iowa. (14 August 1910). Advertisement: "A Treat— Just Received a new line of Gas and Electric Portables, The Famous Bradley & Hubbard line— New prices, new designs..." [with illustration of lamp]. The Daily Gate City (Keokuk, Iowa), p. 2, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 25 September 2018. B00453).

1911 - news mention

(10 August 1911). Park [Congregational] church organ being installed [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. installing 24 four-light electric chandeliers]. Norwich Bulletin (Norwich, CT), p. 5, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 7 October 2018. B00840-41).


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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 - two advertisements

Minot Drug Co., presumably Minot, North Dakota. (25 May, 1 June 1911). Advertisement: "... Have you selected your Graduation Presents yes? ... Bradley [&] Hubbard’s Brass Goods..." [with no product illustrations]. The Ward County Independent (Minot, North Dakota). (Viewed 25 September 2018. B00451-52).



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

1912 - news mention

(25 December 1912). Willimantic; New Y.M.C.A. quarters [with mention of Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. lighting fixtures]. Norwich Bulletin (Norwich, CT), presumably p. 2, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 7 October 2018. B00839).

1912 - advertisement

Geo. A. Davis, presumably Norwich, CT. (24 May 1912). Advertisement: "... When looking for wedding gifts... a Bradley & Hubbard electric lamp would make [an] acceptable [gift] ..." [with no illustrations]. Norwich Bulletin (Norwich, CT), presumably p. 7, col. 1. (Viewed 25 September 2018. B00450).

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.)

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 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 - advertisement

Young & McCombs, Rock Island, IL. (21 May 1913). Advertisement: "... Electric Parlor Lamps... We are showing a fine assortment of Electroliers in all grades from the famous Bradley & Hubbard factories..." [with illustration, unclear if for B&H lamp]. Rock Island Argus (Rock Island, Illinois), p. 11, cols. 2-3. (Viewed 10 October 2018. B00885-86).

1913 - nine advertisements

Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (July - 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 - advertisement

Skillman VanCott, Kennewick, Washington. (19 December 1913). Advertisement: "... Useful Gifts of Quality... Bradley & Hubbard brass... " The Kennewick Courier (Kennewick, WA), p. 5, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 30 September 2018. B00603).



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).




1914 articles

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1914- news mention

(31 July 1914). Awards contracts for Y.M.C.A. work; Meriden concern [Bradley & Hubbard] to install lighting fixtures. Hartford Courant, p. 6. (Viewed 18 October 2018. D00325).

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"[Bradley & Hubbard] will have the complete contract connected with the installation of new fixtures in both the old building and the new... There will be about 1,000 outlets installed. ..." (Excerpt from above.)


1914 - article

(25 October 1914). Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company [three-paragraph article]. Hartford Courant. p. AA12. (Viewed 18 October 2018. D00326).

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1914 - advertisement

Ayres & Chapman, Keokuk, Iowa. (15 November 1914). Advertisement: "... Bradley & Hubbard Art Bronzes and Brass Wares... " [with no illustrations]. The Daily Gate City (Keokuk, Iowa), p. 9, col. 5-7. (Viewed 3 October 2018. B00699-700).

1915 - two advertisements

Frank E. Kirby, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. (5 November 1915). Advertisement: "... Bradley & Hubbard..." The Democratic Banner (Mt. Vernon, Ohio). (Viewed 26 September 2018. B00469).


1916 articles

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1916 - news announcement

(3 August 1916). Middletown; Sub-contract for Bank [with mention: "... for the Middletown National Bank ... ornamental iron, Bradley & Hubbard [Manufacturing] Co. ... "Norwich Bulletin (Norwich, CT), p. 8, col. 4. (Viewed 3 October 2018. B00705).

1916 - news mention

(11 August 1916). The beautiful Black Rock section of Bridgeport; The Gilman Manor House converted into a high class residence club ... [Manor Club; with mention of fixtures by Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.] The Bridgeport Evening Farmer (Connecticut), p. 9. (Viewed 9 October 2018. B00867-68).



1916 advertisements

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1916 - advertisement

Geo. A. Davis, presumably Norwich, CT. (7 March 1916). Advertisement: "... Electric Table Lamps, A new line just received from Bradley & Hubbard. All new styles and very low prices... " Norwich Bulletin (Norwich, CT), p. 5, col. 1. (Viewed 3 October 2018. B00704).

1916 - two advertisements

Brattleboro China Store, presumably Brattleboro, VT. (December 1916). Advertisement: "Christmas suggestions... Electric Lamps, These make useful and pleasing gifts... Bradley & Hubbard..." [with no product illustrations]. The Brattleboro Daily Reformer (Vermont). (Viewed 26 September 2018. B00471-72).



1917 - advertisement

Dulin & Martin Co., Washington, DC. (4 December 1917). Advertisement: "A Christmas hint— Why not a pretty Lamp for the Home? ... Particularly beautiful are the famous "Bradley-Hubbard" lamps, in Bronze, Cyprian, Egyptian, Polychrome, Olympian and other finishes..." [no product illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 20, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00393-94).

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.)


1918 advertisements

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1918 - advertisement

Dulin & Martin Co., Washington, DC. (29 November 1918). Advertisement: "A Christmas hint— Why not a pretty Lamp for the Home? ... Particularly beautiful are the famous "Bradley-Hubbard" lamps, in Bronze, Cyprian, Egyptian, Polychrome, Olympian and other finishes..." [no product illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 13, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 24 September 2018. B00432).

1918 - advertisement

Gee Electric Co., presumably Wheeling, West Virginia. (28 December 1918). Advertisement: "... On these days we will offer our entire stock of... Bradley & Hubbard Portables at 33 1-3 off the regular price..." with no illustrations]. The Wheeling Intelligencer (Wheeling, WV), p. 9, cols. 1-3. (Viewed 26 September 2018. B00468).



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 advertisements

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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.)

1921 - advertisement

Vaughan & Burnett Jewellers, Brattleboro, VT. (9 December 1921). Advertisement: "... We have new pieces and several new finishes in our line of brass, made by the Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., who are considered the finest brass workers in America..." [no illustrations]. The Brattleboro Daily Reformer (Vermont), p. 6, col. 1-3. (Viewed 22 September 2018. B00379).



1922 advertisements

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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 - advertisement

Vaughan & Burnett Jewellers, Brattleboro, VT. (14 July 1922) Advertisement including Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. [no illustrations]. The Brattleboro Daily Reformer (Vermont), p. 5. (Viewed 22 September 2018. B00380-81).

"Art Metal Goods; This is one of our most attractive departments and consists largely of goods manufactured by the well-known concern of Bradley & Hubbard of Meriden, Conn. We think these articles are superior in finish and design to any others manufactured in this country. In this line are brass floor and table lamps, desk sets, smoking stands and sets, statuary, book ends, door stops, candle sticks, etc." (Full excerpt from above.)


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 advertisements

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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 - exhibition brochure - B&H in Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (1934). Contemporary American industrial art exhibition brochure [5 November 1934 - 6 January 1935; exhibited design: Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (undated). Cast iron (p. 17)]. 36 pp. (Updated 2 December 2018. A00346.)

1938 - spotlighted advertisement - possible display / exhibit at G. Fox & Co., Hartford

G. Fox & Co., Hartford, CT. (25 April 1938). Advertisement: "... G. Fox & Co. features ’Connecticut Made’ products all week... Floor Lamps of Quality... Made in Meriden" [company or companies unspecified, probably Bradley & Hubbard or Miller Company]. Hartford Courant, p. 9. (Viewed 25 October 2018. C00318-19).

  • See worldcat.org for locations.


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.)

1987-88 - exhibition labels - possibly B&H / Meriden Flint Glass Co. in Hartford exhibition

Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. (c. 1987). Exhibition labels / checklist for A decade of collecting Connecticut industrial arts (1 December 1987 - 31 August 1988). [The list might be incomplete.] [Possibly exhibited: B&H. (1880-85). Stand (with perceived Meriden Flint Glass Co. ceramic / glass inlay. CT Historical Society collection).] (Viewed 25 November 2018. B01209-17; B01219-20).

  • Offline - exhibition labels / checklist - Connecticut Historical Society, curatorial area, Hartford.
  • Offline - pre-exhibition planning documentation, 6 pp. [including notations of MFGC and stand] - Connecticut Historical Society archive, Hartford.

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 - exhibition brochure - Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. at Museum of American Glass

LeCleire Taylor, Gay. (1997). Slivers of light: Rich cut oil lamps (exhibition catalogue). Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ. 12 pp. [Including: C. Dorflinger & Sons (cut glass) / Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (duplex burner). (undated). Low banquet lamp.] (Updated 18 November 2018. A00757-58; A02454).

1999-2000 - B&H in Utica and Cincinnati exhibitions

D’Ambrosio, Anna Tobin. (1999). Masterpieces of American furniture from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute exhibition catalogue / book. 171 pp. [Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, New York (2 May - 31 October 1999) and the Cincinnati Art Museum (18 February - 28 May 2000); exhibited design: Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (c. 1880-85). Stand. (MWPAI collection)]. (Updated 22 November 2018. DM; 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 (2 September 2011 - 1 April 2012) exhibition announcement. [Exhibited design by Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.: Stand (1885). (Brooklyn Museum collection).] (Updated 9 November 2018. A00006; L00808.)

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.)

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.

n. d. - design pamphlet

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

n. d. - map

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

n. d. - archival folder

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

n. d. - 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.

n. d. - patents

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

n. d. - secondary source

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

n. d. - marks

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

n. d. - 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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