Bradley & Hubbard design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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

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


A. Bradley & Hubbard (active 1854-1940) design catalogues and historical information [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.)


1860s

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".

B&H in 1867 exhibition

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

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

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.)


1870s

Design catalogue

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

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.)

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.)

Design catalogue

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

B&H in 1876 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).

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.)

Design catalogue

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

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.)


1880s

Newspaper article - patent mention

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

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.)

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.)

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.)

Design catalogue

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

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.

1883 advertisements

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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.)

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).

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).



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.)

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.)

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.)

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]

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.)

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).

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]

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.)

Design catalogue

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

1888 newspaper articles

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Newspaper article - patent mention

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

Newspaper article - patent mention

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

Newspaper article - court case mention

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



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.)

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.)

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

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.)

Advertisement

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

Design catalogue

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (ca. 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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

Historical information

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

1894 magazine articles

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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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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.)



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.)

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.)

Historical information

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

1895 magazine articles

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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.)

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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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).

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.)

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.)



1896 advertisements

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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.)

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.)

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.)



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]

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.)

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.)

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.)

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)

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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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.)

Advertisements

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

Advertisements

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




1900s

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.)

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).

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.)

Design catalogue

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

  • Offline - Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford.

B&H in 1904 St. Louis exposition

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

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.)

Newspaper article

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

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

1906 magazine articles

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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.)

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.)

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.)



Historical information

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

1909 advertisements

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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.)



Sales sheet

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


1910s

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

Map

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

1913 magazine articles

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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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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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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.)

Nine advertisements

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

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.)

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.)



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.)

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.

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.)

Map

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


1920s

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.

Advertisement

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

1922 advertisements

See the ads

Advertisement

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

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.)

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.)



Design catalogue

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

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).

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).

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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).

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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).

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.)

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

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.)

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.)

B&H in 1934-35 Met exhibition

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


1940s

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].

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.)

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.)


1980s

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.)

B&H in 1986-87 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.)

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.)

Newsletter article

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


1990s

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.)

B&H in 1997 exhibition

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

B&H in 1999-2000 exhibition

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


2000s

B&H in 2005-07 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.)

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]

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

B&H in 2010-12 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.)

Patents

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

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).

B&H in 2011-12 Brooklyn Museum exhibition

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

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.)

B&H in 2013-15 Brooklyn Museum exhibition

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

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.)

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).


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Map

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

Archival folder

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

Photos of designs

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

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

Patents

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

Secondary source

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

Marks

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

Bibliography

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


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

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

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



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