Charles Parker Company bathroom accessories - design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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Charles Parker Company bathroom accessories - design catalogues and historical information (by year)


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1900s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1900s-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 18 October 2017.)

1903 - news mention

(May 1903). News mention: "The Charles Parker Company, of Meriden, Conn., has gone into the manufacture of new lines of lavatory and gas fixtures. The new department is now in charge of [sic] Chas. L. Lyon, formerly superintendent of the Malleable Iron Company, of Meriden, Conn." House Furnishing Review, p. 334. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01136.)

1903 - news mention

(May 1903). News mention: "The Charles Parker Company... have an elaborate display of lavatory furnishings, lavatory legs, brackets, etc., at their New York office on Warren street..." House Furnishing Review, p. 342. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01163.)


1930s

c. 1930 - design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (c. 1930). Parker bathroom accessories, cabinets, mirrors. 8 pp. (Updated 7 May 2017. A01076.)

n. d. - design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (undated). Bath-room furnishings (catalog no. 35). 33 pp. (Viewed 20 July 2016. AAA00032-45.)

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, Box 7, Folder 5.

n. d. - design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (undated). Parker Bathroom Accessories (catalog no. 37). 31 pp. (Viewed 20 July 2016. AAA00032-29.)

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, Box 9, Folder 5.

n. d. - design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (undated). Parker Bathroom Accessories (price list for catalog no. 37). 9 pp. (Viewed 20 July 2016. AAA00032-28.)

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, Box 9, Folder 5.

n. d. - design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (undated; received stamp date: 30 March 1937). Bathroom Accessories by Parker (catalog no. 39). 17 pp. [Among batch of holdings specified by email to Design Meriden (4 August 2016).] (Updated 5 May 2017. A02358; AAA00052-09.)

n. d. - design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (undated; received stamp date: 30 March 1937). Bathroom Accessories: Parker Simplicity. 4 pp. [Among batch of holdings specified by email to Design Meriden (4 August 2016).] (Updated 5 May 2017. A02358; AAA00052-12.)

1938 - design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (1938). Bathroom accessories. 9 pp. (Viewed 16 November 2016. AAA00455; A01125.)




1940s

n. d. - design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (Received stamp date: 12 October 1940). Parker bathroom accessories, cabinets, mirrors [catalogue no. 41]. 19 pp. [Among batch of holdings specified by email to Design Meriden (4 August 2016).] (Updated 5 May 2017. A02358; AAA00052-13.)

c. 1949 - Charles Parker Co. in MoMA exhibition

Museum of Modern Art, New York. (c. 1949). Exhibition checklist: The house in the museum garden (by Marcel Breuer) at Museum of Modern Art, New York (12 April - 30 October 1949). (Viewed 11 April 2018. AAA02153.)

> Exhibited: Charles Parker Company bathroom cabinets and accessories.


1950s

1951-52 - news brief

(December 1951 - January 1952). News brief: "No bathroom fog: Steam cannot fog the mirror of this bathroom cabinet manufactured by Charles Parker Company..." DuPont Magazine, v. 45, no. 6, p. 29. (Viewed 2 December 2017. G01755.)

195x - design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (195x). "1 v. Bathroom cabinets and accessories only". Number of pages unknown. (Updated 7 May 2017. A01135.)


1990s

c. 1998-2000 - secondary source

(c. 1998-2000). The Parker story. The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. A00650. DM.)


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. - design brochure

Charles Parker Company. (undated). Parker bathroom accessories, cabinets, mirrors brochure. 8 pp. (Viewed 8 August 2017. AAA00627.)

n. d. - PGCA Forums

(Undated). Parker Gun Collectors Association Forums. [An important source to see scans of excerpted bits of primary source documentation contributed by various forum members, especially guns, vises, and sometimes other Parker Co. documentation.]

n. d. - design brochure

Charles Parker Company. (undated). Parker Bathroom Accessories (pamphlet). [Form96-25M-4/32]. 2 pp. (Viewed 20 July 2016. AAA00032-27.)

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, Box 9, Folder 5.

n. d. - design brochure

Charles Parker Company. (undated). Parker Bathroom Accessories (pamphlet). [Form 97-25M-4/32]. 2 pp. (Viewed 20 July 2016. AAA00032-26.)

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, Box 9, Folder 5.



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