E. G. Webster & Son / E. G. Webster & Bro. / Webster Mfg Co, Brooklyn - design catalogues and other historical information (2016)

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According to Earl Chapin May (1947), Webster Mfg. Co. started in 1859 in Brooklyn later became E. G. Webster & Bro. in 1863, and then became E. G. Webster & Son in 1886. The company later became part of the International Silver Company, headquartered in Meriden, CT in 1928. In this year, E. G. Webster & Son was moved from Brooklyn to Meriden.

— Earl Chapin May in A century of silver 1847-1947 (1947), inside front cover and p. 173.


A. E. G. Webster & Son / E. G. Webster & Bro. / Webster Mfg Co, Brooklyn design catalogues

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E. G. Webster & Brother. (c. 1884). Illustrated catalogue and price list of electro silver plate. 91 pp. Brooklyn, NY: E. G. Webster & Brother. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 W38 F TC. Viewed 23 December 2016. [A01330]

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E. G. Webster & Brother. (c. 1884). Illustrated catalogue and price list of electro silver plate. 91 pp. Brooklyn, NY: E. G. Webster & Brother. "Reprint" in Trade Catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, Part 2 microfiche (no. 3121). (c. 1991). University Publications of America: Bethesda, MD. Yale University call no. Fiche B2264 3098. (See worldcat.org for other locations). Viewed 19 June 2016. [1] [A00868; A00871; A01329]

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E. G. Webster & Son. (18xx). [catalogue]. Number of pages unknown. Connecticut Historical Society — offline. Call no. 739.2283 E111c. Viewed 23 December 2016. [C00014-36]

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E. G. Webster & Son. (19th–20th century). [Scrapbook of catalogue illustrations of silverware]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Accession no. 58.569.7. Viewed 23 December 2016. [A01322]

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E. G. Webster & Son. (1908-28). Catalogue no. 11. 59 pp. Brooklyn, N.Y. : E.G. Webster & Son. Williams College, Williamstown, MA. No call no. indicated. Viewed 23 December 2016. [A01326]


In either 1960 or 1963, E.G. Webster & Son merged under the trademark of "Webster-Wilcox". Both years are noted in Edmund P. Hogan (1977). An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company, pp. 164 & 170. See the Wilcox Silver Plate Co. design catalogues page and scroll down for Webster-Wilcox.


B. E. G. Webster & Son / E. G. Webster & Bro. / Webster Mfg Co, Brooklyn - other historical information

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(Various years). Newspaper articles and adverts search engines. See: Chronicling America at Library of Congress; fultonhistory.com (over 35 million historical newspaper pages from USA and Canada); and Google News. Viewed 16 October 2016.



C. E. G. Webster & Son / E. G. Webster & Bro. / Webster Mfg Co, Brooklyn - secondary sources

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May, Earl Chapin. (1947). "E. G. Webster & Son" mention (p. 173). In Century of silver, 1847-1947; Connecticut Yankees and a noble metal. 388 pp. New York: E.M. McBride & Company. (See worldcat.org for locations.) Viewed 15 March 2017. [DM]

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Hogan, Edmund P. (1977). "E. G. Webster & Son" mentions, [pp. 158; 169-70]; "E. G. Webster & Bro." mention [p. 158]. In An American heritage: A book on the International Silver Company. Taylor Publishing Company: Dallas, TX. Viewed 22 February 2017. [DM]

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Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). "Webster" mentions, [pp. 26 (photo of E. G. Webster & Bro. napkin ring, 1873), 69-70 (including photo of Webster Mfg. Co. teapot, c. 1872), 72 (photo of E. G. Webster & Son teapot, c. 1890)]. In The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. ISBN 0-916838-30-7. See worldcat.org for locations. Viewed 23 December 2016. [DM]


Footnote:
[1] See Thompson, Eleanor McD. (1991). Guide to the microfiche edition of trade catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, part 2, (entry no. 3121). 184 pp. Courtesy Winterthur Museum, Delaware. Viewed 18 June 2016. [A00868; A00871] (Please note, sometimes the trade catalogue itself is searchable in a library catalogue, and sometimes one needs to search the microform series as a whole.)



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