E. G. Webster & Son / E. G. Webster & Bro. / Webster Mfg Co. / Webster-Wilcox - design catalogues and historical information

Webster Manufacturing Company E. G. Webster & Son


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. (See entry below.)

Also, evidence shows that by 1954 the "Webster-Wilcox" division, combining E. G. Webster & Son and the Wilcox Silver Plate Co., at the International Silver Co. was formed. However, for the historical record, it is incorrectly noted as happening in either 1960 or 1963 in Edmund P. Hogan’s An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company (1977), (pp. 164 & 170). See the 1954 advertisement below.



E. G. Webster & Son / E. G. Webster & Bro. / Webster Mfg Co. / Webster-Wilcox design catalogues and historical information


E. G. Webster & Son; predecessors: Webster Mfg. Co. (1859-73), E. G. Webster & Bro. (1873-86); mark, c. 1895-1900 on napkin rings: Brooklyn Silver Plate Co.; after c. 1954: Webster-Wilcox. (definitive listing here, in process.)


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1850s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1859-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 26 April 2020. C01292; C01295; D01194; D01213).


1870s

1870 - patent - design for a tea and coffee service

Elizur G. Webster. (11 October 1870). Design no. 4418: Design for a tea and coffee service. (Viewed 4 July 2020. F01360).

1872 - spotlighted news mention - Webster Manufacturing Co. in Nashville Exposition

(3 May 1872). The Exposition [with mention of Webster Manufacturing Company designs exhibited by L. Davies & Bro., jewelers, Nashville.] Republican Banner, p. 3. (Viewed 25 November 2018. D00604).

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"[In a] silver case eight feet square, containing silver plated ware, consisting of tea sets, waiters, epergnes, cake baskets, tureens, butter dishes, and other things, from the manufactory of Rogers, Smith & Co., New Haven, Connecticut, and the Webster Manufacturing Company of Brooklyn, New York. These goods are of the very finest quality and show up all the newest styles of finish in satin and gold." (Excerpt from article above).


1872 - spotlighted article mention - Webster Manufacturing Company in Brooklyn Fair

(11 October 1872). The industrial fair [with details of wares exhibited in the show by Webster Manufacturing Company (30 September - 16 October 1872)]. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York), unknown page number, col. 8. (Viewed 3 July 2019. F01024-28; F01043-47).

"The Webster Manufacturing Company, of Brooklyn, make an exceedingly rich display of goods, and the style in which their cases are ornamented is in exceedingly good taste. One case is devoted to the exhibition of knives and forks exclusively, and in it are some samples of unique design and finish. Their large case is filled with a rich display of tea sets, coffee urns, toilet sets, a gorgeously ornamented epergne, goblets, and other objects of ornament and use...." (Excerpt from above.)


1872 - news mention - Webster Mfg. Co. in Brooklyn exposition

(12 October 1872). The Kings County fair [Brooklyn Rink, Brooklyn, with mention of exhibitor, the Webster Mfg. Co. (30 September - 16 October 1872)]. Evening Post, presumably p. 4, col. 7-8. (Viewed 23 April 2020. F01048-50).

"... The Webster Manufacturing Company also exhibit a large variety of richly ornamented ware, and in their tastefully arranged cases it is shown to the best advantage..." (Excerpt from above.)


1873 - classified advertisement

W. L. Wall & Co., Auctioneers, Washington, DC. (c. 21 January 1873). Classified advertisement: "... Extensive and peremptory sale by auction of an elegant stock of first class silver-plated ware and fine cutlery... Webster Manufacturing Company... " [with no illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), unknown page number, col. 5. (Viewed 2 May 2020. H01296).

1874 - eight advertisements

Louis W. Melchor, Paw Paw, MI. (31 July - December 1874). Advertisement: "... Plated Ware ... Webster Mfg. Co. ... " [with no related illustrations]. The True Northerner (Paw Paw, Michigan). (Viewed 13 October 2018. B01017-24).

1877 - patent - design for dessert-set

Watson J. Miller, assignor to E. G. Webster & Brother. (16 October 1877; filed 2 October 1877). Design no. 10,277: Design for dessert-set. (Viewed 4 June 2020. F01357).

1878 - eleven listings

E. G. Webster & Bro. (February 1878). Listing (in full): "Manufacturers of Fine Silver Plated Ware. Office and Warerooms, 14 Malden Lane, New York." The Jewelers’ Circular, p. xxxvi. (Viewed 20 September 2017. G00503; G00506; G00511; G00515; G00519; G00522; G00526; G00530; G00534; G00537; G00541.)


1879 advertisements

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1879 - two advertisements

E. G. Webster & Bro., Brooklyn, NY. (20 & 27 September 1879). Advertisements: "... Manufacturers of fine silver plated ware..." [with no illustrations]. South Side Signal (Babylon, New York). (Viewed 19 April 2020. D0119

1879 - advertisement

E. G. Webster & Bro. (24 October 1879). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Electro Silver Plat’d Ware... " [with no illustrations]. South Side Observer (Freeport, Long Island, New York), unknown page number, col. 2. (Viewed 19 July 2019. C01057).




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1880s

1880 advertisements

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1880 - advertisement

E. G. Webster & Bro. (2 January 1880). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Electro Silver Plat’d Ware, Sterling Silver Ware and Jewelry, 241 & 243 Fulton, St., Brooklyn. Repairing a replating a Specialty" [with no illustrations]. South Side Observer (Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York), col. 8. (Viewed 17 July 2019. C01020-21).

1880 - advertisement

E. J. Lehmann, Chicago. (8 February 1880). Advertisement: "... Silverware Department... Webster Manufacturing Co. ..." [with no illustrations]. Chicago Daily Tribune, p. 8, col. 6. (Viewed 11 October 2018. B00942-43).



1881 - advertisement

W. L. Beitler & Co.’s Boston 99c Stores, Sedalia, MO & Boonville, MO. (23 February 1881). Advertisement: "... E. G. Webster & Bros. ..." The Sedalia Weekly Bazoo (Sedalia, Missouri), unknown page number. (Viewed 18 September 2018. B00315).

1881 - advertisement

W. L. Beitler & Co.’s Boston 99c Stores, Sedalia, MO. (19 April 1881). Advertisement: "... finest line of silverware we’ve ever had... [presumably E. G.] Webster [&] Bros. [sic] ..." The Sedalia Weekly Bazoo (Sedalia, Missouri), presumably p. 4, col. 8. (Viewed 18 September 2018. B00329-30).

1881 - advertisement

W. L. Beitler & Co.’s Boston 99c Store, 227 Ohio St, Sedalia, MO. (26 April 1881). Advertisement: "Our spring stock of silverware is in, and we have now as nice and as many goods in this line as anybody... E. G. Webster [&] Bros." The Sedalia Weekly Bazoo (Sedalia, Missouri), presumably p. 4, col. 8. (Viewed 19 September 2018. B00333).


1882 patents

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1882 - patent - jewel-box

George Gough, assignor to Elizur G. Webster and Adelbert A. Webster. (7 February 1882; filed 25 November 1881). Letters patent no. 253,473: Jewel-box. (Viewed 4 July 2020. F01359).

1882 - patent - pitcher

George Gough, assignor to E. G. Webster and A. A. Webster. (7 November 1882; filed 20 September 1882). Letters patent no. 267,191: Pitcher. (Viewed 4 July 2020. F01358).



c. 1884 - design catalogue

E. G. Webster & Brother. (c. 1884). Illustrated catalogue and price list of electro silver plate. 91 pp. Brooklyn, NY: E. G. Webster & Brother. (Updated 15 April 2017. A01330.)

c. 1884 - design catalogue reprint

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. (Updated 15 April 2017. A00868; A00871; A01329.) [1]

1886 - news mention

(April 1886). Trade gossip (includes mention of E. G. Webster & Bro. and E. G. Webster & Son). The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 101. (Viewed 6 September 2018. C00269.)

"The firm of E. G. Webster & Bro., having been dissolved, the business will be carried on in New York by E. G. Webster & Son."


1886 or after - design catalogue

E. G. Webster & Son. (1886 or after). [catalogue]. Number of pages unknown. (Holder has this dated as "18xx".) (Viewed 23 December 2016. C00014-36.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. 739.2283 E111c.

1886 or after - scrapbook of catalogue illustrations

E. G. Webster & Son. (1886 or after). [Scrapbook of catalogue illustrations of silverware]. (Holder has this dated as "19th–20th century".) (Updated 15 April 2017. A01322.)

1887 - two advertisements

Boston Variety Store, Washington, DC. (19, 21 November 1887). Advertisement: "... Thanksgiving is coming... E. G. Webster & Bro. ... " [with no illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC). (Viewed 20 October 2018. B01156-58).


1890s

April 1892 - news mention

(20 April 1892). Pittsburgh (mention of E. G. Webster & Son.) The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 23. (Viewed 28 August 2018. H00354.)

"E. G. Webster, representing E. G. Webster & Son, paid his quarterly visit to Pittsburgh last week and reported to your correspondent that business is exceptionally good." (Excerpt in full from above.)


c. 1897 - design catalogue page excerpt

Unidentified company. (c. 1897). [Catalogue page showing one E. G. Webster & Son trinket box illustrated]. [Company description at top of page: "The leading jobber in all reliable makes of American cases and movements", (p. 141 or 441).] (Viewed 23 May 2020. H01658).


1898 advertisements

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1898 - advertisement

H. Batterman, Brooklyn. (12 May 1898). Advertisement: "... Our stock of Plated Tea Sets comprise the pick from such manufacturers as ’ E. G. Webster & Son’ .... " [with no illustrations]. The Newtown Register (Queens, New York), p. 1, col. 2. (Viewed 24 April 2020. C01220).

  • Online - fultonhistory.com. (Search the archive, "Newtown NY Register 1898 Jan-Apr 1899 Grayscale - 0155", and scroll down for the link.)

1898 - advertisement

The Fair, Chicago, IL. (22 May 1898). Advertisement: "A Crash in Silverware. See the prices! ... E. G. Webster & Son’s Silverware... for 25 years they have been recognised as leading makers... " [with possibly relevant abstract illustrations]. Chicago Daily Tribune, p. 37. (Viewed 18 June 2019. F00954).

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1899 - advertisement

The Gamble Desmond Co., presumably New Haven, CT. (15 May 1899). Advertisement: "... A Big Sale of Silverware... E. G. Webster & Son... " Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 4, cols. 5-7. (Viewed 11 October 2018. B00946-47).

1899 - patent - design for a match box or similar article

William H. Barbour, assignor to E. G. Webster and F. H. Webster. (15 August 1899; filed 27 August 1897). Design no. 31,401; serial no. 649,787: Design for a match box or similar article. (Viewed 4 July 2020. F01361).


1900s

1904 advertisements

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1904 - advertisement

Macy’s, New York. (6 April 1904). Advertisement: "... E. [G.] Webster & Sons ..." The Sun (New York), p. 12, middle column. (Viewed 2 October 2018. B00659).

1904 - advertisement

The Gamble-Desmond Co., presumably New Haven, CT. (18 July 1904). Advertisement: "... Fine Quadruple Plated Silverware from E. G. Webster & Sons, the well established Brooklyn firm; the most reliable plated Silverware on the market..." Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), presumably p. 6. (Viewed 14 April 2020. D01120).



1905 - advertisement

S. Kann Sons & Co. (11 October 1905). Advertisement: "... Our Fall Silverware Sale... E. G. Webster" [with unspecified graphical illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 6, cols. 3-7. (Viewed 11 October 2018. B00945).

1906 - advertisement

Walbridge & Co., presumably Buffalo, NY. (20 May 1906). Advertisement: "... Special Sale of Tea Sets... 4-piece Webster Tea Sets... " [with no illustration]. The Buffalo Courier (New York), page number unknown. (Viewed 15 June 2019. F00950-51).

1908-28 - design catalogue

E. G. Webster & Son. (1908-28). Catalogue no. 11. 59 pp. Brooklyn, N.Y. : E.G. Webster & Son. (Updated 15 April 2017. A01326.)

1909 - spotlighted design catalogue

Benj. Allen & Co. (wholesaler). (1909). Annual illustrated price list: Watches, diamonds, jewelry, sterling silver and silver plated ware, cut glass, clocks and optical goods. [Thirty-sixth catalogue. Including "Webster Silver Plate Co." (presumably E. G. Webster & Son), p. 533 (stating "W" after entries means "Webster"), with numerous entries— a full range of hollowware, pp. 535-653).] Chicago: Benj. Allen & Co. (Viewed 29 April 2020. H01254).


1910s

1911 - news mention

(17 July 1911). Hurt by gas explosion [at the silverware plant of E. G. Webster, Atlantic avenue, Brooklyn]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 2, col. 5. (Viewed 11 October 2018. B00944).

1911 - news brief

(17 July 1911). Two explosions in factory ["... in the basement of E. G. Webster & Sons’ silverplating plant at Fifth and Atlantic Avenues, Brooklyn... "] Evening Post (New York), p. 2, col. 4. (Viewed 7 August 2020. L01946).


1920s


E. G. Webster & Son became part of the International Silver Company in 1928. After this date, it is assumed that any design patents utilized by the E. G. Webster & Son division or brand were assigned to the International Silver Company. (See the ISC historical documentation page).




1930s

1938 - spotlighted magazine mention - in Good Housekeeping exhibition house, Garden City, NY

Koues, Helen. (February 1938). Our Garden City exhibition house [c. February 1938; exhibited "plated silver, ’Webster’ reproductions, International Silver Co. (possibly referring to E. G. Webster & Son; items shown in photo of dining room installation; with mention of booklet about the house)]. Good Housekeeping, pp. 54-57, 125. (Viewed 19 November 2018. F00414-19).

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1940s

1944 - advertisement

The Broadway, Los Angeles, CA. (10 December 1944). Advertisement: "Harry W. Smith Collection of Rare and Authentic Old American Silverplate... distinguished Christmas gifts... E. G. Webster (spiderweb mark) basket... " [with no photo]. Los Angeles Times, Part IV, p. 12. (Viewed 8 August 2020. C00903).

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1947 - secondary source

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. (Updated 19 April 2017. DM.)


1950s

c. 1950s - personnel directory brochure

International Silver Company. (c. 1950s). Personnel directory for customers brochure. [Mentions 1847 Rogers Bros., Holmes & Edwards Silver Company, Wm. Rogers & Son, Webster & Wilcox hollowware.] 8 pp. (Viewed 13 August 2017. AAA00633.)


Evidence shows that by 1954 the "Webster-Wilcox" division, combining E. G. Webster & Son and the Wilcox Silver Plate Co., at the International Silver Co. was formed. However, for the historical record, it is incorrectly noted as happening in either 1960 or 1963 in Edmund P. Hogan’s An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company (1977), (pp. 164 & 170). See the 1954 advertisement below.



1954 advertisements

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1954 - advertisement

Schweitzers, San Bernardino, CA. (28 February 1954). Advertisement: "... introducing Essex Manor— a charming new pattern in the fine quality silverplate of the Webster-Wilcox Division, The International Silver Company... " [with illustration of a variety of hollowware in the pattern]. The Sun-Telegram (San Bernardino, California), p. 11, cols. 1-4. (Viewed 16 May 2020. H01552-53).

1954 - advertisement

Crescent Jewelers, San Bernardino, CA. (14 November 1954). Advertisement: "... For a festive Thanksgiving... Magnificent trays... All exquisitely made— all in that exceptionally fine silverplate and craftsmanship of the Webster-Wilcox Division, International Silver Company... " [with abstract illustration showing five trays in the English Scroll and Vintage patterns.] San Bernardino Sun-Telegram, p. 6-S. (Viewed 29 May 2020. H01783).



1955 - advertisement

Joe Koen & Son jewelers, Austin, TX. (27 November 1955). Advertisement: "Holiday Special; This beautiful family punch set... Webster-Wilcox silverplate by The International Silver Co. ..." [with illustration of bowl, tray and ladle]. Austin American (Austin, Texas), p. D6. (Viewed 30 May 2020. F00873).

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1956 advertisements

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1956 - advertisement

Schweitzer’s, San Bernardino, CA. (28 February 1956). Advertisement: "... Proudly presents American Rose, a new pattern in fine slverplated holloware... Webster-Wilcox Division of International Silver Co. ..." [with illustration of tea set, vegetable dish and trays]. San Bernardino Daily Sun, p. 12, cols. 1-3. (Viewed 17 May 2020. H01564).

1956 - advertisement

International Sterling / International Silver Company. (19 March 1956). Advertisement: "International Sets The Loveliest Tables in America... [with photo of Webster-Wilcox Chafing Dish Set]. LIFE magazine, pp. 51-52. (Viewed 26 October 2017. G01616-17.)



1957 advertisements

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1957 - advertisement

Schweitzers, San Bernardino, CA. (31 March 1957). Advertisement: "... New! Joanne... a stunning pattern inspired by French Provincial design... Webster-Wilcox Silverplate of the International Silver Company... " [with several illustrations of hollowware showing the pattern.] San Bernardino Sun-Telegram, p. 8-S. (Viewed 29 May 2020. H01777).

1957 - advertisement

Coulter’s, San Bernardino, CA. (13 October 1957). Advertisement: "... 79th Anniversary sale... Exquisite silverplated trays at big savings... Webster-Wilcox silverplated trays by The International Silver Company. Delightful patterns, dainty floral and scroll borders... " [with illustrations of trays]. The Sun-Telegram (San Bernardino, California), p. 9. (Viewed 13 June 2020. D01301-03).

1957 - advertisement

Schweitzers, San Bernardino, CA. (1 December 1957). Advertisement: "4 pieces of famous ’Dubarry’ America’s best-loved tea and coffee service... Webster-Wilcox Silverplate [/ International Silver Co.] [with illustration of tea and coffee service in the pattern]. The Sun-Telegram (San Bernardino, California), p. C-9. (Viewed 13 June 2020. D0130



1958 - advertisement

Coulter’s, Los Angeles, CA. (19 February 1958). Advertisement: "... Webster Wilcox Silverplate [/ International Silver Co.] ... serving ware in famous ’Joanne’ pattern, including 3-pc. coffee sets, footed trays, platters, 4-pc. tea and coffee sets, sauce sets, and vegetable dishes... " [with no illustrations]. Los Angeles Times, p. A6. (Viewed 6 June 2020. F00874).

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1959 advertisements

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1959 - advertisement

Claude Bennett Jewelers, Atlanta / Buckhead, GA. (15 February 1959). Advertisement: "... Silver Sale! ... Exquisite Dinner Service for Every Need and Purpose in Fine Quality Silverplate... The beautiful Joanne pattern... Webster Wilcox Silverplate by The International Silver Company... " [with abstract illustrations of various pieces of holloware]. Atlanta Constitution (or Atlanta Journal), p. 7A. (Viewed 6 June 2020. F00875).

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1959 - advertisement

Schweitzers, San Bernardino, CA. (1 March 1959). Advertisement: "Schweitzers March-ing Parade of Values; Webster Wilcox Silverplate [/ International Silver Co.] joins the parade, offering amazing savings in Joanne and American Rose Patterns..." [with illustrations showing a variety of hollow ware]. San Bernardino Sun-Telegram, p. A-11. (Viewed 29 May 2020. H01779-82).

1959 - advertisement

The Broadway, Los Angeles area, CA. (22 November 1959). Advertisement: "... International Sterling and Webster-Wilcox Silverplate [/ ISC]; Holiday Teaware Sale... Tea & Coffee Service... [patterns:] Prelude... Joanne... American Rose... Kenilworth... Royal Danish... DuBarry, plain... DuBarry, Floral... " [with illustrations showing the patterns]. Los Angeles Times, p. 33. (Viewed 7 August 2020. F00876).

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1960s

1960 advertisements

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1960 - advertisement

Sage-Allen, Hartford, CT area. (16 October 1960). Advertisement: "Special superb silverplate gifts by famous International... Wilcox [Silver Plate Co. or Webster-Wilcox] silverplate... bread tray... gravy boat and tray... serving platter... covered vegetable dish... [with illustrations of these items]. Hartford Courant, p. 5A. (Viewed 13 June 2019. F00877).

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1960 - advertisement

Crescent Jewelers, San Bernardino, CA. (11 December 1960). Advertisement: "Make it the most memorable Christmas... 15-pc. Paul Revere punch set... Webster Wilcox Silverplate by The International Silver Company..." [with illustration of the punch set]. San Bernardino Sun-Telegram, p. E-11, cols. 6-8. (Viewed 29 May 2020. H01778).



after c. 1960 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (undated, but after c. 1960 when W-W was formed). Webster-Wilcox silverplated hollowware (cat no. WW55). 126 pp. [Current online catalogue record incomplete.] (Updated 11 April 2017. A01476.)

after c. 1960 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (after c. 1960). Fine silver plated holloware .. / Webster-Wilcox Division, The International Silver Company. 16 pp. [DM questions the CHS dating of 1947 as Webster-Wilcox was formed after c. 1960]. (Updated 12 January 2017. A00288; A00527.)

1961 - advertisement

Carson Pirie Scott & Co. (28 September 1961). Advertisement: "... We’ve a magnificant collection of Wm. Rogers [Mfg Co. or & Sons] and Webster Wilcox silverplate by International Silver Company..." [with illustrations]. Chicago Daily Tribune, p. B5. (Viewed 7 August 2020. F00878).

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1963 advertisements

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1963 - advertisement

Crescent Jewelers, San Bernardino, CA. (13 October 1963). Advertisement: "tray sale! ... The International Silver Company... Webster-Wilcox... " [with abstract illustrations of trays]. The Sun-Telegram (San Bernardino, California), p. D-6, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 13 June 2020. D01414-15).

1963 - advertisement

Bennett Jewelers, Atlanta, GA. (21 November 1963). Advertisement: "... A welcome addition for gracious living... Lovely Brandon Hall Gallery tray... Webster-Wilcox Silverplate made by The International Silver Company... " [with illustration of tray]. Atlanta Constitution (Georgia), p. 2. (Viewed 21 July 2020. F00879).

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1963 - advertisement

Bennett Jewelers, Atlanta, GA. (6 December 1963). Advertisement: "... Chafing Dish Parade... Rochelle... Gadroon... Plain... Rococo... [patterns] ... Webster-Wilcox Silverplate made by The International Silver Company... " [with four illustrations showing the patterns.] Atlanta Constitution (Georgia), p. 2. (Viewed 21 July 2020. F00880).

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1963 - advertisement

Webb’s, Glendale, CA. (15 December 1963). Advertisement: "... for Christmas... Webster Wilcox silverplate made by the International Silver Company... water pitcher... gravy set with tray... well & tree platter... double vegetable... 4-pc. tea and coffee service... footed tray... " [with abstract illustrations]. Los Angeles Times, presumably p. A16. (Viewed 7 August 2020. F00881).

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1964 - advertisement

Bennett’s, Atlanta, GA. (22 November 1964). Advertisement: "... Chafing Dish Parade... Rochelle... Gadroon... Plain... Rococo... For elegance in casual entertaining... Webster-Wilcox silverplate by The International Silver Company... " [with four illustrations of chafing dish designs]. Atlanta Constitution, p. 7. (Viewed 13 June 2019. F00883).

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1965 advertisements

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1965 - advertisement

Bullock’s Downtown, Los Angeles, CA. (15 November 1965). Advertisement: "... Holiday gift set by International Sterling [/ International Silver Co.] ... Whitehall Sterling Service with Bonus Tray... Complimentary waiter in Webster-Wilcox silver-plate... " [with illustrations showing International Sterling: two serving spoons and fork, and handles in the following patterns: Angelique, Mademoiselle, Masterpiece, Prelude, Rhapsody, Rose Ballet, and Valencia; and illustration of four-piece service and tray]. Los Angeles Times, p. 16. (Viewed 15 July 2019. F00871).

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1965 - advertisement

May Co. California, Los Angeles area & San Diego, CA. (5 December 1965). Advertisement: "International Sterling [/ International Silver Co.] 44-piece sterling service for 8 ... " [with illustration of handles in the following patterns: Angelique, Joan of Arc, Mademoiselle, Masterpiece, Prelude, Rose Ballet, Royal Danish, Rhapsody, Valancia; and three serving pieces] ... 4-piece sterling tea and coffee service in the Whitehall pattern... handsome serving tray ... in Webster-Wilcox silver plate... " [with abstract illustration of tray]. Los Angeles Times, p. N4. (Viewed 15 July 2019. F00872).

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1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "E. G. Webster & Son" [with marks], (p. 196). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 8 August 2020. L01882-83; L101925).

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "International Silver Co." [with mention of E. G. Webster & Son / E. G. Webster & Bro. / Webster Mfg. Co.], (pp. 82-3). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 12 August 2020. L01882-83 L01900-01).

1967 - advertisement

Fredric H. Rubel / Crescent Jewelers, San Bernardino, CA. (13 August 1967). Advertisement: "... Tray Sale in Webster-Wilcox Silverplate [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with illustrations of 8 trays]. San Bernardino Sun-Telegram (California), p. C-5. (Viewed 29 May 2020. H01786-87).

196? - missing design catalogue

International Silver Company. (196?). Masterpieces in fine silverplated holloware, Webster Wilcox. 88 pp. No copy in public library known to exist. (Viewed 22 November 2016. A01281.)

1968 - magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (December 1968). Figural napkin rings for collectors. Spinning Wheel, pp. 12-14. (Viewed 9 November 2017. AAA00696.)

Illustrations:
> Barbour Silver [Plate] Co. pear and leaves napkin ring (1895).
> Derby Silver Co. bird on wishbone napkin ring (1886).
> Meriden Britannia Company: two reprinted pages from 1882 catalogue showing 13 napkin rings; reprinted excerpt from 1886 catalogue showing figural boy and girl pepper shakers and cat napkin ring; seven others (1873, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1886, 1888).
> Rogers, Smith & Co.: cupids holding napkin ring (1878).
> Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.: two reprinted pages from 1886 catalogue showing 12 napkin rings; another one shown (1879).
> E. G. Webster & Bro. bird napkin ring (1873).
> Wilcox Silver Plate Co. pug with glass eyes napkin ring (1884, another 1873).
> Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. squirrel napkin ring (1889).

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
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"The trend toward ornamenting napkin rings with full round figures started about 1879 and reached its peak about 1886... So popular were these figural napkin rings that in a short three-year period— 1886, 1887, and 1888— five firms in the Meriden, Conn. area offered 82 different designs... By 1900, tastes had changed and the demand for fancy napkin rings dwindled away to nothing..." (Excerpt from above.)


1968 - advertisement

Shockley’s Jewelers, Santa Cruz, CA. (7 April 1968). Advertisement: "... magnificently different pattern... goblet... 5 pc. place setting... Webster-Wilcox... DuBarry... International Sterling... International Silver Company... " [with illustration of goblet and spoon in the pattern]. Santa Cruz Sentinel, p. 25, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 13 June 2020. D01416-17).


1969 advertisements

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1969 - advertisement

Webster-Wilcox / International Silver Co. (January 1969). Advertisement: "... JAN. 25: Water is first fluoridated. Well, some of us never did think water was for drinking... " [with photo of Rococo revival wine cooler]. Town & Country, p. 14. (Viewed 9 June 2019. F00719-20).

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1969 - advertisement

Fredric H. Rubel / Crescent Jewelers, San Bernardino, CA. (30 March 1969). Advertisement: "Heavy weight Paul Revere bowls... Webster Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration of bowls]. The Sun-Telegram (San Bernardino, CA), p. B-7, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 13 June 2020. D01418-19).

1969 - advertisement

Harris’, San Bernardino, Riverside, Redlands, CA. (3 August 1969). Advertisement: "... silverplated trays by Webster-Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with two illustrations of trays]. The Sun-Telegram (San Bernardino, CA), p. A4. (Viewed 7 August 2020. C00919; F00882).



1970s

1970 - advertisement

Shockleys jewelers, Santa Cruz, CA. (4 October 1970). Advertisement: "... Paul Revere Bowls... Fine Quality Webster Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] Silverplate... " [with illustration showing 8 bowls]. Santa Cruz Sentinel (California), p. 14. (Viewed 29 May 2020. H01784-85).

1971 - advertisement

Cramers Jewelers, Ithaca, NY. (19 April 1971). Advertisement: "Best loved gifts for the bride... Sterling - Stainless - Silverplate... International... Webster Wilcox... " [with no product related illustrations]. Ithaca Journal (New York), p. A-4, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 18 April 2020. E00962).

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1974 - magazine article

Hogan, E. P. (June 1974). Spittoons or cuspidors. Spinning Wheel, p. 46. [Reprinted illustrations of spittoons by Meriden Britannia (1855); additionally short mention: Other makers, such as Meriden Silver Plate Co., E. G. Webster & Bro. ... also made them— even as late as 1886."] It is possible that this article is more than one page.] (9 November 2017. AAA00695.)

  • Offline, "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
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1975 - E. G. Webster & Son in exhibitions

(c. 1975). Forms in metal: 275 years of metalsmithing in America exhibition catalogue. [Exhibition dates: 17 January - 2 March 1975, Finch College Museum of Art, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York; 16 March - 20 April 1975, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. (Viewed 17 October 2016. AAA00361.)

1977 - secondary source

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. (Updated 19 April 2017. DM.)


1979 advertisements

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1979 - advertisement

International Silver Company, Factory Stores, Meriden, Bridgeport & Norwalk, CT. (11 March 1979). Advertisement: "Teaware Sale... International Pewter... Webster Wilcox Silverplate... International Silverplate... Also Available Craftmetal and 24 kt. Gold Electroplate... " [with three abstract illustrations of coffee / tea sets]. Hartford Courant, p. 7E. (Viewed 12 June 2019. F00886).

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1979 - advertisement

Buffums, Los Angeles area & San Diego, CA. (20 December 1979). Advertisement: "... Silverplated gallery server and oven-proof dish by Webster Wilcox... " [/ International Silver Co.] [with no illustration]. Los Angeles Times, p. B4. (Viewed 13 June 2019. F00887).

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1980s

1980 - book mention

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. (Updated 19 April 2017. DM.)


1980 advertisements

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1980 - advertisement

Bullock’s, Los Angeles area, California. (6 May 1980). Advertisement: "... Webster Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] presents silverplated gifts... bell trivet... tea bell... candlesnuffer... bridal chamberstick... " [with illustrations]. Los Angeles Times, p. F8. (Viewed 21 July 2020. F00888).

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1980 - advertisement

Buffums, Los Angeles area, CA. (5 June 1980). Advertisement: "For special occasions... Webster Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] silverplated serving trays... " [with abstract illustration showing three trays]. Los Angeles Times, p. G18. (Viewed 7 August 2020. F00889).

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1981 articles

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1981 - article

(21 March 1981). Insilco laying off 200 workers, shutting Webster Wilcox plant. ["... The division was set up as a separate subsidiary with the 1979 reorganization of International Silver Co., which is an Insilco subsidiary in its own right. A second unit, World Tableware International Inc. was set up at the same time to make silverware for hotels, restuarants and other institutional customers... "] Hartford Courant, p. C7. (Viewed 21 July 2020. F00890).

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1981 - news brief

(2 July 1981). Oneida buys Insilco unit. Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada), p. B11. (Viewed 21 July 2020. F00885).

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"Oneida Ltd. of Oneida, N. Y. has purchased the business of Webster Wilcox Corp. but has no plans to reopen the company’s plant in Meriden, Conn. ... they said the transaction does not involve plans to operate the Webster Wilcox plant, which has been closed since March 21... "




1981 advertisements

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1981 - advertisement

Webster Wilcox / International Silver Co. Factory Store, Meriden, CT. (15 March 1981). Advertisement: "... Tea and Coffee Services... Silverplate; Gold Electroplate; Pewter... " [with abstract illustrations of three coffee / tea services]. Hartford Courant, B7. (Viewed 9 June 2019. F00752).

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1981 - advertisement

Gertz, Long Island, NY area. (19 March 1981). Advertisement: "... 4-piece silverplated hostess set; includes 3 silverplated utensils and round glass serving plate. By Webster Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] ..." [with abstract illustration]. Newsday (Long Island, New York), p. 16. (Viewed 7 August 2020. F00892).

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1981 - advertisement

Bullock’s, Los Angeles area, CA. (14 April 1981). Advertisement: "... International Silverplated Holloware... Webster-Wilcox tray... sandwich tray... bread tray... butter dish... gravy boat... cake stand... pie plate... center bowl... " [with illustrations of mentioned objects]. Los Angeles Times, p. C5. (Viewed 21 July 2019. F00891).

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1981 - advertisement

Webster Wilcox / International Silver Co. (3 May 1981). Advertisement: "The Factory Sale of the Century... Silverplate, Stainless, Pewter, Brass... 500 South Broad St., Meriden, CT ..." [with several abstract illustrations]. Hartford Courant, p. B6. (Viewed 9 June 2019. F00753).

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2000s

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "Brooklyn Silver Plate Co." [mark used on napkin rings made by E. G. Webster & Son (c. 1895-1900)] [with marks], (p. 38). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 2 August 2020. L01968-69).

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "E. G. Webster & Son" [with marks], E. G. Webster & Bros., Webster Mfg. Co., Webster-Wilcox, Oneida Silversmiths, Brooklyn S. P. Co., (p. 270). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 17 August 2017. A02892a,b.)

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "International Silver Company" [with mention of E. G. Webster & Son / E. G. Webster & Bro. / Webster Mfg. Co.], (p. 116-20). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 8 August 2020. A02925a-c(-)27a-c).

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "Oneida Sterling", Webster Wilcox, (p. 176-77). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 2 August 2020. A02940a,b; A02941a,b)


Footnote:
[1] See Thompson, Eleanor McD. (1991). Guide to the microfiche edition of trade catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, part 2 (online), (entry no. 3121). 184 pp. 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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