Edward Miller & Co. design catalogues and historical information

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Edward Miller & Co. lamp


Above, c. 1900 illustration on p. 43 in the 1995 Miller Company history book, listed below. The original source is not specified.


MILLER CO., EDWARD
This business was started by Horatio N. Howard in 1844. One year later it was sold to Edward Miller. Edward Miller & Co., a corporation was organize in 1866, with a capital of $200,000 [...] and have since 1885 been the manufacturers of that well known lamp the "Rochester," and now are putting upon the market the crowning effort in the line of great lamps, "The Miller," [...] The factory turns out immense quantities of lamp goods and trimmings of every description, brass kettles and numerous small articles are also made. A Rolling mill is connected with the factory [...] One of the best equipped Brass Foundries in the State forms part of the plant, and altogether the business gives employment to about 700 persons. [...] Its officers at present are, President, Edward Miller; Secretary and Treasurer, Edward Miller, Jr.; Assistant Treasurer, Benj. C. Kennard; Superintendant, R.T. Lattin; Assistant Superintendent, Arthur E. Miller.’

— D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). "Miller Co., Edward.", (p. 211), also building illustration on another page. In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. See entry below. (Updated 11 October 2017. A00085-87.)



Edward Miller & Co. design catalogues and historical information (by year)


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1840s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1844-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 20 April 2019.)


1850s

1855-1871 - company records

Edward Miller & Co. records, 1855-1871. (10 linear feet; 41 volumes. Updated 17 April 2017. A00019.)

1856 - missing design catalogue

Meriden Britannia Company. (1856). [Catalogue]. Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. [1]

1856 - design catalogue excerpt

Meriden Britannia Company. (1856). Reprinted page of catalogue (1856). In Scheips, Marguerite T. 1995). The Miller Company: The first 150 years, (p. 20). Miller Company: Meriden, CT. (Updated 19 April 2017. A02239.)


1860s

1860 - patent - device for securing lamp-chimneys

John J. Marcy, assignor to Edward Miller. (4 December 1860). Letters patent no. 30,856: Device for securing lamp-chimneys. (Viewed 14 March 2018. AAA01131).


1862 patents

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1862 - patent - hand lamp and lantern

John J. Marcy, assignor to Edward Miller. (18 March 1962). Design no. 1549: Hand lamp and lantern. (Viewed 14 March 2018. AAA01132).

1862 - patent - improved spring-catch for lamp-chimneys

Merwin Fowler, assignor to Edward Miller. (17 June 1862). Letters patent no. 35,649: Improved spring-catch for lamp-chimneys. (Viewed 14 March 2018. AAA01133).



1863 - patent - improvement in lamp-burners

John J. Marcy, assignor to Edward Miller. (21 July 1863). Letters patent no. 39,320: Improvement in lamp-burners. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01228).


1866 patents

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1866 - patent - improvement in lamp-burners

John J. Marcy, assignor to Edward Miller. (4 December 1866). Reissue no. 2412; original letters patent no. 39,320 (21 July 1863): Improvement in lamp-burners. (Viewed 29 April 2018. AAA02701).

1866 - patent - improvement in lamp burner

J. J. Marcy, assignor to Edward Miller. (4 December 1866). Letters patent no. 60,215: Improvement in lamp burner. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01229).



1867 patents

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1867 - patent - improvement in lamp-shade clasps

John J. Marcy, assignor to E. Miller and Company. (2 July 1867). Letters patent no. 66,366: Improvement in lamp-shade clasps. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01231).

1867 - patent - improvement in lamp-burners

George E. Baldwin, assignor to E. Miller and Company. (10 December 1867). Letters patent no. 71,949: Improvement in lamp-burners. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01230).



1868 - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (August 1, 1868). Price list of Edward Miller & Co. ..., manufacturers of coal oil burners, lamp trimmings, tinmen’s hardware, machine oilers. 24 pp. (Updated 17 April 2017. A00742; A01071.)


1868 patents

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1868 - patent - improvement in oil-cans

J. J. Marcy, assignor to E. Miller & Co. (7 April 1868). Letters patent no. 76,483: Improvement in oil-cans. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01237).

1868 - patent - improvements in lanterns

Thomas Langston, assignor to E. Miller & Company. (26 May 1868). Letters patent no. 78,378: Improvements in lanterns. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01238).

1868 - patent - improvement in machine for burnishing and spinning metals

Frederick J. Seymour, assignor to himself and E. Miller & Company. (11 August 1868). Letters patent no. 80,836: Improvement in machine for burnishing and spinning metals. (Viewed 5 February 2019. D00771).

1868 - patent - improvement in lubricators

Norman W. Pomeroy, assignor to Edward Miller. (6 October 1868). Reissue no. 3154; original letters patent no. 15,775 (23 September 1856): Improvement in lubricators. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00790).

1868 - patent - improvement in tubes for oilers

Frederick J. Seymour, assignor to E. Miller & Company. (29 December 1868). Letters patent no. 85,484: Improvement in tubes for oilers. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02934).



1869 advertisements

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1869 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (26 March 1869). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Coal Oil burners, Tinmen’s Hardware, Machine Oilers... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 5. (Viewed 16 July 2019. H01092).

1869 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (2 October 1869). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Coal Oil Burners, Tinmen’s Hardware, Machine Oilers... Exclusive manufacturers of the Excelsior Sun Hinge Burner... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 3. (Viewed 21 July 2019. C01092).

1869 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (1 December 1869). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Coal Oil Burners, Tinmen’s Hardware, Machine Oilers... Exclusive manufacturers of the Excelsior Sun Hinge Burner... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 3. (Viewed 21 July 2019. C01094).



1869 patents

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1869 - patent - improvement in machine for spinning tapering tubes of sheet-metal

Frederick [J.] Seymour, assignor to himself and E. Miller & Co. (26 January 1869). Letter patent no. 86,182: Improvement in machine for spinning tapering tubes of sheet-metal. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01239).

1869 - patent - improvement in machine for spinning-metal

J. J. Marcy, assignor to himself and E. Miller and Company. (27 April 1869). Letters patent no. 89,491: Improvement in machine for spinning-metal. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01240).




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1870s

1870 advertisements

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1870 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (14 September 1870). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Coal Oil Burners, Tinmen’s Hardware, Machine Oilers... Exclusive manufacturers of the Excelsior Sun Hinge Burner... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 4. (Viewed 23 July 2019. C01105).

1870 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (5 December 1870). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Coal Oil Burners, Tinmen’s Hardware, Machine Oilers... No. 249 Pearl street, New York. Manufactory, Meriden, Conn." [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 4. (Viewed 16 July 2019. H01096).



1870 - historical information

Davis, Charles Henry Stanley. (1870). "Edward Miller & Co." section, (pp. 489-90). In History of Wallingford, Conn. From its settlement in 1670 to the present time: Including Meriden, which was one of its parishes until 1806, and Cheshire, which was incorporated in 1780. (Also see "Manufactures section": pp. 472-495.) (Viewed 17 November 2016. A00793-94.)


1870 patents

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1870 - patent - improvement in oil-can vent-spouts

J. J. Marcy, assignor to himself and E. Miller & Co. (18 January 1870). Letters patent no. 98,986: Improvement in oil-can vent-spouts. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01974).

1870 - patent - improvement in machine for spinning sheet metal

John J. Marcy, assignor to E. Miller & Co. (15 March 1970). Letters patent no. 100,912: Improvement in machine for spinning sheet metal. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00781).



1871 advertisements

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1871 - classified advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (4 July 1871). Classified advertisement: "Wanted— a metal spinner to go to Chicago. Apply to Edward Miller & Co, 104 Chambers st. The New York Herald (New York), unknown page number, col. 2. (Viewed 29 May 2019. C00822-23).

1871 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (6 September 1871). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Coal Oil Burners, Tinmen’s Hardware, Machine Oilers... Exclusive manufacturers of the Excelsior Sun Hinge Burner... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 4. (Viewed 23 July 2019. C01117).

1871 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (5 December 1871). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Coal Oil Burners, Tinmen’s Hardware, Machine Oilers... Exclusive manufacturers of the Excelsior Sun Hinge Burner... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 4. (Viewed 21 July 2019. C01088).



1872 advertisements

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1872 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (2 October 1872). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Coal Oil Burners, Tinmen’s Hardware, Machine Oilers... Exclusive manufacturers of the Excelsior Sun Hinge Burner... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 7. (Viewed 24 July 2019. C01119).

1872 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (6 December 1872). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Coal Oil Burners, Tinmen’s Hardware, Machine Oilers... Exclusive manufacturers of the Excelsior Sun Hinge Burner... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 7. (Viewed 24 July 2019. C01120).



1872 patents

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1872 - patent - improvement in lamps

Orson N. Perkins, assignor to E. Miller & Co. (13 August 1872). Letters patent no. 130,530: Improvement in lamps. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01244).

1872 - patent - improvements in tops for oil-cans

Merwin Fowler, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (1 October 1872). Letters patents no. 131,748: Improvements in tops for oil-cans. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01245).

1872 - patent - improvement in vapor-burners

Orson N. Perkins, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (12 November 1872). Letters patent no. 133,051: Improvement in vapor-burners. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01246).

1872 - patent - improvement in shade-holders for lamps

Orson N. Perkins, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (10 December 1872). Letters patent no. 133,885: Improvement in shade-holders for lamps. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01247).



1873 advertisements

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1873 - two advertisements

Edward Miller & Co. (12 & 19 February 1873). Advertisements: "Guardian Safety Lamp. Principle entirely new... Adapted to all household purposes, Churches, Hotels, Factories, etc. ... Large profits to Agents... Edward Miller & Co., 104 Chambers St., New York" [with no illustration]. The Christian Union (New York) newspaper. (Viewed 29 May 2019. C00824-25; C00827).

  • See worldcat.org for locations: 12 February 1873, p. 4, col. 4; 19 February 1873, p. 4, col. 4.

1873 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (10 April 1873). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Coal Oil Burners, Tinmen’s Hardware, Machine Oilers... Exclusive manufacturers of the Excelsior Sun Hinge Burner... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 7. (Viewed 26 July 2019. C01132).

1873 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (4 September 1873). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Coal Oil Burners, Tinmen’s Hardware, Machine Oilers... Exclusive manufacturers of the Excelsior Sun Hinge Burner... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 4. (Viewed 3 August 2019. H01107).



1873 patents

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1873 - patent - improvement in lamps

Joshua E. Ambrose, assignor to Sarah Ambrose and Edward Miller. (20 May 1873; filed 12 February 1873). Reissue 5412; original letters patent no. 30,381 (16 October 1860): Improvement in lamps. (Viewed 29 April 2018. AAA02704).

1873 - patent - design for lamp-stand

William H. Perkins, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (9 September 1873; filed 4 June 1873). Design no. 6876: Design for lamp-stand. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01234).

1873 - patent - improvement in lamps

Orson N. Perkins, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (28 October 1873; filed 30 April 1873). Letters patent no. 144,132: Improvement in lamps. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01233).



1874 patents

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1874 - patent - improvement in lanterns

Thomas Langston, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (24 March 1874; filed 28 January 1874). Letters patent no. 148,964: Improvement in lanterns. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01232).

1874 - patent - improvements in oil-cans

Orson N. Perkins and Albert S. Perkins, assignors to Edward Miller & Co. (9 June 1874; filed 22 April 1874). Letters patent no. 153,604: Improvements in oil-cans. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02566).

1874 - patent - improvement in lanterns

Thomas Langston, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (29 September 1874; filed 4 September 1874). Letters patent no. 155,527: Improvement in lanterns. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01236).



1875 - bird’s eye view map

O.H. Bailey & Co. (1875). City of Meriden, Conn 1875: [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", including "20. Edward Miller & Co."] (Viewed 21 May 2020. A00048; A01099; H01632-34).


1875 patents

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1875 - patent - improvement in globe-holders for lamps

Russell B. Perkins, assignor to E. Miller & Co. (9 February 1875; filed 16 December 1874). Letters patent no. 159,608: Improvement in globe-holders for lamps. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01248).

1875 - patent - improvements in oilers

Russell B. Perkins, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (15 June 1875; filed 4 May 1875). Letters patent no. 164,589: Improvements in oilers. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01249).

1875 - patent - improvement in lamp-filling-can tops

Orson N. Perkins, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (14 December 1875; filed 30 November 1875). Letters patent no. 171,165: Improvement in lamp-filling-can tops. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01250).



1876 - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (1876). Price list ... sheet brass, German silver ... [trade catalogue]. 59 pp. (Updated 17 April 2017. A00732.)

1876 - book mention - Edward Miller & Co. in Philadelphia exhibition

(1876). List of awards made by the United States Centennial Commission to the American Exhibitors, International Exhibition, 1876, at Philadelphia (exhibition dates: 10 May - 10 November 1876). [Listed: Edward Miller, (p. 107). The actual award received is not indicated in this text.] 134 pp. S. T. Souder & Company: Philadelphia. (Viewed 16 June 2016. A00841-42.)

1876 - book mention - Edward Miller & Co. in Philadelphia exhibition

(1877). Souvenir of the Centennial exhibition [1876]: Connecticut’s representation at Philadelphia (exhibition dates: 10 May - 10 November 1876). [Core section: pp 99-111; also see exhibits list: pp. 124-27; Exhibitors including Edward Miller & Co. (p. 126) Geo. D. Curtis: Hartford, CT. (Viewed 25 June 2016. A00965-75.)


1876 patents

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1876 - patent - improvement in lamps

Joshua E. Ambrose, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (11 January 1876; filed 9 December 1875). Reissue no. 6844; original letters patent no. 30,381 (16 October 1860): Improvement in lamps. (Viewed 29 April 2018. AAA02702).

1876 - patent - design for cigar-light

George A. Woods, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (1 August 1876; filed 24 July 1876). Design no. 9421: Design for cigar-light. (Viewed 29 April 2018. AAA02703).

1876 - patent - improvement in shade-holders

Orson N. Perkins, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (31 October 1876; filed 14 August 1876). Letters patent no. 183,965: improvement in shade-holders. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01241).



1877 - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (1877). Illustrated catalogue of bronzed parlor ornaments. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 28 June 2018. A02340; AAA03376-08.)



"The company continued to flourish through the 1870’s and even more in the 1880’s. New buildings were added, new departments were started, and new stores were opened at 56-58 Park Place and 51-53 Barclay Street in New York City. Stores were opened in Boston (at 38 Pearl Street) and in Chicago, and salesrooms were opened in Philadelphia and San Francisco..."

"[Later] Edward Miller and Company not only was selling its products in the United States, but also exporting them to Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. In the 1890’s the company even had an agent, John Hodsall, in Buenos Aires."

—Scheips, Marguerite T. (Research by Allen L. Weathers). (1995). The Miller Company: The first 150 years, (p. 31 & 34). Miller Company: Meriden, CT.


1877 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (21 December 1877). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Artistic Bronzes, Lamps, Gas Portables, and a large variety of goods suitable for HOLIDAY GIFTS..." [with no illustrations]. The Evening Post, p. 1, col. 4. (Viewed 27 May 2019. H00995-96).



1878 patents

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1878 - patent - design for a statuette

Truman H. Bartlett, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (5 March 1878; filed 12 April 1877). Design no. 10,505; Design for a statuette. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01894).

1878 - patent - design for a statuette

George S. Barkentin, assignor to E. Miller & Co. (12 March 1878; filed 18 February 1878). Design no. 10,513: Design for a statuette. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00786).

1878 - patent - improvement in lamp-burners

Russell B. Perkins, assignor to E. Miller & Co. (16 April 1878; filed 18 February 1878). Letters patent no. 202,580: Improvement in lamp-burners. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01242).



1879 - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (1879). Illustrated catalogue of bronze stand lamps, and cigar lighters. Approx. 56 pp. (Viewed 28 June 2018. AAA03376-09).

1879 - price list

Edward Miller & Co. (1879). Addition to list of 1879. Illustrated price list of bronze stand lamps and cigar lighters. Approx. 35 pp. (Viewed 28 June 2018. AAA03376-10).

1879-80 - Edward Miller & Co. in Sydney International Exhibition

Commission of the United States. (1879). Sydney International Exhibition: United States Court - Official catalogue of exhibits. (For E. Miller & Co., see pp. 10, 19. Unspecified "Bronzed Kerosene Lamps, Oil Cans" and "Ornamental Bronzed Statuettes" exhibited.) (Viewed 2 March 2017. A01524-27.)

1879 - patent - improvement in extension-lamps

Louis Hornberger, assignor to E. Miller & Co. (14 October 1879; filed 19 July 1879). Letter patent no. 220,535: Improvement in extension-lamps. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01243).


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1880s

1880 - price list

Edward Miller &Co. (1880). Price list of Edward Miller & Co., manufacturers of sheet brass, kerosene and fluid burners, lamp and lantern trimmings, brass kettles, machine oilers, tinners’ hardware, etc. Approx. 64 pp. (Viewed 28 June 2018. AAA03376-06).

1880 - catalogue - Edward Miller & Co. in Melbourne 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 "E. Miller & Co." (Class 25.— Bronzes and various Art Castings and Repousse Work, & Class 27.— Apparatus and Processes for Heating and Lighting) (p. 235).] Viewed 28 June 2016. [A00997-1000]

1880 - spotlighted news mention - E. Miller & Co. in Sydney Exhibition

(1 August 1880). Americans in Australia: Prizes to United States exhibitors at Sydney [with mention: "Highly Commended... E. Miller & Co. ..."]. New York Times, p. 5. (Viewed 4 January 2019. D00540).

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1880 - news mention

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

1880 - classified advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (13 February 1880). Classified advertisement: "Brass molders wanted— None but skilled workmen need make application. Apply to Edward Miller & Co... Meriden, Conn. ..." Hartford Courant, p. 1, col. 5. (Viewed 29 May 2019. C00826).

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1880 patents

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1880 - patent - lantern

Thomas Langston, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (17 February 1880; filed 26 August 1879). Letters patent no. 224,703: Lantern. (Viewed 20 March 2018. AAA01336).

1880 - patent - lantern

Russell B. Perkins, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (14 September 1880; filed 6 May 1880). Letters patent no. 232,295: Lantern. (Viewed 20 March 2018. AAA01337).

1880 - patent - lantern

Russell B. Perkins, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (30 November 1880; filed 11 October 1880). Letters patent no. 234,926: Lantern. (Viewed 20 Maech 2018. AAA01338).



1881 - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (1881). Illustrated catalogue of bronzed parlor ornaments. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 17 April 2017. A00733.)

1881 - design catalogue reprint

Edward Miller & Co. (1881). Reprint of Illustrated catalogue: Bronzed, decorated and real bronze lamps and cigar lighters. Fairweather Antiques, Meriden (1976). 100 pp. (Updated 17 April 2017. A01461; A02237.)

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. 10 pp. (Viewed 10 March 2016. A00017; A00717.)

1881 - illustrations of buildings

Porter, Wils (lithographer). (1881). Illustrations of Edward Miller & Co. and Edward Miller 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 - news mention

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

1881 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (1 December 1881). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Fine Lamps, Bronze Ornaments, Burner Goods, Sheet Brass, Tinner’s Hardware, Lanterns, Etc. ... Salesrooms— 35 Warren St., Cor. Church, New York... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 7. (Viewed 8 August 2019. H01148).

1882 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (2 March 1882). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Fine Lamps, Bronze Ornaments, Burner Goods, Sheet Brass, Tinner’s Hardware, Lanterns, Etc. ... Salesrooms— 35 Warren St., Cor. Church, New York... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 1. (Viewed 9 August 2019. H01154).


1882 patents

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1882 - patent - wick-tube

Charles A. Kinney, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (25 April 1882; filed 17 March 1882). Letters patent no. 257,021: Wick-tube. (Viewed 20 March 2018. AAA01347).

1882 - patent - lantern

Charles A. Kinney, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (6 June 1882; filed 30 March 1882). Letters patent no. 259,170: Lantern. (Viewed 20 March 2018. AAA01348).

1882 - patent - design for a lantern

Charles A. Kinney, assignor to Edw. Miller & Co. (27 June 1882; filed 1 May 1882). Design no. 13,008: Design for a lantern. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01972).

1882 - patent - lamp-burner

Charles A. Kinney, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (29 August 1882; filed 31 July 1882). Letters patent no. 263,534: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 20 March 2018. AAA01349).



1883 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (15 February 1883). Advertisement: "Edward Miller & Co., Manufacturers of Fine Lamps, Bronze Ornaments, Burner Goods..." [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, column 7. (Viewed 9 September 2017. G00258).


1883 patents

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1883 - patent - lantern

Thomas Langston, assignor to Edw. Miller & Co. (12 June 1883; filed 16 March 1883). Letters patent no. 279,403: Lantern. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01973).

1883 - patent - lantern

Thomas Langston, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (14 August 1883; filed 5 July 1883). Letters patent no. 283,258: Lantern. (Viewed 20 March 2018. AAA01352).

1883 - patent - lantern

Thomas Langston, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (4 September 1883; filed 30 June 1883). Letters patent no. 284,442: Lantern. (Viewed 20 March 2018. AAA01353).

1883 - patent - lamp-fixture

Russell B. Perkins, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (11 September 1883; filed 5 July 1883). Letters patent no. 284,889: Lamp-fixture. (Viewed 20 March 2018. AAA01354).

1883 - patent - chandelier

Russell B. Perkins, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (11 September 1883; filed 5 July 1883). Letters patent no. 284,890: chandelier. (Viewed 20 March 2018. AAA01355).

1883 - patent - extension-chandelier

Russell B. Perkins, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (25 September 1883; filed 5 July 1883). Letters patent no. 285,668: extension-chandelier. (Viewed 20 March 2018. AAA01355).

1883 - patent - convertible lamp and gas fixture

Charles A. Holbrook. (2 October 1883; filed 23 June 1883). Letters patent no. 286,007: Convertible lamp and gas fixture. (Viewed 20 March 2018. AAA01356).

1883 - patent - shade-holder

Orson N. Perkins, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (2 October 1883; filed 6 August 1883). Letters patent no. 286,063: Shade-holder. (Viewed 20 March 2018. AAA01357).

1883 - patent - extension lamp-fixture

Russell B. Perkins, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (20 November 1883; filed 20 August 1883). Letters patent no. 288,852: Extension lamp-fixture. (Viewed 20 March 2018. AAA01358).

1883 - patent - extension-chandelier

Henry O. Winslow, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (18 December 1883; filed 8 October 1883). Letters patent no. 290,618: Extension-chandelier. (Viewed 20 March 2018. AAA01359).

1883 - patent - extension-chandelier

Louis Hornberger, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (25 December 1883; filed 10 September 1883). Letters patent no. 290,883: Extension-chandelier. (Viewed 20 March 2018. AAA01360).



1884 - patent - hanging lamp

Russell B. Perkins, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (1 July 1884; filed 14 January 1884). Letters patent no. 301,265: Hanging lamp. (Viewed 20 March 2018. AAA01361).

1884 - map

(1884). Meriden, Connecticut map. (p. 10 showing Centre street and E. Miller & Co. site.). Sanborn Map & Publishing Co. 14 leaves. (Viewed 21 November 2016. A01026; AAA00008.)


1885 patents

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1885 - patent - extension lamp-fixture

Russell B. Perkins, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (3 February 1885; filed 18 August 1884). Letters patent no. 311,779: Extension lamp-fixture. (Viewed 20 March 2018. AAA01350).

1885 - patent - extension chandelier

Roland L. Brewer, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (21 April 1885; filed 9 February 1885). Letters patent no. 316,230: Extension chandelier. (Viewed 20 March 2018. AAA01351).



1886 patents

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1886 - patent - suspension device for lamps

Roland L. Brewer, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (2 February 1886; filed 16 November 1885). Letters patent no. 335,107; serial no. 182,914: Suspension device for lamps. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01392).

1886 - patent - lamp-hanger

Charles A. Kinney, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (16 February 1886; filed 31 August 1885). Letters patent no. 336,326; serial no. 175,694: Lamp-hanger. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01393).

1886 - patent - shade-holder

Russell B. Perkins, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (13 April 1886; filed 8 February 1886). Letters patent no. 339,923; serial no. 191,147: Shade-holder. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01394).

1886 - patent - shade-ring for hanging lamps

Charles A. Kinney, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (11 May 1886; filed 9 March 1886). Letters patent no. 341,661; serial no. 194,610: Shade-ring for hanging lamps. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01395).

1886 - patent - suspension device for lamps

Russell B. Perkins, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (18 May 1886; filed 7 September 1885). Letters patent no. 342,132; serial no. 176,385: Suspension device for lamps. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01396).

1886 - patent - lamp-shade ornament

George L. Cooper, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (30 November 1886; filed 2 August 1886). Letters patent no. 353,480; serial no. 209,730: Lamp-shade ornament. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01397).



1886 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (16 December 1886). Advertisement: "Christmas Presents... Best Lamp Made. The ’Rochester’... " [with no illustrations]. New York Tribune (New York, NY), p. 8, col. 6. (Viewed 28 May 2019. C00812-13).

1887 - advertisement and directory listings

Edward Miller & Co. (1887). Advertisement: "Manufacturers of the ’Rochester’ Lamps... [etc.]... " [with no illustrations]. In Meriden directory for 1887, (p. 315). [Also, directory listings on pp. 218 (Brass Goods Mfrs.; Bronze Goods Mfrs.), 219 (Bronze Lamp Mfrs.), 221 (Chandelier Mfrs.), 234 (Hardware Manufacturers), 236 (Kerosene Fixture Mfrs.), 250 (Sheet Brass and Tinners’ Hardware); p. 277 (stock company listing).] Price, Lee & Co.: New Haven, CT. (Viewed 21 May 2020. H01590; H01595; H01620-25; H01627).


1887 patents

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1887 - patent - lamp

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (8 February 1887; filed 27 September 1886). Letters patent no. 357,412; serial no. 214,620: Lamp. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01398).

1887 - patent - hanging lamp

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (19 April 1887; filed 6 January 1887). Letters patent no. 361,546; serial no. 223,600: Hanging lamp. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01399).

1887 - patent - central-draft lamp

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (7 June 1887; filed 24 January 1887). Letters patent no. 364,438; serial no. 225,264: Central-draft lamp. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01507).

1887 - patent - lamp-standard

Charles Maschmeyer, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (5 July 1887; filed 30 March 1887). Letters patent no. 366,014; serial no. 232,961: Lamp-standard. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01508).

1887 - patent - wick-raiser

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (1 November 1887; filed 15 April 1887). Letters patent no. 372,639; serial no. 234,875: Wick-raiser. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01509).

1887 - patent - shade-holder

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (15 November 1887; filed 2 May 1887). Letters no. 373,154; serial no. 236,828: Shade-holder. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01510).

1887 - patent - hanging lamp

Louis Hornberger and George L. Cooper, assignors to Edward Miller & Company. (27 December 1887; filed 13 January 1887). Letters patent no. 375,536; serial no. 224,173: Hanging lamp. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01511).



1887-1900 - patents

Edward Miller & Co. (1887-1900). [Collection of oil lamp patents, 1887-1900]. [Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent Office, 1887-1900]. (Updated 17 April 2017. A00018.)

1888 - spotlighted news mention - Edward Miller & Co. in Danbury Fair

(12 October 1888). The Danbury Fair [with mention: "Edward Miller & Co., Meriden, Conn., showed to great advantage their very high grade of brass and bronze work". Turf, Field, and Farm, p. 47. (Viewed 24 November 2018. D00607).

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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 advertisements

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July 1888 - twenty advertisements in Uruguay

John Hodsoll (lamp seller), 187 Calle Maipú, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (3-7, 10-14, 17-18, 19-20, 24-28, 31 July 1888). Advertisement showing three Edward Miller & Co. lamps. The Express newspaper (English language, Montevideo, Uruguay), p. 4. [Presumably advertisements ran everyday in the month except Sundays and Mondays]. (Viewed 16 August 2018. L0527-52).



1888 patents

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1888 - patent - lamp-burner

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (20 March 1888; filed 25 April 1887). Letters patent no. 379,813; serial no. 236,038: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02567).

1888 - patent - hanging lamp

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (20 March 1888; filed 27 June 1887). Letters patent no. 379,908; serial no. 242,570: Hanging lamp. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02568).

1888 - patent - lantern

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (15 May 1888; filed 31 May 1887). Letters patent no. 382,831; serial no. 239,727: Lantern. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02569).

1888 - patent - extension lamp-fixture

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (29 May 1888; filed 30 November 1887). Letters patent no. 383,769; serial no. 256,511: Extension lamp-fixture. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02570).

1888 - patent - ornamented metallic surface

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (12 June 1888; filed 31 May 1887). Letters patent no. 384,282; serial no. 239,726: Ornamented metallic surface. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02571).

1888 - patent - barometric reservoir.

Frank Rhind, assignor of one-half to Edward Miller & Company. (24 July 1888; filed Letters patent no. 386,657; serial no. 246,096: Barometric reservoir. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02935).

1888 - patent - central-draft lamp

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (24 July 1888; filed 19 September 1887). Letters patent no. 386,658; serial no. 250,047: Central-draft lamp. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02572).

1888 - patent - lamp-standard

William E. Hammond and J. Gilbert Merriam, assignors to Edward Miller & Company. (21 August 1888; filed 8 March 1888). Letters patent no. 388,195; serial no. 266,545: Lamp-standard. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02573).

1888 - patent - central-draft lamp

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (28 August 1888; filed 23 January 1888). Letters patent no. 388,445; serial no. 261,622: Central-draft lamp. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02574).

1888 - patent - suspension device for lamps

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (11 September 1888; filed 26 March 1888). Letters patent no. 389,409; serial no. 268,527: Suspension device for lamps. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02575).

1888 - patent - lamp-extinguisher

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (2 October 1888; filed 4 June 1887). Letters patent no. 390,254; serial no. 240,247: Lamp-extinguisher. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02576).

1888 - patent - hanging lamp

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (13 November 1888; filed 15 November 1887). Letters patent no. 392,969; serial no. 255,257: Hanging lamp. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02577).

1888 - patent - extension lamp-fixture

Frank Rhind, assignor of one-half to Edward Miller & Company. (20 November 1888). Re-issued letters patent no. 10,967; original no. 383,769; serial no. 280,846 (23 July 1888): Extension lamp-fixture. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00791).

1888 - patent - hanging lamp

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (18 December 1888; filed 31 May 1888). Letters patent no. 394,882; serial no. 275,616: Hanging lamp. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02578).



1889 - seven product illustrations

Edward Miller & Co. (1889). Seven illustrations of lighting. [on sales sheet or from unknown trade catalogue]. (Ref. code: EP001.12.013.004.008. Viewed 10 October 2017. G01280.)

1889 - pamphlet

Edward Miller & Co. (1889). Pamphlet: Rochester Lamp. (Ref. code: EP001.01.071.01.01.008. Viewed 10 October 2017. G01279.)

1889 - circular

Edward Miller & Co. (1889). Circular, Edward Miller & Co., 10 and 12 College Place, New York. (Ref. code: EP001.12.013.004.053. Viewed 10 October 2017. G01278.)

1889 - missing booklet accompanying exposition - Edward Miller & Co. 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).

"E. Miller & Co., ’The Rochester’ lamp, lamp and lantern trimmings, and tinners’ hardware." (Excerpt in full from article above; the company’s designs are reported to be in the exhibition.)


1889 - spotlighted article - Edward Miller & Co. in California State Fair

(12 September 1889). One day more; the 36th annual state fair to conclude to-day [9 - 12 September 1889, Sacramento, CA]; [under subsection] Live Stock Department. Sacramento Daily Union, p. 8, col. 4. (Viewed 18 July 2019. C01036-38).

"... One of the brightest exhibits in the Pavilion is the lamp exhibit of William Brown of 1021 Market street, San Francisco, who is the Pacific Coast agent for Messrs. Edward Miller & Co. of Meriden, Conn., who are the sole manufacturers of the well-known Rochester lamps. He has received the first premium for the best lamps, also for the best display, both of which were merited..." (Excerpt from above.)


1889 - spotlighted news mention - Edward Miller & Co. in Meriden opera house exhibition

(10 October 1889). Americans in Meriden: Visit of the International American Congress [including section on Edward Miller & Co exhibited wares]. Meriden Daily Republican, pp. 1-2. (Viewed 10 September 2018. L00751-59).

"[Edward Miller & Co.] exhibited a large variety of lamps, all fitted with Rochester burners. The 40 different styles on exhibition embraced the Rochester table lamp, finished in antique and polished brass and oxydized silver. Brass tables, with onyx tops, supporting piano lamps with decorated shades, were shown, and also a variety of smaller lamps of unique and taking designs." (Excerpt from above.)


1889 - other articles

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1889 - news mention - in Meriden opera house exposition

(10 October 1889). Our guests: Honored visitors here to-day [including small section describing exhibited E. Miller & Co. wares]. Meriden Daily Journal, p. 1. (Viewed 15 September 2018. L00769-83).

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 no specific mention of Edward Miller & Co.]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1. (Viewed 9 September 2018. L00747-50).

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 no specific mention of Edward Miller & Co.]. Meriden Daily Journal, p. 1. (Viewed 14 September 2018. L00785-89).

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 Edward Miller & Co., and attendance by the American International Congress). The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 113. (Viewed 9 September 2018. L00760-61.)



1889 advertisements

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1889 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (c. 7 December 1889). Advertisement: "Enjoy a Good Light! ... The ’Rochester’ Lamp... " [with illustration of lamp]. Eastern State Journal (White Plains, New York), unknown page number, col. 3. (Viewed 27 May 2019. H00997-98).

1889 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (c. 11 December 1889). Advertisement: "Enjoy a Good Light! ... The ’Rochester’ Lamp... " [with illustration of lamp]. Poughkeepsie Semi-Weekly (Poughkeepsie, New York), p. 7, col. 5. (Viewed 27 May 2019. H00999-1000).



1889 patents

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1889 - patent - wick-lifting device

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (8 January 1889; filed 13 August 1888). Letters patent no. 395,757; serial no. 282,630: Wick-lifting device. (Viewed 29 April 2018. AAA02705).

1889 - patent - lamp-hanger

Edward Miller, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (8 January 1889; filed 29 June 1888). Letters patent no. 395,845; serial no. 278,528: Lamp-hanger. (Viewed 29 April 2018. AAA02706).

1889 - patent - suspension device for lamps

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (5 February 1889; filed 25 June 1888). Letters patent no. 397,462; serial no. 278,106: Suspension device for lamps. (Viewed 29 April 2018. AAA02707).

1889 - patent - suspension device for lamps, etc.

Frank Rhind and George L. Cooper, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (12 February 1889; filed 24 July 1888). Letters patent no. 397,518; serial no. 280,922: Suspension device for lamps, etc. (Viewed 29 April 2018. AAA02708).

1889 - patent - gas-cock

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (26 February 1889; filed 5 November 1888). Letters patent no. 398,616; serial no. 289,959: Gas-cock. (Viewed 29 April 2018. AAA02709).

1889 - patent - suspension device for lamps

William E. Hammond and Joseph G. Merriam, assignors to Edward Miller & Company. (16 April 1889; filed 15 October 1888). Letters patent no. 401,557; serial no. 288,125: Suspension device for lamps. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02936).

1889 - patent - suspension device

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (23 April 1889; filed 5 December 1888). Letters patent no. 401,781; serial no. 292,716: Suspension device. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02710).

1889 - patent - lamp-standard

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (21 May 1889; filed 4 February 1889). Letters patent no. 403,841; serial no. 298,590: Lamp-standard. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02711).

1889 - patent - extension-chandelier

Charles Maschmeyer, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (25 June 1889; filed 4 February 1889). Letters patent no. 405,899; serial no. 298,572: Extension-chandelier. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02712).

1889 - patent - lamp-standard

Charles Maschmeyer, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (2 July 1889; filed 29 December 1888). Letters patent no. 406,107; serial no. 294,967: Lamp-standard. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02713).

1889 - patent - suspension device for lamps

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (30 July 1889; filed 1 April 1889). Letters patent no. 408,107; serial no. 305,536: Suspension device for lamps. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02714).

1889 - patent - argand lamp

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (6 August 1889; filed 2 March 1889). Letters patent no. 408,306; serial no. 302,545: Argand lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02715).

1889 - patent - suspension device for lamps

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (13 August 1889; filed 25 March 1889). Letters patent no. 408,975; serial no. 304,652: Suspension device for lamps. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02716).

1889 - patent - hanging lamp

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (8 October 1889; filed 24 May 1889). Letters patent no. 412,502; serial no. 311,966: Hanging lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02717).

1889 - patent - argand burner

Frank Rhind, assignor of one-half to Edward Miller & Company. (3 December 1889; filed 28 March 1889). Letters patent no. 416,236; serial no. 305,164: Argand burner. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02718).

1889 - patent - argand lamp

Frank Rhind, assignor of one-half to Edward Miller & Company. (3 December 1889; filed 4 May 1889). Letters patent no. 416,237; serial no. 309,566: Argand lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02719).



1890s

1890 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (8 December 1890). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of the celebrated ’Rochester’ Lamps in Piano, Library, Hall and Tables styles. Best Goods. Newest and most Artistic Designs. Kerosene Goods and Fixtures of Every Description... New York Salesroom, 10 and 12 College Place, between Park Place and Barclay street. Boston Salesroom, 28 Pearl street" [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 4, col. 1. (Viewed 13 August 2019. H01197).

1890 - article

(Sept. 1890). "Edward Miller & Co." (including a table lamp illustration). The Decorator and Furnisher, 16(6), p. 214. (Viewed 9 January 2017. A01462. DM.)


1890 advertisements

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1890 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (c. 22 & c. 29 November 1890). "The ’Rochester’; For Wedding and Christmas Gifts... We offer over 1000 varieties for you to select from. We have made over 1,000,000— must be a good lamp to have sold so well... Send for circular" [with illustration of lamp]. The Rockland County Journal (Nyack, New York). (Viewed 1 June 2019. F01034-35).

1890 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (5 December 1890). Advertisement: "The ’Rochester’; For Wedding and Christmas Gifts... We offer over 1000 varieties for you to select from. We have made over 1,000,000— must be a good lamp to have sold so well... Send for circular" [with illustration of lamp]. The Chronicle (Mount Vernon, New York), unknown page number, cols. 4-5. (Viewed 1 July 2019. F01038-39).



1890 patents

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1890 - patent - lamp-standard

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (1 April 1890; filed 24 December 1889). Letters patent no.424,711; serial no. 334,838: Lamp-standard. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02730).

1890 - patent - hanging lamp

John I. Johnson, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (1 April 1890; filed 6 January 1890). Letters patent no. 424,712; serial no. 336,079: Hanging lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02731).

1890 - patent - wick-adjusting device

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (20 May 1890; filed 9 August 1889). Letters patent no. 428,170; serial no. 320,318: Wick-adjusting device. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02732).

1890 - patent - central-draft lamp

Roland L. Brewer, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (27 May 1890; filed 25 March 1889). Letters patent no. 428,882; serial no. 304,650: Central-draft lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02733).

1890 - patent - wick-adjusting device

Frank Rhind, assignor of one-half to Edward Miller & Company. (10 June 1890; filed 18 December 1889). Letters patent no. 429,743; serial no. 334,235: Wick-adjusting device. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02937).

1890 - patent - extension lamp-support

Charles Maschmeyer, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (17 June 1890; filed 10 March 1890). Letters patent no. 430,392; serial no. 343,283: Extension lamp-support. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02734).

1890 - patent - metal tubing

Charles Maschmeyer, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (15 July 1890; filed 23 May 1890). Letters patent no. 432,059; serial no. 352,954: Metal tubing. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02735).

1890 - patent - extension lamp-support

Charles Maschmeyer, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (15 July 1890; filed 10 March 1890). Letters patent no. 432,278; serial no. 343,282: Extension lamp-support. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02736).

1890 - patent - wick-adjusting device

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (26 August 1890; filed 6 March 1890). Letters patent no. 434,929; serial no. 342,919: Wick-adjusting device. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02737).

1890 - patent - lamp-extinguisher

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (18 November 1890; filed 19 May 1890). Letters patent no. 440,748; serial no. 352,410: Lamp-extinguisher. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02738).

1890 - patent - lamp-shade support

George W. Baldwin, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (2 December 1890; filed 5 June 1890). Letters patent no. 441,632; serial no. 354,419: Lamp-shade support. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02739).

1890 - patent - lamp-burner

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (9 December 1890; filed 16 December 1889). Letters patent no. 442,524; serial no. 333,852: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02740).

1890 - patent - argand lamp

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (30 December 1890; filed 13 September 1889). Letters patent no. 443,868; serial no. 323,887: Argand lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02741).



1891 - historical information

(1891). On "The Celebrated Rochester Lamp" and Edward Miller & Co., (p. 155). In Connecticut of to-day: Its chief business centres. Acme Publishing and Engraving: New York. (Viewed 3 March 2017. A01543; A01558-59.)

1891 - article - patent mention

(2 January 1891). List of patents: "F. L. Rhind, assignor one-half to E. Miller & Co., Meriden, Argand lamp". Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, column 5. (Viewed 8 September 2017. G00225).


1891 advertisements

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1891 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (1891). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of ’The Rochester’ Lamps..." Boston Directory, 1891. (Ref. code: EP001.01.071.01.01.003. Viewed 10 October 2017. G01281.)

1891 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (2 January 1891). Advertisement: "Edward Miller & Co., Manufacturers of the celebrated ’Rochester’ Lamp" [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 4, column 1. (Viewed 8 September 2017. G00220).

1891 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (2 September 1891). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of the celebrated ’Rochester’ Lamps in Piano, Library, Hall and Tables styles. Best Goods. Newest and most Artistic Designs. Kerosene Goods and Fixtures of Every Description... New York Salesroom, 10 and 12 College Place, between Park Place and Barclay street. Boston Salesroom, 28 Pearl street" [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, presumably p. 3, col. 6. (Viewed 15 August 2019. L01038).

1891 - advertisement

Hayden Bros., Omaha, NE. (6 September 1891). Advertisement: "... Edward Miller Parlor Lamp... " [with no illustration]. The Omaha Sunday Bee (Nebraska), part 2, p. 9. (Viewed 22 May 2019. H00957-58).



1891 patents

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1891 - patent - lamp-burner

Frank Rhind, assignor of one-half to Edward Miller & Company. (20 January 1891; filed 1 May 1980). Letters patent no. 445,082; serial no. 350,248: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01900).

1891 - patent - argand lamp

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (23 June 1891; filed 6 December 1890). Letters patent no. 454,528; serial no. 373,835: Argand lamp. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01901).

1891 - patent - suspending device

John I. Johnson, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (14 July 1891; filed 16 February 1891). Letters patent no. 455,878; serial no. 381,667: Suspending device. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01902).



1892 advertisements

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1892 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (24 May 1892). Advertisement: "Happy was the bride, who received ten ’Rochester’ Lamps and no two alike... [with no illustrations]. The Evening World (New York, NY), p. 2, col. 4. (Viewed 27 May 2019. C00805-06).

1892 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (30 November 1892). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of the celebrated ’Rochester’ Lamps in Piano, Library, Hall and Tables styles. Best Goods. Newest and most Artistic Designs. Kerosene Goods and Fixtures of Every Description... New York Salesroom, 10 and 12 College Place, between Park Place and Barclay street. Boston Salesroom, 28 Pearl street" [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 2, col. 6. (Viewed 11 August 2019. H01195).

1892 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (14 December 1892). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of the celebrated ’Rochester’ Lamps in Piano, Library, Hall and Tables styles. Best Goods. Newest and most Artistic Designs. Kerosene Goods and Fixtures of Every Description... New York Salesroom, 10 and 12 College Place, between Park Place and Barclay street. Boston Salesroom, 28 Pearl street" [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 2, col. 6. (Viewed 16 August 2019. L01051).



1892 patents

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1892 - patent - wick-adjusting device

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (15 March 1892; filed 16 October 1891). Letters patent no. 471,083; serial no. 408,961: Wick-adjusting device. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02742).

1892 - patent - design for a lamp-fount

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (29 March 1892; filed 8 February 1892). Design no. 21,429; serial no. 420,792: Design for a lamp-fount. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02743).

1892 - patent - lamp-suspending device

George W. Baldwin, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (5 April 1892; filed 16 April 1891). Letters patent no. 472,468; serial no. 389,254: Lamp-suspending device. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02744).

1892 - patent - design for a lamp-burner

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (10 May 1892; filed 8 February 1892). Design no. 21,521; serial no. 420,793: Design for a lamp-burner. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00782).

1892 - patent - gas-burner

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (31 May 1892; filed 12 November 1889). Letters patent no. 475,800; serial no. 330,071: Gas-burner. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00780).

1892 - patent - lamp-burner

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (14 June 1892; filed 19 August 1891). Letters patent no. 477,034; serial no. 403,127: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02772).

1892 - patent - lamp-burner

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (14 June 1892; filed 2 October 1891). Letters patent no. 477,035; serial no. 407,549: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02773).

1892 - patent - wick-raiser for central-draft lamps

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (28 June 1892; filed 19 October 1891). Letters patent no. 477,862; serial no. 409,206: Wick-raiser for central-draft lamps. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02774).

1892 - patent - wick-raiser for central-draft lamps

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (28 June 1892; filed 30 November 1891). Letters patent no. 477,863; serial no. 413,574: Wick-raiser for central-draft lamps. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02775).

1892 - patent - lamp-fount for central-draft lamps

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (28 June 1892; filed 30 November 1891). Letters patent no. 477,864; serial no. 413,575: Lamp-fount for central-draft lamps. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02776).

1892 - patent - central-draft lamp

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (28 June 1892; filed 4 January 1892). Letters patent no. 477,865; serial no. 416,952: Central-draft lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02777).

1892 - patent - wick-adjusting device

Frank Rhind, assignor of one-half to Edward Miller & Company. (5 July 1892; filed 10 March 1892). Letters patent no. 478,288; serial no. 424,385: Wick-adjusting device. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02778).

1892 - patent - argand lamp

Frank Rhind, assignor of one-half to Edward Miller & Company. (12 July 1892; filed 29 November 1890). Letters patent no. 478,639; serial no. 373,061: Argand lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02779).

1892 - patent - suspension device

George W. Baldwin, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (23 August 1892; filed 6 May 1892). Letters patent no. 481,157; serial no. 432,060: Suspension device. (Viewed 5 February 2019. D00770).

1892 - patent - argand lamp.

Frank Rhind, assignor of one-half to Edward Miller & Company. (30 August 1892; filed 30 March 1892). Letters patent no. 481,674; serial no. 427,116: Argand lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02780).

1892 - patent - argand lamp

Frank Rhind, assignor of one-half to Edward Miller & Company. (27 September 1892; filed 15 June 1891). Letters patent no. 483,167; serial no. 396,388: Argand lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02781).

1892 - patent - suspending device

John I. Johnson, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (4 October 1892; filed 12 July 1892). Letters patent no. 483,615; serial no. 440,064: Suspending device. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00783).

1892 - patent - wick-lifting device

Frank Rhind, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (1 November 1892; filed 29 September 1887). Letters patent no. 485,429; serial no. 251,012: Wick-lifting device. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00787).



1893 - historical information

D. H. Hurd & Co. (1893). "Miller Co., Edward", (p. 211), also building illustration on another page. In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. Boston, MA; 223 pp. (Updated 11 October 2017. A00085-87.)

1893 - directory listing

(1893). "Miller Edward & Co." listings. In The New England business directory and gazetteer, [pp. 1021 (Boston); 1377 (Brass Manufacturers); 1810 (Manufacturing Companies)]. (Sampson & Murdock Company: Boston, MA). (Viewed 5 May 2020. H01350-52; H01354).


1893 advertisements

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1893 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (5 April 1893). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of the celebrated ’Rochester’ Lamps in Piano, Library, Hall and Tables styles. B[est] Goods. Newest and most Artistic Designs. Kerosene Goods and Fixtures of Eve[ry] Description... New York Salesroom, 10 and 12 College Pla[ce], between Park Place and Barclay street. Boston Salesroom, 28 Pearl street" [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 2, col. 6. (Viewed 17 August 2019. L01056).

1893 - two advertisements

Edward Miller & Co. (2 & 7 December 1893). Advertisement: "You can read better with the new lamp, ’The Miller’... " [with no illustrations]. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York). (Viewed 7 May 2019; H00718-21).

1893 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (6 December 1893). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of ’The Miller Lamp’ In every style. Piano, Library, Hall, Table, Banquet, etc. Artistic Designs. Latest Finishes. Kerosene Fixtures a specialty. Oil Heaters, etc. Salesrooms:— New York, 10 and 12 College Place; Boston, 63 Pearl St. ... " [with abstract illustration of lamp]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 2, col. 3. (Viewed 17 August 2019. L01062).

1893 - two advertisements

Edward Miller & Co. (7 & 14 December 1893). Advertisement: "Buy beautiful lamps for gifts... The ’Miller’, perfect in every respect ..." [with illustration]. The Evening World (New York, NY). (Viewed 7 May 2019; H00722-25).

1893 - two advertisements

Edward Miller & Co. (c. 9 & c. 23 December 1893). Advertisements: "Buy Beautiful Lamps for Gifts... ’The Miller’... " [with illustration]. Eastern State Journal (White Plains, New York), unknown page number, col. 1. (Viewed 26 May 2019. H00978-81).



1893 patents

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1893 - patent - central-draft lamp

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (4 April 1893; filed 19 October 1891). Letters patent no. 494,862; serial no. 409,207: Central-draft lamp. (Viewed 14 April 2018. AAA02302).

1893 - patent - draft-tube for central-draft lamps

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (4 April 1893; filed 2 November 1891). Letters patent no. 494,863; serial no. 410,594: Draft-tube for central-draft lamps. (Viewed 14 April 2018. AAA02303).

1893 - patent - central-draft lamp

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (2 May 1893; filed 28 November 1892). Letters patent no. 496,657; serial no. 453,338: Central-draft lamp. (Viewed 14 April 2018. AAA02304).

1893 - patent - argand lamp

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (13 June 1893; filed 6 March 1893). Letters patent no. 499,273; serial no. 464,716: Argand lamp. (Viewed 14 April 2018. AAA02305).

1893 - patent - indicator-float

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (26 September 1893; filed 6 March 1893). Letters patent no. 505,619; serial no. 464,717: Indicator-float. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00788).

1893 - patent - suspension device

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (28 November 1893; filed 4 April 1892). Letters patent no. 509,621; serial no. 427,781: Suspension device. (Viewed 14 April 2018. AAA02306).



1894 - historical information

Moore, William F. (1894). On "Edward Miller", (pp. 152-54 with portrait illustration). In Representative men of Connecticut, 1861-1894. Massachusetts Publishing Co.: Everett, MA. (Viewed 28 May 2017. A02458-61.)


1894 magazine articles

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1894 - news brief

(25 October 1894). News brief: "The Miller Oil Heaters". Hardware, p. 32. (Viewed 21 September 2017. G00553.)

1894 - news mention

(December 1894). Letter to Editor mention: "... Among the Americans who are showing great stocks... The [Edward] Lamp Company, of Meriden, Conn., at 102 Fore street, London, E. C. House Furnishing Review, p. 470. (Viewed 6 October 1895. G01015.)



1894 advertisements

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1894 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (7 March 1894). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of ’The Miller Lamp’ In every style. Piano, Library, Hall, Table, Banquet, etc. Artistic Designs. Latest Finishes. Kerosene Fixtures a specialty. Oil Heaters, etc. Salesrooms:— New York, 10 and 12 College Place; Boston, 63 Pearl St. ... " [with abstract illustration of lamp]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 2, col. 3. (Viewed 18 August 2019. L01074).

1894 - five advertisements

Edward Miller & Co. (October-December 1894). Advertisements: "The Miller Oil Heaters... " (with two illustrations of oil heaters). Hardware. (Viewed 21 September 2017. G00557; G00565; G00571; G00579; G00582.)

1894 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (12 December 1894). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of ’The Miller Lamp’ In every style. Piano, Library, Hall, Table, Banquet, etc. Artistic Designs. Latest Finishes. Kerosene Fixtures a specialty. Oil Heaters, etc. Salesrooms:— New York, 10 and 12 College Place; Boston, 63 Pearl St. ... " [with abstract illustration of lamp]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 2, col. 1. (Viewed 18 August 2019. L01087).

1894 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (c. 22 December 1894). Advertisement: "No lamp like ’The Miller’". [with two illustrations]. Richmond County Advance (West New Brighton, NY), p. 5, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 7 May 2019; H00713).



1894 patents

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1894 - patent - suspending device

Conrad M. Pitel, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (2 January 1894; filed 25 August 1893). Letters patent no. 511,795; serial no. 484,074: Suspending device. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00789).

1894 - patent - suspending device

Conrad M. Pitel, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (2 January 1894; filed 30 June 1893). Letters patent no. 511,967; serial no. 479,314: Suspending device. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00800).

1894 - patent - argand lamp

Edward Miller Jr., assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (6 February 1894; filed 30 June 1893). Letters patent no. 514,158; serial no. 479,317: Argand lamp. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01892).

1894 - patent - design for a lamp-burner

Louis Hornberger, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (23 October 1894; filed 19 September 1894). Design no. 23,722; serial no. 523,500: Design for a lamp-burner. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01968).

1894 - patent - lantern

Thomas Langston, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (30 October 1894; filed 11 August 1894). Letters patent no. 528,439; serial no. 520,092: Lantern. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01967).



c. 1894 - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (c. 1894). Celebrated "Miller" and "Juno" lamps: table, banquet, piano, bracket and pendant styles. Parlor tables with onyx tops. ["Supplement to No. 41 catalogue: 1894 No. 45 1895"]. 96 pp. Meriden, CT. (Updated 17 April 2017. A01463.)

c. 1894 - design catalogue reprint

Edward Miller & Co. (c. 1894). “Edward Miller & Co. No. 43 catalogue. c. 1894”. In Four Victorian kerosene lighting catalogs / compiled by David Broughton, Sirlampsalot Publications, c. 2005. (Updated 17 April 2017. A01072.)

1895 - historical information

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft (compiled by). (1895). "Edward Miller & Co. (illustration)". In Art souvenir edition of the Meriden Daily Journal illustrating the city of Meriden, Connecticut in the year 1895, p. 54. The Journal Publishing Company: Meriden, CT. (Viewed 17 November 2016. A00787-88.)

1895 - historical information

Hall, Henry. (1895). "Edward Miller", owner/manufacturer, Edward Miller & Co., (p. 557). In America’s successful men of affairs. An encyclopedia of contemporaneous biography (vol II). New York: The New York Tribune. (Viewed 13 March 2016. A00083; A00084.)


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

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



1895 advertisements

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1895 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (10 April 1895). Advertisement: The Miller Oil Heaters. [Illustrations of no. 327 & no. 328, no. 3 Lift Burners.] [New York: 10 & 12 College Place and 66 Park Place - Boston: 63 Pearl Street - Chicago: Rooms 808 and 809 Masonic Temple.] In (10 April 1895), Hardware v. 11, p. 27. (Viewed 30 April 2017. A02334-35.)

1895 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (1 March 1895). Advertisement: "Edward Miller & Co., Manufacturer of ’The Miller Lamp’..." [with abstract illustration of lamp]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 2, column 1. (Viewed 9 September 2017. G00232).

1895 - two advertisements

M’Carthy’s China Hall, presumably Oswego, NY. (1, 10 October 1895). Advertisement: "... These cool days in a Miller Oil heater. Takes the chill off the room... " The Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY). (Viewed 21 October 2018. B01173-74).

1895 - advertisement

Hall’s, presumably Cazenovia, NY. (c. 10 October 1895). Text-based advertisement: "The Miller Oil Heater at Hall’s... Also the new Miller Lamps..." [with no illustration]. Cazenovia Republican (Cazenovia, NY), col 5. (Viewed 7 May 2019; H00716-17).

1895 - four advertisements

C. W. Palmer & Co., Herkimer, New York. (October - November 1895). Advertisement: "No Smell, No Dust, Miller Oil Heater... " [with no illustrations]. Herkimer Democrat (Herkimer, NY). (Viewed 20 October 2018. B01133-36).

1895 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (2 November 1895). Advertisement: "Why suffer from lack of light... buy ’the Miller’ lamps..." [with illustration]. New Rochelle Pioneer (New Rochelle, NY), unknown page, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 7 May 2019; H00714-15).

1895 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (12 December 1895). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of ’The Miller Lamp’ In every style. ’Miller’ Oil Heaters, For heating and Cooking... Stores: New York, Boston, Chicago... " [with illustration of oil heater]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 2, col. 7. (Viewed 19 August 2019. L01093).

1895 - two advertisements

Morris & Co., Warsaw, NY. (19, 26 December 1895). Advertisement: "... Have you seen our New Miller Oil Heater? ..." [with no illustrations]. Wyoming County Times (Warsaw, NY). (Viewed 16 October 2018. B01103-04).



1895 patents

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1895 - patent - lamp

Frederick W. Ives, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (12 March 1895; filed 9 October 1894). Letters patent no. 535,499; serial no. 525,355: Lamp. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01975).

1895 - patent - shade-holder

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (26 March 1895 Letters patent no. 536,207; serial no. 533,201: Shade-holder. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01976).

1895 - patent - wick-adjuster for central-draft lamps

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (23 April 1895; filed 30 October 1893). Letters patent no. 537,890; serial no. 489,477: Wick-adjuster for central-draft lamps. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01977).

1895 - patent - lamp

Charles Maschmeyer, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (30 April 1895; filed 10 January 1895). Letters patent no. 538,427; serial no. 534,468: Lamp. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01978).

1895 - patent - lamp

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (21 May 1895; filed 14 September 1894). Letters patent no. 539,761; serial no. 522,987: Lamp. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01979).

1895 - patent - oil-supplying device

Charles Maschmeyer, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (3 December 1895; filed 22 December 1894). Letters patent no. 550,932; serial no. 532,745: Oil-supplying device. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00792).



1896 advertisements

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1896 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (1 February 1896). Advertisement: "... Miller Lamp, Superior to all others... Edward Miller & Co., Mill and Factories, Meriden, Conn., 63 Pearl Street, Boston" [with illustration]. The Sacred Heart Review (Boston, MA), p. 1. (Viewed 23 January 2019. D00710-11).

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1896 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (4 March 1896). Advertisement: "’Miller’ Lamps give the best results. Largest light... New Designs... in 20 leading styles... ’Miller’ oil heaters... Stores: New York, Boston, Chicago." [with illustration of table lamp]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 2, col. 7. (Viewed 23 June 2020. L01474).

1896 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (21 March 1896). Advertisement: "Buy ’The Miller’ Lamps... For Cool Weather buy a ’Miller’ Oil Heater... " [with illustration of lamp]. New Rochelle Pioneer (New Rochelle, New York), unkown page number, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 28 May 2019. C00807).

1896 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (1 September 1896). Advertisement: "’Miller’ Lamps give the best results. Largest light... New Designs... in 20 leading styles... ’Miller’ oil heaters... Stores: New York, Boston, Chicago" [with illustration of table lamp]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 2, col. 7. (Viewed 26 June 2020. F01212).

1896 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (3 December 1896). Advertisement: "’Miller’ bicycle lam[p]; Latest and Best... Manufacturers of the Celebrated ’Miller,’ ’Juno,’ & ’Rochester’ Lamp[s]." [with illustration of bicycle lamp]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 2, col. 7. (Viewed 23 June 2020. L01479).



1896 patents

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1896 - patent - design for a vase for lamps

Louis Hornberger, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (4 February 1896; filed Design no. 25,123; serial no. 572,951: Design for a vase for lamps. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01980).

1896 - patent - design for a vase for lamps

Louis Hornberger, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (4 February 1896; filed Design no. 25,124; serial no. 572,952: Design for a vase for lamps. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01981).

1896 - patent - design for a vase for lamps

Louis Hornberger, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (4 February 1896; filed 21 December 1895). Design no. 25,125; serial no. 572,953: Design for a vase for lamps. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02720).

1896 - patent - design for a base for lamps

Louis Hornberger, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (11 February 1896; filed 21 December 1895). Design no. 25,141; serial no. 572,954: Design for a base for lamps. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02721).

1896 - patent - design for a base for lamps

Louis Hornberger, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (11 February 1896; filed 21 December 1895). Design no. 25,142; serial no. 572,955: Design for a base for lamps. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02722).

1896 - patent - design for a base for lamps

Louis Hornberger, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (11 February 1896; filed 21 December 1895). Design no. 25,143; serial no. 572,956: Design for a base for lamps. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02723).

1896 - patent - design for a base for lamps

Louis Hornberger, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (11 February 1896; filed Design no. 25,144; serial no. 572,957: Design for a base for lamps. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01982).

1896 - patent - design for a base for lamps

Louis Hornberger, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (11 February 1896; filed 21 December 1895). Design no. 25,145; serial no. 572,958: Design for a base for lamps. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01983).

1896 - patent - lantern

Thomas Langston, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (17 March 1896; filed 20 July 1895). Letters patent no. 556,423; serial no. 556,648: Lantern. (Viewed 14 April 2018. AAA02308).

1896 - patent - design for a gas-burner

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (21 April 1896; filed 27 January 1896). Design no. 25,418; serial no. 577,082: Design for a gas-burner. (Viewed 14 April 2018. AAA02307).

1896 - patent - air-distributer for central-draft lamps

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (24 March 1896; filed 18 January 1892). Letters patent no. 556,980; serial no. 418,428: Air-distributer for central-draft lamps. (Viewed 14 April 2018. AAA02309).

1896 - patent - lamp-burner

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (28 April 1896; filed 24 May 1895). Letters patent no. 559,069; serial no. 550,497: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 14 April 2018. AAA02310).

1896 - patent - lamp-burner

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (21 July 1896; filed 4 May 1896). Letters patent no. 564,309; serial no. 590,173: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 14 April 2018. AAA02311).

1896 - patent - mount for lenses

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (22 September 1896; filed 4 May 1896). Letters patent no. 568,027; serial no. 590,175: Mount for lenses. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00793).

1896 - patent - lamp-burner

Frank T. Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (17 November 1896; filed 25 November 1895). Letters patent no. 571,631; serial no. 570,085: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 14 April 2018. AAA02312).

1896 - patent - lantern

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (15 December 1896; filed 4 May 1896). Letters patent no. 573,148; serial no. 590,174: Lantern. (Viewed 14 April 2018. AAA02313).



1897 advertisements

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1897 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (3 March 1897). Advertisement: "Miller’s ’97; Best Bicycle Lamp Made. It Gives... Light that is Light... Manufacturers of the Celebrated Miller, Juno & Rochester Lamps ... " [with abstract illustration of bicycle lamp]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 3, col. 7. (Viewed 24 June 2020. L01494).

1897 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (6 April 1897). Advertisement: "Miller’s ’97. Best Bicycle Lamp Made..." Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 3, column 7. (Viewed 9 September 2017. G00243.)

1897 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (6 September 1897). Advertisement: "Miller’s ’97; Best Bicycle Lamp Made. It Gives... Light that is Light... Manufacturers of the Miller, Juno & Rochester Lamps ... " [with abstract illustration of bicycle lamp]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 2, col. 7. (Viewed 27 June 2020. F01249).

1897 - advertisement

Marks Bros., Philadelphia, PA. (21 November 1897). Advertisement: "A feast of good things... House Furnishing Dep’t... Miller Oil Heaters [Edward Miller & Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Philadelphia Inquirer, p. 3, cols. 6-8. (Viewed 27 June 2019. E00898).

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1897 - advertisement

Marks Bros., Philadelphia, PA. (28 November 1897). Advertisement: "Trade magnets... Miller Oil Heaters [Edward Miller & Co.], These have mammoth tanks— hold a gallon of oil and burn for 12 solid hours. Warm a room in a jiffy... " [with abstract illustration of heater]. Philadelphia Inquirer, p. 3, cols. 5-7. (Viewed 27 June 2019. E00899).

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1897 - advertisement

Gimbel Brothers, Philadelphia, PA. (30 November 1897). Advertisement: "... Gas and Oil Heaters... ’Miller’ Oil Heaters... " [with no illustrations]. Philadelphia Inquirer, p. 3, col. 2. (Viewed 27 June 2019. E00900).

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1897 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (1 December 1897). Advertisement: "Miller’s ’97; Best Bicycle Lamp Made. It Gives... Light that is Light... Manufacturers of the Celebrated Miller, Juno, & Rochester’ Lamp[s] [with abstract illustration of bicycle lamp]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 2, col. 7. (Viewed 24 June 2020. L01491).

1897 - advertisement

Marks Bros., Philadelphia, PA. (8 December 1897). Advertisement: "... Oil Heaters... All Miller Oil Heaters have the same size and kind of oil tanks. Holds 4 quarts, No. 3 burner, large feeder, registering indicator and door for lighting, also side heat regulator... " [with abstract illustration of heater]. Philadelphia Inquirer, p. 3, col. 5. (Viewed 27 June 2019. E00901).

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1897 patents

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1897 - patent - lamp-bracket

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (26 January 1897; filed 10 December 1896). Letters patent no. 575,717; serial no. 615,089: Lamp-bracket. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02745).

1897 - patent - lamp-bracket

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (26 January 1897; filed 8 December 1896). Letters patent no. 575,779; serial no. 614,872: Lamp-bracket. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02746).

1897 - patent - lamp-bracket

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (9 February 1897; filed 16 December 1896). Letters patent no. 576,769; serial no. 615,895: Lamp-bracket. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02747).

1897 - patent - lamp-bracket

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (23 February 1897; filed 21 December 1896). Letters patent no. 577,429; serial no. 616,410: Lamp-bracket. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02752).

1897 - patent - lantern-holder

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (2 March 1897; filed 26 December 1896). Letters patent no. 577,974; serial no. 616,976: Lantern-holder. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00794).

1897 - patent - lamp-bracket

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (2 March 1897; filed 8 December 1896). Letters patent no. 578,014; serial no. 614,871: Lamp-bracket. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02754).

1897 - patent - wick-lifting device

Charles Maschmayer, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (2 March 1897; filed 18 June 1895). Letters patent no. 578,251; serial no. 553,211: Wick-lifting device. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02753).

1897 - patent - bicycle-bell

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (9 March 1897; filed 2 December 1896). Letters patent no. 578,513; serial no. 614,167: Bicycle-bell. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00797).

1897 - patent - lamp

William H. Nankervis, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (13 April 1897; filed 19 October 1894). Letters patent no. 580,623; serial no. 526,346: Lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02755).

1897 - patent - lamp-bracket

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (4 May 1897; filed 27 February 1897). Letters patent no. 581,991; serial no. 625,317: Lamp-bracket. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02756).

1897 - patent - lamp

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (1 June 1897; filed 27 January 1897). Letters patent no. 583,534; serial no. 620,858: Lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02757).

1897 - patent - design for a bicycle-lantern

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (6 July 1897; filed 20 April 1897). Design no. 27,303; serial no. 633,054: Design for a bicycle-lantern. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02758).

1897 - patent - lamp-burner

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (13 July 1897; filed 6 March 1897). Letters patent no. 586,269; serial no. 626,297: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02759).

1897 - patent - lantern

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (7 September 1897; 28 December 1896). Letters patent no. 589,588; serial no. 616,977: Lantern. (Viewed 7 February 2019. E00552).

1897 - patent - bicycle-lamp

Charles Maschmayer, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (14 September 1897; filed 4 May 1896). Letters patent no. 590,044; serial no. 590,091: Bicycle-lamp. (Viewed 7 February 2019. E00553).

1897 - patent - design for a lantern

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (12 October 1897; filed 18 August 1897). Design no. 27,717; serial no. 648,724: Design for a lantern. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02760).

1897 - patent - design for a cyclometer-body

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (23 November 1897; filed 8 September 1897). Design no. 27,899; serial no. 650,993: Design for a cyclometer-body. (Viewed 7 February 2019. E00551).

1897 - patent - cyclometer

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (7 December 1897; filed 14 May 1897). Letters patent no. 594,875; serial no. 636,463: Cyclometer. (Viewed 7 February 2019. E00554).

1897 - patent - cyclometer

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (14 December 1897; filed 8 September 1897). Letters patent no. 595,569; serial no. 650,945: Cyclometer. (Viewed 7 February 2019. E00555).



c. 1897 - historical information

Davis, William T. (Ed.) (c. 1897). On "Edward Miller & Co.", (p. 931). 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; A02633.)


1898 advertisements

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1898 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (3 March 1898). Advertisement: "Bells In Variety... Cyclometers... Bicycle Lamps..." The Morning Record, p. 2, column 6. (Viewed 10 September 2017. G00270.)

1898 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (9 March 1898). Advertisement: "Bells in Variety; Cyclometers that register accurately. Bicycle Lamps that Give Light and Stay Lit. Kerosene Lamps and Fixtures of Every Description. Oil Heaters, etc. ... " [with illustration of bell, cyclometer, and bicycle lamp]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 2, col. 7. (Viewed 24 June 2020. L01493).

1898 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (6 September 1898). Advertisement: "Bells in Variety; Cyclomete[rs] that register accura[tely.] Bicycle Lamps th[at] Give Light and Stay L[it.] Kerosene Lamps and Fixtures of Every Description. Oil Heaters, etc. ... " [with illustration of bell, cyclometer, and bicycle lamp]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 2, col. 7. (Viewed 27 June 2020. F01250).

1898 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (30 November 1898). Advertisement: "Bells in Variety; Cyclometers that register accurately. Bicycle Lamps that Give Light and Stay Lit. Kerosene Lamps and Fixtures of Every Description. Oil Heaters, etc. ... " [with illustration of bell, cyclometer, and bicycle lamp]. Meriden Morning Record, p. 6, col. 7. (Viewed 27 June 2020. F01256).

1898 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (7 December 1898). Advertisement: "Bells in Variety; Cyclometers that register accurately. Bicycle Lamps that Give Light and Stay Lit. Kerosene Lamps and Fixtures of Every Description. Oil Heaters, etc. ... " [with illustration of bell, cyclometer, and bicycle lamp]. Meriden Republican, p. 2, col. 7. (Viewed 27 June 2020. F01251).

1898 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (10 & 21 December 1898). Advertisement: "For Wedding and Holiday Gifts... ’Miller Lamps’... are Beautiful and Useful... a Miller oil Heater is a comfort in cool weather... " [with illustration of lamp]. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York). (Viewed 28 May 2019. C00808-11).



1898 patents

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1898 - patent - lamp-burner

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (8 February 1898; filed 18 August 1897). Letters patent no. 598,688; serial no. 648,673: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02725).

1898 - patent - wick-raiser

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (22 November 1898; filed 5 July 1898). Letters patent no. 614,471; serial no. 685,107: Wick-raiser. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02726).

1898 - patent - lamp

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (29 November 1898; filed 26 December 1896). Letters patent no. 614,916; serial no. 616,974: Lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02727).

1898 - patent - lamp

Thomas Langston, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (6 December 1898; filed 31 August 1898). Letters patent no. 615,666; serial no.689,968: Lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02728).

1898 - patent - pilot-burner

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (13 December 1898; filed 5 July 1898). Letters patent no. 615,706: Pilot-burner. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00795).

1898 - patent - street-lamp

Thomas Langston, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (20 December 1898; filed 17 June 1898). Letters patent no. 616,193; serial no. 683,723: Street-lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02729).



1899 - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (1899). Catalogue of Miller oil heaters: designs for 1899 [catalogue no. 63]. Meriden, CT, 9 pp. (Viewed 30 May 2016. A00069; A00722; AAA00024; C00003; C00011.)

1899 - spotlighted news mention - Edward Miller & Co. in Greater America Exposition, Omaha

(1 June 1899). The great America Exposition [with mention: "Among the leading firms who will exhibit... Edward Miller & Co. ..."]. Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 18. (Viewed 24 November 2018. D00608).

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1899 advertisements

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1899 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (20 March 1899). Advertisement: "’Miller’ Lamps Are the Best Lamps Made... Elegant Wedding Presents... " [with no illustrations]. The Evening Post (New York, NY), p. 5, col. 7. (Viewed 3 July 2019. F01053).

1899 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (6 April 1899). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Kerosene Lamp Fixtures. The Celebrated ’Miller’ ’Juno’ and ’Dresden’ Lamps In Every Variety. Miller Oil Heaters, Incandescent Gas Burners, Gas Portables, Etc. Bicycles Sundries..." [with illustrations of table lamp, oil heater,and bicycle lamp]. Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 2, col. 7. (Viewed 27 June 2020. F01252).

1899 - advertisement

Weinstock, Lubin & Co., San Francisco, CA. (5 June 1899). Advertisement: "... Fine Lamps in high and low lamp shades. Gold plated and brass with onyx and lacquered trimmings. All have either Bradley & Hubbard or Miller central draught burners..." [with no illustrations]. San Francisco Call (California), p. 5, cols. 5-7. (Viewed 17 May 2020. H01566).

1899 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (7 September 1899). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Kerosene Lamp Fixtures. The Celebrated ’Miller’ ’Juno’ and ’Dresden’ Lamps In Every Variety. Miller Oil Heaters, Incandescent Gas Burners, Gas Portables, Etc. Bicycles Sundries..." [with illustrations of table lamp and oil heater]. Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 2, col. 7. (Viewed 27 June 2020. F01252).

1899 - advertisement

Hayden Bros., Omaha, NE. (11 November 1899). Advertisement: "... And the full and complete line of stand and hanging lamps, onyx tables, gas portable Newell lamps, etc., of the Edward Miller & Co. of Meriden... " [with no illustrations]. Omaha Daily Bee (Nebraska), p. 7, col. 2. (Viewed 15 June 2019. F00944-45).

1899 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (15 November 1899). Advertisement: "Buy ’Miller’ Lamps... For Wedding or Christmas Gifts... A Miller oil Heater will warm your room... " [with illustration]. Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York), p. 3, col. 2. (Viewed 27 May 2019. C00803-04).

1899 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (7 December 1899). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Kerosene Lamp Fixtures. The Celebrated ’Miller’ ’Juno’ and ’Dresden’ Lamps In Every Variety. Miller Oil Heaters, Incandescent Gas Burners, Gas Portables, Etc. Bicycles Sundries..." [with illustrations of table lamp and oil heater]. Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 2, col. 7. (Viewed 27 June 2020. F01253).



1899 patents

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1899 - patent - design for a shade-holder

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (31 January 1899; filed 5 January 1899). Design no. 30,100; serial no. 701,266: Design for a shade-holder. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01969).

1899 - patent - bracket

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (4 April 1899; filed 28 October 1898). Letters patent no. 622,226; serial no. 694,795: Bracket. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00796).

1899 - patent - lamp-bracket

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (25 April 1899; filed 5 January 1899). Letters patent no. 623,606; serial no. 701,228: Lamp-bracket. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01970).

1899 - patent - design for a hanging lamp

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (9 May 1899; filed 11 April 1899). Design no. 30,725; serial no. 712,670: Design for a hanging lamp. (Viewed 7 February 2019. E00556).

1899 - patent - gas-burner

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (9 May 1899; filed 28 October 1898). Letters patent no. 624,494; serial no. 694,794: Gas-burner. (Viewed 7 February 2019. E00557).

1899 - patent - bracket

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (16 May 1899; filed 4 February 1899). Letters patent no. 625,032; serial no. 704,517: Bracket. (Viewed 7 February 2019. E00558).

1899 - patent - design for a bicycle-lamp

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (4 July 1899; filed 9 June 1899). Design no. 31,145; serial no. 719,972: Design for a bicycle-lamp. (Viewed 7 February 2019. E00559).

1899 - patent - hanging lamp

Charles Maschmayer, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (12 September 1899; filed 18 February 1899). Letters patent no. 632,731; serial no. 706,029: Hanging lamp. (Viewed 7 February 2019. E00560).

1899 - patent - lamp-bracket

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (26 December 1899; filed 28 September 1899). Letters patent no. 639,853; serial no. 731,887: Lamp-bracket. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01971).



n. d. - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (undated). List price for no. 71 catalogue… burners for kerosene, lard and light oils, fluid, alcohol, etc. lamps and trimmings, out-door lamps and lanterns, marine lamps, etc. etc.. 8 pp. (Viewed 2 July 2016. C00002-05.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. 644.3 M648m #71.


1900s

1900 - news mention

(January 1900). News mention: "The ’five-minutes washup’ strike which tied up seven hundred hands and stopped the wheels of the Miller lamp factory at Meriden, was settled and business is running smoothly again." House Furnishing Review, p. 50. (Viewed 11 October 2017. G01063.)


1900 advertisements

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1900 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (5 April 1900). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Kerosene Lamp Fixtures. The Celebrated ’Miller’ ’Juno’ and ’Dresden’ Lamps In Every Variety. Miller Oil Heaters, Incandescent Gas Burners, Gas Portables, Etc. Bicycles Sundries..." [with illustrations of table lamp, oil heater and bicycle sundries]. Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 2, col. 7. (Viewed 27 June 2020. F01259).

1900 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (4 June 1900). Advertisement: "Lamps; Trade Marked ’Miller’ Are Beautiful; The Best for Cottage, Club, Hotel, Church, Wedding Gifts. Over a thousand styles to select from... 26 & 30 West Broadway bet. Park Pl. and Barclay" [with no illustrations]. New York Daily Tribune, p. 4, col. 1. (Viewed 15 June 2019. F00946-47).

1900 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (13 September 1900). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Kerosene Lamp Fixtures. The Celebrated ’Miller’ ’Juno’ and ’Dresden’ Lamps In Every Variety. Miller Oil Heaters, Incandescent Gas Burners, Gas Portables, Etc. Bicycles Sundries..." [with illustrations of table lamp and oil heater]. Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 2, col. 7. (Viewed 28 June 2020. F01262).

1900 - two advertisements

Edward Miller & Co. (24 & 31 October 1900). Advertisements: "When you buy an oil heater remember you can buy one that is odorless and smokeless ’The Miller’... Beautiful Designs... " [with abstract illustration of heater]. The Sun (New York, NY). (Viewed 3 July 2019. F01054-57).



1900 patents

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1900 - patent - acetylene-gas lamp

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (9 January 1900; filed 3 June 1899). Letters patent no. 640,912; serial no. 719,184: Acetylene-gas lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02748).

1900 - patent - lamp-burner

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (9 January 1900; filed 19 July 1899). Letters patent no. 640,981; serial no. 724,358: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02749).

1900 - patent - acetylene-lamp

William P. Crary, assignor of one-half to Edward Miller & Company. (13 February 1900; filed 6 December 1898). Letters patent no. 643,111; serial no. 698,411: Acetylene-lamp. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00785).

1900 - patent - acetylene-gas generator

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (6 March 1900; filed 28 September 1899). Letters patent no. 644,601; serial no. 731,886: Acetylene-gas generator. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02750).

1900 - patent - lamp

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (6 March 1900; filed 20 October 1899). Letters patent no. 644,786; serial no. 734,185: Lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02751).

1900 - patent - lamp

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (13 March 1900; filed 27 November 1899). Letters patent no. 645,099; serial no. 738,246: Lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02762).

1900 - patent - acetylene-gas lamp

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company and William P. Crary. (27 March 1900; filed 3 June 1899). Letters patent no. 646,051; serial no. 719,183: Acetylene-gas lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02761).

1900 - patent - acetylene-gas lamp

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (27 March 1900; filed 9 June 1899). Letters patent no. 646,052; serial no. 719,873: Acetylene-gas lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02763).

1900 - patent - heater

Frank T. Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (22 May 1900; filed 21 July 1899). Letters patent no. 650,160; serial no. 724,632: Heater. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02764).

1900 - patent - lamp-burner

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (12 June 1900; filed 12 March 1900). Letters patent no. 651,404; serial no. 8,302: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02765).

1900 - patent - lamp-burner

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (21 August 1900; filed 14 June 1900). Letters patent no. 656,235; serial no. 20,291: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02766).

1900 - patent - lamp-burner

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (9 October 1900; filed 18 July 1900). Letters patent no. 659,333; serial no. 23,991: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02767).

1900 - patent - lamp-burner

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (9 October 1900; filed 19 July 1900). Letters patent no. 659,334; serial no. 24,180: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02768).

1900 - patent - lamp-burner

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (27 November 1900; filed 24 September 1900). Letters patent no. 662,582; serial no. 30,895: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02769).

1900 - patent - lamp-burner

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (27 November 1900; filed 24 September 1900). Letters patent no. 662,583; serial no. 30,896: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02770).

1900 - patent - lamp-burner

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (27 November 1900; filed 24 September 1900). Letters patent no. 662,584; serial no. 30,897: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02771).



1901 - official catalogue - Edward Miller & Co. in Pan-American Exposition

(1901). Official catalogue and guide book to the Pan-American Exposition. (190 pp.) Buffalo, NY: Charles Ahrhart. [Exhibitors include Edward Miller & Co. (p. 92)]. (Viewed 3 June 2017. A01052-54.) [2]

1901 - spotlighted news mention - Edward Miller & Co. in Pan-American Exposition

(1 June 1901). Hardware at the Pan-American [with paragraph on Edward Miller & Co.] Hardware Dealers’ Magazine, pages numbers unclear. (Viewed 10 November 2018. D00455).

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"Edward Miller & Co., Meriden, Conn., Acetylene Building: This company show their new acetylene gas table lamp, the Electrolite, in several attractive finishes. This is a self-generating gas lamp, and its method of working is demonstrated..." (Excerpt from above.)



1901 advertisements

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1901 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (6 May 1901). Advertisement: "’Miller’ Lamps... Beautiful Designs... " [with abstract illustration of lamp]. New-York Daily Tribune, p. 12, col. 1. (Viewed 15 July 2019. H01083-84).

1901 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (10 June 1901). Advertisement: "... ’Miller’ Lamps... Beautiful Designs... " [with abstract illustration of lamp]. The Sun, p. 4, col. 7. (Viewed 6 June 2019. F00624).



1901 patents

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1901 - patent - lamp-burner

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (26 February 1901; filed 18 December 1900). Letters patent no. 668,725; serial no. 40,281: Lamp-burner. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01903).

1901 - patent - oil-lamp burner

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (9 April 1901; filed 15 December 1900). Letters patent no. 671,464; serial no. 40,043: Oil-lamp burner. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01904).

1901 - patent - mantle support

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (5 November 1901; filed 8 August 1901). Letters patent no. 685,763; serial no. 71,303: Mantle support. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01905).

1901 - patent - acetylene-gas generator

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (17 December 1901; filed 4 February 1901). Letters patent no. 688,951; serial no. 45,814: Acetylene-gas generator. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01906).



c. 1901 - design catalogue reprint

Edward Miller & Co. (c. 1901). The Electrolite: A treatise on advanced house lighting [trade catalogue]. 23 pp. [2005 reprint; author: J.W. Courter]. (Updated 17 April 2017. A01070.)

1901-02 - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (1901-02). Sole Manufacturers... Miller-Empress-Juno-Dresden-Astral Center Draught Lamps. [catalogue no. 78, 1901-1902]. (Updated 17 April 2017. A00070.)

1902 - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (1902). Latest model: The improved electrolite [catalogue no. 79]. 16 pp. (Viewed 30 May 2016. A00723; AAA00025.)

1902 - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (1902). Portables, desk or newel standards for gas and electricity [catalogue no. 80, supplement to No. 77 of 1901]. (Updated 17 April 2017. A00071.)

n. d. - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (undated). Incandescent gas burners for artificial gas and natural gas [catalogue no. 89]. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 18 June 2017. AAA00608-02.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.


1902 advertisements

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1902 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (8 September 1902). Advertisement: "Heat from Kerosene Oil, is cheaper than from coal, and less trouble... ’Miller Heaters’ ... 28 and 30 West Broadway... " [with no illustrations]. New-York Tribune, p. 3, col. 1. (Viewed 18 June 2019. D00857-58).

1902 - advertisement

Kellogg & Mead, Katonah, NY. (26 December 1902). Advertisement: "Merry Xmas! ... We have a large assortment of Stand, Hall and Library Lamps. These are the Miller Lamps... " [with no product illustrations]. The Katonah Times (Katonah, New York), p. 1, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 8 June 2020. D01341).



1902 patents

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1902 - patent - oil-lamp burner

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (28 January 1902; filed 14 February 1901). Letters patent no. 691,832; serial no. 47,291: Oil-lamp burner. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01895).

1902 - patent - acetylene-gas generator.

Charles W. Beck and William C. Homan, assignors to Edward Miller & Company and the Acetylene Generator Manufacturing Company. (7 October 1902; filed 18 December 1900). Letters patent no. 710,559; serial no. 39,589: Acetylene-gas generator. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01896).



1903 advertisements

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1903 - advertisement

McCarthy’s China Hall, presumably, Oswego, NY. (8 September 1903). Advertisement: "... The Miller Lamp, Best on Earth... Miller Oil Heater... " [with illustration of lamp]. The Daily Palladium (Oswego, New York) (Viewed 8 June 2020. D01342-43).

1903 - two advertisements

Charles McCarthy & Co., presumably Oswego, NY. (30 & 31 October 1903). Advertisement: "... Miller Lamps... We are in the lamp business and know a good lamp; we recommend the Miller... " [with no illustrations]. Daily Palladium (Oswego, New York). (Viewed 12 June 2020. D01387-90).



1903 patents

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1903 - patent - hanging lamp

Conrad M. Pitel, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (24 March 1903; filed 4 November 1902). Letters patent no. 723,405; serial no. 130,018: Hanging lamp. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00798).

1903 - patent - hanging lamp

Conrad M. Pitel, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (26 May 1903; filed 4 November 1902). Letters patent no. 729,093; serial no.130,017: Hanging lamp. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00799).



1904 advertisements

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1904 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (July 1904). Advertisement: "Lamps that give satisfaction are the only ones to buy..." (with hanging lamp illustration). Hardware Dealers’ Magazine, p. 135. (Viewed 18 September 2017. G00465.)

1904 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (August 1904). Advertisement: "Solid Comfort At Home..." Hardware Dealers’ Magazine, p. 313. (Viewed 18 September 2017. G00473.)

1904 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (September 1904). Advertisement: "Some people think that one center draught lamp is as good as another... Branch Offices: New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago. Foreign Representatives in England, Australia, Buenos Aires, Japan, So. Africa, Chil[e]." (including illustrations of lamp.) Hardware Dealers’ Magazine, p. 495. (Viewed 1 October 2017. G00941.)

1904 - two advertisements

Edward Miller & Co. (October-November 1904). Advertisements: "You, Mr. Dealer, are as much interested as anyone in making your business a success... " Hardware Dealers’ Magazine. (Viewed 30 September 2017. G00947; G00956.)

1904 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (December 1904). Advertisement: "You do no burn oil? ... " Hardware Dealers’ Magazine, p. 1035. (Viewed 30 September 2017. G00955.)



1904 patents

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1904 - patent - shade and globe holder

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (16 February 1904; filed 29 October 1903). Letters patent no. 752,225; serial no. 178,985: Shade and globe holder. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01897).

1904 - patent - electric lamp and shade-holder

Louis H. Perkins, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (27 December 1904; filed 18 May 1904). Letters patent no. 778,602; serial no. 208,517: Electric lamp and shade-holder. (Viewed 5 February 2019. D00772).



c. 1904 - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (c. 1904). "Catalogue no. 97, Dept. C." Meriden, CT, 31 pp. (Viewed 10 March 2016. A00011.)

n. d. - design booklet

Edward Miller & Co. (undated). Gas, electric and combination fixtures [catalogue/booklet no. 99]. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 18 June 2017. AAA00608-08.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

n. d. - design booklet

Edward Miller & Co. (undated). Incandescent gas burners [catalogue/booklet no. 102]. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 18 June 2017. AAA00608-08.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

n. d. - design booklet

Edward Miller & Co. (undated). Upright and inverted gas burners: Latest production for incandescent gas lighting [Supplement to Edward Miller & Co.’s no. 102 booklet]. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 18 June 2017. AAA00608-03.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.


1905 advertisements

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1905 - advertisement

Show & Hunt, Santa Barbara, CA. (22 September 1905). Advertisement: "... Lamps That Always Give a Very Brilliant Light... Miller lamps [Edward Miller & Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Morning Press (Santa Barbara, California), unknown page number, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 22 June 2019. D00941).

1905 - advertisement

McCarthy’s China Hall, presumably Oswego, NY. (30 September 1905). Advertisement: "The Miller Lamp; 100 Candle-Power; Steady white light. Beauty combined with utility... " [with illustration of lamp]. Daily Palladium (Oswego, New York), presumably p. 8, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 12 June 2020. D01391).



1905 - patent - chimney, globe, and shade holder

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (21 November 1905; filed 29 October 1903). Letters patent no. 804,951; serial no. 178,986: Chimney, globe, and shade holder. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01898).

1905? - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (1905?). Burners, lamps and trimmings. [Reprint of c. 1905 catalog; no. 116.] 68 pp. ("Date does not appear on catalog"). (Updated 10 October 2017. A00735; C00014-68; G01259; G01264-67.)

1905-06 - design catalogue/booklet

Edward Miller & Co. (1905-06). Gas, electric and combination fixtures [catalogue/booklet no. 90]. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 18 June 2017. AAA00608-03.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

1906 - historical information

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). "Edward Miller & Co." section including 4 portraits, 4 photos of interiors and illustration of building, (pp. 3-10). 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 - historical information

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). Biographies of Edward Miller & Co. management: Abiram Chamberlain (director) (pp. 442-44 including portrait); Isaac Chauncey Lewis (director) (pp. 354-58 including portrait). 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 II). (Viewed 19 November 2016. A00791-92.)


1906 magazine articles

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1906 - news mention

(1 March 1906). News mention: "Edward Miller & Co. ... have recently brought out a new tubular lantern suitable for [street lighting]" (with illustration). Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 36. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01167.)

1906 - news mention

(31 May 1906). News mention: "C. A. Holbrook opened last week the first invoice of new lamps and portables from Edward Miller & Co. Of the former there are more than fifty patterns... Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 13-14. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01168; G01176.)

1906 - magazine article

(7 June 1906). The rise of a great industry [article on Edward Miller & Co.]. Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 16-17. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01170.)



1906 advertisements

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1906 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (14 June 1906). Advertisement: "... 99 Center St., Gas, Electric and Combination Fixtures. All Styles." [with abstract illustration of lighting]. Meriden Morning Record, p. 7, col. 2. (Viewed 23 October 2018. B01192-95).

1906 - advertisement

Show & Hunt, Santa Barbara, CA. (7 October 1906). Advertisement: "... Lamps That Always Give a Very Brilliant Light... Miller lamps [Edward Miller & Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Morning Press (Santa Barbara, California), p. 8, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 22 June 2019. D00940).



1906 - patent - gas-burner

William C. Homan and Frank Theo. Williams, assignors to Edward Miller & Company. (30 January 1906; filed 6 January 1905). Letters patent no. 811,399; serial no. 239,695: Gas-burner. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01899).

1907 - news mention

(25 April 1907). Meriden concerns enlarging; some $200,000 to be expended upon industrial plants [with mention: "... Edward Miller & Co., manufacturers of lamp goods and novelties, will erect a five-story brick factory costing $25,000 and a storehouse costing $3,500... "] The Daily Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 5, col. 4. (Viewed 3 October 2018. B00703).

1907 - advertisement

The Broadway Department Store, Los Angeles, CA. (9 October 1907). Advertisement: "... Miller Oil Heater [Edward Miller & Co.]; This is the most economical heater on the market; burns less oil, gives more heat... " [with no illustration]. Los Angeles Herald, p. 12, col. 4. (Viewed 22 June 2019. D00939).


1907 patents

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1907 - patent - incandescent gas-burner

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (5 February 1907; filed 18 November 1905). Letters patent no. 843,379; serial no. 287,947: Incandescent gas-burner. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA001037.)

1907 - patent - gas-burner regulator

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (5 February 1907; filed 15 November 1906). Letters patent no. 842,887; serial no. 343,508: Gas-burner regulator. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01512).



1908 - promotional card

Edward Miller & Co. (1908). Promotional card [with six illustrations, five lighting fixtures and one oil heater]. (Viewed 16 May 2020. H01529-30).

1908 - news mention

(January 1908). News mention: "Edward Miller & Company have incorporated their business..." House Furnishing Review, p. 55. (Viewed 5 October 1895. G01120.)


1908 advertisements

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1908 - two advertisements

Edward Miller & Co., New York. (17 February, 2 March 1908). Advertisement: "If you think of buying gas or electric fixtures; See our styles, more than a thousand... ’Miller’ oil heaters..." [with no illustrations]. New York Tribune. (Viewed 27 April 2020. H01236-39).

1908 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (24 August 1908). Advertisement: "... Come and see our NEW DESIGNS, BEAUTIFUL finishes, and well-made Gas and Electric Fixtures..." [with no illustrations]. The Evening Post (New York, NY). p. 4, col. 7. (Viewed 27 May 2019. C00801-02).

1908 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (12 September 1908). Advertisement: "It will pay you to call and see our gas and electric fixtures... Edward Miller & Co. ... " [wth no illustrations]. New York Daily Tribune, p. 3, col. 6. (Viewed 7 May 2020. H01414-15).



1909 - patent - gas-regulator for bunsen burners

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (4 May 1909; filed 8 October 1908). Letters patent no. 920,705; serial no. 456,708: Gas-regulator for bunsen burners. (Viewed 6 April 2018; AAA01890).

c. 1909 - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (c. 1909). Gas, electric and combination fixtures [catalogue no. 99]. 16 pp. (Viewed 2 June 2016. A00744.)


1910s


"In 1910... the company installed 1,500 [new tungsten filament lamp fixtures] in the Kaufmann store in Pittsburgh, the largest installation of tungsten lamps up to that time."

—Scheips, Marguerite T. (Research by Allen L. Weathers). (1995). The Miller Company: The first 150 years, (p. 47). Miller Company: Meriden, CT.



1910 - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. [Listed as "Miller Co."]. (1910). [Catalogue; notations: lighting fixtures], 48 pp. (Viewed 8 May 2020. H01452).

n. d. - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (undated). Center draught lamps [catalogue no. 103; see 1910 catalogue above for reference]. Number of pages unknown. (Is listed as "after 1895" but refer to catalogue number.) (Updated 17 April 2017. A00734.)


1910 advertisements

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1910 - two advertisements

Edward Miller & Co. (6 & 13 January 1910). Advertisements: "... Gas and Electric Fixtures, Gas and Electric Portables, Oil Lamps, Heaters, Burners, etc. ... Stores: New York, 78 and 80 Warren Street. Boston, 63 Pearl St. Philadelphia, Commercial B’ld’g, 8th and Chestnut Sts. Rooms 202-3; Chicago, 157 E. Lake St. Factories and Salesrooms: Meriden, Conn." [with illustration of lamp]. Crockery & Glass Journal. (Viewed 4 June 2019. E00712-13).

  • See worldcat.org for locations: 6 January 1910, p. 44; 13 January 1910, p. 40.

1910 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (3 November 1910). Advertisement: "... The Miller Gas and Electric Lighting Fixtures add an artistic touch to every room in the house..." (with eleven illustrations of lighting). Life magazine, p. 787. (Viewed 26 September 2017. G00706.)



1910 - patent - gas-regulator for bunsen burners

Frank S. Parker, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (19 July 1910; filed 31 March 1910). Letters patent no. 964,804; serial no. 552,495: Gas-regulator for bunsen burners. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00784).


1911 articles

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1911 - news mention

(16 May 1911). Death takes ex-governor [with mention of the Edward Miller & Co.]. The Bridgeport Evening Farmer (Connecticut), p. 4, col. 3. (Viewed 27 September 2018. B00510-11).

1911 - news mention

(16 May 1911). Ex-Governor Chamberlain; former executive dies after a long illness [with mention: "... He was identified with... the Edward Miller & company..."] Norwich Bulletin (Connecticut), p. 1, col. 4. (Viewed 27 September 2018. B00508-09).



1911 advertisements

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1911 - two advertisements

Edward Miller & Co. (16 February 1911). Advertisement: "Miller’s Lighting Fixtures..." Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 3, column 2 and p. 7, column 2. (Viewed 12 September 2017. G00248; G00250.)

1911 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (March 1911). Advertisement: "... The Miller Glass, Electric and Lighting Fixtures..." (with eleven illustrations of lighting.) Suburban Life, p. 197. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00646.)

1911 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (May 1911). Advertisement: "... The Miller Glass, Electric and Lighting Fixtures..." (with three illustrations of lighting.) Suburban Life, p. 312. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00649.)

1911 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (June 1911). Advertisement: "... The Miller Glass, Electric and Lighting Fixtures..." [with three illustrations of lighting]. Suburban Life, p. 437. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00652.)



1912 advertisements

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1912 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co., New York. (5 March 1912). Advertisement: "... If you are building, buy ’Miller’ fixtures and lamps... beautiful designs... 80 Warren St., New York... " [with no illustrations]. Evening Post (New York) presumably p. 14, col. 7. (Viewed 12 June 2020. D01392).

1912 - three advertisements

Edward Miller & Co. (4, 11 & 18 April 1912). Advertisement: "... Lamps; New Designs... Salesrooms: New York, 78-80 Warren St.; Boston, 63 Pearl St.; Chicago, 105 North Wabash Av.; Phila[delphia], Eighth st. cor. Chestnut... " [with illustrations of nine lamps with model numbers]. Crockery & Glass Journal. (Viewed 4 June 2019. E00714-16).

  • See worldcat.org for locations: 4 April 1912, p. 32; 11 April 1912, p. 36; 18 April 1912, p. 32.



1912 - patent - globe and shade holder

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (11 June 1912; filed 15 March 1912). Letters patent no. 1,029,298; serial no. 683,976: Globe and shade holder. (Viewed 6 April 2018; AAA01891).


1913 magazine articles

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1913 - news mention

(3 July 1913). News mention: "At Chicago... Al Brunn returned from a successful trip to St. Louis last week for Edward Miller & Co. ..." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 10. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01180.)

1913 - news mention

(3 July 1913). News mention: "At Pittsburgh... Mr. Barnes was in the city for a spell showing new creations of Edward Miller & Co." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 12. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01181.)

1913 - news mention

(24 July 1913). News mention: "An inquisitive horse on Park Place [New York] has the habit of walking up on the sidewalk to gaze at the display of lamps at Edward Miller & Co.’s." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 13. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01187.)

1913 - news mention

(21 August 1913). News mention: "Edward Miller & Co. have sent to Mr. Holbrook, their New York representative, some exquisite desk lamps in brass, gold finish, with the enlongated triangular shade..." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 11. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01193.)

1913 - news mention

(2 October 1913). News mention: "Edward Miller & Co. have sent to C. A. Holbrook, their New York agent, several new portables that are the finest they have yet produced..." (with lighting illustration). Crockery & Glass Journal, pp. 13-14. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01204-05.)

1913 - news mention

(9 October 1913). News mention: "... The late Edward Miller claimed that he was the first to make a practical burner for kerosene oil..." (with illustration of table lamp on p. 13). Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 14. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01209.)

1913 - news mention

(16 October 1913). News mention: "A. Brunn, Jr., manager of the Chicago office of Edward Miller & Co., has returned from a trip as far as Denver" (also illustration of lamp on p. 13). Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 15. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01211-12.)

1913 - news mention

(23 October 1913). News mention: "Edward Miller & Co. extend invitations to buyers..." (with illustration of lamp above text). Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 13. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01214.)

1913 - news mention

(6 November 1913). Two article illustrations of Edward Miller & Co. table lamp and desk lamp. Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 13-14. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01217-18.)

1913 - news mention

(13 November 1913). News mention: "Edward Miller & Co. are showing an unusually strong line of lighting fixtures in both gas and electric and are currently adding new designs...." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 13. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01178.)

1913 - news mention

(20 November 1913). Article illustration of floor lamp by Edward Miller & Co. Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 14. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01222.)

1913 - news mention

(4 December 1913). News mention: "At Chicago... All of the travelers of the Western department of Edward Miller & Co. have finished their territories for this year..." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 17. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01226.)

1913 - news mention

(11 December 1913). News mention: "A. L. Brunn, manager of the Western office of Edward Miller & Co., has returned from a trip to St. Louis..." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 12. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01229.)



1913 advertisements

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1913 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (23 January 1913). Advertisement: "... Electric & Gas Fixtures; Electric & Gas Portables; Kerosene Lamps & Burners; ’Miller’ Oil Heaters; Gas Burners in all styles... Salesrooms - New York, 48 and 50 Park Place. Boston, 63 Pearl St. Philadelphia, 807 Chestnut St. Chicago, 105 N. Wabash Ave." [with illustration of table lamp No. L 823]. Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 36. (Viewed 27 June 2019. E00888-89).

  • See worldcat.org for locations.

1913 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (23 January 1913). Advertisement: "Miller Lamps, Gas, Electric, Combination..." Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 8, column 1. (Viewed 9 September 2017. G00253.)

1913 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (3 July 1913). Advertisement: "... Electric & Gas Fixtures, Electric & Gas Portables..." (with illustration of table lamp). Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 32. (Viewed 17 September 2017. G00287.)

1913 - twelve advertisements

Edward Miller & Co. (10 July 1913 - 25 September 1913). Advertisements: "... Our New Line of Electric & Gas Portables..." Crockery & Glass Journal. (Viewed 17 September 2017. G00288; G00449-51; G01190; G01192; G01195-96; G01200-03.)

1913 - two advertisements

Eaton Chase Company, Norwich, CT. (1 & 2 October 1913). Advertisement: "... The very latest designs of Gas and Electric Reading and Decorative Portable Lamps. Designs from Edw. Miller & Co., Meriden... " [with no product illustrations]. Norwich Bulletin (Connecticut), presumably p. 7, col. 8. (Viewed 1 June 2020. H01913-14).

1913 - twelve advertisements

Edward Miller & Co. (2 October 1913 - 25 December 1913). Advertisements: "... Our New Line of Electric & Gas Portables..." Crockery & Glass Journal. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01207; G01210; G01213; G01215-16; G01220-21; G01223; G01225; G01228; G01230; G01234.)



1913 patents

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1913 - patent - design for a panel for lamp shades, domes, and the like

Frederick P. Schoenhardt, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (16 September 1913; filed 21 June 1913). Design no. 44,671; serial no. 775,144: Design for a panel for lamp shades, domes, and the like. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00779).

1913 - patent - globe and shade holder

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (7 October 1913; filed 11 November 1912). Letters patent no. 1,074,719; serial no. 730,545: Globe and shade holder. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01893).



1914 advertisements

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1914 - two advertisements

Edward Miller & Co. (1 & 15 January 1914). Advertisements: "... New designs in electric and gas fixtures... oil heaters and gas burners... " [with no illustrations]. Crockery & Glass Journal. (Viewed 3 July 2019. E00717-18).

  • See worldcat.org for locations: 1 January 1914, p. 32; 15 January 1914, p. 40.

1914 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (29 January 1914). Advertisement: "The Goods, The Price will interest you... New designs in electric and gas fixtures... oil heaters and gas burners... " [with no illustrations]. Crockery & Glass Journal. (Viewed 3 July 2019. E00719).

  • See worldcat.org for locations.

1914 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (7 March 1914). Advertisement: "Miller Lamps and Lighting Fixtures... " [with two abstract illustrations of hanging lamps]. Meriden Daily Journal (Connecticut), p. 4, col. 5. (Viewed 11 July 2019. F01174-76).



1914 patents

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1914 - patent - design for a lighting-fixture

Ferdinand P. Schoenhardt, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (24 February 1914; filed 25 October 1913). Design no. 45,313; serial no. 797,350: Design for a lighting-fixture. (Viewed 7 February 2019. E00561).

1914 - patent - lighting-fixture

Ferdinand P. Schoenhardt, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (17 March 1914; filed 3 November 1913). Letters patent no. 1,090,795; serial no. 798,850: Lighting-fixture. (Viewed 7 February 2019. E00562).

1914 - patent - design for a lighting-fixture

Ferdinand P. Schoenhardt, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (24 November 1914; filed 14 August 1914). Design no. 46,695; serial no. 856,874: Design for a lighting-fixture. (Viewed 7 February 2019. E00563).

1914 - patent - design for a lighting-fixture

Ferdinand P. Schoenhardt, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (24 November 1914; filed 14 August 1914). Design no. 46,696; serial no. 856,875: Design for a lighting-fixture. (Viewed 7 February 2019. E00564).

1914 - patent - design for a lighting-fixture

Ferdinand P. Schoenhardt, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (24 November 1914; filed 14 August 1914). Design no. 46,697; serial no. 856,876: Design for a lighting-fixture. (Viewed 7 February 2019. E00565).

1914 - patent - design for a lighting-fixture

Ferdinand P. Schoenhardt, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (24 November 1914; filed 14 August 1914). Design no. 46,698; serial no. 856,877: Design for a lighting-fixture. (Viewed 7 February 2019. E00566).



1915 - spotlighted advertisement - Edward Miller & Co. in NY exhibition

New York Edison Company. (7 July 1915). Advertisement: "Lamp Exhibit; Dates extended; The household lamp displays at the Edison Show Rooms... will be continued for two weeks more... Edward Miller & Co. ... " [with no specific product illustrations]. New York Tribune, p. 2, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 21 April 2020. D01248-49).


1915 advertisements

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1915 - advertisement - Edward Miller & Co. in NY exhibition

New York Edison Company. (7 June 1915). Advertisement: "... Dates extended; The household lamps display... will be continued for two weeks more... Edward Miller & Co. ..." [with no product illustrations]. The Sun (New York), p. 2, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 12 August 2020. L02000-01).

1915 - advertisement - Edward Miller & Co. in NY exhibition

New York Edison Company. (7 July 1915). Advertisement: "Lamp Exhibit; Dates extended; The household lamp displays at the Edison Show Rooms... will be continued for two weeks more... Edward Miller & Co. ... " [with no specific product illustrations]. Evening Post (New York), p. 7, cols. 2-3. (Viewed 30 April 2020. H01279-80).

1915 - advertisement - Edward Miller & Co. in NY exhibition

New York Edison Company. (28 July 1915). Advertisement: "Electric Lamp Art; Latest developments in electric lamps may be seen at our various Show Rooms... The exhibits have been made by the following manufacturers... Miller & Co., Edward... " [with no specific product illustrations]. The Evening World (New York), p. 10, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 21 April 2020. D01242-43).

1915 - advertisement - Edward Miller & Co. in NY exhibition

New York Edison Company. (28 July 1915). Advertisement: "Electric Lamp Art; Latest developments in electric lamps may be seen at our various Show Rooms... The exhibits have been made by the following manufacturers... Miller & Co., Edward... " [with no specific product illustrations]. The Sun (New York), p. 2, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 21 April 2020. D01244-45).

1915 - advertisement - Edward Miller & Co. in NY exhibition

New York Edison Company. (28 July 1915). Advertisement: "Electric Lamp Art; Latest developments in electric lamps may be seen at our various Show Rooms... The exhibits have been made by the following manufacturers... Miller & Co., Edward... " [with no specific product illustrations]. New York Tribune, p. 4, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 21 April 2020. D01246-47).



1915 - historical information

Marquis, Albert Nelson. (1915). "Edward Miller" (p. 746). In Who’s who in New England, (2nd ed.). A. N. Marquis & Company: Chicago. (Viewed 17 June 2016. A00860; A00862.)


1916 advertisements

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1916 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (17 May 1916). Advertisement: "’Miller’ Lighting Fixtures, Furnished to match any interior scheme..." Meriden Morning Record, p. 9, column 2. (Viewed 15 September 2017. G00409; AAA00373.)

1916 - two advertisements

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



1916 patents

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1916 - patent - globe and shade holder

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (26 September 1916; filed 6 June 1914). Letters patent no. 1,199,072; serial no. 843,374: Globe and shade holder. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01888).

1916 - patent - globe and shade holder

William C. Homan, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (26 September 1916; filed 6 June 1914). Letters patent no. 1,199,073; serial no. 843,375: Globe and shade holder. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01889).



1917 - historical information

(1917). Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography, v. 1. [On Abiram Chamberlain: director, Meriden Cutlery Company; director, Edward Miller & Co. (pp. 269-71 and portrait).] The American Historical Society, Inc.: Boston, New York, Chicago. (Viewed 27 November 2016. AAA00519-21.)

1917 - historical information

(1917). Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography, v. 3. [On Edward Miller and Edward Miller (II) (pp. 5-8).] The American Historical Society, Inc.: Boston, New York, Chicago. (Viewed 28 November 2016. AAA00525;AAA00532-34.)


1917 advertisements

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1917 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (4 January 1917). Advertisement: "... Portable Lamps and fixtures... Kerosene and gas burners... ’Miller’ oil heaters... in New York City, 68 and 70 Park Place... In Boston, 201 Congress St. ... In Chicago, 30 E. Randolph St. ... In Philadelphia, 1727 Chestnut St. ... " [with no illustration]. Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 32. (Viewed 7 June 2019. E00720).

  • See worldcat.org for locations.

1917 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (21 March 1917). Advertisement: "If you think of buying lighting fixtures see ’Miller’..." [with illustrations of lamp and wall fixture]. New York Tribune, p. 4, col. 8. (Viewed 14 April 2020. D01113-14).

1917 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (10 November 1917). Advertisement: "’Miller’ Lamps; Lighting Fixtures of Every Description... " [with abstract illustration of table lamp]. Meriden Daily Journal, p. 6, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 11 July 2019. F01181-82).



1917 - patent - burner

Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to Edward Miller & Co. (31 July 1917; filed 28 March 1917). Letters patent no. 1,235,268; serial no. 157,936: Burner. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01887).

1918 - map

(1918). Aero view of Meriden, Connecticut. [Including illustration of Edward Miller & Co., 99 Center Street] Hughes & Bailey: Boston. (Viewed 2 July 2016. A01020-21.)


1918 advertisements

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1918 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (19 January 1918). Advertisement: "Where to Buy Lamps and Lighting Fixtures... " [with no illustrations]. New York Tribune, p. 4, col. 8. (Viewed 27 June 2019. E00882-83).

1918 - two advertisements

Edward Miller & Co., New York. (November-December 1918). Advertisements: "For Christmas and Wedding Gifts; Buy ’Miller’ Lamps... " [with abstract illustrations of two fixtures]. New York Tribune. (Viewed 25 April 2020. C01249-52).



1919 advertisements

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1919 - advertisement

Potomac Electric Power Co., Washington, DC. (5 April 1919). Advertisement: "... The Edward Miller [&] Co. ... Utility Lamp... " [with abstract illustration]. Washington Herald, p. 9, cols. 3-5. (Viewed 7 May 2020. H01416).

1919 - advertisement

Utah Power & Light Co., presumably Ogden, Utah. (7 May 1919). Advertisement: "Announcing our new line of beautiful Miller lamps... Edward Miller & Co. ..." [with very nice illustration of lamp]. Ogden Standard (Utah), p. 6, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 7 May 2020. H01417-18).



1919 patents

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1919 - patent - design for a lamp

Albert Boehringer, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (22 April 1919; filed 24 February 1919). Design no. 53,218; serial no. 278,984: Design for a lamp. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00776).

1919 - patent - design for a lamp-shade

Albert Boehringer, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (13 May 1919; filed 6 March 1919). Design no. 53,283; serial no. 281,099: Design for a lamp-shade. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00777).

1919 - patent - design for a pedestal

Albert Boehringer, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (13 May 1919; filed 6 March 1919). Design no. 53,284; serial no. 281,100: Design for a pedestal. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00778).



1920s

1920 advertisements

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1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (January 1920). Advertisement: "Beautiful Lighting Fixtures..." House & Garden, p. 65. (Viewed 17 September 2017. G00446.)

1920 - two advertisements

Commonwealth Edison Electric Shops, Chicago. (January 1920). Advertisement: "We offer an unusual selection of the artistic and well-known Miller Lamps manufactured by Edward Miller & Company. ..." [with three illustrations of lamps]. Free-Trader Journal (Ottawa, Illinois). (Viewed 25 September 2018. B00448-49).

1920 - three advertisements

Commonwealth Edison Electric Shops, Chicago, IL. (January - February 1920). Advertisement: "... We offer an unusual selection of the artistic and well-known Miller Lamps manufactured by Edward Miller & Company... " [with graphical illustrations]. Rock Island Argus (Rock Island, Illinois). (Viewed 9 October 2018. B00842-44).

1920 - advertisements

Edward Miller & Co. (20 January 1920). Advertisement: "Beautifully Lighting Fixtures are no longer prohibitive in cost..." Arts & Decoration, v. 12, no. 3, p. 211. (Advert also run on 20 February 1920.) (Viewed 15 September 2017. G00413-14.)

1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (February 1920). Advertisement: "Beautiful Lighting Fixtures..." House & Garden, p. 59. (Viewed 17 September 2017. G00447.)

1920 - advertisement

Public Service, presumably Perth Amboy, NJ. (20 February 1920). Advertisement: "... Outside darkness— inside cheery light... Edward Miller Lamps... " [with graphical illustrations]. Perth Amboy Evening News (New Jersey), p. 10, col. 3-4. (Viewed 10 October 2018. B00877).

1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (March 1920). Advertisement: "Miller Lighting Fixtures, Artistic Lighting Fixtures..." House & Garden, p. 71. (Viewed 17 September 2017. G00448.)

1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (25 March 1920). Advertisement: "Miller Lighting Fixtures. Artistic lighting..." Arts & Decoration, p. 353. (Advert also run on 20 February 1920.) (Viewed 15 September 2017. G00415.)

1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (April 1920). Advertisement: "Miller Lighting Fixtures, Let these attractive Miller Lighting Fixtures shed their mellow radiance from the walls of your home..." House & Garden, p. 83. (Viewed 17 September 2017. G00443.)

1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (25 April 1920). Advertisement: "Miller Lighting Fixtures. Let these attractive MILLER Lighting Fixtures..." Arts & Decoration, p. 453. (Viewed 15 September 2017. G00416.)

1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (May 1920). Advertisement: "Miller Lighting Fixtures, Artistic Lighting Fixtures..." House & Garden, p. 89. (Viewed 17 September 2017. G00444.)

1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (25 May 1920). Advertisement: "Miller Lighting Fixtures. Artistic lighting fixtures..." Arts & Decoration, p. 67. (Viewed 15 September 2017. G00417.)

1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (June 1920). Advertisement: "Miller Lighting Fixtures, These Miller Fixtures have every quality of distinction..." House & Garden, p. 73. (Viewed 17 September 2017. G00445.)

1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (24 June 1920). Advertisement: "For Fine Goods at Fair Prices... Buy Miller; Electric, Gas or Oil Lamps, Fixtures, Burners... Miller Oil Heaters... " [with illustration of lamp]. Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 32. (Viewed 10 June 2019. F00802).

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1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (25 June 1920). Advertisement: "Miller Lighting Fixtures..." Arts & Decoration, p. 137. (Viewed 15 September 2017. G00418.)

1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (July 1920). Advertisement: "Miller Lighting Fixtures, Artistic lighting fixtures..." House & Garden, p. 73. (Viewed 23 September 2017. G00633.)

1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (August 1920). Advertisement: "Miller Lighting Fixtures... Artistic lighting fixtures..." Arts & Decoration, p. 210. (Viewed 15 September 2017. G00421.)

1920 - advertisement

Public Service, presumably Perth Amboy, NJ. (5 August 1920). Advertisement: "... [Edward] Miller [& Co.] Lamps, Miller Reading Lamp... Miller Boudoir Lamp... Miller Utility Lamp... Miller Floor Lamp..." [with four illustrations of lamps]. Perth Amboy Evening News (New Jersey), p. 2, cols. 4-6. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00426-27).

1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (September 1920). Advertisement: "Miller Lighting Fixtures..." Arts & Decoration, p. 291. (Viewed 15 September 2017. G00425.)

1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (September 1920). Advertisement: "Attractive home lighting..." House & Garden, p. 84. (Viewed 23 September 2017. G00635.)

1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (October 1920). Advertisement: "Attractive Home Lighting..." Arts & Decoration, p. 371. (Viewed 15 September 2017. G00427.)

1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (October 1920). Advertisement: "Miller Lighting Fixtures, Observe these handsome brackets..." House & Garden, p. 79. (Viewed 23 September 2017. G00636.)

1920 - advertisement

Public Service, presumably Perth Amboy, NJ. (13 October 1920). Advertisement: "... Surprising Value in the [Edward] Miller [& Co.] Boudoir Lamp..." [with illustration of lamp]. Perth Amboy Evening News (New Jersey), p. 4, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00428-29).

1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (November 1920). Advertisement: "Miller Lighting Fixtures, Modernize your home..." Arts & Decoration, p. 79. (Viewed 16 September 2017. G00428.)

1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (November 1920). Advertisement: "What an inviting room..." House & Garden, p. 81. (Viewed 23 September 2017. G00637.)

1920 - advertisement

Potomac Electric Appliances Co., Washington, DC. (10 November 1920). Advertisement: "... Miller Lamps... " [with two possibly relevant illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 16, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 13 October 2018. B01032).

1920 - advertisement

Potomac Electric Appliances Co., Washington, DC. (11 November 1920). Advertisement: "Masterpieces in electric lamps... Miller Lamps... " [with possibly relevant illustration]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 24, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 13 October 2018. B01033).

1920 - advertisement

Potomac Electric Appliances Co., Washington, DC. (15 November 1920). Advertisement: "Headquarters for Christmas Gift Lamps... Miller Lamps... " [with possibly relevant illustration]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 9, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 13 October 2018. B01034).

1920 - advertisement

Chattanooga Railway & Light Co., Chattanooga. (24 November 1920). Advertisement: "The best Christmas suggestion is a Miller Lamp... [with graphical illustrations]. The Chattanooga News (Tennessee), p. 2, col. 1-2. (Viewed 11 October 2018. B00937).

1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (December 1920). Advertisement: "Attractive home lighting..." Arts & Decoration, p. 175. (Viewed 16 September 2017. G00430.)

1920 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (December 1920). Advertisement: "Attractive home lighting..." House & Garden, p. 62. (Viewed 23 September 2017. G00638.)

1920 - two advertisements

Yadkin River Power Company, presumably Rockingham, NC. (December 1920). Advertisement: "Miller Library Lamp... We have an ample stock of Miller Lamps on display now..." [with illustration of lamp]. Rockingham Post-Dispatch (Rockingham, NC). (Viewed 10 October 2018. B00878-79).

1920 - advertisement

LeSesne’s Kodak Place, presumably Daytona Beach, FL. (9 December 1920). Advertisement: "Your Christmas Savings Check... Miller Lamps ... " [with no illustrations]. The Daytona Daily News (Florida), p. 5, col. 2. (Viewed 2 June 2020. H01945).

1920 - advertisement

K. C. Chandelier Co., Kansas City, Missouri. (11 December 1920). Advertisement: "Genuine Miller Lamp..." [with illustration of lamp]. The Kansas City Sun (Missouri), p. 8, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 24 September 2018. B00433).

1920 - advertisement

Keokuk Electric Co., Keokuk, Iowa. (11 December 1920). Advertisement: "Miller library lamp..." [with illustration of lamps]. The Daily Gate City and Constitution-Democrat (Keokuk, Iowa), p. 11, col. 1. (Viewed 26 September 2018. B00460).

1920 - advertisement

Coldren’s Electric Shop, presumably Riverside, CA. (13 December 1920). Advertisement: "20% Discount on All Miller Lamps [Edward Miller & Co.] ... " [with illustration of lamp]. Riverside Daily Press (Riverside, California), p. 6, cols. 5-7. (Viewed 22 June 2019. D00938).

1920 - advertisement

Chattanooga Railway & Light Co., Chattanooga. (15 December 1920). Advertisement: "Give Miller Lamps for Xmas..." [with graphical illustrations]. The Chattanooga News (Tennessee), p. 9, col. 6-8. (Viewed 11 October 2018. B00938).



1920 patents

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1920 - patent - design for a lamp

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (20 July 1920; filed 9 April 1920). Design no. 55,919; serial no. 372,666: Design for a lamp. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00775).

1920 - patent - design for a lamp

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (20 July 1920; filed 9 April 1920). Design no. 55,921; serial no. 372,665: Design for a lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02724).

1920 - patent - design for a lamp

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (20 July 1920; filed 9 April 1920). Design no. 55,922; serial no. 372,667: Design for a lamp. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01963).

1920 - patent - design for a lamp

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (20 July 1920; filed 9 April 1920). Design no. 55,923; serial no. 372,668: Design for a lamp. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01964).

1920 - patent - design for a lamp

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (20 July 1920; filed 9 April 1920). Design no. 55,924; serial no. 372,669: Design for a lamp. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01965).

1920 - patent - design for a lamp

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (20 July 1920; filed 9 April 1920). Design no. 55,925; serial no. 372,670: Design for a support. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01966).



1921 - spotlighted news mention - Edward Miller & Co. in Buffalo exposition

(12 February 1921). Lighting fixture market directory of exhibitors [in "Big Exposition", Buffalo, New York (c. 14 - 19 February 1921), with section on Edward Miller & Co., to be exhibited: "its line of lighting fixtures and brackets suitable for residences; also portables and floor lamps".] Electrical Review, p. 261 - presumably p. 263. (Viewed 30 November 2018. D00609.)

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1921 advertisements

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1921 - two advertisements

Edward Miller & Co. (May & June 1921). Advertisements: "Miller Lighting Fixtures..." (with illustration of chandelier of wall lamp fixture). House & Garden. (Viewed 22 September 2017. G00589; G00592.)

1921 - three advertisements

Edward Miller & Co. (July, August & September 1921). Advertisements: "Miller Lighting Fixtures..." (with illustration of chandelier of wall lamp fixture). House & Garden. (Viewed 22 September 2017. G00594-95; G00597.)



1921 patents

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1921 - patent - design for a support for a lamp or similar article

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (20 September 1921; filed 24 February 1921). Design no. 59,168; serial no. 447,616: Design for a support for a lamp or similar article. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01883).

1921 - patent - design for a lamp

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (20 September 1921; filed 24 February 1921). Design no. 59,169; serial no. 447,617: Design for a lamp. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01884).

1921 - patent - design for a lamp

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (20 September 1921; 24 February 1921). Design no. 59,170; serial no. 447,618: Design for a lamp. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01885).

1921 - patent - electric fixture

Arthur B. Allworth, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (6 December 1921; filed 29 October 1920). Letters patent no. 1,398,956; serial no. 420,388: Electric fixture. (Viewed 6 April 2018. AAA01886).



1922 advertisements

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1922 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (May 1922). Advertisement: "Miller Lighting Fixtures, The New Georgian Line..." (with three illustrations). House & Garden, p. 96. (Viewed 22 September 2017. G00602.)

1922 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (September 1922). Advertisement: "Miller Lighting Fixtures... " (with two illustrations). House & Garden, p. 82. (Viewed 22 September 2017. G00607.)

1922 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (October 1922). Advertisement: "Miller Lighting Fixtures... " (with three illustrations). House & Garden, p. 102. (Viewed 22 September 2017. G00609.)

1922 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (November 1922). Advertisement: "Miller Lamps, There is an irresistable charm about all Miller Lamps..." (with four illustrations). House & Garden, p. 105. (Viewed 22 September 2017. G00611.)



1922 patents

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1922 - patent - design for a lamp

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (26 September 1922; filed 6 February 1922). Design no. 61,526; serial no. 561: Design for a lamp. (Viewed 26 March 2018. AAA01543).

1922 - patent -

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (26 September 1922; filed 6 February 1922). Design no. 61,527; serial no. 562: Design for a lamp. (Viewed 26 March 2018. AAA01544).



1923 - missing design catalogue

General Electric. (1923). General Electric Lighting Equipment – Edward Miller & Company (catalogue). No copy in a public library known to exist. Viewed 1 August 2016. [3]

1923 - design catalogue reprint excerpt

General Electric. (1923). Reprint of cover of General Electric Lighting Equipment – Edward Miller & Company (catalogue). In Scheips, Marguerite T. (Research by Allen L. Weathers). (1995). The Miller Company: The first 150 years, (p. 48). Miller Company: Meriden, CT. (Updated 19 April 2017. A02239.)


1923 advertisements

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1923 - advertisement

C. A. Muddiman Co., Washington, DC. (19 February 1923). Advertisement: "Miller Oil Heaters... " [with no illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 5, cols. 3-4. (Viewed 12 June 2020. D01393).

1923 - advertisement

L. Bamberger & Co., Newark, NJ. (2 March 1923). Advertisement: "... Now in Progress! Annual March Sale... Housefurnishings... Miller Oil Heater... " [with no illustrations]. Perth Amboy Evening News (New Jersey), p. 4, col. 2. (Viewed 12 June 2020. D01394-95).



1923 patents

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1923 - patent - design for a lamp

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (4 September 1923; filed 15 December 1922). Design no. 63,016; serial no. 4606: Design for a lamp. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01959).

1923 - patent - design for a lamp

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (4 September 1923; filed 15 December 1922). Design no. 63,017; serial no. 4607: Design for a lamp. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01960).

1923 - patent - design for a lamp

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (4 September 1923; filed 15 December 1922). Design no. 63,018; serial no. 4608: Design for a lamp. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01961).

1923 - patent - design for a lantern

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (11 December 1923; filed 5 July 1923). Design no. 63,547; serial no. 6687: Design for a lantern. (Viewed 8 April 2018. AAA01962).



1924 - spotlighted article - Associated Press wire

Associated Press. (3 March 1924). Total of $5,000,000 in business merger. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 2, col. 5. (Viewed 15 June 2019. F00936-37).

"The largest combination of manufacturers of lighting fixtures in the history of the industry was effected last week at the first meeting of the newly incorporated Miller Company, at the office of Edward Miller & Co., here, it became known yesterday."

"The Miller Company as now constituted represents a merger of Edward Miller & Co. of this city, the Duplexalite Corporation of New York city and the Ivanhoe Regents Works of Cleveland, with total assets of $5,000,000." (Excerpt from above.)



1924 - other articles

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1924 - newspaper article

(3 March 1924). "$5,000,000 combine formed by Ed. Miller Company with its new headquarters here." Meriden Morning Record, pp. 1-2. (Viewed 24 July 2016. A01105-12.)

"... The largest combination of manufacturers of electric lighting fixtures in the history of the industry was effected last week at the first meeting of the newly-incorporated Miller company in the office of the Edward Miller & Company here. The Miller Company as now constituted represents a merger of Edward Miller & Company of this city, the Duplexalite corporation of New York and the Ivanhoe-Regent Works of Cleveland, Ohio, with total assets of $5,000,000..." (Excerpt from above.)


1924 - newspaper article

(3 March 1924). "New co. heads lighting experts, All have taken leading part in illumination, brief sketches, introduction of men who will conduct business of big new concern". Meriden Morning Record, pp. 1 & 2. (Viewed 12 September 2017. G00364-74).



1924 - spotlighted advertisement - bond offer announcement

Miller Company. (3 March 1924). Important bond offer announcement via advertisement. Meriden Morning Record, p. 7, columns 5-8. (Viewed 12 September 2017. G00281-83).

"New issue, $800,000, The Miller Company... Dated March 1, 1924, Due March 1, 1934.

HISTORY AND BUSINESS: The Miller Company organized under the laws of Connecticut, upon completion of the present financing will own the business and assets of Edward Miller & Company of Meriden, Connecticut. Business founded in 1844, one of the oldest and best known manufacturers of lighting fixtures. Manufactures a large variety of electric fixtures, gas fixtures, kerosene lamps and other products. Will own the patents and control the production of the well known Duplexalite fixture the sales of which were formerly controlled by the General Electric Company. Also manufactures the Miller Daylight Kitchen Unit and Miller Portable Lamps. The large customers include the Western Electric Company, Inc.; Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company; most of the General Electric Company’s distributors; various Standard Oil Companies; Commonwealth Edison Company, Chicago; Consolidated Gas Co. of New York; United Electric Light & Power Co., New York; Union Electric Light & Power, St. Louis; The Philadelphia Electric Co.; Edison Electric Illuminating Company of Boston; Hartford Electric Light Company and many similar companies...." (Excerpt from above.)


1924 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (3 March 1924). Advertisement: "Beautiful and Useful— a Miller Desk Lamp..." Meriden Morning Record, p. 7, column 1. (Viewed 12 September 2017. G00280).


1924 patents

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1924 - patent - design for a lamp

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (15 January 1924; filed 27 October 1923). Design no. 63,813; serial no. 7,609: Design for a lamp. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00774).

1924 - patent - design for a lamp

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (22 January 1924; filed 27 October 1923). Design no. 63,838; serial no. 7,610: Design for a lamp. (Viewed 6 February 2019. D00773).

1924 - patent - design for a shade holder

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (16 December 1924; filed 9 June 1923). Design no. 66,251; serial no. 6452: Design for a shade holder. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01658).

1924 - patent - design for a canopy for lighting fixtures

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to Edward Miller & Company. (16 December 1924; filed 9 June 1923). Design no. 66,252; serial no. 6453: Design for a canopy for lighting fixtures. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01659).



1930s

1930 - secondary source

(1930). In memorium: Edward Miller (1827-1909); Edward Miller (1851-1927); Arthur Eugene Miller (1863-1914). Number of pages unknown. Publisher unknown. (Viewed 18 June 2017. AAA00608-07.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.


1950s

1956 - secondary source

Wendover, Sanford H. (1956). On Edward Miller & Co, (pp. 86-7; 199). In 150 years of Meriden. Meriden: Meriden Sesquicentennial Committee. (Published in connection with the observance of the city’s sesquicentennial, June 17-23, 1956). (Updated 2 June 2017. A00789-90.)

"The switchboard used in Meriden, which is the oldest commercial switchboard still in existence (the days-older New Haven switchboard having been destroyed) was built in the Edward Miller [&] Co. in Meriden by Roger D. Blish." (p. 199 from source above.)


1960s

1968 - book mention

Revi, Albert Christian. (1968). Edward Miller & Co. mention, (p. 255). In American Art Nouveau glass. Nelson. (Unconfirmed. Viewed 8 August 2020. AAA0613; L01961).

1968 - MA thesis

Pritchard, David. (1968). Edward Miller and Company, from 1844-1923 (MA thesis). 74 pp. (Updated 17 April 2017. A00080.)

1968 - article mention

[18 June 1968 (or 16 June), stamped on clipping]. Book on period glassware lists Gianotti as advisor [with mention: "Howard Gianotti, local antique dealer... American Art Nouveau glass... Edward Miller & Co. (in relation to C. F. Monroe Co.) ... "] Presumably Morning Record (notation on clipping "MR") (Meriden, CT), page number unknown. (Viewed 8 August 2020. AAA00622).

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.


1980s

1980 - secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). "Edward Miller & Co." mentions, [pp. 123 (Rochester lamp)]. In The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

1988 - secondary source

Vumbaco, Brenda J. (1988). On Edward Miller & Company, [pp. 33 (reprinted advert), 37]. In Meriden – Connecticut crossroads: An illustrated history. 144 pages. Windsor Publications: Northridge, CA. (Updated 17 April 2017. A00804. DM.)


1990s

1995 - secondary source

Scheips, Marguerite T. (Research by Weathers, Allen L.) (1995). The Miller Company, the first 150 years: The story of a successful American business, 1844-1994. (Updated 19 April 2017. A00093-94; A02239.)

1997 - exhibition brochure - J. D. Bergen 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: (a) C. Dorflinger & Sons (cut glass) / Edward Miller & Co. (duplex burner). (undated). Banquet lamp; (b) L. Blackmore Co. (cut glass) / Edward Miller & Co. (Apollo duplex burner). (undated). Boudoir lamp; (c) Probably T. G. Hawkes & Company and J. Hoare & Company (cut glass) / Edward Miller & Co. (duplex burner). (undated). Large banquet lamp. (Updated 18 November 2018. A00757-58; A02454).


2010s

2010 - secondary source

Franco, Jan Leach. (2010). Photo of Edward Miller mansion, (p. 33); Reprinted Edward Miller & Co. advert (stores: 28-30 West Broadway, New York; 63 Pearl Street, Boston, Mass.), (p. 33). In: Meriden. Arcadia Publishing: Charleston, SC. (Viewed 15 December 2016. DM.)

2014 - newsletter article

Mitchell, Bruce. (June 2014). The Meriden glass industry: A brief history [including mention of Edward Miller & Co.]. Museum of Connecticut Glass website. (Viewed 3 May 2020. H01231).


n. d.

n. d. - price list

Edward Miller & Co. (undated). Wholesale price list of gas portables. Approx. 14 pp. (Viewed 28 June 2018. AAA03376-07).

n. d. - four product illustrations

Edward Miller & Co. (undated). Four illustrations of brackets [on sales sheet or from unknown trade catalogue]. (Ref. code: EP001.01.071.01.01.012. Viewed 10 October 2017. G01274.)

n. d. - product illustration

Edward Miller & Co. (undated). No. 0472, Rochester Non-Extension Chandelier illustration [on sales sheet or from unknown trade catalogue]. (Ref. code: EP001.01.071.01.01.011. Viewed 10 October 2017. G01275.)

n. d. - product illustration

Edward Miller & Co. (undated). No. 0722, extension chandelier illustration [on sales sheet or from unknown trade catalogue]. (Ref. code: EP001.01.071.01.01.010. Viewed 10 October 2017. G01276.)

n. d. - circular

Edward Miller & Co. (undated). Circular, new patent lock extension for Rochester Harps and Founts. (Ref. code: EP001.01.071.01.01.009. Viewed 10 October 2017. G01277.)

n. d. - collector’s website

(undated). Collectors website: edwardmillerkeroseneoillamps.com. [Site contains a wide range of photos and information.] (Viewed 10 October 2017. G01256.)

n. d. - collector’s website

(undated). Collectors website: edward-miller-petroleumlampen.de. [Site contains a wide range of photos and information.] (Viewed 10 October 2017. G01257-58.)

n. d. - design booklet (missing)

Edward Miller & Co. (undated). Booklet No. 5A, Oil Burning Lamps. Number of pages unknown. No copy known to be in a public library. (Viewed 10 October 2017. G01260; G01263.)

n. d. - design brochure

Probably Edward Miller and Co. (undated). No. 657 “Miller” electric burner [for converting oil table lamps into electric portables] (brochure). Number of pages unknown.

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

n. d. - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (undated). [Miller’s Cecilia piano lamps]. Meriden, CT. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 7 January 2007.)

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara - Special Collections, Romaine Trade Catalogs.

n. d. - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (undated). [A treatise on advanced house lighting]. Meriden, CT. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 7 January 2007.)

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara - Special Collections, Romaine Trade Catalogs.

n. d. - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (undated). … Marine lamps. 20 pp. (Viewed 20 July 2016. C00002-11.)

  • Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT. (Search the library catalogue.)
  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. 974.62 M651mi #2.

n. d. - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (undated). Miller-lamps, burners, accessories, oil heaters, etc. [Catalogue X143] 78 pp. (Viewed 20 July 2016. C00014-04.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. 644.3 M648m #143.

n. d. - design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (undated). Miller gas portables [Catalogue no. 145], 23 pp. (Viewed 20 July 2016. C00002-08.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. 644.3 M648 #145.

n. d. - patents

Edward Miller & Company. (undated). 139 patents. (Viewed 10 March 2016. A00016.)


Footnote:
[1] See: Scheips, Marguerite T. (Research by Allen L. Weathers). (1995). The Miller Company: The first 150 years, (p. 20). Miller Company: Meriden, CT. University of Connecticut library, Storrs, CT, barcode no. B2433175 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 19 April 2017. [A00093-94; A02239]

[2] Ibid., p. 38. According to Scheips, Marguerite, "The Electrolite [by the company] won an award at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition".

[3] Ibid., p. 48.



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