Edward Miller & Co. design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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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.)


A. Edward Miller & Co. design catalogues

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1840s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1844-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 18 October 2017.)


1850s

Company records

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

Missing design catalogue

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

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

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.)


1870s

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.)

Design catalogue

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

Edward Miller & Co. in 1876 exhibition

(1876). List of awards made by the United States Centennial Commission to the American Exhibitors, International Exhibition, 1876, at Philadelphia. [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.)

Edward Miller & Co. in 1876 exhibition

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

Design catalogue

Edward Miller & Co. (1877). Illustrated catalogue of bronzed parlor ornaments. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 30 April 2017. A02340.)

"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.

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.)


1880s

Edward Miller & Co. in Sydney 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.) (Viewed 2 March 2017. A01524-27.)

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]

Design catalogue

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

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.)

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.)

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.)

Advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (15 February 1883). Advertisement: "Edward Miller & Co., Manufacturers of Fine Lamps, Bronze Ornaments, Burner Goods..." Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, column 7. (Viewed 9 September 2017. G00258).

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.)

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.)

Pamphlet

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

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.)


1890s

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.)

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.)

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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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.)

Advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (2 January 1891). Advertisement: "Edward Miller & Co., Manufacturers of the celebrated ’Rochester’ Lamp". Meriden Daily Republican, p. 4, column 1. (Viewed 8 September 2017. G00220).



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.)

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.)

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.)

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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News brief

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

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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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.)



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.)

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.)

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 advertisements

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Advertisement

(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.)

Advertisement

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



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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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

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.)

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.)

Edward Miller & Co. in 1901 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]

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.)

Design catalogue

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

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.)

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.

Design catalogue

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

1904 advertisements

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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.)

Advertisement

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

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.)

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.)

Advertisement

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



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.

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.

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.

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.)

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.

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.)

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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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.)

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.)

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.)



Design catalogue

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

News mention

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


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.

Design catalogue

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

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.)

1911 advertisements

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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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)



1913 magazine articles

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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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

News mention

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

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.)

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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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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)



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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)


1920s

1920 advertisements

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Advertisement

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

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.)

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

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

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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.)

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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.)

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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.)

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

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

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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.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Advertisement

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

Advertisement

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

Advertisement

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



1921 advertisements

See the ads

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.)

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.)



1922 advertisements

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Advertisement

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

Advertisement

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

Advertisement

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

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.)



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]

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.)

"At a board of directors meeting on February 22, 1924, the assets of Edward Miller and Company, ’property, good will and business as a going concern,’ were formally transferred to ’The Miller Company, a Connecticut corporation..."

—Scheips, Marguerite T. (Research by Allen L. Weathers). (1995). The Miller Company: The first 150 years, (p. 52). Miller Company: Meriden, CT.

Key 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.)

Key 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).

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).

Important bond offer announcement via advertisement

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.)


1930s

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

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

MA thesis

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


1980s

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.)

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

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.)

Edward Miller & Co. in 1997 exhibition

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


2010s

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.)


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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

Collector’s website

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

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.)

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.)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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