Forbes Silver Co. design catalogues and historical documentation

Marks, advertisements, catalogues & more concerning the legacy.

Forbes Silver Co. designs


Above, illustration of Forbes Silver Co. designs in the International Silver Company catalogue no. 34 (1928 or 1929), p. 168. For more information, see listing below.


"FORBES SILVER CO., Meriden, Conn.
Starting in 1894, the Forbes Silver Company [,a secondary trademark of the Meriden Britannia Company,] produced a variety of small silverplated pieces for use by women in the home, including a very large line of silverplated toiletware, as well as a general line of household silverplate.

Its moderately priced line of silverplate were quite well known and continued to be made and marketed by [the International Silver Company, which in 1898 acquired Forbes and Meriden Britannia] ...until 1935."

— Edmund P. Hogan in An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company (1977), p. 168.; Hogan in The elegance of old silverplate and some personalities, pp. 140-41. (See entries below.)



Forbes Silver Co. (ISC division) design catalogues and historical information (by year) [1]


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1890s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1894-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 25 April 2020. C01264; D01195; D01213).

1896 - news mention

(10 February 1896). Local news ["C. Berry Peets of this city has been elected a director of the Forbes Silver manufacturing company, just formed in Meriden."] New Haven Morning Journal and Courier, p. 8, col. 1. (Viewed 10 May 2020. H01482-83).

c. 1896 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company. (c. 1896). The Forbes Silver Co. quadruple plated hollow ware. 52 pp. (Viewed 29 July 2018. C00197-07).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.


1897 advertisements

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1897 - advertisement

Schlesinger and Mayer, Chicago, IL. (6 June 1897). Advertisement: "... silver... Meriden Britannia Co., Forbes Silver Co. ... " [with abstract illustration]. Chicago Daily Tribune, p. 48. (Viewed 7 June 2019. E00799).

  • See worldcat.org for possible locations.

1897 - advertisement

Brassfield’s, presumably Ness City, KS. (13 November 1897). Advertisement: "We always do; Buy our goods right and sell the same way... Forbes Silver Plate... " [with no illustrations]. The Ness County Echo, (Ness City, Kansas), p. 5, col. 4. (Viewed 4 January 2021. D01739).

  • See worldcat.org for possible locations, or contact area public library.



c. 1897 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company. (c. 1897). The Forbes Silver Co., makers of wares in silver plate. 71 pp. (Viewed 29 July 2018. C00197-08).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.

c. 1897 - design catalogue page excerpt

Unidentified company. (c. 1897). [Catalogue page showing three Forbes Silver Co. trinket boxes illustrated]. [Company description at top of page: "The leading jobber in all reliable makes of American cases and movements", (p. 141 or 441).] (Viewed 23 May 2020. H01658).

1898 - spotlighted news mention, Forbes Silver Co. in Omaha exposition

(20 July 1898). The Omaha exposition [including mention of Forbes Silver Co. flatware used in exposition restaurant]. Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 13. (Viewed 3 September 2018. D00281).


1898 - other articles

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1898 - news brief

(April 1898). News brief: "The Forbes Silver Co., Meriden, Conn., ... Their catalogue... shows a very great variety of goods..." The Spatula (a magazine for pharmacists), p. 337. (Viewed 7 May 2018. AAA02976; AAA02980).

1898 - news announcement

(c. 26 September 1898). News brief: "The Forbes Silver Co., of Meriden, Conn., make an unusually artistic line of silverware..." American Druggist and Pharmaceutical Record, p. 20. (Viewed 7 May 2018. AAA02981).



1898 advertisements

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1898 - two advertisements

Forbes Silver Co. (April 1898; May 1898). Advertisement: "The Forbes Silver Co. ... Meriden, Conn. New York Office: 1128 Broadway, between 25th and 26th Sts. [with five product illustrations]. The Spatula (a magazine for pharmacists). (Viewed 7 May 2018. AAA02976-79).

1898 - advertisement

H. Batterman, Brooklyn, NY. (10 May 1898). Advertisement: "... Our stock of Plated Tea Sets comprise the pick from such manufacturers as The Forbes Silver Co. ... ". The Standard-Union (Brooklyn, New York), p. 4, col. 4. (Viewed 4 January 2021. D01740).

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1898 - advertisement

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

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

1898 - three advertisements

Quackenbush & Co., Paterson, NJ. (4, 6 & 7 June 1898). Advertisements: "... June weddings... Forbes Silver Plate... " [with no illustrations]. The Morning Call (Paterson, New Jersey). (Viewed 17 May 2020. H01576-78).

  • Online - fultonhistory.com.
  • (4 June 1898, p. 5, cols 7-8. Search the archive, "Paterson NJ Morning Call 1898 - 1960", and scroll down for the link.)
  • (6 June 1898, p. 5, cols 7-8. Search the archive, "Paterson NJ Morning Call 1898 - 1970", and scroll down for the link.)
  • (7 June 1898, p. 5, cols 7-8. Search the archive, "Paterson NJ Morning Call 1898 - 1980", and scroll down for the link.)

1898 - advertisements

Quackenbush & Co., Paterson, NJ. (18, 20, 21 June 1898). Advertisement: "... Basement Bargains ... Silverware ... Forbes Silver Plate... " [with no illustrations]. The Morning Call (Paterson, New Jersey). (Viewed 7 June 2020. D01324-26).

  • Online - fultonhistory.com.
  • 18 June 1898, p. 5, cols. 7-8. (Search the archive, "Paterson NJ Morning Call 1898 - 2070", and scroll down for the link.)
  • 20 June 1898, p. 5, cols. 7-8. (Search the archive, "Paterson NJ Morning Call 1898 - 2082", and scroll down for the link.)
  • 21 June 1898, p. 5, cols. 7-8. (Search the archive, "Paterson NJ Morning Call 1898 - 2090", and scroll down for the link.)

1898 - advertisement

S. Kann, Sons & Co., Washington, DC. (19 June 1898). Advertisement: "Opening of our new silverware department... Forbes [Silver Co.] ... " [with possibly related abstract illustrations showing knife, fork and three spoons]. The Times (Washington, DC), p. 5, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 2 June 2020. H01950-51).

1898 - two advertisements

C. T. Clingenpeel, Delta, Colorado. (December 1898). Advertisement: "... Fine watches, Jewely [sic], Clocks, Silverware and Novelties... Forbes Silver Company and other makes in hollow silverware..." [with no illustrations]. The Delta Independent (Delta, Colorado). (Viewed 19 September 2018. B00343-44).



c. 1898 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company. (c. 1898). The Forbes Silver Co., makers of wares in silver plate. 76 pp. (Viewed 29 July 2018. C00197-09).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.



In 1898, Forbes Silver Company became part of the International Silver Company. After this date, it is assumed that any design patents utilized by the Forbes Silver Company division or brand were assigned to the International Silver Company. (See the ISC historical documentation page).



1899 advertisements

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1899 - three advertisements

Murphy, the jeweler, presumably Maysville, Kentucky. (August 1899). Text-based advertisement: "... Forbes Silver [Co. / International Silver Co.] plated spoons... " [with no illustrations]. The Evening Bulletin (Maysville, KY). (Viewed 9 October 2018. B00845-47).

1899 - six text-based advertisements

Murphy, the jeweler, presumably Maysville, Kentucky. (30, 31 August; 1, 2, 4, 5 September 1899). Text-based advertisement: "... Forbes nickel silver [/ International Silver Co.] tea spoons... " [with no illustrations]. The Evening Bulletin (Maysville, KY). (Viewed 11 October 2018. B00950-55).

1899 - advertisement

Goldenberg’s, Washington, DC. (3 December 1899). Advertisement: "... Monday’s remarkable and unprecedented values... For the housewife... Forbes’ [/ International Silver Co.] silver-plated sugar bowls, spoon holders, cream pitchers, cake stands, and fruit bowls... " [with no illustrations]. Washington Post (Washington, DC), p. 10, col. 1. (Viewed 1 June 2020. F00604).

  • See worldcat.org for possible locations.

1899 - advertisement

Weinstein’s, Helena, MT. (13 December 1899). Advertisement: "... Silverware... These goods are Forbes Silver Co.’s [/ International Silver Co.] goods, guaranteed quadruple plated... " [with no product illustrations]. The Daily Independent (Helena, Montana), presumably p. 8, cols. 3-5. (Viewed 12 November 2021. D01741).

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1899 - advertisement

Goldenberg’s, Washington, DC. (15 December 1899). Advertisement: "... Gift suggestions... Forbes’ Silver-plated [/ International Silver Co.] Sugar Bowls, Cream Pitcher, Spoonholders, Butter Dishes... " [with no illustrations]. The Evening Times (Washington, DC), p. 5, col. 7. (Viewed 22 June 2019. D00946-47).

1899 - advertisement

Goldenberg’s, Washington, DC. (16 December 1899). Advertisement: ".... Gift suggestions... Forbes’ Silver-plated [/ International Silver Co.] Sugar Bowls, Cream Pitcher, Spoonholders, Butter Dishes... " [with no illustrations]. The Times (Washington, DC), p. 7, col. 7. (Viewed 25 June 2019. E00817-18).



c. 1899 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1899). The Forbes Silver Co., (International Silver Co., successor) makers of wares in silver plate, [cat. no. 4]. 80 pp. (Viewed 29 July 2018. C00197-10).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.



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1900s

1900 advertisements

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1900 - advertisement

Walbridge & Co., Buffalo, NY. (29 January 1900). Advertisement: "... Specials in Silver Plated Ware... Forbes Silver Co.’s [/ International Silver Co.] four-piece quadruple plate tea sets... " [with abstract illustration]. Buffalo Courier (New York), p. 5, col. 4. (Viewed 10 May 2020. H01488).

1900 - advertisement

Walbridge & Co., Buffalo, NY. (29 January 1900). Advertisement: "... Specials in Silver Plated Ware... Forbes Silver Co.’s [/ International Silver Co.] four-piece quadruple plate tea sets... " [with abstract illustration]. Buffalo Evening News (New York), p. 4, col. 5. (Viewed 10 May 2020. H01489).

1900 - advertisement

Goldenberg’s, Washington, DC. (2 December 1900). Advertisement: "... Housewares... Forbes Silver Company’s [ / International Silver Co.] quadruple-plate Sugar Bowls, Creamers, and Spoonholders, with satin finish... " [with no illustrations]. Washington Post (Washington, DC), p. 10. (Viewed 17 June 2019. E00800).

  • See worldcat.org for possible locations.



c. 1900 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1900). The Forbes Silver Co., (International Silver Co., successor) makers of wares in silver plate, [cat. no. 5]. 97 pp. (Viewed 29 July 2018. C00197-11).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.


1901 advertisements

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1901 - advertisement

John Wilson & Co., Greenfield, MA. (13 March 1901). Advertisement: "Sale of Electro Silver Plate Ware... Forbes Silver Plate Co. [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustration]. Greenfield Reporter (Greenfield, MA), p. 5, cols. 4-5. (Viewed 10 May 2020. H01485-87).

1901 - advertisement

Smith, Murray & Co., Bridgeport, CT. (15 March 1901). Advertisement: "... A great silverware sale... Forbes Silver Plate Co. (/ International Silver Co. /) ..." [with no illustrations]. The Newtown Bee (Newtown, CT), p. 2, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 19 September 2018. B00335-36).

1901 - two advertisements

W. H. Pickens, Easley, SC. (October 1901). Advertisement: "Jewelry... (International Silver Co. /) Forbes Silver Co. ..." [with no illustrations]. The People’s Journal (Pickens, SC). (Viewed 19 September 2018. B00345-46).

1901 - two advertisements

W. H. Pickens, Easley, South Carolina. (December 1901). Advertisement: "... Forbes Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.] ... Quadruple Plate Tableware... " [with no illustrations]. The People’s Journal (Pickens, SC). (Viewed 6 October 2018. B00775-76).



c. 1901 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1901). The Forbes Silver Co., (International Silver Co., successor) makers of wares in silver plate, [cat. no. 6]. 93 pp. (Viewed 29 July 2018. C00197-12).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.

1902 - five advertisements

W. H. Pickens, Easley, SC. (January - March 1902). Advertisement: "... Forbes Silver Co.’s [/ International Silver Co.], Quadruple Plate Tableware... " [no illustrations]. The People’s Journal (Pickens, South Carolina). (Viewed 20 October 2018. B01151-55).

c. 1902 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1902). The Forbes Silver Co. (International Silver Co., successor) makers of wares in silver plate, [cat. no. 7]. 105 pp. (Viewed 27 July 2018. C00198-01).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.


1903 advertisements

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1903 - two advertisements

International Silver Company. (January-February 1903). Advertisements: "Makers of Wares of Sterling and Silver Plate... [Factories:] The Barbour Silver Co., The Holmes & Edwards Silver Co., Meriden Britannia Co., The Meriden Silver Plate Co., Rogers & Brother, Wilcox Silver Plate Co., The Meriden Cut Glass Co., The Derby Silver Co., Manhattan Silver Plate Co., The Forbes Silver Co., The Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., The Rogers & Hamilton Co.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., The Watrous Mfg. Co." House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01135; G01151.)

1903 - four advertisements

International Silver Company. (March-June 1903). Advertisements: "... Makers of Wares in Sterling and Silver Plate... [Factories:] The Barbour Silver Co., The Holmes & Edwards Silver Co., Meriden Britannia Co., The Meriden Silver Plate Co., Rogers & Brother, Wilcox Silver Plate Co., The Meriden Cut Glass Co., The Derby Silver Co., The Forbes Silver Co., The Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., The Rogers & Hamilton Co.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., The Watrous Mfg. Co., Middletown Plate Co. ..." House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01154; G01159; .)



c. 1903 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1903). The Forbes Silver Co. (International Silver Co., successor) makers of wares in silver plate, [cat. no. 8]. 109 pp. (Viewed 27 July 2018. C00198-02).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.

1904 - news announcement

(August 1904). News brief: Announcement of new catalogue no. 9 by Forbes Silver Co. / International Silver Co. Hardware Dealers’ Magazine, p. 265. (Viewed 7 May 2018. AAA02982-83).


1904 advertisements

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1904 - advertisement

O. C. Robinson, presumably Newark, NJ. (31 March 1904). Advertisement: "... Knives and Forks ... made by the Forbes Silver Co. who are managed by the 1847 Rogers [Bros. / Meriden Britannia Co. / International Silver Co.] ..." [with no illustrations]. The Newark Courier (Newark, New Jersey), presumably, p. 5, col. 1. (Viewed 14 October 2018. B01070).

1904 - advertisement

The Bon Marche / Nordhoff & Co., presumably Seattle, WA. (29 November 1904). Advertisement: "... (International Silver Co. /) Forbes Silver [Plate] Co. ..." [with no illustrations]. The Seattle Star (Seattle, Washington), p. 8. (Viewed 6 October 2018. B00765-66).

1904 - advertisement

The Bon Marche / Nordhoff & Co., presumably Seattle, WA. (22 December 1904). Advertisement: "... (International Silver Co. /) Forbes Silver Co. ..." [with no illustrations]. The Seattle Star (Seattle, Washington), p. 2. (Viewed 6 October 2018. B00767-68).



c. 1904 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1904). The Forbes Silver Co. (International Silver Co., successor) makers of wares in silver plate, [cat. no. 9]. 109 pp. (Viewed 27 July 2018. C00198-03).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.


1905 advertisements

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1905 - advertisement

Frederick & Nelson, Second Avenue Madison and Spring Sts, Seattle. (29 August 1905). Advertisement: "... Special sale of high grade silverware... entire line of the (International Silver Co. /) Forbes Silver Co.’s Quadruple Plated Silverware— Tea Sets, Cake Baskets, Coffee Sets, Table Casters, Sugar Bowls, Cream Pitchers, Butter Dishes, Smoking Sets, Etc. ..." [with no illustrations]. The Seattle Star (Seattle, Washington), p. 8., cols. 1-3. (Viewed 19 September 2018. B00338).

1905 - advertisement

Meyer Bros., Boston Store, Paterson, NJ. (13 November 1905). Advertisement: "Quadruple plate silverware sale... Forbes Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no product illustrations]. The Morning Call (Paterson, New Jersey), unknown page number, cols 6-8. (Viewed 14 June 2020. D01436).

1905 - two advertisements

Meyer Bros., Boston Store, Paterson, NJ. (17 & 18 November 1905). Advertisement: "... Quadruple plate silverware sale ... Forbes Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no specific product illustrations]. The Morning Call (Paterson, New Jersey). (Viewed 24 July 2020. L01830-33).

  • Online - fultonhistory.com.
  • 17 November 1905, presumably p. 5, cols. 6-8. (Search the archive, "Paterson NJ Morning Call 1905 Sep-Dec - 0625", and scroll down for the link.)
  • 18 November 1905, presumably p. 5, cols. 6-8. (Search the archive, "Paterson NJ Morning Call 1905 Sep-Dec - 0637", and scroll down for the link.)

1905 - advertisement

Cramer Bros., Grant Pass, Oregon. (1 December 1905). Advertisement: "... Xmas silverware we have in stock ... (International Silver Co. /) Forbes Silver Co. ..." [with no illustrations]. Rogue River Courier (Grants Pass, Oregon), presumably p. 5., col. 3. (Viewed 19 September 2018. B00337).

1905 - advertisement

Rosenbaum Company, Pittsburgh, PA. (3 December 1905). Advertisement: " ... Jewelry Novelties... Forbes Silver [/ International Silver Co.] Hat and Cloth Brishes... Comb and Brush Sets..." [with presumably no specific product illustrations]. The Pittsburg Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), p. 35, col. 5. (Viewed 21 October 2020. F01564).

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c. 1905 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1905). The Forbes Silver Co. (International Silver Co., successor) makers of wares in silver plate, [cat. no. 10]. 129 pp. (Viewed 27 July 2018. C00198-04).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.


1906 advertisements

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1906 - advertisement

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

1906 - advertisement

Steinbach Company, Asbury Park, NJ. (2 June 1906). Advertisement: "Hotel Silverware... International Silver Co., Forbes Silver Co. ..." [with no illustrations]. Ocean Grove Times (presumably Asbury Park, New Jersey), p. 8, cols. 4-6. (Viewed 10 May 2020. H01484).

1906 - advertisement

Cramer Bros., presumably Grants Pass, OR. (7 December 1906). Advertisement: "For Christmas presents... ’Rogers 1847’, ’Forbes Silver Co.’ [/International Silver Co.] [with no illustrations]. Rogue River Courier (Grants Pass, Oregon), unknown page number, col. 6. (Viewed 12 May 2019; H00851).



c. 1906 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1906). The Forbes Silver Co. (International Silver Co., successor) makers of wares in silver plate, [cat. no. 11]. 136 pp. (Viewed 27 July 2018. C00198-05).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.


1907 advertisements

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1907 - advertisement

Freimuth’s, Duluth, MN. (1 February 1907). Advertisement: "... Savings in Silverware... Silver-plated Knives and Forks— made by the reliable Forbes Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Duluth Evening Herald (Minnesota), p. 4, col. 7. (Viewed 30 April 2020. H01286).

1907 - advertisement

Freimuth’s, Duluth, MN. (10 February 1907). Advertisement: "One More Great Day of our 24th Anniversary Sale! ... Table Silverware... Knives and Forks... Forbes Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Duluth Evening Herald (Minnesota), p. 4, col. 2. (Viewed 30 April 2020. H01287).

1907 - advertisement

Goldenberg’s, Washington, DC. (22 February 1907). Advertisement: "... Silverware... Forbes’ Silver-plated Fruit Baskets [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no relevant illustration]. Washington Post, p. 8. (Viewed 6 June 2019. F00601).

  • See worldcat.org for possible locations.

1907 - two advertisements

Gold Bond Premium Co., Auburn, NY. (27 & 29 April 1907). Advertisements: "... Also a most beautiful assortment of Silver Tea Sets, Butter Dishes, Cake Baskets, etc., from such well known manufacturers as Forbes Silver Co. [/ISC] ... " [with no illustrations]. Auburn Citizen (Auburn, New York). (Viewed 1 May 2020. H01291-92).

  • Online - fultonhistory.com.
  • (For 27 April 1907, p. 6, cols. 6-7, search the archive, "NewspaperAuburn NY Citizen 1907 - 1963", and scroll down for the link.)
  • (For 29 April 1907, p. 6, cols. 6-7, search the archive, "NewspaperAuburn NY Citizen 1907 - 1975", and scroll down for the link.)

1907 - advertisement

Cramer Bros., presumably Grants Pass, OR. (22 November 1907). Advertisement: "Forbes Silver Company [/ International Silver Co.] ... Have you all the knives, forks, and spoons you need for the Thanksgiving Dinner?" [with no illustrations]. Rogue River Courier (Grants Pass, Oregon), unknown page number, col. 6. (Viewed 1 July 2019. F01040).

1907 - two advertisements

Cramer Bros., presumably Grants Pass, OR. (29 November, 6 December 1907). Advertisements: "Forbes Silver Company [/ International Silver Co.] ... Have you all the knives, forks, and spoons you need for the Christmas Dinner?" [with no illustrations]. Rogue River Courier (Grants Pass, Oregon). (Viewed 1 July 2019. F01041-42).

1907 - two advertisements

Cramer Bros., presumably Grants Pass, OR. (13 & 20 December 1907). Advertisements: "Silverware... Christmas... Forbes Silver Company [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Rogue River Courier (Grants Pass, Oregon). (Viewed 20 April 2020. D01224-25).

1907 - advertisement

Goldenberg’s, Washington, DC. (22 December 1907). Advertisement: "... Silverware... A magnificent holiday display... Forbes’ Silver-plated Fruit Baskets [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no related illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 6, col. 4. (Viewed 17 April 2020. D01164-65).

1907 - advertisement

Goldenberg’s, Washington, DC. (22 December 1907). Advertisement: "... Silverware; A magnificent holiday display... Forbes’ Silver-plated [/ International Silver Co.] Fruit Baskets, new embossed, Butler finish... China, Glassware, Bric-a-Brac and Home Needs... Forbes’ silver-plated Fruit or Cake Baskets... " [with no illustrations]. Washington Post, p. 8, col. 5; p. 9, col. 8. (Viewed 1 June 2020. F00602; F00606).

  • See worldcat.org for possible locations.

1907 - advertisement

Cramer Bros., Grants Pass, OR. (27 December 1907). "Silverware... "Forbes Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Rogue River Courier (Grants Pass, Oregon), unknown page number, col. 6. (Viewed 14 July 2019. H01064).



c. 1907-08 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Co. / (ISC). (c. 1907-8). Wares in silver plate..., [cat. no. 12]. Meriden, CT: 156 pp. (Updated 27 July 2018. A00254; C00198-06).


1908 advertisements

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1908 - three advertisements

Cramer Bros., presumably Grants Pass, OR. (January 1908). Advertisement: "Silverware... Forbes Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.] ..." [with no illustrations]. Rogue River Courier (Grants Pass, Oregon). (Viewed 6 October 2018. B00777-79).

1908 - advertisement

Goldenberg’s, Washington, DC. (1 November 1908). Advertisement: "... Forbes Silverware [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with possibly relevant abstract illustration of tea set]. Washington Post, p. 6. (Viewed 6 June 2019. F00603).

  • See worldcat.org for possible locations.

1908 - advertisement

Goldenberg’s, Washington, DC. (16 November 1908). Advertisement: "... Sale of silverware... Forbes Silver Company [/International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. The Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 9, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 12 May 2019; H00852-53).

1908 - advertisement

Cramer Bros., presumably Grants Pass, Oregon. (4 December 1908). Advertisement: "... Holiday Silverware... Forbes Silver Company [/ International Silver Co.] Quadruple Plate... " [with no illustrations]. Rogue River Courier (Grants Pass, Oregon), presumably p. 5, col. 4-6. (Viewed 14 October 2018. B01071).



c. 1908-09 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1908-09). The Forbes Silver Co. (International Silver Co., successor) makers of wares in silver plate, [cat. no. 13]. 166 pp. (Viewed 27 July 2018. C00198-07).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.


1909 advertisements

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1909 - advertisement

Duffy-McInnerney Co., Rochester, NY. (27 May 1909). Advertisement: "... Silverware for the brides of June... Ice Water Pitcher and Goblet... Champagne Cooler... Pitcher... Silver Plated Cake Dishes... Forbes Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.]... " [with no specifically related illustrations]. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (New York), unknown page number. (Viewed 27 April 2020. H01241).

1909 - advertisement

D. H. Holmes Co., New Orleans, LA. (18 July 1909). Advertisement: "... The Meriden [Britannia] and Forbes Quadruple Silver-Plate [/ International Silver Co.] ... All new pieces... teapots, sugars, creams, coffee pots, spoon trays, covered butters... " [with no product illustrations]. The Times-Democrat (New Orleans, Louisiana), p. 16, col. 2. (Viewed 5 January 2021. D01751).

  • See worldcat.org for possible locations, or contact area public library.



c. 1909-10 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1909-10). The Forbes Silver Co. (International Silver Co., successor) makers of wares in silver plate, [cat. no. 14]. 181 pp. (Viewed 27 July 2018. C00198-08).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.

c. 1909-10 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1909-10). The Forbes Silver Co. (International Silver Co., successor) soda fountain and bar accessories, [cat. no. 15]. 26 pp. (Viewed 27 July 2018. C00198-09).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.


1910s

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1910 - advertisement

Duffy-McInnerney Co., Rochester, NY. (7 June 1910). Advertisement: "... Sale of Silver... Wedding Gifts... Rogers Bros.’ 1847 Flatware [/ Meriden Britannia Co. / International Silver Co.] ... Flatware, From the International Silver Company... Silver Plated Hollow Ware... Forbes Silver Co." [with two abstract illustrations]. Rochester Chronicle (Rochester, NY), unknown page number, cols. 5-7. (Viewed 24 April 2020. C01221).

1910 - advertisement

Greater Meier & Frank Stores, presumably Portland, OR. (4 September 1910). Advertisement: "... Portland Agents for Forbes Silver Comp’y Quadruple Plate [/ International Silver Co.] ... The patterns are new ... baking dishes... tea sets... butter dishes... bon bon dish... " [with no product illustrations]. Oregon Daily Journal (Portland, OR), unknown page, col. 1. (Viewed 8 January 2021. D01752).

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1910 - advertisement

Arthur Letts, Broadway Department Store, Los Angeles, CA. (15 December 1910). Advertisement: "Forbes Silver Co.’s [/ International Silver Co.] Hollow-Ware... This is a collection of appropriate silverware for gift-giving... " [with abstract illustration of tea set]. Los Angeles Express, p. 3. (Viewed 17 October 2021. D01755).

  • See worldcat.org for possible locations, or contact area public library.



c. 1910 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (c. 1910). International Silver Co., Factory E, makers of silver plated holloware: catalogue no. 28. 168 pp. (pp. 109-167 consist of items from the Forbes Silver Plate Co. [sic]) (General note: "Meriden Silver Plate Co.") (Updated 15 April 2017. A00257.)

  • Offline - The Strong - National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY, call no. TS735.I5785 I5785 1910.

c. 1910-11 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1910-11). The Forbes Silver Co. (International Silver Co., successor) makers of wares in silver plate, [cat. no. 16]. 200 pp. (Viewed 27 July 2018. C00198-10).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.

1911 - advertisement

The Porteous & Mitchell Co., presumably Norwich, CT. (8 November 1911). Advertisement: "... Forbes Silver Co." [/ International Silver Co.] [with illustration of berry spoon, Alhambra pattern]. Norwich Bulletin (Connecticut), p. 7. (Viewed 6 October 2018. B00773-74).

c. 1911-12 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Co. / (ISC). (c. 1911-12). The Forbes Silver Co., makers of wares in silverplate [cat. no. 17]. 270 pp. (Updated 27 July 2018. A00255; C00198-11.)

1912 - promotional news mention

(12 April 1912). Promotional news mention: "The Forbes Silver [ / International Silver Co.] plated line at the White Palace" [, presumably in Twin Falls, ID]. The Twin Falls Times (Idaho), presumably p. 8, col. 6. (Viewed 6 October 2018. B00772).


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1912 - advertisement

Gevurtz, Portland, OR. (26 July 1912). Advertisement: "... Silver tea sets slashed in price... celebrated Forbes Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no related product illustrations]. The Oregon Daily Journal (Portland, Oregon), p. 5, cols. 5-7. (Viewed 21 January 2021. D01756).

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1912 - advertisement

D. H. Holmes Company, New Orleans. (1 September 1912). Advertisement: "Silver Department in the Home-Furnishing Sale... The Forbes Silver Company [/ International Silver Co.] adds a line of salesmen’s samples... " [with no product illustrations]. The Times-Democrat (New Orleans, LA), presumably p. 9. (Viewed 28 June 2021. D01735).

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1912 - advertisement

Kennington’s, Jackson, MS. (12 December 1912). Advertisement: "... The great Christmas store... The sale of Forbes Silver Co.’s [/ International Silver Co.] quadruple plated silverware will be continued... sandwich plates... fern plates... dessert sets... lemon dishes... " [with no product illustrations]. Jackson Daily News (Mississippi), p. 5, cols. 4-7. (Viewed 7 February 2021. D01754).

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c. 1912-13 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1912-13). Plated hollow ware - The Forbes Silver Co. (International Silver Co., successor) makers of wares in silver plate, [cat. no. 18]. 229 pp. (Viewed 27 July 2018. C00198-12).

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1913 advertisements

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1913 - advertisement

Kesner’s, New York. (3 April 1913). Advertisement: "... Silver Plated Ware... Forbes Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.] [with abstract illustration]. The Evening World (New York), p. 8. (Viewed 6 October 2018. B00780-81).

1913 - advertisement

Brandeis Stores, Omaha, Nebraska. (10 May 1913). Advertisement: "... Sale of Silver Hollow Ware... Forbes Silver [Plate] company..." [/ International Silver Co.] [with abstract graphical illustration]. Omaha Daily Bee (Nebraska), p. 8. (Viewed 6 October 2018. B00782-83).

1913 - advertisement

Brandeis Stores, Omaha, NE. (15 June 1913). Advertisement: "... Forbes Silver [Plate] Co. [/ International Silver Co.]." [with no illustrations]. Omaha Daily Bee (Nebraska), p. 12-A. (Viewed 11 October 2018. B00948-49).



1913-14 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Co. (International Silver Co., successor) (1913-14). "Makers of Wares in Silver Plate, Catalogue No. 19". 217 pp. (Updated 27 July 2018. A00256; C00198-13.)

1914 - news mention

(22 October 1914). Personal [with mention: "... H. M. Soldenstickler, representing... Forbes Silver company [/ International Silver Co.], was in Anderson today ... "]. The Anderson Daily Intelligencer (South Carolina), p. 3, col. 3. (Viewed 6 October 2018. B00770).


1914 advertisements

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1914 - advertisement

D. B. Loveman Co., Chattanooga, TN. (5 April 1914). Advertisement: "... Bon bon baskets... Forbes silver plate [/ International Silver Co.] — Butler finish... fancy Easter Lily designs... " [with no product illustrations]. Chattanooga Daily Times (Tennessee), p. 16, col. 6. (Viewed 13 January 2021. D01758).

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1914 - advertisement

(30 November 1914). Text-based advertisement: "X-mas Suggestions... Forbes silver [/ International Silver Co.] tea sets... R. J. Smith, Jeweler, Elks Temple [, presumably Ashland, Oregon]" [with no illustrations]. Ashland Tidings (Ashland, Oregon), p. 1, col. 5. (Viewed 6 October 2018. B00771).



c. 1914-16 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1914-15, 1915-16). Plated hollow ware - The Forbes Silver Co. (International Silver Co., successor) makers of wares in silver plate, [cat. no. 20]. [1914-15 catalogue with supplement valid until 1916. "some pages labeled Middletown Plate Co."] 237 pp. (206 pp + 31 pp, supplement.) (Viewed 27 July 2018. C00198-14).

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1915 advertisements

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1915 - advertisement

Houghton & Dutton Co., Boston, MA. (24 January 1915). Advertisement: "... Berry Spoons... Forbes silver [/ International Silver Co.], excellent quality, silver plated on nickel silver... " [with no illustration]. Boston Daily Globe, p. 3. (Viewed 6 June 2019. F00605).

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1915 - advertisement

Brandeis Stores, Omaha, NE. (24 April 1915). Advertisement: "... Immense stocks of high-grade quadruple plated silver hollow-ware... We bought from the International Silver Co. ... their entire surplus stock of Forbes [Silver Co.]... " [with probably relevant abstract illustrations]. The Bee (Omaha, Nebraska), p. 6. (Viewed 23 April 2020. D01287-88.)



c. 1915-16 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Co. (International Silver Co., successor.) (c. 1915-16). [Supplement to catalogue no. 20]. 31 pp. (Viewed 27 July 2018. A01016; C00198-15.)


1920s

1920-21 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1920-21). International Silver Co., Factory E makers of wares in silver plate, [cat. no. 21]. [Includes designs by Forbes Silver Plate Co. and Middletown Plate Co.] 142 pp. (Viewed 29 July 2018. C00199-01).

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1921 - advertisement

Phelps Dodge Mercantile Co., Bisbee, AZ. (8 September 1921). Advertisement: "... Jewelry Dept. ... Forbes [Silver Co. / International Silver Co.]... " [with no illustrations]. Bisbee Daily Review (Bisbee, Arizona), p. 6. (Viewed 6 October 2018. B00769-70).


1922 advertisements

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1922 - advertisement

C. H. Mogle, Winfield, KS. (6 July 1922). Advertisement: "... We still have a good stock of jewelry and kindred lines... silverware... Forbes Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Winfield Daily Courier (Winfield, KS), p. 7. (Viewed 16 July 2021. D01762).

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1922 - advertisement

C. H. Mogle, Winfield, KS. (6 July 1922). Advertisement: "... We still have a good stock of jewelry and kindred lines... silverware... Forbes Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.]’s Sheffield plate... " [with no illustrations]. The Winfield Daily Free Press (Winfield, KS), presumably p. 5. (Viewed 16 July 2021. D01761).

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1922 - advertisement

Cross & Beguelin, New York. (23 August 1922). Advertisement: "... We also carry a full line of... Forbes Hollowware [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Jewelers’ Circular, p. 114. (Viewed 23 July 2021. R01594).

1922 - advertisement

A. I. Namm & Son, presumably Brooklyn, New York. (17 December 1922). Advertisement: "... Silver Plated Baskets For Gifts; ’Forbes’ [Silver Co. / International Silver Co.] quadruple silver plated large flower and fruit Baskets, in a very effective pierced design... " [with illustration of a basket]. Brooklyn Daily Eagle (New York), p. A17, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 18 October 2021. D01763).

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c. 1922 - book mention, illustrations showing marks

(c. 1922). Illustrations showing Forbes Silver Co. marks. In Trademarks of the jewelry and kindred trades (4th ed.), (p. 165). Circular Pub. Co.: New York, c. 1922. (Viewed 22 May 2020. H01647-48).


1923 advertisements

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1923 - two advertisements

Edwards - Ludwig - Fuller Jewelry Co., Kansas City, MO. (November - December 1923). Advertisements: "... A few well known lines that we carry... Forbes Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration of jewelry company catalogue]. Jewelers’ Circular. (Viewed 22 May 2020. H01641-42).

1923 - advertisement

Weinstein Co., San Francisco, CA. (20 December 1923). Advertisement: "... Gifts for her from the Jewelry Dept. ... Cream and Sugar Set... These desirable Forbes silver plated sets come in fancy designs, packed in fancy gift boxes... " [with no specific product illustration]. San Francisco Daily News (California), p. 7, col. 3. (Viewed 22 May 2020. H01645-46).



1924 - spotlighted news mention - Forbes Silver Co. in St. Louis convention exhibit

(3 September 1924). Notes of the exhibits made during the great [American National Retail Jewelers’ Association] A. N. R. J. A. convention: The convention exhibits [Hotel Statler, St. Louis, MO (25 August - 3 September 1924)]. Jewelers’ Circular, pp. 160-64. (Viewed 20 May 2020. H01609-10).

"International Silver Co., Meriden, Conn. ... It would tax most any descriptive power to adequately describe the display made at the convention by the International Silver Co. ... sterling flatware and hollowware, plated flatware and hollowware, pieces of old Dutch design and the Paisley line gold plated. A full line of toiletware was also on display... International Sterling... 1847 Rogers Bros. ... Derby Silver... Barbour [Silver] line... Simpson, Hall & Miller [sic]... Wilcox & Everston [sic]... Holmes & Edwards... Meriden Silver [Plate Co.]... Forbes [Silver] ... Watrous Mfg. Co. ... Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. ... Wilcox Silver [Plate] Co. ...." (Excerpt from above.)



1924 advertisements

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1924 - three advertisements

Edwards - Ludwig - Fuller Jewelry Co., Kansas City, MO. (January - March 1924). Advertisements: "... A few well known lines that we carry... Forbes Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration of jewelry company catalogue]. Jewelers’ Circular. (Viewed 22 May 2020. H01639-40; H01643).

1924 - three advertisements

Edwards - Ludwig - Fuller Jewelry Co., Kansas City, MO. (April - June 1924). Advertisements: "... A few well known lines that we carry... Forbes Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration of jewelry company catalogue]. Jewelers’ Circular. (Viewed 18 May 2020. H01587-89).

1924 - three advertisements

Edwards - Ludwig - Fuller Jewelry Co., Kansas City, MO. (July - September 1924). Advertisements: "... A few well known lines that we carry... Forbes Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration of jewelry company catalogue]. Jewelers’ Circular. (Viewed 22 May 2020. H01635-37).



1925 - directory listing

(1925). Listing: "Forbes Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.], Meriden, Conn.", (p. 110, col. 3). In Hendricks commercial register of the United States for buyers and sellers, (33rd ed.). S. E. Hendricks Co.: New York & Chicago. (Viewed 18 May 2020. H01585-86).

c. 1926 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1926). Silver plated hollowware - The Forbes Silver Co., (International Silver Co., successor) Factory E, [cat. no. 33]. 36 pp. (Viewed 29 July 2018. C00199-02).

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c. 1928 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1928 or 1929). Silver plated hollowware / International Silver Co., Factory E (catalog no. 34). Meriden, CT: International Silver Co., 187 pp. [Includes ISC (stamped Meriden Silver Plate Co.), pp. 6-126, with Ile of France Modernist line; ISC (stamped Meriden Britannia), pp. 127-49; and ISC (stamped Forbes Silver Plate Co.), pp. 151-187). (Updated 20 April 2017. A00257; AAA00164-165; A01209. DM.)



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1930s

c. 1930 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1930). The Forbes Silver Plate Co.... especially adapted for volume sales— made by International Silver Co., Factory E, [cat. no 38]. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 29 July 2018. C00199-03).

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c. 1932 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Plate Company / (ISC). (c. 1932). Forbes Silver Plate Company [illustrated catalogue]. (Updated 15 April 2017. A00258.)

1935 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Company. (1935). Forbes Silverplate, [cat no. 289]. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 29 July 2018. C00199-04).

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1936 - spotlighted article mention

Snow, William G. (17 April 1936). Meriden’s silverware industry history [with mention of Forbes Silver Co.]. The Meriden Daily Journal [Fiftieth Anniversary issue (1886-1936)], unknown page numbers. (Viewed 30 December 2020. D01699).

1937 - design catalogue

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Co. (1937). [Catalogue, notations: "silverplate"; "’Forbes line’, plates, cups], 64 pp. (Viewed 11 May 2020. H01454).


1940s

1944 - advertisement

The Broadway, Los Angeles, CA. (10 December 1944). Advertisement: "Harry W. Smith Collection of Rare and Authentic Old American Silverplate... distinguished Christmas gifts... Forbes [Silver Co.] pierced, engraved fruit basket... " [with photo]. Los Angeles Times, Part IV, p. 12. (Viewed 8 August 2020. C00903).

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1947 - secondary source

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). "Forbes Silver Company" mention (p. 118). In Century of silver, 1847-1947; Connecticut Yankees and a noble metal. 388 pp. New York: E.M. McBride & Company. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)


1960s

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "Forbes Silver Co." [with marks], (p. 51). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 5 August 2020. L01882-83; L01894).

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "International Silver Co." [with mention of Forbes Silver Co.], (pp. 82-3). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 9 August 2020. L01882-83 L01900-01).

1966 - two advertisements

Standard Federal bank, Atlanta, GA area (promotion). (27 November & 4 December 1966). Advertisement: "Free from Standard Federal... Just open or add to a passbook savings account... Christmas Happiness Gift... International Silver Serving Tray... Forbes silver plate on copper made by International Silver Company... " [with photo of tray]. Atlanta Constitution (or Atlanta Journal). (Viewed 6 June 2020. F00607-08).

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1970s

1976 - magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (May 1976). Silverware for children [with mention of, and illustration of Forbes Silver Company (/ International Silver Co. "Royal Baby Plate" (c. 1908-30)]. Spinning wheel, pp. 13-16. (Updated 20 July 2021. AAA00699; R01559.)

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  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.

1977 - book mentions

Hogan, Edmund P. (1977). "Forbes Silver Company" mentions, (pp. 158, 168.) In An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company. Taylor Publishing Company: Dallas, TX. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

1977 - advertisement

1812 House Antiques, Mattapoisett, MA. (23 November 1977). Advertisement: "Harry has just finished polishing our quadruple plate Tea Service by Forbes Silver Co. circa 1890-1898)... " [with photo]. Presto Press (Mattapoisett, Massachusetts), p. 33. (Viewed 26 July 2020. L01840).

1978 - magazine article mention

Hogan, Edmund P. (September 1978). Victorian cracker jars & biscuit jars. Spinning wheel, pp. 8-9. (Viewed 11 November 2017. AAA00699.)

Illustrations
> Middletown Plate Co.: 4 biscuit jars and a cracker jar, reprinted from catalogue (c. 1880)
> Wilcox Silver Plate Co.: 6 biscuit jars, reprinted from catalogue (c. 1880)
> Also, Forbes Silver Company and Meriden Flint Glass Co. are mentioned.

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT;
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1979 - magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (March 1979). Silverplated toilet ware of long ago. [Includes reprinted illustrations: two design set illustrations by American Silverplate Co. (c. 1915; c. 1920); two by Derby Silver Company (c. 1904; c. 1920); Forbes Silver Co. (1914); Meriden Britannia Company (c. 1900); Meriden Silver Plate Co. / Eureka Silver Co. (c. 1920); Victor Silver Co. (n. d.)]. Spinning Wheel, pp. 32-33. (9 November 2017. AAA00695.)

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Click the following link to see designs and documentation for other historical silver companies from the Meriden area, and those that were connected to the International Silver Company; go to the historical Meriden design overview page and scroll down to section D: "ISC, predecessors & divisions" and E: "Other featured companies".



1980s

1980 - secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). "Forbes Silver Company" mentions, [pp. 106 ("Royal Baby Plate", c. 1908-30, with illustration); 142 (toiletware - hand mirrors, etc.]. In The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.) [2]


2000s

2000 - book mention

Kovel, Ralph & Kovel, Terry. (2000). Mention: "Mirror Plateau, Round, Beveled Top, Concave Apron, Forbes Silver, 1910, 12 1/2 in. ... 110.00 ....". (p. 703). Kovels’ antiques & collectibles price list, (32nd ed.). Random House: New York. (Viewed 17 May 2020. H01579-81).

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "Forbes Silver Company" [with marks], (p. 78, short mention). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 14 August 2017. A02918.)

2004 - encyclopedia entry

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


n. d.

n. d. - ring binder

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Company. (undated). Silver plated hollow ware — ring binder. ["Similar loose leaf pages to cat. no. 289".] Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 28 July 2018. C00199-05).

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n. d. - two binders

Forbes Silver Company / International Silver Company. (undated). Two binders [contents unknown]. [Viewed 28 July 2018. C00199-06(-07)].

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Footnote:
[1] "The Forbes Silver Company is a department of Factory E" (Meriden Britannia Company, now Factory E). In Hill, Everett G. (1918). A modern history of New Haven and eastern New Haven County, v. 1 (online), pp. 302-3. New York; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN. Viewed 11 June 2016. [A00777-78]

[2] See Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. ISBN 0-916838-30-7. Forbes Silver Company is identified as a "secondary brand" of the Meriden Britannia Company concerning the marketing of toiletware c. 1894-86, (pp. 141-42). University of Connecticut Library call no. NK7240.5 .H63 1980 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 17 April 2017. [DM]



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