G. I. Mix & Co. historical information

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G. I. Mix and co spoons


"G. I. Mix & Co., at Yalesville [CT, now part of Wallingford], are extensive manufacturers of Britannia goods... There are in all ten buildings, the main factory being 40 by 100 feet and four stories high, with a large brick wing.... One hundred and fifty persons are employed, mainly in the manufacture of Britannia goods, but carpenters’ tools and other specialties are also made. Garry I. Mix continues at the head of the firm."

— John L. Rockey in History of New Haven County, Connecticut, v. 1 (1892), p. 351. (See entry below.)


G. I. Mix design catalogues and historical information (by year)


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1850s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1853-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 18 October 2017.)

1857 - patent - making iron spoons

G. I. Mix. (27 October 1857). Letters patent no. 18,513: Making iron spoons. (31 March 2018. AAA001107.)

1859 - patent - iron spoon

G. I. Mix. (20 September 1859). Letters patent no. 25,518: Iron spoon. (Viewed 28 August 2018. H00362).


1860s

1961 - patent - improvement in manufacture of spoons

G. I. Mix. (26 February 1861). Letters patent no. 31,555: Improvement in manufacture of spoons. (13 March 2018. AAA001108.)


1870s

1871 - patent - making iron spoons

G. I. Mix. (Reissued 8 August 1871). Letters patent no. 18,513 (27 October 1857); reissue no. 4506: Making iron spoons. (13 March 2018. AAA001107.)

1873 - design catalogue section

(1873, handwritten). Section: "G. I. Mix & Co.’s tea and table spoons", (pp. 537-40). In The Hart, Bliven & Mead Manufacturing Co.’s catalogue and price list (Sample and salesrooms, 18 & 20 Cliff Street; Offices and Warehouse, 243 & 245 Pearl Street, New York.) (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01686-89).

1875 - design catalogue

G. I. Mix. (1875). G. I. Mix & Co.’s catalogue and price list. 40 pp. Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor: New Haven, CT. (Viewed 4 September 2017. G00163.)

1876 - G. I. Mix & Co. in Philadelphia Centennial 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 Britannia and Tin Ware: G. I. Mix (Yalesville)]. 380 pp. Geo. D. Curtis: Hartford, CT. (Viewed 25 June 2016. A00965-75.)

1876 - letter

(17 June 1876). Letter: G. I. Mix (to Shepherd & Lloyd). [Letter describes the construction and qualities of his cooler and Britannia flatware.] 1 page. (Viewed 5 September 2017. G00164.)

1877 - classified advertisement

G. I. Mix & Co. (8 June 1877). Classified advertisement: "Wanted— A tinner, for making tea and coffee pots; one acquainted with round and oval work and planishing; must be a first class workman and a sober, industrious man; no other need apply. Call, Friday and Saturday, at office of G. I. Mix & Co., 100 Chambers st." New York Herald, p. 12, col. 5. (Viewed 22 September 2018. B00378).



Click the following link to see designs and documentation for other historical manufacturers of cutlery and silver from the Meriden area. Go to the historical Meriden design overview page and scroll down to section B: "International Silver Company, predecessors & divisions" and C: "Other featured companies".



1890s

1892 - historical information

Rockey, John L. (1892). On "G. I. Mix & Co.", (pp. 351-52; "Garry Mix": p. 442; other possible mentions). In History of New Haven County, Connecticut, v. 1. New York: W.W. Preston and Company. (See excerpt at the top of this webpage. Viewed 24 August 2017. A00783-84; G00023-25.)

1893 - historical information

D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). "G. I. Mix & Co.", (p. 214). In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. Boston, MA; 223 pp. (Viewed 23 August 2017. G00022.)

"[G. I. MIX & CO.], Manufacturers of German Silver Britannia; Tinned Iron and Silver Steel Spoons; General assortment of Retinned Kitchen Goods. New York Office, 82 Chambers St.; Works, Yalesville, Conn. Established 1853."


c. 1897 - historical information

Davis, William T. (Ed.) (c. 1897). On "G. I. Mix & Co.", (p. 936). In The New England states, their constitutional, judicial, educational, commercial, professional and industrial history, vol. 2. Boston: D. H. Hurd & Co. (Viewed 24 August 2017. G00014-15.)


2000s

2004 - secondary source

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "G. I. Mix & Co.", Charles Parker, Parker Mfg. Co., C. I. Yale Mfg. Co., (p. 164). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 23 August 2017. A02936a,b.)