G. I. Mix & Co. historical information (2017)
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— 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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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.)
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.)
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 : 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.)
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".
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.)
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.)
This compilation is currently in development. We are compiling scattered resources across North America and beyond with the goal of identifying a complete set. This initiative aims to enable more productive research and facilitate new discoveries. If you know of original documentation not listed above, please contact artdesigncafe.