G. I. Mix & Co. historical information (2017)

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| Design Meriden | 24 August 2017 | Updated 18 October 2017

"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


Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

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


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.)

G. I. Mix & Co. in 1876 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.)


(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.)


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.)

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."

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.)


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.)

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