Hall, Elton & Co. designs in collections and in expositions — and historical information (2017)

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| Design Meriden | 3 August 2017 | Updated 18 October 2017


"[Formed in 1837], in 1890 the company was purchased by Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss which was in turn purchased by Watrous Mfg. Co." [Rainwater et al in 2004 Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (p. 96). See entry below.]

A. Hall, Elton & Co. designs in collections

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1840s

Three dinner forks

Hall, Elton & Co. (1840-60). Three dinner forks. Silver. (Accession no. 1971.1124.1-3. Viewed 25 August 2017. G00035-37.)

  • Photos - Historic New England organization, Boston (fork 1; 2; 3).

Pair of spoons

Hall, Elton & Co. (c. 1841). Pair of spoons. Silver. (Accession no. X70.1015ab. Viewed 28 August 2017. G00081.)

Teaspoon

Hall, Elton & Co. (c. 1841). Teaspoon. Accession no. 1969.649. Viewed 1 September 2017. G00092.)


1860s

Tablespoon, Medallion pattern

Hall, Elton & Co. (c. 1865). Tablespoon, Medallion pattern. Silver plate. (Viewed 3 August 2017. A02798.)


B. Hall, Elton & Co. designs in expositions

1870s

1870 (specific dates unknown.) The American Institute fair, New York.

See: (1871). Thirty-first annual report of the American Institute, of the City of New York, for the year 1870-71. [Exhibitors in 1870 (specific dates unknown) (p. 27) include: "Hall, Elton & Co., 36 Park row, [award] for silver plated forks, spoons, etc. Second premium".] (Viewed 4 June 2017. A02588-89.)

1871 (specific dates unknown.) The American Institute fair, New York.

See: (1872). Thirty-second annual report of the American Institute, of the City of New York, for the year 1871-72. [Exhibitors (p. 28) in 1871 fair (specific dates unknown) include Hall, Elton & Co.] Albany: The Argus Company, Printers. Viewed 4 June 2017. [A02586-87]

10 May - 10 November 1876. Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia.

See: (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 "Hall, Elton & Co., electro-plated table ware, spoons, forks, ladles, knives, etc.]. (Viewed 3 August 2017. A00965-75.)


C. Hall, Elton & Co. historical information

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1830s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1837-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 18 October 2017.)


1870s

Historical information

Davis, Charles Henry Stanley. (1870). "Hall, Elton & Co." section, building illustration and portrait of Simpson (pp. 481). 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.) 1086 pp. Meriden: Published by the author. (Viewed 3 August 2017. A00793-94; A02796.)

Hall, Elton & Co. in 1870 American Institute fair

(1871). Thirty-first annual report of the American Institute, of the City of New York, for the year 1870-71. [Exhibitors in 1870 (specific dates unknown) (p. 27) include: "Hall, Elton & Co., 36 Park row, [award] for silver plated forks, spoons, etc. Second premium".] (Viewed 4 June 2017. A02588-89.)

Hall, Elton & Co. in 1871 American Institute fair

(1872). Thirty-second annual report of the American Institute, of the City of New York, for the year 1871-72. [Exhibitors (p. 28) in 1871 fair (specific dates unknown) include Hall, Elton & Co.] Albany: The Argus Company, Printers. Viewed 4 June 2017. [A02586-87]

Hall, Elton & Co. in 1876 Philadelphia 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 "Hall, Elton & Co., electro-plated table ware, spoons, forks, ladles, knives, etc.]. (Viewed 3 August 2017. A00965-75.)

Advertisements

Hall, Elton & Co. (February-December 1878). Advertisements: "... Manufacturers of the Finest Electro-Plated Ware... Salesroom, 75 Chambers St., New York". The Jewelers’ Circular. (Viewed 19 September 2017. G00501; G00505; G00508; G00513; G00517; G00521; G00524; G00528; G00533; G00536; G00539.)


1880s

Advertisement

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1881). Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., manufacturers of the finest quality electro silver plated hollow ware: in great variety. ("Appendix no. 4, August, 1881". Also includes Wm. Rogers knives and spoons; adverts on back cover for Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co, and Hall, Elton & Co forks; and additional appendix no. 5, October 1881.) 84 pp. (Viewed 20 April 2016. A00979; C00001-21. DM.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. F974.62 W212 si 1881.


1890s

Design catalogue (missing)

Hall, Elton & Co. (c. 1893). [Price list / catalogue]. Number of pages unknown. No copy in public library known. Mentioned in news mention, House Furnishing Review, p. 78. (Viewed 3 October 2017. G01086.)

Historical information

D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). "Hall Elton & 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 21 August 2017. A02973.)

"HALL, ELTON & CO. Manufacturers of Electro Plated Table Ware, German Silver, Nickel Silver and Silver Metal Spoons. Established 1837." (Excerpt from above.)

News mention

(February 1893). News mention: "Since 1837, Hall & Elton’s German silver goods have been known throughout the trade as first class production..." House Furnishing Review, p. 78. (Viewed 3 October 2017. G01086.)

Six advertisements

Hall, Elton & Co. (February-May; July-August 1893). Advertisements: "Hall & Elton’s German Silver..." House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 4 October 2017. G01083; G01088; G01090; G01093; G01105; G01107.)

Six advertisements

Hall, Elton & Co. (October-December 1894). Advertisements: "Hall & Elton’s German Silver..." (illustrations of fork and spoon). Hardware. (Viewed 21 September 2017. G00547; G00558; G00566; G00573; G00580; G00583.)

Historical information

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft (compiled by). (1895). "Hall, Elton & Co." [building illustration], p. 16, In Souvenir History of Wallingford, Connecticut, 1895. The Journal Publishing Company: Meriden, CT. (Viewed 17 November 2016. A00806; A02797.)

Four advertisements

Hall, Elton & Co. (September-December 1895). Advertisements: "German Silver... " Hardware Dealers’ Magazine. (Viewed 30 September 2017. G00968; G00970; G00972; G00974.)

Map

(1897). Wallingford, Conn. map, (p. 3 showing Hall, Elton & Co.). Sanborn Map & Publishing Co. 4 leaves. (Viewed 24 August 2017. G00026-27.)


1940s

Historical information

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). "Hall, Elton & Co." mentions, (pp. 117, 130, 207). 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.)


2000s

Secondary source

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "Hall, Elton & Co.", (p. 96). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (See excerpt above. Viewed 14 August 2017. A02921.)


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Map

(Undated). Hall, Elton & Company’s Works - fire insurance map. (Viewed 3 August 2017. A02437.)



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