Handel Company design catalogues & historical information

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Handel Company historical information (by year)


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Above, cropped imagery from three historical advertisements showing Handel Company lamp designs.


"THE HANDEL COMPANY— Manufacturers of Decorative Lighting Fixtures, Table Lamps, and Accessories. This was established in the year of 1885; and incorporated in 1903. P. J. Handel as President and Treasurer is active in the general management of the business. They have obtained national reputation for the artistic and the high quality of their product. A number of patents are controlled which makes their business a very successful one. There is a force of 125 people skilled in the various branches and steadily engaged.

The plant has just completed a four-story addition with new offices and show-rooms which makes it more attractive than ever for visitors. An artistic salesroom is also maintained in New York at the Corner of West Broadway and Murray St., in charge of Mr. C. B. Konzelman. The travelling men of this company are: Joseph Roberge for the New England & Southern States. William F. Handel for the Central States. J. E. Austin for the Western States."

— In Meriden Illustrated, (c. 1911), p. 22. (See entry below in historical information section below.)


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1880s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1885-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 18 October 2017.)

1889 - missing booklet accompanying exposition at Meriden opera house

(1889). Meriden Journal Souvenir [leather-bound booklet containing a list of the manufactories contributing to the exhibition at the Delavan Opera House, Meriden, 10 October 1889, and others in Meriden], 4 pp. (Viewed 13 September 2018. L00763; L00765-68).

"Eydam & Handel Co. [predecessor company], decorated opal glassware." (Excerpt in full from article above; the company’s designs are thought not to be in the exhibition. For exhibition details, see Historical Meriden-area design exhibitions & expositions list.)



1890s

1892 - patent - kiln

Philip J. Handel. (30 August 1892; filed 18 November 1891). Letters patent no. 481,562; serial no. 412,277: Kiln. (Viewed 30 June 2018. AAA03377.)


1893 articles

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1893 - news mention

(January 1893). News mention: about a new porcelain celery dip design by P. J. Handel. House Furnishing Review, p. 20. (Viewed 4 October 2017. G01081.)

1893 - news mention

(February 1893). News mention: "An elegant line of individual salts, decorated with views of the World’s Fair are being made at the glass decorating works of P. J. Handel, Meriden, Conn. ..." House Furnishing Review, p. 76. (Viewed 3 October 2017. G01085.)

1893 - news mention

(May 1893). News mention: "P. J. Handel is making up a line of decorated salts of the World’s Fair Buildings..." House Furnishing Review, p. 211. (Viewed 4 October 2017. G01094.)

1893 - news mention

(May 1893). News mention: "For some time past there has been a brisk demand for decorated lamp shades... P. J. Handel’s Glass Decorating Works... " House Furnishing Review, p. 226. (Viewed 4 October 2017. G01095.)

1893 - news mention

(August 1893). News mention: "There is a line of goods in the house furnishing store department... P. J. Handel..." House Furnishing Review, p. 55. (Viewed 4 October 2017. G01100.)

1893 - news mention

(November 1893). News mention: "A new line of decorated salt bottles that are intended to sell at popular prices is offered to the trade by P. J. Handel, of Meriden, Conn. ..." House Furnishing Review, p. 188. (Viewed 3 October 2017. G01099.)




1893 advertisements

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1893 - three advertisements

P. J. Handel. (February-April 1893). Advertisements: "... Easter... Glass Decorating Works..." House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 4 October 2017. G01083; G01087; G01089.)

1893 - advertisement

P. J. Handel. (May 1893). Advertisement: "... Glass Decorating Works..." House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 4 October 2017. G01092.)

1893 - seven advertisements

P. J. Handel. (June-December 1893). Advertisements: "... Glass Decorating Works..." House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 4 October 2017. G01096; G01103; G01106; G01108-11.)




1894 advertisements

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1894 - two advertisements

P. J. Handel. (March, June 1894). Advertisement: "P. J. Handel’s Glass Decorating Works... New York Salesroom, 96 Church Street, cor. Barclay, Manufacturers of Decorated Shades, Lamps, Cracker Jars and Holiday Novelties". House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 1 October 1895. G01007; G01018.)



1895 - patent - lamp

Philip J. Handel. (20 August 1895). Letters patent no. 544,893; filed 1 April 1895: Lamp. (Viewed 30 June 2018. AAA03378.)

1895 - historical information

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft (compiled by). (1895). On "P. J. Handel", (p. 49, including portrait and illustration). In Art souvenir edition of the Meriden Daily Journal illustrating the city of Meriden, Connecticut in the year 1895. The Journal Publishing Company: Meriden, CT. (Viewed 17 November 2016. A00787-88.)

"The above, whose name and goods are well known to the trade throughout this country and the Canadas, has conducted his present business for the past ten years... While engaged in the works of the Meriden Flint Glass Company he developed a natural talent for decorating... Mr. Handel has recently openined elaborate New York salesrooms at 32 Park Place" (excerpt from source above).


1900s

1900? - design catalogue

The Handel Company. (1900?). Suggestion for good lighting: Handel lamp and fixtures. 15 pp. (Viewed 24 June 2016. A00627; A00964; A00980; C00001-56.)


1900 articles

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1900 - news mention

(March 1900). News mention: Wicke & Company in New York is now an agent for P. J. Handel wares. House Furnishing Review, p. 160. (Viewed 6 October 2017. G01069.)

1900 - news mention

(April 1900). News mention: P. J. Handel wares exhibited in salesrooms of Wicke & Co., 32 Park Place, New York. House Furnishing Review, p. 210. (Viewed 2 October 2017. G01071).



1901 - map

(1901). Insurance maps of Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut map, (pdf p. 28, Map 26, P. J. Handel Company on East Main Street near Parker Avenue). Sanborn-Perris Map & Publishing Co. 51 leaves. (Viewed 22 November 2016. AAA00504-05.)

1902 - patent - design for a lamp bracket or standard

Philip J. Handel. (4 November 1902; filed 13 August 1902). Design no. 36,133; serial no. 119,579: Design for a lamp bracket or standard. (Viewed 9 March 2018. AAA01053.)

1903 - news mention

(13 June 1903). New corporations: "... Certificate of incorporation of the Handel company of Meriden, with a capital stock of $50,000. ..." Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 12, col. 1. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00386).

1904 - patent - method of chipping glass

Philip J. Handel. (22 November 1904; filed 25 May 1904). Letters patent no. 775,818; serial no. 209,777: Method of chipping glass. (Viewed 9 March 2018. AAA01054.)

1906 - historical information

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). "The Handel Company" section including portrait and illustration of building, (pp. 79-82). In A century of Meriden: A historic record and pictorial description of the town of Meriden, Connecticut and the men who made it, from earliest settlement to close of its first century of incorporation, (Part III). (Viewed 19 November 2016. A00791-92.)

1906 - news mention

(1 March 1906). News mention: "A workshop has been opened on the fourth floor of the building at 64-66 Murray street by the Handel Co. of Meriden, Conn. It will be occupied solely for the manufacture of leaded glass shades, with Chas. B. Konselman in charge. The company will retain its Meriden factory, where bent shades, tobacco jars, etc., will continue to be made." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 30. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01175.)

1906 - advertisement

Handel Company. (14 June 1906). Advertisement: "Wedding and Holiday Gifts... Sold by first class dealers throughout the country..." [with brand graphic]. Meriden Morning Record, p. 7, col. 1. (Viewed 23 October 2018. B01192-95).


1909 patents

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1909 - patent - casing for light-fixture stems

Philip J. Handel. (12 January 1909; filed 9 March 1908). Letters patent no. 909,405; serial no. 419,865: Casing for light-fixture stems. (Viewed 9 March 2018. AAA01061.)

1909 - patent - shade for light-fixtures

Philip J. Handel. (8 June 1909; filed 4 November 1908). Letters patent no. 924,457; serial no. 461,030: Shade for light-fixtures. (Viewed 10 March 2018. AAA01060.)



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1910s

1910 patents

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1910 - patent - design for a lamp-shade

Philip J. Handel. (7 June 1910; filed 30 March 1909). Design patent no. 40,721; serial no. 486,828: Design for a lamp-shade. (Viewed 9 March 2018. AAA01057.)

1910 - patent - shade-holder

Philip J. Handel, and Antone E. Teich, assignor to Philip J. Handel. (27 December 1910). Letters patent no. 979,664; serial no. 566,987: Shade-holder. (Viewed 30 June 2018. AAA03379.)



c. 1911 - historical information

(c. 1911). "The Handel Company" profile and illustration, (p. 22). In Meriden Illustrated. William S. Kline & Company: Kinderhook, NY. 30 pp. Viewed 12 June 2016. A00781.)


1911 advertisements

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1911 - advertisement

Handel Company. (June 1911). Advertisement: "For the bride..." Suburban Life, p. 429. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00651.)

1911 - advertisement

Handel Company. (July 1911). Advertisement: "Distinctive lamps...." House & Garden, p. 54. (25 September 2017. G00640.)

1911 - advertisement

(July 1911). Advertisement: "Distinctive lamps", The Handel Company. [With illustration: lamp style no. 5351.] ["New York showroom, 64 Murray Street".] In Suburban life, v. 13, July 1911, p. 46. (Viewed 30 April 2017. A02326-27.)

1911 - advertisement

(August 1911). Advertisement: Suggestions for good lighting. [With illustration.] ["We will gladly tell you the name of the Handel dealer in your town".] In Suburban life, v. 13, August 1911, p. 102. (Viewed 30 April 2017. A02327-28.)

1911 - advertisement

Handel Company. (September 1911). Advertisement: "Lamps that beautify...." House & Garden, p. 183. (25 September 2017. G00641.)

1911 - advertisement

(September 1911). Advertisement: "Lamps that beautify your home", The Handel Company. [With illustration: lamp style no. 5357.] In Suburban life, v. 13, September 1911, p. 169. (Viewed 30 April 2017. A02327; A02329.)

1911 - advertisement

Handel Company. (October 1911). Advertisement: "... Artistic Lighting Effects...." House & Garden, p. 268. (25 September 2017. G00642.)

1911 - advertisement

(October 1911). Advertisement: Handel Lamps, Artistic lighting effects. [With illustration: electric dome style no. 5381.] In Suburban life, v. 13, October 1911, p. 247. (Viewed 30 April 2017. A02327; A02330.)

1911 - advertisement

Handel Company. (November 1911). Advertisement: "Are you satisfied with your home lighting? ...." House & Garden, p. 285. (25 September 2017. G00643.)

1911 - advertisement

(November 1911). Advertisement: Handel Lamps for Desk or Boudoir. [With illustrations.] In Suburban life, v. 13, November 1911, p. 293. (Viewed 30 April 2017. A02327; A02331.)

1911 - advertisement

Handel Company. (December 1911). Advertisement: "The ideal gift..." House & Garden, p. 415. (25 September 2017. G00644.)

1911 - advertisement

(December 1911). Advertisement: The ideal gift, Handel Lamps. [With illustration: lamp style no. 5339.] In Suburban life, v. 13, December 1911, p. 361. (Viewed 30 April 2017. A02327; A02332.)



1912 - advertisement

Charles Hall, Springfield, Massachusetts. (4 December 1912). Advertisement: "... Handel lamps, sold exclusively by us, are distinctive in design, shape, and colors. ..." [with illustration of lamp]. The Press (Stafford Springs, CT), presumably p. 3, col. 5-6. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00387).

1912 - patent - light fixture

Philip J. Handel. (8 October 1912; filed 1 August 1910). Patent no. 1,040,943; serial no. 574,939: Light fixture. (Viewed 10 March 2018. AAA01062).

1913 - map

(7 August 1913). "Buyers’ map [New York]... Handel Co., 200 Fifth ave. Crockery & Glass Journal, after p. 22. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01188.)

1913 - news mention

(20 February 1913). More industrial building: Extensive enlargement of plants in process or planned by Connecticut concerns. Norwich Bulletin (Norwich, CT), presumably p. 10, col. 4. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00398-99).

"... The Handel Company, manufacturers of lamps, in Meriden is enlarging its plant by carrying the two main buildings, which are 54 x 29 and 56 x 20 respectively, up another story to make them three stories high. ..." (Excerpt from above.)


1913 - patent - shade

Philip J. Handel. (30 December 1913; filed 24 July 1912). Letters patent no. 1,082,805; serial no. 711,276: Shade. (Viewed 10 March 2018. AAA01062.)

1914 - news mention

(2 April 1914). Building operations about Connecticut: New structures or additions being made by concerns in several cities [including mention of Handel Company ("has awarded the contract for a new factory building of four stories" ...)]. Norwich Bulletin (Norwich, CT), presumably p. 10, col. 4. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00400).


1914 advertisements

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1914 - advertisement

Dulin & Martin Co., Washington, DC. (11 December 1914). Advertisement: "... Handel lamps— whether for the table, piano, desk, ceiling or walls— are noted for their exquisite shades and faithful craftsmanship..." [with illustration of floor lamp]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 8, col. 1-2. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00401).

1914 - advertisement

Dulin & Martin Co., Washington, DC. (12 December 1914). Advertisement: "... Handel lamps— whether for the table, piano, desk, ceiling or walls— are noted for their exquisite shades and faithful craftsmanship..." [with illustration of floor lamp]. The Washington Herald (Washington, DC), p. 7, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00402).



1915 - spotlighted news mention - Handel Company in National Museum, Washington, DC exhibition

(22 May 1915). Industrial art of United States: New England well represented in Washington exhibition [with mention of Handel Company; in National Museum (now Arts & Industry Building), Smithsonian Institution]. Hartford Courant, p. 13. (Viewed 26 October 2018. D00436).

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"... This exhibit is in two cases which contain a round [sic] dozen lamps and electrollers of the portable type, the product of the Handel Company of Meriden. With bronze or other bases these lamps and ’drop lights’ have most beautiful shades, tinted chiefly in greens and browns and bearing woodland scenes and other attractive designs... ".


1915 advertisements

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1915 - advertisement

Dulin & Martin Co., Washington, DC. (8 November 1915). Advertisement: "Our New Lamps— Portray Art and Beauty In Lighting the Home... The Beautiful ’Handel’ Gas and Electric Lamps..." [including illustration of lamp]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 8. cols. 1-2. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00396).

1915 - advertisement

Dulin & Martin Co., Washington, DC. (6 December 1915). Advertisement: "... ’Handel’ Art Lamps..." [with lamp illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 8, cols. 6-8. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00415-16).

1915 - advertisement

Dulin & Martin Co., Washington, DC. (15 December 1915). Advertisement: "... Handel lamps— whether for the table, piano, desk— are noted for their exquisite shades and faithful craftsmanship..." [with illustration of lamp]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 10, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00397).



1916 advertisements

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1916 - advertisement

Woodward & Lothrop, Washington, DC. (4 September 1916). Advertisement: "... The Exquisite Handel Lamps: The most magnificent lamps made in this country..." [with no relevant illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 7, cols. 1-5. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00403-04).

1916 - advertisement

Woodward & Lothrop, Washington, DC. (5 September 1916). Advertisement: "... The Exquisite Handel Lamps: The most magnificent lamps made in this country..." [with no relevant illustrations]. The Washington Herald (Washington, DC), p. 7, cols. 1-3. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00405-06).



1917 advertisements

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1917 - advertisement

Dulin & Martin Co., Washington, DC. (4 December 1917). Advertisement: "A Christmas hint— Why not a pretty Lamp for the Home? ... Particularly beautiful are... the celebrated ’Handel’ lamps with their typically beautiful metal standards and wonderful hand-decorated shades of glass... " [no product illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 20, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00393-94).

1917 - advertisement

Hawaiian Electric Co., Ltd, Honolulu. (14 December 1917). Advertisement: "Beautiful Handel Lamps as Christmas Gifts..." [with illustrations of three lamps]. Honolulu Star-Bulletin, p. 2, cols. 5-7. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00395).

1917 - advertisement

Hawaiian Electric Co., Ltd., Honolulu. (17 December 1917). Advertisement: "Beautiful Electric Ware... Beautiful Handel Lamps..." Honolulu Star-Bulletin, p. 3, cols. 3-7. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00417-18).



1918 - historical information

Hill, Everett G. (1918). William F. Handel biography, Handel Company manager, (p. 840). In A modern history of New Haven and eastern New Haven County, v. II. 907 pp. New York; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. (Viewed 20 November 2016. A00802-03.)


1918 advertisements

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1918 - two advertisements

Dulin & Martin Co., Washington, DC. (13 September, 24 October 1918). Advertisement: "The New Handel Lamps..." [with two illustrations of lamps]. Evening Star (Washington, DC). (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00407-08).

1918 - advertisement

Dorris-Heyman Furniture Co., Phoenix, AZ. (3 November 1918). Advertisement: "Furniture the Most Desireable Christmas Gift... A Handel Lamp bronze base, beautiful hand painted shade..." [with no specified Handel lamp illlustrations]. Arizona Republican (Phoenix, AZ), p. 2, cols. 3-7. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00407).

1918 - advertisement

Dulin & Martin Co., Washington, DC. (29 November 1918). Advertisement: "A Christmas hint— Why not a pretty Lamp for the Home? ... Particularly beautiful are ... the celebrated ’Handel’ lamps with their typically beautiful metal standards and wonderful hand-decorated shades of glass... " [no product illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 13, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 24 September 2018. B00432).

1918 - two advertisements

The Electric Shop / The United Illuminating Co., Bridgeport, CT. (December 1918). Advertisement: "... Handel Lamps, Gifts of Extraordinary Beauty..." The Bridgeport Times and Evening Farmer (CT). (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00421-22).



1919 advertisements

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1919 - advertisement

Dulin & Martin Co., Washington, DC. (3 February 1919). Advertisement: Handel Lamps — Merit Your Inspection... Handel Lamps give Color and Cheerfulness to any Room..." [with illustration showing two lamps]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 8, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00390).

1919 - advertisement

Dulin & Martin Co., Washington, DC. (10 June 1919). Advertisement: "Such Beautiful Lamps as These Make Ideal Wedding Gifts... Floor Lamps, Table Lamps, Desk Lamps, Library Lamps— newest designs and decorations, embracing artistic production in the famous Handel Lamps..." [with two illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 9, cols. 1-3. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00419-20).

1919 - advertisement

Utah Power & Light Co., presumably Ogden City, Utah. (18 July 1919). Advertisement: "... New Assortment of Handel Lamps... are always beautiful— always distinctive and different..." [no illustrations]. The Ogden Standard (Ogden City, Utah), p. 5, col. 1. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00424).

1919 - advertisement

Utah Power & Light Co., presumably Ogden City, Utah. (25 July 1919). Advertisement: "... Handel Lamps, Every lamp is individually distinctive and their portable quality makes them as great a convenience as they are a decoration to the home..." [no illustrations]. The Ogden Standard (Ogden City, Utah), p. 10, col. 7. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00425).

1919 - advertisement

Dorris-Heyman Furniture Co., Phoenix, AZ. (7 December 1919). Advertisement: "... Lamps are Most Acceptable to All the Family... Handel Lamps for library or living room table are real works of art..." [with no Handel lamp illustrations]. Arizona Republican (Phoenix, AZ), p. 1, cols. 4-7. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00391-92).



1920s

1920 advertisements

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1920 - advertisement

Public Service, presumably Perth Amboy, NJ. (5 August 1920). Advertisement: "... The Handel lamps show a variety of beautiful designs of landscapes or flowers in harmonious tones, with gracefully shaped bases..." [with no illustrations of Handel lamps]. Perth Amboy Evening News (New Jersey), p. 2, cols. 4-6. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00426-27).

1920 - advertisement

Public Service, presumably Perth Amboy, NJ. (13 October 1920). Advertisement: "... hand-decorated Handel lamps..." [with no illustrations of Handel lamps]. Perth Amboy Evening News (New Jersey), p. 4, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00428-29).

1920 - advertisement

Howard P. Foley Company, Washington, DC. (7 November 1920). Advertisement: "... Our carefully selected assortment of lamps... includes the nationally famous HANDEL LAMPS..." [with illustration of lamp]. The Washington Times (Washington, DC), presumably p. 13, cols. 1-3. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00388).

1920 - advertisement

Salem Electric Co., Salem, Oregon. (6 December 1920). Advertisement: "... Electrical Gifts... Beautiful Handel Lamps..." [with no illustrations of lamps]. Capital Journal (Salem, Oregon), p. 3, cols. 5-8. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00389).



1920 patents

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1920 - patent - design for a shade for lighting-fixtures

William F. Handel, assignor to Handel Company. (15 June 1920; filed 19 September 1918). Design no. 55,464; serial no. 254,874: Design for a shade for lighting-fixtures. (Viewed 14 March 2018. AAA01140).

1920 - patent - fastening for shades

William F. Handel, assignor to Handel Company. (28 December 1920; filed 10 September 1918). Letters patent: 1,363,782; serial no. 253,360: Fastening for shades. (Viewed 13 March 2018. AAA01116).



1921 - design catalogue

The Handel Company. (1921). Handel lamps [trade catalogue]. 15 pp. Meriden, CT; Handel Company. (Accompanied by "Handel lamps: price list of lamps in booklet, January 1, 1921.") (Updated 15 April 2017. A00628.)


1921 advertisements

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1921 - advertisement

Hadley’s, Bridgeport, CT. (29 April 1921). Advertisement: "... Handel Lamps... " [no lamp illustrations]. The Bridgeport Times and Evening Farmer (CT), p. 10, cols. 3-7. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00423).

1921 - advertisement

The Handel Company. (June 1921). Advertisement: "... Beauty of color, grace of line and unrivalled skill..." (with illustrations of six lamps). House & Garden, p. 16. (Viewed 21 September 2017. G00590.)

1921 - advertisement

The Handel Company. (October 1921). Advertisement: "Like the handiwork of an ’Old Master’..." (with illustrations of six lamps). House & Garden, p. 83. (Viewed 21 September 2017. G00599.)

1921 - advertisement

Frederick Loeser & Co., Brooklyn, New York. (2 October 1921). Advertisement: "... Handel Lamps are known everywhere for their original beauty and individual decorations, which are designed by many of the greatest artists in this country..." [with illustrations]. New York Herald, p. 12. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00430).

1921 - four advertisements

The Electric Shop / The United Illuminating Co., Bridgeport, CT. (October 1921). Advertisement: "... while during the long evenings nothing can take the place of a Handel Lamp... " [with no illustrations]. The Bridgeport Times and Evening Farmer (CT). (Viewed 26 September 2018. B00461-64).



1921 - patent - design for a shade for lighting-fixtures

William F. Handel, assignor to the Handel Company. (18 January 1921; filed 19 September 1918). Design patent no. 56,922; serial no. 254,875: Design for a shade for lighting-fixtures. (Viewed 9 March 2018. AAA01063.)


1922 advertisements

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1922 - advertisement

The Handel Company. (June 1922). Advertisement: "Summer time, summer furniture, summer lamps! ..." (with seven illustrations of lighting). House & Garden, p. 97. (Viewed 22 September 2017. G00606.)

1922 - advertisement

George H. Wheelock & Company, presumably South Bend, IN. (23 September 1922). Advertisement: "... Handel Lamps are different from other lamps in their permanency of design, beauty of form and exquisite blend of coloring..." [with illustration of lamp]. South Bend News-Times (Indiana), presumably p. 8, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00409).

1922 - advertisement

The Handel Company. (November 1922). Advertisement: "Handel Lamps are ever in accord with the best of interior decoration ..." (with two illustrations of lamps). House & Garden, p. 112. (Viewed 22 September 2017. G00612.)

1922 - advertisement

George H. Wheelock & Company, presumably South Bend, IN. (14 November 1922). Advertisement: "Handel Lamps Give Color and Cheerfulness to Any Room..." [with illustration of lamp]. South Bend News-Times (Indiana), p. 8, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00410).

1922 - advertisement

Romey’s, presumably Richmond, Indiana. (14 November 1922). Advertisement: "... Handel Lamps are ever in accord with the best [i]n interior decoration..." [with illustration of lamp]. The Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram (Indiana), p. 2, col. 4. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00411).

1922 - advertisement

Dulin & Martin Co., Washington, DC. (8 December 1922). Advertisement: "... Table Lamps... Handel Lamps... Handel Desk Lamps... " Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 11, cols. 5-8. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00412-14).



1923 - spotlighted news mention - Handel Company in Better Homes Exposition, Hartford

(1 April 1923). "Complete list of exhibitors participating in The Better Homes Exposition at the State Armory" [Hartford, 2 - 14 April 1923, including "Handel [William] Company, Electric lamps and fixtures, Meriden, Conn. ..."] Hartford Courant, p. A1. (Viewed 10 November 2018. D00427; D00500).

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  • For exhibition dates: Offline - (25 March 1923). ’Music mirror’ genuine novelty; Will be seen as feature of ’Better Homes’ Exhibition. Hartford Courant, p. X8. (See worldcat.org for locations.)

1926 - spotlighted advertisement - Handel Company in State Armory, Hartford exposition

(14 March 1926). Advertisement: "These merchants and manufacturers... at the State Armory March 20-27... will exhibit their products and services... Handel Lamp Co. ... " Hartford Courant, p. C8. (Viewed 10 November 2018. D00429).

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1926 - advertisement - Handel Company in Better Homes Exposition, Hartford

(7 March 1926). Advertisement: "... Better Homes Exposition... Handel, Long Co., Meriden... " [presumably Handel Company]. Hartford Courant, p. 10. (Viewed 10 November 2018. D00428).

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1930s

1935 - advertisement

Woodward & Lothrop, Washington, DC. (9 December 1935). Advertisement including Handel Company lamp [with illustration]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. B-3, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 23 September 2018. B00385).


1970s

1971 - secondary source

Pease, D. (16 October 1971). Handel made lamps of distinction. [Describes talk given by Ernest C. Lewis, former chief designer at Handel, at the Meriden Historical Society.] The Morning Record, p. 3. (Viewed 2 August 2017. AAA00615.)

  • Offline - Meriden Public Library, "Meriden - Industries - Glass" file.
  • Offline - Meriden Public Library, Meriden newspapers on microfiche.

c. 1978 - secondary source

Grant, Joanne. (c. 1978). The painted lamps of Handel. New Windsor, NY; 98 pp., 4 leaves. (Updated 15 April 2017. A00629-31; A02209.)


1980s

1986 - secondary source

De Falco, Robert; Goldman Hibel, Carole; & Hibel, John. (1986). Handel lamps: Painted shades and glassware. 254 pp. H&D Press: Staten Island, NY. (Updated 15 April 2017. A00632-35.)


1990s

1999 - secondary source

Hibel, Carole Goldman. (1999). The Handel lamps book. 260 pp. ISBN 0967700205. Pittsfield, MA. (Updated 15 April 2017. A00636-37.)


2000s

c. 2000 - secondary source

DeFalco, Robert. (c. 2000). Metal overlays by Handel. 108 pp. New York. ISBN 964811618. (Updated 15 April 2017. A00638-39.)

c. 2003 - secondary source

May, Martin M. (c. 2003). Great art glass lamps: Tiffany, Duffner & Kimberly, Pairpoint, and Handel. 239 pp. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub. Ltd. (Updated 15 April 2017. A00640.)


2010s

2010 - secondary source

(undated). P. J. Handel advert (318 East Main St.), (p. 37). Reprinted in: Franco, Janis Leach. (2010). Meriden. Arcadia Publishing: Charleston, SC. (Viewed 15 December 2016. DM.)

2012 - secondary source

Tobin, Diane. (2012). On "Handel". In Appendix: Biographies section in The Meriden Flint Glass Company: An abundance of glass. Charleston, SC: The History Press. (Viewed 24 May 2016. A00696.)

2015 - encyclopedic-style entry

Miller, Judith. (2015). "Handel Company" section [quick overview with two photos]. In Miller’s field guide: Glass, pp. 201, 220. Octopus Publishing Group: London. (Viewed 13 October 2017. G01399-1401.)

2017 - newspaper article

Wright, Bailey. (29 November 2017). Once sold far and wide, Meriden lamps still coveted by collectors. Record-Journal (Meriden, CT). (Viewed 29 November 2017. G01740.)


Footnote:
[1] This dating "1891-1936" comes from Tobin, Diane. (2012). The Meriden Flint Glass Company: An abundance of glass. (See appendix: Meriden Glass Companies). Charleston, SC: The History Press. (ISBN 978.1.61423.833.1). Viewed 24 May 2016. [A00696]



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