Holmes & Edwards Silver Company design catalogues and historical documentation

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For the three ads at top, from left to right, see the entries below for Vogue (1 January 1923), Harper’s Bazaar (February 1925), and Vogue (January 1926).

"HOLMES & EDWARDS SILVER CO.
The Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. was founded in Bridgeport, Conn. in 1882 by C. E. L. Holmes and George C. Edwards who assumed a business run under the name, Rogers & Britten.

In the beginning, their business consisted largely of moderately priced flatware... The Company became part of [the International Silver Company in 1898] and continued to operate in Bridgeport until moving to Meriden in 1931."

— Edmund P. Hogan in An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company (1977), p. 160. (See entry below.)


Holmes & Edwards Silver Company (Bridgeport, CT) design catalogues and historical information (by year) [1]


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1880s

1853-1931 - company records

International Silver Company. (1853-1931). International Silver Company records. Including Holmes & Edwards Silver Company (Bridgeport). (Updated 11 April 2017. A00419.)

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1880-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 20 April 2019.)

1880 - news mention

(12 February 1880). Local news, Manufacturing [with mention of Rogers & Brittin (predecessor of Holmes & Edwards)]. Morning Journal and Courier, presumably p. 2, col. 1. (Viewed 19 September 2018. B00334).

"A new manufacturing interest is started in West Stratford, The Rogers & Brittin Silver Company. The directors are Samuel T. Rogers, E. L. Brittin, William H. Perry, I. D. Rogers, F. W. Brittin..." (Excerpt from above.)


1880 - news mention

(1 March 1880). Forty-eight new joint stock corporations in one month [including mention: "The Rogers and Brittin Silver Company, West Stratford, capital $50,000."] Morning Journal & Courier (New Haven, CT), presumably, p. 2, col. 5. (Viewed 19 September 2018. B00339).

1880 - design catalogue

Rogers & Brittin (predecessor of Holmes & Edwards). (1880). [Price list]. 40 pp. (Viewed 20 February 2017. AAA00570 - 095.)

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1883 - Holmes & Edwards at American Institute

The American Institute, New York (1883, dates unknown). ["Bronze medal awarded to Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. for electro-silverplated tableware"]. In: May, Earl Chapin. (1947). A century of silver 1847-1947, (pp. 368-69). (Viewed 21 March 2017. AAA00588.)

1883 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. (13 December 1883). Advertisement: "Manufacturers of the highest grade of Sterling Silver-Plated Spoons, Forks and Knives... " [with illustration of spoon]. The Youth’s Companion (Boston), p. 539. (Viewed 3 June 2019. C00934-35).

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c. 1883 - missing design catalogue

Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. (c. 1883). [Forty-eight page catalogue]. (Viewed 3 June 2019. C00934-35).

  • Offline - citation - Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. (13 December 1883). Advertisement: "Manufacturers of the highest grade of Sterling Silver-Plated Spoons, Forks and Knives... " [with illustration of spoon]. The Youth’s Companion (Boston), p. 539. See worldcat.org for locations.

1885 - news mention

(September 1885). Trade gossip (including mention of new New York office for Holmes & Edwards [Silver] Co. at no. 2 Maiden Lane, New York). The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 259. (Viewed 7 September 2018. C00297-98).

1886 - design catalogue

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (1886). Price list of the Holmes & Edwards Silver Company: Manufacturers of the finest electro silver plated spoons, forks, knives, ladles, etc.: all genuine goods are stamped "Holmes & Edwards": factories at Bridgeport, Conn., U.S.A. 35 pp. (Updated 19 April 2017. A00996.)

1886 - news mention

(July 1886). Trade gossip (including mention of the Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. opening an office in St. Louis.) The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 202. (Viewed 8 September 2018. L00723).

1886 - advertisement

J. K. Mansfield, presumably St. Paul, MN. (31 January 1886). Advertisement: "... Flat and Hollow Ware, is of ... the celebrated Holmes & Edwards Goods, all of quadruple Silver Plate... " [with no illustrations]. St. Paul Daily Globe (St. Paul, Minnesota), p. 2, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 17 June 2019. D00819-21).

1887 - historical information

Orcutt, Samuel. (1887). "The Holmes & Edwards Silver Company", (p. 298). In A history of the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Viewed 23 April 2017. A02252-53.)

1888 - Holmes & Edwards at American Institute

The American Institute, New York. (1888, specific dates unknown). ["Bronze medal awarded to Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. for silverplated spoons and forks, sterling silver inlaid."] In: May, Earl Chapin. (1947). A century of silver 1847-1947, (p. 368-69). (Viewed 19 March 2017. AAA00588.)

1888 - news mention

(March 1888). Chicago briefs (mention of Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. enlarging their salesrooms). The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 68. (Viewed 5 September 2018. F00260-61).


1888 advertisements

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1888 - five advertisements

W. S. Brown, presumably Jamestown, NY. (c. 16, 17, 20, 21, 22 February 1888). Advertisements: "... Holmes & Edwards’ brand of silverware... " Jamestown Evening Journal (Jamestown, New York). (Viewed 30 May 2019. C00834-44).

1888 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. (17 May 1888). Advertisement: "No Yellow Spots on Spoons and Forks... " [with illustration of spoon]. Christian Union (New York), p. 636. (Viewed 3 June 2019. C00936-37).

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1888 - advertisement

William Lawton, Wilmington, DE. (24 September 1888). Advertisement: "Silver Plated Ware... Holmes & Edwards... " [with abstract illustration of spoon]. Evening Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), p. 1, col. 2. (Viewed 19 June 2019. D00875-76).



1888 patents

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1888 - patent - design for a handle for spoons, forks, etc.

Robert Henry Klingel, assignor to Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (23 October 1888; filed 8 June 1888). Design no. 18,701; serial no. 276,496: Design for a handle for spoons, forks, etc. (Viewed 24 April 2018. AAA02499).

1888 - patent - design for a handle for spoons, forks, etc.

Robert Henry Klingel, assignor to Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (9 October 1888; filed 16 June 1888). Design no. 18,675; serial no. 277,378: Design for a handle for spoons, forks, etc. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02557).



1889 - Holmes & Edwards at American Insitute

The American Institute, New York. (1889, specific dates unknown). ["Bronze medal awarded to the Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. for sterling silver inlaid spoons and forks and initial spoons and forks."] In: May, Earl Chapin. (1947). A century of silver 1847-1947, (p. 368-69). (Viewed 19 March 2017. AAA00588.)


1889 advertisements

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1889 - advertisement

W. H. Hughes, presumably Winston, NC. (15 October 1889). Advertisement: "... Spoons and Forks... Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. ... [with illustration of spoon]. The Progressive Farmer (Winston, North Carolina), p. 7, col. 1. (Viewed 12 June 2019. B0857-58)

1889 - advertisement

N. B. Jeter, The Jeweler, Butler, Missouri. (4 December 1889). Advertisement: "... Spoons and Forks... Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. ... " [with illustration of spoon]. The Butler Weekly Times (Butler, Missouri), p. 1. (Viewed 12 June 2019. B00856).



1889 - patent - design for a handle for table-ware

Robert Henry Klingel, assignor to Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (20 August 1889; filed 24 July 1889). Design no. 19,276; serial no. 318,656: Design for a handle for table-ware. (Viewed 24 April 2018. AAA02500).



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1890s

1890 advertisements

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1890 - three advertisements

S. L. George’s, Watertown, New York. (30 January, 5 & 10 February 1890). Advertisement: "Will last a life time... The Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. ..." [with illustration of spoon]. Watertown Times (Watertown, New York). (Viewed 30 May 2019. C00845-46).

1890 - advertisement

William Lawton, Wilmington, DE. (8 October 1890). Advertisement: "... Holmes & Edwards Teaspoons... Desertspoons [sic]... Tablespoons... Forks... " [with no illustrations]. Evening Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), unknown page number, col. 5. (Viewed 12 June 2019. F00854-55).



1890 patents

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1890 - patent - design for a spoon

Walter L. Wilks, assignor to Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (11 February 1890; filed 18 January 1890). Design no. 19,649; serial no. 337,386: Design for a spoon. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02558).

1890 - patent - design for a spoon

George Clark Edwards, assignor to Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (22 April 1890; filed 22 January 1890). Design no. 19,770; serial no. 337,754: Design for a spoon. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02559).



c. 1890 - design catalogue

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (c. 1890). Holmes & Edwards XIV (price list). 10 pp. (Updated 19 April 2017. A01017.)


1891 advertisements

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1891 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. (25 March 1891). Advertisement: "Something new. A piece of sterling silver inlaid in the back of spoons and forks... " [with illustration of spoon]. Watertown Republican, unknown page number , col. 1. (Viewed 19 June 2019. D00877).

1891 - advertisement

Kaufmann’s, Pittsburgh, PA. (10 December 1891). Advertisement: "... Holmes & Edwards’ 12 - ounce Silver-Plated Orange Spoons, handsomely engraved... " [with abstract illustration of spoon]. The Pittsburg Dispatch (Pennsylvania), p. 6. (Viewed 20 June 2019. D00889-91).



1891 patents

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1891 - patent - design for a spoon

Walter L. Wilks, assignor to Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (10 February 1891; filed 15 December 1890). Design no. 20,510; serial no. 374,815: Design for a spoon. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02560).

1891 - patent - design for a spoon

George Wilkinson, assignor to Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (30 June 1891; filed 25 May 1891). Design no. 20,901; serial no. 394,063: Design for a spoon. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02561).



1892 - spotlighted news mention - H&E in fair

(13 April 1892). Display of jewelry at the Fair in Bridgeport (mention of Holmes & Edwards Silver Company). The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 10. (Viewed 28 August 2018. H00350.)

"The Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. of this city make an elegant display of chased and engraved silverware, valued at $10,000." (Excerpt from above.)



1892 articles

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1892 - news mention

(c. 15 April 1892). News mention: "At John G. Myers, Albany, an entirely new attraction in silverware is shown, the Holmes & Edward[s] Silver Co.’s sterling inlaid spoons and forks. They come in two patterns... ’pearl antique’ ... ’Minnebaha’ (a fancy pattern)... " [with no illustrations]. The Mechanicville Mercury (Mechanicville, New York), page number unknown, col. 4. (Viewed 30 May 2019. C00832-33).

June 1892 - news mention

(1 June 1892). Connecticut concerns that have applied for space at Chicago [World’s Fair]. [Mention of Holmes & Edwards Silver Co.] The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 12. (Viewed 28 August 2018. H00366-67).



1892 advertisements

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1892 - advertisement

S. H. Scallin, presumably Mitchell, SD. (c. 1 January 1892). Advertisement: "Holiday Goods! ... Large Assortment of Silverware. Holmes & Edwards... " [with no illustrations]. The Mitchell Capital (Mitchell, South Dakota), unknown page number, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 25 June 2019. E00812-14).

1892 - advertisement

M. A. Selbert, Frankfurt, KY. (c. 23 January 1892). Advertisement: "... Spoon and Forks with Sterling Silver Backs... Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. ... " [with illustration of spoon]. The Frankfurt Roundabout (Kentucky), p. 7, col. 1. (Viewed 25 June 2019. E00815-16).



1893 - Holmes & Edwards in Chicago exposition

(1893). World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893 (Chicago), Official catalogue, Part VIII. [Listed: Holmes & Edwards Silver Company (Bridgeport) (p. 28)]. W. B. Conkey Company: Chicago. (Viewed 8 January 2017. A00850; A02429; AAA00588.)

1893 - Holmes & Edwards in Chicago exposition

(1898). Connecticut at the World’s Fair: Report of the commissioners from Connecticut of the Columbian Exhibition of 1893 at Chicago. [Listed: Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. (p. 128)]. (Viewed 2 March 2017. A01528-31.)

1893 - historical information

D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). "Holmes & Edwards Silver Co.", (page 216) and building illustration. In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. (Viewed 22 May 2016. A00686-89.)

"HOLMES & EDWARDS SILVER CO. (THE),
the youngest of the Silver Plating Companies of Connecticut has made wonderful progress in a few years. The present management assumed control of the business in 1882, and adopted a policy of superior quality as a basis for best business. It is readily seen by a look at their factory buildings that their business has had an enormous growth during the past five or six years; new and improved machinery has been constantly added, and a new 200 horse-power engine added this year, making a maximum of 400 horse-power for factory use. From three to four hundred hands are employed, and the present capacity of the works is estimated at 200 gross of spoons and forks per day. This company is engaged in the manufacture of spoons, forks and other table flat ware only, a distinctive feature of which is the Sterling Silver Inlaid Quality Spoons and Forks, which is covered by patents; they have a durability hitherto unknown in flatware. Mr. Holmes, senior member of the firm, now deceased, was a son of Israel Holmes of Waterbury, the originator of the spoon and fork industry in this country. The business is under the management of George C. Edwards, President, and Mr. John Cummings, Secretary. The main office is located in Bridgeport, and salesrooms at Chicago, New York and St. Louis." (excerpt from source above)



1893 advertisements

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1893 - ten advertisements

Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. (January- 9 March 1893). Advertisements: "Did you send for it? We have just issued a new catalogue.... (with illustration of spoon). The Iron Age. (Viewed 8 May 2018. G02091; G02093-99; G02516; G02518; G02521-30).

1893 - three advertisements

Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. (16-31 March 1893). Advertisements: "WHY Did you send for it?... WHY NOT?... We have just issued a new catalogue.... (with illustration of spoon). The Iron Age. (Viewed 8 May 2018. G01531-36).



c. 1893 - design catalogue (missing)

Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. (c. 1893). [Catalogue]. (Number of pages unknown. No copy known to be in a public library. Viewed 8 May 2018. G02091; G02093).

1894 - Holmes & Edwards in California exhibition

(28 January 1894 - unknown date). California Mid-Winter International Exhibition, San Francisco, CA. [Gold medal awarded to Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. for sterling silver inlaid spoons and forks; also, silver medal.] In: May, Earl Chapin. (1947). A century of silver 1847-1947, (pp. 368-69). (Updated 3 December 2018. AAA00588; L00901.)


1894 advertisements

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1894 - three advertisements

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (10 January, 24 January, 14 February 1894). Advertisements: "Nothing better— 5 awards and diplomas in flatware only..." (no illustrations). The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review. (Viewed 28 August 2018. B00218-20.)

1894 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (7 February 1894). Advertisement: "Latest novelties in silver plate..." (with three illustrations showing melon spoon, sugar sifter, and Waldorf tea spoon). The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 22. (Viewed 28 August 2018. B00221).

1894 - six advertisements

Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. (October-December 1894). Advertisements: "... Spoons and Forks of the highest grade..." (with illustration of spoon). Hardware. (Viewed 21 September 2017. G00543; G00548; G00559; G00567; G00574; G00581.)



1894 patents

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1894 - patent - design for a handle for spoons, etc.

John H. Rock, assignor to Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (13 March 1894; filed 11 December 1893). Design no. 23,108; serial no. 493,409: Design for a handle for spoons, etc. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02562).

1894 - patent - design for a spoon, fork, etc.

Sidney Smith, assignor to Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (3 April 1894; filed 1 March 1894). Design no. 23,163; serial no. 501,998: Design for a spoon, fork, etc. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01667).

1894 - patent - design for a handle for spoons, etc.

Ernest W. Campbell, assignor to Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (15 May 1894; filed 17 March 1894). Design no. 23,263; serial no. 504,099: Design for a handle for spoons, etc. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02563).



1895 advertisements

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1895 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. (January 1895). Advertisement: "... A Stirring argument in favor of Sterling Silver Inlaid spoons and forks, is their wearing quality... " [with illustration of spoon]. Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 29. (Viewed 6 June 2019. E00768-79).

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1895 - advertisement

(10 April 1895). Advertisement: Holmes & Edwards [illustration of spoon]. In (10 April 1895), Hardware v. 11, p. 10. (Viewed 30 April 2017. A02334; A02337.)

1895 - advertisement

H. L. Terry’s Jewelry Store, Sayville, NY. (20 December 1895). Advertisement: "... Yes, Sterling Silver Inlaid Spoons and Forks... Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. ... " [with illustration of spoon]. Suffolk County News (Sayville, New York), unknown page number. (Viewed 9 May 2019; H00790-92).



1895 - patent - design for a spoon, etc.

Ernest W. Campbell, assignor to Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (31 December 1895; filed 21 November 1895). Design no. 25,018; serial no. 569,741: Design for a spoon, etc. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02564).


1896 advertisements

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1896 - two advertisements

Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. (2 & 7 January 1896). Advertisements: "Holiday Presents... Sterling Silver Inlaid ... " [with illustration of spoon]. State Journal (Topeka, Kansas). (Viewed 29 June 2019. E00980-81).

1896 - advertisement

Graves & Condy, Jewelers, presumably Hopkinsville, KY. (c. 24 November 1896). Advertisement: "Knives; Forks; Spoons. .. In plated ware we have the Celebrated Holmes & Edwards Sterling Silver Inlaid Spoons and Forks... " [with no illustrations]. Hopkinsville Kentuckian (Hopkinsville, KY), p. 2, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 28 June 2019. E00927-28).



1896 - patent - design for a spoon, etc.

Ernest W. Campbell, assignor to Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (16 June 1896; filed 4 May 1896). Design no. 25,634; serial no. 590,230: Design for a spoon, etc. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02565).


1897 advertisements

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1897 - advertisement

T. Eaton Co., Ltd., Toronto, Canada. (29 July 1897). Advertisement: "Friday bargains... Cutlery... Holmes & Edward’s [sic] Celebrated Silver-Plated Flatware, table forks and spoons... " [with no illustrations]. The Globe (Toronto, Canada), p. 4. (Viewed 21 June 2019. D00906).

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1897 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. (December 1897). Advertisement: "... To the Housekeepers of America; We believe that our ’Sterling Inlaid Spoons’ are the best spoons in the world... " [with illustration of factory and five pieces of cutlery]. Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 48, col. 4. (Viewed 21 June 2019. D00904-05).

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1897 - patent - design for a spoon or fork handle

Sidney Smith, assignor to Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (8 June 1897; filed 27 March 1897). Design no. 27,164; serial no. 629,615: Design for a spoon or fork handle. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01666).

c. 1897 - historical information

Davis, William T. (Ed.) (c. 1897). On "Holmes & Edwards Silver Co.", (p. 960). In The New England states, their constitutional, judicial, educational, commercial, professional and industrial history, vol. 2. (Viewed 9 June 2017. A02626; A02635.)

1898 - historical information

(1898). Insurance maps of Bridgeport, Connecticut, (pdf p. 72, map 70, showing Holmes & Edwards Silver Company, corner of Seaview Avenue and Crescent Avenue). (Viewed 21 November 2016. AAA00477-79.)

1898 - historical information

(1898). "The Holmes & Edwards Silver Co." (photo), (p. 41). In Glimpses of Bridgeport, Conn. (Viewed 23 April 2017. A02250-51.)


1898 advertisements

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1898 - advertisement

Brown, Thomson & Co., presumably Hartford, CT. (26 February 1898). Advertisement: "... Saturday morning starts the sale ... Holmes & Edwards... " [with no illustrations]. Hartford Courant, p. 3. (Viewed 21 June 2019. D00908).

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1898 - advertisement

St. Louis Trading Stamp Co., St. Louis, MO. (30 October 1898). Advertisement: "... all the Leading Merchants... Green Trading Stamps... Silverware... Holmes & Edwards... " [with no illustrations]. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri), p. 8. (Viewed 21 June 2019. D00907).

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The Holmes & Edwards Silver Company became part of the International Silver Company in 1898. After this date, it is assumed that any design patents utilized by the Holmes & Edwards Silver Company division or brand were assigned to the International Silver Company. (See the ISC historical documentation page).



1898-1941 - cardboard display with five spoons

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Co. (1898-1941). Cardboard display with five spoons. Artifact no. 1975.0177.001. Viewed 29 December 2018. J00240).


1899 advertisements

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1899 - advertisement

The Rexford Company, Scranton, PA. (10 April 1899) Advertisement: "A Sale of Silverware... Holmes [&] Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. The Scranton Tribune (Pennsylvania), p. 3, cols. 4-6. (Viewed 29 June 2019. E00982-83).

1899 - two advertisements

International Silver Company. (22 November 1899; 20 December 1899). Advertisement: "International Silver Co., Successor to the Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. and The Barbour Silver Co. ... St. Louis Salesrooms: Holland Building, 209-211-213 North Seventh St., St Louis, MO." Jeweler’s Circular and Horological Review. (Viewed 7 May 2018. AAA02966-67; AAA02969).



1900s

1900s - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1900s). [Trade catalogue and price lists]. [Related companies: 1847 Rogers Bros.; Holmes & Edwards Inlaid; Wm. Rogers & Son; H.O. Hurlbert & Sons.] (Updated 23 April 2017. A01426.)


1900 articles

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1900 - news mention

(3 January 1900). Chicago notes [news brief, talks about International Silver Co. consolidation and salesrooms effects in Chicago; mentions Barbour Silver Co., Holmes & Edwards Silver Co., Manhattan Silver Plate Co., Meriden Britannia Co., Rogers & Hamilton Co., Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. Jeweler’s Circular and Horological Review, p. 34. (Viewed 7 May 2018. AAA02967; AAA02074).

1900 - news mention

(5 February 1900). [No article heading; listing the Holmes & Edwards as "Factory C" of the International Silver Company]. The Daily Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 1, col. 7. (Viewed 30 September 2018. B00566-67).



1900 advertisements

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1900 - advertisement

John Wanamaker, New York. (2 April 1900). Advertisement: "Sumptuous Sterling Silver and Artistic Plated Ware... Holmes & Edwards’ [/ International Silver Co.] Sterling Inlaid Forks and Spoons... " [with no illustrations]. New-York Tribune, p. 6, col. 3. (Viewed 6 July 2019. F01102-03).

1900 - advertisement

John Wanamaker, New York. (3 April 1900). Advertisement: "Sterling Silver and Silver Plate... Holmes & Edwards’ [/ International Silver Co.] Sterling Inlaid Forks and Spoons... " [with no illustrations]. New-York Tribune, p. 4, cols. 4-6. (Viewed 6 July 2019. F01104-05).



1901 advertisements

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1901 - advertisement

Joseph H. Bauland Co., Brooklyn, NY. (30 April 1901). Advertisement: "... Special Silverware Bargain... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, NY), p. 10. (Viewed 29 June 2019. E00946-47).

1901 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.]. (May 1901). Advertisement: "A little sterling silver... inlaid in the back of spoons and forks... " [with illustration or photo of handle of cutlery in unknown pattern]. Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 19. (Viewed 24 June 2019. D00909-10).

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1902 advertisements

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1902 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.] (April 1902). Advertisement: "Where the Wear is It’s Inlaid with Sterling Silver... Send for booklet No. 172 R... " [with abstract illustration of spoon bowl and handle]. Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 35, col. 1. (Viewed 24 June 2019. D00913-14).

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1902 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.]. (December 1902). Advertisement: "Long Service Spoons and Forks... Sterling silver is inlaid... Send for booklet No. 172 R... " [with illustration of fork and spoon]. Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 34. (Viewed 24 June 2019. D00911-12).

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1903 advertisements

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1903 - two advertisements

International Silver Company. (January-February 1903). Advertisements: "Makers of Wares of Sterling and Silver Plate... [Factories:] The Barbour Silver Co., The Holmes & Edwards Silver Co., Meriden Britannia Co., The Meriden Silver Plate Co., Rogers & Brother, Wilcox Silver Plate Co., The Meriden Cut Glass Co., The Derby Silver Co., Manhattan Silver Plate Co., The Forbes Silver Co., The Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., The Rogers & Hamilton Co.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., The Watrous Mfg. Co." House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01135; G01151.)

1903 - four advertisements

International Silver Company. (March-June 1903). Advertisements: "... Makers of Wares in Sterling and Silver Plate... [Factories:] The Barbour Silver Co., The Holmes & Edwards Silver Co., Meriden Britannia Co., The Meriden Silver Plate Co., Rogers & Brother, Wilcox Silver Plate Co., The Meriden Cut Glass Co., The Derby Silver Co., The Forbes Silver Co., The Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., The Rogers & Hamilton Co.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., The Watrous Mfg. Co., Middletown Plate Co. ..." House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01154; G01159; .)



1904 - advertisement

Lockhart’s, Indianapolis, IN. (31 January 1904). Advertisement: "... Mill End Sale China, Glass and Silver... Holmes & Edwards’s [/ International Silver Co.] extra silver-plate Dessert Spoons... " [with no illustrations]. Indianapolis Journal, part 2, p. 5, col. 3. (Viewed 3 July 2019. F01072-73).

1904 - patent - method of inlaying blanks for flat-metal tableware

William A. Warner, assignor to Holmes & Edwards Silver Company (/ International Silver Company). (29 March 1904; filed 18 January 1904). Letters patents no. 755,727; serial no. 189,394: Method of inlaying blanks for flat-metal tableware. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA01036.)


1905 advertisements

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1905 - advertisement

International Silver Company. (4 October 1905). Advertisement: "Rich American cut glass..." [including listing of Holmes & Edwards Silver Co.; with illustration of product design]. The Jewelers’ Circular — Weekly, p. 27. (Viewed 2 September 2018. H00386.)

1905 - advertisement

International Silver Company. (25 October 1905). Advertisement [including listing of Holmes & Edwards Silver Co.; with product illustration]. The Jewelers’ Circular — Weekly, p. 33. (Viewed 2 September 2018. H00399).

1905 - advertisement

International Silver Company. (1 November 1905). Advertisement: "Rich American cut glass..." [including listing of Holmes & Edwards Silver Co.; with product illustration]. The Jewelers’ Circular — Weekly, p. 31. (Viewed 2 September 2018. D00253).

1905 - advertisement

International Silver Company. (8 November 1905). Advertisement: "... Many new and seasonable goods..." [includes listing of Holmes & Edwards Silver Co.; no illustration]. The Jewelers’ Circular — Weekly, p. 37. (Viewed 2 September 2018. D00257).



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1906 - advertisement

International Silver Company. (14 June 1906). Advertisement: "... Makers of Wares in Sterling Silver, Gold and Silver Plate and Rich Cut Glass, Salesrooms[:] Meriden, New York, Chicago, San Francisco... Bridgeport (Holmes & Edwards)" [with no illustrations]. Meriden Morning Record, p. 7, col. 1. (Viewed 23 October 2018. B01192).

1906 - advertisement

Macy’s, New York. (21 October 1906). Advertisement: "... Silverware and Cutlery... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. The Sun (New York, NY), third section, unknown page number, col. 6. (Viewed 29 June 2019. E00984-85).



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1907 - advertisement

J. H. Engel, Brockport, NY. (23 May 1907). Advertisement: "Sterling Silver... Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.] ..." [with illustration of spoon]. The Brockport Republican (Brockport, New York), p. 4, col. 1. (Viewed 9 May 2019; H00773-75).

1907 - advertisement

Overton’s Jewelry Store, Westfield, NY. (11 December 1907). Text-based advertisement: "... Holmes & Edwards Sterling Silver Inlaid spoons [/ International Silver Co.] ..." [with no illustration]. Westfield Republican (Westfield, New York), p. 5, col. 4. (Viewed 9 May 2019; H00776-77).



1908 advertisements

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1908 - advertisement

E. H. Overton, Jeweler, Westfield, NY. (1 April 1908). Advertisement: "Silver Plated Flatware... Holmes & Edwards ..." [/ International Silver Co.] [with apparently no relevant illustration]. Westfield Republican (Westfield, New York), p. 8, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 12 May 2019; H00839-40).

1908 - three advertisements

J. H. Engel, presumably Brockport, NY. (c. 16, 23 July & 27 August 1908). Advertisement: "... Wedding Presents in Sterling Silver... Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with illustration of spoon]. The Brockport Republic (Brockport, New York), p. 6, col. 3. (Viewed 12 May 2019; H00841-46).



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1909 - advertisement

G. W. Fairchild & Sons, Bridgeport, CT. (7 June 1909). Advertisement: "The lowest price house of Connecticut for high quality goods... [International Silver Co. /] Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. ..." [with no illustrations]. (7 June 1909). The Farmer, p. 4. (Viewed 17 September 2018. B00310).

1909 - advertisement

International Silver Company. (1 September 1909). Advertisement: "Sterling Silver, Silver Plate and Cut Glass... Factories: The Barbour Silver Co., The Holmes & Edwards Silver Co., Meriden Britannia Co., The Meriden Cut Glass Co., 1847 Rogers Bros., Rogers & Brother; Rogers, Smith & Co.; Wilcox Silver Plate Co., The Derby Silver Co., The Meriden Silver Plate Co., The Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., The Rogers & Hamilton Co.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., The Watrous Mfg. Co." The Jewelers’ Circular, p. 31. (Viewed 19 September 2017. G00475.)

1909 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards / International Silver Company. (29 September 1909). Advertisement: "The American Beauty Rose [pattern]..." (with illustration of spoon). The Jewelers’ Circular, p. 31. (Viewed 28 September 2017. G00764.)



1910s

1910 advertisements

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1910 - two advertisements

Sanger, presumably Honeoye Falls, NY. (c. 21 April & c. 12 May 1910). Advertisement: "... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. The Honeoye Falls Times (Honeoye Falls, NY). (Viewed 30 May 2019. C00851-55).

1910 - advertisement

Ernest E. Muller, Malone, NY. (3 & 10 August 1910). Advertisement: "... Spoons and Forks of Life Service bear the trade mark, Holmes & Edwards Silver Inlaid [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations of table ware]. The Malone Farmer (Malone, New York), unknown page number, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 8 May 2019; H00769-72).

1910 - advertisement

H. F. Sanger, The Jeweler of Lima, NY. (24 November 1910). Advertisement: "... Solid Silver Table Silver? ... Holmes & Edwards Solid Silver Inlaid Spoons and Forks [/ International Silver Co.] ..." [with no illustrations]. The Honeoye Falls Times (Honeoye Falls, New York), unknown page number, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 8 May 2019; H00767-68).



1911 advertisements

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1911 - two advertisements

E. H. Overton, Westfield, NY. (1 & 8 March 1911). Advertisements: "Advertised goods... H. & E. [presumably Holmes & Edwards] Sterling Inlaid Spoons and Forks... " [with no illustration]. Westfield Republican (Westfield, New York). (Viewed 3 June 2019. E00628-31).

1911 - two advertisements

G. S. Blodgett Co., Burlington, VT. (3 & 10 November 1911). Advertisement: "Serviceable Silverware... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] Sterling Silver Inlaid Flat Ware... " [with no illustrations]. The Essex County Republican (Keeseville, NY). (Viewed 8 May 2019; H00763-66).



1912 advertisements

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1912 - advertisement

E. W. Knowlton & Co., Jewelers, Malone, NY. (6 November 1912). Advertisement: "The Life Lines of a Spoon... Holmes & Edwards Sterling Inlaid Spoons [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration]. The Malone Farmer (Malone, New York), unknown page number, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 9 May 2019; H00778-79).

1912 - advertisement

Weaver Hardware Co., Rochester, NY. (7 December 1912). Advertisement: "... 6 Sterling Inlaid Holmes und Edwards Theeloeffel... " [with abstract illustration]. Rochester Abendpost (Rochester, New York), unknown page number, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 9 May 2019; H00780-82).



1913 advertisements

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1913 - advertisement

G. W. Fairchild & Sons, Inc., Bridgeport, CT. (25 January 1913). Advertisement: "Silver Plated Ware... We offer the most beautiful designs... In flat-ware we carry only the Holmes & Edwards [/International Silver Co.] brand... " [with no illustrations]. The Farmer (Bridgeport, CT), p. 3, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 12 June 2019. B00859-60).

1913 - three advertisements

E. W. Knowlton & Co., Malone, NY. (5, 12, 19 March 1913). Advertisements: "Are you thinking of getting any new silver this spring? ... Holmes & Edwards and the old reliable [1847] Rogers Bros. [/International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustration]. The Malone Farmer (Malone, New York). (Viewed 6 June 2019. F00636-41).



1914 advertisements

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1914 - three advertisements

E. W. Knowlton & Co., Malone, NY. (7, 14 & 21 January 1914). Advertisement: "... Why not give yourself a present of the Silver you have wanted so long? ... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [no illustrations]. The Malone Farmer (Malone, New York). (Viewed 26 May 2019. H00989-94).

1914 - two advertisements

E. W. Knowlton & Co., Malone, NY. (28 October, 4 November 1914). Advertisement: "We aim to lead, not follow... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [no illustrations]. The Malone Farmer (Malone, New York). (Viewed 26 May 2019. H00985-88).



1915 advertisements

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1915 - advertisement

Burgess-Nash Company, presumably Omaha, Nebraska. (18 March 1915). Advertisement: "... Great Sale... Silverware at Half Price... Holmes and Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration of silverware in chest]. Omaha Daily Bee (Nebraska), p. 7. (Viewed 13 June 2019. F00893-94).

1915 - advertisement

E. W. Knowlton & Co., Malone, NY. (24 March 1915). Advertisement: "... Rogers Bros. 1847, and the Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ..." [with no illustrations]. The Malone Farmer (Malone, New York), unknown page number, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 9 May 2019; H00785-86).



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1916 - advertisement

J. W. Jones, the Jeweler, presumably Mt. Sterling, KY. (c. 8 August 1916). Advertisement: "Special Bargains... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. The Mt. Sterling Advocate (Mt. Sterling, Kentucky), unknown page number, col. 1-2. (Viewed 27 June 2019. E00879-80).

1916 - advertisement

E. W. Knowlton & Co., Malone, NY. (c. 25 October & c. 1 November 1916). Advertisement: "Thanksgiving... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. The Malone Farmer (Malone, New York), unknown page number, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 5 June 2019. E00742-45).

1916 - advertisement

Wm. Gahlsdorf, presumably Salem, Oregon. (31 October 1916). Advertisement: "Styles in Silverware... Holmes [&] Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Daily Capital Journal (Salem, Oregon), p. 2. (Viewed 17 June 2019. D00818).



1917 advertisements

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1917 - three advertisements

E. W. Knowlton & Co., Malone, NY. (24 & 31 October, 7 November 1917). Advertisement: "Silver satisfaction... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustration]. The Malone Farmer (Malone, New York). (Viewed 12 May 2019; H00847-50).

1917 - advertisement

Overton & Hall’s Jewelry Store, Westfield, NY. (5 December 1917). Advertisement: "Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. [/International Silver Co. ..." [with no illustrations of table ware]. Westfield Republican (Westfield, NY), p. 4, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 9 May 2019; H00804-05).



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1918 - advertisement

Lang’s Jewelry Store, Barton, VT. (13 November 1918). Advertisement: "... Many beautiful designs in well known makes... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration of knife and fork]. The Monitor (Barton, Vermont), p. 4, cols. 1-3. (Viewed 28 June 2019. E00929).

1918 - advertisement

Brodegaard Bros. Co., Omaha, NE. (24 November 1918). Advertisement: "Our Progressive Holiday Sale! ... Berry Spoon... Cold Meat Fork... Tomato Server [etc.], Holmes [&] Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... [with no illustrations]. The Omaha Daily Bee, Society Section, p. 3-B. (Viewed 6 July 2019. F01106-07).



c. 1918 - letterhead with buildings illustration

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1918). Letterhead with buildings illustration. [Salesrooms: 5 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago; 150 Post St., San Francisco; 11 Maiden Lane, New York.] (Viewed 22 August 2018. L00671).


1919 advertisements

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1919 - advertisement

E. W. Knowlton & Co., Malone, NY. (14 May 1919). Advertisement: "Silver for the bride... Holmes & Edwards... " [with no illustration]. The Malone Farmer (Malone, New York), p. 1, cols. 3-4. (Viewed 30 May 2019. C008 ).

1919 - advertisement

Brodegaard Bros. Jewelers, Omaha, NE. (7 December 1919). Advertisement: "... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] Inlaid Silver Tableware... " [with illustration of knife and fork]. The Omaha Sunday Bee, Society Section, p. 13-B. (Viewed 6 July 2019. B01108-09).



c. 1919 - promotional film and related documentation

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / ISC. (c. 1919). Promotional film and related documentation: movie poster, card, slide, campaign materials. (Viewed 29 July 2018. C00209-03).

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1920s

1920 advertisements

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1920 - two advertisements

H. E. Hemenway, Granville, NY. (16 & 30 July 1920). Advertisements: "Holmes & Edwards Silverware; Jamestown; Ask us to explain Sterling Silver Inlaid... " [with illustration of spoon in Jamestown pattern]. The Granville Sentinel (Granville, New York). (Viewed 30 June 2019. F01004-07).

1920 - advertisement

H. L. Terry & Sons, Inc., Jewelers, Sayville and Islip, NY. (17 December 1920). Advertisement: "... Silverware... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration of silverware in chest]. Suffolk County News (Sayville, New York), unknown page number. (Viewed 30 June 2019. E00993-95).



1920-25 - design brochure

International Silver Company. (1920-25). What every woman should know about super plate-inlaid (brochure). ("The advantages of Holmes & Edwards Super Plate are described for the customer...") (Updated 23 April 2017. A00955.)

1921 - business listing

(1921). Listing: "Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. [/ ISC], 9 Maiden Lane" (New York). In Visiting New York City: Buyers manual, p. 57. New York: Henry Sweetsson, Inc. (Viewed 29 April 2017. A02323-24.)


1921 advertisements

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1921 - advertisement

G. D. McOmber, Jeweler, Honeoye Falls, NY. (24 November 1921). Advertisement: "Holmes & Edwards Silverware... Jamestown [pattern; / International Silver Co.] ... " [with illustration of spoon] . The Honeoye Falls Times (Honeoye Falls, New York), unknown page number, col. 1. (Viewed 9 May 2019; H00787-89).

1921 - advertisement

Wm. Farrand, Lacona, NY. (15 December 1921). Advertisement: "... Closing out sale at cost... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Company] ... " [with no relevant illustrations]. The Sandy Creek News (Sandy Creek, New York), p. 2. (Viewed 1 May 2019; H00625-27).



1922 advertisements

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1922 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (15 April 1922). Advertisement: "Gifts that last, ’Boys, if I could say anything, I’d say it’..." (showing illustrations of Hostess pattern fork). Vogue, p. 100. (Viewed 22 September 2017. G00617.)

1922 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (15 May 1922). Advertisement: "Gifts that last, ’How Good You Are to Me, Dear’..." (showing illustrations of Newport pattern fork and Jamestown pattern spoon). Vogue, p. 90. (Viewed 22 September 2017. G00614.)

1922 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (15 June 1922). Advertisement: Gifts that last, ’You old dear. I adore your gift!’..." (showing illustration of Hostess pattern fork). Vogue, p. 80. (Viewed 22 September 2017. G00614.)

1922 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (August 1922). Advertisement: "Gifts that last, ’What a Lovely Pattern’..." (with illustration of Hostess pattern ice cream fork). Good Housekeeping, p. 135. (Viewed 23 September 2017. G00624.)

1922 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (September 1922). Advertisement: "Gifts that last, ’Oh, Girls, How Stunning’..." (with illustration of Jamestown pattern spoon). Good Housekeeping, p. 128. (Viewed 23 September 2017. G00625.)

1922 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (October 1922). Advertisement: "Gifts that last, ’It’s So Nice to Get Home’..." (with illustration of Hostess pattern fork). Good Housekeeping, p. 112. (Viewed 23 September 2017. G00626.)

1922 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (November 1922). Advertisement: "Yes, This is Prettiest of All’..." (with illustration of Hostess tea spoon). Good Housekeeping, p. 97. (Viewed 23 September 2017. G00628.)

1922 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (December 1922). Advertisement: "... Yes, This is Prettiest of All’..." (with seven illustrations showing Hostess, Jamestown and Newport patterns). Good Housekeeping, p. 112. (Viewed 23 September 2017. G00632.)



1923 advertisements

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1923 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards / International Silver Co. (1 January 1923). Advertisement: "Gifts that last; Introducing the Century pattern; Silverplate from the House of Holmes & Edwards, International Silver Co." [with illustration of fork in the pattern]. Vogue, p. 158. (Viewed 9 June 2019. F00689-90).

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1923 - advertisement

L. E. Roberts, Jeweler, Granville, NY. (10 August 1923). Advertisement: "Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] Latest Pattern on Display in my window this week... " [with illustration of fork in Century pattern]. Granville Sentinel (Granville, New York), unknown page number, col. 1. (Viewed 11 June 2019. F00828-29).

1923 - advertisement

E. P. Miller, Albany, NY. (12 October 1923). Advertisement: "... October brides... Holmes & Edwards [/International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. The Enterprise (Altamont, New York), p. 4, col. 4. (Viewed 11 June 2019. F00830-31).



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1924 - advertisement

E. W. Knowlton & Co., Malone, New York. (c. 23 January 1924). Advertisement: "What about your silver? Perhaps you want and need more... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. The Malone Farmer (Malone, New York), page number unknown, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 11 June 2019. F00842-43).

1924 - two advertisements

Wm. C. Morgan, Jeweler, Fulton, NY. (11 & 18 June 1924). Advertisement: "The Century Pattern... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] Super Plate Inlaid Silverware... " [with illustration of spoon in the pattern and an abstract illustration of a silverware case]. The Fulton Patriot (Fulton, New York). (Viewed 12 June 2019. B00852-53).



1925 advertisements

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1925 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards / International Silver Co. (15 January 1925). Advertisement: "Super Plate - Inlaid; Holmes & Edwards Super Plate - Inlaid is Different; The Century pattern... Also in Canada, Standard Silver Company of Toronto, Limited" [with illustration of two spoons in the pattern]. Vogue, p. 109. (Viewed 9 June 2019. F00691-92).

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1925 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards / International Silver Co. (February 1925). Advertisement: "Super Plate - Inlaid; Holmes & Edwards Super Plate - Inlaid is Different; The Century pattern... Also in Canada, Standard Silver Company of Toronto, Limited" [with illustration of two spoons in the pattern]. Harper’s Bazaar, p. 132. (Viewed 9 June 2019. (Viewed 9 June 2019. F00693-94).

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c. 1925 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (c. 1925). International Silver Co. silverplate: 1847 Rogers Bros., Wm. Rogers & Son, Holmes & Edwards. 40 pp. (Updated 23 April 2017. A00957.)

c. 1925 - missing booklet

Holmes & Edwards / International Silver Co. (c. 1925). ["Gift booklet"]. (Viewed 9 June 2019. F00691-92).

  • Offline - citation - Holmes & Edwards / International Silver Co. (15 January 1925). Advertisement: "Holmes & Edwards Super Plate - Inlaid is Different... Write for Gift Booklet..." Vogue, p. 109. See worldcat.org for possible locations.

1926 - design brochure

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / ISC. (1926). Holmes & Edwards super plate inlaid. 27 pp. (Viewed 6 May 2017. A02390.)


1926 advertisements

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1926 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards / International Silver Co. (15 January 1926). Advertisement: "’Solid Silver Where it Wears’ [with illustration of spoon in Century pattern]. Vogue, p. 132. (Viewed 9 June 2019. F00695-96).

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1926 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards / International Silver Co. (February 1926). Advertisement: "’Solid Silver Where it Wears’ [with illustration of spoon in Century pattern]. Good Housekeeping, p. 154. (Viewed 9 June 2019. F00697-98).

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1927 - design booklet

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (1927). What to serve and how to serve it; A guide for correct table usage [with illustrations showing the following patterns: Century, Jamestown, Newport, and Romance.] Approx. 20 pp. (Viewed 16 October 2018. C00302).


1927 advertisements

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1927 - advertisement

Fred M. Wells, Jeweler, Fulton, NY. (25 February 1927). Advertisement: "... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration of silverware in case]. The Fulton Patriot (Fulton, New York), unknown page number, col. 7. (Viewed 29 June 2019. E00986-87).

1927 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards / International Silver Co. (December 1927). Advertisement: "... Expressed in exclusive INLAID Silverplate, the Christmas gift is a lifelong delight... " [with illustration including spoons in the following patterns: Century, Jamestown, Pageant, and Romance]. Good Housekeeping, p. 130. (Viewed 25 June 2019. D00915-16).

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c. 1927 - missing promotional booklet

Adams, Ann; Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1927). Stepping stones to a perfect table service. Number of pages unknown. [No copy known to be in a public library.] (Viewed 22 August 2018. L00680).


1928 advertisements

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1928 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards / International Silver Co. (February 1928). Advertisement: "... A New Way to Acquire a Complete Service... " [with illustrations showing spoons in Century, Jamestown, Pageant and Romance patterns]. Good Housekeeping, p. 109. (Viewed 9 June 2019. F00699-700).

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1928 - advertisement

John R. Hayden, Newark, NY. (11 October 1928). Advertisement: "A Silver Console Table Fitted with Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] Silverplate... " [with illustrations of table containing silverware]. The Newark Courier (Newark, New York), unknown page number, cols. 5-7. (Viewed 29 June 2019. E00988).



1929 - spotlighted advertisement showing Modernist designs

International Silver Co. (11 May 1929). Advertisement: "New sophistication in keeping with the fine old traditions of silversmithing... For illustrations of a wider variety of such goods, as are shown on this page, write for booklet No. HW-235... In addition to designs as illustrated, special patterns are made to match the knives, forks and spoons of ... Holmes & Edwards ..." [with no photos of designs by the Holmes & Edwards division]. Vogue, p. 71. (Viewed 8 July 2019. E00786-87).

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1929 - advertisement showing Modernist designs

International Silver Co. (June 1929). Advertisement: "New sophistication in keeping with the fine old traditions of silversmithing... For illustrations of a wider variety of such goods, as are shown on this page, write for booklet No. HW-150... In addition to designs as illustrated, special patterns are made to match the knives, forks and spoons of ... Holmes & Edwards ..." [with no photos of designs by Holmes & Edwards division]. Good Housekeeping, p. 302. (Viewed 8 July 2019. E00788-89).

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1929 - advertisement showing Modernist designs

International Silver Co. (June 1929). Advertisement: "New sophistication in keeping with the fine old traditions of silversmithing... For illustrations of a wider variety of such goods, as are shown on this page, write for booklet No. HW-146... In addition to designs as illustrated, special patterns are made to match the knives, forks and spoons of ... Holmes & Edwards ..." [with no photos of design by Holmes & Edwards division]. Harper’s Bazaar, p. 155. (Viewed 6 July 2019. E00790-91).

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1929 - advertisement

International Silver Co. / Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (October 1929). Advertisement: "Charm - The prize winning design in a notable art competition..." Ladies’ Home Journal, page number unspecified. (Viewed 21 August 2018. L00639).

1929 - advertisement

Joseph Schwartz, Jr., Huntington, NY. (20 December 1929). Advertisement: "Gift ideas that will please; Jewelry and Silverware... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration of silver in chest]. The Long-Islander (Huntington, New York), Section 3, p. 1. (Viewed 30 June 2019. F01001-03).



c. 1929 - missing booklet

International Silver Co. (c. 1929). [Booklet No. HW-235]. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 6 June 2019. E00786-87).

  • Offline - citation - International Silver Co. (11 May 1929). Advertisement: "... For illustrations of a wider variety of such goods, as are shown on this page [not including Holmes & Edwards], write for booklet No. HW-235... In addition to designs as illustrated, special patterns are made to match the knives, forks and spoons of ... Holmes & Edwards ..." Vogue, p. 71. See worldcat.org for locations.

c. 1929 - seven drawings for flatware design competition

Unidentified designer / original owner. (c. 1929). Drawings - flatware designs submitted to the Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] Prize Pattern Competition. Pencil on boards. (Viewed 5 July 2019. Object nos. 2005.001.007.1-.7. F01082-95).



Click the following link to see designs and documentation for other historical silver companies that were connected to the International Silver Company, and those from the Meriden area; go to the historical Meriden design overview page and scroll down to section B: "ISC, predecessors & divisions" and C: "Other featured companies".



1930s

1930 - design catalogue

J. W. Johnson (New York). (1930). Silverware catalogue including hollow ware and some Modernist designs by 1847 Rogers Bros. / Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Company and Wallace [Silversmiths]. (Pages presumably from this catalogue.) (Viewed 22 August 2018. J00133).

> Holmes & Edwards / ISC patterns shown: Century, Charm, Jamestown, Newport, Pageant, and Romance.


1930 advertisements

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1930 - advertisement

E. F. Norton Co., Inc., Salamanca, NY. (c. 14 February 1930). Advertisement: "... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] 50 yr. and Sterling Inlaid Silver... " [with no illustrations]. Salamanca Inquirer (Salamanca, New York), unknown page number. (Viewed 30 June 2019. F01013).

1930 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] (c. 9 April 1930). Advertisement: "... Holmes & Edwards Inlaid... " [with no product illustrations]. Westfield Republican (Westfield, New York), p. 2, col. 3. (Viewed 30 June 2019. F01014-15).



1930-31 - Holmes & Edwards in exhibition

(1930-31). International exhibition of contemporary metalwork and cotton textiles, organized by the American Federation of Arts, Washington, DC. (Viewed 31 March 2017. A01871-76.)

Venues:
> Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (15 October - 10 November 1930);
> Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1-28 December 1930);
> Art Institute of Chicago (19 January - 1 March 1931):

> Cleveland Museum of Art (11 March - 5 April 1931).

1931 - design brochure

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / ISC. (1931). Holmes & Edwards inlaid: "Something more than plate." 12 pp. (Updated 23 April 2017. A00676.)

1931 - design catalogue

H. O. Hurlbert & Sons (presumably retailer). (1931). International Silver Company; 1847 Rogers Bros., genuine original Rogers silverplate; Holmes & Edwards inlaid, “Something more than plate”; Wm. Rogers & Son, silverplate. H. O. Hurlburt & Sons, 817 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. Approx. 52 pp. (Viewed 28 June 2018. A03004; AAA03376-21).


1931 advertisements

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1931 - advertisement

McOmber, Honeoye Falls, NY. (27 August 1931). Advertisement: "... We are also showing twenty-six piece Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. The Honeoye Falls Times (Honeoye Falls, New York), p. 3, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 29 June 2019. E00989).

1931 - advertisement

A. H. Cummings, Jeweler, Lowville, NY. (17 December 1931). Advertisement: "Christmas Gifts That Last... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " The Journal and Republican (Lowville, New York), p. 5, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 29 June 2019. E00948).



1932 advertisements

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1932 - advertisement

H. J. Howe’s, Inc., Jewelers, Syracuse, NY. (7 April 1932). Advertisement: "... Great Hitchcock Sale... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] Silver Plate ... " [with no illustrations]. Cazenovia Republican (Cazenovia, New York), p. 7, cols. 4-6. (Viewed 12 June 2019. B00848-49).

1932 - advertisement

H. J. Howe’s, Inc., Jewelers, Syracuse, NY. (7 April 1932). Advertisement: "... Great Hitchcock Sale... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] Silver Plate ... " [with no illustrations]. Fayetteville Bulletin (Fayetteville, New York), p. 3, cols. 1-3. (Viewed 12 June 2019. B00850-51).



1933 advertisements

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1933 - advertisement

Brown Thomson, Inc., Hartford, CT. (18 June 1933). Advertisement: "... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.], In the Pageant pattern..." [with no related illustrations]. Hartford Courant, p. 3. (Viewed 20 October 2018. D00387).

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1933 - advertisement

The Fair Store, Binghampton, NY. (3 November 1933). Advertisement: "Thanksgiving Club Plan Sale... Holmes & Edwards Inlaid [/ International Silver Co.] ..." with two abstract illustrations of table ware]. Endicott Bulletin (Endicott, New York), p. 9, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 11 May 2019; H00829).



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1934 - advertisement

Robert C. Schmidt, Jeweler, Penn Yan, NY. (8 June 1934). Advertisement: "First Lady; You’ll love this new pattern... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] Inlaid... " [with illustration of knife, fork and spoon presumably in the pattern]. Penn Yan Democrat (Penn Yan, New York), p. 4, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 4 July 2019. F01078-79).

1934 - advertisement

Fred M. Wells, Jeweler, Fulton, NY. (26 July 1934). Advertisement: "... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. The Fulton Patriot (Fulton, New York), unknown page number, col. 1. (Viewed 4 July 2019. F01080-81).



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1935 - advertisement

G. Fox & Co. (10 March 1935). Advertisement: "... Holmes and Edwards [/ISC] Inlaid Tower Design..." [with illustration]. Hartford Courant, p. 7. (Viewed 17 December 2018. C00338).

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1935 - advertisement

McOmber’s Jewelry Store, Honeoye Falls, NY. (12 December 1935). Advertisement: "Here’s a brilliant idea... For the home, Holmes & Edwards and 1847 Rogers Bros. [/ International Silver Co.] 16 Piece Sets of Silverware... " [with abstract illustration]. The Honeoye Falls Times (Honeoye Falls, New York), p. 3, cols. 1-3. (Viewed 11 May 2019; H00830-31).



1935-49 - marketing film

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / (ISC). (1935-49). Marketing film. (Viewed 11 June 2016. A00775.)


1936 advertisements

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1936 - advertisement

Hulett & Son, Jewelers, presumably Ogdensburg, New York. (18 March 1936). Advertisement: "Half Price Silver Sale... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration of silverware in chest]. Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, New York), p. 5, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 29 June 2019. E00949-50).

1936 - advertisement

Carbino’s Jewelry Store, Massena, NY. (29 October 1936). Advertisement: "Announcing Ladyship in Stratford Plate Sectional; Made by the makers of Holmes & Edwards; A gorgeous new pattern... International Silver Company... " [with illustration presumably of handle in pattern, and abstract case with silverware]. The Massena Observer (Massena, New York), p. 2, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 29 June 2019. E00990-91).



1937 - design brochure or promotional booklet

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / ISC. (1937). Sterling inlaid for those who desire the best. 14 pp. (Updated 19 April 2017. A00956.)

1937 - spotlighted magazine mention - Holmes & Edwards / ISC in Good Housekeeping exhibition house, Kansas City, MO

(April 1937). Our exhibition house in Kansas City, MO [exhibition dates: 25 March 1937 - date unknown; exhibited designs: unspecified flatware, "Holmes & Edwards Inlaid" / International Silver Co.] Good Housekeeping, pp. 54-57, 96. (Viewed 18 November 2018. L00893-97; L00900).

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1938 - spotlighted advertisement - display / exhibit at G. Fox & Co., Hartford

G. Fox & Co., Hartford, CT. (25 April 1938). Advertisement: "... G. Fox & Co. features ’Connecticut Made’ products all week... Holmes and Edwards [/ International Silver Co.]." Hartford Courant, p. 9. (Viewed 25 October 2018. C00318-19).

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1939 - advertisement

Hulett & Son, Jewelers, Ogdenburg, NY. (9 May 1939). Advertisement: "SILVERPLATE by... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, New York), p. 7. (Viewed 30 May 2019. C00849-50).

1939 - advertisement

Woods Forest, Hempstead & Freeport, New York. (16 June 1939). Advertisement: "... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.]; ’Charm’ Pattern; Sterling Inlaid Silver Plate... " [with illustration of silverware in case]. The Nassau Daily Review-Star (Freeport, New York), p. 3, cols. 4-6. (Viewed 30 June 2019. F01008-09).



193? - design brochure

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / (ISC). (193?). [Illustrated price list] [catalogue #27]. 63 pp. (Updated 19 April 2017. A00675.)

c. 1930s-1950s - personnel directory brochure

International Silver Company. (c. 1930s-1950s). Personnel directory for customers brochure. [Mentions 1847 Rogers Bros., Holmes & Edwards Silver Company, Wm. Rogers & Son, Webster & Wilcox hollowware.] 8 pp. (Viewed 13 August 2017. AAA00633.)


1940s

1942 advertisements

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1942 - advertisement

The Hecht Co., Washington, DC. (7 June 1942). Advertisement: "Sterling... and Fine Plated-Ware at Unusually Attractive Prices... 50-piece ’Stratford’ Silver-Plated Flatware set, by Holmes & Edward[s] [/ International Silver Co.] ... Silver Inlaid Flatware... ’First Lady’, ’Lovely Lady’, ’Danish Princess and ’Youth’ patterns... " [with possibly relevant illustration of spoon, silverware in chest, and abstract tea set]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. A-18. (Viewed 20 June 2019. D00887-88).

1942 - advertisement

Cox, The Jeweler, Medina, NY. (3 December 1942). Advertisement: "... Danish Princess ... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... Lovely Lady... Masterpiece... " [with no illustrations]. The Medina Tribune (Medina, New York), p. 4, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 30 June 2019. E00996-98).



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1943 - advertisement

Palais Royal, Washington, DC. (24 March 1943). Advertisement: "Unusual opportunity to complete your Flatware; Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] Inlaid Plate... " [with illustrations of handles in the Danish Princess and First Lady patterns]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. B-14. (Viewed 6 July 2019. B01100).

1943 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards / International Silver Co. (December 1943). Advertisement: "I said NO... I’ll wait for the silverplate with the two blocks of sterling silver inlaid at the backs of bowls and handles of most used spoons and forks... " [with abstract illustration of two women sitting at a counter talking]. Redbook magazine, p. 104. (Viewed 25 June 2019. D00917-18).

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1944 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] (December 1944). Advertisement: "... One day you will wake to find this loveliest of all silverplate back on sale again... " [with photos or illustrations of handles in Danish Princess, Lovely Lady, and Youth patterns]. Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 147. (Viewed 29 June 2019. D00921-22).

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1944 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.]. (December 1944). Advertisement: "... I’m going to be Johnny-on-the-spot the day Holmes & Edwards comes back on sale... One of the first designs on sale after the war will be lovely Youth... " [with photo or illustration of spoon in the pattern]. Redbook magazine, p. 97. (Viewed 25 June 2019. D00919-20).

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1945 - advertisement

Chas. Schwartz & Son, Washington, DC. (6 September 1945). Advertisement: "A word about silver... We will, once again, feature ... Holm[e]s & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. A-4, cols. 4-5. (Viewed 17 October 2018. B01105).

1945 - advertisement

The Jewel Box, Wilmington, NC. (9 December 1945). Advertisement: "... Hundreds of Beautiful Items to Choose from... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no relevant illustrations]. The Sunday Star-News (Wilmington, North Carolina), p. 5-B. (Viewed 6 July 2019. F01111-12).



1947 - secondary source

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). "Holmes & Edwards Silver Company" mentions, (pp. 119, 149, 153-58, 222, 309, 316, 317, 361). In Century of silver, 1847-1947; Connecticut Yankees and a noble metal. 388 pp. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)


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1947 - advertisement

International Silver Co. / Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (November 1947). Advertisement: "Don’t be old-fashioned about your silverplate..." Ladies’ Home Journal, page number unspecified. (Viewed 21 August 2018. L00640).

1947 - advertisement

Reed’s Jewelers, presumably Wilmington, DE. (13 November 1947). Advertisement: "... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no related illustrations]. The Wilmington Morning Star (Delaware), p. 18, col. 5-8. (Viewed 5 October 2018. B00742).



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1948 - advertisement

Kann’s, Washington, DC. (18 April 1948). Advertisement: "... Holmes & Edwards and 1847 Rogers [Bros. / International Silver Co.] Silverplate; 52 pieces plus chest... Also available, Wm. Rogers & Son Silverplate, 50-Piece Sets... " [with photo of chest of silverware and illustrations of handles in unspecified patterns]. Sunday Star (Washington, DC), p. D-15. (Viewed 15 July 2019. H01072-73).

1948 - advertisement

The Hecht Co., Washington, DC. (3 November 1948). Advertisement: "Now you can choose your favorite silver-plate... Holmes & Edwards ’Danish Princess’ [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with photo of silverware in chest]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), B-12. (Viewed 25 June 2019. E00811-12).



1949 - mention in 1949 annual report

International Silver Company. (1949). Annual report. [Mention of "Holmes & Edwards Sterling Inlaid Silverplate", p. 8.] (Viewed 8 August 2017. AAA00630.)


1949 advertisements

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1949 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (January 1949). Advertisement: "Who needs three guesses..." [showing Danish Princess, Lovely Lady and Youth patterns.] Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 31. (Viewed 22 August 2018. L00700).

1949 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (March 1949). Advertisement: "Style notes for silverware shoppers..." [showing Danish Princess, Lovely Lady and Youth patterns.] Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 109. (Viewed 22 August 2018. L00701).

1949 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (April 1949). Advertisement: "Spring Garden, the glorious new design in silverplate by Holmes & Edwards..." Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 74. (Viewed 22 August 2018. L00702).

1949 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (May 1949). Advertisement: "I dreamed I was buying my silverplate..." [showing Danish Princess, Lovely Lady, Spring Garden and Youth patterns.] Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 32. (Viewed 22 August 2018. L00703).

1949 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (June 1949). Advertisement: "Goldilocks and the three spoons..." [showing Danish Princess, Lovely Lady, Spring Garden and Youth patterns.] Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 101. (Viewed 22 August 2018. L00704).



1950s

1950 - annual report mention

International Silver Company. (1950). Annual report. (Includes mentions of 1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia Company), Holmes & Edwards Silver Company, International Sterling). 16 pp. (Updated 30 August 2017. A00548; AAA00667.)


1950 advertisements

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1950 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (13 February 1950). Advertisement: "The most admired patterns... Spring Garden... Lovely Lady... Danish Princess... Youth... Holmes & Edwards Sterling Inlaid [with illustrations of these patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 7. (Viewed 23 October 2017. G01554.)

1950 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (20 March 1950). Advertisement: "MMmmmmmmm! ... and now she’ll choose these..." [with illustrations of Danish Princess, Lovely Lady, Spring Garden, and Youth patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 3. (Viewed 23 October 2017. G01560.)

1950 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (3 April 1950). Advertisement: "Dream house, Dream pattern... " [with illustrations showing Danish Princess, Lovely Lady, Spring Garden, and Youth patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 3. (Viewed 15 October 2017. G01558.)

1950 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (1 May 1950). Advertisement: "Pattern beauty that lasts..." [with illustration showing Danish Princess, Lovely Lady, Spring Garden and Youth patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 7. (Viewed 15 October 2017. G01559.)

1950 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (15 May 1950). Advertisement: "... Sterling Inlaid Silverplate... " LIFE magazine, p. 3. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01585.)

1950 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (25 September 1950). Advertisement: "... Sterling Inlaid Silverplate..." [with illustration showing Danish Princess, Lovely Lady, Spring Garden, and Youth patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 9. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01586.)

1950 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (30 October 1950). Advertisement: "Seen at more and more weddings..." [with illustration showing Danish Princess, Lovely Lady, Spring Garden, and Youth patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 3. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G015 .)

1950 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (6 November 1950). Advertisement: "When you change from ’Miss’ to ’Mrs.’... " [with illustration showing Danish Princess, Lovely Lady, Spring Garden, and Youth patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 7. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01588.)

1950 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (20 November 1950). Advertisement: "... Sterling Inlaid Silverplate... " [with illustration showing Danish Princess, Lovely Lady, Spring Garden, and Youth patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 12. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01590.)

1950 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (27 November 1950). Advertisement: "Patterns to make a hostess proud... " [with illustration showing Danish Princess, Lovely Lady, Spring Garden, and Youth patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 9. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01589.)

1950 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (11 December 1950). Advertisement: "Pattern beauty that lasts... " [with illustration showing Danish Princess, Lovely Lady, Spring Garden, and Youth patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 61. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01591.)



1951 - annual report mention

International Silver Company. (1951). Annual report. [Includes a spotlight on the Wedgwood pattern and mentions of 1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia Company), Holmes & Edwards Silver Company, and anchor Rogers anchor.] 14 pp. (Viewed 4 May 2016. A00548.)


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1951 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (19 February 1951). Advertisement: "Reigning favorite, Danish Princess... Loveliest of all! Spring Garden..." [with illustrations showing both patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 18. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01584.)

1951 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (12 March 1951). Advertisement: "... Holmes & Edwards Sterling Inlaid... The loveliest patterns in silverplate... Spring Garden... Youth... Danish Princess... Lovely Lady... [with illustrations of these patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 17. (Viewed 23 October 2017. G01555.)

1951 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (16 April 1951). Advertisement: "... Sterling Inlaid Silverplate..." [with illustration showing Danish Princess, Lovely Lady, May Queen and Spring Garden patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 15. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01584.)

1951 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (7 May 1951). Advertisement: "The finest silverplate... the loveliest patterns... [with illustration showing Danish Princess, Lovely Lady, May Queen and Spring Garden patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 51. (Viewed 23 October 2017. G01556.)

1951 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (10 September 1951). Advertisement: "... The loveliest patterns of all..." [with illustration showing Danish Princess, Lovely Lady, May Queen, and Spring Garden patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 71. (Viewed 23 October 2017. G01557.)



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1952 - advertisement

(January 1952). Advertisement: International Silver Company - "America’s most distinguished and best selling designs in sterling and silverplate" [showing 31 flatware patterns by ISC, divisions and brands including 1847 Rogers Bros., International Sterling, Holmes & Edwards, and Wm. Rogers & Son]. Connecticut Circle magazine. (Viewed 18 August 2017. AAA00637,b.)



1952 - annual report mention

International Silver Company. (1952). Annual report. [Includes mentions of 1847 Rogers Brothers, Holmes & Edwards Silver company, (anchor) Rogers (anchor), International Sterling.] 16 pp. (Viewed 4 May 2016. A00548.)


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1953 - advertisement

Rayburn’s Jewelers, presumably Brockport, NY. (27 August 1953). Advertisement: "... Holmes & Edwards Silverplate [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration of silverware in case]. Republic-Democrat (Brockport, New York), p. 5, cols. 1-3. (Viewed 29 June 2019. E00992).

1953 - advertisement

Victor Vincent, Jeffersonville, NY. (3 December 1953). Advertisement: "Gift Suggestions... Silverware and gift department... Holmes & Edwards ... International [Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration of silverware in case]. Sullivan County Record (Jeffersonville, New York), p. 3. (Viewed 30 June 2019. F01011-12).



1955 - advertisement

Shacter’s Jewelers & Appliances of Lima, Inc., Lima, New York. (8 December 1955). Advertisement: "Famous Silverware... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration showing seven handles in unspecified patterns and abstract illustration of silverware in chest]. The Honeoye Falls Times (Honeoye Falls, New York), p. 7, cols. 5-7. (Viewed 4 July 2019. F01076-77).


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1956 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (20 August 1956). Advertisement: "... 6 smart gifts of Holmes & Edwards new DeepSilver... " [with illustration showing Silver Fashion pattern]. LIFE magazine, p. 10. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01597.)

1956 - advertisement

Holmes and Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (12 November 1956). Advertisement: "So easy to love. You’d be! If you gave her a palace-worth of new DeepSilver! ..." LIFE magazine, p. 205. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01598.)



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1957 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (11 March 1957). Advertisement: "... DeepSilver, A new concept of silverware! ..." LIFE magazine, p. 13. (Viewed 15 October 2017. G01594.)

1957 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (17 June 1957). Advertisement: "... DeepSilver, A new concept of silverware! ..." LIFE magazine, p. 105. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01595.)

1957 - advertisement

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (2 September 1957). Advertisement: "... Dramatic, carefree, contemporary— and luxurious as only DeepSilver can be! New Rhythmic... " LIFE magazine, p. 12. (Viewed 15 October 2017. G01596.)



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1958 - advertisement

Carbino’s Jewelry Store, Ogdensburg, NY. (27 March 1958). Advertisement: "1/2 Price Silver Sale, Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Company] ..." [with no illustrations]. Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), p. 10, cols. 4-5. (Viewed 1 May 2019. H00607-08).

1958 - advertisement

Carbino’s Jewelry Store, Ogdensburg, NY. (c. 30 April 1958). Advertisement: "... Silverware special... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Company] ..." [with no illustrations]. Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), unknown page, col. 2. (Viewed 1 May 2019. H00609).



1959 - historical information

Simon, Raymond. (1959). "Holmes and Edwards (ISC) Romance pattern" (public relations by Cunningham & Walsh), (pp. 155-56). In Casebook in publicity and public relations, chapter 9 "Speeches and letters", section 2. 189 pp. (Viewed 23 April 2017. A02244-49.)


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1959 - advertisement

Hilkins Jewelers, Endicott, NY. (6 February 1959). Advertisement: "Famous Names in Silver Plate... Holmes & Edwards ..." [/International Silver Co.] [with no illustrations]. Daily Bulletin (Endicott, New York), p. 8A, cols. 1-3. (Viewed 12 June 2019. F00844-45).

1959 - advertisement

Carbino’s Jewelry Store, presumably Ogdenburg, NY. (16 February 1959). Advertisement: "... Silverware... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration of silver tableware in a chest]. Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, New York), p. 22, cols. 2-3. (Viewed 12 June 2019. F00846-47)



1960s

1960 advertisements

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1960 - advertisement

Hilkins Jewelers, Endicott, NY. (29 January 1960). Advertisement: "... Famous Names in Sterling Silver... International [Silver Co.] ... Famous names in Silver Plate, Holmes & Edwards... " [with no illustrations]. The Daily Bulletin (Endicott, New York), unknown page number, cols. 1-3. (Viewed 9 May 2019; H00793-94).

1960 - advertisement

Slavin’s, Massena, NY. (c. 28 July 1960). Advertisement: "... Holmes and Edwards Silverware [/ International Silver Co. ... " [with no illustrations]. The Massena Observer (Massena, New York, unknown page number, cols. 3-4. (Viewed 9 May 2019; H00795-96).



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1961 - advertisement

Macy’s, New York City area. (7 May 1961). Advertisement: "... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] Deep Silver Silverplate... " [with illustration of handle]. New York Times, p. 66. (Viewed 30 June 2019. E00951).

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1961 - advertisement

Bullock’s, Los Angeles, CA. (20 November 1961). Advertisement: "Thanksgiving Sale ... Dining Center... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] Romance silver plate... " [with no illustrations]. Los Angeles Times, p. 29. (Viewed 3 July 2019. E00952).

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1962 - advertisement

Peets Jewelers, Massena, NY. (31 July 1962). Advertisement: "Old Fashioned Days... Holmes & Edwards Silverplate [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Massena Observer (Massena, New York), p. 4, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 11 June 2019. F00832-33).

1962 - advertisement

The Fair, Chicago, IL. (8 August 1962). Advertisement: "... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] silverware... " [with no relevant illustrations]. Chicago Daily Tribune, p. 11. (Viewed 3 July 2019. D00924).

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1962 - advertisement

Sage-Allen, Hartford area, CT. (3 December 1962). Advertisement: "... Holmes & Edwards 2 Pc. Party Serving Set, deep silver by International [Silver Co.] ... " [with possibly relevant abstract illustrations]. Hartford Courant, p. 7. (Viewed 21 June 2019. D00923).

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1963 - advertisement

Paul Jewelers, presumably Rochester, NY. (c. 10 January 1963). Advertisement: "... Buy NOW for St. Valentine’s Day... 1847 Rogers [Bros.] and Holmes & Edwards Silverware [/International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Greater Greece Press (Rochester, New York), unknown page number, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 6 June 2019. F00634-35).

1963 - advertisement

Bullock’s, Los Angeles, CA. (31 October 1963). Advertisement: "Today is month-end... plain and pierced tablespoons in assorted patterns. Holmes & Edwards International [Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Los Angeles Times, p. A2. (Viewed 25 June 2019. D00925).

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1964 - advertisement

Savitt, Hartford, CT. (22 March 1964). Advertisement: "Savitt saves you... on Holmes & Edwards International [Silver Co.] Deep Silver; Sterling Inlaid Silverplate... " [with illustration of spoon and abstract illustration of silverware in case]. Hartford Courant, p. 2A. (Viewed 4 July 2019. E00953).

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1964 - advertisement

Fortunoff’s, Westbury & Brooklyn, NY. (5 October 1964). Advertisement: Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] Inlaid Danish Princess... " [with illustration of knife, two forks and two spoons in the pattern]. Newsday (Long Island, NY), p. 2M. (Viewed 5 July 2019. E00954).

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1965 - advertisement

Maegreen’s, Lakewood, NJ. (12 February 1965). Advertisement: "... 50 pc. silverplate service for 8... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] Inlaid Danish Princess silverplate pattern... " [with photos of knife, two forks and two spoons]. Asbury Park Evening Press (New Jersey), p. 11. (Viewed 4 July 2019. E00955).

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1968 - advertisement

Sage-Allen, Hartford area, CT. (10 July 1968). Advertisement: "International [Silver Co.] Deep Silver (formerly Holmes & Edwards); The only silverplate inlaid with solid silver... " [with illustrations showing Woodsong and Happy Anniversary patterns]. Hartford Courant, p. 7. (Viewed 4 July 2019. E00959).

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1969 - advertisement

Gilchrist’s, Boston, MA. (1 June 1969). Advertisement: "Manufacturer’s Closeout! 56 Pcs., Service for 8 Silverplate... Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] Deep Silver ... Danish Princess Pattern... " [with illustration of handle in the pattern and abstract illustration of silverware in case]. Boston Globe, p. 12. (Viewed 4 July 2019. E00961).

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1970s

1973 - advertisement

Benold’s, Austin, TX. (21 January 1973). Advertisement: "Old Favorites Available... Treasured Patterns of the Past... Holmes & Edwards Silverplate [/International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations; with several patterns listed]. The Austin Statesman (Texas), p. D9. (Viewed 25 June 2019. D00929).

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1975 - advertisement

Heritage Silversmiths / Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] (September 1975). Advertisement: "When grandmother was very young, the name for quality tableware was Holmes & Edwards. Now it is again. ... 1847 Rogers Bros. ... " [with photo / illustrations of spoons in H&E Laurel, Legacy and Mayfair patterns]. Chatelaine magazine (Toronto, Ontario), p. 46. (Viewed 4 July 2019. D00926-27).

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1976 - magazine article mention - historical silver

Hogan, E. P. (May 1976). Silverware for children. Spinning wheel, pp. 13-16. (Viewed 11 November 2017. AAA00699.)

Illustrations
> Forbes Silver Company: "Royal Baby Plate" (c. 1908-30);
> Hartford Silver Plate Co.: child’s cup (c. 1880);
> Holmes and Edwards Silver Co. / International Silver Company: "My own set", Danish Princess pattern (c. 1938);
> Meriden Britannia Company: 2 child’s cups (c. 1867, c. 1882), 3 child’s trays (1886), Princess pattern child’s set from 1879 catalogue;
> Middletown Plate Co. / Superior Silver Co.: child’s cup (c. 1890);
> 1847 Rogers Brothers: 2 child’s sets, Assyrian and Fairie pattern (c. 1887);
> Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co.: 11 children’s cups, reprinted from 1860 catalogue;
> Rogers & Brother: 3 child’s cups (c. 1870, c. 1880, c. 1882);
> Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.: 4 children’s bowl sets, reprinted from 1891 catalogue;
> Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.: child’s cup (c. 1896);
> Also, Rogers, Smith & Co. is also mentioned.

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT;
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1977 - secondary source - historical silver

Hogan, Edmund P. (1977). "Holmes and Edwards" mention, [pp. 43; 55; 70; 150 (photo of child’s plate, fork and knife, 1938; 156; 160-61, illustration of building (undated); also excerpt above)]. In An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company. (See excerpt at top of page. Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

1977 - advertisement

David Orgell, Los Angeles area, CA. (30 October 1977). Advertisement: "The gracious living of yesterday is yours... Danish Princess by Holmes & Edwards [/ International Silver Co.] [with photo of knife, two forks, two spoons] ... " Los Angeles Times, p. K5. (Viewed 4 July 2019. D00928).

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1980s

1980 - secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). "Holmes and Edwards" mention, [pp. 107 (children’s 1930s "my own set". In The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

1980 - advertisement

Fortunoff, New York; Westbury, NY & Paramus. New Jersey. (2 March 1980). Advertisement: "International’s [Silver Co.] Holmes & Edwards silverplate ’Danish Princess’ ... " [with photo of two forks, knife, and two spoons in the pattern]. Newsday (Nassau, Long Island, New York), unknown page number. (Viewed 11 June 2019. F00822).

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1982 - advertisement

Fortunoff, New York; Westbury, NY & Paramus. New Jersey. (25 April 1982). Advertisement: "International [Silver Co.] Holmes & Edwards silverplate... " [with photos of cutlery in the Danish Princess pattern, and handle in the Silver Fashion pattern]. New York Times, p. 40. (Viewed 11 June 2019. F00823).

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1982 - advertisement

Fortunoff, New York; Westbury, NY & Paramus. New Jersey. (25 April 1982). Advertisement: "International [Silver Co.] Holmes & Edwards silverplate... " [with photos of cutlery in the Danish Princess pattern, and handle in the Silver Fashion pattern]. Newsday (Nassau, Long Island, New York), unknown page number. (Viewed 11 June 2019. F00824).

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1988 - magazine article

Cramer, Diana. (September / October 1988). [Unusual knife - Holmes & Edwards]. Silver Magazine. (Viewed 7 September 2017. G00204.)

1989 - magazine article

Halket, Constance A. (July / August 1989). [Innovation that changed an industry - Holmes & Edwards]. Silver Magazine. (Viewed 7 September 2017. G00204.)


1990s

1990 - magazine article

Cramer, Diana. (July / August 1990). [Holmes & Edwards Mexican Silver]. Silver Magazine. (Viewed 7 September 2017. G00204.)

1996 - exhibition labels - Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. / ISC in Dallas Museum of Art exhibition

Dallas Museum of Art. (c. 1996). Exhibition labels for Hot cars, high fashion, cool stuff: Designs of the 20th century. [31 March - 14 July 1996; exhibited: Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. / ISC. (designed 1929). Napoleon pattern flatware. DMA collection.] (Updated 25 November 2018. AAA03380-82; B01218.)


2000s

2004 - secondary source

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "Holmes & Edwards Silver Co.", (pp. 108-09). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 15 August 2017. A02923; A02923b; A02923c.)

2004 - secondary source

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "Silver Plate Cutlery Co.", Birmingham, CT [supplier to Holmes & Edwards and Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.], (p. 228). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 20 August 2017. A02882; A02882a.)


n. d.

n. d. - fifteen advertisements

International Silver Co. / Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (undated). Fifteen advertisements. Some noted as in Ladies’ Home Journal. (Viewed 21 August 2018. L00641-54).

n. d. - various pattern illustrations

International Silver Co. / Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (undated). Various pattern illustrations. (Viewed 21 August 2018. L00655-57).

n. d. - guarantee document

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (undated). Guarantee document. (Viewed 22 August 2018. L00672).

n. d. - design catalogue

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (undated). "Mexican silver 67: Spoons, forks, etc." No copy in a public library known to exist. (Viewed 29 November 2016.)

n. d. - design catalogue excerpt

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (undated). Spoons, forks, etc. manufactured by the Holmes & Edwards Silver Co.. [Graphic, 1 print]. Bridgeport, Conn., U.S.A. Trademark Mexican silver 67. (Viewed 23 April 2017. A02243.)

n. d. - design catalogue excerpt

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company. (undated). Cover of "Mexican silver 67: Spoons, forks, etc.", (p. 37). In: Vumbaco, Brenda J. (1988). In Meriden – Connecticut crossroads: An illustrated history. (Updated 23 April 2017. A00804. DM.)

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(Undated). Holmes & Edwards - fire insurance map. (Viewed 15 May 2017. A02437.)


Footnote:
[1] The Holmes & Edwards Silver Company was acquired by the International Silver Company in 1898. At this juncture, it is not known at Design Meriden if they continued operations under this name after the acquisition. See "A Guide to the International Silver Company Records, 1853-1921 (link to library entry)". University of Connecticut university libraries website. Viewed 15 May 2016 [A00660-61]



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