International Silver Company historical design catalogues and other primary source information (2016)

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The International Silver Company centered in Meriden, Conn. was formed in 1898 combining the efforts of several silver companies. To see a list of these companies, see section "B. ISC predecessors and divisions" on the Design Meriden micro-site homepage.


International Silver Company (1898-1983, stopped making silver) design catalogues, other publications, other historical documentation, annual reports, and key secondary sources [1]

A. International Silver Company design catalogues

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International Silver Company. (after 1898). [Catalogue no. 21]. Factory E, Makers of Silver Plated Ware Catalogues. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accession no. 61.504.8 (link to library entry). Updated 20 April 2017. [A00472]

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International Silver Company. (after 1898). [Catalogue no. 25]. Factory E, Makers of Silver Plated Ware Catalogues. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accession no. 61.504.9 (link to library entry). Updated 20 April 2017. [A00472]

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International Silver Company. (after 1898). Ambassador and other patterns of "1847 Rogers Bros." silverware. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accession no. 61.555.19 (link to library entry). Updated 20 April 2017. [A01456]

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International Silver Company. (after 1898). Heraldic (pattern for) "1847 Rogers Bros." Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accession no. 61.555.20 (link to library entry). Updated 20 April 2017. [A00469]

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International Silver Company. (after 1898). Louvain (pattern of) "1847 Rogers Bros." silverware. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accession no. 61.555.18 (link to library entry). Updated 20 April 2017. [A00468]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1899). Trophy book. 31 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 19 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 035]

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Rogers & Brother / ISC. (c. 1900). Knives forks spoons etc.: Rogers & Bro., A-1 (Trade Mark): Made by Rogers & Brother, International Silver Company, successor, Waterbury, Conn. [Catalogue no. 104]. 63 pp. New York Historical Society call no. NK7119.R65 1900z (link to library entry). Updated 18 April 2017. [A00471]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (c. 1900). The Queen of Autumn – New Sterling Toilet Ware in Chrysanthemum Design. 16 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 19 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 036]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1901). Revised Retail Price-list of Casket Hardware. Approx. 35 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 19 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 041]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1901). Price List Sterling SIlver Spoons & Forks also Cases & Chests. 35 pp. and index. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 19 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 037]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1902). The Chafing Dish. 33 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 19 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 038]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1904). The Chafing Dish. 23 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 19 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 039]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1904). Sterling Silver Spoons and Forks also Cases and Chests. 19 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 19 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 040]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1904). Sterling Silver Pocket Match Holder [catalogue 1107]. 4 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 19 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 042]

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Wilcox Silver Plate Co. Factory N, Meriden, CT, USA. / International Silver Company. (190?). “Catalogue #2”. New York; 32 pp. Corning Museum of Glass call no. "Wilcox Silver Plate Co." (link to library entry). Updated 11 April 2017. [A00265]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1905). The Cloeta flatware pattern [catalogue no. 73]. 10 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 19 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 043]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1905). Revised List Prices of Sterling Silver Hollowware [catalogue no. 75]. 21 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 19 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 044]

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International Silver Company. (c. 1905). Jeanne d’Arc. 26 pp. Wallingford, Conn.: International Silver Co. New York State Library call no. 940.026092 J62 96-19518; Harvard University library, HOLLIS no. 009299874 (link to library entry). Updated 21 April 2017. [A00523; A02241]

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Eureka Silver Company (division of Meriden Silver Plate Co.) / (ISC). (c. 1905). Number of pages unknown. The Strong library, Rochester, NY, call no. TS735.E8875 C38 1905 (link to library entry). Updated 20 April 2017. [A01473]

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Forbes Silver Co. / (ISC). (1907). Wares in silver plate... Meriden, CT: 156 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. QUARTO 673.23 F695c, 1907/8 (link to library entry). Updated 15 April 2017. [A00254]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1909). [Illustrated silver-plate catalogue]. Hamilton, ON, 103 leaves. Toronto Public Library call no. 739.23802 M26 (link to library entry). Updated 20 April 2017. [A00616]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1909). Revised List Prices Nickel Silver Hollow-ware, Silver Plated. 12 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 19 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 046]

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International Silver Company. (c. 1910). International Silver Co., Factory E, makers of silver plated holloware: catalogue no. 28 . Meriden, CT: International Silver Company, 168 pp. (Pp. 109-167 consist of items from the Forbes Silver Plate Co. [sic]) (General note: "Meriden Silver Plate Co.") The Strong - National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY, call no. TS735.I5785 I5785 1910 (link to library entry). Updated 15 April 2017. [A00257]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (c. 1910). Price list of 1847 Rogers Bros. spoons, forks, knives, etc. (“Includes two brochures laid in at rear that describe the Sharon and Salem patterns of silver plate”… “The Meriden Britannia Co. was a part of the International Silver Co.”) [cat. no. 93]. Meriden, CT, 48 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 M56e TC (link to library entry). Updated 20 April 2017. [A00486]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (c. 1910). Price list of 1847 Rogers Bros. spoons, forks, knives, etc. [catalogue no. 93]. 48 pp. "Reprint" in Trade catalogues at Winterthur (microform), (v. 1) (entry 1671, p. 291), (1984). Clearwater Pub. Co.: New York. Princeton University library, NJ, call no. (FILMB) Z7164.M18H43 1984 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for more locations; make sure location indicates being a holder of the microform in addition to the guide.) Updated 20 April 2017. [A00518; A00902; A00904] [2]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (c. 1910). Price list of 1847 Rogers Bros. spoons, forks, knives, etc. [catalogue no. 93]. 48 pp. “Reprint” in Trade Catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, Part 2 microfiche (no. 3101). (“Includes two brochures laid in at rear that describe the Sharon and Salem patterns of silver plate”… “The Meriden Britannia Co. was a part of the International Silver Co.”) Also see no. 3012 for a price list that sounds very similar.) (c. 1991). University Publications of America: Bethesda, MD. Yale University call nos. Fiche B2264 3101 & Fiche B2264 3102 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations). Updated 20 April 2017. [A00868; A00889; A00897-900;] [3]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1910). Cooking and Serving en Casserole [catalogue no. 96]. 48 pp. (2 pages missing.) Meriden Historical Society— offline. Viewed 19 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 047]

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International Silver Company / (ISC). (1910?). Catalogue of International Silver Co., makers of all grades of silver plated ware [trade catalogue]. 210 pp. Atheneum of Philadelphia call no. Trade Catalogue Collection Oversize International Silver Company 1910 (link to library entry). Updated 20 April 2017. [A00473]

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American Silver Plate Co. (a division of Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.) / (ISC). (1898-1915). Silver plated hollow ware [no. 39] [trade catalogue]. 70 pp. Wallingford, CT. Corning Museum of Glass call no. Tableware: American Silver Plate Co., Wallingford, CT, USA (f-2238T) (link to library entry). Updated 21 April 2017. [A01327]

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Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (c. 1898-1920). Illustrated catalogue and price list of staple goods: Electro gold and silver plated, on nickel silver and white metal (online). 56 pp. Courtesy Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY. Bib. id. 72815. (Click photo at bottom to see catalogue.) Viewed 2 April 2016. [A00263; AAA00013]

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Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (c. 1910-12). Trophy book. 31 pp; 18 pp. supplements. Brown University library call no. 2-SIZE NK7198.W55 T76 1910z (link to library entry). Viewed 22 April 2017. [A02242]

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Forbes Silver Co. / (ISC). (1911). The Forbes Silver Co., makers of wares in silverplate [Catalogue ; no. 17]. Meriden, CT, 270. pp. (Excerpts only – selected pages). Corning Museum of Glass call no. Tableware: Forbes Silver Co., Meriden, CT, USA. (F-2243T) (link to library entry). Updated 15 April 2017. [A00255]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1912). Ancien Regime Goldsmiths’ Work. 16 pp. Meriden Britannia Historical Society— offline. Viewed 19 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 048]

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International Silver Company. (1912?). The spirit of modern America expressed in sterling silver. Meriden, CT; 15 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. QUARTO 739.2283 I61pi (link to library entry). Updated 20 April 2017. [A00289]

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Forbes Silver Co. (International Silver Co., successor) (1913). "Makers of Wares in Silver Plate, Catalogue No. 19". Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York accession no. 63.568.7 (link to catalogue entry). Updated 15 April 2017. [A00256]

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Watrous Manufacturing Company / (ISC). (1914?). Price list of sterling silver vanity cases, card cases, coin holders, purses, cigarette cases… napkins rings shown in catalogue no. 203P and supplements revised January 1, 1914. 4 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. 739.23 W337p - offline. Viewed 15 May 2016. [C00001-19]

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Meriden Britannia / International Silver Company. (1915). [Panama-Pacific Exposition I.S.Co. Pavilion brochure]. 4 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 19 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 0049]

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Forbes Silver Co. (International Silver Co., successor.) (1915). [Supplement to catalogue no. 20]. 31 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 F69 TC* (link to library entry). Updated 15 April 2017. [A01016]

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The Sperry & Hutchinson Co. - The Hamilton Corporation. (1915). National Service catalog (online) (green trading stamps) [catalog T]: Wm Rogers Manufacturing Co. silverware / (ISC), (pp. 10-12, 52-3: #7108-7149). Also "International Silver Company" (pp. 7-9, 52: #7066-7107). Viewed 3 March 2017. [A01563-67]

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International Silver Company. (1915?). Catalogue of International Silver Co.: Makers of all grades of silver plated ware and cut glass (Catalogue no. 102-I). New York; 160 pp. Library of Congress classification no. NK7241.5.I58 A4 1915 (link to library entry). Updated 20 April 2017. [A00290]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1916). 1847 Rogers Bros. spoons, forks, knives, etc. 26 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. QUARTO 739.2283 M561c, 1916 (link to library entry). Updated 20 April 2017. [A01125]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1917). Price List Gold and Silver Plated Church Ornaments [catalogue no. 139]. 32 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 19 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 050]

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Derby Silver Company / (ISC). (191?). [Sales catalog] No. 2. Approximately 452 pages. University of Delaware biblio number 000125488 (link to library entry). Updated 11 April 2017. [A01122]

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Meriden Cut Glass Co. / (ISC). (c. 1918.) “Meriden Cut Glass Company [c. 1918 catalog]”. 2004 Reprint in Brilliant cut glass catalogs : Pitkin & Brooks, Higgins & Seiter, Burley & Tyrrell, Meriden, Rob Smith (editor). Various pagings. Leawood, KS: V-R Information Systems. ("The Meriden catalog is dated to about 1918. The page prior to the Meriden catalog has an index of Meriden patterns in the catalog; pages after the Meriden catalog are titled ’Meriden catalog fragments, condensed by Paul Miles.’ It is unclear what fragments were indexed.") Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, call no. TP868 .B85p 1888-1918r (link to library entry). Updated 17 April 2017. [A00656]

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Meriden Cut Glass Co. / (ISC). (c. 1918.) “Meriden Cut Glass Company. (c. 1918 catalog)”. In c. 2006 Brilliant cut glass catalogs: Pitkin & Brooks 1902-03, Meriden 1918, Quaker City 1910, Higgins & Seiter 1895-96, Fischer 1918. 379 pp. Leanwood, Kansas: V-R Information Systems. ["Additional company information on individual cut glass firms in Meriden follows (p. 266-275)".] Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, TP868 .B85p 1895-1918r (link to library entry). Updated 17 April 2017. [A00657]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1919?). 1847 Rogers Bros.: spoons, forks, knives, etc. / Meriden Britannia Co. [no. 151] 16 pp. Hagley Museum and Library, Delaware, call no. Trade Cat .M561 1919 (link to library entry). Updated 20 April 2017. [A01126]

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International Silver Company. (c. 1920). "Brewster pewter, Catalog no. 39". Factory E, Meriden, Conn. University of Virginia call no. TS199.A5 S5 no. 3. Viewed 3 April 2016. [A00291]

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Luza, Reynaldo / Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (192-). Presenting Silhouette: A new pattern in 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate. ("This portfolio was created and printed in Paris by Draeger for 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate, International Silver Co., Meriden, Conn."—Page [11]. "The drawings are by Reynaldo Luza"—Page [11].) 1 volume, unpaged. Columbia University, New York, call no. AK7240 M543 F. Viewed 1 August 2016. [A01127]

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International Silver Company. (c. 1920). International sterling dresser silver: Artistry, quality, value. 40 pp. (Catalog includes mirrors, hairbrushes, combs, scissors, toilet sets, travelling cases, and military sets.; The International Silver Co. succeeded Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.) Wallingford, CT. Metropolitan Museum of Art call no. NK7199 .I61 1920 Q (link to library entry); Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK 7199 I61 F TC (link to library entry). Updated 21 April 2017. [A00474-75]

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International Silver Company. (first half 20th century). Silver plated hollowware (catalogue no. 21. Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. 61.504.8. Viewed 4 May 2016. [A00590]

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International Silver Company. (ca. 1920). International sterling dresser silver: artistry, quality, value. [The International Silver Co. succeeded Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.] 40 pp. “Reprint” in Trade catalogues at Winterthur (microform), (v. 1) (1984). Clearwater Pub. Co.: New York. Princeton University library, NJ, call no. (FILMB) Z7164.M18H43 1984 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for more locations; make sure location indicates being a holder of the microform in addition to the guide.) Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00518; A00902; A00908] [4]

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International Silver Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (192?). 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplated hollowware (catalogue no. 175). 47 pp. Hagley Museum and Library call no. f Trade Cat .I613 192-. Viewed 16 October 2016. [A01212]

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International Silver Company. (1920-25). Fontaine Service, wrought from solid silver (brochure). Historic New England organization, Boston, MA, reference code EP001.12.012.006.010. Viewed 24 June 2016. [A00951]

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International Silver Company. (1920-25). Fontaine service (brochure). Historical New England organization, Boston, MA, reference code EP001.12.012.006.008. Viewed 24 June 2016. [A00950]

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International Silver Company. (1920-25). Fontaine Dinner Service, wrought from solid silver (brochure). Historical New England organization, Boston, MA, reference code EP001.12.012.006.009. Viewed 24 June 2016. [A00949]

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International Silver Company. (1920-25). Anniversary Pattern, 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate (brochure). Historic New England organization, Boston, MA, reference code EP001.12.012.006.013. Viewed 24 June 2016. [A00958]

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International Silver Company. (1922). 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate. Meriden, CT. 16 pp. The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI, call no. X.P.B. 1922. Viewed 28 April 2016. [A00468]

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International Silver Company. (1922). [Revised price list]. Meriden, CT. Number of pages unknown. University of California, Santa Barbara - offline.

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International Silver Company. (1922). The "Anniversary" Pattern, 1847 Rogers Bros. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, call no. 61.504.10. Viewed 28 April 2016. [A00467]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (1923). Price List Gold and Silver Plated Ecclesiastical Ornaments as well as Solid Gold and Sterling Silver [catalogue 172]. 36 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 19 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 051]

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International Silver Company. (first half 20th century). Silver plated hollowware (catalogue no. 25). Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. 61.504.9. Viewed 4 May 2016. [A00591]

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International Silver Company. (1924). Vest pocket price list and information guide of “the easiest selling merchandise in your store”. 32 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. 739.23 I61v - offline. [C00014-40]

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International Silver Company. (1925). Fontaine Service in international sterling for the modern American home, wrought from solid silver, International Silver Company, Meriden, Connecticut. 32 pp. Historical New England organization, Boston, MA, reference code EP001.12.012.006.016. Viewed 24 June 2016. [A00948]

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International Silver Company. (c. 1924-29). The mode in modern table decoration. (“Promotional booklet for 1847 Rogers Bros. Silverplate flatware”). 7 unnumbered pages. Harvard Hollis no. 014605452. Viewed 3 May 2016. [A00524]

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International Silver Company. (1925). International sterling hollow ware. Number of pages unknown. New York Public Library call no. 3-MNO+ (International Silver Company, Meriden, Conn. International sterling hollow ware. 1925). Viewed 3 May 2016. [A00524]

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International Silver Company. (1925). Trophies wrought from solid silver, loving cups and silver articles for prizes. 16 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no Q739.23 I61t - offline. Viewed 21 April 2016. [C00014-78]

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International Silver Company. (c. 1925). International Silver Co. silverplate: 1847 Rogers Bros., Wm. Rogers & Son, Holmes & Edwards. 40 pp. The Strong, Rochester, NY, call no. TS735.I5785 I57856 1925 (link to library entry). Updated 23 April 2017. [A00957]

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International Silver Company. (1926). International Silverplate Hollowware - Factory E [catalogue no. 32; includes Meriden Silver Plate, Nickel Silver and Meriden Britannia]. 176 pp.; 8-page price list. Meriden Historical Society - offline. [AAA00570 - 056]

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International Silver Company / Rogers & Bro. (193?). Rogers & Bro. silverplated holloware. 4 pp. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford call no. QUARTO 739.2283 I61c, 193- (link to library entry). Updated 20 April 2017. [A01282]

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International Silver Company. (undated). Catalogue of International Silver Co.: Makers of all grades of silver plated ware [catalogue no. 30-I]. 210 pp. Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI, Oversize NK7240 .I61; Indianapolis Museum of Art call no. 739.23 CAT; Atheneum of Philadelphia TDCAT 1910 (Oversize). Updated 16 October 2016. [A00595; A01209; A01211]

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International Silver Company. (undated). [catalogue no. 32-I]. Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI, Oversize NK7240 .I61. Viewed 16 October 2016. [A01209]

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International Silver Company. (1927). Silverplate for American homes… 45 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. 739.23 I61si – offline. Viewed 25 June 2016. [A00978; C00014-38] [DM]

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International Silver Company. (1927). International sterling hollow ware. 403 pp. (“It presents in section L, the products of Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. ... In section W are shown the ... products of the Wilcox & Evertsen factory ... Section P illustrates ... pieces made by the Watrous Mfg. Co. factory"— Foreword). New York Public Library call no. 3-MNO+ (International Silver Company, Meriden, Conn. International sterling hollow ware. 1927) (link to library entry); Oxford University, England Aleph System Number: 013250805. Updated 21 April 2017. [A00525-26; A00658-59; A00759-61; AAA00355-57]

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International Silver Company. (1929). International sterling hollowware (Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; Wilcox & Evertsen; Watrous Manufacturing Company) (deluxe edition). Approx. 447 pp. Meriden Historical Society. Viewed 17 September 2016. [AAA00157-61] [DM]

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International Silver Company. (1929). International sterling hollow ware. 90 pp. ("Cover features a geometric art deco design.") Victoria & Albert Museum / National Art Library, London ref no. L.754-1988, barcode – 38041988007548. Viewed 3 April 2016. [A00285]

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International Silver Company, Fine Arts Division. (1929). Minuet: A service in International Sterling, with the grace of America’s most graceful period. Meriden, CT; 32 pp. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC call no. q NK7112 .M668 1929. Viewed 22 April 2016. [A00426]

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International Silver Company. (1928 or 1929). Silver plated hollowware / International Silver Co., Factory E (catalog no. 34). Meriden, CT: International Silver Co., 187 pp. [Includes ISC (stamped Meriden Silver Plate Co.), pp. 6-126, with Ile of France Modernist line; ISC (stamped Meriden Britannia), pp. 127-49; and ISC (stamped Forbes Silver Plate Co.), pp. 151-187). Meriden Historical Society— offline; Dallas Museum of Art call no. NK5203 .W55 1994 (link to library entry) [DMA has this cat no. 34 dated 1910-35]; Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI, Oversize NK7240 .I61 (link to library entry). Updated 20 April 2017. [A00257; AAA00164-165; A01209] [DM]

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International Silver Company. (c. 1929). Chest and utility tray combinations 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate. 24 pp. The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI call no. P.B. ca. 1929. Viewed 22 November 2016. [A01283; AAA00544] [DM]

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Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (c. 1930). [Catalog]. 1 vol. looseleaf. Meriden, CT. Winterthur Museum call no. NK7240 W66* TC (link to catalogue entry). Updated 11 April 2017. [A00266]

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Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (1930). [Catalog]. Meriden, CT; 1 vol. looseleaf. “Reprint” in Trade Catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, Part 2 microfiche (no. 3123). (c. 1991). University Publications of America: Bethesda, MD. Yale University call no. Fiche B2264 3123 (link to catalogue entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations). Updated 11 April 2017. [A00868; A00886-88] [5]

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Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / (ISC). (1930). [Catalog]. Meriden, CT; 1 vol. looseleaf. “Reprint” in Trade catalogues at Winterthur (microform), (v. 1) (1984). Clearwater Pub. Co.: New York. Princeton University library, NJ, call no. (FILMB) Z7164.M18H43 1984 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for more locations; make sure location indicates being a holder of the microform in addition to the guide.) Updated 11 April 2017. [A00518; A00902; A00905] [6]

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International Silver Company. (1930, 1931). Eighteen forty seven Rogers Bros. genuine original Rogers silverplate 1930, 1931. Meriden, CT. Smithsonian Libraries - NMAH Trade Literature, Washington, DC, call no. 029582-029583. Viewed 1 January 2017. [A01422]

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Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / (ISC). (193?). [Illustrated price list] [catalogue #27]. 63 pp. New York Public Library call no. 3-MNR n.c.10 (Jewelry Catalogues) (link to library entry). Updated 19 April 2017. [A00675]

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International Silver Company. (1931). International silverplate hollowware [catalogue no. 37 of Meriden Silverplate Co.; includes Modernist Vogue and Ile de France lines; pp. 93-5 Meriden Britannia flasks]. Meriden, CT: International Silver Co, Factory E; 96 pp. Victoria & Albert Museum (National Art Library), London, barcode 38041988008074 (link to library search page); Meriden Historical Society - offline. Updated 20 April 2017. [A00295; AAA00348] [DM]

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International Silver Company. (c. 1931). Wm. Rogers & Son genuine original Rogers silverplate. ("Successors to Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.") Meriden, CT. Number of pages unknown. Smithsonian Institution call no. 029586. Viewed 30 April 2016. [A00489]

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Forbes Silver Plate Company / (ISC). (c. 1932). Forbes Silver Plate Company [illustrated catalogue]. Hagley Museum and Library, Delaware call no. f Trade Cat .F695 1932 (link to library entry). Updated 15 April 2017. [A00258]

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Wm. Rogers & Son / (ISC). (1933). Mickey Mouse Ware. Approx 38 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 20 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 062]

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International Silver Company / 1847 Rogers Bros.; Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. 1935). 1847 Rogers Bros., Wm. Rogers & Son hollow ware, approx. 106 pp. [Including Modernist lines: Modern Colonial; Arcadia; Legacy.] Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 24 September 2016. [AAA00202] [DM]

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International Silver Company. (undated). [International hollowware (Catalog no. 39)]. University of California, Santa Barbara - offline.

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International Silver Company. (undated). [Silverplated Hollowware (Catalog no. 40)]. University of California, Santa Barbara - offline.

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International Silver Company / Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (c. 1930s). Binder of individual sheets showing designs (presumably for sales presentation purposes). 377 pp. [Includes sheets showing the following designs: Lobel’s tea set, Saarinen’s tea urn, Theobold’s tea set, Modern Priscilla tea set, etc.] Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 22 October 2016. [AAA00369] [DM]

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International Silver Company. (1937). International Silver Company trophies [catalogue no. 193]. 63 pages. Brown University call no. 1-SIZE NK7241.5.I58 A4 1937 (link to library entry). Updated 19 April 2017. [A01062]

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International Silver Company. (c. 1939). Wm. Rogers, silverplated hollowware. Meriden, CT. Smithsonian Libraries - NMAH Trade Literature, Washington, DC, call no. 029529. Viewed 1 January 2017. [A01421]

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Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (193?). Spoons, forks, knives, etc. … 24 pp. New York Historical Society call no. TS730 Box 1 Non-circulating. Viewed 10 May 2016. [A00617]

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International Silver Company. (1940). [Catalogue no. 310, August 1st, 1940], Hamilton, ON; 18 pp. Toronto Public Library call no. 739.20294 I56 (link to library entry). Updated 19 April 2017. [A00286]

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International Silver Company. (1940). International Sterling Dresser Silver Price List... Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accession no. 52.530.19 (link to library entry). Updated 19 April 2017. [A00470]

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International Silver Company of Canada. (1941). International prize cups and trophies [catalogue no. 243]. 15 pp. Toronto Public Library call no. 739.20294 I56 (link to library entry). Updated 19 April 2017. [A00287]

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International Silver Company. (1947?). International holloware [catalogue no. 47]. 16 pp. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. QUARTO 739.2283 I61ih - offline. Updated 12 January 2017. [AAA00178] [DM]

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International Silver Company. (1951). Eighteen forty seven Rogers Bros. America’s finest silverplate... Number of pages unknown. Smithsonian Institution call no 029588. Viewed 30 April 2016. [A00490]

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International Silver Company. (1952). 1847 Rogers Bros., America’s finest silverplate ; Wm. Rogers & Son, reinforced plate by International; Rogers sterling, beauty and craftsmanship in solid silver: Products of the International Silver Company. 44 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. QUARTO 739.2283 I61c, 1952. Updated 8 January 2017. [A00491]

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International Silver Company. (1954). Exquisite International sterling to treasure always. Meriden, CT. Number of pages unknown. Smithsonian / Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library call no. 031860. Viewed 21 April 2016. [A00420]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (undated, but after c. 1960 when W-W was formed). Webster-Wilcox silverplated hollowware (cat no. WW55). 126 pp. Los Angeles Public Library call no. 739.1 I61 1955 folio (link to library entry). [Current online catalogue record incomplete.] Updated 11 April 2017. [A01476]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (after c. 1960). Fine silver plated holloware .. / Webster-Wilcox Division, The International Silver Company. 16 pp. [DM questions the CHS dating of 1947 as Webster-Wilcox was formed after c. 1960]. Connecticut Historical Society call no. QUARTO 739.2283 I61c, 1947 (link to library entry). Updated 11 April 2017 [A00288; A00527]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (1967?). International sterling. State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, (OCoLC)907805230. Viewed 16 October 2016. [A01213]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (1978). Where gracious living begins… 73 pp. No catalogue in a library known to exist. (2 pages from catalogue in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) [A01020; AAA00003]



Other trade catalogues without precise years of publication

international silver company

Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (undated). Hotel Silver – Silver Service for Hotels, Steam Ships, Restaurants etc. 4 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 19 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 045]

international silver company

International Silver Company. Fine Arts Division. (undated). Pine tree, the spirit of modern America expressed in sterling silver. Meriden, CT. Number of pages unknown. Smithsonian Institution, call no. 029517. Viewed 4 May 2016. [A00592]

international silver company

International Silver Company. Sterling Silver Division. (undated). Orchid, a new design in international sterling. Wallingford, CT; Number of pages unknown. Smithsonian Institution call no. 029530. Viewed 4 May 2016. [A00593]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (1900s). [Trade catalogue and price lists]. Related companies: 1847 Rogers Bros.; Holmes & Edwards Inlaid; Wm. Rogers & Son; H.O. Hurlbert & Sons. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington, DC. Record ID: SILNMAHTL_21844 (link to library entry). Updated 23 April 2017. [A01426]

international silver company

Meriden Britannia Company. (19??). Price list of 1847 Rogers Bros: Spoons, forks, knives, etc. [“book no. 70… International Silver Co… made only by the successors to Rogers Bros, Meriden Britannia Co. 61 pp. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no 739.23 I61p. Viewed 7 January 2017. [A01449]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (19—?). International silverplate: Barbour products. Meriden, CT: International Silver Company. 240 leaves. (“Each plate is headed by "The Barbour Silver Company, Meriden, Conn." and includes a plate number”.) Harvard Hollis no. 009326608. Viewed 4 May 2016. [A00594]

international silver company

Meriden Britannia / (ISC). (undated). Catalogue of ecclesiastical gold and silver plate and sterling silver [catalogue no. 184]. Smithsonian Institution call no. 023857. Viewed 10 May 2016. [A00615]

international silver company

International Silver Company / Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (undated). "Albemarle" service. 4 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 20 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 066]



B. International Silver Company - Other publications and documentation

At this juncture, it is not clear to us if some of the following International Silver Company-produced texts are in fact trade catalogues. When that is determined and more specific information is received, those texts will be moved to the trade catalogue listing above.

international silver company

International Silver Company. (1898-1969). [Three-ring binder of International Sterling Flatware Patterns compiled c. 1935 and added to through 1969]. 210 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Meriden Historical Society - offline. [AAA00570 - 072]

international silver company

Hill, Janet McKenzie (c. 1907). Cooking and serving en casserole and things we relish [book no. 76]. Meriden, CT: The Meriden Silver Plate Co / ISC.; 38 pp. Brown University, Providence, RI, call no. TX693 .H55 1907 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 20 April 2017. [A02240]

international silver company

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / International Silver Co. (1910). [A book published by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.: for the purpose of setting forth the peculiar excellencies and rare qualities of a new colonial pattern in sterling silver ware called Shirley: in honour of His Majesty’s colonial governour of Massachusetts in 1754] 24 pp. Brown University call no. NK7241.5.S56 A4 1910 (link to library entry). Updated 21 April 2017. [A01285]

international silver company

Curtis, George M. (1913). Early silver of Connecticut and its makers (online). 174 pp. Meriden, CT: International Silver Company. Courtesy University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. Viewed 4 May 2016. [A00539-40]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (c. 1915). The spoon from earliest times. Meriden, CT. 20 pp. Smithsonian call no. NK7235 .I6X; Oberlin LC no. NK7235 .I6; Library of Congress classification no. NK7235 .I6; Harvard Hollis no. 004549091; Brown University call no. NK7235 .I6 1915. Viewed 27 June 2016. [A00421; A00508; A00513; A00528; A01008]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (c. 1915). Silver plate as known to the ancients and as used on our tables to-day. Meriden, CT: International Silver Company. 14 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 I61 TC; Library of Congress classification no. NK7240 .I6. Viewed 30 April 2016. [A00509-10]

international silver company

(1923). Solid silver in the modern American home: Showing the new trends in silver usage as developed by modern decorators. 40 pp. Meriden, CT: International Silver Company. University of California, Santa Barbara sys. no. 001226343; Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7199 I61s TC; Smithsonian call no. NK7230 .I6X 1923; Cleveland Public Library call no. 739.1 IN8S; Library of Congress classification no. NK7230 .I6; New York Public Library call no. MNO (International Silver Company, Meriden, Conn. Solid silver in the modern American home). Viewed 4 May 2016. [A00542-47]

international silver company

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...") Historic New England organization, Boston, MA, reference code EP001.12.012.006.014 (link to library entry). Updated 23 April 2017. [A00955]

international silver company

International Silver Company (New Jersey). (11 January 1924). Stockholders protective agreement. 11 pp. Yale University call no. Ndy73 U2 +In8h. Viewed 4 May 2016. [A00541]

international silver company

Borg, Sidney Cecil. (1924). “Sidney C. Borg and Myron I. Borg as copartners constituting the firm of Simon Borg & Company suing on behalf of themselves and all holders of common stock of International Silver Company similarly situated, plaintiffs, against International Silver Company, defendant: in equity No. 2.” 29 pp. Yale University call no. Ndy73 U2 +In8h. Viewed 3 May 2016. [A00530]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (1926). International Silver Company: Leading manufacturer of silver and silver-plated ware in the United States and Canada. New York, 2 pp. Yale University call no. Ndy73 U2 +In8h. Viewed 3 May 2016. [A00529]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (c. 1927). Correct table silver: Its choice and use. Meriden, CT, 37 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7199 I61c* TC; New York Public Library call no. *ZM-3-MAR+ p.v. 126, no. 8 (Microfilm); Syracuse University call no. NK7199.I58 C6 1927 f. Viewed 30 April 2016. [A00417-18; A00511]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (1928). A few beverage recipes and how to mix them [catalogue 140-I]. 24 pp. Brown University library call no. NK8459.C63 I67 1928. Updated 21 October 2016. [A01216; AA00362] [DM]

international silver company

Adams, Ann. (1928). Silver: Its development and correct usage. Bridgeport, CT: International Silver Company, 57 pp. Newark Public Library call no. 739.23 A211; New York Public Library call no. *C p.v. 3079. Viewed 3 May 2016. [A00425; A00531]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (c. 1929). Correct table silver: Its choice and use. Meriden, CT; 37 pp. (See 1927 entry above with the same title.) Bowling Green State University call no. Mailordercatalogs OVSZFILE 1929; Yale University call no. TS735 .I6. Viewed 21 April 2016. [A00426; A00512]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (192-?). The bride’s book of silver. 11 pp. (Issued in portfolio.) New York Public Library call no. 3-MNO+ (International silver company. Bride’s book of silver). Viewed 3 May 2016. [A00532]

international silver company

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...") Historic New England organization, Boston, MA, reference code EP001.12.012.006.014. Viewed 24 June 2016). [A00955]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (1930). Memorable Sterling - USS Houston Service; Fisher Yacht Service. 3 photographs. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 20 February 2017. [A00570 - 058]

international silver company

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (1931). Holmes & Edwards inlaid: "Something more than plate." 12 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. QUARTO 739.2283 I61ho (link to library entry). Updated 23 April 2017. [A00676]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (September 1932 - June 1933). International silver standard, [vol 1(1) - 1(6)]. Approx. 75 pp. [Internal corporate newsletters including various kinds of advertising campaigns, marketing and media/communications information.] Meriden Historical Society. Viewed 17 September 2016. [AAA00162] [DM]

international silver company

International Silver Company of Canada Limited / [presumably 1847] Rogers Brothers. (1933). Answering the question: How much silver. 16 pp. University of Toronto call no. lang pam 00371 (link to library entry). Updated 19 April 2017. [A00621]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (c. 1933). So you’re going to give a buffet party. Meriden, CT; 14 pp. University of Pittsburgh call no. d TX738.5 .S6 1933 (link to library entry). Updated 19 April 2017. [A00423]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (September 1934 - May 1935). International silver standard, [vol 3(1) - 3(6)]. Approx. 124 pp. [Internal corporate newsletters including various kinds of advertising campaigns, marketing and media/communications information. In Jan-Feb. 1935, 3(4), pp. 6-7, article: "At Metropolitan Museum: Silverware executed by International Silver Co. in Contemporary American Industrial Art Exhibit"]. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 17 September 2016. [AAA00163] [DM]

international silver company

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / (ISC). (1935-49). Marketing film. Bridgeport History Center, Bridgeport Public Library, CT. Viewed 11 June 2016. [A00775]

international silver company

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / International Silver Company. (1937). Sterling inlaid for those who desire the best. 14 pp. The Strong, Rochester, NY, call no. TS735.H6556 S73 1937 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for possible other locations.) Updated 19 April 2017. [A00956]

international silver company

International Silver Company / Handy (Jam) Organization (producer). (1941). “International moves the Browns to Sterling Street” (online) (Motivational film for International Silver Company salespeople). Length: 19:48 min. (Unconfirmed source). Viewed 4 May 2016. [A00558]

international silver company

Wilson, Edward Elmer. (1942). International Silver Wilcox and Atlantic silver salmon. 6 leaves. Yale University call no. 2000 5. Viewed 4 May 2016. [A00557]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (1944). Ideas for improving the silverware department: Postwar planning bulletin. 44 pp. Brown University 2-SIZE HF5845 .I58 1944. Viewed 22 November 2016. [A01279]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (February 1946). The story of silver plate (no. 144). Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - offline. Viewed 22 July 2016. [A01093]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (194-?). The enjoyment of sterling. Meriden, CT; 36 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 I61e. Viewed 4 May 2016. [A00556]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (c. 1947). The strategy of selling sterling: A guidebook of selling suggestions for sterling silver salespeople. 44 pages. No copy in a public library known to exist. Viewed 22 November 2016. [A01280]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (1953). Presenting... silver rhythm... styled for contemporary living in... International sterling. Meriden, CT; number of pages unknown. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, call no. 031859. Viewed 21 April 2016. [A00422]

international silver company

Adams, Ann. (c. 195?). Setting your table with simple charm or gracious formality. Hamilton, ON: International Silver Company of Canada, pp. 20. Viewed 21 April 2016. Toronto Public Library call no. 739.23802 I56.2. Viewed 21 April 2016. [A00424]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (195?). Arranging your table...: and points of etiquette. Meriden, CT; 13 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7199 I61a TC. Viewed 3 May 2016. [A00533]

international silver company

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

international silver company

International Silver Company. (196?). Masterpieces in fine silverplated holloware, Webster Wilcox. 88 pp. No copy in public library known to exist. Viewed 22 November 2016. [A001281]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (undated). Trainon: A masterpiece of the classics. Brown University call no. "in process". Viewed 19 July 2016. [A01063]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (undated). 1847 Rogers Bros. W.M. Rogers & Son Hollowware. [Contains:1847 "First Love", "Lincoln", "Modern Colonial", "Neptune", Arcadia", Marquis", "Legacy"; WmR&S-"York", "Shelley", "Guild".] 98 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 20 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 065]



C. International Silver Company - Other historical documentation

international silver company

International Silver Company. (1853-1931). International Silver Company records. [International Silver Company]. [Acquisitions is 1898-1903 — 1898: “Barbour Silver Company (Hartford), * Holmes & Edwards Silver Company (Bridgeport), * Manhattan Silver Plate, ( Lyons, New York), * Meriden Britannia Company (Meriden), * Norwich Cutlery (Norwich), * William Rogers Manufacturing Company (Hartford), Rogers Cutlery (Hartford), Rogers and Brothers (Waterbury), Rogers and Hamilton (Waterbury), Wilcox Silver Plate (Meriden), Watrous Manufacturing Company (Wallingford), Standard Silver Company, Ltd. ( Toronto, Canada)”. 1899: “Derby Silver Company (Derby), Simpson, Hall, Miller & Company (Wallingford), Simpson Nickel Company (Wallingford), Middletown Plate Company (Middletown).” 1903: United States Silver Corporation, including * C. Rogers & Brothers (Meriden). University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT call no. 1980.0008 (link to library entry). Updated 11 April 2017. [A00419]

“*” indicates represented in the UCONN records collection.

international silver company

(1898-). Various advertisements and newspaper articles - search engines. See: Chronicling America at Library of Congress; fultonhistory.com (over 35 million historical newspaper pages from USA and Canada); and Google News. Viewed 16 October 2016.

international silver company

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). "International Silver Co." section including portraits, 4 illustrations of buildings, and photo of building (pp. 35-48). (Includes sub-sections on Meriden Britannia Company, Meriden Silver Plate Co., C. Rogers & Bros., and Wilcox Silver Plate Co.) In A century of Meriden: A historic record and pictorial description of the town of Meriden, Connecticut and the men who made it, from earliest settlement to close of its first century of incorporation, (Part III). 1248 pp overall. Courtesy Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN Viewed 19 November 2016. [A00791-92]

international silver company

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). Biographies of International Silver Company management: George M. Curtis (treasurer) (pp. 308-10 including portrait); George Rockwell (secretary) (pp. 254-56 including portrait). In A century of Meriden: A historic record and pictorial description of the town of Meriden, Connecticut and the men who made it, from earliest settlement to close of its first century of incorporation, (Part II). 1248 pp overall. Courtesy Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN Viewed 19 November 2016. [A00791-92]

international silver company

Atwater, Francis (compiled by). (1906). Portrait of George Munson Curtis, Treasurer, International Silver Company, (p. 6) and two photos of Factory E (ISC) during the Centennial celebration (p. 10). In Centennial of Meriden, June 10-16, 1906: report of the proceedings, with full description of the many events of its successful celebration: Old Home Week: Meriden, Conn., the "Silver City" / published under the auspices of the General Centennial Committee. 416 pp. Journal Publishing Co.: Meriden. Courtesy The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Viewed 27 November 2016. [A00800-01]

international silver company

(ISC). (1907). The silver standard: A periodical of 1847, (vol. II & III). [Publication for distributors]. Courtesy Winterthur Library, Delaware. Viewed 29 October 2016. [AAA00395; A01220]

international silver company

Hill, Janet McKenzie. (1910). Cooking and serving en casserole and things we relish [book no. 95] (online). 48 pp. Meriden, CT: The Meriden Silver Plate Co / ISC. Courtesy the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Viewed 22 April 2017. [AAA00593]

international silver company

Hill, Janet McKenzie. (1910). Cooking and serving en casserole and things we relish [book no. 96] (online). 48 pp. Meriden, CT: Meriden Britannia Co. / ISC. Courtesy University of Chicago. Viewed 22 April 2017. [AAA00595]

international silver company

(c. 1911). Meriden Illustrated. [Description of companies, p. 4; illustration, p. 7.] William S. Kline & Company: Kinderhook, NY. 30 pp. Courtesy Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT. Viewed 1 August 2016. [A00781; A01122] For more historical accounts, see Meriden-area history books online.)

international silver company

(1917). Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography, vol 3. [On George H. Wilcox, president of International Silver Company, and Horace C. Wilcox (partner, Meriden Britannia; director: Manning, Bowman & Co.; Meriden Silver Plate Co.; Rogers Brothers (Waterbury); R. Wallace & Sons (Wallingford); William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (Hartford), (pp. 70-3).] The American Historical Society, Inc.: Boston, New York, Chicago. Courtesy Connecticut State Library. Viewed 28 November 2016. [AAA00525; AAA00540-41]

international silver company

(1918). Aero view of Meriden, Connecticut. [Including illustration of International Silver Co., 48 State Street.] Hughes & Bailey: Boston. Courtesy Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Viewed 1 August 2016. [A01020-21]

international silver company

Ida Bailey Allen. (c. 1924). Silver plate and why it is fashionable. 24 pp. Meriden, CT: International Silver Company. Brown call no. NK7242.F55 A55 1924. Viewed 30 November 2016. [A01286]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (193?). Solid silver selling swaps. ("The ’selling swaps’ in this booklet are the result of the brains which modern salesmen have put into selling International Sterling.") 32 pp. Brown University call no. HF5439.S49 S65 1930z. Viewed 30 November 2016. [A0 ]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (1944). Ideas for improving the silverware department: Postwar planning bulletin / from International Silver Company. (“contains letter to silverware dealers from Craig D. Munson, vice president and sales manager of International Silver Company”.) 44 pp. Brown University call no. 2-SIZE HF5845.I58 1944. Viewed 30 November 2016. [A01287]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (1946-47). Folder containing correspondence in regard to “A century of silver”. Letters from the author, Earl Chapin May, the Publicity department of G. Fox & Co., the International Silver co. Gov. McConaughy, and others. Also correspondence and newspaper clippings concerning the luncheons at the Book and author forum, and the Beta theta pi in New York, and the Book Forum at G. Fox & Co. Accompanied by photographs, etc. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, offline - Fox974.62 M651In]. Viewed 30 November 2016. [C00001-44]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (1947). Memorable Sterling - Tucker’s Trophy. 6 photographs. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 20 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 064]

international silver company

Burke and Kober, architects / Shulman, Julius, photographer (architectural photographer). (1948). "International Silver Company" (Job 299). (15 items). In “Julius Shulman photography archive, 1936-1997. Series IV. Job numbers, 1934-2009”. Courtesy Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles. Getty I.D. - 2004.R.10(Job 299). Viewed 4 May 2016. [A00589]

international silver company

Wendover, Sanford H. (1956). Two photos of International Silver Company buildings at new site, (pp. 278-79). In 150 years of Meriden. Meriden: Meriden Sesquicentennial Committee. (Published in connection with the observance of the city’s sesquicentennial, June 17-23, 1956). Courtesy of University of Connecticut Libraries, Storrs, CT. Viewed 12 June 2016. [A00789-90]

international silver company

International Silver Company. (1964). International Silver Company Exhibit at the New York World’s Fair 1964-1965. 12 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 20 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 068.]

international silver company

United States Tariff Commission. (1970). “Silver-plated and stainless-steel table holloware: Certain workers of the Factory E Plant, International Silver Company, Meriden, Connecticut: Report to the President on investigation no. TEA-W-29 under section 351(c)(2) of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.” 14 pp. Courtesy University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Viewed 29 April 2016. [A00485]

international silver company

(1977). The Lindbergh Memorial Medallion Collection: Issued on the 50th anniversary of the flight of the Spirit of St. Louis by International Silver Company in commemoration of the life and achievements of Charles A. Lindbergh. 18 unnumbered pages. Wisconsin Historical Society Library, Madison, WI, Pamphlet Collection 83- 639. See worldcat.org for other locations. Viewed 16 October 2016. [A01210]

international silver company

International Silver Company, Fine Arts Division. (undated). 15 leaves. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, library call no. NK7103 .I66. Viewed 16 October 2016. [A01216]



D. International Silver Company - Annual reports

international silver company

International Silver Company. (1901-1903, 1905-1930, 1932-1940, 1945, 1949-1953, 1955-1956, 1958-1959, 1963). Annual report(s). Yale University call no. Ndy73 U2 +In8B. Viewed 4 May 2016. [A00548]



E. International Silver Company - secondary sources

international silver company

Snow, William G. (1935). The Cowles family in the Turkey Hills District: The Spoonville factory — its predecessors and successors. 2 leaves. (Subjects include: Meriden Britannia Company, International Silver Company, and William Rogers Mfg Co.) Connecticut State Library call no. HD9537.U64 C69 1935. Viewed 2 May 2016. [A00517]

international silver company

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). Century of silver, 1847-1947; Connecticut Yankees and a noble metal. 388 pp. New York: E.M. McBride & Company. Yale University Library, call no. Jke33 C8 947M (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 17 April 2017.[DM]

international silver company

Wendover, Sanford H. (1956). On International Silver Company, (pp. 91-2; 172-75). In 150 years of Meriden (online). Meriden: Meriden Sesquicentennial Committee. (Published in connection with the observance of the city’s sesquicentennial, June 17-23, 1956). Courtesy of University of Connecticut Libraries, Storrs, CT. Viewed 12 June 2016. [A00789-90]

international silver company

Revi, Albert Christian (Ed.). (c. 1974). Spinning wheel’s collectible glass. 158 pp. [See sub-entry: “International Silver Company (Meriden Cut Glass Company; Wilcox Silver Plate Company” listed in survey book context.] Castle Books: Secaucus, NJ. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK5104 R45s (link to library entry). Viewed 17 April 2017. [A02236]

international silver company

Hogan, Edmund P. (1977). An American heritage; a book about the International Silver Company. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York call no. HD9536.Uf4 I554 1977 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 17 April 2017.[DM]

international silver company

Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). "International Silver Company" mentions [pp. 18, 21, 27, 39, 59, 81, 84, 98, 101, 107, 119, 123, 169, 171 (most mentions refer to predecessor companies as becoming part of ISC after c. 1900; these mentions are detailed in the Design Meriden sections focused on those predecessor companies). In The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. ISBN 0-916838-30-7. University of Connecticut Library call no. NK7240.5 .H63 1980 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 17 April 2017.[DM]

international silver company

Vumbaco, Brenda J. (1988). On International Silver Company and INSILCO Corporation [a combination of primary and secondary source information), (pp. 40, 56, 65, 67-8, 73, 77, 81, 106-7 (c. 1998 profile]. Meriden Britannia, [pp. 36 (illustration), 37, 39 (illustration of building), 40, 41 (photo of tower), ]. In Meriden – Connecticut crossroads: An illustrated history. 144 pages. Windsor Publications: Northridge, CA. Yale University call no. F104 M5 V85 1988 (LC)+ Oversize. (See worldcat.org for more locations.) Viewed 29 November 2016. [A00804]

international silver company

Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver. 392 pp. ISBN: 0-300-10927-x. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press. (Book accompanied exhibition at 5 American venues.) Yale University Library, call no. Yns72 2005 S73+ Oversize (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 17 April 2017.[DM]

international silver company

Franco, Jan Leach. (2010). Photo of International Silver Company Factory E (State Street) (c.1953), (p. 12); photo of Samuel Dodd (former president of ISC) residence (79 Colony Street), (p. 13). photo of International Silver Company (500 South Broad Street), (p. 15). In: Meriden. Arcadia Publishing: Charleston, SC. ISBN: 978-0-7385-7332-8. Viewed 15 December 2016.

international silver company

Preece, Robert. (28 September 2016). Jewel Stern interview: Modernist silver from Meriden-Wallingford (online). Design Meriden at artdesigncafe.com, 1(2).



Footnote:
[1] For dates, see (a) "A Guide to the International Silver Company Records, 1853-1921". University of Connecticut university libraries website; and (b) Hayes, Thomas C. "Insilco declares bankruptcy", New York Times, 14 January 1991. Viewed 15 May 2016 [A00660-61]

[2] McKinstry, E. Richard / Winterthur Museum. (1984). Trade catalogues at Winterthur: A guide to the literature of merchandising, 1750 to 1980 (online). [Entry no. 1671, p. 291]. Garland Publishing: New York and London. (Please note, sometimes the trade catalogue itself is searchable in a library catalogue, and sometimes one needs to search the microform series as a whole.) Viewed 20 April 2017. [A00518; A00902; A00904]

[3] See Thompson, Eleanor McD. (1991). Guide to the microfiche edition of trade catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, part 2 online, (entry no. 3101). (Also see entry 3102.) 184 pp. Courtesy Winterthur Museum, Delaware. [A00868; A00889] (Please note, sometimes the trade catalogue itself is searchable in a library catalogue, and sometimes one needs to search the microform series as a whole.)

[4] McKinstry, E. Richard / Winterthur Museum. (1984). Trade catalogues at Winterthur: A guide to the literature of merchandising, 1750 to 1980 (online). [Entry no. 1659, p. 289]. Garland Publishing: New York and London. Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00518; A00908]

[5] See Thompson, Eleanor McD. (1991). Guide to the microfiche edition of trade catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, part 2, (entry no. 3123). 184 pp. Courtesy Winterthur Museum, Delaware. [A00868; A00886] (Please note, sometimes the trade catalogue itself is searchable in a library catalogue, and sometimes one needs to search the microform series as a whole.)

[6] McKinstry, E. Richard / Winterthur Museum. (1984). Trade catalogues at Winterthur: A guide to the literature of merchandising, 1750 to 1980. [Entry no. 1704, p. 296]. Garland Publishing: New York and London. Viewed 19 June 2016. (Please note, sometimes the trade catalogue itself is searchable in a library catalogue, and sometimes one needs to search the microform series as a whole.) [A00518; A00905]



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