International Silver Company design catalogues and historical 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.

For a thorough search of materials concerning ISC, it is best to check all of these other resources pages for these companies for material dated after 1898.


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International Silver Company design catalogues and historical information [1]

1890s

Newspaper articles and adverts

(c. 1898-). Various advertisements and newspaper articles - search engines. (Viewed 16 October 2016.)

Company records

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). (Updated 11 April 2017. A00419.)

“*” indicates represented in the UCONN records collection.

ISC archival papers

International Silver Company. (c. 1898-). ISC archival papers from the original ISC archive. Contents and scope unknown; might include papers from predecessor companies dating back to the 1850s. (Viewed 12 July 2017).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

Design brochure or catalogue

International Silver Company. (after 1898). Ambassador and other patterns of "1847 Rogers Bros." silverware. (Updated 20 April 2017. A01456.)

Design brochure or catalogue

International Silver Company. (after 1898). Heraldic (pattern for) "1847 Rogers Bros." (Updated 20 April 2017. A00469.)

Design brochure or catalogue

International Silver Company. (after 1898). Louvain (pattern of) "1847 Rogers Bros." silverware. (Updated 20 April 2017. A00468.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / American Silver Plate Co. (a division of Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.) (1898-1915). Silver plated hollow ware [no. 39] [trade catalogue]. 70 pp. Wallingford, CT. (Updated 21 April 2017. A01327.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (c. 1898-1920). Illustrated catalogue and price list of staple goods: Electro gold and silver plated, on nickel silver and white metal. 56 pp. (Viewed 2 April 2016. A00263; AAA00013.)

Advertisements

(c 1898-1924). International Silver Company adverts. Number and contexts unspecified. (Viewed 9 May 2017. A02404-05.)

Flatware patterns

International Silver Company. (1898-1969). [Three-ring binder of International Sterling Flatware Patterns compiled c. 1935 and added to through 1969]. 210 pp. (Viewed 18 February 2017. AAA00570-072.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. (1899). Trophy book. 31 pp. (Viewed 19 February 2017. AAA00570-035.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.


1900s

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (undated). Price list of electro silver plated table ware, manufactured by the Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., international silver co., successor, Meriden, Conn. [possibly catalogue no. 48 (see entry notes). 57 pp. (Viewed 6 May 2017. A02383.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. (19xx). Price list of 1847 Rogers Bros.: Spoons, forks, knives, etc., and a few choice places in tea sets, trays, meat dishes, candelabra, etc., made only by the successors to Rogers Bros. Meriden, CT; 47 pp. (Updated 7 May 2007. A01448; A01453.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Rogers & Brother. (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. (Updated 18 April 2017. A00471.)

Design brochure

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. (c. 1900). The Queen of Autumn – New Sterling Toilet Ware in Chrysanthemum Design. 16 pp. (Viewed 19 February 2017. AAA00570-036.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1900-50; first half 20th century). Silver plated hollowware (catalogue no. 25). (Updated 7 May 2017. A00591.)

Design brochure

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. (1901). Revised retail price-list of casket hardware. Approx. 35 pp. (Viewed 19 February 2017. AAA00570-041.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

Design brochure

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. (1901). Price list sterling silver spoons & forks also cases & chests. 35 pp. and index. Meriden Historical Society - offline. (Viewed 19 February 2017. AAA00570-037.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

Design brochure

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. (1902). The Chafing Dish. 33 pp. (Viewed 19 February 2017. AAA00570-038.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

Design brochure

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. (1904). The Chafing Dish. 23 pp. (Viewed 19 February 2017. AAA00570-039.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

Design brochure

International Silver Company / Rogers Bros. [presumably 1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia / ISC.] (1904). Price list. Spoons, forks, knives, etc. 24 pp. (Viewed 8 May 2017. A02395.)

Design brochure

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. (1904). Sterling Silver Spoons and Forks also Cases and Chests. 19 pp. (Viewed 19 February 2017. AAA00570-040.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

Design brochure

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

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Wilcox Silver Plate Co. Factory N, Meriden, CT, USA. (190?). “Catalogue #2”. New York; 32 pp. (Updated 11 April 2017. A00265.)

Design brochure

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. (1905). The Cloeta flatware pattern [catalogue no. 73]. 10 pp. (Viewed 19 February 2017. AAA00570-043.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

Design brochure

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. (1905). Revised list prices of sterling silver hollowware [catalogue no. 75]. 21 pp. (Viewed 19 February 2017. AAA00570-044.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1905). Jeanne d’Arc. 26 pp. Wallingford, Conn.: International Silver Co. (Updated 5 May 2017. A00523; A02241; A02359; A02420-22.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Eureka Silver Co. (division of Meriden Silver Plate Co.) (c. 1905). [catalogue.] Number of pages unknown. (Updated 20 April 2017. A01473.)

  • Offline - The Strong library, Rochester, NY, call no. TS735.E8875 C38 1905.

Historical information

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). (Viewed 19 November 2016. A00791-92.)

Historical information

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. (Viewed 19 November 2016. A00791-92.)

Historical information

Atwater, Francis (compiled by). (1906). Portrait of George Munson Curtis, Treasurer, International Silver Company, (p. 5) and two photos of Factory E (ISC) during the Centennial celebration (p. 210). 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. (Viewed 27 November 2016. A00800-01.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Forbes Silver Co. (1907). Wares in silver plate... Meriden, CT: 156 pp. (Updated 15 April 2017. A00254.)

Internal magazine

(International Silver Company). (1907). The silver standard: A periodical of 1847, (vol. II & III). [Publication for distributors]. (Viewed 29 October 2016. AAA00395; A01220.)

Promotional booklet

Hill, Janet McKenzie (c. 1907). Cooking and serving en casserole and things we relish [book no. 76]. Meriden, CT: International Silver Company / Meriden Silver Plate Co.. 38 pp. (Updated 20 April 2017. A02240.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. (1909). [Illustrated silver-plate catalogue]. Hamilton, ON, 103 leaves. (Updated 20 April 2017. A00616.)

Design brochure

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. (1909). Revised list prices nickel silver hollow-ware, silver plated. 12 pp. (Viewed 19 February 2017. AAA00570-046.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

Advertisement

(11 August 1909). Advertisement: "Silver plate of beauty and enduring quality" (International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia / 1847 Rogers Bros.). Mentions "Catalogue 81-C". The Jewelers’ Circular, v. 59, no. 2, p. 28. (Viewed 3 July 2017. A02740; A02755.)

Missing design brochure / catalogue

International Silver Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia. (c. 1909). [Catalogue 81-C]. (See advertisement mention above. Viewed 3 July 2017. A02740; A02755.)

Advertisement

(18 August 1909). Advertisement: Hardwick pattern. Mentions "little booklet" illustrating designs. International Silver Company / Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. [New York - Chicago - San Francisco - Toronto.] The Jewelers’ Circular, v. 59, no. 3, p. 18. (Viewed 3 July 2017. A02740; A02757.)

Missing design booklet

International Silver Company / Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1909). [Small booklet showing Hardwick cutlery pattern.] (See mention in advertisement above. Viewed 3 July 2017. A02740; A02757.)

Advertisement

(25 August 1909). Advertisement: Georgian pattern showing comb, mirror, and hairbrush. International Silver Company / Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. The Jewelers’ Circular, v. 59, no. 4, p. 16. (Viewed 3 July 2017. A02740; A02759.)

Advertisement

(1 September 1909). Advertisement: Edgewood pattern showing fork, berry spoon, gravy ladle, and tea spoon. International Silver Company / Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. The Jewelers’ Circular, v. 59, no. 5, p. 23. (Viewed 3 July 2017. A02740; A02761.)

Advertisement

(1 September 1909). Advertisement: "The pansy [pattern] in sterling silver. International Silver Company / Wilcox & Evertsen. ["New York - Chicago - San Francisco".] The Jewelers’ Circular, v. 59, no. 5, p. 26. (Viewed 3 July 2017. A02740; A02762.)


1910s

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (c. 1910). International Silver Co., Factory E, makers of silver plated holloware: catalogue no. 28. 168 pp. (pp. 109-167 consist of items from the Forbes Silver Plate Co. [sic]) (General note: "Meriden Silver Plate Co.") (Updated 15 April 2017. A00257.)

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. (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]

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. (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]

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. (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]

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

Design brochure

International Silver Company. (1910?). Catalogue of International Silver Co., makers of all grades of silver plated ware [trade catalogue]. 210 pp. (Updated 20 April 2017. A00473.)

Promotional booklet

(1910?). International Silver Company / Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Co. Promotional pages showing Sunkist designs (orange spoon, coffee spoon, teaspoon, salad fork, oyster fork, child’s knife, child’s fork), pp. 16-17, 22, 24. In Recipes for dainty dishes: Culinary, toilet and medicinal hints. 40 pp. Chicago: California Fruit Growers Exchange. (Updated 9 May 2017. A02302-06; A02402.)

Promotional book

International Silver Company / Simpson, Hall, Miller & 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. (Updated 21 April 2017. A01285.)

Promotional booklet

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

Promotional booklet

Hill, Janet McKenzie. (1910). Cooking and serving en casserole and things we relish [book no. 96]. 48 pp. Meriden, CT: Meriden Britannia Co. / International Silver Company. (Viewed 22 April 2017. AAA00595.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (c. 1910-12). Trophy book. 31 pp; 18 pp. supplements. (Viewed 22 April 2017. A02242.)

International Silver Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1911). [Illustrated catalogues G12, H12, L12, M-12, either featuring or including 1847 Rogers Bros. designs, or used to track advert-related queries]. No copies in lending libraries known to exist. Mentioned in 1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia Co., ISC) advertisements. In Suburban life, v. 13, listed below. Viewed 1 May 2017. [A02341-45]

International Silver Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1911). [Illustrated catalogue M-12, either featuring or including 1847 Rogers Bros. designs, or used to track advert-related queries]. No copy in a lending library known to exist. Mentioned in Advertisement: "Gifts that last", 1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia Co., ISC) (online). In Suburban life, v. 13, December 1911, p. 377. Courtesy Princeton University. Viewed 1 May 2017. [A02341-42]

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Forbes Silver Co. (1911). The Forbes Silver Co., makers of wares in silverplate [Catalogue ; no. 17]. 270 pp. (Updated 15 April 2017. A00255.)

Design catalogue

Manning-Bowman & Co. / Rogers & Brother / (ISC). (c. 1911). Nickel and silver plate on planished copper, nickel silver and white metal. Solid copper and aluminum. Seamless "ivory" enameled ware, plated mountings. Spoons, forks, knives, etc. Trade mark: Rogers & Bro. A-1 [catalogue no. 61]. (Viewed 17 June 2017. AAA00601-05; AAA00603; AAA00604).

  • Offline - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Historical information

(c. 1911). Meriden Illustrated. [Description of companies, p. 4; illustration, p. 7.] William S. Kline & Company: Kinderhook, NY. 30 pp. (Viewed 1 August 2016. A00781; A01122.)

(July 1911). Advertisement: 1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia Co., International Silver Company) - "Silver plate that wears" (online). [With illustration of Charter Oak pattern spoon.] In Suburban life, v. 13, July 1911, p. 41. Courtesy Princeton University. Viewed 1 May 2017. [A02341; A02344]

(August 1911). Advertisement: 1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia Co., International Silver Company) - "Silver plate that wears" (online). [With illustration of spoon.] In Suburban life, v. 13, August 1911, p. 95. Courtesy Princeton University. Viewed 1 May 2017. [A02341; A02343]

(November 1911). Advertisement: 1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia Co., International Silver Company) - "Silver plate that wears" (online). [With illustration of Salem pattern spoon.] In Suburban life, v. 13, November 1911, p. 298. Courtesy Princeton University. Viewed 1 May 2017. [A02341; A02344]

(December 1911). Advertisement: "Gifts that last", 1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia Co., International Silver Company) (online). [With illustration of knife.] In Suburban life, v. 13, December 1911, p. 377. Courtesy Princeton University. Viewed 1 May 2017. [A02341-42]

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

Design brochure

International Silver Company. (1912?). The spirit of modern America expressed in sterling silver. Meriden, CT; 15 pp. (Updated 20 April 2017. A00289.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Forbes Silver Co. (1913). "Makers of Wares in Silver Plate, Catalogue No. 19". (Updated 15 April 2017. A00256.)

Historical book

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

Announcement / brochure excerpt

(March 1914). Announcement / excerpt of Importers Coffee Ltd., New Orleans, 4-page leaflet including a 26-piece set of Wm. Rogers & Son / (ISC) with illustration. In Coffee and tea industries and the flavor field, v. 37, p. 322. (Viewed 29 April 2017. A03210-11.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Watrous Manufacturing Co. (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. (Viewed 15 May 2016. C00001-19.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. 739.23 W337p.

International Silver Company / Watrous Manufacturing Co. (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]

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. (1915). Eighteen forty seven Rogers Bros. spoons, forks, knives, etc. Number of pages unknown. Smithsonian, NMAH Trade Literature, Washington, DC, call no. 029587 (link to library entry). Viewed 2 May 2017. [A02347]

International Silver Co. in 1915 exposition

Meriden Britannia / International Silver Company. (1915). [Panama-Pacific Exposition I.S.Co. Pavilion brochure]. [Exhibition dates: 20 February - 4 December 1915, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco. (Bronze medal awarded.)] [Including Louis Gudebrod’s The Spirit of the West 5-foot-high sculpture.] 4 pp. (Updated 19 March 2017. AAA00570-0049; AAA00359-60; AAA00546-7; AAA00588.) [ECM]

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Forbes Silver Co. (1915). [Supplement to catalogue no. 20]. 31 pp. (Updated 15 April 2017. A01016.)

Design catalogue

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

Design catalogue

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. (Updated 20 April 2017. A00290.)

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. (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]

Design brochure

International Silver Company. (c. 1915-20). Trainon: A masterpiece of the classics. 28 pp. (Updated 7 May 2017. A01063.)

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. (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]

Advertisement

(1916). Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Co. / (ISC) advertisement, (p. 31). In Woodmen of the World Convention: Souvenir of Niagara Falls [Held at Niagara Falls, Canada, March 15th, 16th and 17th, 1916.] Niagara Falls, ON. (Viewed 2 March 2017. A01521.)

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

(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. / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1917). Advert: "The romance of the silver teaspoon" - 1847 Rogers Bros. Printed location: unknown. Reprinted in: Hogan, Edmund P. (1977), An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company. Taylor Publishing Company: Dallas, TX. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York call no. HD9536.Uf4 I554 1977 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Viewed 8 May 2017. [DM]

Design catalogue reprint

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.") (Updated 17 April 2017. A00656.)

Design catalogue reprint

International Silver Company / Meriden Cut Glass Co. (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 (pp. 266-275)".] (Updated 17 April 2017. A00657.)

Map / illustration

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

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. (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]

Mclean, Black & Co., Inc., Boston, wholesale dealers in genuine [presumably 1847] Rogers [Meriden Britannia / International Silver Company] silverware. (191-?). Guaranteed jewelry, watches & diamonds [catalogue no. 22]. Number of pages unknown. University of Virginia libraries call no. TS199.A5 S5 (no. 4) (link to library entry). Updated 7 May 2017. [A01496]

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Derby Silver Co. (191?). [Sales catalog] No. 2. Approximately 452 pages. (Updated 11 April 2017. A01122.)


1920s

International Silver Company. (c. 1920). "Brewster pewter, Catalog no. 39". Factory E, Meriden, Conn. University of Virginia call no. TS199.A5 S5 no. 3 (link to library entry). (Also "Brewster pewter" at Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. illegible— offline. Updated 9 May 2017. [A00291; C00014-74]

Luza, Reynaldo / International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Company. (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 (link to library entry). Updated 7 May 2017. [A01127]

Design catalogue

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. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00474-75.)

International Silver Company. (first half 20th century). Silver plated hollowware (catalogue no. 21. Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. 61.504.8 (link to library entry). Updated 7 May 2017. [A00590]

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]

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 (link to library entry; cover of brochure online). Updated 7 May 2017. [A00951]

International Silver Company. (1920-25). Fontaine service (brochure). Historical New England organization, Boston, MA, reference code EP001.12.012.006.008 (link to library entry; cover of brochure online). Updated 7 May 2017. [A00950]

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 (link to library entry; cover of brochure online). Updated 7 May 2017. [A00949]

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.)

Business listing

(1921). Listing: "Holmes & Edwards Silver Co. [/ International Silver Company], 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.)

International Silver Company. (1921, 1924). Eighteen forty seven Rogers Bros. silverplate 1921, 1924. Meriden, CT. Smithsonian Libraries, NMAH Trade Literature, Washington, DC, call no. 029584-029585 (link to library entry). Updated 6 May 2017. [A01423]

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (1922). 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate. Meriden, CT. 16 pp. The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI, call no. X.P.B. 1922 (linkto library entry). Viewed 7 May 2017. [A00468]

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

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (1922). The "Anniversary" Pattern, 1847 Rogers Bros. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, call no. 61.504.10 (link to library entry). (Also see "Anniversary pattern" at: Historic New England organization, Boston, MA, reference code EP001.12.012.006.013 (link to library entry; cover of brochure online) and Hagley Museum and Library, Delaware, call no. f Trade Cat .I613 1922 (link to library entry). Updated 8 May 2017. [A00467; A00958]

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. (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]

Design catalogue

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. (Viewed 4 May 2016. A00542-47.)

Promotional booklet

Cumming, Eileen / Meriden Britannia Co. (Hamilton, ON) / (ISC). (c. 1923). Etiquette, entertaining and good sense. 20 pp. (Viewed 14 June 2016. A00814-15.)

Price list

International Silver Company. (1924). Vest pocket price list and information guide of “the easiest selling merchandise in your store”. 32 pp. (Viewed 17 April 2016. C00014-40.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. 739.23 I61v.

Design brochure or promotional booklet

Ida Bailey Allen. (c. 1924). Silver plate and why it is fashionable. 24 pp. Meriden, CT: International Silver Company. (Viewed 30 November 2016. A01286.)

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]

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 / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1924-29). The mode in modern table decoration. (“Promotional booklet for 1847 Rogers Bros. Silverplate flatware”). 7 unnumbered pages. Harvard Hollis no. 014605452 (link to library entry). Updated 7 May 2017. [A00524]

Design brochure

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. (Updated 7 May 2017. A00948.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1925). International sterling hollow ware. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 7 May 2017. A00524.)

Design brochure

International Silver Company. (1925). Trophies wrought from solid silver, loving cups and silver articles for prizes. 16 pp. (Viewed 21 April 2016. C00014-78.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no Q739.23 I61t.

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.)

International Silver Co. in 1925 Met exhibition

(c. 1925). American industrial art: Ninth annual exhibition of current manufacturers designed and made in the United States exhibition catalogue booklet. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (exhibition dates: 29 March - 3 May 1925). (Viewed 25 August 2016. AAA00098.)

Design catalogue

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. (Viewed 18 February 2017. AAA00570-056.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

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]

Design brochure

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

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (1926). 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate schedule of net prices January 1, 1926. 16 pp. The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI, barcode no. 38147000589403 (link to library entry). Viewed 6 May 2017. [A02392]

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (1926). 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate schedule of prices no. 1861 revised to July 1, 1926. 12 pp. The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI, barcode no. 38147000589155 (link to library entry). Viewed 6 May 2017. [A02391]

International Silver Co. in 1926-27 exhibition

(c. 1927). American industrial art: Tenth annual exhibition of current manufactures designed and made in the United States exhibition catalogue booklet. (Exhibition dates: 4 December 1926 - 5 January 1927, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.) (Viewed 25 August 2016. AAA00095.)

International Silver Co. in 1927 exposition

(1927). The exposition of art in trade at Macy’s exhibition booklet. [Exhibition venue: Macy’s, New York (2 - 27 May 1927). 11 pp. (Viewed 27 August 2016. A01158.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (undated). Catalogue of International Silver Co.: Makers of all grades of silver plated ware [catalogue no. 30-I]. 210 pp. (Updated 7 May 2017. A00595; A01209; A01211.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (undated). [catalogue no. 32-I]. (Updated 7 May 2017. A01209.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1927). Silverplate for American homes… 45 pp. (Viewed 25 June 2016. A00978; C00014-38. DM.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. 739.23 I61si.

Historical information

International Silver Company. (1927). International sterling hollow ware. 403 pp. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00525-26; A00658-59; A00759-61; AAA00355-57.)

> (“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).

Promotional booklet

International Silver Company. (1927). What to serve and how to serve it. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 9 May 2017. A02401.)

Promotional booklet

International Silver Company. (c. 1927). Correct table silver: Its choice and use. Meriden, CT, 37 pp. (Viewed 30 April 2016. A00417-18; A00511.)

Promotional booklet

International Silver Company. (1928). A few beverage recipes and how to mix them [catalogue 140-I]. 24 pp. (Updated 21 October 2016. A01216; AA00362. DM.)

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]

Design catalogue

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

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

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 (link to library entry). Updated 7 May 2017. [A00285]

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 quarto (link to library entry). Updated 7 May 2017. [A00426]

Design catalogue

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). (Updated 20 April 2017. A00257; AAA00164-165; A01209. DM.)

International Silver Co. in 1928 Macy’s exhibition

(c. 1928). An international exposition of art in industry exhibition booklet. (Exhibition venue: Macy’s, New York (14-26 May 1928). (Updated 24 July 2017. A01158; A02776.)

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (c. 1929). Chest and utility tray combinations 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate. 24 pp. The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI call no. P.B. ca. 1929 (link to library entry). Updated 7 May 2017. [A01283; AAA00544] [DM]

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 Co. in 1929 Met exhibition

(1929). The architect and the industrial arts: An exhibition of contemporary American design exhibition booklet. (Exhibition venue: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (12 February - 2 September 1929.) (Viewed 24 August 2016. AAA00093.)

International Silver Company (Meriden Britannia) / 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- (link to library entry). Updated 8 May 2017. [A01212]

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]


1930s

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (c. 1930). [Catalog]. 1 vol. looseleaf. (Updated 11 April 2017. A00266.)

Design catalogue reprint

International Silver Company / Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (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. (Updated 11 April 2017. A00868; A00886-88.) [5]

Design catalogue reprint

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. (Updated 11 April 2017. A00518; A00902; A00905.) [6]

Photographs

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

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

International Silver Company. (1930, 1931). Eighteen forty seven Rogers Bros. genuine original Rogers silverplate 1930, 1931. Meriden, CT. Smithsonian, NMAH Trade Literature, Washington, DC, call no. 029582-029583 (link to library entry). Updated 7 May 2017. [A01422]

Design catalogue

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. (Updated 20 April 2017. A00295; AAA00348. DM.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (c. 1931). Wm. Rogers & Son genuine original Rogers silverplate. ("Successors to Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.") Meriden, CT. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 28 April 2017. A00489.)

Informational booklet

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

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Forbes Silver Plate Company. (c. 1932). Forbes Silver Plate Company [illustrated catalogue]. (Updated 15 April 2017. A00258.)

Internal newsletters

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.] (Viewed 17 September 2016. AAA00162. DM.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Wm. Rogers & Son. (1933). Mickey Mouse Ware. Approx 38 pp. (Viewed 20 February 2017. AAA00570-062.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

Informational booklet

International Silver Company of Canada Limited / [presumably 1847] Rogers Brothers. (1933). Answering the question: How much silver. 16 pp. (Updated 19 April 2017. A00621.)

Informational booklet

International Silver Company. (c. 1933). So you’re going to give a buffet party. Meriden, CT; 14 pp. (Updated 19 April 2017. A00423.)

Informational booklet

International Silver Company. (c. 1934). Correct table setting. 23 pp. Wallingford, CT: International Silver Co., Sterling Silver Division. (Viewed 6 May 2017. A02387.)

International Silver Co. in 1934-35 Met exhibition

(c. 1934). Contemporary American industrial art exhibition catalogue. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (Viewed 24 August 2016. A00346.)

International Silver Co. in 1934-35 Met exhibition

(January-February 1935.) "At Metropolitan Museum: Silverware executed by International Silver Co. in Contemporary American Industrial Art Exhibit". International Silver Standard (International Silver Co. newsletter), 3(4), pp. 6-7. (Reprint.)

Design catalogue

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.] (Viewed 24 September 2016. AAA00202. DM.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

Internal newsletters

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. (Viewed 17 September 2016. AAA00163. DM.)

Informational booklet

J. A. Wright and Company. (1935). The care of beautiful silver. 24 pp. Keene, NH. ["Includes many pictures of silver items manufactured by International Silver Co., Reed and Barton, Rogers, Lunt & Bowlen, Towle, R. Wallace & Son, and the Watson Co."] (Viewed 26 April 2017. A02266.)

WSPC in 1935 Cranbrook exhibition

(1935). Mention of Exhibition of home furnishings, Cranbrook Pavilion, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI. On "Eliel Saarinen (Designer), Tea Urn and Tray..." webpage. (Viewed 20 August 2016. A01145.)

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 (link to library entry). Updated 28 April 2017. [A00517]

Marketing film

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

Coupon

(1936). International Silver Company / Wm. Rogers & Son coupon for silverware. In General Mills, (1936). Foods men rave about! Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 9 May 2017. A02403.)

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

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

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1937). International Silver Company trophies [catalogue no. 193]. 63 pages. (Updated 19 April 2017. A01062.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1937). Wm. Rogers silverplated hollowware / International Silver Co. 72 pp. ["Wm. Rogers" here is presumably Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. or Wm. Rogers & Son.] (Viewed 6 May 2017. A02385.)

Design brochure or promotional booklet

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

International Silver Co. in 1937 Met exhibition

(1937). Silver: An exhibition of contemporary American design by manufacturers, designers and craftsmen exhibition booklet. [Exhibition venue: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (11 April - 23 May 1937). (Viewed 25 August 2016. AAA00096.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (c. 1939). Wm. Rogers, silverplated hollowware. Meriden, CT. ["Wm. Rogers" here is presumably Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. or Wm. Rogers & Son.] 76 pp. (Viewed 6 May 2017. A01421; A02386.)

International Silver Company / Meriden Britannia Co. / 1847 Rogers Bros.). (193?). Spoons, forks, knives, etc. … 24 pp. New York Historical Society call no. TS730 Box 1 Non-circulating (link to library entry). Viewed 8 May 2017. [A00617]

Design brochure

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

Design brochure

International Silver Company / Rogers & Bro. (193?). Rogers & Bro. silverplated holloware. 4 pp. (Updated 20 April 2017. A01282.)

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 ]

Design binder

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.] (Viewed 22 October 2016. AAA00369. DM.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

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]


1940s

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1940). [Catalogue no. 310, August 1st, 1940], Hamilton, ON; 18 pp. (Updated 19 April 2017. A00286.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1940). International Sterling Dresser Silver Price List... (Updated 19 April 2017. A00470.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company of Canada. (1941). International prize cups and trophies [catalogue no. 243]. 15 pp. (Updated 19 April 2017. A00287.)

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

Internal communication booklet

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. (Viewed 30 November 2016. A01287; A01279.)

Informational booklet

International Silver Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia). (before February 1946). The story of silverplate (no. 144). (Viewed 22 July 2016. A01093; AAA00600-01; AAA00610.)

Sales tips booklet

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia Co.) (1946?). Silver sales tips today for silver sales records tomorrow. 20 pp. ["Chiefly concerned with 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate."] (Viewed 8 May 2017. A02396.)

Correspondence

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. (Viewed 30 November 2016. C00001-44.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Fox974.62 M651In.

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]

Primary and secondary source

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). Century of silver, 1847-1947; Connecticut Yankees and a noble metal. 388 pp. New York: E.M. McBride & Company. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1947?). International holloware [catalogue no. 47]. 16 pp. (Updated 12 January 2017. AAA00178. DM.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. QUARTO 739.2283 I61ih.

Design brochure

International Silver Company. (1947). Memorable Sterling - Tucker’s Trophy. 6 photographs. Viewed 20 February 2017. AAA00570-064.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

Historical photographs

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”. [Getty I.D. - 2004.R.10(Job 299). Viewed 4 May 2016. A00589.]

Sales film

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

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


1950s

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (1951). Eighteen forty seven Rogers Bros. America’s finest silverplate... Number of pages unknown. Smithsonian, NMAH Trade Literature, Washington, DC, call no 029588 (link to library entry). Updated 7 May 2017. [A00490]

Saarinen / ISC in touring exhibition

(1951). Eliel Saarinen Memorial Exhibition catalogue. 39 pp. (Viewed 26 October 2016. AAA00102-03; AAA00106-07; AAA00113; A01151; A01191-93; AAA00153; AAA00204-06; AAA00235-36.)

Design catalogue

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. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00491.)

Design catalogue or booklet

International Silver Company. (1953). Presenting... silver rhythm... styled for contemporary living in... International sterling. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 21 April 2016. A00422.)

Design catalogue or booklet

International Silver Company. (1954). Exquisite International sterling to treasure always. Meriden, CT. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 7 May 2017. A00420.)

Two photos of building

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). (Viewed 12 June 2016. A00789-90.)

Historical information

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

Simon, Raymond. (1959). "Holmes and Edwards (International Silver Company) 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]

Promotional booklet

Adams, Ann. (c. 195?). Setting your table with simple charm or gracious formality. Hamilton, ON: International Silver Company of Canada, 20 pp. (Viewed 21 April 2016. A00424.)

Promotional booklet

International Silver Company. (195?). Arranging your table...: and points of etiquette. Meriden, CT; 13 pp. (Viewed 3 May 2016. A00533.)


1960s

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (undated, but after c. 1960 when W-W was formed). Webster-Wilcox silverplated hollowware (cat no. WW55). 126 pp. [Current online catalogue record incomplete.] (Updated 11 April 2017. A01476.)

Design catalogue

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]. (Updated 12 January 2017. A00288; A00527.)

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.]

Design catalogue or price list

International Silver Company. (1967?). International sterling. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 7 May 2017. A01213.)

Cindy Haskins. (196?). Table top etiquette. 10 pp. ["1847 Rogers Bros. - America’s finest silverplate" (Meriden Britannia / International Silver Company).] The Strong library, Rochester, NY, call no. TX873 .H37 (link to library entry). Viewed 8 May 2017. [A02397]

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]


1970s

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 Co. in 1973 exposition

(17 September 1973). Governor at big E today; Local firms are exhibitors. Meriden Record newspaper, p. 8. [Article mentions International Silver Co. as exhibitor in Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA, c. September 1973.] (Viewed 23 October 2016. AAA00375-77.)

Secondary source

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. (Viewed 17 April 2017. A02236.)

International Silver Co. in 1975 exhibitions

(c. 1975). Forms in metal: 275 years of metalsmithing in America exhibition catalogue. [Exhibition dates: 17 January - 2 March 1975, Finch College Museum of Art, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York; 16 March - 20 April 1975, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. (Viewed 17 October 2016. AAA00361.)

Secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1977). An American heritage; a book about the International Silver Company. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

(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. (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]

International Silver Co. in 1979-83 exhibition

Ward, Barbara McLean & Ward, Gerald W. R. (c. 1979). Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and other collections at Yale University exhibition catalogue. 193 pp. (Viewed 3 July 2016. A00137-38; A00264).

> 13 venues: 1979-83: Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX; Milwaukee Art Center; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; St. Louis Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Cleveland Museum of Art; Denver Art Museum; Tampa Museum of Art; The Detroit Institute of Arts; Winnipeg Art Gallery; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.


1980s

Secondary source

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. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

Saarinen / WSPC in touring exhibition

(1983). Design in America: The Cranbrook vision, 1925-50 exhibition catalogue. (Viewed 25 August 2016. AAA00099-101.)

Secondary source

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. (Updated 7 May 2017. A00804. DM.)


1990s

International Silver Co. in 1994-95 Dallas exhibition

Venable, Charles L et al. (1994). Silver in America, 1840-1940: A century of splendor exhibition catalogue / book. [Exhibition venue: Dallas Museum of Art, 6 November 1994 - 29 January 1995.] Curated by Charles L. Venable. (Viewed 21 August 2016. AAA00075.)


2000s

International Silver Co. in 2000-02 exhibition

Johnson, J. Stewart. (2000). American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a new age exhibition catalogue. 192 pp. New York: Abrams in association with the American Federation of Arts. (Viewed 12 June 2017. A00145; A01859; A02736.)

> Exhibition venues: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (16 May 16 2000 - 7 January 2001); Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (25 May - 19 August 2001); Flint Institute of Arts, MI (14 September 14 - 16 December 2001); Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (11 January - 7 April 2002); Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC (3 May - 28 July 2002); Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK (23 August - 17 November 2002).

International Silver Co. in 2005-07 exhibition

Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver. [Includes International Silver Co. designs.] 392 pp. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press. (Book accompanied exhibition at 5 American venues.) (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

> Exhibition venues: Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; Dallas Museum of Art; The Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, FL; The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN.

International Silver in 2005-06 exhibition

Coffin, Sarah D. (c. 2006). Feeding desire: Design and the tools of the table, 1500-2005 exhibition catalogue / book. New York : Assouline, in association with the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. [Exhibition venues: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (5 May - 29 October 2006); COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, Napa, California (26 January - 30 April 2007). (Updated 22 July 2017. A02153; A02775.)

International Silver in 2006 exhibition

(c. 2006). Mention of Baubles, bangles, and beads: American jewelry from Yale University, 1700-2005 exhibition at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (7 February 2006 - 23 July 2006). Object webpage: Alphonse La Paglia’s Bracelet (c. 1950), accession no. 1990.41.1. (Viewed 22 March 2016. A00142-43.)


2010s

Secondary source

Franco, Janis 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. (Viewed 15 December 2016. DM.)

International Silver Co. in 2017-18 exhibition

Coffin, Sarah and Harrison, Stephen. (2017). The jazz age: American style in the 1920s. [Catalogue for exhibitions at Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (7 April - 20 August 2017); and Cleveland Museum of Art (30 September 2017 - 14 January 2018).] 379 pp. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art. (Viewed 8 April 2017. A02036-39; A02766.)


n. d.

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]

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (19—?). International silverplate: Barbour products. 240 leaves. ("Each plate is headed by "The Barbour Silver Company, Meriden, Conn." and includes a plate number".) (Updated 11 April 2017. A00594.)

Design catalogue

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

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

International Silver Co. in 2017-18 exhibition

International Silver Company, Fine Arts Division. (undated). Illustrations of international sterling. 15 leaves. (Viewed 16 October 2016. A01216.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (1900s). [trade catalogue]. Hartford, CT. (Updated 26 April 2017. A01428.)

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

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. Fine Arts Division. (undated). Pine tree, the spirit of modern America expressed in sterling silver. Meriden, CT. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 28 April 2017. A00592.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. Sterling Silver Division. (undated). Orchid, a new design in international sterling. Wallingford, CT; Number of pages unknown. (Updated 28 April 2017. A00593.)

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.)

International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (19—?). Price list of 1847 Rogers Bros. spoons, forks, knives, etc., book no. 70. 61 pp. [Some tears and water damage.] Connecticut Historical Society call no. 739.23 I61p (link to library entry). Updated 7 May 2017. [A01449; C00014-37]

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

Design catalogue

International Silver Company / Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (undated). "Albemarle" service. 4 pp. (Viewed 20 February 2017. AAA00570 - 066.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.



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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