J. J. Niland Co. (Meriden, CT) historical design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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| Design Meriden | 27 March 2016 | Updated 19 November 2016


J. J. Niland Co. (1902-59) design catalogues and historical information [1]

"J. J. Niland & Co.
"The show rooms of J. J. Niland & Co. at the factory on Miller street, contain a line of cut glass seldom equalled for variety, quality and moderate prices... The product of this factory in its entirety is from the crude blank to the finished ornament and the patterns of the company are not only original but radically different from the unscrupulous imitations. Among the customers of this concern are Tiffany & Co., celebrated jewelers of New York City, and many leading glass and crockery dealing concerns, including Higgins & Seiter, also of New York."

— in Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). "J. J. Niland & Co." section. 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), p. 133. See link below. For maps, see the historical Meriden maps webpage.)



A. J. J. Niland Co. design catalogues

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J. J. Niland Co. (c. 1913). “J. J. Niland Co., manufacturers of rich cut glass, Meriden, Conn. [n.d., 1913]”. In The cut glass of the Niland Brothers. Published by the American Cut Glass Association in collaboration with the Deep River Historical Society, Deep River, CT and the Rakow Research Library of the Corning Museum of Glass. Ramona, CA: American Cut Glass Association, c. 2007 (Corning, NY: Sunset Printers). Corning Museum of Glass call no. TP868.N69 1913r & Range 6, Bay 1, Shelf 8, American Cut Glass Association records, 1978-, Box 20; Bib - 101465. Viewed 27 March 2016. [A00171]

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J. J. Niland Co. (1913). The J. J. Niland Company: Rich cut glass (trade catalogue). 25 pp., Meriden, CT. Courtesy Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York. (Click image in the CMOG record below to see the catalogue.) Viewed 27 March 2016. [A00172; AAA00009]



B. J. J. Niland Co. — other historical information

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Gillespie, Charles Bancroft (compiled by). (1895). "T. Niland & Co." (possible predecessor company). In Art souvenir edition of the Meriden Daily Journal illustrating the city of Meriden, Connecticut in the year 1895, p. 50. [including two portraits]. The Journal Publishing Company: Meriden, CT. Courtesy Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT. Viewed 17 November 2016. [A00787-88]. For more historical accounts, see Meriden-area history books online.)

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(1902-). 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.

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Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). "J. J. Niland & Co." section including portrait and photo of interior, (pp. 132-33). 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]



Footnote:
[1] This dating "1902-59" comes from Tobin, Diane. (2012). The Meriden Flint Glass Company: An abundance of glass. (See appendix: Meriden Glass Companies). Charleston, SC: The History Press. (ISBN 978.1.61423.833.1). Viewed 24 May 2016. [A00696]



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