Manning, Bowman & Co. design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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"MANNING, BOWMAN & CO.,
President, E. B. Manning; Secretary and Treasurer, Robert Bowman; Manufacturers of the "Perfection" Granite Iron and Pearl Agate Ware, with Plated and White Metal Mountings. Also a full line of fine Electro-silver and Nickel-plated Ware, Britannia and Planished Goods. Show Rooms, No. 57 Beekman Street, New York."

—D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). “Manning Bowman”, (p. 211). In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. (See entry below.)



Manning, Bowman, & Co. and Modernism in product design. After two years of documentation recovery concerning Manning, Bowman & Co., still ongoing, the standout of their work seems to be their developing lines toward Modernism from c. 1920-45. Designs were included in Museum of Modern Art, New York, exhibitions and have been collected by leading museums partly focused on Modernist product design. It seems that the significance of the work in an inter-Modernism context has not yet been assessed.

In the immediate area of production in downtown Meriden, CT, in fact within a four-block radius, other important makers of Modernist product design lines include the International Silver Company, with their associated Hollywood radio and TV program featuring many stars, and the Miller Company, their lighting lines, and their cross-disciplinary Painting toward architecture-oriented initiatives, also considered internationally significant.

—Robert Preece, art / design journalist, researcher and editor, artdesigncafe.com. (2 April 2018)



Manning, Bowman & Co. design catalogues and historical information (by year)


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1860s

1862 - patent - improvement in tea and coffee pots

Edward B. Manning. (3 June 1862). Letters pattent no. 35,457: Improvement in tea and coffee pots. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA01154).

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1864-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 5 March 2018.)

1865 - patent - improvement in tea and coffee pots

Edward B. Manning. (reissued 27 June 1865). Reissue no. 2013; letters patent no. 35,457 (3 June 1862): Improvement in tea and coffee pots. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA01155).

1866 - patent - whirling-jack for toys

F. W. Flagg, assignor to himself and E. B. Manning. (19 June 1866). Letters patent no. 55,766: Whirling-jack for toys. (Viewed 14 March 1866. AAA01151).

1867 - patent - improvement in ice-pitchers

E. B. Manning. (5 February 1867). Letters patent no. 61,747: Improvement in ice-pitchers. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA01152).

1869 - patent - improvement in the construction of tea-pots

E. B. Manning. (9 February 1869). Letters patent no. 86,849: Improvement in the construction of tea-pots. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA01153).

1869 - Manning, Bowman & Co. in exhibition

(1870). Thirtieth annual report of the American Institute, of the City of New York, for the year 1869-70. [American Institute fair (1869) exhibitors include "Manning, Bowman & Co., 60 John street, New York, [award] for silver plated ware. Third medal and certificate", (p. 24).] Albany: The Argus Company, Printers. (Viewed 4 June 2017. A02589-92.)


1870s

1870 patents

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1870 - patent - coffee-boiler

Edward B. Manning, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co., Middletown. (12 July 1870). Letters patent no. 105,347: Coffee-boiler. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA01156.)

1870 - patent - coffee or tea-pot

Edward B. Manning, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (19 July 1870). Letters patent no. 105,584: Coffee or tea-pot. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02938).



1871 - design catalogue (missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1871). Catalogue of silver plated goods. Number of pages unknown. No catalogue in a library known to exist. (13 pages from catalogue in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library - offline. Viewed 29 November 2016. AAA00001.)

1871 - price list (microfilm)

Manning, Bowman & Co., Middletown. (1871). Manning, Bowman & Co. price list of heavily electro plated ware (microfilm). Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 12 October 2017. AAA00674.)

  • Offline - Russell Library, Middletown public library, CT.


1872 patents

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1872 - patent - improvement in stencil-plates

Lester Robinson, assignor to E. B. Manning, Middletown. (29 October 1872). Letters patent no. 132,691: Improvement in stencil-plates. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA01157.)

1872 - patent - improvement in table-casters

Edward B. Manning, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (15 October 1872). Letters patent no. 132,301: Improvement in table-casters. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02939).



1873 - patent - improvement in molasses-pitchers

Edward B. Manning, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (1 July 1873; filed 1 March 1873). Letters patent no. 140,515: Improvement in molasses-pitchers. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02930).

1876 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1876). Interesting facts concerning granite porcelain finished ware. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 28 April 2017. A00371.)

1876 - Manning, Bowman & Co. in Centennial exhibition

(1876). List of awards made by the United States Centennial Commission to the American Exhibitors, International Exhibition, 1876, at Philadelphia. [Listed: Manning, Bowman & Co. (pp. 43, 51). The actual award received is not indicated in this text.] 134 pp. S. T. Souder & Company: Philadelphia. (Viewed 16 June 2016. A00841-42.)

1876 - Manning, Bowman & Co. in Centennial exhibition

(1877). Souvenir of the Centennial exhibition [1876]: Connecticut’s representation at Philadelphia. [Core section: pp 99-111; also see exhibits list: pp. 124-27; Exhibitors including Manning Bowman & Co.] 380 pp. Geo. D. Curtis: Hartford, CT. (Viewed 25 June 2016. A00965-75.)

1877 - patent - improvement in methods of attaching handles to glazed metal goods

Edward B. Manning. (6 February 1877; application filed 9 October 1876). Letters patent no. 187,025: Improvement in methods of attaching handles to glazed metal goods. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA01158.)

1878 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1878). Illustrated catalogue and price list of perfection granite ironware, britannia, copper and planished goods, nickel and silver plated ware manufactured by Manning, Bowman & Co. 122 pp. (Viewed 17 April 2016. C00015.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. F974.62 M651mb 1878.

1878 - Manning, Bowman & Co. in Paris exposition

Pickering, Thomas R. (1878). Paris Universal Exposition, 1878: Official catalogue of the United States exhibitors. [Listed: Manning, Bowman & Co. (p. 71, 188).] 301 pp. Chiswick Press: London. (Viewed 16 June 2016. A00843-44.)

1879 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1879). Illustrated catalogue and price list of perfection granite ironware: Manufactured by Manning, Bowman & Co.. 60 pp. (Updated 28 April 2017. A00383.)



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1880s

1880 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1880). Illustrated catalogue of Manning, Bowman & Company’s patent perfection granite ironware. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 28 April 2017. A00375.)

1880 - Manning, Bowman & Co. in Melbourne exhibition

(1880). Melbourne International Exhibition 1880; The official catalogue of the exhibits, with introductory notes of the countries exhibiting, v. II, second edition to the first issue. [American exhibits, including Manning, Bowman & Co. (Class 24.— Goldsmiths’ and Silversmiths’ Work, p. 235).] (Viewed 28 June 2016. A00997-1000.)

1880 - patent - tea and coffee pot

Edward B. Manning and Michael Seips. (9 November 1880; filed 6 September 1880). Letters patent no. 234,135: Tea and coffee pot. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01636).


1884 patents

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1884 - patent - swing-frame for tea-kettles

Edward B. Manning, assignor to Edward B. Manning. (7 October 1884; filed 23 February 1884). Letters patent no. 306,271: Swing-frame for tea-kettles. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01257).

1884 - patent - tea or coffee pot

Edward B. Manning. (7 October 1884; filed 7 April 1884). Letters patent no. 306,272: Tea or coffee pot. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01258).

1884 - patent - heater-stand for coffee-urns

Edward B. Manning. (4 November 1884; filed 23 February 1884). Letters patent no. 307,666: Heater-stand for coffee-urns. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01259).

1884 - patent - filter for coffee-pots

Edward B. Manning and Henry A. Manning. (11 November 1884; filed 3 November 1883). Letters Patent no. 307,969: Filter for coffee-pots. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01260).



1884 - map

(1884). Meriden, Connecticut map, (p. 5 showing Pratt Street and Manning, Bowman & Co.). Sanborn Map & Publishing Co. 14 leaves. (Viewed 22 November 2016. A01026; AAA00499.)

1885 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1885). Illustrated catalogue and price list of perfection granite ironware: Decorated pearl agateware, and porcelain lined coffee urns, water coolers, hotel ware, etc. 146 pp. (Updated 11 October 2017. A00372; A02277; G01285-90.)

1885 - design catalogue excerpt reprint

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1885). Pages from 1885 catalogue, (either original pages or copies). In Niedringhaus, Lee I. (2007). [Documentation of a graniteware coffee pot]. 8 pp. (Viewed 28 April 2017. A02282.)


1885 patents

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1885 - patent - hot-water urn

Edward B. Manning. (9 June 1885; filed 2 March 1885). Letters patent no. 319,736: Hot-water urn. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02941).

1885 - patent - shaker

Michael Seips, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (11 August 1885). Letters patent no. 324,173: Shaker. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA001150.)



1886 - design catalogue (missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (September 1886). Supplement to catalogue of 1885. Number of pages unknown. No catalogue in a lending library known to exist. (19 pages in the Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library - offline.) (Viewed 29 November 2016. AAA00002.)

1886 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1886). Catalogue of perfection granite iron and decorated pearl agate table ware: For sale by the hardware and house furnishing trade of the United States and foreign countries. New York: Manning Bowman. 66 pp. (Updated 28 April 2017. A00389.)


1890s

1891 - historical information

(1891). On "Manning, Bowman & Co.", (p. 161). In Connecticut of to-day: Its chief business centres. Acme Publishing and Engraving: New York. (Viewed 3 March 2017. A01543; A01557.)

1892 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1892). Illustrated catalogue and price list of perfection granite ironware. 342 pp. (Viewed 28 April 2017. A00374; A00388; A02276.)

1892 - patent - attachment of covers to tea or coffee pots or other vessels

Edward B. Manning and Michael Seips, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (27 December 1892; filed 23 February 1892). Letters patent no. 488,793; serial no. 422,422: Attachment of covers to tea or coffee pots or other vessels. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01637).

1893 - design pamphlet (missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1893). Pamphlet related to exhibit at World’s Fair. Number of pages unknown. Not known to be in a public library. [Their participation in the World’s Fair isn’t listed in two sources, so confirmation needed.] Mentioned in House Furnishing Review, p. 257. (Viewed 11 October 2017. G01097.)

1893 - historical information

D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). “Manning Bowman”, (p. 211). In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. (See excerpt at the top of this web page.) (Viewed 16 April 2016. A00057a; A00376.)

1893 - news mention

(June 1893). News mention: "Manning, Bowman & Co. have issued a very neatly printed circular, inviting attention to their exhibit at the World’s Fair, and a very elaborate pamphlet, regarding their pearl agate coffee pots, printed in colors, which is very attractive." [Their participation in the World’s Fair isn’t listed in two sources, so confirmation needed.] House Furnishing Review, p. 257. (Viewed 11 October 2017. G01097.)

c. 1894 - design catalogue (missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1894). [Catalogue]. Number of pages unknown. Mention in House Furnishing Review news round-up, p. 184. (No copy is public library known. Viewed 2 October 2017. G01009.)

1894 - pamphlet (missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1894). Poison in the pot pamphlet. Number of pages unknown. Mentioned in House Furnishing Review news round-up, p. 229. (Not known to be in a public library. Viewed 1 October 2017. G01011.)


1894 magazine articles

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1894 - news mention

Manning, Bowman & Co. (May 1894). News mention: "... Manning, Bowman & Co. have been compelled to issue additional pages to their catalogue..." House Furnishing Review, p. 184. (Viewed 2 October 2017. G01009.)

"On account of adding a number of new and attractive specialties to their already extensive line, Manning, Bowman & Co. have been compelled to issue additional pages to their catalogue, which will be furnished free upon application to their New York salesroom, 52 Beckman Street, New York." (Full excerpt of above.)


1894 - news mention

(June 1894). News mention: Regarding Poison in the pot pamphlet (by Manning, Bowman & Co.) mention. House Furnishing Review, p. 229. (Viewed 1 October 2017. G01011.)

1894 - news mention

Manning, Bowman & Co. (September 1894). News mention: "Cork pullers that are more worthy of than passing attention..." House Furnishing Review, p. 347. (Viewed 6 October 1895. G01016.)

1894 - news mention

(October 1894). News mention: "... The ’Good Morning’ coffee pot is manufactured of polished tin, granite iron, and pearl agate ware... Manning, Bowman & Co. ..." House Furnishing Review, p. 383. (Viewed 6 October 1895. G01017.)



1894 advertisements

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1894 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (May 1894). Advertisement: "... The Manufacturers of Enameled Iron and Decorative Ware, have something of great interest to live buyers..." House Furnishing Review, p. 194. (Viewed 1 October 2017. G01010.)

1894 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (June 1894). Advertisement: "Good Morning! ..." House Furnishing Review, p. 235. (Viewed 1 October 2017. G01012.)

1894 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (September 1894). Advertisement: "... Our new cork pullers... " (with two illustrations). House Furnishing Review, p. 353. (Viewed 1 October 2017. G01013.)

1894 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (October 1894). Advertisement: "... The ’Hawthorne’ Julep Strainer... The Draper Perfection Strainer... ’’ House Furnishing Review, p. 393. (Viewed 1 October 2017. G01014.)



1895 - design catalogue (missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1895). [Catalogue showing tea kettles, chafing dishes, etc.] Number of pages unknown. No known copy in a public library. In House Furnishing Review, p. 104. (Viewed 11 October 1895. G01032.)

1895 - historical information

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft (compiled by). (1895). "Manning, Bowman & Co. (illustration of triangular building)", (p. 55). In Art souvenir edition of the Meriden Daily Journal illustrating the city of Meriden, Connecticut in the year 1895. The Journal Publishing Company: Meriden, CT. (Viewed 17 November 2016. A00787-88.)

1895 - historical information

Hall, Henry. (1895). "Horace C. Wilcox" (1824-90), director of The Manning Bowman Co., (pp. 872-3). In America’s successful men of affairs. An encyclopedia of contemporaneous biography (vol II). (Viewed 19 April 2016. A00396-97.)


1895 magazine articles

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1895 - news mention

Manning, Bowman & Co. (March 1895). News mention: "The well-known firm of Manning, Bowman & Co., dealers in Perfection Granite Iron and Decorated Pearl Agate Ware, has issued a circular..." House Furnishing Review, p. 99. (Viewed 11 October 1895. G01020.)

1895 - news mention

(April 1895). News mention: About chafing dishes [mentions Manning, Bowman & Co.] House Furnishing Review, pp. 138-39. (Viewed 2 October 1895. G01022.)

1895 - news mention

(April 1895). News mention: mentions Manning, Bowman & Co. tea and coffee pots with asbestos cushion bottom. House Furnishing Review, p. 140. (Viewed 2 October 1895. G01023.)

1895 - news mention

(July 1895). News mention: "Now is the time for hardware dealers to lay in a stock of chafing dishes and cereal cookers... Manning, Bowman & Co. ..." House Furnishing Review, p. 27. (Viewed 2 October 1895. G01027.)

1895 - news mention

(August 1895). News mention: "... Manning, Bowman & Co. These chafing dishes are artistic in design, reasonable in price..." House Furnishing Review, p. 59. (Viewed 2 October 1895. G01029.)

1895 - news mention

(September 1895). News mention: "A new catalogue showing the many new designs of 5 o’clock tea kettles, chafing dishes, and other selling household specialties manufactured by Manning, Bowman & Co., Meriden, Conn., has just been issued..." House Furnishing Review, p. 104. (Viewed 11 October 1895. G01032.)



1895 advertisements

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1895 - five advertisements

Manning, Bowman & Co. (April-June, August, October 1895). Advertisements: "... Up-to-Date Chafing Dishes..." House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 2 October 1895. G01021; G01024-25; G01031.)

1895 - two advertisements

Manning, Bowman & Co. (July, September 1895). Advertisement: "Tea and Coffee Pots and Urns..." House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 2 October 1895. G01026; ; G01030.)



1896 magazine articles

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1896 - news mention

(May 1896). News mention: "Manning, Bowman & Co. removed May 1, from 57 Beekman street to 35 Warren street, New York". House Furnishing Review, p. 7. (Viewed 4 October 2017. G01037.)



c. 1897 - historical information

Davis, William T. (Ed.) (c. 1897). On "Manning, Bowman & Co.", (p. 932). In The New England states, their constitutional, judicial, educational, commercial, professional and industrial history, vol. 2. (Viewed 9 June 2017. A02626; A02635.)

1897 - patent - Design for a handle for tea or coffee pots

Edward B. Manning and Michael Seips. (30 November 1897; filed 18 October 1897). Design no. 27,907; serial 655,634: Design for a handle for tea or coffee pots. (Viewed 17 March 2018. AAA01261).


1899 patents

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1899 - patent - handle for tea or coffee pots

George E. Savage and Michael Seips, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (24 January 1899; filed 3 October 1898). Letters patent no. 618,366; serial no. 692,515: Handle for tea or coffee pots. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01638).

1899 - patent - lemon-squeezer

George E. Savage, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (4 July 1899; filed 17 March 1899). Patent no. 628,254; serial no. 709,507: Lemon-squeezer. (Viewed 7 March 2018. AAA01020.)

1899 - patent - tableware

Edward B. Manning, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (5 September 1899; filed 17 November 1898). Letter patent no. 632,657; serial no. 696,666: Glazed hollow sheet-metal tableware. (Viewed 7 March 2018. AAA01021.)



1900s

c. 1900 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1900). Recipes for the chafing dish. 32 pp. (Viewed 16 April 2016. A00377.)

c. 1900 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1900?). Sixty recipes for the chafing dish. Meriden, CT; 36 pp. (Updated 28 April 2017. A00378; A00382; A00390-91; A02281.)


1900 magazine articles

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1900 - news mention

(February 1900). News mention: regarding patented, ivory enameled food pan for chafing dishes by Manning, Bowman & Co. House Furnishing Review, p. 92. (Viewed 6 October 2017. G01066.)

1900 - news mention

(April 1900). News mention: "... combination bathroom fixture... Manning, Bowman & Co. ..." (with product illustration). House Furnishing Review, p. 230. (Viewed 3 October 2017. G01073.)

1900 - news mention

(May 1900). News mention: Manning, Bowman & Co. New York office moves (with two product illustrations). House Furnishing Review, p. 302. (Viewed 2 October 2017. G01074.)

1900 - news mention

(May 1900). News mention: Short Robert Bowman, company founder, obituary. House Furnishing Review, p. 302. (Viewed 3 October 2017. G01074.)



1900 advertisements

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1900 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (February 1900). Advertisement: "... Seamless Tea and Coffee Pots..." (with two product illustrations). House Furnishing Review, p. 77. (Viewed 3 October 2017. G01064.)

1900 - two advertisements

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. March-April 1900). Advertisements: "... Nickel and Silver Tea and Coffee Pots, Chafing Dishes, Bath-Room Fixtures..." (with six product illustrations). House Furnishing Review, p. 141. (Viewed 3 October 2017. G01067; G01070.)

1900 - two advertisements

Manning, Bowman & Co. (May-June 1900). Advertisements: "... Nickel and Silver Plated Wares..." House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 2 October 2017. G01075; G01079.)



1901 patents

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1901 - patent - Alcohol lamp burner

George E. Savage, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (18 June 1901; filed 5 March 1901). Patent no. 676,447; serial no. 49,776: Alcohol lamp burner. (Viewed 7 March 2018. AAA01023.)

1901 - patent - Cooking utensil

Michael Seips, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (16 July 1901; filed 8 December 1900). Letters patent no. 678,522; serial no. 39,137: Electrically heated cooking utensil. (Viewed 7 March 2018. AAA001022.)

1901 - patent - Design for a chafing-dish stand

George E. Savage, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (1 October 1901; filed 22 July 1901). Design no. 35,139; serial no. 69,337: Design for a chafing-dish stand. (Viewed 28 March 2018. AAA01617).

1901 - patent - Design for a bracket for chafing-dish lamp-supports

Michael Seips, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (31 December 1901; filed 14 October 1901). Design no. 35,500; serial no. 78,666: Design for a bracket for chafing-dish lamp-supports. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01639).

1901 - patent - Design for a chafing-dish stand

George E. Savage and Michael Seips, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (31 December 1901; filed 25 November 1901). Design no. 35,501; serial no. 33,657: Design for a chafing-dish stand. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01640).



c. 1901-02 - design booklet (possibly missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1901-02). The chafing dish, no. 61. Number of pages unknown. (Not confirmed to be in a public library, but could be the same as other chafing dish design booklets listed here without complete information. Viewed 12 October 2017. G01360-64.)

c. 1903 - design booklet (possibly missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1903). The chafing dish, no. 84. Number of pages unknown. (Not confirmed to be in a public library, but could be the same as other chafing dish design booklets listed here without complete information. Viewed 12 October 2017. G01365-68.)


1903 magazine articles

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1903 - news mention

(February 1903). News mention: "A New Chafing Dish Lamp, Manning, Bowman & Co. ..." House Furnishing Review, p. 140. (Viewed 3 October 2017. G01139).

1903 - news mention

(May 1903). News mention: "... The Manning, Bowman & Co. ... manufacturers of chafing dishes, coffee percolators, etc., have recently put on the market a high grade of alcohol made expressly for burning in lamps under chafing dishes, and in every place where an alcohol lamp is used... " House Furnishing Review, p. 365. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01142).



1903 advertisements

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1903 - three advertisements

Manning, Bowman & Co. (February-April 1903). Advertisements: "... Nickel and Silver Plate..." (with five product illustrations). House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01138; G01153; G01155).

1903 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (May 1903). Advertisement: "... Nickel and Silver Plate... The Best..." (with four product illustrations). House Furnishing Review, p. 313. (Viewed 3 October 2017. G01140).

1903 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (June 1903). Advertisement: "... Nickel and Silver Plated Wares..." (with three product illustrations). House Furnishing Review, p. 385. (Viewed 3 October 2017. G01143.)



1903 - patent - alcohol-lamp

James W. Chapman and Michael Seips, assignors to Manning, Bowman & Co. (7 April 1903; filed 27 August 1902). Letters patent no. 724,543; serail no. 121,164: Alcohol-lamp. (Viewed 7 March 2018. AAA01024.)


1904 magazine articles

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1904 - news mention

Manning, Bowman & Co. (October 1904). News mention: "Meteor" coffee pot by Manning, Bowman & Co. (with two illustrations). Hardware Dealers’ Magazine, p. 620. (Viewed 1 October 2017. G00944.)



1904 advertisements

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1904 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (August 1904). Advertisement: "Manning, Bowman & Co., Meriden, Conn., New York, Chicago, San Francisco..." (with two illustrations). Hardware Dealers’ Magazine, p. 305. (Viewed 18 September 2017. G00472.)

1904 - four advertisements

Manning, Bowman & Co. (September-December 1904). Advertisements: "... Nickel and Silver Plate..." (including illustrations of percolator and chafing dish.) Hardware Dealers’ Magazine. (Viewed 30 September 2017. G00940; G00946; G00951; G00954.)



1904 patents

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1904 - patent - coffee or tea pot

James W. Chapman and George W. Kooman, assignors to Manning, Bowman & Co. (18 October 1904; filed 13 April 1904.) Letters patent no. 772,498; serial no. 202,936: Coffee or tea pot. (Viewed 7 March 2018. AAA01025.)

1904 - patent - alcohol-lamp

George E. Savage and James H. Loeffler, assignors to Manning, Bowman & Co. (8 November 1904; filed 12 February 1904.) Letters patent no. 774,278; serial no. 193,230: Alcohol-lamp. (Viewed 7 March 2018. AAA01026.)



c. 1905 - design catalogue (missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1905). [Catalogue no. 40]. Number of pages unknown. Mentioned in House Furnishing Review, February 1905, p. 66 advertisement. (Not known to be in a public library. Viewed 1 October 2017. G00998.)

1905 - design catalogue (missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1905). [Catalogue no. 44]. Number of pages unknown. Mentioned in House Furnishing Review, June 1905, p. 370 advertisement. (Not known to be in a public library. Viewed 1 October 2017. G01002.)

1905 - design booklet (missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1905). [Booklet no. 94]. Number of pages unknown. Mentioned in House Furnishing Review, May 1905, p. 298 advertisement. (Not known to be in a public library. Viewed 1 October 2017. G01001.)

1905 - show card (missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1905). 8 x 12 in. show card. Mentioned / "reprinted" in House Furnishing Review, May 1905, p. 298 advertisement. (Not known to be in a public library. Viewed 1 October 2017. G01001.)


1905 magazine articles

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1905 - news mention

(June 1905). News mention: "’Alpine’ Water coolers" (by Manning, Bowman & Co.) (with two illustrations). House Furnishing Review, p. 405. (Viewed 1 October 2017. G01004.)



1905 advertisements

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1905 - three advertisements

Manning, Bowman & Co. (February-April 1905). Advertisements: "... Nickel and Silver-Plated Tea and Coffee Pots, Etc. ..." (with four illustrations). House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 1 October 2017. G00998-G01000.)

1905 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (May 1905). Advertisement: "... Nickel and Silver-Plated Tea and Coffee Pots, Etc. ..." (with illustration of show card). House Furnishing Review, p. 298. (Viewed 1 October 2017. G01001.)

1905 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (June 1905). Advertisement: "... Nickel and Silver-Plated Tea and Coffee Pots, Etc. ..." (with four illustrations of teapot, coffee pot, and water cooler). House Furnishing Review, p. 370. (Viewed 1 October 2017. G01002.)



1905 patents

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1905 - patent - design for a cover for chafing-dishes or similar articles

George E. Savage, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (7 February 1905; filed 9 January 1905). Design no. 37,324; serial no. 240,362: Design for a cover for chafing-dishes or similar articles. (Viewed 30 March 2018. AAA01633).

1905 - patent - design for a cover for chafing-dishes or similar articles

George E. Savage, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (7 February 1905; filed 9 January 1905). Design no. 37,325; serial no. 240,363: Design for a cover for chafing-dishes or similar articles. (Viewed 30 March 2018. AAA01634).

1905 - patent - Alcohol-lamp for chafing-dishes

George E. Savage and Charles B. Tripp, assignors to Manning, Bowman & Co. (24 October 1905; filed 12 May 1905.) Letters patent no. 802,662; serial no. 260,114: Alcohol-lamp for chafing-dishes. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA01027.)



1906 - design catalogue (missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1906). [Catalogue 49 F]. Number of pages unknown. No copy known to be in a public library. [Mentioned in advertisements in House Furnishing Review, October 1906, p. 742.] (Viewed 4 October 2017. G01115.)

1906 - historical information

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). "Manning, Bowman & Co." section including portrait, and illustration and photo of building, (pp. 92-97). In A century of Meriden: A historic record and pictorial description of the town of Meriden, Connecticut and the men who made it, from earliest settlement to close of its first century of incorporation, (Part III). (Viewed 19 November 2016. A00791-92.)

1906 - historical information

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). Biographies of Manning, Bowman & Co. management: George Redfield Curtis (director), (pp. 305-08 including portrait); Isaac Chauncey Lewis (director) (pp. 354-58 including portrait); Horace C. Wilcox (director) (pp. 530-32) 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). (Viewed 19 November 2016. A00791-92.)


1906 magazine articles

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1906 - news mention

Manning, Bowman & Co. (November 1906). News mention: "Manning, Bowman & Co.’s new catalogue... 49F" House Furnishing Review, p. 862. (Viewed 5 October 2017. G01117.)



1906 advertisements

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1906 - two advertisements

Manning, Bowman & Co. (July-August 1906). Advertisements: "... "’Meteor’ Circulating Coffee Percolators... Chafing - Dishes.... ’Eclipse’ Bread Maker..." (with four product illustrations). House Furnishing Review, p. 478. (Viewed 5 October 2017. G01113; G01119.)

1906 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (September 1906). Advertisement: "... "’Meteor’ Circulating Coffee Percolators... Chafing - Dishes.... ’Eclipse’ Bread Maker... Catalogue 40 F..." (with four product illustrations). House Furnishing Review, p. 478. (Viewed 5 October 2017. G01114.)

1906 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (October 1906). Advertisement (presumably): "’Meteor’ Circulating Coffee Percolator..." House Furnishing Review, p. 766. (Viewed 5 October 2017. G01112.)

1906 - three advertisements

Manning, Bowman & Co. (October-December 1906). Advertisements: "... "’Meteor’ Circulating Coffee Percolators... Chafing - Dishes.... ’Eclipse’ Bread Maker... Catalogue 49 F..." (with three product illustrations). House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 4 October 2017. G01115-16; G01118.)



1906 patents

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1906 - patent - coffee-Percolator

George E. Savage, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (6 March 1906; filed 13 January 1905). Patent no. 814,399; serial no. 240,8xx [illegible]: Coffee-Percolator. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA010419.)

1906 - patent - percolator

George E. Savage, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (22 May 1906; filed 31 August 1905.) Letters patent no. 821,124; filed 21 August 1905: Percolator. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA01048.)

1906 - patent - percolator

George E. Savage and James W. Chapman, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (22 May 1906; filed 31 August 1905). Patent no. 821,125; serial no. 276,525: Percolator. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA01047.)

1906 - patent - design for a beverage-percolator

George E. Savage, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (12 June 1906; filed 30 April 1906). Design no. 38,071; serial no. 314,609: Design for a beverage-percolator. (Viewed 30 March 2018. AAA01635).

1906 - patent - design for a cover for dishes

Edward A. Gutermann, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (16 October 1906; filed 22 August 1906). Design no. 38,284; serial no. 331,659: Design for a cover for dishes. (Viewed 2 April 2018. AAA01721).

1906 - patent - design for a cover for dishes

George E. Savage, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (16 October 1906; filed 22 August 1906). Design no. 38,285; serial no. 331,658: Design for a cover for dishes. (Viewed 2 April 2018. AAA01727).



1907 - design booklet (possibly missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1907). The chafing dish, no. 84. Number of pages unknown. (Not confirmed to be in a public library, but could be the same as other chafing dish design booklets listed here without complete information. Viewed 12 October 2017. G01369-73.)


1907 patents

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1907 - patent - design for a stand for chafing-dishes

Edward A. Gutermann, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (22 January 1907; filed 26 October 1906). Design no. 38,423; serial no. 340,778: Design for a stand for chafing-dishes. (Viewed 2 April 2018. AAA01726).

1907 - patent - design for a chafing-dish

Edward A. Gutermann, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Company. (22 January 1907; filed 26 October 1906). Design no. 38,424; serial no. 340,779: Design for a chafing-dish. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01917).

1907 - patent - design for a chafing-dish, stand, and lamp

Edward A. Gutermann, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Company. (26 February 1907; filed 26 October 1906). Design no. 38,466; serial no. 340,777: Design for a chafing-dish, stand, and lamp. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01918).

1907 - patent - chafing-dish

George E. Savage and James W. Chapman, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (16 April 1907; filed 31 May 1905). Patent no. 850,401; serial no. 263,109: Chafing-dish. (Viewed 9 March 2018. AAA001049.)

1907 - patent - design for a leg for chafing-dish stands

Edward A. Gutermann, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Company. (5 November 1907; filed 5 November 1907). Design no. 38,869; serial no. 388,424: Design for a leg for chafing-dish stands. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01919).

1907 - patent - beater or mixer

George E. Savage and Joseph Roi Marchesseault, assignors to Manning, Bowman & Co. (26 November 1907; filed 13 May 1907). Letters patent no. 871,895; serial no. 373,221: Beater or mixer. (Viewed 9 March 2018. AAA001050.)

1907 - patent - design for a percolator, stand, and lamp

Edward A. Gutermann, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Company. (31 December 1907; filed 18 October 1907). Design no. 38,971; serial no. 398,134: Design for a percolator, stand, and lamp. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01920).



1908 magazine articles

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1908 - news mention

(February 1908). News mention: "Manning-Bowman Alcohol Utilities" (with two illustrations). House Furnishing Review, p. 52. (Updated 1 October 2017. G00980.)

1908 - news mention

(May 1908). News mention: "The Manning-Bowman Alcohol Stove" (with illustration). House Furnishing Review, p. 47. (Updated 1 October 2017. G00985.)

1908 - magazine article

(June 1908). Manufacturers and importers of alcohol utilities (including sub-section: Manning, Bowman & Company) (with illustration). House Furnishing Review, p. 45-50. (Updated 1 October 2017. G00987-90.)



1908 advertisements

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1908 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (January 1908). Advertisement: "... New York: 25 West Broadway, Chicago: 158 State Street, San Francisco: 451 Bush Street... Nickel and Silver Plate..." (with four illustrations of pan, two percolators, and chafing dish). House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 29 April 2017. A02313-14.)

1908 - seven advertisements

Manning, Bowman & Co. (February-June; August-September 1908). Advertisements: "... Alcohol Gas Stove..." (with two illustrations). House Furnishing Review. (Updated 1 October 2017. A02312-13; G00984; G00986; G00991-92.)

1908 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (October 1908). Advertisement: "Save a spoonful in three with the Manning-Bowman ’Meteor’ Coffee Percolator’ ..." [with three product illustrations]. Cosmopolitan advertising section (at end, as positioned online). (Viewed 7 May 2018. AAA02960-61).

1908 - three advertisements

Manning, Bowman & Co. (October-December 1908). Advertisements: "... Alcohol Gas Stove... ’Meteor’ Circulating Coffee Percolators..." (with three illustrations). House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 1 October 2017. G00993-95.)



1908 patents

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1908 - patent - percolator pot construction

George E. Savage, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (17 March 1908; filed 19 February 1907). Letters patent no. 882,080; serial no. 358,193. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA01028.)

1908 - patent - design for a vapor-stove

George E. Savage and Edward A. Gutermann, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (22 September 1908; filed 27 May 1908). Design no. 39,574; serial no. 435,340: Design for a vapor-stove. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01699).



c. 1908 - design catalogue (missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1908). [Catalogue no. 53]. [Mentioned in (January 1908), full-page advertisement for Manning-Bowman nickel and silver plate items]. The House Furnishing Review, p. 56. (Viewed 29 April 2017. A02313-14.)

c. 1908 - design booklet (possibly missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1908). The chafing dish, no. 98. Number of pages unknown. (Not confirmed to be in a public library, but could be the same as other chafing dish design booklets listed here without complete information. Viewed 12 October 2017. G01374-79.)

c. 1908 - product booklet (missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1908). Product booklet for "Meteor" coffee percolator (I-15). Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. (Viewed 7 May 2018. AAA02960-61).


1909 advertisements

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1909 - seven advertisements

Manning, Bowman & Co. (January-July 1909). Advertisements: "... Alcohol Gas Stove... ’Meteor’ Circulating Coffee Percolators..." (with three illustrations). House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 3 October 2017. G00996-97; G01044-45; G01047-48; G01051.)

1909 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (May 1909). Advertisement: "Cook Anything with a Manning-Bowman (Denatured) Alcohol Gas Stove..." (with several illustrations of products). Table Talk, p. xix. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00671.)

1909 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (June 1909). Advertisement: "Filtered coffee..." (with two illustrations of products). Table Talk, p. xix. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00672.)

1909 - five advertisements

Manning, Bowman & Co. (August-December 1909). Advertisements: "... Alcohol Gas Stove... Percolators... Chafing Dishes... " (with illustrations of several products). House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 3 October 2017. G01053; G01055; G01057; G01059-60.)

1909 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (October 1909). Advertisement: "Quick Clean Easy Cooking..." [partial view]. Table Talk, p. 417. (Viewed 5 October 2017. G01133.)

1909 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (November 1909). Advertisement: "’And a Cup of Good Coffee..." Table Talk, page no. unknown. (Viewed 5 October 2017. G01123.)

1909 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (December 1909). Advertisement: "... Alcohol Gas Stove..." Table Talk, p. 519. (Viewed 5 October 2017. G01125.)



1909 - patents

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1909 - patent - vapor-stove

George E. Savage and Edward A. Gutermann, assignors to Manning, Bowman & Company. (19 January 1909; filed 2 October 1907). Letters patent no. 909,945; serial no. 395,634: Vapor-stove. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01924).

1909 - patent - vapor-stove

George E. Savage and Edward A. Gutermann, assignors to Manning, Bowman & Company. (19 January 1909; filed 27 June 1908). Letters patent no. 909,946; serial no. 440,707: Vapor-stove. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01925).

1909 - patent - vapor-stove

George E. Savage and James W. Chapman, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (23 February 1909; filed 29 April 1907). Letters patent no. 913,649; serial no. 370,952: Vapor-stove. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01926).



c. 1909 - design booklet (missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1909). [Booklet (L-)25]. Number of pages unknown. No copy known to be in a public library. Mention in Table Talk advertisement, November 1909. (Viewed 5 October 2017. G01123.)

190-? - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (190-?). [Chafing dish with design models]. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 28 April 2017. A02278.)


1910s

1910 magazine articles

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1910 - news mention

Manning, Bowman & Co. (May 1910). News mention: Some new things of particular interest [including new "Meteor" coffee percolator]. The Spice Mill, p. 376. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00666.)

1910 - news mention

Manning, Bowman & Co. (September 1910). News mention: The making of coffee and tea [includes sections "’Manning-Bowman’ tea bell tea pots and urns" and "The ’Manning-Bowman’ tea bell tea pot". The Spice Mill, p. 672. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00663.)



1910 patent mentions

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1910 - patent mention

(April 1910). [New patent mention: Manning, Bowman & Co. - Percolating device.] The Spice Mill, p. 277. (Viewed 5 October 2017. G01121.)

1910 - patent mention

(May 1910). [New patent mention: Manning, Bowman & Co. - Valved percolator pot.] The Spice Mill, p. 348. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00667.)

1910 - patent mention

(September 1910). [New patent mention: Manning, Bowman & Co. - Percolator pot.] The Spice Mill, p. 679. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00668.)

1910 - patent mention

(November 1910). [New patent mention: Manning, Bowman & Co. - Tea or coffee pot.] The Spice Mill, p. 835. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00669.)



1910 advertisements

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1910 - three advertisements

Manning, Bowman & Co. (September, October & November 1910). Advertisement: "Try Distilled Coffee, Instead of the Stewed Kind..." (with five illustrations of products). The Spice Mill. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00662; G00664-65.)

1910 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (27 October 1910). Advertisement: "Manning-Bowman Circulating Coffee Percolators..." Life magazine, p. 688. (Viewed 26 September 2017. G00705.)

1910 - two advertisements

Manning, Bowman & Co. (24 November & 29 December 1910). Advertisements: "New Alcohol Gas Stove..." Life magazine. (Viewed 26 September 2017. G00708-09.)



1910 patents

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1910 - patent - chafing-dish stand

George E. Savage, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (4 January 1910; filed 24 April 1910). Letters patent no. 945,287; serial no. 491,910: Chafing-dish stand. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02589).

1910 - patent - percolator-overflow

Edward A. Gutermann, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (11 January 1910; filed 3 August 1909). Letters patent no. 945,938; serial no. 510,962: Percolator-overflow. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02593).

1910 - patent - vapor-stove

Edward A. Gutermann, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (8 February 1910; filed 23 October 1908). Letters patent no. 948,393; serial no. 459,132: Vapor-stove. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA01017.)

1910 - patent - design for a leg for chafing-dishes, percolators, or similar articles

Edward A. Gutermann, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (22 February 1910; filed 12 October 1908). Design no. 40,522; serial no. 457,450: Design for a leg for chafing-dishes, percolators, or similar articles. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02595).

1910 - patent - fluid-vapor stove

James W. Chapman, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (1 March 1910; filed 8 May 1908). Letters patent no. 950,997; serial no. 431,576: Fluid-vapor stove. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02590).

1910 - patent - percolating device

George E. Savage, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (8 March 1910; filed 8 July 1909). Letters patent no. 951,581; serial no. 506,472: Percolating device. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02594).

1910 - patent - percolating device

James W. Chapman, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (22 March 1910; filed 8 July 1909). Letters patent no. 953,001; serial no. 506,469: Percolating device. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02594).

1910 - patent - vapor-stove and stand

George E. Savage and Edward A. Gutermann, assignors to Manning, Bowman & Co. (12 April 1910; filed 28 January 1909). Letters patent no. 954,703; serial no. 474,781: Vapor-stove and stand. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02591).

1910 - patent - design for a leg for a coffee-urn, chafing-dish, or similar article

Edward A. Gutermann, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (19 April 1910; filed 15 February 1910). Design no. 40,642; serial no. 544,137: Design for a leg for a coffee-urn, chafing-dish, or similar article. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02596).

1910 - patent -valved percolator-pot

James W. Chapman, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (26 April 1910; filed 27 June 1908). Letters patent no. 956,481; serial no. 440,651: Valved percolator-pot. (Viewed 26 April 2018. AAA02592).

1910 - patent - alcohol-lamp

James W. Chapman and Edward A. Gutermann, assignors to Manning, Bowman & Company. (26 April 1910; filed 17 December 1908). Letters patent no. 956,482; serial no. 467,939: Alcohol-lamp. (Viewed 29 April 2018. AAA02698).

1910 - patent - percolator-pot

James W. Chapman, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Company. (9 August 1910; filed 15 March 1910). Letters patent no. 966,735; serial no. 549,402: Percolator-pot. (Viewed 29 April 2018. AAA02699).

1910 - patent - tea or coffee pot

James W. Chapman, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Company. (25 October 1910; filed 23 December 1909). Letters patent no. 973,758; serial no. 534,584: Tea or coffee pot. (Viewed 29 April 2018. AAA02700).



c. 1910 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1910). [Chafing dishes]. (Viewed 28 April 2017.)

  • Offline - Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford.

c. 1910-25 - design catalogues

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1910-25). [Estimate of 10 catalogues - Electrics.] (Viewed 28 April 2017.)

  • Offline - Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford.

1911 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (16 February 1911). Advertisement: "Manning-Bowman & Co., Nickel and Silver Plate, New York, Chicago, San Francisco..." Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 3, column 1. (Viewed 9 September 2017. G00248.)


1911 patents

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1911 - patent - percolator-pot and stand

Edward A. Gutermann, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (7 March 1911; filed 18 April 1910). Letters patent no. 985,997; serial no. 556,113: Percolator-pot and stand. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01704).

1911 - patent - percolator-pot

George E. Savage, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (16 May 1911; filed 17 December 1909). Letters patent no. 992,262; serial no. 533,537: Percolator-pot. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01705).



c. 1911 - 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.

"New York, 25 West Broadway, Crockery Exchange Building; 150 Post Street, Jewelers’ Building; Chicago, Wabash Ave., and Madison Street, Kesner Building" (locations specified in source above.)


1912 - illustrations in book

Brown, Henry Collins. (1912). Book of home building and decoration, pp. 175 & 179 (with illustrations of Manning-Bowman alcohol stoves, chafing dish, tea pot, and percolators, positioned with description of these product types). (Doubleday, Page & Co.: Garden City, New York. Viewed 7 May 2018. AAA02963-65).


1912 patents

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1912 - patent - design for a tumbler-holder

Edward A. Farr, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Company. (27 February 1912; filed 24 August 1911). Design no. 42,199; serial no. 645,848: Design for a tumbler-holder. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01923).

1912 - patent - design for a dish

Edward A. Farr, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (27 February 1912; filed 24 August 1911). Design no. 42,200; serial no. 645,850: Design for a dish. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01711).

1912 - patent - percolating device

George E. Savage and Louis H. Wilkinson, assignors to Manning, Bowman & Co. (21 May 1912; filed 1 July 1911). Letters patent no. 1,026,930; serial no. 636,417: Percolating device. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01390).

1912 - patent - design for a percolator coffee-pot

Edward A. Farr, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (18 June 1912; filed 3 April 1912). Design no. 42,621; serial no. 688,308: Design for a percolator coffee-pot. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01712).

1912 - patent - chafing-dish stand

George E. Savage, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (18 June 1912; filed 26 December 1911). Letters patent no. 1,030,019; serial no. 667,983: Chafing-dish stand. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01391).



c. 1912 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1912). 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. [Trademark: Rogers & Bro. (ISC)]: catalogue no. 63. 261 pp. (Updated 11 October 2017. A00373; G01292-1341.)

c. 1912 - design booklet (possibly missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1912). The chafing dish, no. 126. Number of pages unknown. (Not confirmed to be in a public library, but could be the same as other chafing dish design booklets listed here without complete information. Viewed 12 October 2017. G01380-84.)

c. 1912-13 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1912-13). Manning-Bowman & Co., catalogue no. 65. Number of pages unknown. No copy known in a public library. Viewed 12 October 2017. G01291.)

1913 - map

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


1913 magazine articles

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1913 - news mention

(17 July 1913). News mention: "E. A. Farr, designer for the Manning, Bowman [&] Co. ..." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 16. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01186.)

1913 - news mention

(31 July 1913). News mention: "San Francisco and The Coast... Samples of the Manning-Bowman Co.’s new electric line have arrived at the local samples rooms..." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 22. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01187.)

1913 - news mention

(21 August 1913). News mention: "R. B. Carmen... Manning-Bowman Co. ... is now making his headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. ..." Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 20. (Viewed 9 October 2017. G01194.)



1913 advertisements

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1913 - business listing

Manning, Bowman & Co. (3 July 1913). "Uptown Directory" listing: "Manning, Bowman & Co., Fifth Avenue Building". Crockery & Glass Journal, p. 28. (Viewed 17 September 2017. G00285.)



1913 patents

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1913 - patent - percolating device

Louis Howard Wilkinson, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (8 July 1913; filed 23 September 1912). Letters patent no. 1,067,206; serial no. 721,769: Percolating device. (Viewed 9 March 2018. AAA01051.)

1913 - patent - apparatus for making tea and other infusions

George E. Savage, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (4 November 1913; filed28 June 1912). Letters patent no. 1,077,491; serial no. 28 June 1912: Apparatus for making tea and other infusions. (Viewed 9 March 2018. AAA01052.)



c. 1914 - design booklet (possibly missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1914). The chafing dish, no. 131. Number of pages unknown. (Not confirmed to be in a public library, but could be the same as other chafing dish design booklets listed here without complete information. Viewed 12 October 2017. G01385-92.)

1914 - product instructions

Boston Alumnæ Chapter of Alpha Phi Fraternity. (1914). The Eta cook book. About 174 pp. [According to description, this includes instructions for the use of the Manning Bowman waffle iron.] (Viewed 28 April 2017. A02279.)


1914 patents

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1914 - patent - percolating device

James Webster Chapman, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (27 January 1914; filed 29 June 1911). Letters patent no. 1,085,378; serial no. 635,916: Percolating device. (Viewed 7 March 2018. AAA01016.)

1914 - patent - design for a percolator-pot

Edward A. Farr, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (3 March 1914; filed 11 December 1913). Design no. 45,311; serial no. 806,114: Design for a percolator-pot. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01708).

1914 - patent - design for a kettle

Edward A. Farr, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (3 March 1914; filed 11 December 1913). Design no. 45,332; serial no. 806,115: Design for a kettle. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01710).

1914 - patent - design for a pot-body

Edward A. Farr, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (3 March 1914; filed 11 December 1913). Design no. 45,333; serial no. 806,116: Design for a pot-body. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01709).

1914 - patent - percolator construction

Louis H. Wilkinson, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (10 November 1914; filed 13 November 1913.) Letters patent no. 1,116,962; serial no. 800,708: Percolator construction. (Viewed 7 March 2018. AAA01034.)



1915 - design catalogue

The Sperry & Hutchinson Co. - The Hamilton Corporation. (1915). National Service catalog, (green trading stamps) [catalog T], (Manning, Bowman & Co.: pp. 20, 55: #7279-7294). (Viewed 3 March 2017. A01563; A01570-71.)


1915 advertisements

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1915 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (April 1915). Advertisement: "... Percolators... Chafing Dishes... Bread Makers... Table Ware..." (with nine illustrations of products). American Cookery, p. 725. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00655.)

1915 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (May 1915). Advertisement: "... The modern housewife now considers her home incomplete without these articles..." (with ten illustrations of products). American Cookery, p. 801. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00655.)

1915 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (November 1915). Advertisement: "Whether heated by electricity, alcohol or on the range the principle in Manning-Bowman percolators is the same..." (with four illustrations of products). American Cookery, p. 325. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00656.)

1915 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (December 1915). Advertisement: "Give Christmas Gifts That Are Useful..." (with eleven illustrations of products). American Cookery, p. 401. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00657.)



1917 - design catalogue (missing)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1917). [Catalogue]. Number of pages unknown. No copy known to be in a public library. (Viewed 12 October 2017. G01342-49.)

1917 - patent - electrically-heated utensil

Louis H. Wilkinson and Walter G. Barker, assignors to Manning, Bowman & Co. (29 May 1917; filed 11 December 1916). Letters patent 1,227,721; serial no. 136,162: Electrically-heated utensil. (Viewed 7 March 2018. AAA01029.)

1917 - historical information

(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. (Viewed 28 November 2016. AAA00525; AAA00540-41.)

1918 - patent - vacuum-insulated vessel

Walter G. Barker, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (13 August 1918; filed 13 November 1917.) Letters patent no. 1,275,830; serial no. 201,771: Vacuum-insulated vessel. (Viewed 7 March 2018. AAA01030.)

1918 - map

(1918). Aero view of Meriden, Connecticut. [Including illustration of Manning, Bowman & Co., corner of Pratt and Miller Streets.] Hughes & Bailey: Boston. (Viewed 21 July 2016. A01020-21.)


1919 advertisements

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1919 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (9 October 1919). Advertisement: "No device can bear the 50-year-old trademark, Manning-Bowman, unless it is exceptionally practical, attractive and sturdy..." (with eleven illustrations of products). Life magazine, p. 652. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00659.)

1919 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (30 October 1919). Advertisement: "Every Manning, Bowman device is unusually practical..." (with nine illustrations of products). Life magazine, p. 762. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00660.)

1919 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (20 November 1919). Advertisement: "Something for Every Woman..." (with ten illustrations of products). Life magazine, p. 872. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00661.)

1919 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (4 December 1919). Advertisement: "Gifts that Help..." (with fourteen illustrations of products). Life magazine, no page number visible. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00662.)




1920s

1920 - patent - design for a teakettle or similar article

Edward A. Farr, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (9 November 1920; filed 19 March 1919). Design no. 56,555; serial no. 283,684: Design for a teakettle or similar article. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01707).


1922 advertisements

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1922 - distributor advertisement

(1922). Advertisement: Doubleday-Hill Electric Co. (Pittsburgh). "Distributor of... Manning-Bowman Household Devices". In Pennsylvania homes, p. 95. Retail Dealers Association of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh. (Viewed 30 March 2018. AAA01629-30).

1922 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (May 1922). Advertisement: "... He Buys Most Who Buys the Best, He Sells Most Who Sells the Best..." (with several illustrations of products). Electrical merchandising, pp. 56-7. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00653.)

1922 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (June 1922). Advertisement: "... At last— A Perfect Percolator..." (with five illustrations of products). Electrical merchandising, p. 227. (Viewed 25 September 2017. G00654.)

1922 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1 June 1922). Advertisement: "Tinted vacuum containers— the fashion..." (with nine illustrations). Vogue, p. 88. (Viewed 22 September 2017. G00621.)

1922 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (October 1922). Advertisement: "A new and different table stove..." (with four illustrations of products.) Good Housekeeping, p. 201. (Viewed 23 September 2017. G00627.)

1922 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (November 1922). Advertisement: "Select Useful Gifts..." (with four illustrations of products.) Good Housekeeping, p. 102. (Viewed 23 September 2017. G00629.)



1922 - patent - percolator

Maurice L. Warner, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (18 July 1922; filed 13 December 1921). Letters patent no. 1,423,475; serial no. 521,971: Percolator. (Viewed 7 March 2018. AAA01031.)


1923 patents

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1923 - patent - design for a waffle iron or similar article

George E. Savage, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (7 August 1923; filed 21 October 1922). Design no. 62,851; serial no. 4052: Design for a waffle iron or similar article. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01706).

1923 - patent - percolator

Maurice L. Warner, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (27 November 1923; filed 13 December 1921). Letters patent no. 1,475,334; serial no. 521,970: Percolator. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01388).

1923 - patent - electric toaster

Louis H. Wilkinson, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (4 December 1923; filed 1 February 1923). Letters patent no. 1,476,129; serial no. 616,246: electric toaster. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01389).



1923-24 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1923-24). Manning Bowman catalog + recipe brochure [Catalogue no. 80]. [CD-Rom: Digital reproductions of 2 Manning-Bowman catalogs which include Pyrex casseroles, carafes, decanters, glasses, and glass liners (dishes, vacuum vessels).] Kent, Washington: MDH Publications, 2004. (Updated 28 April 2017. A00381.)

1924 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1 May 1924). Advertisement: "... Coffee Percolators, Chafing Dishes, Teaball, Teapots, Etc., Electric Household Utensils, Hotakold Vacuum Vessels..." Meriden Morning Record, p. 7, column 7. (Viewed 12 September 2017. G00284).


1925 advertisements

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1925 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Company. (5 March 1925). Advertisement: "MB Means Best..." Meriden Record, p. 7, column 7. (Viewed 11 September 2017. G00273).

1925 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Company. (3 November 1925). Advertisement: "MB Means Best..." Meriden Record, p. 7, column 7. (Viewed 10 September 2017. G00274).



1925 patents

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1925 - patent - electric toaster

Nelson E. Mann, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (27 January 1925; filed 10 June 1924). Letters patent no. 1,524,193; serial no. 719,027: Electric toaster. (Viewed 2 April 2018. AAA01719.)

1925 - patent - electrically-heated utensil

Maurice L. Warner, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (27 January 1925; filed 21 June 1923). Letters patent no. 1,524,417; serial no. 646,753: Electrically-heated utensil. (Viewed 2 April 2018. AAA01720.)

1925 - patent - design for a coffepot or similar article

Edward A. Farr, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (10 February 1925; filed 18 December 1923). Design no. 66,558; serial no. 8077: Design for a coffepot or similar article. (Viewed 2 April 2018. AAA01724).

1925 - patent - design for a teapot or similar article

Edward A. Farr, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Company. (10 February 1925; filed 18 December 1923). Design no. 66,559; serial no. 8078: Design for a teapot or similar article. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01921).

1925 - patent - bottle holder for vacuum jars or similar articles

George E. Savage and Louis H. Wilkinson, assignors to Manning, Bowman & Co. (28 April 1925; filed 31 July 1923). Letters patent no. 1,535,864; serial no. 654,842: Bottle holder for vacuum jars or similar articles. (Viewed 2 April 2018. AAA01722).

1925 - patent - electric waffle iron

George E. Savage, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (26 May 1925; filed 25 October 1924). Letters patent no. 1,539,276; serial no. 745,758: Electric waffle iron. (Viewed 2 April 2018. AAA01723).

1925 - patent - electrical-heated utensil

Nelson E. Mann, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Company. (25 August 1925; filed 16 January 1924). Letters patent no. 1,551,504; serial no. 686,484: Electrical-heated utensil. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02942-43).

1925 - patent - design for an urn or similar article

Edward A. Farr, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (10 November 1925; filed 1 September 1925). Design no. 68,694; serial no. 14,678: Design for an urn or similar article. (Viewed 2 April 2018. AAA01725).

1925 - patent - design for a coffeepot or similar article

Edward A. Farr, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Company. (10 November 1925; filed 1 September 1925). Design no. 68,695; serial no. 14,679: Design for a coffeepot or similar article. (Viewed 7 April 2018. AAA01922).



1926 - design catalogue

Manning-Bowman & Co. (1926). Household appointments [catalogue 82]. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 17 June 2017. AAA00600-04; AA00601; AA00605-06.)

  • Offline - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

1926 - price list

Manning-Bowman & Co. (1926). Manning Bowman & Co.: Price list no. 228 / catalogue no. 82. (Viewed 17 June 2017. AAA00600-02; AAA00607.)

  • Offline - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Locations: "New York: Fifth Avenue Bldg., 200 Fifth Avenue; San Francisco: Jewelers Bldg., 150 Post St.; Chicago: 222 North Michigan Avenue". (excerpt from above.)


1926 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Company. (1 July 1926). Advertisement: "MB Means Best..." Meriden Record, p. 7, column 5. (Viewed 12 September 2017. G00275).


1926 patents

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1926 - patent - design for a tray or similar article

Edward A. Farr, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (16 February 1926; filed 17 December 1925). Design no. 69,445; serial no. 15,774: Design for a tray or similar article. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01700).

1926 - patent - electric heating device

Louis H. Wilkinson and Allan M. Young, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (12 October 1926; filed 7 January 1926). Letters patent no. 1,602,804; serial no. 79,738: electric heating device. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01387).

1926 - patent - pipe and cigar lighter

Nelson E. Mann, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (2 November 1926; filed 20 April 1925). Letters patent no. 1,605,675; serial no. 24,658: pipe and cigar lighter. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01386).



1927 - design catalogues

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1927). [Electrical appliances]. (Viewed 28 April 2017.)

  • Offline - Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford.

1927 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (4 January 1927). Advertisement: "MB Means Best". Meriden Record, p. 7, column 1. (Viewed 9 September 2017. G00242.)

1928 - design brochure

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1928). Manning-Bowman electric appliances. Meriden, CT: Manning, Bowman & Co. 16 pp. (Updated 28 April 2017. A00386; G01350-55.)

1928 - design brochure

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1928). Manning-Bowman electric appliances. Illustrated price list no. 2/28: effective July 5, 1928. 12 pp. (Updated 28 April 2017. A00387.)

1928 - various sales materials

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1928). Various sales materials (window cards, show cards, counter signs, folders, booklets). Described with two illustrations on 1928 catalogue page. No copy known to be in a public library. (Viewed 12 October 2017. G01355.)


1928 patents

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1928 - patent - handled nested cups

George E. Savage, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (3 April 1928; filed 22 January 1925). Patent no. 1,665,179: Handled nested cups. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01384).

1928 - patent - electric soldering iron

Nelson E. Mann, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (26 June 1928; filed 7 May 1926). Letters patent no. 1,674,653; serial no. 107,327: Electric soldering iron. (Viewed 21 March 2018. AAA01385).



1929 - design catalogue item

(1929). Manning-Bowman automatic iron. In Manhattan Electrical Supply Co., Inc.: Wholesale dealer’s and trader’s price list: High grade electrical supplies, p. 4. (Viewed 30 March 2018. AAA01631-32).

1920s - advertisements

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1920s). Single-page advertisements for specific products. (Number unspecified.) (Viewed 28 April 2017.)

  • Offline - Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford.

1920s - manuals and booklets

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1920s). Unspecified number of owner’s manuals and instruction booklets. (Viewed 12 October 2017.)

  • Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford.


1930s

1930 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1930). Hotakold vacuum containers & Household appointments and novelties. [Showing Art Deco designs; may be one catalogue or two, number of pages unknown.] (Viewed 28 April 2017. A02290-92.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

c. 1930 - design brochure

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1930). The Manning Bowman table cooker: The appliance for everybody. Meriden, CT: Manning, Bowman & Co. 9 pp. (Updated 28 April 2017. A00385.)

1930 - design catalogue

Welcome Soap. (1930). Welcome Soap... 1000 Premiums [gifts redeemed in exchange for front panels of Welcome Soap]. Manning, Bowman & Co. percolator, p. 30. [Other designs on this page, and next page, might also be by the company. See page 3 mentioning Manning, Bowman & Co.] (Viewed 2 December 2017. G01762-64.)

1930 - patent - temperature indicator for waffle irons

Allan M. Young and Frederick W. Cuffe, assignors to Manning, Bowman & Co. (23 September 1930; filed 11 December 1929.) Patent no. 1,776,606; serial no. 413,211: Temperature indicator for waffle irons. (Viewed 7 March 2018. AAA01031.)


1931 patents

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1931 - patent - design for a clock casing

Edward A. Farr, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (10 March 1931; filed 13 December 1930). Design no. 83,600; serial no. 37,967: Design for a clock casing. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01701).

1931 - patent - design for a water bottle or similar article

Benjamin M. Tassie, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (28 July 1931; filed 26 March 1931). Design no. 39,249; serial no. 39,249: Design for a water bottle or similar article. (Viewed 2 April 2018. AAA01718).

1931 - patent - thermostratically controlled switch

Allan M. Young, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (8 December 1931; filed 8 January 1930). Patent no. 1,835,552; serial no. 419,236: Thermostratically controlled switch. (Viewed 7 March 2018. AAA01018.)



1934 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1934). Smart appointments and gifts. 30 pp. [Showing Art Deco designs.] (Viewed 28 April 2017. A02284-86.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

1935 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1935). [Complete line of electrical appliances]. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 28 April 2017.)

  • Offline - Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford.


1935 patents

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1935 - patent - electric cooker

William C. Rehm, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (14 May 1935; filed 5 May 1934). Patent no. 2,001,285; serial no. 724,081: Electric cooker. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA01038.)

1935 - patent - design for an electric toaster

Edward A. Farr, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (15 October 1935; filed 24 August 1935). Design no. 97,182; serial no. 58,273: Design for an electric toaster. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01702).

1935 - patent - design for a combined baking and serving dish or similar article

Edward A. Farr, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (12 November 1935; filed 24 August 1935). Design no. 97,472; serial no. 58,272: Design for a combined baking and serving dish or similar article. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01703).



1936 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1936). Electric appliances. 40 pp. [Showing Art Deco designs.] (Viewed 28 April 2017. A02287-89.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

1936 - patent - sandwich tray and the like

Edward A. Farr, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (7 January 1936; filed 28 August 1935.) Patent no. 2,027,032; serial no. 38,155: Sandwich tray and the like. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA01039.)

1937 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1937). Manning-Bowman electric appliances [Catalogue no. C 737]. 40 pp. (Updated 28 April 2017. A00384.)

c. 1938 - Manning-Bowman in touring MoMA show

Museum of Modern Art, New York. (c. 1938). Two press releases and exhibition checklist for Useful household objects under $5.00 exhibition. 11 venues: 1938- c. 1939. (Viewed 29 September 2016. AAA00243-45.)

> Originating exhibition at Museum of Modern Art, New York (28 September - 28 October 1938). Additional exhibitions "for at least one year", according to press release, at venues in Saratoga Springs, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; State College, PA; Ithaca, NY; Chicago, IL; Frederick, MD; Berea, KY; Des Moines, IA; Los Angeles, CA.


1938 advertisements

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1938 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (17 October 1938). Advertisement: "... A Real Electric Safety Razor..." [with illustration]. LIFE magazine, p. 3. (Viewed 15 October 2017. G01445.)

1938 - advertisement

Abramson’s, Flushing, New York. (7 December 1938). Advertisement: "... Chromium electric percolator... chrome electric waffle iron..." Long Island Star-Journal, p. 3. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02945).



1938 - patent - electric waffle iron

Karl Ratliff, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (10 May 1938; filed 30 April 1937). Patent no. 2,116,688; serial no. 139,931: Electric waffle iron. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA01040.)

1939 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1939). [Complete line of electrical appliances]. Unknown number of pages. (Viewed 28 April 2017.)

  • Offline - Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford.


1939 advertisements

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1939 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (15 May 1939). Advertisement: "’Feast Your Eyes on This, My Love, Waffles 2 at a Time’..." [with product illustration]. LIFE magazine, p. 16. (Viewed 20 October 2017. G01511.)

1939 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (29 May 1939). Advertisement: "Waffles!... As Fast As They Can Eat Them..." [with product illustration]. LIFE magazine, p. 77. (Viewed 20 October 2017. G01514.)



1939 patents

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1939 - patent - waffle iron and temperature control and indicator therefor

Allan M. Young, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (23 May 1939; filed 4 March 1938.) Patent no. 2,159,068; serial no. 193,866: Waffle iron and temperature control and indicator therefor. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA01045.)

1939 - patent - automatic toaster

Allan M. Young, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (24 October 1939; filed 6 January 1938). Patent no. 2,176,940; serial no. 183,659: Automatic toaster. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA01044.)



1930s - design brochure

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1930s). [Appliances] [Product brochure]. Unknown number of pages. (Viewed 28 April 2017.)

  • Offline - Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford.

1930s - design brochure

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1930s). [Automatic toaster] [Product brochure]. Unknown number of pages. (Viewed 28 April 2017.)

  • Offline - Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford.

1930s - advertisements

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1930s). Single-page advertisements for specific products. (Number unspecified.) (Viewed 28 April 2017.)

  • Offline - Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford.

1930s - manuals and booklets

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1930s). Unspecified number of owner’s manuals and instruction booklets. (Viewed 12 October 2017.)

  • Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford.


1940s

1940 advertisements

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1940 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (30 September 1940). Advertisement: "The - Iron - That - Wags - Its - Tail! ..." [with cartoon by Garrett Price]. LIFE magazine, p. 13. (Viewed 12 October 2017. G01398; G01403.)

1940 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (14 October 1940). Advertisement: "... Smokeless Table Broiler..." [with cartoon by Garrett Price]. LIFE magazine, p. 9. (Viewed 12 October 2017. G01397.)

1940 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (4 November 1940). Advertisement: "... Twin-o-matic— The Waffle Baker that has Twins..." [with cartoon by Garrett Price]. LIFE magazine, p. 17. (Viewed 22 October 2017. G01543.)

1940 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (9 December 1940). Advertisement: "... Peacock Plate... Heating Pad... Twin-o-Matic Waffle Baker... Iron... Broiler..." [with cartoon by Garrett Price]. LIFE magazine, p. 92. (Viewed 13 October 2017. G01234-35.)



1940 - patent - automatic electric heating iron

George C. Heinrich, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (2 January 1940; filed 21 October 1937). Patent no. 2,185,197; serial no. 170,236: Automatic electric heating iron. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA01041.)

c. 1940 - design catalogue

Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co., Chicago. (c. 1940). Add modern living to your home with better furniture [mail-order catalogue presumably]. [Includes Manning, Bowman & Co. products with photos: automatic iron (p. 175); toasters, waffle irons, tea urns, percolator (pp. 178-82).] (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02946-50).

1940-50 - waffle iron pamphlets

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1940-50). Waffle iron instruction and recipe pamphlets. (Accession no. 1988.126.3a-d. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-57.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1941 - photos - product installation

(1941). Two photos of Manning, Bowman & Co. product installation (waffle irons) at Marshall Field & Company, Chicago. (Viewed 28 April 2017. A02294-96.)


1941 advertisements

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1941 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (27 January 1941). Advertisement: "The iron that wags its tail..." LIFE magazine, p. 79. (Viewed 13 October 2017. G01404-05.)

1941 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (17 February 1941). Advertisement: "The iron that wags its tail..." LIFE magazine, p. 80. (Viewed 13 October 2017. G01406-07.)

1941 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (17 March 1941). Advertisement: "The iron that wags its tail..." [with illustration of iron; ].LIFE magazine, p. 96. (Viewed 7 November 2017. G01655.)

1941 - advertisement

International Silver Company & Manning, Bowman & Co. (12 May 1941). Advertisement: "... ’The Well-’N-Tree’ Meat Platter... Smokeless Broiler..." LIFE magazine, p. 82. (Viewed 13 October 2017. G01396.)

1941 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. and International Silver Company. (2 June 1941). Advertisement: "Really sensational! ..." [with illustrations of table broiler; and ISC meat platter, a promotion]. LIFE magazine, p. 4. (Viewed 7 November 2017. G01654.)

1941 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (15 September 1941). Advertisement: "The - Toaster - With - The - Tester..." [with cartoon by Helen E. Hokinson; Garrett Price; illustrations of iron, percolator, table broiler, toaster, twin-o-matic waffle maker]. LIFE magazine, p. 12. (Viewed 7 November 2017. G01653.)

1941 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (13 October 1941). Advertisement: "The - Iron - That - Wags - Its - Tail!..." [with cartoon by Helen E. Hokinson; Garrett Price; illustrations of iron, percolator, table broiler, toaster, twin-o-matic waffle maker]. LIFE magazine, p. 19. (Viewed 7 November 2017. G01652.)

1941 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (10 November 1941). Advertisement: "Long-Last... the Percolator of a Lifetime..." [with cartoon by Helen E. Hokinson]. LIFE magazine, p. 9. (Viewed 13 October 2017. G01408-09.)

1941 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (24 November 1941). Advertisement: "Twin-O-Matic— the Waffle Baker that has Twins..." [with cartoon by Helen E. Hokinson]. LIFE magazine, p. 83. (Viewed 13 October 2017. G01410.)

1941 - advertisement

Manning, Bowman & Co. (8 December 1941). Advertisement: "Smokeless Table Broiler..." [with cartoon by Helen E. Hokinson]. LIFE magazine, p. 13. (Viewed 13 October 2017. G01411.)



1941-42 - design catalogue

Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co., Chicago. (1941-42). Better furniture [mail-order catalogue presumably]. [Includes Manning, Bowman & Co. products with photos: heating pads (p. 183); clothes irons (p. 185); buffet service, waffle makers and toasters (pp.191-93); several product types (pp. 196-97).] (Viewed 7 May 2018. AAA02951-56).

1941-42 - Manning-Bowman in MoMA show

Museum of Modern Art, New York. (c. 1941). Press release and master checklist for Useful objects under $10 exhibition (2 December 1941 - 4 January 1942). (Viewed 29 September 2016. AAA00248-49.)


1942 patents

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1942 - patent - combined cooking unit

William C. Rehm, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (13 January 1942; filed 6 December 1939.) Patent no. 2,269,480; serial no. 307,749: Combined cooking unit. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA01043.)

1942 - patent - automatic toaster

Allan M. Young, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (24 February 1942; filed 3 August 1940). Patent no. 2,273,917; serial no. 350,252: Automatic toaster. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA01042.)



1943 patents

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1943 - patent - electric steam iron

Eugene F. Schoell, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (16 November 1943; filed 24 February 1940.) Patent no. 2,334,222; serial no. 320,700: Electric steam iron. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA01046.)

1943 - patent - toaster

Allan M. Young, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (31 August 1943; filed 8 December 1941.) Patent no. 2,328,046; filed 8 December 1941: Toaster. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA01047.)



1944 patents

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1944 - patent - cooking unit

William C. Rehm, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (29 February 1944; filed 9 April 1941). Letters patent no. 2,342,692; serial no. 387,601: Cooking unit. (Viewed 2 April 2018. AAA01713).

1944 - patent - electric flatiron and the like

Charles W. Elsenheimer, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (11 July 1944; filed 6 June 1940). Letters patent no. 2,353,151; serial no. 339,064: Electric flatiron and the like. (Viewed 2 April 2018. AAA01714).

1944 - patent - waffle iron and the like

Allan M. Young and Joy C. Adams, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (25 July 1944; filed 26 December 1940). Letters patent no. 2,354,240; serial no. 371,696: Waffle iron and the like. (Viewed 2 April 2018. AAA01715).

1944 - patent - electroplating apparatus

Charles W. Elsenheimer, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (14 November 1944; filed 25 July 1941). Letters patent no. 2,362,474; serial no. 403,949: Electroplating apparatus. (Viewed 2 April 2018. AAA01716).



1945 - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1945). [Appliance catalogue]. Unknown number of pages. (Viewed 28 April 2017.)

  • Offline - Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford.

1945 - patent - electric heating pad

George C. Heinrich, assignor to Manning, Bowman & Co. (14 August 1945; filed 8 July 1944). Patent no. 2,382,312; serial no. 544,027: Electric heating pad. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA01033.)

1946 - patent - electric cooker

Herman F. Drechsler and Charles W. Eisenheimer, assignors to Manning, Bowman & Co. (2 April 1946; filed 28 May 1941). Patent no. 2,397,478; serial no. 395,508: Electric cooker. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA01032.)

1947? - design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1947?). Manning-Bowman means best: The line that’s always in demand: electric appliances. 27 leaves. (Loose leaves in portfolio accompanied by 2 price lists. (Viewed 16 April 2016. A00379.)

c. 1940s - probable product-oriented cookbook

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1940s). New art of table-broiling. (Viewed 28 April 2017. A02275.)

1940s - advertisements

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1940s). Single-page advertisements for specific products. (Number unspecified.) (Viewed 28 April 2017.)

  • Offline - Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford.

1940s - manuals and booklets

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1940s). Unspecified number of owner’s manuals and instruction booklets. (Viewed 12 October 2017.)

  • Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford.


1950s

1952 - product brochure or instruction manual

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1952). Manning-Bowman Automatic Corn Popper No. 500. (Viewed 28 April 2017. A02274.)

1954 - four product flyers

McGraw Electric Company / Manning, Bowman & Co. (1954). [Four flyers for electric household appliances]. (Viewed 28 April 2017. A02293.)

1956 - historical information

Wendover, Sanford H. (1956). On Manning, Bowman & Company, (p. 182). 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.)

1958-59 - Manning-Bowman in MoMA exhibition

Museum of Modern Art, New York. (c. 1958-59). Press release and master checklist for 20th century design from the museum collection at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (18 December 1958 - 17 February 1959). (Viewed 29 September 2016. AAA00245-46.)

195-? product brochure or instruction manual

Manning, Bowman & Co. (195-?). [Manning Bowman automatic party baker]. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 28 April 2017. A02280.)

1950s - advertisements

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1950s). Single-page advertisements for specific products. (Number unspecified.) (Viewed 28 April 2017.)

  • Offline - Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford.

1950s - manuals and booklets

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1950s). Unspecified number of owner’s manuals and instruction booklets. (Viewed 12 October 2017.)

  • Museum of Connecticut History, Hartford.


1970s

1978 - newspaper article

Donovan, Phyllis. (11 January 1978). Depression glass collector becoming adept at sleuthing. The Morning Record and Journal (Meriden, CT), p. 8. [Article talks about glass-metal design combinations concerning the Fenton Glass Company of West Virginia and Manning-Bowman metal stands.] (Viewed 2 August 2017. AAA00620-21.)

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


1980s

1983-84 - Manning-Bowman in Yale exhibition

Yale University Art Gallery. (c. 1983). Mention of At Home in Manhattan: Modern Decorative Arts, 1925 to the Depression exhibition at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT (10 November 1983 - 5 February 1984). (Updated 2 April 2018. A00141; AAA01717.)

1988 - secondary source

Vumbaco, Brenda J. (1988). On Manning, Bowman & Co. (pp. 37, 56, 65, 67). In Meriden – Connecticut crossroads: An illustrated history. Windsor Publications: Northridge, CA. (Updated 28 April 2017. DM.)


1990s

1992 - secondary source

Kilbride, Richard J. (1992). Designer mention concerning Manning, Bowman & Co., (p. 8). In Art deco chrome book 2; A collectors’ guide: Industrial design in the Chase era. J-D Books: Stamford, CT. (Viewed 18 September 2017. G00462-63.)

"Jay Ackerman. Ackerman, who is best known as the designer of a popular ash tray for Manning Bowman..." (full excerpt from above).


2000s

2003 - secondary source

George, William. (2003). Manning, Bowman & Co. section. In Antique electric waffle irons 1900-1960: A history of the appliance industry in 20th century America, (pp. 99-107). [Includes 21 photos of waffle irons, 2 reprinted advertisements, and 3 patent illustrations]. Trafford Publishing: Victoria, Canada. (Viewed 11 October 2017. G01273-77.)


2010s

c. 2011 - design page in book - shelf clock

Gordon, John Stuart (c. 2011). "Manning-Bowman Company; Shelf clock, model no. K905" (1929-31). In Gordon’s A Modern world: American design from the Yale University Art Gallery 1920-1950, (p. 99). Yale University Art Gallery in association with Yale University Press. (Updated 15 May 2018. AAA01717; AAA03001).

On Shelf clock, model no. K905: "This clock adapts innovative materials and modern style to a traditional luxury object. The 1930 catalogue for the Manning-Bowman Company’s Synchronous Motor Clocks included three strikingly modern designs: model nos. K904, K905, and K906..." (Excerpt from above.)


n. d.

Marks

oldcoffeeroasters.com (undated). [Manning, Bowman & Co. marks over the years]. (Viewed 12 October 2017. G01356.)

19—? design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (19—?). Manning-Bowman quality: In connection with our tested recipes we illustrate an assortment of particularly useful articles of our manufacture, as follows: Alcohol gas stoves and alcohol gas stove chafing dishes [Booklet no. 126]. 32 pp. (Library’s copy lacks cover.) (Viewed 28 April 2017. A00380.)

Undated design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). The chafing dish: Manning-Bowman tested recipes. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 2 May 2017. A02346.)

Undated design catalogue

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Electric appliances by Manning Bowman (catalog no. C736). Meriden, CT. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 11 January 2017. A01474.)

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, box 7 household goods and appliances.

Undated leaflets

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). [Leaflets advertising household appliances (6 items)]. (Viewed 28 April 2017. A02283.)

Archival folder

Manning, Bowman & Company. (undated). Archival folder - various items, unspecified (re: clocks). (Viewed 1 September 2017. G00127.)



DESIGN MERIDEN:
On Manning Bowman - 1: designs in collections, exhibitions, etc. | 2: design catalogues, etc.


This compilation is currently in development. We are compiling scattered resources across North America and beyond with the goal of identifying a complete set. This initiative aims to enable more productive research and facilitate new discoveries. If you know of original documentation not listed below, please contact artdesigncafe.