Manning, Bowman & Co. designs in collections, at auction, and in exhibitions (2016)

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Manning Bowman clock Manning Bowman carafe Manning Bowman kettle
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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)



A. Manning Bowman designs in collections (by year)


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1870s

1875-1900 - porridger

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1875-1900). Porridger. Pewter. (Accession no. 1932.876. Viewed 25 May 2016. A00705.)

c. 1875-1900 - teapot

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1875-1900). Teapot. Pale blue enameled metal, nickel-plated brass and wood. (Accession no. 2001.27.0. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-95.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.


1880s

1885 - coffeepot

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1885). Graniteware coffeepot. (Viewed 28 April 2017. A02282.)


1890s

c. 1899 - cream pitcher

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1899). Cream pitcher. Silver or silver plate. (Cat. no. 2000.7.2116. Viewed 8 July 2018. G02368-69).

1899-1925 - can

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1899-1925). Can. Silver plate. (Cat. no. 2008.109.021ab. Viewed 3 July 2018. G02198-99).


1900s

1900-10 - chafing dish

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1900-10). Chafing dish. Silver-plate, fruitwood. (Accession no. 1969.3645A-E. Viewed 25 May 2016. A00707.)

c. 1901 - chafing dish

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1901). Chafing dish. (Accession no. 1998.44.2. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02126.)

c. 1902 - stein

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1902). Stein. Pewter. (Cat. no. P2012.08. Viewed 28 August 2018. J00190).

c. 1903 - tankard

Manning Bowman & Co. (c. 1903). Tankard, trophy. (Accession no. 1961.794. Viewed 8 April 2017. A02000.)

1904 - trophy

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1904). Trophy. Copper, white metal. (Accession no. 1971.1773. Viewed 25 May 2016. A00706.)

c. 1904 - tea kettle on stand

Manning, Bowman Co. (c. 1904). Tea kettle on stand. Brass, with wooden handle and finial. (Accession no. 1977.146a-d. Viewed 27 March 2017. A01796.)

c. 1904 - "sprit lamp"

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1904). "Sprit lamp". (Cat. no. KM.05550a-c. Viewed 14 July 2018. G02726).

c. 1906 - toaster

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1906). Toaster. (Accession no. H 16353. Viewed 7 September 2017. G00214.)

c. 1906 - toaster

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1906). Toaster. (Cat. no. 2012.3.3. Viewed 14 July 2018. G02705-07).

c. 1906 - coffee percolator

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1906). Coffee percolator. (Cat. no. 87-95-30. Viewed 6 July 2018. G02384).

c. 1906 - toaster

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1906). Toaster. (Cat. no. 81.48.2. Viewed 20 July 2018. C00068).

patented 1906 - toaster

Manning, Bowman & Co. (patented 1906). Toaster. (Object ID no. H.7254.64. Viewed 4 August 2018. H00284).

1906-40 - tray

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1906-40). Tray. Metal. (Accession no. S.1975.75.216. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02729.)

1909-10 - trophy cup

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1909-10). Trophy cup. Metal. (Accession no. H.2006.100.1. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02726.)



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1910s

c. 1910 - toaster

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1910). Toaster. (Accession no. 1987.185.0. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-54.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

c. 1910 - toaster and toast rack

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1910). Toaster and toast rack. Steel, nickel, chrome, wood. (OCLC no. 17376918. Viewed 10 April 2016. A00359.)

1911 - cigarette lighter

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1911). Cigarette lighter. (Accession no. 2001.141.2. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-44.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

c. 1915 - toaster

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1915). Toaster. (Item ID no. 959.119.001. Viewed 10 July 2018. G02454-55).

c. 1915 - tray

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1915). Tray. (Accession no. 1996.95.3. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-78.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.


1920s

c. 1920-50 - ashtray

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1920-50). Ashtray. (Accession no. 2000.52.1a,b. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-91.)

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c. 1925 - trophy / coffee urn

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1925). Trophy / coffee urn, patent no. 1,475,334, etc. (Cat. no. 82.74.8. Viewed 20 July 2018. C00066).

c. 1925 - waffle iron

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1925). Waffle iron. (Object ID no. 87.471.1. Viewed 5 August 2018. H00322).

patented 1926 - tray

Manning, Bowman & Co. (patented 1926). Tray. (Object ID no. PM.80.19.542. Viewed 5 August 2018. H00321).

c. 1928 - cocktail set

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1928). Cocktail set (shaker, tray, six cups). Chrome, catalin (plastic). (Accession no. 2008.276.1-8. Viewed 19 March 2016. A00118.)

c. 1928 - coffee service

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1928). Coffee service (coffee percolator). Chrome, catalin (plastic). (Accession no. 2008.277.2a-c. Viewed 19 March 2016. A00119.)

c. 1928 - coffee service

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1928). Coffee service (creamer, sugar bowl, tray). Chrome, catalin (plastic). (Accession no. 2008.277.1; 3; 4a-b. Viewed 19 March 2016. A00122.)

1928-30 - mantel clock

Edward A. Farr for Manning, Bowman & Co. (1928-30). Mantel clock. Chromium plated metal, orange/brown catalin (plastic). (Accession no. 2008.279. Viewed 19 March 2016. A00121.)

1928-30 - waffle iron

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1928-30). Waffle iron. (Object ID no. H.7490.2. Viewed 4 August 2018. H00285).

c. 1928-31 - shelf clock

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1928-31). Shelf clock. (Record no. a1428845. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02388.)

1928-32 - mantel clock

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1928-32). Mantel clock. Chrome, black catalin (plastic). (Accession no. 2008.278. Viewed 19 March 2016. A00120.)

1929-31 - mantle clock

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1929-31). Mantle clock. (Accession no. 1987.181.0. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-42.)

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1929-1931 - mantle clock

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1929-1931). Shelf clock, model no. K905. Chrome-plated metal, plastic, and glass. (Accession no: 1981.53.12. Viewed 21 March 2016. B00019.)


1930s

c. 1930 - coffee set

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1930). Coffee set [urn-form coffee percolater (colonial revival style), sugar bowl, cream pitcher]. Electroplated silver, glass, aluminum. (Accession no. 2000.26.1.1-3. Viewed 12 November 2016. AAA00426-03.)

c. 1930 - mantle clock

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1930). Cocktail shaker. Chromium-plated brass. (Accession no. 1997.89.0a-c. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-84.)

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c. 1930 - waffle iron

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1930). Waffle iron. (Accession no. 1994.52.0a,b. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-75.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

c. 1930 - coffeepot

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1930). Coffeepot. Chromium-plated brass, wood, glass, aluminum. (Accession no. 1989.108.1a-f. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-61.)

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c. 1930 - tea set

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1930). Teapot, creamer, and lidded sugar bowl. [Accession no. 2000.52.2-4a,b. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-92(-94)]

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c. 1930 - blue enamel coffeepot

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1930). Blue enamel coffeepot. (Cat. no. 2017.050.0010. Viewed 25 August 2018. J00098-99).

1930-39 - percolator

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1930-39). Percolator. Metal, aluminum, Bakelite, glass, rubber. (Accession no. XX1990.1010 a-d. Viewed 24 April 2016. D00051.)

c. 1930-40 - toaster

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1930-40). Toaster. (Accession no. 1989.7.1a,b. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-58.)

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c. 1930-40 - cocktail shaker

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1930-40). Cocktail shaker. (Accession no. 1993.108.2a-c. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-74.)

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c. 1930-45 - bowl

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1930-45). Bowl. Paint; wood; chromium-plated steel. (Accession no. 1999.38.1. Viewed 17 June 2017. AAA00033-87.)

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1931 - waffle iron

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1931). Waffle iron (Art Deco). Chromium-plated metal; wood; electrical cord. (Accession no. 1999.146.0. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-90.)

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1931-40 - thermos cafe set

Benjamin M. Tassie for Manning, Bowman & Co. (1931-40). “Carafon” thermos carafe set. Chrome-plated white metal with brown enamel and glass liner; black opaque glass and colorless glass. (Accession no. 2004.93.1-.3. Viewed 22 March 2016. B00027.)

c. 1933 - coffee set

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1933). Percolator, six coffee cups and saucers (Art Deco style). Cast porcelain with an opaque green glaze, various metals, and chrome. [Accession nos. 1996.102.7.1a-f, 1996.102.7.2a-.7a, 1996.102.7.2b-.7b. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-39(-41).]

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c. 1933 -tankard, trophy

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1933). Tankard, trophy. (Accession no. 1984.151.23. Viewed 8 April 2017. A01999.)

1934 - toaster

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1934). Toaster. Metal. (Cat. no. 2007.5.01. Viewed 19 July 2018. G03000).

1934-37 - three-piece coffee service

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1934-37). Three-piece coffee service: coffee urn, sugar bowl, creamer. (Accession no. H01695W. Viewed 18 August 2018. L00568-05).

  • Offline - Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts), Cologne, Germany.

1934-37 - coffee urn

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1934-37). Coffee urn. (Accession no. H01696W. Viewed 18 August 2018. L00568-06).

  • Offline - Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts), Cologne, Germany.

1934-37 - four-piece coffee service

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1934-37). Four-piece coffee service: coffee urn, sugar bowl, creamer and tray. (Accession no. H01697W. Viewed 18 August 2018. L00568-07).

  • Offline - Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts), Cologne, Germany.

1934-37 - four-piece coffee service

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1934-37). Four-piece coffee service: coffee urn, sugar bowl, creamer and tray. (Accession no. H0 1698W. Viewed 18 August 2018. L00568-08).

  • Offline - Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts), Cologne, Germany.

c. 1935 - party urn (electric percolator)

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1935). Party urn (electric percolator). Chrome-plated copper, Bakelite, glass. (Object no. 2012.224. Viewed 11 October 2017. G01284.)

c. 1935 - electric food warmer

Probably Jay Ackerman for Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1935). Electric food warmer. Chrome-plated steel, Bakelite. (Object no. 1997.191. Viewed 11 October 2017. G01283.)

c. 1935 - chafing dish and tray

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1935). Chafing dish on tray. (Accession no. 1986.196.2a-f. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-47.)

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c. 1935 - crumber

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1935). Crumber. (Accession no. 1986.190.2a,b. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-46.)

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c. 1935 - tea kettle

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1935). Tea kettle on stand. Chromed metal (possibly brass), wood. (Accession No: 82.114a-g. Viewed 19 March 2016. B00014.)

c. 1935 - tea service

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1935). Tea service. Silver, chrome, steel, plastic. (Accession nos. 1999.41.1-4. Viewed 16 April 2016. A00366-69.)

c. 1935 - bowl

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1935). Bowl. (Accession no. 1987.29.3. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-50.)

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1935-37 - pitcher

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1935-37). Pitcher. (Accession no. H01706W. Viewed 18 August 2018. L00568-09).

  • Offline - Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts), Cologne, Germany.

1935-37 - coffee / tea service

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1935-37). Coffee / tea service: percolator, two creamers, sugar bowl. (Accession no. H01712W. Viewed 18 August 2018. L00568-13).

  • Offline - Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts), Cologne, Germany.

1935-38 - waffle iron

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1935-38). Waffle iron. (Object ID no. H.7514.1. Viewed 4 August 2018. H00286).

c. 1936 - cook-all

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1936). Cook-all. (Accession no. 2003.42.0a,b. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-100.)

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1937 - iron

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1937). Automatic iron. Cast and polished metal, molded phenolic plastic. (Accession No. 1993-126-1. Viewed 19 March 2016. A00123.)

1937 - party urn

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1937). Party urn no. 488/20. Chrome, white metal, glass, catalin, electrical cord. (Accession no: 2007.124.1. Viewed 22 March 2016. B00029.)

1937 - waffle iron

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1937). Waffle iron. (Accession no. 1989.110.1a-c. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-62.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

c. 1937 - percolator

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1937). Percolator. (Accession no. 1996.17.2a-f. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-77.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1937 - coffee percolator

Jay Ackerman for Manning, Bowman & Co. (1937). Coffee percolator. (Accession no. H01707W. Viewed 18 August 2018. L00568-10).

  • Offline - Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts), Cologne, Germany.

1937 - pitcher

Jay Ackerman for Manning, Bowman & Co. (1937). Pitcher. (Accession no. H01708W. Viewed 18 August 2018. L00568-11).

  • Offline - Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts), Cologne, Germany.

1937 - four-piece coffee service

Jay Ackerman for Manning, Bowman & Co. (1937). Four-piece coffee service: coffee percolator, sugar bowl, creamer, tray. (Accession no. H01709W. Viewed 18 August 2018. L00568-12).

  • Offline - Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts), Cologne, Germany.

1937-45 - waffle iron

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1937-45). Waffle iron. (Item no. A-179.008. Viewed 1 August 2018. H00152).

1930s - alarm clock

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1930s). Electric alarm clock. (Accession no. 2002.120.3. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-43.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

mid-1930s - pitcher

Manning, Bowman & Co. (mid-1930s). Cylindrical pitcher. Chromed metal, wood. (Accession No. 83.108.18. Viewed 19 March 2016. A00117.)

c. 1930-45 - bowl

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1930-45). Bowl. Paint, wood, chromium-plated steel. (Accession no. 1999.38.1. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-87.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.


1940s

c. 1940 - grill

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1940). Grill. (Accession no. 1987.4.3a-f. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-48.)

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c. 1940 - dishes

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1940). Dishes. (Accession no. 1987.29.2a-h. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-49.)

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c. 1940 - relish tray

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1940). Relish tray. (Accession no. 1989.7.2a-d. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-59.)

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c. 1940 - tray

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1940). Tray. (Accession no. 1989.7.3. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-60.)

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c. 1940 - lidded tray

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1940). Lidded tray. (Accession no. 1990.93.1a,b. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-65.)

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c. 1940 - waffle iron

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1940). Waffle iron (Art Deco). Chromium-plated metal; wood; plastic; electrical cord. (Accession no. 1999.145.0. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-89.)

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c. 1940 - serving bowl

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1940). Lidded serving bowl. Chromium-plated brass; ceramic. (Accession no. 1998.52.1a-c. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-85.)

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c. 1940 - serving bowl

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1940). Lidded serving bowl. Chromium-plated brass; plastic. (Accession no. 1998.52.2a,b. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-86.)

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c. 1940 - cocktail shaker

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1940). Cocktail shaker. (Accession no. 1986.167.3a-c. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-45.)

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c. 1940 - ice bucket

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1940). Ice bucket. (Accession no. 1988.5.0. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-55.)

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c. 1940 - pitcher

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1940). Pitcher. (Accession no. 1990.148.0. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-67.)

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c. 1940 - ashtray

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1940). Ashtray. (Accession no. 1990.115.0. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-66.)

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c. 1940 - tray

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1940). Tray. (Accession no. 1987.29.4. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-51.)

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c. 1940 - ice bucket

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1940). Ice bucket (with flaired sides). Chromium-plated copper, plastic, glass, cork. (Accession no. 1987.133.2a,b. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-53.)

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c. 1940 - percolator

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1940s). Percolator. (Accession no. 1994.65.1a-f. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-76.)

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1940-41 - covered bowl

Edward A. Farr for Manning, Bowman & Co. (1940-41). Covered bowl. (Accession no. H01662W. Viewed 18 August 2018. L00568-03).

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1940-41 - thermos

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1940-41). Thermos. (Accession no. H01746W. Viewed 18 August 2018. L00568-01).

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1940-50 - tray

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1940-50). Tray (with original box). (Accession no. 1988.126.2a-d. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-56.)

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1940-50 - waffle iron

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

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1941 - broiler

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1941). Broiler. Chrome, metal, wood. (Accession no. 1996.46.5. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02681.)

1941 - bread basket

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1941). Bread basket. (Accession no. H01654W. Viewed 18 August 2018. L00568-02).

  • Offline - Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts), Cologne, Germany.

1941 - cocktail shaker

Jay Ackerman for Manning, Bowman & Co. (1941). Cocktail shaker. (Accession no. H01733W. Viewed 18 August 2018. L00568-15).

  • Offline - Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts), Cologne, Germany.

c. 1941 - waffle iron

Karl Ratliff for Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1941, designed 1937). "Twin-O-Matic" waffle iron, model 2060. Chrome-plated steel, Bakelite, electrical components. (Accession no. 2001.84.2a,b. Viewed 11 October 2017. G01282.)

"For excitement and productivity at breakfast, Manning-Bowman introduced a waffle iron in 1937 which could bake two waffles in the space and time of one, all in a streamlined case." (Excerpt from design object page above.)


1950s

c. 1950 - tongs

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1950). Tongs. Chromium-plated steel. (Accession no. 1999.38.2. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-88.)

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c. 1950 - cook-all

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1950). Cook-all. (Accession no. 1996.102.2. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-79.)

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c. 1950 - bowl

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1950). Bowl. (Accession no. 1993.59.2. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-70.)

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c. 1950 - candlesticks

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1950). Candlesticks. (Accession no. 1993.59.3a,b. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-71.)

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c. 1950 - decanter

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1950). Decanter. (Accession no. 1987.51.4a,b. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-52.)

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c. 1950 - coffee urn

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1950). Coffee urn. (Accession no. 1991.29.0a-g. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-68.)

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c. 1951 - coffee set

Manning, Bowman & Co. (c. 1951). Percolator, creamer, lidded sugar bowl, and tray. [Accession nos. 1997.61.0.1-4. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-80(-83).]

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n. d.

n. d. - cocktail shaker

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Cocktail shaker. Silver plate, copper. (Accession no. 54.339.8A-B. (DM questions object dating of "after 1885". Viewed 8 April 2017. A02027.)

n. d. - casserole dish and stand

Corning Glass Works / Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Pyrex covered casserole dish and stand. Colorless glass, metal stand. (Accession no. 2010.4.1001. Viewed 6 April 2016. B00108.)

n. d. - pot

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Pot. Aluminum, wood. (Accession no. H.1999.1.1736. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02724.)

n. d. - thermos pitcher and lid

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Thermos pitcher and lid. (Object ID nos. PM.80.19.458.A(-.B). Viewed 2 August 2018. H00160-61).

n. d. - centerpiece tray

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Centerpiece tray. (Item no. A-190.003. Viewed 5 August 2018. H00323).

n. d. - coffee percolator

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Coffee percolator. (Accession no. 1991-247. Viewed 18 August 2018. L00606-07).

n. d. - casserole dish holder

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Casserole dish holder. (Cat. no. 2009.07.26 . Viewed 25 August 2018. J00094-95).

n. d. - plate

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Plate. Silver or silver plate. (Cat. no. MP.2005.012.108. Viewed 27 August 2018. J00181).

n. d. - dish cover

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Dish cover. (Object ID no. PM.80.19.442. Viewed 5 August 2018. H00320).

n. d. - coffeepot

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Coffeepot. Metal, wood. (Object no. 1996.129.2.A-C. Viewed 9 July 2018. G02427).

n. d. - pitcher

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Pitcher. (Cat. no. 77-111-11. Viewed 8 July 2018. G02385).

n. d. - portable stove

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Portable stove. (Cat. no. 1969:69:12. Viewed 8 July 2018. G02383).

n. d. - cigar lighter

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Cigar lighter. (Cat. no. 1974.18.1311. Viewed 20 July 2018. C00067).

n. d. - match holder

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Match holder (Art Deco style). Chrome steel, cardboard. (Accession no. 2006.44.3507AB. Viewed 10 October 2017. G01241.)

n. d. - pitcher

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Pitcher. Chrome, metal. (Accession no. XX1995.94 a,b. Viewed 24 April 2016. D00052.)

n. d. - metal carrier

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Metal carrier. Metal, wood. (Accession no. 2010.7.83. Viewed 6 April 2016. A00337.)

n. d. - lamp filler

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Lamp filler. (Accession no. 1983.122.42. Viewed 30 April 2016. A00507.)

n. d. - box

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Cardboard box (presumably presentation box). (Accession no. 1978.141.61. Viewed 1 September 2017. A01998.)

n. d. - double-tray

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Double-tray. (Accession no. H01726W. Viewed 18 August 2018. L00568-14).

  • Offline - Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts), Cologne, Germany.

n. d. - household item, perhaps cocktail shaker

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Household item, perhaps cocktail shaker. (Accession no. H01735W. Viewed 18 August 2018. L00568-16).

  • Offline - Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts), Cologne, Germany.

n. d. - waffle iron

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Waffle iron. (Accession no. K01533W. Viewed 18 August 2018. L00568-17).

  • Offline - Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts), Cologne, Germany.

n. d. - tray

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Tray. (Accession no. H01662W. Viewed 18 August 2018. L00568-04).

  • Offline - Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts), Cologne, Germany.

n. d. - cocktail shaker

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Cocktail shaker and stirrer. (Accession no. 1991.110.0a,b. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-69.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

n. d. - cocktail set

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Cocktail set. (Accession no. 2001.91.0a-e. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-99.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

n. d. - cocktail shaker

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Cocktail shaker. (Accession no. 2001.71.3a-c. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-96.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

n. d. - candy dish

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Candy dish. Chrome. (Accession no. 2012.210.1. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-103.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

n. d. - serving bowl and stand

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Serving bowl and stand. (Accession no. 1993.88.2a-c. (Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-72.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

n. d. - toaster

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Toaster. (Accession no. 1993.108.1. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-73.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

n. d. - crumber

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Crumber (and original box). (Accession no. 1989.123.0a-f. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-63.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

n. d. - waffle iron

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Waffle iron. (Accession no. 2003.118.3a,b. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-101.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

n. d. - serving dish

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Heated serving dish. (Accession no. 2006.15.0a,b. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-102.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

n. d. - two trays

Manning, Bowman & Co. (undated). Two trays. [Accession nos. 2001.71.4-5. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-97(-98).]

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.


B. Manning Bowman designs at leading auction houses


1890s

1898-1906 - six-piece tea and coffee service

Manning, Bowman & Co. (1898-1906). Six-piece tea and coffee service: teapot, coffee pot, hot water pot, two-handled covered sugar bowl, cream jug and waste-bowl. Britannia ware, enamelled. (Viewed 15 July 2018. G02777).


1930s

c. 1930s - six coffee pots and a shaker

Manning, Bowman & Co. / Farber Brothers New York. (c. 1930s). Six coffee pots and a shaker. Silver plate, handles of wood, straw and Bakelite. (Viewed 6 April 2016. B00113.)


n. d.

n. d. - cast iron corkee corking machine

Manning Bowman. (undated). Cast iron corkee bar top corking machine. (Viewed 4 April 2016. B00096.)

n. d. - pewter stein

Manning Bowman. (undated). Pewter stein with glass base, model number 244. (Viewed 27 April 2016. A00440.)


C. Manning Bowman designs in exhibitions


1860s

1869 - exhibition

1869 (specific dates unknown). American Institute fair, New York.

> Exhibited unspecified designs by Manning, Bowman & Co.


1870s

10 May - 10 November 1876. Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia.

1 May - 10 November 1878. Paris Universal Exposition, France.


1880s

1 October 1880 - 30 April 1881. Melbourne International Exhibition 1880.

1881 - Meriden Town Hall exhibition

20-23 September 1881. Meriden Town Hall display, Connecticut State Fair, Meriden, CT.

> Exhibited by Manning, Bowman & Co., "decorated pearl, agate and perfection granite iron ware".

1884 - Manning, Bowman & Co. in Meriden Town Hall, CT State Fair

16-19 September 1884. Meriden Town Hall display, Connecticut State Fair, Meriden, CT.

> Exhibited by Manning, Bowman & Co., "porcelain ware and granite iron ware in new styles".

1886 - Manning, Bowman & Co. in West Michigan Fair

21-25 September 1886. West Michigan Fair, Grand Rapids, MI.

> Exhibited by Gunn Hardware Co., Manning, Bowman & Co. wares.

1889 - Meriden opera house exhibition

10 October 1889. Exposition at Delavan Opera House, Meriden, on the occasion of the visit of the International American Congress.

> Exhibited by Manning, Bowman & Co., 125 pieces of granite iron and pearl agate ware, specific designs unspecified.


1930s

11 venues: 1938- c. 1939. Useful household objects under $5.00 exhibition. (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.


1940s

2 December 1941 - 4 January 1942. Useful objects under $10 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. (Viewed 29 September 2016. AAA00248-49.)


1950s

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


1980s

10 November 1983 - 5 February 1984. At Home in Manhattan: Modern Decorative Arts, 1925 to the Depression at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. (Viewed 21 March 2016. A00141.)



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