Meriden Cut Glass Company design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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The Meriden Cut Glass Company was founded in 1895 as a unit of the Meriden Silver Plate Co., which was later acquired by the International Silver Company and became a company division [in 1898]. [1]


A. Meriden Cut Glass Company (founded 1895) design catalogues and historical information

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1890s

Newspaper articles and adverts

(c. 1895-). Various advertisements and newspaper articles - search engines. (Viewed 16 October 2016.)

Map

(1896). Insurance maps of Meriden, New Haven Co., Connecticut, (p. 7, Map 4, corner of North Colony and Cross; Meriden Cut Glass Company was apparently founded as a unit of Meriden Silver Plate Company in 1895). 32 leaves. Sanborn-Perris Map Co. (22 November 2016. AAA00500-01.)


1910s

Design catalogue reprint

Meriden Cut Glass Co. / (ISC). (c. 1918.) “Meriden Cut Glass Company [c. 1918 catalog]”. 2004 Reprint in Brilliant cut glass catalogs : Pitkin & Brooks, Higgins & Seiter, Burley & Tyrrell, Meriden, Rob Smith (editor). Various pagings. Leawood, KS: V-R Information Systems. ("The Meriden catalog is dated to about 1918. The page prior to the Meriden catalog has an index of Meriden patterns in the catalog; pages after the Meriden catalog are titled ’Meriden catalog fragments, condensed by Paul Miles.’ It is unclear what fragments were indexed.") (Updated 17 April 2017. A00656.)

Design catalogue reprint

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


1970s

Secondary source

Revi, Albert Christian (Ed.). (c. 1974). Spinning wheel’s collectible glass. 158 pp. [See sub-entry: “International Silver Company (Meriden Cut Glass Company; Wilcox Silver Plate Company” listed in survey book context.] Castle Books: Secaucus, NJ. (Viewed 17 April 2017. A02236.)


2000s

Secondary source

Nolan, Mollie C. (c. 2006). "History of the glass cutting industry in Meriden at the turn of the twentieth century", (pp. 247-65). In c. 2006 Brilliant cut glass catalogs: Pitkin & Brooks 1902-03, Meriden 1918, Quaker City 1910, Higgins & Seiter 1895-96, Fischer 1918. 379 pp. Leanwood, Kansas: V-R Information Systems. (Updated 17 April 2017. A00657.)


Footnote:
[1] See Tobin, Diane. (2012). The Meriden Flint Glass Company: An abundance of glass (link to library entry). (See appendix: Meriden Glass Companies). Charleston, SC: The History Press. (ISBN 978.1.61423.833.1). Also see Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver, page 354. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press.] Viewed 24 May 2016. [A00666; A00696]



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