Meriden Cut Glass Company historical design catalogues, other historical information and key secondary sources (2016)

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| Design Meriden | 15 May 2016 | Updated 22 November 2016


Meriden Cut Glass Company (founded 1895) design catalogues, other historical information and key secondary resources [1]

A. Meriden Cut Glass Company design catalogues

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Meriden Cut Glass Co. (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.") Viewed 15 May 2016. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, call no. TP868 .B85p 1888-1918r. [A00656]

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Meriden Cut Glass Co. (c. 1918.) “Meriden Cut Glass Company. (c. 1918 catalog)”. In c. 2006 Brilliant cut glass catalogs: Pitkin & Brooks 1902-03, Meriden 1918, Quaker City 1910, Higgins & Seiter 1895-96, Fischer 1918. 379 pp. Leanwood, Kansas: V-R Information Systems. ["Additional company information on individual cut glass firms in Meriden follows (p. 266-275)".] Viewed 15 May 2016. [A00657]



B. Meriden Cut Glass Company - other historical information

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(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. [AAA00500-01] For other maps, see the historical Meriden maps online webpage.)

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(Various years). Various advertisements and newspaper articles - search engines. See: Chronicling America at Library of Congress; fultonhistory.com (over 35 million historical newspaper pages from USA and Canada); and Google News. Viewed 16 October 2016.



C. Meriden Cut Glass Company - key secondary sources

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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. Viewed 15 May 2016. [A00657]



Footnote:
[1] 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. See Tobin, Diane. (2012). The Meriden Flint Glass Company: An abundance of glass. (See appendix: Meriden Glass Companies). Charleston, SC: The History Press. (ISBN 978.1.61423.833.1). 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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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.