Meriden Flint Glass Co. design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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A. Meriden Flint Glass Company design catalogues

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Westland Safety Lamp Co. (1881). Distributor brochure featuring products by Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., Meriden Malleable Iron Co., Meriden Flint Glass Co., and E. Miller & Co. (online). Providence, RI, 10 pp. Courtesy Winterthur Museum, Wilmington, Delaware / Supported by Design Meriden. Viewed 20 November 2016. [A00017; A00717]



B. Meriden Flint Glass Company — other historical information

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Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). Biographies of Meriden Flint Glass Co. management: William W. Lyman (President) (pp. 296-98) 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 (online), (Part II). 1248 pp overall. Courtesy Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN Viewed 19 November 2016. [A00791-92]

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(1884). Meriden, Connecticut (online) map, (p. 1 showing Cambridge Street and the Meriden Flint Glass Co.). Sanborn Map & Publishing Co. 14 leaves. Courtesy Yale University. Viewed 21 November 2016. [A01026; AAA00008]. For other maps, see the historical Meriden maps online webpage.)



C. Meriden Flint Glass Company — secondary sources

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Hogan, Edmund P. (1977). On "Meriden Flint Glass Company", (pp. 9; 172-81). An American heritage; a book about the International Silver Company. Taylor Publishing Company: Dallas, TX. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York call no. HD9536.Uf4 I554 1977 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 17 April 2017. [DM]

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Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). On "Joseph Bourne" in relation to the Meriden Flint Glass Company (includes reproduced photo of building, stock certificate, advert, stamp, photos of Bourne’s journal, patent drawing, illustration of H. C. Wilcox (leader in forming Meriden Flint Glass Company), and b/w illustrations of some designs), (pp. 170-85). (Also see p. 47 mention about MFGC as manufacturer of caster bottles and p. 59: "From 1876 to 1885 the Meriden Flint Glass Co. was a supplier for most of the local companies," regarding cracker or biscuit jars.) In The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. ISBN 0-916838-30-7. University of Connecticut Library call no. NK7240.5 .H63 1980 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 17 April 2017. [DM]

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Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). On "W. W. Lyman" (apprentice to Ashbil Griswold, husband of Ashbil Griswold’s adopted daughter; partner of Curtis and Lyman; director of Meriden Britannia; president of Meriden Cutlery Company; president of Meriden Flint Glass Company) (reproduced illustrations of W. W. Lyman and his wife; Meriden Britannia building and "board"; Lyman fruit jars; patent), (pp. 154-59). In The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. ISBN 0-916838-30-7. University of Connecticut Library call no. NK7240.5 .H63 1980 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 17 April 2017. [DM]

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Vumbaco, Brenda J. (1988). Photo of house of William W. Lyman (Meriden Flint Glass Co. President), (p. 53). In Meriden – Connecticut crossroads: An illustrated history. 144 pages. Windsor Publications: Northridge, CA. Yale University Library, call no. F104 M5 V85 1988 (LC)+ Oversize (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 17 April 2017. [A00804] [DM]

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Tobin, Diane. (2012). The Meriden Flint Glass Company: An abundance of glass. Charleston, SC: The History Press. (ISBN 978.1.61423.833.1). Viewed 24 May 2016. [A00696]

"The Meriden Flint Glass Company maintained a showroom at C.F. Monroe’s Art Rooms in Meriden, as well as at 147 Franklin Street, Boston, Massachusetts; 78– 80 Murray Street, New York City; and 46 East Fourteenth Street / 37 Barclay Street, New York City."
— Diane Tobin in Appendix: Dealers section of The Meriden Flint Glass Company: An abundance of glass

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Zatkowski, Katharine. (22 February 2016). The Meriden Flint Glass Company: An abundance of glass book review (online). Design Meriden at artdesigncafe.com, 1(1).



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