Meriden Malleable Iron Co. design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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Geo. W. Lyon, President; E. I. Merriman, Secretary and Treasurer; C. L. Lyon, Superintendent, Manufacturers of Brass and Iron Kerosene Fixtures, Cabinet Hardware, Brackets and Basin Legs for Plumbers."

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

A. Meriden Malleable Iron Co. design catalogues and historical information

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Newspaper articles and adverts

(c. 1870-). Various advertisements and newspaper articles - search engines. (Viewed 16 October 2016.)

Historical information

Davis, Charles Henry Stanley. (1870). On "Meriden Malleable Iron Co." section, (pp. 490). In History of Wallingford, Conn. From its settlement in 1670 to the present time: Including Meriden, which was one of its parishes until 1806, and Cheshire, which was incorporated in 1780. (Also see "Manufactures section": pp. 472-495.) (Viewed 17 November 2016. A00793-94.)

Design catalogue

Meriden Malleable Iron Company. (1872). The Meriden Malleable Iron Co’s catalogue and price list of builders’ hardware. 79 pp. West Meriden, CT. (Updated 11 April 2017. A00718.)


Design brochure

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. Providence, RI, 10 pp. (Viewed 30 May 2016. A00017; A00717.)

Illustration of building

Porter, Wils (lithographer). (1881). Illustration of Meriden Malleable Iron Co. Works. In Meriden, Conn. 1881 / From Summit Heights [print (lithograph)]. B. S. Farrow (Publisher). (Object no. 1973.0498.004. Viewed 3 June 2017. A02584-85.)

Design catalogue

Meriden Malleable Iron Company. (1882, September). Revised price-list of cabinet hardware, ink stands, etc. 89 pp. (Two cropped illustrations at the top of this web page.) (Viewed 4 June 2016. C00001-57; AAA00020. DM.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. 683.3 M552ma.


(1884). Meriden, Connecticut map, (p. 11 showing North Colony street and the Meriden Malleable Iron Company.) Sanborn Map & Publishing Co. 14 leaves. (Viewed 21 November 2016. A01026; AAA00008.)

Historical information

Beckford, William Hale. (1887). Leading business men of New Haven (county) [“Meriden” and “Leading business men of Meriden”, (pp. 223-47), including description of Meriden Malleable Iron Co.]. Mercantile Pub. Co.: Boston. (Viewed 17 June 2016. A00858-59.)


Historical information

D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). On "Meriden Malleable Iron Co.", (p. 211). In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. Boston, MA. (Viewed 30 May 2016. A00719-20.)

Historical information

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft (compiled by). (1895). On "Meriden Malleable Iron Co." (with illustration), (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.)

Historical information

Davis, William T. (Ed.) (c. 1897). On "Meriden Malleable Iron Co.", (p. 930). In The New England states, their constitutional, judicial, educational, commercial, professional and industrial history, vol. 2. Boston: D. H. Hurd & Co. (Viewed 9 June 2017. A02626; A02633.)


Secondary information

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). "Meriden Malleable Iron Plant" mention, (p. 173, see below). In Century of silver, 1847-1947; Connecticut Yankees and a noble metal. 388 pp. New York: E.M. McBride & Company. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

"In 1923, [the International Silver Company] had purchased the Meriden Malleable Iron Plant, which became the center of the company’s cutlery departments moved there from Factory H."

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