Meriden Silver Plate Co. design catalogues and historical information

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"MERIDEN SILVER PLATE CO., Meriden, Conn.
Organized in 1869, the company was acquired by H. C. Wilcox, President of [Meriden Britannia Co.] in 1870. After International Silver Co. was formed in 1898, the business was moved into the Meriden Britannia Co. plant. Its large glass cutting department was combined with that of the Wilcox Silver Plate Co. and continued producing a fine line of cut glass until 1915, under the name of Meriden Cut Glass Co. During the early 1900’s Meriden Britannia Co. produced an extensive line of medium priced silverplated hollowware under the trademark of the Meriden Silver Plate Co. It continued in active use until 1938."

— Edmund P. Hogan in An American heritage: A book on the International Silver Company (1977), pp. 167.


Meriden Silver Plate Co. (founded 1869) design catalogues and historical information (by year) [1]


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1860s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1869-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 18 October 2017.)


1870s

1871 articles

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1871 - news mention

(6 May 1871). State items [with "New Haven County" section and mention: "The Meriden silver plate company are several months behind their orders and are talking of enlarging their works." (Excerpt in full.)] Hartford Courant, p. 1. (Viewed 20 October 2018. D00400).

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1871 - news mention

(11 October 1871). State correspondence [with "Meriden" section and mention of Meriden Silver Plate Company]. Hartford Courant, p. 1. (Viewed 20 October 2018. D00401).

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"The Meriden Silver Plate company are going to enlarge their works by building on an addition to their factory which will extend out to Colony street, and will double their resources for turning out work." (Relevant excerpt in full from above.)




1871 - four advertisements

E. O. Hall & Son, Honolulu. (October - November 1871). Advertisement: "... A very fine assortment of the celebrated West Meriden Silver Plated ware..." [presumably Meriden Silver Plate Co. or Meriden Britannia Co.; with no relevant illustrations]. The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Viewed 28 September 2018. B00553-57).


1871 patents

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1871 - patent - design for a dessert-set

Charles Casper, assignor to Meriden Silver Plate Company. (31 January 1871). Design no. 4613: Design for a dessert-set. (Viewed 20 April 2018. AAA02428).

1871 - patent - design for a dessert-set

Charles Casper, assignor to Meriden Silver Plate Company. (31 January 1871). Design no. 4614: Design for a dessert-set. (Viewed 20 April 2018. AAA02429).



1872 patents

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1872 - patent - design for a butter-dish

John Hill, assignor to Meriden Silver Plate Company. (7 May 1872). Design no 5839: Design for a butter-dish. (Viewed 20 April 2018. AAA02430).

1872 - patent - improvement in caster-bottles

Charles Casper, assignor to Meriden Silver Plate Company. (11 June 1872). Letters patent no. 127,740: Improvement in caster-bottles. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01205).



1873 - spotlighted classified advertisement

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (6 June 1873). Classified advertisement. Chicago Daily Tribune, presumably p. 1, col. 5. (Viewed 28 September 2018. B00551).

"Special Notice. This is to certify that E. R. Fillold [?] is not our authorized agent, and we will not pay any money which he may obtain from persons, or any bills of his contracting on our account. Meriden Silver Plate Co., West Meriden, Conn."


1875 - advertisement

Navra & Offner’s China Palace, New Orleans. (16 May 1875). Advertisement: "... Depot for Meriden Silver Plated Ware... " [presumably Meriden Silver Plate Co. or Meriden Britannia Co.; no illustrations]. The New Orleans Bulletin, presumably p. 4, col. 3. (Viewed 28 September 2018. B00561).

1876 - Meriden Silver Plate in exhibition

(1877). Souvenir of the Centennial exhibition [1876]: Connecticut’s representation at Philadelphia (exhibition dates: 10 May - 10 November 1876. [Core section: pp 99-111; also see exhibits list: pp. 124-27; Exhibitors including Meriden Silver Plate Company]. Geo. D. Curtis: Hartford, CT. (Viewed 25 June 2016. A00965-75.)

1876 - photograph of design

Centennial Photographic Co. (1876). Meriden Silver Plate Co. design at 1876 Centennial Exhibition. Albumen Prints. (Viewed 29 June 2018. A03010.)

1876 - news mention

(12 February 1876). City personals [with mention of the Meriden Silver Plate Company]. The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer (West Virginia), presumably p. 4, col. 5. (Viewed 28 September 2018. B00565).

"Mr. Chas. Casper, President of the Meriden Silver Plate Company, Meriden, Conn., was in the city yesterday and placed a large order for fine glassware with J. H. Hobbs, Brockunier & Co. The Meriden company are extensive manufacturers of fine silver plated goods which are sold in all parts of the country, from Maine to California." (Full excerpt from above.)


1878 - news mention

Presumably via a wire service. (23 February 1878). Floods [with mention of Meriden Silver Plate Company.] The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer (West Virginia), p. 1, col. 6. (Viewed 3 October 2018. B00706).

1879 - design catalogue

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (1879). Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Superior Electro Silver Plated Ware. 159 pp. (Updated 28 June 2018. AAA00570-081; A02207; AAA03376-17.)

1879 - design catalogue excerpts reprint

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (1879). Reprinted page with 8 spoon holders from catalogue (1879). In Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities, (p. 88). Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. (Updated 20 April 2017. DM.)


1879 articles

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1879 - article

(14 April 1879). Meriden: The Meriden Silver Plate Co. Hartford Courant, p. 4. (Viewed 21 October 2018. D00396).

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"This company was started in 1870 as a joint stock company for the manufacture of silver and electro plated ware... About two hundred persons are employed... are continually adding new designs, new ideas, and elaborate styles... Their goods are sold in all of the markets of the world and their trade is increasing rapidly, especially their foreign trade. Hollow wares of a fine grade are the leading features, although flat ware, such as forks, spoons, ladles, etc., are manufactured... manufacture of cut glass... The company received a diploma and medal at the Centennial exhibition at Philadelphia, and the judges spoke highly of the wares displayed..." (Excerpt from above.)


1879 - promotional news mention

(12 December 1879). A fine display of silverware. The State Rights Democrat (Albany, Oregon), presumably p. 3, col. 2. (Viewed 28 September 2018. B00562).

"Having just received a splendid assortment of silverplated ware, I invite the citizens of Albany and vicinity to call and examine them. The above goods are manufactured by the Meriden Silver Plate Company, and a warranted Quadruple plate. These goods must be sold, so call early and secure a bargain. Respectfully, F. M. French. Opposite Odd Fellows’ Temple." (Full excerpt from above.)




1879 - four advertisements

C. A. B. Halvorson, presumably Butte, Montana. (December 1879). Advertisement: "... Meriden Silver-plated ware [presumably either Meriden Britannia Co. or Meriden Silver Plate Co.] ..." The Weekly Miner (Butte, Montana). (Viewed 10 October 2018. B00881-84).


1880s

1880 advertisements

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1880 - advertisement

H. Z. Rhoads & Bro., Jewelers, presumably Lancaster, PA. (28 June 1880). Advertisement: "Electro Silver Plated Hollow Ware of the... Meriden Silver Plate Company... " [no illustrations]. Lancaster Daily Intelligencer (Pennsylvania), presumably p. 3, cols. 4-5. (Viewed 3 October 2018. B00707).

1880 - advertisement

Bullard & George, presumably Watertown, NY. (4 October 1880). Advertisement: "Solid and silver plate, Meriden Silver Plate [Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), p. 1, col. 7. (Viewed 14 October 2018. B01075).



1880 - patent - ice-pitcher

Henry E. Osborn, assignor to Meriden Silver Plate Company. (25 May 1880; filed 13 March 1880). Letters patent no. 228,106: Ice-pitcher. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01208).

1881 - illustration of building

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


1881 articles

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1881 - news mention

(14 February 1881). Water in floods; a disastrous storm [with mention of Meriden Silver Plate Company]. Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), presumably p. 2, col. 2-3. (Viewed 3 October 2018. B00693-98).

1881 - news mention

(14 February 1881). The floods in Connecticut [with "At Meriden" section and mention of Meriden Silver Plate Co.]. Hartford Courant, p. 4. (Viewed 21 October 2018. D00398).

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1881 advertisements

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1881 - advertisement

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (November 1881). Advertisement: "... open their new Salesroom [To-day] at 30 East 14th St. where will be found new designs of silver-plated ware.. " New York Tribune. (Viewed 28 September 2018. B00563-64).

1881 - six advertisements

I. G. Dillon, presumably Wheeling, WV. (2 May 1881). Advertisement: "Fine silverware! ... Meriden Silver Plate Co. ... " [with no illustrations]. Wheeling Register (West Virginia). (Viewed 11 October 2018. B00931-36).



1882 advertisements

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1882 - two advertisements

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (December 1882). Advertisement: "30 East 14th St., Holiday Gifts ... Meriden Silver Plate Co. ..." [with no illustrations]. The Sun (New York). (Viewed 28 September 2018. B00558-59).

1882 - advertisement

Chas. J. Fishel, presumably Oahu, Hawaii. (27 December 1882). Advertisement: "Silver ! Silver ! Silver ! ... Meriden silver plate ..." [presumably Meriden Silver Plate Co. or Meriden Britannia Co.; with no illustrations]. The Hawaiian Gazette (Oahu, Hawaii), presumably p. 3, col. 6-8. (Viewed 28 September 2018. B00560).



1882 patents

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1882 - patent - pitcher

Louis C. Hiller, assignor to Meriden Silver Plate Company. (14 February 1882; filed 16 January 1882). Letters patent no. 253,703: Pitcher. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01209).

1882 - patent - design for a spoon or fork handle

Louis C. Hiller, assignor to Meriden Silver Plate Company. (8 August 1882; filed 12 July 1882). Design for a spoon or fork handle. (Viewed 20 April 2018. AAA02431).



1883 - design catalogue

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (1883). Illustrated catalogue and price list of staple goods, superior electro-silver plated wares. 84 pp. (Viewed 19 February 2016. A00292-93; AAA00012.)

1883 - news mention

(March 1883). Trade gossip (with mention of Meriden Silver Plate Co.’s new catalogue). The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 63. (Viewed 5 September 2018. F00275.)


1883 advertisements

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1883 - advertisement

Chas. J. Fishel, presumably Honolulu. (14 February 1883). Advertisement: "Silver ! Silver ! Silver ! ... Meriden silver plate... " [presumably Meriden Silver Plate Co. or Meriden Britannia Co.] [with no illustrations]. The Hawaiian Gazette (Honolulu) , presumably p. 5, cols. 3-4. (Viewed 14 October 2018. B00880).

1883 - advertisement

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (15 February 1883). Advertisement: "Meriden Silver Plate Co., Manufacturers of the finest quality of Electro-Plated Ware..." Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, column 7. (Viewed 9 September 2017. G00256).

1883 - two advertisements

Webster Bros. & Co., Brooklyn, NY. (12, 14 November 1883). Advertisement: "... Meriden [Silver] Plate Co. ... " [with no illustrations]. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, NY), p. 1, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 16 October 2018. B01102-03).

1883 - advertisement

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (13 November 1883). Advertisement: "Meriden Silver Plate Co., Manufacturers of the finest quality of Electro-Plated Ware..." Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, column 8. (Viewed 10 September 2017. G00264).



1884 - missing design catalogue

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (1884). [trade catalogue, including designs of 14 pepper boxes]. No copy in a public library is known to exist. (Viewed 23 December 2016.)

1884 - design catalogue excerpt reprint

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (1884). Reprinted illustrations of 14 pepper boxes from catalogue (1884). In Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities, (p. 88). Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. (Updated 20 April 2017. DM.)

1884 - map

(1884). Meriden, Connecticut map, (p. 3 showing North Colony street and "Meriden Silverplate Co."). Sanborn Map & Publishing Co. 14 leaves. Courtesy Yale University. (Viewed 21 November 2016. A01026; AAA00008.)


1885 - advertisements

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1885 - advertisement

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (5 April 1885). Advertisement: "The Meriden Silver Plate Co., 30 East 14th St. ... Public Auction..." [with no illustrations]. The Sun (New York), p. 8, cols. 4-5. (Viewed 28 September 2018. B00552).

1885 - five advertisements

E. v. Seutter, Jackson, Mississippi. (May - July 1885). Advertisement: "... Meriden Silver Plate Co. ... (every visitor will recollect their gorgeous Exhibits at the Great Philadelphia Centennial ) ..." The Clarion (Jackson, Mississippi). (Viewed 22 September 2018. B00364-68).



1886 - news mention

(May 1886). Trade gossip (with mention: "The Meriden Silver Plate Co. will give up their New York store in Fourteenth street early this present month".) The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 133. (Viewed 6 September 2018. C00270.)

1887 - news mention

(25 July 1887). Trouble in Meriden; The sale of an interest in the Meriden Silver Plate Company to a representative of the Meriden Britannia Company [one-paragraph article]. Hartford Courant, p. 6. (Viewed 21 October 2018. D00397)

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1887 - two advertisements

Boston Variety Store, Washington, DC. (19, 21 November 1887). Advertisement: "... Thanksgiving is coming... Meriden Silver Plate Co. ... " [with no illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC). (Viewed 20 October 2018. B01156-58).

1888 - design catalogue

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (1888). Illustrated catalogue and price list of new and staple goods. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 29 July 2018. C00202-07).

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c. 1888 - design catalogue excerpt reprints

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (c. 1888). Reprinted illustrations showing 2-4 "old silver" table lamps page from catalogue. (c. 1888). In Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities, (p. 126). Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. (Updated 20 April 2017. DM.)

1889 - design catalogue

Busiest House in America. (1889). 13th annual illustrated catalogue of the Busiest House in America containing illustrations and prices of a few leading and staple styles of diamonds, watches, jewelry, silverware, clocks, canes, umbrellas, opera glasses, gold spectacles, eye glasses, etc. [pp. 3-93 feature designs by Rogers, Smith & Co; Meriden Britannia; Meriden Silver Plate Co.; and Middletown Plate Co. without specifying which designs are by which of the 4 companies. Catalogue: 482 pp. (Viewed 7 March 2017. A01684; AAA00585.)

1889 - missing booklet accompanying exposition - Meriden Silver Plate Co. at Meriden opera house

(1889). Meriden Journal Souvenir [leather-bound booklet containing a list of the manufactories contributing to the exhibition at the Delavan Opera House, Meriden, 10 October 1889, and other companies in Meriden], 4 pp. (Viewed 13 September 2018. L00763; L00765-68).

"Meriden Silver Plate Co., quadruple plated ware." (Excerpt in full from article above; the company’s designs are reported to be in the exhibition.)


1889 - spotlighted news mention - Meriden Silver Plate Co. in Meriden opera house exhibition

(10 October 1889). Americans in Meriden: Visit of the International American Congress [including section of Meriden Silver Plate Co. exhibited wares]. Meriden Daily Republican, pp. 1-2. (Viewed 9 September 2018. L00751-59).

"Silver plated ware and cut glass work were shown by the Meriden Silver Plate company... Among the articles exhibited were: Lavoratory set, cut glass lamp, bicycle prize cup, new brush set, cigar box, triplicate mirror, candelabras, smoking set, brackets, nut bowls, card receivers, candle sticks, individual sugars and cream[er]s, bon-bon trays, shoe horns and button hooks, salts and case glass champagne tankard, glass flower bowls, cut glass salad dish and tray, castors, syrups and sugar sifters, pitcher set, hand work, solid castor, picture frames, cut glass water pitcher, after dinner coffee set, tilting pitcher, shaving brush and cup and some other articles. The refined taste shown in the arrangement of this display received the highest commendation. It was true art, every thing being in correct form, even to the table cloths which were tri-colored plush, the effect of which was beautiful." (Excerpt from above.)



1889 - other articles

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- news mention

(June 1889). Chicago briefs (with mention about Meriden [Silver] Plate Co. possible new location on Wabash avenue]. The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 33. (Viewed 15 September 2018. L00797).

1889 - news mention - in Meriden opera house exposition

(10 October 1889). Our guests: Honored visitors here to-day [including section describing exhibited Meriden Silver Plate Co. wares]. Meriden Daily Journal, p. 1. (Viewed 15 September 2018. L00769-83).

"... the Meriden Silver Plate shop had one of the prettiest and most artistically arranged exhibits in the theatre. It was made up of lamps, cake baskets, brush sets and a fine array of cut glass. One of the most beautiful things in the whole display was a cut glass lamp, with shade and globe of the same material... Beautiful natural flowers in cut glass vases added much to the beauty of this table." (Full excerpt from above.)


1889 - news mention, in Meriden opera house exhibition

(11 October 1889). Compliments for Meriden: What outsiders say about her enterprise [excerpts from Hartford Courant, New Haven Register, New York Herald, and New York Tribune, with no specific mention of Meriden Silver Plate Co.]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1. (Viewed 9 September 2018. L00747-50).

1889 - news mention - Meriden opera house exhibition

(11 October 1889). The show photographed: Fine pictures of the Opera House exhibit made. ["The best of them will be forwarded to Frank Leslie’s paper— what the state and New York press has to say about Meriden", with excerpts from Hartford Courant, Hartford Times, New Haven Register, New York Herald, New York Tribune, Waterbury Republican, with no specific mention of Meriden Silver Plate Co.]. Meriden Daily Journal, p. 1. (Viewed 14 September 2018. L00785-89).

1889 - news mention, in Meriden opera house exhibition

(November 1889). Trade gossip (including paragraph about exposition at the Delavan Opera House, Meriden, including mention of Meriden Silver Plate Co., and attendance by the American International Congress). The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 113. (Viewed 9 September 2018. L00760-61.)



1889 - advertisement

Horne & Ward, 41 Fifth Ave., persumably Pittsburgh. (21 December 1889). Advertisement: "The Christmas rush is on in full force... Meriden [Britannia Co. or Meriden Silver Plate Co.]... " Pittsburg Dispatch (Pennsylvania), p. 5, col. 5. (Viewed 1 October 2018. B00625).

1800s - design catalogue

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (1800s). [trade catalogue]. West Meriden, CT. (Updated 20 April 2017. A01434.)


1890s

1890 - advertisement

Dickinson’s, St. Paul, MN. (15 December 1890). Advertisement: "... Meriden Silver Plate Company... " [with no illustrations]. St. Paul Daily Globe (St. Paul, MN), p. 2, col. 7-8. (Viewed 14 October 2018. B01072).

1890 - patent - combined back fastener and support for mirror or picture frames

Louis C. Hiller, assignor to Meriden Silver Plate Company. (14 January 1890; filed 15 May 1889). Letters patent no. 419,605; serial no. 310,856: Combined back fastener and support for mirror or picture frames. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01210).

1891 - historical information

(1891). On the "Meriden Silver Plate Company", (p. 157). In Connecticut of to-day: Its chief business centres. Acme Publishing and Engraving: New York. (Viewed 3 March 2017. A01543; A01549-50.)

"The salesrooms in New York are at No. 30 East Fourteenth Street and in Chicago at Nos. 133 and 135 Wabash Avenue." (excerpt from above)


1891 - advertisement

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (2 January 1891). Advertisement: "Meriden Silver Plate Co., Manufacturers of Finest Qualities of Electro Plate..." Meriden Daily Republican, p. 4, column 1. (Viewed 9 September 2017. G00221).


1892 magazine articles

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April 1892 - news mention

(20 April 1892). Connecticut (mentions of Meriden Britannia Co., Wilcox Silver Plate Co., Meriden Silver Plate Co., and Manning, Bowman & Co.) The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 22. (Viewed 28 August 2018. H00352-53.)

"A meeting of the britannia buffers employed by [these companies] was held in Meriden Wednesday night, and an organization that will comprise beside the above workmen, the britannia buffers in Hartford, Wallingford and Southington, formed." (Excerpt from above.)


May 1892 - news mention

(4 May 1892). News brief: Mention of Meriden Silver Plate Co. The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 21. (Viewed 27 September 2017. G00491.)

"The Meriden Silver Plate Co. intend to build a 10 x 14 feet tower at the southeast corner of their main brick factory. It will stand where the Cross St. entrance to the factory is now located, and will be of brick, five stories high, with blue stone trimmings. It will be higher than the main building and will have a hip slated roof, surmounted by an ornamental finical form of a ventilator." (Full excerpt from above)


June 1892 - news mention

(8 June 1892). Connecticut (mention of Meriden Silver Plate Co. "five cases glassware from Riechenberg, Germany".) The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 21. (Viewed 29 August 2018. B00237.)



1892 patents

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1892 - patent - design for a metal border

Louis C. Hiller, assignor to Meriden Silver Plate Company. (5 July 1892; filed 31 May 1892). Design no. 21,697; serial no. 435,082: Design for a metal border. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01207).

1892 - patent - design for a metal border

Louis C. Hiller, assignor to Meriden Silver Plate Company. (5 July 1892; filed 31 May 1892). Design no. 21,698; serial no. 435,083: Design for a metal border. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01206).



1893 - historical information

D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). "Meriden Silver Plate Co.", (page 211). In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. Boston, MA; 223 pp. (Viewed 1 May 2016. A00514-15.)

"MERIDEN SILVER PLATE CO. (THE): President, George R. Curtis; Secretary and Treasurer, R. H. Curtis; Superintendent, W. R. Mackay. Manufacturers of the Finest Quality Quadruple Plated Ware. Salesrooms, 30 East 14th St., near Union Sq., New York, 133 Wabash Ave., Chicago, Ill." (See excerpt above.)


1893 - patent - design for a metal border

Louis C. Hiller, assignor to Meriden Silver Plate Company. (23 May 1893; filed 15 April 1893). Design no. 22,460, serial no. 470,541: Design for a metal border. (Viewed 16 March 2018. AAA01204).

1895 - historical information

Hall, Henry. (1895). “Horace C. Wilcox” (1824-90), director, Meriden Silver Plate Co., (pp. 872-3). In America’s successful men of affairs. An encyclopedia of contemporaneous biography (vol II). The New York Tribune; 1074 pp. (Viewed 19 April 2016. A00396-97.)

1895 - news mention

(12 August 1895). Meriden’s factories [including mention of Meriden Silver Plate Co. as the 15th largest factory in Meriden]. The Daily Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 3, col. 1. (Viewed 27 September 2018. B00517-18).

1895 - advertisement

Meriden Silver Plate Co. (1 March 1895). Advertisement: "Meriden Silver Plate Co., Manufacturers of Finest Qualities of Electro Plate". Meriden Daily Republican, p. 2, column 1. (Viewed 11 September 2017. G00234).

c. 1897 - historical information

Davis, William T. (Ed.) (c. 1897). On "Meriden Silver Plate Co.", (p. 932). 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; A02635.)



Meriden Silver Plate Co. became part of the International Silver Company in 1898. After this date, it is assumed that any design patents utilized by the Meriden Silver Plate Co. division or brand were assigned to the International Silver Company. (See the ISC historical documentation page).



1899 magazine articles

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1899 - news mention

(1 November 1899). Connecticut [news briefs]. Jeweler’s Circular and Horological Review, p. 43. (Viewed 7 May 2018. AAA02967-68).

After Jan 1, the Barbour Silver Co., Hartford, who are absorbed in the International Silver Co., will occupy the old Meriden Silver Plate Co. factory, Meriden. The Barbour Silver Co. have been employing from 200 to 300 persons. (Full excerpt from above.)


1899 - news mention

(22 November 1899). Connecticut [news briefs, mentions International Silver Co., Barbour Silver Co., and Meriden Silver Plate Co.]. Jeweler’s Circular and Horological Review, p. 47. (Viewed 7 May 2018. AAA02967; AAA02070).

1899 - news mention

(29 November 1899). The removal of Barbour Silver Co. to Meriden [mentions International Silver Co., Barbour Silver Co., and Meriden Silver Plate Co.]. Jeweler’s Circular and Horological Review, p. 17. (Viewed 7 May 2018. AAA02967; AAA02071).

1899 - news mention

(6 December 1899). Connecticut [news briefs, mentions International Silver Co., Barbour Silver Co., and Meriden Silver Plate Co.]. Jeweler’s Circular and Horological Review, p. 43. (Viewed 7 May 2018. AAA02967; AAA02072).

1899 - article

(25 December 1899). Going to Meriden [one-paragraph article with mention of Barbour Silver Company and Meriden Silver Plate Company (/International Silver Co.)]. Hartford Courant, p. 9. (Viewed 19 October 2018. D00318).

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"The plant of the Barbour Silver Company... is being transferred from [Hartford] to Meriden. It will occupy the building on Cross street, formerly used by the cut glass department of the old Meriden Silver Plate Company... " (Excerpt from above.)




1900s

c. 1900s - two binders

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / presumably International Silver Company. (c. 1900s). ["Binder post catalog 1 and 2"] (contents unknown). [Viewed 29 July 2018. C00202-08(-09)].

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.

1900 - news mention

(5 February 1900). [No article heading; listing the Meriden Silver Plate Co. as "Factory F" of the International Silver Company]. The Daily Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 1, col. 7. (Viewed 28 September 2018. B00566-67).


1900 magazine articles

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1900 - news mention

(3 January 1900). Connecticut [news briefs, mentions International Silver Co., Barbour Silver Co., and Meriden Silver Plate Co.]. Jeweler’s Circular and Horological Review, p. 33. (Viewed 7 May 2018. AAA02967; AAA02073).

1900 - news mention

(17 January 1900). Connecticut [news briefs, mentions Barbour Silver Co. and Meriden Silver Plate Co., which refers to the International Silver Co.]. Jeweler’s Circular and Horological Review, p. 27. (Viewed 7 May 2018. AAA02967; AAA02075).



1902 - advertisement

International Silver Company. (6 March 1902). Advertisement: "International Silver Co., Silversmiths, Successor to Barbour Silver Co.; Meriden Britannia Co.; Meriden Silver Plate Co.; Wilcox Silver Plate Co.; Meriden Cut Glass Co., and others..." Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 3, column 6. (Viewed 9 September 2017. G00238).


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1903 - two advertisements

International Silver Company. (January-February 1903). Advertisements: "Makers of Wares of Sterling and Silver Plate... [Factories:] The Barbour Silver Co., The Holmes & Edwards Silver Co., Meriden Britannia Co., The Meriden Silver Plate Co., Rogers & Brother, Wilcox Silver Plate Co., The Meriden Cut Glass Co., The Derby Silver Co., Manhattan Silver Plate Co., The Forbes Silver Co., The Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., The Rogers & Hamilton Co.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., The Watrous Mfg. Co." House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01135; G01151.)

1903 - four advertisements

International Silver Company. (March-June 1903). Advertisements: "... Makers of Wares in Sterling and Silver Plate... [Factories:] The Barbour Silver Co., The Holmes & Edwards Silver Co., Meriden Britannia Co., The Meriden Silver Plate Co., Rogers & Brother, Wilcox Silver Plate Co., The Meriden Cut Glass Co., The Derby Silver Co., The Forbes Silver Co., The Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., The Rogers & Hamilton Co.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., The Watrous Mfg. Co., Middletown Plate Co. ..." House Furnishing Review. (Viewed 7 October 2017. G01154; G01159; .)



1904 - advertisement

Macy’s, New York. (6 April 1904). Advertisement: "... Meriden Silver Plate Co. [/ International Silver Co.] ... " The Sun (New York), p. 12, middle column. (Viewed 2 October 2018. B00659).


1905 advertisements

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1905 - advertisement

International Silver Company. (4 October 1905). Advertisement: "Rich American cut glass..." [including listing of Meriden Silver Plate Co.; with illustration of product design]. The Jewelers’ Circular — Weekly, p. 27. (Viewed 2 September 2018. H00386.)

1905 - advertisement

International Silver Company. (25 October 1905). Advertisement [including listing of Meriden Silver Plate Co.; with product illustration]. The Jewelers’ Circular — Weekly, p. 33. (Viewed 2 September 2018. H00399).

1905 - advertisement

International Silver Company. (1 November 1905). Advertisement: "Rich American cut glass..." [including listing of Meriden Silver Plate Co.; with product illustration]. The Jewelers’ Circular — Weekly, p. 31. (Viewed 2 September 2018. D00253).

1905 - advertisement

International Silver Company. (8 November 1905). Advertisement: "... Many new and seasonable goods..." [includes listing of Meriden Silver Plate Co.; no illustration]. The Jewelers’ Circular — Weekly, p. 37. (Viewed 2 September 2018. D00257).



c. 1905 - design catalogue

Eureka Silver Company (division of Meriden Silver Plate Co.) / (ISC). (c. 1905). [catalogue] Number of pages unknown. (Updated 29 July 2018. A01473; C00208-03.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.

1906 - historical information

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). "Meriden Silver Plate Co." sub-section (p. 47). 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, (Part III). 1248 pp overall. (Viewed 19 November 2016. A00791-92.)

1906 - historical information

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). Biographies of Meriden Silver Plate management: George Redfield Curtis (President) (pp. 305-08 including portrait); Isaac Chauncey Lewis (director) (pp. 354-58 including portrait); Horace C. Wilcox (director) (pp. 530-32 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, (Part II). 1248 pp overall. (Viewed 19 November 2016. A00791-92.)

1906 - advertisement

International Silver Company. (14 June 1906). Advertisement: "... Makers of Wares in Sterling Silver, Gold and Silver Plate and Rich Cut Glass, Salesrooms[:] Meriden, New York, Chicago, San Francisco... Meriden Silver Plate Co." [with no illustrations]. Meriden Morning Record, p. 7, col. 1. (Viewed 23 October 2018. B01192).

1907 - advertisement

Breuner’s, presumably Sacramento, CA. (29 April 1907). Advertisement: "Acceptable Gifts for Wedding or Anniversary... We have just received a special lot of beautiful silver-plated ware from the Meriden Silver Plate Co. [/ International Silver Co.] — world-famous for their originality of designs... " [with graphical illustration]. Sacramento Union, p. 4, cols. 4-6. (Viewed 10 October 2018. B00926).

c. 1907 - promotional booklet

Hill, Janet McKenzie (c. 1907). Cooking and serving en casserole and things we relish [book no. 76]. Meriden, CT: The Meriden Silver Plate Co / ISC.; 38 pp. (Updated 20 April 2017. A02240.)

1909 - advertisement

International Silver Company. (1 September 1909). Advertisement: "Sterling Silver, Silver Plate and Cut Glass... Factories: The Barbour Silver Co., The Holmes & Edwards Silver Co., Meriden Britannia Co., The Meriden Cut Glass Co., 1847 Rogers Bros., Rogers & Brother; Rogers, Smith & Co.; Wilcox Silver Plate Co., The Derby Silver Co., The Meriden Silver Plate Co., The Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., The Rogers & Hamilton Co.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., The Watrous Mfg. Co." The Jewelers’ Circular, p. 31. (Viewed 19 September 2017. G00475.)



Click the following link to see the parallel webpage - Meriden Silver Plate Co. in collections, at auction, and in exhibitions.



1910s

c. 1910 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (c. 1910). International Silver Co., Factory E, makers of silver plated holloware: catalogue no. 28 . Meriden, CT: International Silver Company, 168 pp. (Pp. 109-167 consist of items from the Forbes Silver Plate Co. [sic]) (General note: "Meriden Silver Plate Co.") (Updated 15 April 2017. A00257.)

  • Offline - The Strong - National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY, call no. TS735.I5785 I5785 1910.

1910 - promotional booklet

Hill, Janet McKenzie. (1910). Cooking and serving en casserole and things we relish [book no. 95]. 48 pp. Meriden, CT: The Meriden Silver Plate Co / ISC. (Viewed 22 April 2017. AAA00593.)

1917 - historical information

(1917). Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography, vol. 3. [On George H. Wilcox, president of International Silver Company, and Horace C. Wilcox (partner, Meriden Britannia; director: Manning, Bowman & Co.; Meriden Silver Plate Co.; Rogers Brothers (Waterbury); R. Wallace & Sons (Wallingford); William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (Hartford), (pp. 70-3).] The American Historical Society, Inc.: Boston, New York, Chicago. (Viewed 28 November 2016. AAA00525; AAA00540-41.)


1920s

1926 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1926). International Silverplate Hollowware - Factory E [catalogue no. 32; includes Meriden Silver Plate, Nickel Silver and Meriden Britannia]. 176 pp.; 8-page price list. (Viewed 18 February 2017. AAA00570-056.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

c. 1928 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1928 or 1929). Silver plated hollowware / International Silver Co., Factory E (catalog no. 34). Meriden, CT: International Silver Co., 187 pp. [Includes ISC (stamped Meriden Silver Plate Co.), pp. 6-126, with Ile of France Modernist line; ISC (stamped Meriden Britannia), pp. 127-49; and ISC (stamped Forbes Silver Plate Co.), (pp. 151-187). (Updated 20 April 2017. A00257; AAA00164-165; A01209. DM.)

1928 or 1929 - design catalogue supplement

International Silver Company. [1928 (or 1929)]. Silver-plated hollowware, supplement to catalogue no. 34 (Including at least one Meriden Silver Plate Co. design.) (Viewed 13 May 2018. AAA03001; AAA03006).


1930s

1931 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1931). International silverplate hollowware [catalogue no. 37 of Meriden Silverplate Co.; includes Modernist Vogue and Ile de France lines; pp. 93-5 Meriden Britannia flasks]. Meriden, CT: International Silver Co, Factory E; 96 pp. (Updated 20 April 2017. A00295; AAA00348. DM.)


1940s

1947 - secondary source

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). "Meriden Silver [Plating] Co." mentions, (pp. 112, 173). 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.)



Click the following link to see designs and documentation for other historical silver companies from the Meriden area, and those that were connected to the International Silver Company; go to the historical Meriden design overview page and scroll down to section B: "ISC, predecessors & divisions" and C: "Other featured companies".



1950s

1958 - advertisement

First National Stores, presumably Hartford, CT. (11 February 1958). Advertisement: "...New! Exclusive! Sea Wings Pattern... Meriden Silver Plate Company Division of The International Silver Company... " [with illustrations]. Hartford Courant, p. 17. (Viewed 21 October 2018. D00399).

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1960s

1963 - secondary source

Callahan Nolan, Mollie. (15 August 1963). Skilled workmen from many lands made Meriden center of glass cutting industry at turn of century. The Morning Record, (p. 12 & 23). [Mentions J. D. Bergen Co.; Meriden Cut Glass Co. / Meriden Silver Plate Co.; Meriden Flint Glass Co.; C. F. Monroe; J. J. Niland Co.; Silver City Cut Glass Co.] (Viewed 2 August 2017. AAA00614. DM.)

  • Offline - Meriden Public Library, "Meriden - Industries - Glass" file.
  • Offline - Meriden Public Library, Meriden newspapers on microfiche.

1967 - secondary source

Callahan Nolan, Mollie. (October 1967). Early glass craftsmen in Meriden. Unpublished document: summaries of company activities including "Meriden Silver Plate Company". 4 pp. (Viewed 10 August 2017. AAA00632.)

  • Offline - Meriden Public Library, "Meriden - Industries - Glass" file.

1967 - magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (November 1967). The card receiver in Victorian silverplate. Spinning Wheel, pp. 12-13. (Viewed 10 November 2017. AAA00697.)

Illustrations:
> Derby Silver Co.: card receiver (1883)
> Hartford Silver Plate Co.: card receiver (1856-62);
> Meriden Britannia Co.: two card receivers (1873, 1882); eight illustrations of card receivers from 1882 catalogue;
> Meriden Silver Plate Co.: card receiver (c. 1885);
> Rogers, Smith & Co.: card receiver (1856-62);
> Also, Middletown Plate Co.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; Wilcox Silver Plate Co.; and Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. are mentioned.

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
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1969 - magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (September 1969). Victorian silverplate oil lamps. Spinning Wheel, pp. 10-12. (Viewed 11 November 2017. AAA00697.)

Illustrations:
> Six lamps by Meriden Britannia Co. (1882, 1886), plus 10 illustrations of lamps from their c. 1855 catalogue;
> Three lamps by Meriden Silver Plate Co. ( c. 1888, c. 1896);
> One lamp by Rogers, Smith & Co. (1882);
> Three lamps by Wilcox Silver Plate Co., two with Rochester burners (by Edward Miller & Co.) (1886);
> Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. (lamp maker and burner supplier) also mentioned.

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
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1970s

1971 - magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (January-February 1971). The old-fashioned dinner caster. Spinning Wheel, pp. 20-22. (Viewed 9 November 2017. AAA00696.)

Illustrations:
> Meriden Britannia Co.: 3 illustrations of casters in 1855 catalogue; revolving caster (1860); 23 illustrations of dinner castle bottles, 6 dinner casters, and 6 dinner caster bell from 1886 catalogue; also toy caster (1885) and caster (1855-67);
> Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co.: 4 illustrations of dinner casters in 1860 Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co. catalogue;
> Wilcox Silver Plate Co.: caster (1871).
> Also Bergen & Niland; Meriden Flint Glass Company; Meriden Silver Plate Co.; Rogers, Smith & Co.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. are mentioned.

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
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"By 1893, the demand [for dinner casters] started to wane... They went out of style entirely in the early 1900s." (Excerpt from article above.)


1971 - magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (September 1971). Collectible silverplated jewel caskets of long ago. Spinning Wheel, pp. 10-11. (Viewed 11 November 2017. AAA00697.)

Illustrations:
> Derby Silver Co. / Victor Silver Co.: three jewel caskets, one in Art Nouveau style (1883, c. 1896, c. early 1900s);
> Meriden Britannia Co: three jewel caskets (1873-77, 1879, c. 1879);
> Meriden Silver Plate Co.: jewel casket (c. 1880);
> Middletown Plate Co.: jewel casket (c. 1874);
> Wilcox Silver Plate Co.: three jewel caskets (1884, 1896, c. 1896);
> Also, Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. is mentioned.

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
  • See worldcat.org for other locations.

1972 - magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (June 1972). Hand chasing and other ornamentation on silverware. Spinning Wheel, pp. 10-12. (Viewed 11 November 2017. AAA00697.)

Illustrations:
> Meriden Britannia Co.: coffee pot (1861), teapot (1867), ice pitcher (1868);
> Meriden Silver Plate Co.: tea set (c. 1896);
> Rogers, Smith & Co.: teapot (1887);
> Wilcox Silver Plate Co.: mustache cup and saucer (1895).

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
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1974 magazine articles

See the list

1974 - magazine article

Hogan, E. P. (June 1974). Spittoons or cuspidors. Spinning Wheel, p. 46. [Reprinted illustrations of spittoons by Meriden Britannia (1855); additionally short mention: Other makers, such as Meriden Silver Plate Co., E. G. Webster & Bro. ... also made them— even as late as 1886."] It is possible that this article is more than one page.] (9 November 2017. AAA00695.)

  • Offline, "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
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1974 - magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (November 1974). Victorian silverplated celery stands. Spinning Wheel. [Illustrations show 9 celery stands by Meriden Britannia Company (from 1886 catalogue); undated Meriden Silver Plate Co. relish dish in the shape of a shoe; and 5 celery stands by Rogers, Smith & Co. (1867); one-page article but page number unclear]. (Viewed 9 November 2017. AAA00696.)

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
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1977 - secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1977). "Meriden Silver Plate Co." mentions, [pp. 43, 56, 70, 157, 167 (see excerpt above)]. In An American heritage: A book on the International Silver Company. Taylor Publishing Company: Dallas, TX. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

1978 - magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (April 1978). 19th century call bells in silverplate. Spinning Wheel, pp. 16-17+. (Viewed 11 November 2017. AAA00698.)

Illustrations:
> Meriden Britannia Co.: 8 call bells from 1861 catalogue; 3 figural call bells from their 1878 catalogue; 18 call bells from their 1886 catalogue;
> Also, Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company; Derby Silver Company; Meriden Bronze Company; Meriden Silver Plate Co.; Middletown Plate Co.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; Wilcox Silver Plate Co.

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
  • See worldcat.org for other locations.

1979 - magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (March 1979). Silverplated toilet ware of long ago. [Includes reprinted illustrations: two design set illustrations by American Silverplate Co. (c. 1915; c. 1920); two by Derby Silver Company (c. 1904; c. 1920); Forbes Silver Co. (1914); Meriden Britannia Company (c. 1900); Meriden Silver Plate Co. / Eureka Silver Co. (c. 1920); Victor Silver Co. (n. d.)]. Spinning Wheel, pp. 32-33. (9 November 2017. AAA00695.)

  • Offline, "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
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1980s

1980 - secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). "Meriden Silver Plate Co." mentions. In The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.) [2]

MSPC content
> p. 14 [photo of hand-engraved tea set, (c. 1896)];
> p. 23 (call bells);
> p. 27 (napkin rings);
> p. 39 (16 pitchers, 8 Tilters, large ice water urn);
> p. 48 (dinner casters);
> p. 74 [photo of spoon holder, (c. 1886)];
> p. 81 (spitoons / cuspidors);
> p. 84 (sardine box);
> p. 108 [photo of card receiver, (1884)];
> p. 111 [photo of card receiver, (c. 1885)];
> p. 117 [photo of jewelry casket, (c. 1880)];
> p. 120 [photo of bride’s basket, (before 1879)];
> pp. 122-23 [oil lamps, including a design, (c. 1896)];
> p. 132 [illustration of Art Nouveau lavatory set, (undated)];
> p. 134 [photo of toilet stand with ring drawer, (1879)];
> p. 142 (toiletware - hand mirrors, etc.; illustration of Eureka Silver Co. design);
> pp. 173, 182.


1990s

1992 - magazine article

Cramer, Diana. (May /June 1992). [Meriden Silver Plate Company - butter dish & epergne]. Silver Magazine. (Viewed 7 September 2017. G00203.)

1996 - Dallas Museum of Art exhibition

31 March - 14 July 1996. Hot cars, high fashion, cool stuff: Designs of the 20th century at Dallas Museum of Art. (Viewed 2 August 2018. AAA03380-82.)

> Exhibited Meriden Silver Plate Co. / ISC. (c. 1910). Pair of candlesticks.


2000s

2004 - secondary source

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "Meriden Silver Plate Co.", (p. 158-59). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 15 August 2017. A02933a,b.)

2005 - Meriden Silver Plate Co. in Newark Museum exhibition

Newark Museum, New Jersey. (undated). Webpage for Meriden Silver Plate Co.’s late 19th c. jewelry box, accession no. 73.427. Mention of design exhibited in Alice Ballantine’s Victorian Wedding exhibition at Newark Museum, Newark, NJ (3 March - 1 October 2005). (Updated 10 November 2018. AAA00426.)

2005-07 - Meriden Silver Plate Co. in exhibition

Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver. [Includes Meriden Silver Company designs.] 392 pp. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press. (Book accompanied exhibition at 5 American venues.) (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

> Exhibition venues: Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; Dallas Museum of Art; The Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, FL; The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN.


2010s

c. 2011 - design page in book - cocktail shaker

Gordon, John Stuart (c. 2011). "Meriden Silver Plate Company / International Silver Company; Cocktail shaker", (1928). In Gordon’s A Modern world: American design from the Yale University Art Gallery 1920-1950, (p. 161). Yale University Art Gallery in association with Yale University Press. (Viewed 15 May 2018. AAA03001; AAA03006).

2012 - mention in presented paper

Murphy, James. (2012). Shaken not stirred— the evolution of the cocktail shaker [with mention of Meriden Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Co., p. 9]. Presented paper at the First Dublin Gastronomy Symposium, (June 5-6). (Viewed 16 October 2018. C00301).

2012, 2014 - Meriden Silver Plate in exhibition

(2011). Stories in sterling: Four centuries of silver in New York exhibition catalogue. [Venues: New York Historical Society, New York (4 May - 23 September 2012); Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL (28 January - 20 April 2014)]. 352 pp. (Updated 13 July 2017. A02202-04; A02768]

2016-17 - Meriden Silver Plate Co. in exhibition

Green, Nancy and Reed, Christopher (Eds.) JapanAmerica: Points of contact, 1876-1970 (exhibition catalogue). [Exhibitions at Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (27 August - 18 December 2016) and Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA (12 February - 21 May 2017). (Updated 22 January 2017. A01431-33; AAA00551-55.)

2017-18 - Meriden Silver Plate Co. in Cooper Hewitt and Cleveland exhibitions

Coffin, Sarah and Harrison, Stephen. (2017). The jazz age: American style in the 1920s. [Catalogue for exhibitions at Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (7 April - 20 August 2017); and Cleveland Museum of Art (30 September 2017 - 14 January 2018).] 379 pp. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art. (Viewed 8 April 2017. A02036-39; A02766.)

2017-18 - Meriden Silver Plate Co. in Cooper Hewitt exhibition

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York. (c. 2017). Exhibition webpage for Passion for the exotic: Japonism (9 September 2017 - 22 July 2018). [Exhibited design: Meriden Silver Plate Co. (c. 1880). Butter pat. Gilt silver-plated metal. (Cooper-Hewitt collection)]. Viewed 10 November 2018. L00810-13).


n. d.

n. d. - map

(Undated). Meriden Silver Plate Company - fire insurance map. (Viewed 15 May 2017. A02437.)


Footnote:
[1] Meriden Silver Plate Co. was founded in 1869 and became a division of International Silver Company. See (a) Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver, page 354. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press. Yale University Library, call no. Yns72 2005 S73+ Oversize (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 17 April 2017. [A00666] [DM]

[2] See Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. Eureka Silver Company is identified as a "secondary brand" of the Meriden Silver Plate Company concerning the marketing of toiletware c. 1894-86, (pp. 141-42). 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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