Middletown Plate Company design catalogues (2016)

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Middletown Plate Company (Middletown, CT) design catalogues and historical documentation [1]

A. Middletown Plate Company — design catalogues

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Middletown Plate Company (1879). Illustrated catalogue and price list of fine electro silver plate on hard white metal [including flatware manufactured by Rogers & Brother]. 118 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 M62 F TC; Yale University call no. WF 248. Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. MMA accession no. 66.655.12. Viewed 16 May 2016. [A00670-71; A00840]

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Middletown Plate Co. (1879). Illustrated catalogue and price list of fine electro silver plate on hard white metal. 118 pp. "Reprint" in Trade catalogues at Winterthur (microform), (v. 1) (1984). Clearwater Pub. Co.: New York. Yale University call no. Fiche B1101. (See worldcat.org for more locations; make sure location indicates being a holder of the microform in addition to the guide.) [A00518; A00902; A00904] [2]

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Middletown Plate Co. (1884). Illustrated catalogue of superior silver plated ware. 172 pp. Springfield, MA: Springfield Printing Co. [CHS call no. – Q 739.23 MG291 - offline] [C00014-42]



B. Middletown Plate Company — other historical documentation

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(1889). Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, (p. 14, showing Middletown Plate Company on Hubbard street). Sanborn-Perris Map Co. Courtesy Yale University Library. Viewed 21 November 2016. [AAA00483-84] (For other maps, see Middletown area maps online at Yale University Library.) Viewed 21 November 2016. [AAA00485]

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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.



Footnote:
[1] The Middletown Plate Company, Middletown, CT, was acquired by the International Silver Company in 1899. At this juncture, it is not known to Design Meriden if this company became an ISC division. [See "A Guide to the International Silver Company Records, 1853-1921". University of Connecticut university libraries website.] Viewed 16 May 2016. [A00660]

[2] McKinstry, E. Richard / Winterthur Museum. (1984). Trade catalogues at Winterthur: A guide to the literature of merchandising, 1750 to 1980. [Entry no. 1672, p. 291]. Garland Publishing: New York and London. Viewed 19 June 2016. (Please note, sometimes the trade catalogue itself is searchable in a library catalogue, and sometimes one needs to search the microform series as a whole.) [A00518; A00904]



DESIGN MERIDEN:
On Middletown Plate - 1: designs in collections, etc. | 2: design catalogues, etc.


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.