Miller Company design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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"At a board of directors meeting on February 22, 1924, the assets of Edward Miller and Company, ’property, good will and business as a going concern,’ were formally transferred to ’The Miller Company, a Connecticut corporation..."

—Scheips, Marguerite T. (Research by Allen L. Weathers). (1995). The Miller Company: The first 150 years, (p. 52). Miller Company: Meriden, CT.

"New issue, $800,000, The Miller Company... Dated March 1, 1924, Due March 1, 1934.

HISTORY AND BUSINESS: The Miller Company organized under the laws of Connecticut, upon completion of the present financing will own the business and assets of Edward Miller & Company of Meriden, Connecticut. Business founded in 1844, one of the oldest and best known manufacturers of lighting fixtures. Manufactures a large variety of electric fixtures, gas fixtures, kerosene lamps and other products. Will own the patents and control the production of the well known Duplexalite fixture the sales of which were formerly controlled by the General Electric Company. Also manufactures the Miller Daylight Kitchen Unit and Miller Portable Lamps. The large customers include the Western Electric Company, Inc.; Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company; most of the General Electric Company’s distributors; various Standard Oil Companies; Commonwealth Edison Company, Chicago; Consolidated Gas Co. of New York; United Electric Light & Power Co., New York; Union Electric Light & Power, St. Louis; The Philadelphia Electric Co.; Edison Electric Illuminating Company of Boston; Hartford Electric Light Company and many similar companies...."

— Excerpt from announcement / advertisement, (3 March 1924), Meriden Morning Record, p. 7. (See entry below.)


Miller Company (1924-1985) design catalogues and historical information (by year)


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1929

1924 - key newspaper article

(3 March 1924). "$5,000,000 combine formed by Ed. Miller Company with its new headquarters here." Meriden Morning Record, pp. 1-2. (Viewed 24 July 2016. A01105-12.)

"... The largest combination of manufacturers of electric lighting fixtures in the history of the industry was effected last week at the first meeting of the newly-incorporated Miller company in the office of the Edward Miller & Company here. The Miller Company as now constituted represents a merger of Edward Miller & Company of this city, the Duplexalite corporation of New York and the Ivanhoe-Regent Works of Cleveland, Ohio, with total assets of $5,000,000..." (Excerpt from above.)


1924 - key newspaper article

(3 March 1924). "New co. heads lighting experts, All have taken leading part in illumination, brief sketches, introduction of men who will conduct business of big new concern". Meriden Morning Record, pp. 1 & 2. (Viewed 12 September 2017. G00364-74).

1924 - advertisement

Edward Miller & Co. (3 March 1924). Advertisement: "Beautiful and Useful— a Miller Desk Lamp..." Meriden Morning Record, p. 7, column 1. (Viewed 12 September 2017. G00280).

1924 - important bond offer announcement via advertisement

Miller Company. (3 March 1924). Important bond offer announcement via advertisement. Meriden Morning Record, p. 7, columns 5-8. (See excerpt at top of this webpage. Viewed 12 September 2017. G00281-83).

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. March 1924-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 5 March 2018.)

1924 - brochure

Miller Company. (1924). Duplex-A-Lite. The light to live with. Approx. 8 pp. (Viewed 28 June 2018. A03006; AAA03376-23).

1924 - design catalogue

Miller Company. (1924). [Duplex-a-lite]. Number of pages unknown. Viewed 2 June 2016.

  • Offline- University of California, Santa Barbara library, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs.

1924 - design catalogue

Miller Company. (1924). [Miller fixtures (catalog no. 150)]. Meriden, CT. Number of pages unknown. Viewed 7 January 2017.

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs.

1924 - design catalogue

Miller Company. (1924). [Price list - Miller fixtures]. Meriden, CT. Number of pages unknown. Viewed 7 January 2017.

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara library, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs.


1924 patents

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1924 - patent - design for a lighting-fixture pan

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (13 May 1924; filed 5 March 1924). Design no. 64,649; serial no. 8836: Design for a lighting-fixture pan. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02782).

1924 - patent - design for a lantern

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (15 July 1924; filed 19 May 1924). Design no. 65,207; serial no. 9639: Design for a lantern. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02783).

1924 - patent - design for a canopy for lighting fixtures

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (15 July 1924; filed 19 May 1924). Design no. 65,208; serial no. 9641: Design for a canopy for lighting fixtures. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02784).

1924 - patent - design for a lighting-fixture body

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (15 July 1924; filed 19 May 1924). Design no. 65,209; serial no. 9642: Design for a lighting-fixture body. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02785).

1924 - patent - design for a bobesche

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (15 July 1924; filed 19 May 1924). Design no. 65,210; serial no. 9644: Design for a bobesche. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02786).

1924 - patent - design for a lamp base

Herman H. Wolter and Guy P. Norton, assignors to the Miller Company. (15 July 1924; filed 19 May 1924). Design no. 65,211; serial no. 9646: Design for a lamp base. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01542).

1924 - patent - design for a lighting-fixture body

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (30 September 1924; filed 19 May 1924). Design no. 65,713; serial no. 9640: Design for a lighting-fixture body. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02787).

1924 - patent - design for a backplate for lighting fixtures or similar articles

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (30 September 1924; filed 19 May 1924). Design no. 65,714; serial no. 9643: Design for a backplate for lighting fixtures or similar articles. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02788).

1924 - patent - design for a backplate for lighting fixtures or similar articles

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (30 September 1924; filed 19 May 1924). Design no. 65,715; serial no. 9645: Design for a backplate for lighting fixtures or similar articles. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02789).

1924 - patent - design for a lighting fixture

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (14 October 1924; filed 20 August 1924). Design no. 65,791; serial no. 10,499: Design for a lighting fixture. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02790).



c. 1924 - design catalogue

Miller Company. (1924 or after). Miller center draught lamps in table, library, bracket and pendant styles, also other varieties for flate and round wick burners for kerosene or coal oil, lard and heavy oils, fluid and alcohol, oil burners and accessories of every description, oil heaters, etc. (catalogue X151). 48 pp. (Viewed 10 January 2017. A01464-66.)

"Stores and showrooms; New York, 68 and 70 Park Place; Philadelphia, 706 Perry Bldg; Chicago, 116 South Michigan Boulevard."


c. 1924 - design catalogue

Miller Company. (c. 1924). Ivanhoe semi-indirect direct and diffusing glassware for commercial illumination. ["Catalog No. 333a (superseding catalog No. 333)."] 23 pp. The Miller Company, Ivanhoe Division (Cleveland, Ohio). (Viewed 2 June 2016. A00743.)

c. 1925 - design catalogue

Miller Company. (c. 1925). Miller lamps [catalogue no. 153]. 23 pp. (Viewed 2 June 2016. A00736.)


1925 advertisements

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1925 - advertisement

Miller Company. (5 March 1925). Advertisement: "The wonderful new Duplex-a-lite fills a room with cheerful sunshine..." Meriden Record, p. 7, column 7. (Viewed 11 September 2017. G00273).

1925 - advertisement

Miller Company. (3 November 1925). Advertisement: "Miller Lighting Fixtures, Beautifully designed and finished, extremely moderate in price..." Meriden Record, p. 7, column 7. (Viewed 10 September 2017. G00274).



1925 patents

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1925 - patent - design for a lighting fixture

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (28 April 1925; filed 27 February 1924). Design no. 67,174; serial no. 8751: Design for a lighting fixture. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02791).

1925 - patent - design for a lighting fixture

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (28 April 1925; filed 27 February 1924). Design no. 67,175; serial no. 8752: Design for a lighting fixture. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02792).

1925 - patent - design for a lighting-fixture canopy

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (28 April 1925; filed 27 February 1924). Design no. 67,176; serial no. 8756: Design for a lighting-fixture canopy. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02795).

1925 - patent - design for a lighting-fixture canopy

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (28 April 1925; filed 27 February 1924). Design no. 67,177; serial no. 8758: Design for a lighting-fixture canopy. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02796).

1925 - patent - design for a lighting-fixture spindle

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (28 April 1925; filed 27 February 1924). Design no. 67,178; serial no. 8763: Design for a lighting-fixture spindle. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02797).

1925 - patent - design for a canopy

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (12 May 1925; filed 27 February 1924). Design no. 67,323; serial no. 8755: Design for a canopy. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02798).

1925 - patent - design for a stand for bridge lamps

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (12 May 1925; filed 5 March 1924). Design no. 67,324; serial no. 8833: Design for a stand for bridge lamps. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02799).

1925 - patent - design for a table lamp

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (12 May 1925; filed 5 March 1924). Design no. 67,235; serial no. 8834: Design for a table lamp. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02800).

1925 - patent - design for a glass lighting bowl for bus ceilings and the like

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (28 July 1925; filed 30 March 1925). Design no. 67,833; serial no. 12,957: Design for a glass lighting bowl for bus ceilings and the like. (Viewed 14 March 2018. AAA01128).

1925 - patent - design for an arm for bridge lamps or the like

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (4 August 1925; filed 17 June 1925). Design no. 67,938; serial no. 13,801: Design for an arm for bridge lamps or the like. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02793).

1925 - patent - design for a base for bridge lamps or the like

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (4 August 1925; filed 17 June 1925). Design no. 67,939; serial no. 13,802: Design for a base for bridge lamps or the like. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02856).

1925 - patent - design for a base for lamps or the like

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (11 August 1925; filed 19 June 1925). Design no. 67,987; serial no. 13,832: Design for a base for lamps or the like. (Viewed 30 April 2018. AAA02794).

1925 - patent - lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (10 November 1925; filed 26 July 1921). Letters patent no. 1,560,547: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 13 April 2018. AAA01126).



1926 - missing design catalogue

The Miller Company. (1926). [catalogue #156]. No copy in public library known to exist. (Viewed 1 August 2016.) [1]

1926 - design catalogue excerpt reprint

The Miller Company. (1926). Three hanging light fixtures from catalogue #156. Reprinted in Scheips, Marguerite T. (1995). The Miller Company: The first 150 years, (p. 68). (Updated 19 April 2017. A02239.)

1926 - design catalogue

Miller Company (Duplex-a-Lite Division). (1926). The Duplex lighting system as applied to commercial requirements [catalogue no. D.P. 154]. Approx. 16 pp. (Viewed 28 June 2018. A03006; AAA03376-29).

1926 - advertisement

Miller Company. (1 July 1926). Advertisement: "Miller Lighting Fixtures..." Meriden Record, p. 7, column 6. (Viewed 12 September 2017. G00275).


1926 patents

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Patent - shade support

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (2 February 1926; filed 31 March 1925). Patent no. 1,571,578; serial no. 19,575: Shade support. (Viewed 18 March 2018. AAA01285).

1926 - patent - holder for globes and the like

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (13 April 1926; filed 20 October 1924). Patent no. 1,580,711; serial no. 744,541: Holder for globes and the like. (Viewed 14 March 2018. AAA01130).

1926 - patent - design for a lighting-fixture pan

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (8 June 1926; filed 27 February 1924). Design no. 70,349; serial no. 8764: Design for a lighting-fixture pan. (Viewed 1 May 2018. AAA02801).

1926 - patent - design for a lighting-fixture plate

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (8 June 1926; filed 5 March 1924). Design no. 70,350; serial no. 8835: Design for a lighting-fixture plate. (Viewed 1 May 2018. AAA02802).

1926 - patent - design for a lantern

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (8 June 1926; filed 15 April 1926). Design no. 70,351; serial no. 17,302: Design for a lantern. (Viewed 1 May 2018. AAA02803).

1926 - patent - design for a plaque for wall brackets

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (8 June 1926; filed 15 April 1926). Design no. 70,352; serial no. 17,303: Design for a plaque for wall brackets. (Viewed 1 May 2018. AAA02804).

1926 - patent - design for a plaque for wall brackets

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (8 June 1926; filed 15 April 1926). Design no. 70,353; serial no. 17,304: Design for a plaque for wall brackets. (Viewed 1 May 2018. AAA02805).

1926 - patent - vaporproof lighting unit

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (17 August 1926; filed 17 September 1924). Patent no. 1,596,159; serial no. 738,146: Vaporproof lighting unit. (Viewed 14 March 2018. AAA01129).

1926 - patent - design for a lighting fixture

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (5 October 1926; filed 11 August 1926). Design no. 71,235; serial no. 18,685: Design for a lighting fixture. (Viewed 1 May 2018. AAA02806).

1926 - patent - globe holder

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (2 November 1926; filed 25 February 1925). Patent no. 1,605,329; serial no. 11,442: Globe holder. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA01168).

1926 - patent - bus lighting unit

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (30 November 1926; filed 23 April 1925). Patent no. 1,609,111; serial no. 124,637: Bus lighting unit. (Viewed 15 March 2018. AAA01169).



1927 - design catalogue

Miller Company (Ivanhoe Division). (1927). Ivanhoe lighting equipment. Commercial lighting section. Enclosing globes and fixtures for commercial illumination [catalogue no. 700]. Approx. 40 pp. (Viewed 28 June 2018. A03006; AAA03376-24).

1927 - advertisement

Miller Company. (4 January 1927). Advertisement: "The Duplex-A-Lite Lamp..." Meriden Record, p. 7, column 2. (Viewed 9 September 2017. G00242.)


1927 patents

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1927 - patent - design for a glass globe

Helen J. Cummings, assignor to the Miller Company. (4 January 1927; filed 2 October 1926). Design no. 71,780; serial no. 19,229: Design for a glass globe. (Viewed 18 March 2018. AAA01286).

1927 - patent - design for a glass globe

Helen J. Cummings, assignor to the Miller Company. (4 January 1927; filed 2 October 1926). Design no. 71,781; serial no. 19,230: Design for a glass globe. (Viewed 18 March 2018. AAA01294).

1927 - patent - lighting unit

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (4 January 1927; filed 3 January 1925). Letters patent no. 1,612,856; serial no. 310: Lighting unit. (Viewed 18 March 2018. AAA01287).

1927 - patent - design for a lighting fixture

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (5 April 1927; filed 26 January 1927). Design no. 72,401; serial no. 20,504: Design for a lighting fixture. (Viewed 1 May 2018. AAA02807).

1927 - patent - design for a lighting fixture

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (5 April 1927; filed 26 January 1927). Design no. 72,402; serial no. 20,506: Design for a lighting fixture. (Viewed 1 May 2018. AAA02808).

1927 - patent - design for a wall bracket for lighting fixtures

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (12 April 1927; filed 26 January 1927). Design no. 72,460; serial no. 20,508: Design for a wall bracket for lighting fixtures. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02862).

1927 - patent - design for a backplate for lighting fixtures

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (12 April 1927; filed 26 January 1927). Design no. 72,461; serial no. 20,503: Design for a backplate for lighting fixtures. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02863).

1927 - patent - design for a wall bracket for lighting fixtures

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (12 April 1927; filed 26 January 1927). Design no. 72,462; serial no. 20,505: Design for a wall bracket for lighting fixtures. (Viewed 1 May 2018. AAA02809).

1927 - patent - design for a wall bracket for lighting fixtures

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (12 April 1927; filed 26 January 1927). Design no. 72,463; serial no. 20,507: Design for a wall bracket for lighting fixtures. (Viewed 1 May 2018. AAA02810).

1927 - patent - lamp support

Richard M. Runge, assignor to the Miller Company. (19 April 1927; filed 27 February 1924). Patent no. 1,625,100; serial no. 695,487: Lamp support. (Viewed 18 March 2018. AAA01290).

1927 - patent - floor lamp

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (10 May 1927; filed 17 June 1925). Patent no. 1,628,395; serial no. 37,656: Floor lamp. (Viewed 18 March 2018. AAA01289).

1927 - patent - automatic dipping machine

Sheldon S. Roby, assignor to the Miller Company. (10 May 1927; filed 27 February 1924). Patent no. 1,628,431: Automatic dipping machine. (Viewed 18 March 2018. AAA01292).

1927 - patent - lamp socket

Otto West, assignor to the Miller Company. (17 May 1927; filed 27 April 1925). Patent no. 1,629,243; serial no. 25,988: Lamp socket. (Viewed 18 March 2018. AAA01288).

1927 - patent - shade holder

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (14 June 1927; filed 16 June 1925). Patent no. 1,632,391; serial no. 37,418: Shade holder. (Viewed 18 March 2018. AAA01293).

1927 - patent - design for a lamp

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (26 July 1927; filed 15 April 1926). Design no. 73,153; serial no. 17,306: Design for a lamp. (Viewed 1 May 2018; AAA02811).

1927 - patent - design for a lantern

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (11 October 1927; filed 11 August 1926). Design no. 73,631; serial no. 18,686: Design for a lantern. (Viewed 1 May 2018; AAA02812).

1927 - patent - design for a combined lighting-fixture ring and support

Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (11 October 1927; filed 11 August 1926). Design no. 73,632; serial no. 18,688: Design for a combined lighting-fixture ring and support. (Viewed 1 May 2018; AAA02813).

1927 - patent - lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (27 December 1927; filed 17 September 1924). Patent no. 1,654,162; serial no. 738,148: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 18 March 2018. AAA01291).



c. 1927 - design catalogue

Miller Company (c. 1927). Mer-Tung lighting equipment. Mercury-Mazda lamps. [trade catalogue]. 27 pp. (Viewed 10 March 2016. A00012.)

c. 1927 - design catalogue

Miller Company (c. 1927). Duplex-a-lite for use in the home [catalog no. D. P. 158]. 23 pp. (Updated 29 May 2017. A00072.)

c. 1927 - design catalogue

Miller Company (c. 1927). Miller lighting fixtures: catalog no. 160. 67 pp. (Updated 29 May 2017. A00073.)

c. 1927 - design catalogue

Miller Company. (c. 1927). Ivanhoe lighting equipment : commercial lighting section : enclosing globes and fixtures for commercial illumination: catalog no. 700. 40 pp. Cleveland, OH. (Viewed 1 August 2016. A01128.)

192? - design catalogue

Miller Company. (192?). Ivanhoe lighting equipment : residential lighting section : catalog No. 750 / Ivanhoe Division of the Miller Company. 23 pp. Cleveland, OH. (Viewed 1 August 2016. A01131.)

c. 1927 - design catalogue

Miller Company. Ivanhoe Division. (c. 1927). Ivanhoe lighting equipment: Industrial lighting section - metal reflectors and fittings for industrial illumination: Catalog no. 800. 48 pp. (Viewed 1 August 2016. A01129.)

192? - design catalogue

Miller Company. (192?). Residential lighting section: Fixtures and decorative glassware for residential lighting : catalog no. 850 / Ivanhoe merchandising line : decorative glassware for home lighting / Ivanhoe Division of the Miller Company. 28 pp. Cleveland, OH. (Viewed 1 August 2016. A01132.)

1928 - design catalogue reprint excerpt

Miller Company. (1928). Two lighting fixtures from English tudor line (wall sconce and chandelier), from catalogue #162. (Also, three hanging fixtures and three floor lamps presumably from the same 1928 catalogue.) Reprinted in Scheips, Marguerite T. (1995). The Miller Company: The first 150 years, (p. 69-71). (Updated 19 April 2017. A02239.)


1928 patents

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1928 - patent - holder for shades, reflectors, or the like

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (20 March 1928; filed 21 May 1925). Letters patent no. 1,662,853; serial no. 31,770: Holder for shades, reflectors, or the like. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01515).

1928 - patent - lighting fixture

Arthur B. Allworth, assignor to the Miller Company. (7 August 1928; filed 18 March 1925). Letters patent no. 1,680,078; serial no. 16,308: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01514).

1928 - patent - lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (7 August 1928; filed 23 April 1925). Letters patent no. 1,680,093; serial no. 25,192: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01516).

1928 - patent - lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (7 August 1928; filed 8 September 1926). Letters patent no. 1,680,094; serial no. 134,154: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01513).

1928 - patent - shade holder

Matthew Luckiesh, Leroy C. Doane, and Arthur Miller, assignors to the Miller Company. (4 September 1928; filed 8 November 1926). Letters patent no. 1,682,918; serial no. 146,881: Shade holder. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01517).



c. 1928 - design catalogue

Miller Company (c. 1928). Miller lighting fixtures. [Including the following lines: Tudor, Early Colonial, Seville, English, Georgian and General.] 55 pp. (Viewed 13 March 2016. A00074.)

c. 1928 - design catalogue

Miller Company (Duplex-a-Lite Division). (c. 1928). Duplex-a-Lite for use in the home [catalogue no. D.P. 165]. Approx. 23 pp. (Viewed 28 June 2018. A03006; AAA03376-28).


1929 patents

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1929 - patent - lighting fixture

Arthur B. Allworth, assignor to the Miller Company. (15 January 1929; filed 26 June 1925). Letters patent no. 1,698,708; serial no. 39,645: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01521).

1929 - patent - holder for shades or reflectors

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (5 February 1929; filed 4 October 1922). Letters patent no. 1,701,175; serial no. 592,417: Holder for shades or reflectors. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01522).

1929 - patent - dustproof closure for lighting units

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (5 February 1929; filed 11 December 1924). Letters patent no. 1,701,176; serial no. 755,178: Dustproof closure for lighting units. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01519).

1929 - patent - swivel joint

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (26 February 1929; filed 23 June 1926). Letters patent no. 1,703,482; serial no. 117,978: Swivel joint. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01534).

1929 - patent - stencil and process of making the same

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (9 April 1929; filed 15 April 1927). Letters patent no. 1,708,084; serial no. 184,020: Stencil and process of making the same. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01528).

1929 - patent - theater lighting apparatus

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (30 April 1929; filed 21 December 1925). Letters patent no. 1,711,263; serial no. 76,620: Theater lighting apparatus. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01529).

1929 - patent - shade holder

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (30 April 1929; filed 23 June 1926). Letters patent no. 1,711,264; serial no. 117,979: Shade holder. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01532).

1929 - patent - lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (8 October 1929; filed 9 December 1925). Letters patent no. 1,730,810; serial no. 74,309: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01535).

1929 - patent - shade holder

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (29 October 1929; filed 27 May 1925). Letters patent no. 1,733,586; serial no. 33,089: Shade holder. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01533).

1929 - patent - chandelier

Leroy C. Doane and Albert B. Megraw, assignor to the Miller Company. (31 December 1929; filed 25 February 1927). Letters patent no. 1,741,408; serial no. 170,843: Chandelier. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01520).



c. 1929 - design catalogue

Miller Company (Duplex-a-Lite Division). (c. 1929). Duplexalite for use in the home: catalog no. D.P. 166 / Duplexalite Division of the Miller Company. Meriden, CT; 23 pp. (Updated 28 June 2018. A00082; A01130; A03006; AAA03376-27.)


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1930s

1930 patents

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1930 - patent - dustproof lighting unit

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (14 January 1930; filed 13 April 1928). Letters patent no. 1,743,846; serial no. 269,653: Dustproof lighting unit. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01536).

1930 - patent - vibrationproof lighting unit

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (14 January 1930; filed 11 December 1924). Letters patent no. 1,743,847; serial no. 755,177: Vibrationproof lighting unit. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01518).

1930 - patent - lighting unit

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (14 January 1930; filed 9 March 1927). Letter patents no. 1,743,848; serial no. 173,832: Lighting unit. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01530).

1930 - patent - inclosed lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (11 February 1930; filed 20 July 1927). Letters patent no. 1,746,339; serial no. 207,086: Inclosed lighting fixture. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01531).

1930 - patent - dustproof for reflectors

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (11 February 1930; filed 14 April 1928). Letters patent no. 1,746,340; serial no. 270,081: Dustproof for reflectors. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01537).

1930 - patent - shade holder

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (18 March 1930; filed 27 May 1925). Letters patent no. 1,751,311; serial no. 349,631: Shade holder. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01538).

1930 - patent - lighting fixture

Albert B. Megraw, assignor to the Miller Company. (17 June 1930; filed 23 April 1927). Letters patent no. 1,764,112; serial no. 185,967: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01127).

1930 - patent - lighting fixture

, assignor to the Miller Company. (17 June 1930; filed 9 March 1927). Letters patent no. 1,764,393; serial no. 173,831: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01540).

1930 - patent - shade holder

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (17 June 1930; filed 13 April 1928). Letters patent no. 1,764,394; serial no. 269,651: Shade holder. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01539).

1930 - patent - lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (17 June 1930; filed 8 August 1929). Letters patent no. 1,764,395; serial no. 384,353: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01541).



1930-31 design catalogue

Miller Company. (September 1930-March 1931). Catalog No. 900, Industrial lighting section [trade catalogue]. 54 pp. Ivanhoe Division, Cleveland, OH. (Viewed 1 August 2016. A01133-34.)

1930-32 design catalogue

Miller Company. (September 1930-April 1932). Commercial lighting section: enclosing globes and fixtures for commercial illumination [catalog no. 700 A]. 46 pp. Ivanhoe Division, Cleveland, OH. (Updated 16 October 2016. A00740-41; A01208.)


1931 patents

See the patents


1931 - patent - shock absorber for lamp sockets

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (13 January 1931; filed 26 February 1929). Letters patent no. 1,788,945; serial no. 342,797: Shock absorber for lamp sockets. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01524).

1931 - patent - lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (3 March 1931; filed 8 August 1929). Letters patent no. 1,794,837; serial no. 384,352: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01525).

1931 - patent - design for a lighting fixture

Guy P. Norton, assignor to the Miller Company. (10 March 1931; filed 19 December 1929). Design no. 83,638; serial no. 33,836: Design for a lighting fixture. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01526).

1931 - patent - combined torchére and bridge lamp

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (28 April 1931; filed 8 August 1929). Letters patent no. 1,802,460; serial no. 384,356: Combined torchére and bridge lamp. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01527).

1931 - patent - floor lamp

Leroy C. Doane and Guy P. Norton, assignors to the Miller Company. (2 June 1931; filed 19 June 1928). Letters patent no. 1,808,296; serial no. 286,585: Floor lamp. (Viewed 25 March 2018. AAA01523).

1931 - patent - brooder heater

Harold E. Ellis and Frank Theodore Williams, assignor to the Miller Company. (16 June 1931; filed 21 August 1929). Letters patent no. 1,809,892; serial no. 387,322: Brooder heater. (Viewed 1 May 2018; AAA02813).

1931 - patent - lighting fixture wall bracket

Leroy C. Doane and Herman H. Wolter, assignor to the Miller Company. (11 August 1931; filed 23 April 1927). Letters patent no. 1,818,119; serial no. 186,001: Lighting fixture wall bracket. (Viewed 1 May 2018; AAA02814).

1931 - patent - lighting appliance

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (11 August 1931; filed 7 July 1928). Letters patent no. 1,818,120; serial no. 290,897: Lighting appliance. (Viewed 1 May 2018; AAA02815).

1931 - patent - inclosed lighting unit

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (3 November 1931; filed 3 December 1925). Letters patent no. 1,830,263; serial no. 72,896 (or 72,898): Inclosed lighting unit. (Viewed 1 May 2018; AAA02816).

1931 - patent - barometric liquid feeding device

Frank Theodore Williams and Harold E. Ellis, assignor to the Miller Company. (8 December 1931). Original application filed 28 October 1929; serial no. 402,859; divided and this application filed 27 August 1930, letters patent no. 1,835,362; serial no. 478,088: Barometric liquid feeding device. (Viewed 1 May 2018; AAA02817).

1931 - patent - design for a shade or reflector

Louis L. Farrar, assignor to the Miller Company. (29 December 1931; filed 12 September 1931). Design no. 85,864; serial no. 41,077: Design for a shade or reflector. (Viewed 1 May 2018; AAA02818).



c. 1931 - design catalogue

Miller Company (c. 1931). The Duplexalite system of lighting as applied to commercial requirements [Catalog D P 170]. Meriden, CT, 39 pp. (Updated 7 January 2017. A00075; A01447.)


1932 patents

See the patents


1932 - patent - swivel bracket for spotlights and the like

Leroy Doane, assignor to Miller Company. (12 January 1932; filed 26 March 1929). Letters patent no. 1,840,768; serial no. 349,920: Swivel bracket for spotlights and the like. (Viewed 1 May 2018; AAA02819).

1932 - patent - lamp

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (12 January 1932; filed 21 August 1929). Letters patent no. 1,840,769; serial no. 387,383: Lamp. (Viewed 1 May 2018; AAA02820).

1932 - patent - adjustable hickey

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (19 January 1932; filed 20 January 1930). Letters patent no. 1,841,883; serial no. 422,006: Adjustable hickey. (Viewed 1 May 2018; AAA02821).

1932 - patent - lamp

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (5 April 1932; filed 21 August 1929). Letters patent no. 1,852,740; serial no. 387,385: Lamp. (Viewed 1 May 2018. AAA02822).

1932 - patent - outdoor lighting unit

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (5 April 1932; filed 26 March 1929). Letters patent no. 1,852,741; serial no. 349,919: Outdoor lighting unit. (Viewed 1 May 2018. AAA02823).

1932 - patent - design for a table lamp

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (31 May 1932; filed 23 March 1932). Design no. 87,049; serial no. 43,266: Design for a table lamp. (Viewed 1 May 2018. AAA02824).

1932 - patent - electric heater

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (31 May 1932; filed 8 August 1929). Letters patent no. 1,860,530; serial no. 384,355: Electric heater. (Viewed 1 May 2018. AAA02825).

1932 - patent - indirect lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (7 June 1932; filed 8 August 1930). Letters patent no. 1,862,369; serial no. 473,812: Indirect lighting fixture. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02825).

1932 - patent - health lamp socket

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (28 June 1932; filed 29 August 1929). Letters patent no. 1,864,810; serial no. 389,161: Health lamp socket. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02826).

1932 - patent - inclosed lighting unit

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (23 August 1932; filed 1 September 1928). Letters patent no. 1,873,308; serial no. 303,429: Inclosed lighting unit. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02826).

1932 - patent - lamp

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (23 August 1932; filed 8 November 1929). Letters patent no. 1,873,309; serial no. 405,613: Lamp. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02827).

1932 - patent - collapsible reflector

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (23 August 1932; filed: 24 January 1931). Patent no. 1,873,310: Collapsible reflector. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA01010.)

1932 - patent - heater

Frank Theodore Williams and Harold E. Ellis, assignor to the Miller Company. (23 August 1932; filed 28 October 1929). Letters patent no. 1,873,695; serial no. 402,859: Heater. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02828).



1930? - design catalogue

Miller Company. (1930?). Miller lamps, burners, accessories, oil heaters, etc. [catalogue X169]. 17 pp. (Viewed 1 August 2016. C00014-66.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. Q644.3 M648m #169.

c. 1932 - design catalogue

Miller Company. (c. 1932). Duplexalite lighting equipment for commercial requirements [Catalog DP 172]. Meriden, CT; 39 pp. (Updated 28 June 2018. A00076; A03006; AAA03376-23).

1932 - design catalogue

Miller Company. (April 1932). Fixtures and glassware for commercial requirements [catalog No. 820]. 62 pp. Ivanhoe Division, Cleveland, OH. (Viewed 2 June 2016. A00737-39.)


1933 patents

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1933 - patent - adjustable socket for lighting fixtures

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (9 May 1933; filed 11 May 1931). Letters patent no. 1,908,131; serial no. 536,387: Adjustable socket for lighting fixtures. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02829).

1933 - patent - indirect lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (18 July 1933; filed 16 February 1932). Letters patent no. 1,918,455; serial no. 593,259: Indirect lighting fixture. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02833).

1933 - patent - lighting fixture

Shirley R. Naysmith, assignor to the Miller Company. (18 July 1933; filed 11 March 1930). Letters patent no. 1,918,484; serial no. 434,861: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02834).

1933 - patent - transformer assembly for floor lamps and the like

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (3 October 1933; filed 23 October 1931). Letters patent no. 1,929,018; serial no. 570,535: Transformer assembly for floor lamps and the like. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02835).

1933 - patent - connection for electrical appliances

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (17 October 1933; filed 23 September 1930). Letters patent no. 1,930,926; serial no. 483,814: Connection for electrical appliances. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02830).

1933 - patent - electrical fitting

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (17 October 1933; filed 17 March 1932). Letters patent no. 1,930,927; serial no. 599,447: Electrical fitting. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02831).

1933 - patent - collapsible reflector

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (14 November 1933; filed 1 September 1931). Letters patent no. 1,935,045; serial no. 560,551: Collapsible reflector. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02832).



1934 patents

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1934 - patent - dust cover for reflectors

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (6 February 1934; filed 2 May 1930). Letters patent no. 1,945,738; serial no. 449,154: Dust cover for reflectors. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02843).

1934 - patent - adjustable bracket for lamps

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (6 February 1934; filed 23 October 1931). Letters patent no. 1,945,739; serial no. 570,533: Adjustable bracket for lamps. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02837).

1934 - patent - inclosed indirect lighting fixture

Shirley R. Naysmith, assignor to the Miller Company. (3 April 1934; filed 23 October 1931). Letters patent no. 1,953,816; serial no. 570,525: Inclosed indirect lighting fixture. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02838).

1934 - patent - indirect lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (24 April 1934; filed 10 February 1932). Letters patent no. 1,956,375; serial no. 591,943: Indirect lighting fixture. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02836).

1934 - patent - lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (22 May 1934; filed 17 March 1932). Letters patent no. 1,959,819; serial no. 599,448: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02845).

1934 - patent - lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (17 July 1934; filed 30 July 1932). Letters patent no. 1,966,583; serial no. 626,500: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02846).

1934 - patent - lamp

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (18 September 1934; filed 7 November 1931). Letters patent no. 1,974,063; serial no. 573,537: Lamp. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02847).

1934 - patent - shade for lighting fixtures

Leroy C. Doane and Herman H. Wolter, assignors to the Miller Company. (2 October 1934). Letters patent no. 1,975,197: original application 23 April 1927; serial no. 186,001. Divided and this application 11 July 1931, serial no. 550,092: Shade for lighting fixtures. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02839).

1934 - patent - lamp and fixture parts

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (9 October 1934; filed 23 September 1930). Letters patent no. 1,975,833; serial no. 483,815: Lamp and fixture parts. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02840).

1934 - patent - lighting fixture for ultra-violet and incandescent lamps

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (9 October 1934; filed 10 April 1931). Letters patent no. 1,976,545; serial no. 529,003: Lighting fixture for ultra-violet and incandescent lamps. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02844).

1934 - patent - lighting appliance

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (16 October 1934; filed 31 December 1929). Letters patent no. 1,977,378; serial no. 417,692: Lighting appliance. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02841).

1934 - patent - lighting appliance

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (23 October 1934; filed 27 May 1932). Letters patent no. 1,978,251; serial no. 613,909: Lighting appliance. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02842).

1934 - patent - convertible floor lamp

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (27 November 1934; filed 7 April 1931). Letters patent no. 1,982,203; serial no. 528,300: Convertible floor lamp. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02848).

1934 - patent - lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (27 November 1934; filed 9 March 1932). Letters patent no. 1,982,204; serial no. 597,673: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02849).



c. 1934-35 - design catalogue

Miller Company. (c. 1934-35). Ivanhoe lighting equipment / Ivanhoe Division of the Miller Company [catalog no. 902]. [Including photos of lighting installations, illustration of Miller Co. buildings, and photos of industrial workplace interiors.] Meriden, CT; 68 pp. (Updated 15 January 2017. A00077; AAA00548. DM.)

1935 - design catalogue

Miller Company. (1935). [Miller Mer-Tung Equipment Price List]. Number of pages unknown. Meriden, CT.

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara library, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs.


1935 patents

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1935 - patent - lighting unit

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (8 January 1935; filed 28 July 1932). Letters patent no. 1,987,471; serial no. 625,239: Lighting unit. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02850).

1935 - patent - telescopic lamp part

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (19 March 1935; filed 23 September 1930). Letters patent no. 1,994,886; serial no. 483,816: Telescopic lamp part. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02851).

1935 - patent - indirect lighting fixture employing ultraviolet and incandescent lamps

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (23 April 1935; filed 15 January 1931). Letters patent no. 1,998,573; serial no. 508,837: Indirect lighting fixture employing ultraviolet and incandescent lamps. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02852).

1935 - patent - lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (2 July 1935; filed 10 December 1932). Letters patent no. 2,007,040; serial no. 646,645: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02853).

1935 - patent - disconnecting holder

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (1 October 1935; filed 20 January 1930). Letters patent no. 2,015,715; serial no. 422,005: Disconnecting holder. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02854).

1935 - patent - lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (22 October 1935; filed 12 May 1932). Letters patent no. 2,017,953; serial no. 610,801" Lighting fixture. (Viewed 2 May 2018. AAA02855).



c. 1935-55 lighting sketchbook

Possibly Miller Company. (c. 1935-55). Original drawings of lighting in sketchbook. 26 pp. (Viewed 18 June 2017. AAA00609).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

c. 1935-46+ missing Miller Co. newsletters

Miller Company. (c. 1935-46+). The Miller Torch newsletter. (Issued monthly at times, perhaps throughout.) Department of Publicity of The Miller Company. No copies in a public library known to exist. [3]

193? - design catalogue

Miller Company. (undated). [Miller Mer-Tung Equipment (Catalog No. 870)]. Meriden, CT.

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara library, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs.

1937 - design catalogue

Miller Company. (1937). More and Better Light for Industry with the New Ivanhoe Alzak Aluminum Reflectors, with reflective silver ink embellishments and backgrounds. 19 pp.

  • Offline - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.


1937 patents

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1937 - patent - electrical connecter

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (5 January 1937; filed 16 February 1932). Letters patent no. 2,066,770; serial no. 593,258: Electrical connecter. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02857).

1937 - patent - indirect lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (5 January 1937; filed 4 January 1935). Letters patent no. 2,066,771; serial no. 322: Indirect lighting fixture. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02858).

1937 - patent - design for a lighting fixture globe

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (12 January 1937; filed 6 November 1936). Design no. 102,678; serial no. 65,728: Design for a lighting fixture globe. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02859).

1937 - patent - lighting appliance

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (7 September 1937; filed 7 December 1935). Letters patent no. 2,092,573; serial no. 53,341: Lighting appliance. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02860).

1937 - patent - lighting equipment for passenger vehicles

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (21 December 1937; filed 25 March 1936). Letters patent no. 2,102,944; serial no. 70,816: Lighting equipment for passenger vehicles. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02861).



1938 patents

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1938 - patent - indirect lighting unit

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (1 February 1938; filed 5 April 1935). Letters patent no. 2,107,027; serial no. 14,756: Indirect lighting unit. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02864).

1938 - patent - direct lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (1 February 1938; filed 6 February 1936). Letters patent no. 2,107,028; serial no. 62,601: Direct lighting fixture. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02865).

1938 - patent - lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (1 February 1938; filed 25 September 1936). Letters patent no. 2,107,029; serial no. 102,525: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02866).

1938 - patent - indirect lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (2 August 1938; filed 2 January 1935). Letters patent no. 2,125,335; serial no. 57,227: Indirect lighting fixture. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02867).

1938 - patent - hinge mechanism for lighting fixtures

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (15 November 1938; filed 29 May 1937). Letters patent no. 2,136,912; serial no. 145,427: Hinge mechanism for lighting fixtures. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02868).

1938 - patent - lighting fixture screen

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (6 December 1938; filed 25 March 1936). Letters patent no. 2,139,005; serial no. 176,050: Lighting fixture screen. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02869).



c. 1938 - design catalogue

Miller Company. (c. 1938). Phosphor bronze [catalogue]. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 18 June 2017. AA00608-05; AAA00608-01H.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

c. 1938 - design brochure

Miller Company (Rolling Mill Division). (c. 1938; handwritten on front page). Bring your fabrication problems to our specialists in phosphor bronze (brochure). Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 18 June 2017. AA00608-01H.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

1939 - missing design catalogue

The Miller Company. (1939). [catalogue showing design of Ivanhoe Palite and Prestige line of lamps, which are not shown in 1939 catalogue of compiled elements above]. No copy in public library known to exist. (Viewed 9 January 2017. DM.) [2]

1939 - design catalogue excerpt reprint

The Miller Company. (1939). The Ivanhoe Palite from 1939 catalogue. (Also photo of “Prestige line” lamp presumably from the same catalogue.) Reprinted in Scheips, Marguerite T. (1995). The Miller Company: The first 150 years, (p. 72-3). Miller Company: Meriden, CT. (Updated 19 April 2017. A02239.)

1939 - newsletter excerpt reprint

Miller Company. (1939, April). First page of The Miller Torch, vol. 5, no. 1. Department of Publicity of The Miller Company. Reprinted in Scheips, Marguerite T. (1995). The Miller Company: The first 150 years, (p. 76). Miller Company: Meriden, CT. (Updated 19 April 2017. A02239.)

1939 - news brief

(1939, May). Modernized products: 216. Light fixtures. Architect and Engineer, p. 65. (Viewed 21 February 2018. G0 .)

"Some excellent data on lighting, especially on high tension systems, is contained in a booklet by the Miller Company. The booklet deals with the use of Fluorescent fixtures"



1939 patents

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1939 - patent - indirect lighting fixture

Charles D. Poey, assignor to the Miller Company. (24 January 1939; filed 31 August 1937). Letters patent no. 2,144,931; serial no. 161,741: Indirect lighting fixture. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02870).

1939 - patent - hickey

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (14 February 1939; filed 1 May 1937). Letters patent no. 2,147,284; serial no. 140,137: Hickey. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02871).

1939 - patent - vehicle lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (2 May 1939; filed 3 May 1937). Letters patent no. 2,156,621; serial no. 140,419: Vehicle lighting fixture. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02872).

1939 - patent - passenger vehicle lighting

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (16 May 1939; filed 8 July 1936). Letters patent no. 2,158,653; serial no. 89,536: Passenger vehicle lighting. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02873).

1939 - patent - direct lighting luminaire

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (13 June 1939; filed 29 May 1936). Letters patent no. 2,162,330; serial no. 82,497: Direct lighting luminaire. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02874).

1939 - patent - lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (22 August 1939; filed 29 May 1937). Letters patent no. 2,170,189; serial no. 145,428: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02875).

1939 - patent - lighting equipment for passenger vehicles

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (26 September 1939; filed 25 March 1936). Letters patent no. 2,173,899; serial no. 70,817: Lighting equipment for passenger vehicles. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02876).

1939 - patent - design for a desk lamp

Gillson W. Beals, assignor to the Miller Company. (28 November 1939; filed 5 August 1939). Design no. 117,827; serial no. 86,475: Design for a desk lamp. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02877).



c. 1939 - design catalogue

Miller Company (c. 1939). Miller Lighting. [Shows several examples of actual lighting installations with historical locations; also photos of building (section 1A, p. 3) and photos of Miller Co. interior workspaces (section 1A, pp. 4-5; section 2A, p. 7).] 291 pages. The Miller Company. (Viewed 15 October 2016. A01207.)

1930s - five brochures

Miller Company. (probably 1930s). Four brochures entitled "Phosphur bronze..." and one brochure entitled "Re-orders..." Number of pages unknown. [Viewed 18 June 2017. AAA00608(-1A-1E).]

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

c. 1939-40 - binder with various brochures

Miller Company. (c. 1939-40). Binder no. 6794. [Viewed 28 June 2018. A03006; AAA03376-31(-44)].

Binder includes:
> Miller Company. (1939). Ivanhoe industrial lighting, Mazda reflectors [section 1A]. Approx. 60 pp.
> Miller Company. (1939). Ivanhoe industrial lighting, Mercury reflectors [section 1B]. Approx. 24 pp.
> Miller Company. (1941). Ivanhoe industrial lighting, fluorescent reflectors [section 1C]. Approx. 40 pp.
> Miller Company. (1939). Ivanhoe fixtures, commercial lighting [section 2A]. Approx. 59 pp.
> Miller Company. (1939). Duplexlite fixtures, commercial lighting [section 2B]. Approx. 52 pp.
> Miller Company. (1939). Silvered bowl fixtures, commercial lighting [section 2C]. Approx. 20 pp.
> Miller Company. (1939). Mer-Tung fixtures, commercial lighting [section 2D]. Approx. 29 pp.
> Miller Company. (1939). Ivanhoe commercial lighting, hangers and glassware [section 2E]. Approx. 9 pp.
> Miller Company. (1939). Window reflectors, commercial lighting [section 2F]. Approx. 4 pp.
> Miller Company. (1940). Fluorescent fixtures, commercial lighting [section 2G]. Approx. 8 pp.
> Miller Company. (1939). Adaptors, residential lighting [section 3B]. Approx. 13 pp.
> Miller Company. (1940). Lamps and shades, residential lighting [section 3C]. Approx. 4 pp.
> Additional loose binder pages below (see 1941, 1942, 1950, 1951 loose binder pages below).



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1940s

1940 - magazine article mention - award

(November 1940). "Modern plastics competition" [Fifth Annual Modern Plastics Competition sponsored by Modern Plastics magazine; Miller Company was award recipient]. DuPont Magazine, v. 34, no. 11, pp. 20-22. (Viewed 2 December 2017. G01757.)

"TOP AWARD, Lighting, To the Miller Company, Meriden, Connecticut, for an efficient and unobtrusive method of lighting musical scores on a piano... Designers, Gerald Johnson Associates, New York City... " (Excerpt from above.)



1940 patents

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1940 - patent - snap hook

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (2 January 1940; filed 1 May 1937). Letters patent no. 2,185,703; serial no. 140,136: Snap hook. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02880).

1940 - patent - liquid fuel supply mechanism for oil stoves

Donald H. Lapointe, assignor to the Miller Company. (9 January 1940; filed 12 February 1938). Letters patent no. 2,186,726; serial no. 190,145: Liquid fuel supply mechanism for oil stoves. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02881).

1940 - patent - vehicle lighting equipment

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (21 May 1940; filed 31 August 1937). Letters patent no. 2,201,856; serial no. 161,769: Vehicle lighting equipment. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02882).

1940 - patent - oil burner

Richard M. Runge and Ernest B. Pacucci, assignors to the Miller Company. (28 May 1940; filed 31 October 1938). Letters patent no. 2,202,718; serial no. 237,826: Oil burner. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02878).

1940 - patent - portable lamp

James Gould, Jr., assignor to the Miller Company. (18 June 1940; filed 6 September 1939). Letters patent no. 2,204,986; serial no. 293,530: Portable lamp. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02879).



c. 1940 - design catalogue

Miller Company (c. 1940). Miller fluorescent daylight lamps for desks, drafting tables, work benches, etc. Meriden, CT, 4 pp. (Viewed 10 March 2016. A00013.)

c. 1940 - design catalogue

Miller Company (c. 1940). New indoor daylight for industry: Miller presents fluorescent lighting fixtures: Ivanhoe. [Includes photo of Miller Co. buildings.] Meriden, CT, 19 pp. (Viewed 10 March 2016. A00014.)

1941 - design catalogue

Miller Company (1941). Miller fluorescent lighting fixtures. Meriden, CT. 24 pp. (Viewed 10 March 2016. A00015.)

1941 - design catalogue

Miller Company. (1941). Miller lamps, burners and accessories [catalogue no. N938?]. 4 pp. (Viewed 20 July 2016. C00014-67.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. 644.3 M648 #938.

1941 - product flyers

Miller Company. (1941). Loose product flyers associated with c. 1939-40 binder listed above. [Viewed 28 June 2018. A03006; AAA03376-47(-60)].

> Miller Company. (1941). Ivanhoe elliptical angle reflectors [section 1A]. Approx. 2 pp.
> Miller Company. (1941). Ivanhoe industrial lighting equipment [section 1A]. Approx. 4 pp.
> Miller Company. (1941). Ivanhoe steel porcelain enameled high mounting units for the 400 watt Mercury lamp [section 1B]. Approx. 1 page.
> Miller Company. (1941). Ivanhoe industrial lighting equipment [section 1B]. Approx. 1 page.
> Miller Company. (1941). Ivanhoe industrial fluorescent lighting equipment [section 1C]. Approx. 1 page.
> Miller Company. (1941). Ivanhoe commercial lighting fixtures [section 2A]. Approx. 1 page.
> Miller Company. (1941). Duplexalite commercial lighting fixtures [section 2B]. Approx. 1 page.
> Miller Company. (1941). Miller lighting fixtures for use with silvered bowl Mazda lamps [section 2C]. Approx. 1 page.
> Miller Company. (1941). Miller Mer-tung lighting fixtures [section 2D]. Approx. 1 page.
> Miller Company. (1941). Ivanhoe hangers and glassware [section 2E]. Approx. 1 page.
> Miller Company. (1941). Ivanhoe window lighting reflectors and equipment [section 2F]. Approx. 1 page.
> Miller Company. (1941). Miller commercial fluorescent lighting equipment [section 2G]. Approx. 1 page.
> Miller Company. (1941). Miller lighting adaptors [section 3B]. Approx. 1 page.
> Miller Company. (1941). Miller fluorescent desk lamps [section 3C]. Approx. 1 page.

1941 - brochure

Miller Company. (1941). The Miller Company’s 1941 calendar of cooperation. Approx. 8 pp. (Viewed 28 June 2018. A03006; AAA03376-30).


1941 patents

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1941 - patent - indirect lighting lamp and shade therefor

James Gould, Jr., assignor to the Miller Company. (4 March 1941; filed 6 September 1939). Letters patent no. 2,233,780; serial no. 293,529: Indirect lighting lamp and shade therefor. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02883).

1941 - patent - lighting fixture

Leroy C. Doane, assignor to the Miller Company. (8 April 1941; filed 3 May 1939). Letters patent no. 2,237,657; serial no. 271,434: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02884).

1941 - patent - liquid fuel stove

Donald H. Lapointe, assignor to the Miller Company. (8 April 1941; filed 1 November 1937). Letters patent no. 2,237,674; serial no. 172,122: Liquid fuel stove. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02885).

1941 - patent - liquid control valve

Ralph W. De Lancey, assignor to the Miller Company. (12 August 1941; filed 5 October 1940). Letters patent no. 2,252,459; serial no. 359,872: Liquid control valve. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02886).

1941 - patent - fuel feed control

Ralph W. De Lancey, assignor to the Miller Company. (4 November 1941; filed 17 August 1939). Letters patent no. 2,261,234; serial no. 290,694: Fuel feed control. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02887).

1941 - patent - enclosed direct lighting luminaire

Gillson W. Beals, assignor to the Miller Company. (11 November 1941; filed 18 October 1939). Letters patent no. 2,262,157; serial no. 299,941: Enclosed direct lighting luminaire. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02888).

1941 - patent - lighting fixture

Shirley R. Naysmith, assignor to the Miller Company. (2 December 1941; filed 4 November 1939). Letters patent no. 2,264,951; serial no. 302,819: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02889).

1941 - patent - direct lighting luminaire

Gillson W. Beals, assignor to the Miller Company. (2 December 1941; filed 23 September 1939). Letters patent no. 2,265,021; serial no. 296,193: Direct lighting luminaire. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02890).



1942 - product flyers

Miller Company. (1942). Loose product flyers associated with c. 1939-40 binder listed above. [Viewed 28 June 2018. A03006; AAA03376-61(-62)].

> Miller Company. (1942). Advance data sheet [section 1C]. Approx. 11 pp.
> Miller Company. (1942). Miller standard hangers [section 2E]. Approx. 2 pp.


1942 patents

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1942 - patent - portable lamp

James Gould, Jr., assignor to the Miller Company. (3 February 1942; filed 6 September 1939). Letters patent no. 2,272,085; serial no. 293,531: Portable lamp. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02892).

1942 - patent - design for a lighting fixture

Shirley R. Naysmith, assignor to the Miller Company. (10 March 1942; filed 18 April 1941). Design no. 131,532; serial no. 100,488: Design for a lighting fixture. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02893).

1942 - patent - oil burner

Ralph W. De Lancey, assignor to Miller Company. (12 May 1942; filed 23 December 1939). Letters patent no. 2,282,989; serial no. 310,745: Oil burner. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02894).

1942 - patent - thermostat

Ralph W. De Lancey, assignor to the Miller Company. (16 June 1942; filed 15 February 1940). Letters patent no. 2,286,266; serial no. 318,994: Thermostat. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02895).

1942 - patent - locking devices for tubular lamps

Richard M. Runge, assignor to the Miller Company. (23 June 1942; filed 15 January 1941). Letters patent no. 2,287,276; serial no. 374,449: Locking devices for tubular lamps. (Viewed 4 May 2018. AAA02896).

1942 - patent - liquid fuel burner

Ralph W. De Lancey, assignor to the Miller Company. (21 July 1942; filed 18 October 1939). Letters patent no. 2,290,544; serial no. 299,943: Liquid fuel burner. (Viewed 4 May 2018. AAA02897).

1942 - patent - direct lighting luminaire

Shirley R. Naysmith, assignor to the Miller Company. (28 July 1942; filed 5 November 1940). Letters patent no. 2,291,488; serial no. 364,360: Direct lighting luminaire. (Viewed 4 May 2018. AAA02898).

1942 - patent - recessed lighting apparatus

Shirley R. Naysmith, assignor to the Miller Company. (28 July 1942; filed 22 May 1940). Letters patent no. 2,291,489; serial no. 336,568: Recessed lighting apparatus. (Viewed 4 May 2018. AAA02899).

1942 - patent - combined wiring conduit and fluorescent lamp fixture

Shirley R. Naysmith, assignor to the Miller Company. (28 July 1942; filed 31 January 1941). Letters patent no. 2,291,490; serial no. 376,779: Combined wiring conduit and fluorescent lamp fixture. (Viewed 4 May 2018. AAA02900).

1942 - patent - combined wiring cinduit and fluorescent lamp fixture

Shirley R. Naysmith, assignor to the Miller Company. (28 July 1942; filed 31 January 1941). Letters patent no. 2,291,491; serial no. 376,781: Combined wiring cinduit and fluorescent lamp fixture. (Viewed 4 May 2018. AAA02903).

1942 - patent - support

Shirley R. Naysmith, assignor to the Miller Company. (28 July 1942; filed 23 May 1941). Letters patent no. 2,291,492; serial no. 394,814: Support. (Viewed 4 May 2018. AAA02904).

1942 - patent - lighting fixture

Shirley R. Naysmith, assignor to the Miller Company. (28 July 1942; filed 29 May 1941). Letters patent no. 2,291,493; serial no. 395,757: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 4 May 2018. AAA02905).

1942 - patent - system of lighting and lighting unit for use therein

Harold F. Lorenz, assignor to the Miller Company. (28 July 1942; filed 5 November 1940). Letters patent no. 2,291,494; serial no. 2,291,494: System of lighting and lighting unit for use therein. (Viewed 4 May 2018. AAA02908).

1942 - patent - lighting fixture

Gillson W. Beals, assignor to the Miller Company. (28 July 1942; filed 21 February 1941). Letters patent no. 2,291,495; serial no. 379,917: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 4 May 2018. AAA02909).

1942 - patent - portable lamp

James Gould, Jr., assignor to the Miller Company. (29 September 1942; filed 22 March 1941). Letters patent no. 2,297,144; serial no. 384,654: Portable lamp. (Viewed 4 May 2018. AAA02910).

1942 - patent - temperature responsive device

Ralph W. De Lancey, assignor to the Miller Company. (17 November 1942; filed 31 January 1940). Letters patent no. 2,302,108; serial no. 316,566: Temperature responsive device. (Viewed 4 May 2018. AAA02911).

1942 - patent - liquid level control apparatus

Ralph W. De Lancey, assignor to the Miller Company. (8 December 1942; filed 21 February 1941). Letters patent no. 2,304,444; serial no. 379,929: Liquid level control apparatus. (Viewed 4 May 2018. AAA02912).



1943 - newsletter reprint excerpt

Miller Company. (1943). First page of The Miller Torch, vol. 8, no. 11. Department of Publicity of The Miller Company. Reprinted in Scheips, Marguerite T. (1995). The Miller Company: The first 150 years, (p. 78). Miller Company: Meriden, CT. (Updated 19 April 2017. A02239.)


1943 patents

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1943 - patent - lighting fixture closure

James Donnelly, assignor to the Miller Company. (2 March 1943; filed 24, February 1941). Letters patent no. 2,312,393; serial no. 380,138: Lighting fixture closure. (Viewed 4 May 2018. AAA02901).

1943 - patent - lighting fixture

Shirley R. Naysmith, assignor to the Miller Company. (1 June 1943; filed 18 April 1941). Letters patent no. 2,320,829; serial no.389,144: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 4 May 2018. AAA02902).

1943 - patent - lighting equipment

Shirley R. Naysmith, assignor to the Miller Company. (8 June 1943; filed 11 October 1941). Letters patent no. 2,321,099; serial no. 414,586: Lighting equipment. (Viewed 3 May 2018. AAA02891).



1944 - newsletter reprint excerpt

Miller Company. (1944). First page of The Miller Torch, vol. 9, no. 12. Department of Publicity of The Miller Company. Reprinted in Scheips, Marguerite T. (1995). The Miller Company: The first 150 years, (p. 80). Miller Company: Meriden, CT. (Updated 19 April 2017. A02239.)

“Meriden… America’s ideal war community”, including photograph of “Chairman McNutt with Connecticut Senators Maloney and Donaher, Meriden’s Mayor Donaher, screen star, Louisa Rainer, and other dignitaries in the Meriden celebration.” (See above.)



1944 patents

See the patents


1944 - patent - fuel feed control

Ralph W. De Lancey, assignor to the Miller Company. (4 January 1944; filed 2 August 1940). Letters patent no. 2,338,319; serial no. 349,844: Fuel feed control. (Viewed 5 May 2018. AAA02914).

1944 - patent - liquid food stove

Ralph W. De Lancey, assignor to the Miller Company. (14 March 1944; filed 27 January 1940). Letters patent no. 2,344,291; serial no. 316,040" Liquid food stove. (Viewed 5 May 2018. AAA02915).

1944 - patent - closure

Richard M. Runge, assignor to the Miller Company. (14 March 1944; filed 26 September 1940). Letters patent no. 2,344,327; serial no. 358,412: Closure. (Viewed 5 May 2018. AAA02916).

1944 - patent - lighting fixture shade and holder

Gillson W. Beals, assignor to the Miller Company. (25 July 1944; filed 16 March 1943). Letters patent no. 2,354,242; serial no. 479,331: Lighting fixture shade and holder. (Viewed 5 May 2018. AAA02917).

1944 - patent - fuel control valve

Ralph W. De Lancey, assignor to the Miller Company. (26 September 1944; filed 15 April 1942). Letters patent no. 2,359,024; serial no. 439,017: Fuel control valve. (Viewed 5 May 2018. AAA02918).

1944 - patent - enclosed and protected electrical apparatus

Shirley R. Naysmith, assignor to the Miller Company. (7 November 1944; filed 25 July 1942). Letters patent no. 2,362,148; serial no. 452,352: Enclosed and protected electrical apparatus. (Viewed 5 May 2018. AAA02919).




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The c. 1945-55 era of the Miller Company, under the direction of CEO Burton Tremaine and his wife / art director Emily Hall Tremaine, is considered important in terms of cross-disciplinary Modern art and design history including fine art and architecture; and product design and interior design. (For product design and interiors, also see our Miller Company product designs in collections and historical lighting installations page.)



1945 - design catalogue

Miller Company. (1945). Ceilings unlimited [catalogue; with Josef Albers’s Flying graphic]. [Probably under the art direction of Emily Hall Tremaine.] (Viewed 9 October 2016. A01205; AAA00334; AAA00352-55. DM.)


1945 patents

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1945 - patent - pot type burner

Ralph W. De Lancey, assignor to the Miller Company. (9 January 1945; filed 10 October 1942). Letters patent no. 2,366,839; serial no. 461,509: Pot type burner. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02920).

1945 - patent - lighting fixture

James Donnelly, assignor to the Miller Company. (6 February 1945; filed 2 December 1942). Letters patent no. 2,368,810; serial no. 467,576: Lighting fixture. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02921).

1945 - patent - liquid fuel burner

Ralph W. De Lancey, assignor to the Miller Company. (17 April 1945; filed 1 January 1943). Letters patent no. 2,373,814; serial no. 470,961: Liquid fuel burner. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02922).

1945 - patent - fuel burner control system

Ralph W. De Lancey, assignor to the Miller Company. (15 May 1945; filed 25 June 1942). Letters patent no. 2,375,900; serial no. 448,385: Fuel burner control system. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02923).

1945 - patent - ceiling

Shirley R. Naysmith, assignor to the Miller Company. (22 May 1945; filed 6 May 1943). Letters patent no. 2,376,715; serial no. 485,793: Ceiling. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02924).

1945 - patent - vaporizing burner

Ralph W. De Lancey, assignor to the Miller Company. (13 November 1945; filed 26 April 1944). Letters patent no. 2,388,907; filed 26 April 1944: Vaporizing burner. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02925).

1945 - patent - vaporizing burner

Ralph W. De Lancey, assignor to the Miller Company. (13 November 1945; filed 26 April 1944). Letters patent no. 2,388,908; serial no. 532,704: Vaporizing burner. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02926).

1945 - patent - liquid fuel burner

Ralph W. De Lancey, assignor to the Miller Company. (4 December 1945; filed 1 January 1943). Letters patent no. 2,390,059; serial no. 470,960: Liquid fuel burner. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02927).

1945 - patent - fluorescent lighting fixture

Shirley R. Naysmith, assignor to the Miller Company. (11 December 1945; filed 4 June 1943). Letters patent no. 2,390,807; serial no. 489,603: Fluorescent lighting fixture. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02928).



1946 - possibly missing pamphlet

Miller Company. (1946). Ceilings unlimited [pamphlet]. [Presumably under the art direction of Emily Hall Tremaine. The copyright entry at the Library of Congress for this pamphlet either refers to the 1945 catalogue above or is an additional text. If the latter, then no surviving copy is known to exist.]

  • See: (1946). Catalogue of copyright entries. Part 1. [B] Group 2. Pamphlets (... etc.) New Series, vol. 43, p. 571. Library of Congress, Washington, DC. On Google Books.] (Viewed 15 October 2016. AAA00345.)

1946 - newsletter reprint excerpt

Miller Company. (1946, March). Reprint of “America’s No. 1 War Worker” article from The Miller Torch, (March 1946). Department of Publicity of The Miller Company. Reprinted in Scheips, Marguerite T. (1995). The Miller Company: The first 150 years, (p. 81). (Updated 19 April 2017. A02239.)

“Miss Louisa Kuhns, a Miller worker has been rated America’s No. 1 war worker in an article which went out over the Associated Press wire to all newspapers.” (excerpt from above).



1946 patents

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1946 - patent - fluorescent lighting equipment

Shirley R. Naysmith, assignor to the Miller Company. (19 February 1946; filed 16 March 1943). Letters patent no. 2,395,008; serial no. 479,327: Fluorescent lighting equipment. (Viewed 4 May 2018. AAA02906).

1946 - patent - design for an end plate for fluorescent lighting fixtures

John Carulli, assignor to the Miller Company. (21 May 1946; filed 29 September 1945). Design no. 144,758; serial no. 122,408: Design for an end plate for fluorescent lighting fixtures. (Viewed 4 May 2018. AAA02907).



1947 - advertisement

(1947). Page advertisement for Ceilings Unlimited. In IES lighting handbook (first ed.), p. M-114. Illuminating Englineering Society: New York. (Viewed 16 November 2016. AAA00459-60.)

1947 - advertisement

Miller Company. (September 1947). Advertisement for Ceilings Unlimited. The School Executive, p. SE-68 / p. 91. [Presumably under the art direction of Emily Hall Tremaine.] (Viewed 22 October 2016. AAA00370.)


1947 patents

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1947 - patent - method of and apparatus for burning liquid fuel

Ralph W. De Lancey, assignor to the Miller Company. (8 July 1947; filed 6 February 1941). Letters patents no. 2,423,808; serial no. 377,613: Method of and apparatus for burning liquid fuel. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02931).

1947 - patent - ignition means for liquid fuel burners

Ralph W. De Lancey, assignor to the Miller Company. (8 July 1947; filed 21 March 1942). Letters patents no. 2,423,809; serial no. 435,690: ignition means for liquid fuel burners. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02932).

1947 - patent - lamp retainer for fluorescent lamps and the like

Gillson W. Beals, assignor to the Miller Company. (29 July 1947; filed 2 April 1943). Letters patent no. 2,424,874; serial no. 481,539: Lamp retainer for fluorescent lamps and the like. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02933).



c. 1947 - design catalogue

Miller Company. (c. 1947). A spiralating heat wave [heater brochure]. [Probably under the art direction of Emily Hall Tremaine with adapted image of artist José de Rivera’s Black, yellow, red sculpture on the cover and interior pages.] (Viewed 13 October 2016. AAA00335-36; A01206.)

c. 1947 - graphics - card, letter form

Miller Company. (c. 1947). Card and order form. [Developed under the art direction of Emily Hall Tremaine.]

"Ceilings Unlimited" lighting installation in office in Worcester, MA. (Specific location unknown.) (Viewed 13 October 2016. AAA00072.)

  • Offline - photo - See: Alice B. Louchheim. (December 1947). Abstraction on the assembly line. ARTnews magazine. See worldcat.org for locations.

1948 - design catalogue announcement

(December 1948). Ceilings unlimited [catalogue announcement]. Architect and Engineer, p. 43. (p. 577 in pdf). (Viewed 14 October 2016. AAA00339; AAA00347.)

"A revised edition of the book published in 1945-46 by the Miller Company which created considerable interest among architects, lighting engineers, electrical contractors, and commercial executives. It illustrates and describes in detail Miller Fluorescent Troffer Lighting Systems, and gives complete engineering and installation details, and illumination performance.

"Shows examples of how architects and engineers have made use of the opportunity afforded them to create attractive ceiling designs by adopting the Miller method of combining lighting equipment." — from Architect and Engineer mentioned above.


1948 - advertisement, with graphic design and interior concept by Serge Chermayeff

Miller Company. (February 1948). Advertisement: "Miller troffer lighting gives you good light plus ceilings unlimited..." [Graphic illustration presumably by Serge Chermayeff. Commercial interior installation attributed to Serge Chermayeff.] Nation’s Business, (approx.) p. 9. (Viewed 2 December 2017. G01747.)

1948 - advertisement, with graphic design by Serge Chermayeff, interior concept by Morris Lapidus

Miller Company. (c. January - June 1948). Advertisement: Ceilings Unlimited advertisement [graphic presumably made by Serge Chermayeff; interior concept illustration presumably by Morris Lapidus]. Architectural Forum. (Viewed 13 January 2018.)

1948 - advertisement, with graphic design by Serge Chermayeff, interior concept by Morris Lapidus

Miller Company. (April 1948). Advertisement: "light... with versatility of installation offered CEILINGS UNLIMITED... [graphic presumably made by Serge Chermayeff; interior concept illustration presumably by Morris Lapidus]. Nation’s Business, p. 91. (Viewed 7 December 2017. G01803.)

1948 - advertisements

Miller Company. (c. 1948). Four adverts by Serge Chermayeff [possibly pages from the 1948 Ceilings Unlimited catalogue.] [Probably under the art direction of Emily Hall Tremaine. Drawings with interiors attributed to Serge Chermayeff (jewelry store, Chicago); Morris Lapidus (ladies’ apparel store, New York); Allen and Edwin Kramer (classroom, New York) and Jose A. Fernandez (camera store, New York).] (Viewed 14 October 2016. AAA00340.)


1948 patents

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1948 - patent - thermostatic device

Ralph W. De Lancey, assignor to the Miller Company. (13 April 1948; filed 22 June 1945). Letters patent no. 2,439,455; serial no. 601,014: Thermostatic device. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02929).

1948 - patent - lighting fixture hinge

Richard M. Runge, assignor to the Miller Company. (20 April 1948; filed 23 April 1946). Letters patent no. 2,440,186; serial no. 664,317: Lighting fixture hinge. (Viewed 6 May 2018. AAA02930).



c. 1948 - missing design catalogue

Miller Company. (c. 1948). Ceilings unlimited [catalogue]. 105 pages. [Presumably under the art direction of Emily Hall Tremaine.] No surviving copy known to exist. (Viewed 14 October 2016. AAA00339; AAA00347. See February 1948 entry above for more information.)

  • See (1948). Catalogue of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1948, p. 523. On Google Books.


1949 advertisements

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1949 - advertisement

Miller Company. (February 1949). Advertisement for Ceilings Unlimited. Architect and Engineer, p. 30. [Presumably under the art direction of Emily Hall Tremaine.] (Viewed 14 October 2016. AAA00341.)

1949 - advertisement

Miller Company. (April 1949). Advertisement for Ceilings Unlimited. Architect and Engineer, p. 33. [Presumably under the art direction of Emily Hall Tremaine.] (Viewed 14 October 2016. AAA00342.)

1949 - advertisement

Miller Company. (June 1949). Advertisement for Slimline. Architect and Engineer, p. 33. [Presumably under the art direction of Emily Hall Tremaine.] (Viewed 14 October 2016. AAA00343.)

1949 - design catalogue announcement

Miller Company. (June 1949). "New catalogues available... 107. Lighting folder [Announcement: Miller Series— Louver Slimline Luminaires.] Architect and Engineer, p. 39. (Viewed 14 October 2016. AAA00343.)

1949 - magazine - product announcement

(October 1949). Fluorescent luminaires. Architectural Record, pp. 188, 190. (Viewed 12 December 2017. AAA00724.)

  • See worldcat.org for locations.
"Two new luminaires have recently been introduced by the Miller Co. The first, a luminous downlight luminaire, is available with three types of hinged door enclosures... The Berkeley is a new all-metal fluorescent luminaire designed particularly for schools, offices and commercial interiors..." (Excerpt from text listed above.)





c. 1949 - missing design catalogue

Miller Company. (c. 1949). "Slimline catalogue 2G". 8 pages. [No surviving copy known to exist.] Mentioned in advertisement in: (June 1949). Architect and Engineer, p. 33, and announcement on p. 39. (See entries below.)


1950s

Before 1950 - drawings of lighting

Miller Company. (c. 1950 or c. 1930?). Unspecified number of original drawings of lighting attributed to Robert Webb, designer (from Germany, deceased c. 1950) for the Miller Company. [Viewed 18 June 2017. AA00608(-09-10).]

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

1950 - missing design catalogue

Miller Company. (1950). The Miller troffer lighting system. Ceilings Unlimited. [Presumably under the art direction of Emily Hall Tremaine.] In (1950). Catalogue of copyright entries. Third Series: 1950, p. 559. [No surviving copy known to exist.] Library of Congress, Washington, DC. On Google Books.] (Viewed 15 October 2016. AAA00346.)

1950 - product flyers

Miller Company. (1950). Loose product flyers associated with c. 1939-40 binder listed above. [Viewed 28 June 2018. A03006; AAA03376-63(-66)].

> Miller Company. (1950). Aluminum high bay unit [section 1A]. Approx. 1 page.
> Miller Company. (1950). Porcelain enameled medium high bay unit [section 1A]. Approx. 1 page.
> Miller Company. (1950). Aluminum medium high bay unit [section 1A]. Approx. 1 page.
> Miller Company. (1950). Miller inspection luminaire for two and three 40 watt [section 1C]. Approx. 1 page.

1950 - historical information

Coleman, Laurence Vail. (1950). Museum buildings, p. 104. American Association of Museums: Washington, DC. [Mention of Ceilings Unlimited for museum interiors.] (Viewed 16 November 2016. AAA00457-58.)

1951 - product flyers

Miller Company. (1951). Loose product flyers associated with c. 1939-40 binder listed above. [Viewed 28 June 2018. A03006; AAA03376-67(-73)].

> Miller Company. (1951). Miller 50 foot Candler Jr. fluorescent luminaires for industrial lighting [section 1C]. Approx. 6 pp.
> Miller Company. (1951). Miller Camden fluorescent luminaire [section 2G]. Approx. 3 pp.
> Miller Company. (1951). Miller marketer fluorescent luminaire for store lighting [section 2G]. Approx. 3 pp.
> Miller Company. (1951). Miller circleville luminaires for use in stores, offices, drafting rooms, libraries, etc. for use with silver bowl lamps and semi-silver bowl lamps [section 2B]. Approx. 3 pp.
> Miller Company. (1951). List prices, schedule 1A. Approx. 3 pp.
> Miller Company. (1951). List prices, schedule 1B. Approx. 1 page.
> Miller Company. (1951). Miller standard hangers [Schedule 2E, Section 2E]. Approx. 2 pp.

1952 - advertisement

Miller Company. (March 1952). Advertisement for Ceilings Unlimited. [Presumably under the art direction of Emily Hall Tremaine.] Electrical Engineering, p. 6A. (Viewed 9 October 2016. AAA00308.)

1956 - historical photo

Wendover, Sanford H. (1956). On the "Miller Company", (pp. 177-78; photo of Miller Co. building, (ee photo section between pp. 276-80). In 150 years of Meriden. Meriden: Meriden Sesquicentennial Committee. (Published in connection with the observance of the city’s sesquicentennial, June 17-23, 1956). (Viewed 27 November 2016. A00789-90.)


1960s

1964 - newspaper article

(20 March 1964). Famed architect assisted in designing rolling mill. Morning Record (Meriden, CT), p. 1. [Includes illustration of facade; caption: "... Phillip [sic] Johnson, internationally famed architect, was consultant..."] (Updated 12 September 2017. A01188-90.)

"Phillip [sic] Johnson, one of the giants of modern American architecture, had a hand in the design of the rolling mill addition to the Miller Co., to be built on Center Street if the 6A Connector Urban Renewal Projects is approved as expected..." (Excerpt from article above.)


1965 - newspaper article

Kochanowski, Edward. (11 May 1965). Work starts on Miller mill. Morning Record (Meriden, CT), pp. 1-2. [Includes illustration of facade and caption mentioning Johnson.] (Updated 12 September 2017. G00375-80.)

"The exterior will be of white porcelain placed over an alumnimum base with black steel strips for decorative effects. It will be a handsome building. We did this so that we, the Miller Company, and the town could be proud of our new installation." (Burton Tremaine, Jr., excerpt from article above.)


1965 - newspaper article

(29 September 1965). Miller Co. expansion project is running right on schedule. The Morning Record (Meriden, CT), p. 21. [Includes photo of building during construction.] (Updated 12 September 2017. G00381-83; AAA00128.)


1970s

1973-74 - design brochure

Miller Company. (1973-74). Interior Lighting 1973-1974 brochure. (Viewed 4 December 2016. A01292.)

  • Offline - Meriden Public Library files.


1980s

1980 - design brochure

Miller Company. (1980). Miller Lighting brochure. (Viewed 4 December 2016. A01292.)

  • Offline - Meriden Public Library files.

c. 1986 - design brochure

Miller Company. (c. 1986). Copper-base alloys for electronic components. (Viewed 4 December 2016. A01292.)

  • Offline - Meriden Public Library files.

1988 - historical information

Vumbaco, Brenda J. (1988). Profile of the Miller Company, (p. 110). In Meriden - Connecticut crossroads: An illustrated history. Windsor Publications: Northridge, CA. (Updated 19 April 2017. A00804. DM.)


1990s

1995 - secondary information

Scheips, Marguerite T. (Research by Weathers, Allen L.) (1995). The Miller Company, the first 150 years: The story of a successful American business, 1844-1994. 175 pp. (Updated 19 April 2017. A00093-94; A02239.)


2000s

2001 - secondary source

Housley, Kathleen L. (2001). Emily Hall Tremaine: Collector on the cusp (pp. 3, 95-7, 100-5, 114). Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation: Meriden, CT; 247 pp. (Updated 28 October 2017. A00095.)


n. d.

Brochure

Miller Company. (undated). More and better light for industry with Ivanhoe equipment. Approx. 6 pp. (Viewed 28 June 2018. A03006; AAA03376-26).

Design catalogue

Miller Company. (undated). [Miller burners and trimmings]. Meriden, CT. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 9 January 2017.)

  • Offline - University of California Santa Barbara library, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs.

Design catalogue

Miller Company. (undated). [Lamparas Miller (Catalogo X155)] Meriden, CT. (Viewed 9 January 2017.)

  • Offline - University of California Santa Barbara library, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs.

Design catalogue

Miller Company. (undated). [Miller Lamps]. Meriden, CT. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 9 January 2017.)

  • Offline - University of California Santa Barbara library, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs.

Design catalogue

Miller Company. (undated). [Duplex-a-lite prices]. Meriden, CT. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 9 January 2017.)

  • Offline - University of California Santa Barbara library, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs.


Footnote:
[1] See: Scheips, Marguerite T. (Research by Allen L. Weathers). (1995). The Miller Company: The first 150 years, (p. 68). Miller Company: Meriden, CT. University of Connecticut library, Storrs, CT, barcode no. B2433175 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 19 April 2017. [A02239]

[2] Ibid, (pp. 72-3). Miller Company: Meriden, CT.

[3] Ibid, [p. 38 (1935, vol. 1 mention); p. 76 (1939, vol. 5, no. 1. cover reprint); p. 78 (1943, vol 8, no. 11 cover reprint, 1944, vol. 9, no. 12); p. 81 (March 1946)]. Miller Company: Meriden, CT. Viewed 1 August 2016.



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