Oneida Community, Wallingford (c. 1877-80) - historical information

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artdesigncafé - design | Design Meriden | 30 September 2020 | Updated 6 October 2020

This resource page focuses on Oneida Community tableware produced in 1877-80.

"... In 1877 the Oneida Community embarked in the manufacture of tableware. The Wallingford branch made ungraded, tinned iron spoons in two patterns called "Lily" and "Oval". These two iron spoons were the direct ancestors of the whole line of Community Plate.

By 1878 the mill was turning out steel spoon blanks sold for plating to the Meriden Britannia Company. In 1880 the factory was moved to Niagara Falls..."— Rainwater, Dorothy T. (2004). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, p. 75. See entry listed below for more information.

A. Oneida Community, Wallingford (c. 1877-80) designs in collections

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B. Oneida Community, Wallingford (c. 1877-80) - historical information (by year)

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Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1877-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines.


1881 - bird’s eye view map

O. H. Bailey & Co. (1881). View of Wallingford, Connecticut. [Bird’s eye view illustration.] Boston, MA. [Illustrations include: Oneida Community Limited (no. 18), and illustrated panel]. (Viewed 2 October 2020. E01637-38).


1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "Oneida Silversmiths", (pp. 128-29). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 6 October 2020. E01690; L01882-83).


2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "Oneida Silversmiths", (p. 175-76). (See excerpt at top of page.) Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 6 October 2020. E01689.)

Click the following link to see designs and documentation for other historical 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 D: "ISC, predecessors & divisions" and E: "Other featured companies".