Rogers & Hamilton designs in collections, at auction, design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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"[Rogers & Hamilton] was organized in 1886 for the production of knives and spoons... When it became part of the International Silver Co. in 1898, its production was consolidated with that of Rogers & Bro. in Waterbury. The lines were shortly discontinued."

— Edmund P. Hogan in An American heritage: A book on the International Silver Company (1977), p. 168-69.


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A. Rogers & Hamilton designs in collections (by year)


1880s

1880-1900 - soup spoon

Rogers & Hamilton. (1880-1900). Soup spoon. Accession no. 1980.236.510. Viewed 26 July 2018. C00149).

1886-98 - five spoons

Rogers & Hamilton. (1886-98). Five spoons. Silver plate. [Cat. nos. 2002.0310.001(-.005). Viewed 13 August 2018. L00358-62].

  • Photos - Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA: spoon 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

1886-1899 - tea strainer

Rogers & Hamilton. (1886-1899). Tea strainer. Silver. Accession no. X70.1013. Viewed 28 August 2017. G00079.)

after 1886 - sugar spoon

Rogers & Hamilton. (after 1886). Sugar shaker spoon. Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.440. Viewed 7 April 2017. AAA0053-161.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

c. 1887 - sugar tongs

Rogers & Hamilton. (c. 1887). Sugar tongs. Silver plate. (Accession no. 87.223.7. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01625.)

c. 1887 - berry spoon, Cardinal pattern

Rogers & Hamilton. (patented 1887). Berry spoon, Cardinal pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1990.90.8. Viewed 6 March 2017. A01663.)

1887 - sugar spoon

Rogers & Hamilton. (1887). Sugar spoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. N-170. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02138.)

c. 1888 - oyster fork, Lenox pattern

Rogers & Hamilton. (patented 1888). Oyster fork, Lenox pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1991.144.6. Viewed 8 March 2017. A01750.)

1889 - tablespoon, Monarch pattern

Rogers and Hamilton. (1889). Tablespoon, Monarch pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.30.3. Viewed 27 March 2017. A01799.)

1889 - sugar spoon

Rogers & Hamilton. (1889). Sugar spoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. N-178. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02139.)


1890s

c. 1890 - spoon

Rogers & Hamilton. (c. 1890). Spoon. Silver or silver plate. (Accession no. HD 76.039. Viewed 6 July 2018. G02335).

c. 1893 - butter knife

Rogers & Hamilton. (c. 1893). Butter knife. Silver plate. (Object no. 1942.67. Viewed 9 April 2017. A02047.)

c. 1895 - two pickle forks

Rogers & Hamilton. (c. 1895). Two pickle forks. Silver plate. (Accession nos. 76.23.72-73. Viewed 4 September 2017. G00173-74.)

c. 1895 - fork, Aldine pattern

Rogers & Hamilton. (patented 1895). Fork, Aldine pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1995.21.4. Viewed 6 March 2017. A01672.)

c. 1896 - teaspoon

Rogers & Hamilton. (patented 1896). Teaspoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.71.5. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01646.)



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



1900s

c. 1900 - serving fork

Rogers & Hamilton. (c. 1900). Serving fork. Sterling silver. (Cat. no. 1987.2.23. Viewed 2 July 2018. G02133).

c. 1900 - teaspoon

Rogers & Hamilton. (c. 1900). Teaspoon. Pewter. (Cat. no. Unnumbered-238. Viewed 2 July 2018. G02129).

c. 1900 - spoons

Rogers & Hamilton. (c. 1900). Spoons. (Accession no. N-158-A, B, C, D. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02137.)


n. d.

n. d. - ice tongs for Colorado Midland Railway

Rogers & Hamilton. (undated). Ice tongs for Colorado Midland Railway. Silver or silver plate. (Cat. no. 2004.0105.0003. Viewed 8 July 2018. G02417-18).

n. d. - commemorative spoon

Rogers & Hamilton. (undated). Commemorative spoon. Accession no. 1898.6.58. Viewed 26 July 2018. C00150).

n. d. - nut cracker and four picks

Rogers & Hamilton. (undated). Nut cracker and four picks. Silver or silver plate. (Cat. no. 75-40-6. Viewed 8 July 2018. G02419).

n. d. - cold meat fork

Rogers & Hamilton. (undated). Cold meat fork. Silver or silver plate. (Object no. H 93758.001. Viewed 2 July 2018. A03043).

n. d. - cake server

Rogers & Hamilton. (undated). Cake server. (Accession no. X71.89. Viewed 2 September 2017. G00138.)

n. d. - pair of serving spoons

Rogers & Hamilton. (undated). Pair of serving spoons. Silver plate. (Accession no. N-188-A, B. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02140.)

n. d. - dessert spoons

Rogers & Hamilton. (undated). Set of dessert spoons. (Accession no. I-19. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02121.)


B. Rogers & Hamilton designs at auction


n. d.

n. d. - berry spoon

Rogers & Hamilton. (undated). Berry spoon. (Viewed 15 July 2018. G02747).

n. d. - baby spoon

Rogers & Hamilton. (undated). Baby spoon. Silver plate. (Viewed 15 July 2018. G02748).


C. Rogers & Hamilton design catalogues and historical information (by year)


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1870s

c. 1879 - design catalogue excerpt reprint

Holmes, Booth and Haydens (Rogers & Hamilton predecessor) [1]. (c. 1879). [Reprinted page showing patented orange peeler, presumably in unspecified trade catalogue]. In: Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities, p. 92. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)


1880s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1886-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 18 October 2017.)

1886 - patent - die for swaging spoon and fork blanks

Edward W. Shannon, assignor to Rogers & Hamilton Company. (21 September 1886; filed 3 July 1886). Letters patent no. 349,609; serial no. 207,078: Die for swaging spoon and fork blanks. (Viewed 24 April 2018. AAA02477).

1887 - advertisement

Rogers & Hamilton Co. (1887). Advertisement: "The Rogers & Hamilton Co., Manufacturers of Silver-Plated Ware...", (between pages 38 & 39). In Business directory of Central Connecticut, being towns on the New York & New England Railroad from Newburgh, NY to Willimantic, Conn. Carter & Company. (Viewed 17 September 2017. G00441.)

1888 - patent - design for the ornamentation of spoon-handles

Edward T. Schoonmaker, assignor to Rogers & Hamilton Company. (6 March 1888; filed 31 January 1888). Design no. 18,169; serial no. 262,588: Design for the ornamentation of spoon-handles. (Viewed 24 April 2018; AAA02476).

1888 - patent - design for the ornamentation of spoon-handles

Edward T. Schoonmaker, assignor to Rogers & Hamilton Company. (6 March 1888; filed 31 January 1888). Design no. 18,170; serial no. 262,589: Design for the ornamentation of spoon-handles. (Viewed 24 April 2018; AAA02478).

1889 - historical information

(1889). On "The Rogers & Hamilton Company", [pp. 27 (description of company) and photo of building (unnumbered page)]. In Waterbury and her industries. Fifty attractive and carefully selected views. (Viewed 3 March 2017. A01532; 1536.)

"The silver plating works of the Rogers & Hamilton Company, Waterbury, Conn., are situated upon the west bank of the Naugatuck river, in the portion of the city called Brooklyn. Built entirely of brick, in the most substantial manner, and equipped with the latest approved machinery, they are, without doubt, the finest works of the kind in this country for the manufacture of their specialty, Silver Plated Flat Ware.", (excerpt from p. 27 above).


1889 - historical information

(1889). On "Holmes, Booth & Haydens", [pp. 29-30 (description of company, Rogers & Hamilton predecessor) in history and 1889, and photo of building (unnumbered page)]. In Waterbury and her industries. Fifty attractive and carefully selected views. (Viewed 3 March 2017. A01533-34; A01538.)

1889 - patent - design for a spoon-handle

Frederick E. Prétat, assignor to Rogers & Hamilton Company. (1 October 1889; filed 26 August 1889). Design no. 19,337; serial no. 322,032: Design for a spoon-handle. (Viewed 24 April 2018; AAA02479).


1890s

1890 - map

(1890). Waterbury, Connecticut map, (map 23 showing "Rogers & Hamilton Co. and Holmes, Booth & Hayden"). Sanborn Map & Publishing Co. 31 leaves. (Viewed 3 March 2017. A01539-40.)


1892 advertisements

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1892 - four advertisements

Rogers & Hamilton. (April 1892). Advertisements: "Crown Hamilton..." The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review. (Viewed 27 September 2017. G00716; G00721; G00725; G00729.)

1892 - three advertisements

Rogers & Hamilton. (May 1892). Advertisements: "Crown Hamilton Flatware..." The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review. (Viewed 18 September 2017. G00493; G00499; G00734.)



1893 - historical information

D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). "The Rogers & Hamilton Co" listing, Waterbury, CT, (p. 215). In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. (Viewed 1 March 2017. A00514; A01454-55.)

"ROGERS & HAMILTON CO. (THE), Charles A. Hamilton, President and Treasurer."


1893 - news mention

(April 1893). News mention: "World’s Columbian Exposition... The Rogers & Hamilton Company have booked an initial order... for 100,000 forks and 200,000 spoons... House Furnishing Review, p. 175. (Viewed 3 October 2017. G01091.)

1893 - patent - design for a spoon

Charles E. Prétat, assignor to Rogers & Hamilton Company. (1 August 1893; filed 12 May 1893). Design no. 22,661; serial no. 474,028: Design for a spoon. (Viewed 24 April 2018; AAA02480).

1893 - patent - design for a handle for spoons, etc.

Wilbur H. Gaines, assignor to Rogers & Hamilton. (29 August 1893; filed 26 July 1893). Design no. 22,746; serial no. 481,556: Design for a handle for spoons, etc. (Viewed 24 April 2018; AAA02481).

1893 - patent - design for a handle for spoons, etc.

Frederick E. Pretat, assignor to Rogers & Hamilton Company. (29 August 1893; filed 26 July 1893). Design no. 22,747; serial no. 481,555: Design for a handle for spoons, etc. (Viewed 24 April 2018; AAA02475).

1894 - missing design catalogue

Rogers & Hamilton. (1894). [Pocket edition of 1894 standard price list of silver-plated flatware, (3rd ed.). Fully illustrated, 118 pp. (See news brief below. Viewed 21 September 2017. G00552.)

1894 - news brief

(25 October 1894). News brief: Regarding new pocket edition of Rogers & Hamilton price list. Hardware, p. 27. (Viewed 21 September 2017. G00552.)


1894 advertisements

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1894 - advertisement

Rogers & Hamilton. (25 October 1894). Advertisement: "... Special Offer... Majestic Berry Spoon..." (with illustration). Hardware, p. 38. (Viewed 20 September 2017. G00554.)

1894 - advertisement

Rogers & Hamilton. (25 November 1894). Advertisement: "If your jobber doesn’t carry our line, write direct to us... Branch Offices: 110 and 112 Wabash Ave., Chicago, Ill.; 19 Murray Street, New York; 120 Sutter Street, San Francisco, Cal.; 13 South Charles Street, Baltimore, Md.; 722 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa..." (with illustration). Hardware, p. 60. (Viewed 20 September 2017. G00572.)



1895 - advertisement

Rogers & Hamilton Co. (February 1895). Advertisement: "... Majestic Berry Spoon ..." (with illustration). Hardware Dealers’ Magazine, p. 179. (Viewed 30 September 2017. G00957.)

1895 - patent - design for a spoon

Frederick E. Prétat, assignor to Rogers & Hamilton Company. (4 June 1895; filed 13 February 1895). Design no. 24,353; serial no. 538,290: Design for a spoon. (Viewed 24 April 2018; AAA02482).

1896 - patent - design for a handle for spoons

Frederick E. Pretat, assignor to Rogers & Hamilton Company. (17 November 1896; filed 14 September 1896). Design no. 26,269; serial no. 605,831: Design for a handle for spoons. (Viewed 24 April 2018; AAA02483).

1897 - design catalogue

Rogers & Hamilton Co. (1 July 1897). Artistic plated ware. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 11 April 2017. A01496.)

c. 1897 - historical information

Davis, William T. (Ed.) (c. 1897). On "Rogers & Hamilton", (p. 903). 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; A02637.)


1900s

1900 - news mention

(3 January 1900). Chicago notes [news brief, talks about International Silver Co. consolidation and salesrooms effects in Chicago; mentions Barbour Silver Co., Holmes & Edwards Silver Co., Manhattan Silver Plate Co., Meriden Britannia Co., Rogers & Hamilton Co., Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. Jeweler’s Circular and Horological Review, p. 34. (Viewed 7 May 2018. AAA02967; AAA02074).


1903 advertisements

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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; .)



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.)


1910s

1917 - secondary source

(1917). Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography, vol 2. [On Frank W. Rogers (includes Rogers silver manufacturers information, (pp. 238-42 and portrait)]. The American Historical Society, Inc.: Boston, New York, Chicago. (Viewed 27 November 2016. AAA00514-18.)


1940s

1947 - secondary source

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). "Holmes, Booth & Haydens" mentions, (pp. 146-47, 155). In Century of silver, 1847-1947; Connecticut Yankees and a noble metal. 388 pp. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

1947 - secondary source

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). "Rogers & Hamilton" mention, (p. 118). In Century of silver, 1847-1947; Connecticut Yankees and a noble metal. 388 pp. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)


1960s

1968 - magazine article

Hodgson, Beulah D. (February 1968). [Rogers Brothers, The International Silver Company (/ Meriden Britannia), Meriden, Conn.] Silver Magazine. (Viewed 13 September 2017. G00209.)


1970s

1977 - secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1977). On "Rogers & Hamilton", [pp. 55, 158, 168-69 (see excerpt above)]. In An American heritage: A book on the International Silver Company. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)


1980s

1980 - secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. (Numerous mentions of Rogers-related companies, numerous photos and illustrations of designs, many reprinted trade catalogue pages showing designs. An essential reference.) (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

1980 - secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). On "The Rogers Brothers", (pp. 161-70; other mentions in book’s index; including reproduced illustration of William, Asa, and Simeon Rogers; adverts; b/w photos of spoons, building illustrations; and photo of Meriden Britannia building). In The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)


Footnote:
[1] According to Hogan in this source, Holmes, Booth and Haydens were established in 1853. In 1886, they were bought by Rogers and Hamilton. However, this unreferenced statement appears to conflict with the description of Holmes, Booth and Haydens in Waterbury and her industries. Fifty attractive and carefully selected views (online) (1889), (pp. 29-30).