Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co., Hartford design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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"[In] 1853 a new company, Rogers Brothers Manufacturing Company, was formed. William [Rogers] was President and both he and [Asa] Rogers, large stockholders. Simeon [Rogers] became a stockholder a few months later. They erected a four story, brick factory to suit their particular needs at the corner of Trumbull and Hicks Streets [in Hartford]. In 1856, for reasons not clear, William left the firm (although remaining as a director and stockholder) and with George W. Smith... organized Rogers, Smith and Co.".

— Edmund P. Hogan in The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities (1980), pp 166-67.


This compilation focuses on design catalogues and historical information concerning Rogers Bros. Mfg Co. A link to a page focused on Rogers Bros. Mfg Co. designs is above. For designs and comparable material about other Meriden-related Rogers silver and cutlery companies, see the Rogers section (under "B. ISC, predecessors and divisions") on the Design Meriden overview page.


A. Rogers Bros. Mfg Co. design catalogues

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Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co. (1857). Best Electro Plate. 35 pp. [Lithographs and illustrations of flatware and Hollow ware; unclear status about this documentation.] Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 20 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 078]

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Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co. (1857). Price list of electro-plated goods, manufactured by the Rogers Bro’s Manufacturing Company. 51 pp. Hartford, CT: Case, Lockwood and Co. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. 739.2283 R731p, 1857 (link to library entry). Viewed 6 May 2017. [A02384]

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Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co. (1857). [Presumably selected pages from design catalogue]. In Pyne Press. (1972). Victorian silverplated holloware; tea services, caster sets, ice water pitchers, card receivers, napkin rings, knife rests, toilet sets, goblets, cups, trays and waiters, epergnes, butter dishes, pickle casters, salts, tureens, communion services. Compiled by the editors of the Pyne Press. 156 pp. 16-page bibliography. Princeton, NJ. [ISBN - 0878610197 0878610200] Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian, New York call no. NK7240 .V52X (link to library entry); American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA, call no. Y795 V645 V972 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for various other locations). Updated 23 April 2017. [A01452; A02255]

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Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co. (1860). Illustrated Catalogue of Plated Goods. 119 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Viewed 20 February 2017. [AAA00570 - 079]

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Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co. (1860). [Part of] reprinted page from catalogue (presumably above) showing designs for 11 children’s cups, and page showing designs of 4 dinner casters, (1860). In Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities, (p. 51, 104). Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. ISBN 0-916838-30-7. University of Connecticut Library call no. NK7240.5 .H63 1980 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 19 April 2017. [DM]



B. Rogers Bros. Mfg Co. - other historical information

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Search for various advertisements and newspaper articles - search engines. See: Chronicling America at Library of Congress; fultonhistory.com (over 35 million historical newspaper pages from USA and Canada); and Google News. Viewed 16 October 2016.



C. Rogers Bros. Mfg Co. - secondary sources

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May, Earl Chapin. (1947). On "Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co.", (pp. 52-3, 73, 100-05, 117-18). In A century of silver 1847-1947. Robert M. McBride & Company: New York. Yale University Library, call no. Jke33 C8 947M (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 19 April 2017. [DM]

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Hogan, Edmund P. (1977). On "Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co.", [pp. 33, 36, 46, 144 [photo of coffee urn (1853-62), 145 [photos of two coffee pots (1857; 1855)]. In An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company. Taylor Publishing Company: Dallas, TX. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York call no. HD9536.Uf4 I554 1977 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 19 April 2017. [DM]

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Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). "Rogers Bros. Mfg Co." mentions, [pp. 38 (ice pitchers), 63 (nut and fruit bowls), 68-9 (including photos of two teapots and coffee urn), 101 (children’s silverware), 104 (children’s cups, including 1860 catalogue illustrations showing 11 designs), 166-67 (including two illustrations of buildings)]. In The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. ISBN 0-916838-30-7. University of Connecticut Library call no. NK7240.5 .H63 1980 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 19 April 2017. [DM]

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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. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. ISBN 0-916838-30-7. University of Connecticut Library call no. NK7240.5 .H63 1980 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 19 April 2017. [DM]



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