Rogers brothers et al. (Meriden, CT and other locations) - historical design catalogues and other primary source information (2016)

An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource.

Design catalogues, other selected primary sources, other publications, and key secondary sources

Introduction, c. 1893:

ROGERS & BROS, C.
Established 1866. Manufacturers of all kinds of Silver-Plated Ware, Spoons, Forks, Knives, etc.; Casket Trimmings; also Drawer Pulls, Cabinet Hardware, etc., etc. Factory and Office, Foot of Butler St.

— D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). “C. Rogers & Bros.” (page 212). In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. Boston, MA; 223 pp. University of Connecticut call no. G1240 .H8 1893. Viewed 29 April 2016. [A00478-79]

"MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO. (THE)
In the year 1852 Messrs. I. C. Lewis, L. J. Curtis, W. W. Lyman, H. C. Wilcox and other gentlemen of Meriden, Conn., organized a manufacturing company for the production of articles in britannia metal and adopted the corporate name of Meriden Britannia Co. The officers of the new venture at that early period were Isaac C. Lewis, President, and Horace C. Wilcox, Secretary and Treasurer. The following summer George R. Curtis was made Treasurer, a position which he has occupied ever since. These gentlemen and Dennis C. Wilcox, who held the position of Secretary for many years and until his death in 1886, filled the official chairs from the beginning. From a moderate beginning the plant of this Company has increased until its floor surface covers over eight acres of space. It is one of the representative establishments of its kind in the world. The present officers of the Meriden Britannia Co. are: H. C. Wilcox, President; I. C. Lewis, superintendent; George H. Wilcox, Secretary; George R. Curtis, Treasurer; George M. Curtis, Assistant Treasurer, and George Rockwell, Auditor. H .C. Wilcox has been for years the chief executive officer. Capital $1,100,000. Manufacturers of "1847" Rodgers [sic] Bros. Silver Ware; Gold and Silver Plate on Fine Nickel Silver and White Metal; Tea, Coffee and Water Sets, Candelabra, Epergnes, Fruit Dishes, Cake Baskets, Baking Dishes, etc. etc. Offices: New York, Chicago, Meriden, London, Paris, San Francisco, and Hamilton, Ont."

—D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). “Meriden Britannia” (page 211) and illustration. In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. Boston, MA; 223 pp. Courtesy University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. Viewed 1 May 2016. [A00514; A00516]

A. Design catalogues and other selected primary sources

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1860). Illustrated catalogue of plated goods. 112 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. 642.7 R731c, 1860. Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00903]

1847 rogers brothers

Meriden Britannia Company. (after 1862). 1847 Rogers Brothers Spoons, Forks, Knives, etc. [Catalogue No. 36.] 163 pp. Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. 51.582; Connecticut Historical Society call no. F974.62 M651mbr#36 - offline. Viewed 28 April 2016. [A00464; C00001-41].

rogers, smith & company

Meriden Britannia Company. (1867). Price list of articles manufactured by the Meriden Britannia Company. New York; Sears; 192 pp. (Chiefly illustrations.) Library of Congress classification NK7199 .M42 (folio); New York State Library call no. 739 fM56; Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 M56 TC* ("Missing pages 113, 114, 171, 172. Used by Rogers, Smith, & Co."). Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00392; A00909-10]

rogers, smith & company

Meriden Britannia Company. (1867). Price list of articles manufactured by the Meriden Britannia Company. ("Missing pages 113, 114, 171, 172. Used by Rogers, Smith, & Co.") 192 pp. “Reprint” in Trade catalogues at Winterthur (microform), (v. 1) (1984). Clearwater Pub. Co.: New York. Yale University call no. Fiche B1101. (See worldcat.org for more locations; make sure location indicates being a holder of the microform in addition to the guide.) Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00518; A00902; A00904] [1]

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1867). [Catalogue]. 2 pp. “Reprint” in Trade catalogues at Winterthur (microform), (v. 1) (1984). Clearwater Pub. Co.: New York. Yale University call no. Fiche B1101. (The original doesn’t appear to be listed on the Winterthur online library catalog. See worldcat.org for more locations; make sure location indicates being a holder of the microform in addition to the guide.) Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00518-19; A00902] [2]

william rogers

William Rogers Mfg. Co. (1875). Price list of silver plated goods. 42 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 R71 TC. Viewed 18 June 2016. [A00874].

william rogers

William Rogers Mfg. Co. (1875). Price list of silver plated goods. 42 pp. "Reprint" in Trade catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, Part 2 microfiche (no. 3110 or 3112) (c. 1991). University Publications of America: Bethesda, MD. Yale University call no. Fiche B2264 3112. (See worldcat.org for other locations). [A00868; A00871-73] [3]

1847 rogers brothers

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1876?). Illustrated catalogue and price list of patent perfection granite ironware, nickel plated, britannia and planished goods. 105 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. F974.62 M636rs – offline. Viewed 28 April 2016. [C00014-22]

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1878). Illustrated catalogue and price list of electro silver plate, on nickel silver and white metal. 230 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. FF974.62 M651rs #1 - offline. Viewed 28 April 2016. [C00001-30]

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1878). Revised price list of electro silver plated spoons, forks, etc. 46 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. FF974.62 M651rs - offline. [C00014-27]

rogers, smith & company

Rogers, Smith & Co. (1879). Twelfth appendix to… illustrated catalogue and price list of electro silver plate, on nickel silver and white metal. 138 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. FF974.62 M651rs#2 - offline. [C00001-33]

william rogers

William Rogers. (1878-93). Price List no. 46. Silver plated spoons, forks, knives, etc. Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. 58.623.1. Viewed 30 April 2016. [A00487]

Middletown Plate Company (1879). Illustrated catalogue and price list of fine electro silver plate on hard white metal [including flatware manufactured by Rogers & Brother]. 117 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 M62 F TC; Yale University call no. WF 248. Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. MMA accession no. 66.655.12. Viewed 16 May 2016. [A00670-71; A00840]

wm rogers

Wm. Rogers; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1879). Complete illustrated pocket price list... finest quality only of silver electro-plated spoons, forks, etc. Wallingford, CT; 103 pp. New York Historical Society call no. TS680 .R65 1879. Viewed 10 May 2016. [A00626]

wm rogers

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1881). Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., manufacturers of the finest quality electro silver plated hollow ware: in great variety. ("Appendix no. 4, August, 1881". Also includes Wm. Rogers knives and spoons; adverts on back cover for Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., and Hall, Elton & Co forks; and additional appendix no. 5, October 1881.) 84 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. F974.62 W212 si 1881 - offline. (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library offline.) Viewed 20 April 2016. [A00979; C00001-21]


Rogers & Brother. (1882). Price list of Rogers & Brother. Waterbury, CT, 64 pp. Courtesy Library of Congress. Viewed 28 April 2016. [A00465; AAA00014]

c rogers and brothers

C. Rogers & Bros. (1882). Wholesale price list of coffin and casket trimmings, manufacture by C. Rogers and bros. University of Texas call no. TS 2301 U5 R643. 24 pp. Viewed 30 April 2016. [A00488]

william rogers

William Rogers Mfg Co. (1890). Price-list. 86 pp. Hartford, Conn. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 R71p TC. Viewed 18 June 2016. [A00875]

william rogers

William Rogers Mfg. Co. (1890). Price-list. 86 pp. “Reprint” in Trade catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, Part 2 microfiche (no. 3110 or 3111). (c. 1991). University Publications of America: Bethesda, MD. Yale University call no. Fiche B2264 3111. (See worldcat.org for other locations). Viewed 18 June 2016. [A00868; A00871; A00876-77] [4]

1847 rogers brothers

Meriden Britannia Company. (1890). Staple goods: Gold and silver plate. 176 pp. ["This catalogue contains... a complete assortment of 1847.- Rogers Bros. - A1." (p. 2)] Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 M56st TC*. Viewed 10 May 2016. [A00613]

wm rogers

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1890). [Catalogue] [Pocket ed.]. 204 pp. (“Our forks, spoons, etc., are manufactured under the personal supervision of Mr. Wm. Rogers” – Winterthur trade catalogue book). Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 S61 TC. Viewed 10 May 2016 [A00619]

wm rogers

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1890). [Catalogue] [Pocket ed.]. 204 pp. (“Our forks, spoons, etc., are manufactured under the personal supervision of Mr. Wm. Rogers”.) “Reprint” in Trade catalogues at Winterthur (microform), (v. 1) (1984). Clearwater Pub. Co.: New York. Yale University call no. Fiche B1101. (See worldcat.org for more locations; make sure location indicates being a holder of the microform in addition to the guide.) [A00518; A00902; A00906] [5]

1847 rogers brothers

Meriden Britannia Company / Rogers Brothers Manufacturing Company. (c. 1890). Spoons, forks, knives, etc. 1847 Rogers Bros. [catalogue No. 43]. 141 pp. [Smithsonian Institution, Cooper-Hewitt, New York, call no. 048815 quarto; Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 M56d TC*. Viewed 20 June 2016. [A00934-35]

1847 rogers brothers

Meriden Britannia Company / Rogers Brothers Manufacturing Company. (c. 1890). Spoons, forks, knives, etc. (1847 Rogers Bros.) [catalogue No. 43]. 141 pp. “Reprint” in Trade catalogues at Winterthur (microform), (v. 1) (1984). Clearwater Pub. Co.: New York. Yale University call no. Fiche B1101. (See worldcat.org for more locations; make sure location indicates being a holder of the microform in addition to the guide.) [A00518; A00902; A00904] [6]

wm rogers

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1891). Catalogue and price list of the Wm. Rogers spoons, forks, knives, etc. in extra, triple, and sectional plates [catalogue no. 27]. 138 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 S61r* TC. Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00907]

wm rogers

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1891). Catalogue and price list of the Wm. Rogers spoons, forks, knives, etc. in extra, triple, and sectional plates [catalogue no. 27]. 138 pp. “Reprint” in Trade catalogues at Winterthur (microform), (v. 1) (1984). Clearwater Pub. Co.: New York. Yale University call no. Fiche B1101. (See worldcat.org for more locations; make sure location indicates being a holder of the microform in addition to the guide.) Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00518; A00902; A00906] [7]


Rogers & Brother. (1892). Price list of the celebrated Rogers & Bro. A-1 electro silver plated spoons, forks, knives, etc. 124 pp. Courtesy Winterthur Museum, Delaware. Viewed 2 May 2016. [A00521; AAA00023]

wm rogers

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (personally supervised by Wm. Rogers (Jr.). (late 19th century). Fine goods: Superior patterns of flatware. (CHS catalogue had this listed as: Price-list of silver-plated articles made by…) 14 pp. Courtesy Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT / Supported by Design Meriden. Viewed 1 June 2016. [C00001-08; A00729] [8]

1847 rogers brothers

Meriden Britannia Company. (1893). World’s Fair: The Meriden Britannia Co. ; also makers of 1847 Rogers Bros. spoons, knifes, forks, etc. 12 pp. ("Catalogue of silver plated ware displayed in its pavilion at the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893.") Courtesy Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT / Supported by Design Meriden. Viewed 1 June 2016. [A00393; A00731]

1847 rogers brothers

International Silver Company. (after 1898). Heraldic (pattern for) "1847 Rogers Bros." Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accession no. 61.555.20. Viewed 28 April 2016. [A00469]

1847 rogers brothers

International Silver Company. (after 1898). Louvain (pattern of) "1847 Rogers Bros." silverware. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accession no. 61.555.18. Viewed 28 April 2016. [A00468]

william rogers

William Rogers Mfg. Co. (c. 1900). Catalogue no. 35… high-grade hollow ware. 80 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 R70* TC. Viewed 18 June 2016. [A00880]

william rogers

William Rogers Mfg. Co. (c. 1900). Catalogue no. 35… high-grade hollow ware. 80 pp. (“This catalogue succeeds the firm’s catalog no. 28.”) “Reprint” in Trade catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, Part 2 microfiche (no. 3110). (c. 1991). University Publications of America: Bethesda, MD. Yale University call no. Fiche B2264 3110. (See worldcat.org for other locations). [A00868; A00871; A00878-89] [9]


Rogers & Brother. (c. 1900). Knives forks spoons etc.: Rogers & Bro., A-1 (Trade Mark): Made by Rogers & Brother, International Silver Company, successor, Waterbury, Conn. [Catalogue no. 104]. 63 pp. New York Historical Society call no. NK7119.R65 1900z. Viewed 28 April 2016. [A00471]

1847 rogers brothers

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1910). Price list of 1847 Rogers Bros. spoons, forks, knives, etc. (“Includes two brochures laid in at rear that describe the Sharon and Salem patterns of silver plate”… “The Meriden Britannia Co. was a part of the International Silver Co.”) Meriden, CT, 48 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 M56e TC. Viewed 29 April 2016. [A00486]

1847 rogers brothers

Meriden Britannia Company (c. 1910). Price list of 1847 Rogers Bros. spoons, forks, knives, etc. [catalogue no. 93]. 48 pp. “Reprint” in Trade Catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, Part 2 microfiche (no. 3101). (“Includes two brochures laid in at rear that describe the Sharon and Salem patterns of silver plate”… “The Meriden Britannia Co. was a part of the International Silver Co.”) Also see no. 3012 for a price list that sounds very similar.) (c. 1991). University Publications of America: Bethesda, MD. Yale University call nos. Fiche B2264 3101 & Fiche B2264 3102. (See worldcat.org for other locations). [A00868; A00889; A00897-900] [10]

1847 rogers brothers

Meriden Britannia Company (c. 1910). Price list of 1847 Rogers Bros. spoons, forks, knives, etc. [catalogue no. 93]. 48 pp. "Reprint" in Trade catalogues at Winterthur (microform), (v. 1) (1984). Clearwater Pub. Co.: New York. Yale University call no. Fiche B1101. (See worldcat.org for more locations; make sure location indicates being a holder of the microform in addition to the guide.) [A00518; A00902; A00904] [11]

1847 rogers brothers

Meriden Britannia Company. (1916). 1847 Rogers Bros. spoons, forks, knives, etc. 26 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. QUARTO 739.2283 M561c, 1916. Viewed 1 August 2016. [A01125]

1847 rogers brothers

Meriden Britannia Company. (1919?). 1847 Rogers Bros.: spoons, forks, knives, etc. / Meriden Britannia Co. [no. 151] 16 pp. Hagley Museum and Library, Delaware, call no. Trade Cat .M561 1919. Viewed 1 August 2016. [A01126]

1847 rogers brothers

International Silver Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (192?). 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplated hollowware (catalogue no. 175). 47 pp. Hagley Museum and Library call no. f Trade Cat .I613 192-. Viewed 16 October 2016. [A01212]

1847 rogers brothers

International Silver Company. (1922). 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate. Meriden, CT. 16 pp. The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI, call no. X.P.B. 1922. Viewed 28 April 2016. [A00468]

1847 rogers brothers

International Silver Company. (1922). The "Anniversary" Pattern, 1847 Rogers Bros. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, call no. 61.504.10. Viewed 28 April 2016. [A00467]

1847 rogers brothers

Luza, Reynaldo / Meriden Britannia Company / Rogers Brothers Manufacturing Company. (192-). Presenting Silhouette: A new pattern in 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate. ("This portfolio was created and printed in Paris by Draeger for 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate, International Silver Co., Meriden, Conn."—Page [11]. "The drawings are by Reynaldo Luza"—Page [11].) 1 volume, unpaged. Columbia University, New York, call no. AK7240 M543 F. Viewed 1 August 2016. [A01127]

1847 rogers brothers

International Silver Company. (c. 1924-29). The mode in modern table decoration. (“Promotional booklet for 1847 Rogers Bros. Silverplate flatware”). 7 unnumbered pages. Harvard University Hollis no. 014605452. Viewed 3 May 2016. [A00524]

1847 rogers brothers

International Silver Company. (1920-25). Anniversary Pattern, 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate (brochure). Historic New England organization, Boston, MA, reference code EP001.12.012.006.013. Viewed 24 June 2016. [A00958]

1847 rogers brothers

International Silver Company. (c. 1925). International Silver Co. silverplate: 1847 Rogers Bros., Wm. Rogers & Son, Holmes & Edwards. 40 pp. The Strong, Rochester, NY, call no. TS735.I5785 I57856 1925. Viewed 24 June 2016. [A00957]

1847 rogers brothers

International Silver Company. (c. 1929). Chest and utility tray combinations 1847 Rogers Bros. silverplate. 24 pp. The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI call no. P.B. ca. 1929. Viewed 22 November 2016. [A01283]

wm rogers and son

International Silver Company. (c. 1931). Wm. Rogers & Son genuine original Rogers silverplate. ("Successors to Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.") Meriden, CT. Number of pages unknown. Smithsonian Institution call no. 029586. Viewed 30 April 2016. [A00489]

1847 rogers brothers

International Silver Company / 1847 Rogers Bros.; Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. 1935). 1847 Rogers Bros., Wm. Rogers & Son hollow ware, approx. 106 pp. [Including Modernist lines: Modern Colonial; Arcadia; Legacy.] Meriden Historical Society. (Copy in Design Meriden / artdesigncafe library - offline). Viewed 24 September 2016. [AAA00202]

c rogers and brothers

International Silver Company / C. Rogers & Bros. (193?). Rogers & Bro. silverplated holloware. 4 pp. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford call no. QUARTO 739.2283 I61c, 193-. Viewed 22 November 2016. [A01282]

1847 rogers brothers

International Silver Company. (1951). Eighteen forty seven Rogers Bros. America’s finest silverplate... Number of pages unknown. Smithsonian Institution call no 029588. Viewed 30 April 2016. [A00490]

1847 rogers brothers

International Silver Company. (1952). Rogers sterling, beauty and craftsmanship in solid silver: Products of the International Silver Company. 44 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. QUARTO 739.2283 I61c, 1952. Viewed 30 April 2016. [A00491]



Other design catalogues without precise years of publication

1847 rogers brothers

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Spoons, forks, knives, etc. : made by the Meriden Britannia Co. ... : [catalogue no. 43]. (Added title: “1847 Rogers Bros. spoons forks knives…”) 141 pp. SI, Cooper Hewitt, New York call no. q 048815. Viewed 10 May 2016. [A00622]

1847 rogers brothers

International Silver Company. (19—?). Price list of 1847 Rogers Bros. spoons, forks, knives, etc., book no. 70. 61 pp. [Some tears and water damage.] Connecticut Historical Society call no. 739.23 I61p – offline. Viewed 10 May 2016. [C00014-37]



B. Other historical documentation

william rogers

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

c rogers and brothers

Davis, Charles Henry Stanley. (1870). "C. Rogers & Bros." mention (pp. 493). In History of Wallingford, Conn. From its settlement in 1670 to the present time: Including Meriden, which was one of its parishes until 1806, and Cheshire, which was incorporated in 1780. (Also see "Manufactures section": pp. 472-495.) 1086 pp. Courtesy University of California Libaries. Meriden: Published by the author. Viewed 17 November 2016. [A00793-94]

c rogers and brothers

(1884). Meriden, Connecticut map, (p. 9 showing Butler street below Hanover and C. Rogers & Bros.). Sanborn Map & Publishing Co. 14 leaves. Courtesy Yale University. Viewed 21 November 2016. [A01026; AAA00008]. For other maps, see the historical Meriden maps online webpage.)

william rogers

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (1893). Silver table ware, how it is made. 20 pp. (“Published in conjunction with World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago”.) Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. T 500 A2 M6 no. 6; Connecticut Historical Society call no. 642.7 W719w. [A00520; A00901]

william rogers

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (1893). Silver table ware, how it is made. 20 pp. (“Published in conjunction with World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago”). “Reprint” in Trade catalogues at Winterthur (microform), (v. 1) (1984). Clearwater Pub. Co.: New York. Yale University call no. Fiche B1101. (See worldcat.org for more locations; make sure location indicates being a holder of the microform in addition to the guide.) Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00518-19; A00902] [12]

william rogers

Hall, Henry. (1895). “Horace C. Wilcox” (1824-90), director of Rogers Bro’s of Waterbury, (pp. 872-3). In America’s successful men of affairs. An encyclopedia of contemporaneous biography (vol II). The New York Tribune; 1074 pp. Courtesy University of California, Berkeley. Viewed 19 April 2016. [A00396-97]

1847 rogers brothers

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft (compiled by). (1895) "C. Rogers & Bros." In Art souvenir edition of the Meriden Daily Journal illustrating the city of Meriden, Connecticut in the year 1895, p. 40. The Journal Publishing Company: Meriden, CT. Courtesy Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT. Viewed 17 November 2016. [A00787-88]. (For more Rogers-related historical accounts, see Meriden-area history books online.)

c rogers and brothers

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). "C. Rogers & Bros." sub-section including illustration of building (pp. 47-8). (Also, biographies on C. Rogers & Bros. partners: Cephas B. Rogers, Gilbert Rogers, and Walter Fiske Rogers, including portraits (pp. 503-12, Part II). In A century of Meriden: A historic record and pictorial description of the town of Meriden, Connecticut and the men who made it, from earliest settlement to close of its first century of incorporation, (Part III). 1248 pp overall. Courtesy Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN Viewed 19 November 2016. [A00791-92]

william rogers

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). Biographies of Rogers Bros. Co. (Waterbury) and Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (Hartford) management: George Redfield Curtis (director) (pp. 305-08 including portrait); Horace C. Wilcox (director) (pp. 530-32 including portrait). In A century of Meriden: A historic record and pictorial description of the town of Meriden, Connecticut and the men who made it, from earliest settlement to close of its first century of incorporation, (Part II). 1248 pp overall. Courtesy Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN Viewed 19 November 2016. [A00791-92]

1847 rogers brothers

(1907). The silver standard: A periodical of 1847, (vol. II & III). [Publication for distributors]. Courtesy Winterthur Library, Delaware. Viewed 29 October 2016. [AAA00395; A01220]

1847 rogers brothers

(1917). Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography, vol 3. [On George H. Wilcox, president of International Silver Company, and Horace C. Wilcox (partner, Meriden Britannia; director: Manning, Bowman & Co.; Meriden Silver Plate Co.; Rogers Brothers (Waterbury); R. Wallace & Sons (Wallingford); William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (Hartford), (pp. 70-3).] The American Historical Society, Inc.: Boston, New York, Chicago. Courtesy Connecticut State Library. Viewed 28 November 2016. [AAA00525; AAA00540-41]

rogers brothers

International Silver Company of Canada Limited / Rogers Brothers. (1933). Answering the question: How much silver. 16 pp. University of Toronto call no. lang pam 00371. Viewed 10 May 2016. [A00621]



C. Key secondary resources

rogers brothers

(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. Courtesy Connecticut State Library. Viewed 27 November 2016. [AAA00514-18]

rogers brothers

(1917). Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography, vol 3. [On Gilbert Rogers (and C. Rogers & Brothers), (pp. 342-46).] The American Historical Society, Inc.: Boston, New York, Chicago. Courtesy Connecticut State Library. Viewed 28 November 2016. [AAA00525; AAA00537-39]

rogers brothers

(c. 1920). Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography, vol 7. [On William Henry Watrous: manager, Plating Department, Rogers Brothers, Waterbury; acquired Norwich Cutlery; President of Watrous Manufacturing Company, (pp. 296-97 and portrait). The American Historical Society, Inc.: Boston, New York, Chicago. Courtesy Connecticut State Library. Viewed 28 November 2016. [AAA00510-13]

william rogers

Snow, William G. (1935). The Cowles family in the Turkey Hills District: The Spoonville factory — its predecessors and successors. 2 leaves. (Subjects include: Meriden Britannia Company, International Silver Company, and William Rogers Mfg Co.) Connecticut State Library call no. HD9537.U64 C69 1935. Viewed 2 May 2016. [A00517]

william rogers

Wendover, Sanford H. (1956). On Horace C. Wilcox, Rogers brothers, Meriden Britannia Company and Wilcox Silver Plate Co., (pp. 87-91). In 150 years of Meriden. Meriden: Meriden Sesquicentennial Committee. (Published in connection with the observance of the city’s sesquicentennial, June 17-23, 1956). Courtesy of University of Connecticut Libraries, Storrs, CT. Viewed 27 November 2016. [A00789-90]

1847 rogers brothers

Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver. 392 pp. ISBN: 0-300-10927-x. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press. (Book accompanied exhibition at 5 American venues.) Multiple locations: see worldcat.org.

1847 rogers brothers

Preece, Robert. (28 September 2016). Jewel Stern interview: Modernist silver from Meriden-Wallingford. Design Meriden at artdesigncafe.com, 1(2).



Footnotes:
[1] McKinstry, E. Richard / Winterthur Museum. (1984). Trade catalogues at Winterthur: A guide to the literature of merchandising, 1750 to 1980. [Entry no. 1665, p. 290.] Garland Publishing: New York and London. Viewed 19 June 2016. (Please note, sometimes the trade catalogue itself is searchable in a library catalogue, and sometimes one needs to search the microform series as a whole.) Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00518; A00904]

[2] See footnote no. 1. [Entry no. 1681, p. 293]. Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00518-19]

[3] See Thompson, Eleanor McD. (1991). Guide to the microfiche edition of trade catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, part 2, (entries no. 3110 and 3112). 184 pp. Courtesy Winterthur Museum, Delaware. [A00868; A00871] (Please note, sometimes the trade catalogue itself is searchable in a library catalogue, and sometimes one needs to search the microform series as a whole.)

[4] Ibid. See entries no. 3110 and 3111. Viewed 18 June 2016. [A00868; A00871]

[5] See footnote no. 1. Entry no. 1686, p. 294. Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00518; A00906]

[6] See footnote no. 1. Entry no. 1670, p. 291. Viewed 20 June 2016. [A00518; A00904]

[7] See footnote no. 1. Entry no. 1687, p. 294. Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00518; A00906]

[8] This text is essential reading for anyone interested in the confusing “Rogers” situation for silver in CT at the time. Wm. Rogers (Jr) offers a lengthy account.

[9] See footnote no. 3, entry 3110. Viewed 18 June 2016. [A00868; A00871].

[10] See footnote no. 3. Entry 3101. (Also see entry 3102.) Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00868; A00889]

[11] See footnote no. 1. Entry no. 1671, p. 291. Viewed 20 June 2016. [A00518; A00904]

[12] See footnote no. 1. Entry no. 1682, p. 293. Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00518-19]



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