Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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SIMPSON, HALL, MILLER & CO., Wallingford, Conn.
In 1866, [Samuel Simpson] started another business in Wallingford under the name of Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. In 1878, when the last contract between Wm. Rogers, Jr. and the Meriden Britannia Co. expired, Simpson made a fifteen year agreement with Rogers to supervise production and marketing of a brand called (Eagle) Wm. Rogers (Star). Although this mark had been used on coin silver by the original Rogers brothers, this was the first use on silverplate. In 1895, a few years before the International Silver Co. was formed, the company started making sterling silver. Eventually the entire plant was devoted to sterling, both flatware and holloware."

— Edmund P. Hogan in An American heritage: A book on the International Silver Company (1977), pp. 162-63.


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1860s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1866-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 18 October 2017.)

Price list

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (186?). Price list of Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.’s heavy plated Argentine, Silver Ring and Finish, Albata, and Britannia spoons. Wallingford, CT; 6 pp. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00883.)

Price list reprint

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (186?). Price list of Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.’s heavy plated Argentine, Silver Ring and Finish, Albata, and Britannia spoons. Wallingford, CT; 6 pp. “Reprint” in Trade Catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, Part 2 microfiche (no. 3114) (c. 1991). University Publications of America: Bethesda, MD. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00868; A00871; A00881-82.) [2]

Price list

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1869). Price list of improved electro plated wares. Wallingford, CT; 90 pp. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00307.)

Design catalogue excerpt reprint

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1869). Catalog [presumably excerpt]. Reprinted in Silver Magazine, (November / December 1990 issue). (Viewed 13 September 2017. G00204.)

SHMC in 1869 American Institute fair

(1870). Thirtieth annual report of the American Institute, of the City of New York, for the year 1869-70. [American Institute fair, New York (1869, specific dates unknown). Exhibitors include "Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., 19 John street, New York, [award] for plated ware. Second medal and diploma", (p. 24).] Albany: The Argus Company, Printers. (Viewed 4 June 2017. A02589-92; AAA00588.)


1870s

Historical information

Davis, Charles Henry Stanley. (1870). "Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co." section, building illustration and portrait of Simpson (pp. 475, 478-79). 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. Meriden: Published by the author. (Viewed 17 November 2016. A00793-94.)

SHMC in 1870 fair

(1871). Thirty-first annual report of the American Institute, of the City of New York, for the year 1870-71. [Exhibitors (p. 27) include: "Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., 19 John street, (award) for silver plated ware. Second premium".] (Viewed 4 June 2017. A02588-89.)

SHMC in 1871 fair

See: (1872). Thirty-second annual report of the American Institute, of the City of New York, for the year 1871-72. [Exhibitors (p. 28) include Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.] Albany: The Argus Company, Printers. (Viewed 4 June 2017. A02586-87.)

Design catalogue

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1872). Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.’s catalogue of improved electro plated ware. Wallington [sic], CT, 112 pp. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00306.)

Design catalogue

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1873). Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co’s catalogue of improved electro plated ware [trade catalogue]. Wallingford, CT; 155 pp. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00302.)

SHMC in 1876 exhibition

(1877). Souvenir of the Centennial exhibition [1876]: Connecticut’s representation at Philadelphia. [Exhibition dates: 10 May - 10 November 1876, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia; core section: pp 99-111; also see exhibits list: pp. 124-27; Exhibitors including Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (Wallingford)]. 380 pp. Geo. D. Curtis: Hartford, CT. (Viewed 25 June 2016. A00965-75.)

"Simpson, Hall, Miller and Company... produced a special multi-faceted water cooler, holding twenty gallons. After the Fair ended, this piece was moved to Hartford... and now rests on a marble top table in the hall of the Connecticut House of Representative in the State Capitol Building."

— Edmund P. Hogan in The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities (1980), Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA, (p. 17). (See listing below.)

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). ["Bronze medal awarded to Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co."]. [AAA00588] [3]

Design catalogue

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1878). Illustrated catalogue and price list of fine electro silver plated ware: Heavily plated on white metal and nickel silver. 186 pp. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00303-05.)

Design catalogue excerpt

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1878). Reprinted page showing 4 sardine boxes, a mustard pot, cheese dish and gravy boat (1878). In Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities, (p. 85). Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. (Updated 20 April 2017. DM.)

1878 advertisements

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Three advertisements

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (February, March and April 1878). Advertisements: "... Fine Electro-Silver Plated Ware, Factories, Wallingford, Conn., Salesroom, No. 676 Broadway, N. Y..." (including illustration of butter dish). The Jewelers’ Circular. (Viewed 20 September 2017. G00500; G00504; G00507.)

Five advertisements

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (May-September 1878). Advertisements: "... Fine Electro-Silver Plated Ware, Factories, Wallingford, Conn., Salesroom, No. 676 Broadway, N. Y..." (including illustration of epergne). The Jewelers’ Circular. (Viewed 20 September 2017. G00512; G00516; G00520; G00523; G00527.)

Two advertisements

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (October-November 1878). Advertisements: "... Fine Electro-Silver Plated Ware, Factories, Wallingford, Conn., Salesroom, No. 676 Broadway, N. Y..." (including illustration of epergne). The Jewelers’ Circular. (Viewed 20 September 2017. G00531; G00535.)

Advertisement

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (December 1878). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Fine Silver-Plated Ware, Factories, Wallingford, Conn., Salesroom, No. 676 Broadway, N. Y... We will remove our Salesroom to No. 36 East Fourteenth Street, Union Square, about February 1st, 1879..." (including illustration of epergne). The Jewelers’ Circular, p. v. (Viewed 20 September 2017. G00538.)



Price list

William Rogers / Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1878-93). Price List no. 46. Silver Plated Spoons, Forks, Knives, Etc... [trade catalogue]. (Updated 20 April 2017. A00625.)

Price list

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. (Updated 20 April 2017. A00626.)

Design catalogue

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1879). Illustrated catalogue and price list of fine electro silver plated ware, heavily plated on white metal and nickel silver. Wallingford, CT, 92 pp. ("Published as an appendix to the Co.’s 1878 catalog".) (Updated 20 April 2017. A00299-301.)

SHMC in 1879-80 exhibition

Commission of the United States. (1879). Sydney International Exhibition: United States Court - Official catalogue of exhibits. [Exhibition dates: 17 September 1879 - 20 April 1880, Sydney, Australia.] (For Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., see p. 9.) (Viewed 2 March 2017. A01524-27.)

Two advertisements

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (November & December 1879). Advertisements: "... Canadian Electro Plated Ware, In order to protect our Canadian Trade we have opened a branch factory at Montreal..." (with two different illustrations of designs.) The Trader (Toronto, ON). (Viewed 28 September 2017. G00777-78.)


1880s

SHMC in 1880-81 exhibition

(1880). Melbourne International Exhibition 1880; The official catalogue of the exhibits, with introductory notes of the countries exhibiting, v. II, second edition to the first issue. [Exhibition dates: 1 October 1880 - 30 April 1881, Australia. American exhibits, including Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (Class 24.— Goldsmiths’ and Silversmiths’ Work, p. 235).] Viewed 26 June 2016. [A00997-1000]

SIMPSON, HALL, MILLER & CO.:
"Prize medal and Highest Awards at the Australian International Exhibition, Melbourne, 1880-81, in competition with the leading manufacturers of the world."

"As an evidence of the superiority of our wares, and the increased sale of them throughout all parts of the civilized world, we have the pleasure of informing our customers, that at the recent International Exhibition held at Melbourne, Australia, our wares, in competition with forty-four of the leading manufacturers of America, England, France, Germany, and other manufacturing states of Europe, were awarded the First Prize Medal and highest awards, by a jury of experts especially selected and qualified to abjudicate on metallurgy and electro-plating."

— p. 4; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1881). Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., manufacturers of the finest quality electro silver plated hollow ware: in great variety trade catalogue. (For more information, see entry below.)

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). ["Silver medal awarded to Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. for plated wares"]. [AAA00588] [3]


1880 advertisements

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (February 1880). Advertisement: "... Canadian Electro-Plated Ware, In order to protect our Canadian Trade we have opened a branch factory at Montreal..." The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 1. (Viewed 28 September 2017. G00779.)

Advertisement

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (March 1880). Advertisement: "Canadian Electro-Plated Ware..." (Messrs. Zimmerman, McNaught & Co., sole wholesale agents for Ontario). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 8. (Viewed 28 September 2017. G00780.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (April 1880). Advertisement: "... In order to protect our Canadian Trade we have opened a branch factory at Montreal..." The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 8. (Viewed 28 September 2017. G00781.)

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Zimmerman, McNaught & Co. (November 1880). Advertisement: "... Electro Plated Hollow Ware... Rogers, Smith & Co., Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. ... [1847] Rogers Bros. [/ Meriden Britannia Company] ..." The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 8. (Viewed 28 September 2017. G00788.)

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Zimmerman, McNaught & Co. (December 1880). Advertisement: "... Electro Plated Hollow Ware... Rogers, Smith & Co., Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. ... [1847] Rogers Bros. [/ Meriden Britannia Company] ..." The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 1. (Viewed 28 September 2017. G00788.)



Design catalogue

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. (Viewed 20 April 2016. A00979; C00001-21. DM.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. F974.62 W212 si 1881.

1882 advertisements

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Four advertisements

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (July-October 1882). Advertisements: "... Fine Silver Plated Ware..." (with two illustations of spoons in the St. James and Geneva patterns). The Trader (Toronto, ON). (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00789-92.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (November 1882). Advertisement: "... Silver-Plate Flat and Hollow Ware..." The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 10. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00793.)



1883 advertisements

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (January 1883). Advertisement: "Silver-Plate Flat and Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of cruet stand). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 12. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00797.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (February 1883). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of tilting water pitcher). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 12. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00796.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (March 1883). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of cruet stand). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 17. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00798.)

Three advertisements

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (April-June 1883). Advertisements: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of tilting water pitcher). The Trader (Toronto, ON). (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00800; G00802; G00804.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (July 1883). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of cruet stand). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 13. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00806.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (August 1883). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of tilting water pitcher). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 13. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00808.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (September 1883). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of cruet stand). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 13. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00810.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (October 1883). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of tilting water pitcher). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 13. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00812.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (November 1883). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of cruet stand). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 13. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00814.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (December 1883). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of tilting water pitcher). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 13. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00816.)



Design catalogue

Simpson, Hall & Co. (1884). [Catalogue]. 262 pp. (Viewed 20 April 2016. C00001-36.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no FF974.62 W212si 1884.

1884 advertisements

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (January 1884). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of cruet stand). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 13. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00818.)

Two advertisements

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (January & February 1884). Advertisements: "... Manufacturers of Artistic & Useful Hollow Ware..." The Jewelers’ Circular, p. xv. (Viewed 19 September 2017. G00479; G00485.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (February 1884). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of tilting ice picture). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 13. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00820.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (March 1884). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of cruet stand). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 13. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00822.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (April 1884). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration, possibly a figural napkin holder ring). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 14. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00825.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (May 1884). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of tilting water pitcher). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 11. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00826.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (June 1884). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of cruet stand). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 11. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00828.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (August 1884). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration, possibly a figural napkin holder ring). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 9. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00829.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (September 1884). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of tilting water pitcher). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 7. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00831.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (October 1884). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of cruet stand). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 7. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00833.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (November 1884). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of tilting water pitcher). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 16. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00836.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (December 1884). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of cruet stand). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 15. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00838.)



Map

(1885). Wallingford, Conn. map, (p. 3 showing Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. on Centre Street). Sanborn Map & Publishing Co. 4 leaves. Viewed 22 November 2016. [AAA00493-44].

1885 advertisements

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (January 1885). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of tilting water pitcher). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 16. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00839.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (February 1885). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of cruet stand). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 13. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00841.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (March 1885). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of tilting water pitcher). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 11. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00843.)

Seven advertisements

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (April-October 1885). Advertisements: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of tea set and tray). The Trader (Toronto, ON). (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00845; G00847; G00849; G00851; G00853; G00855; G00857.)

Two advertisements

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (November-December 1885). Advertisements: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of pitcher set and tray). The Trader (Toronto, ON). (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00860; G00862.)



Design catalogue

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1886). Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., manufacturers of the finest quality electro plated ware. 128 pp. (“The company also had offices in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Montreal and Australia.”) (Updated 21 April 2017. A00620.)

Design catalogue excerpt reprint

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1886). Two reprinted pages showing 16 designs for napkin rings from catalogue (1886). In Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities, (p. 32-3). Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. (Updated 20 April 2017. DM.)

1886 advertisements

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Ten advertisements

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (January-October 1886). Advertisements: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of pitcher set and tray). The Trader (Toronto, ON). (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00864; G00866; G00868-69; G00871; G00873; G00875; G00877; G00879; G00884.)

Advertisement

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (December 1886). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware..." (with illustration of bowl). The Trader (Toronto, ON). (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00885.)



Design catalogue

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1887). [Catalogue]. Wallingford, CT, 168 pp. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00296.)

Design catalogue reprint

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1887). [Catalogue]. Wallingford, CT, 168 pp. “Reprint” in Trade catalogues at Winterthur (microform), (v. 1) (1984). Clearwater Pub. Co.: New York. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00518-19; A00902.) [4]

Historical information

Beckford, William Hale. (1887). Leading business men of New Haven (county). [“Wallingford” and “Leading business men of Wallingford” (pp. 265-70), including description of Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (with product illustration).] Mercantile Pub. Co.: Boston. (Viewed 17 June 2016. A00858-59.)

SHMC in 1888-89 exhibition

(1889). Reports of the United States Commissioners to the Centennial International Exhibition at Melbourne, 1888. [Exhibition dates: 1 August 1888-.] Washington: Government Printing Office. 487 pp. (Viewed 20 March 2017. A01761-62.)

" [Other companies,] and the choice display of electroplated ware by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., of Wallingford, occupy the most prominent places in the main building, immediately under the principal dome and adjoining the entrance to the concern hall, the general point of rendezvous for friends and families visiting the Exhibition", (p. 130, excerpt from above.)

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). Companies include: Simpson, Hall, Miller & Company. ["Silver medal awarded".] (Viewed 20 March 2017. AAA00588.) [3]

Design catalogue

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1889). Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.: Manufacturers of the finest quality electro plate ware (1890). 72 pp. (Viewed 26 June 2016. AAA00019; C00001-03. DM.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. Q974.62 W212si1889.


1890s

Design catalogue

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1890). [Catalogue]. 1 volume, various pagings. (“Contents of catalog duplicate, in part, contents of a Meriden Britannia Co. catalog pub. about 5 years later.”) (Updated 21 April 2017. A00618.)

Design catalogue

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). (Updated 21 April 2017. A00619.)

Design catalogue reprint

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. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00518; A00902; A00906.) [5]

1890 advertisements

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (January 1890). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware... Factories: Wallingford, Conn., U.S., and Montreal, Canada" (including illustration of decorative box). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 16. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00886.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (February 1890). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware... (including illustration of decorative bowl). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 16. (Viewed 29 September 2017. G00888.)

Six advertisements

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (March-August 1890). Advertisements: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware... (including illustration of covered pitcher). The Trader (Toronto, ON). (Viewed 30 September 2017. G00890; G00892; G00894; G00896; G00898; G00930.)

Three advertisements

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (September-November 1890). Advertisements: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware... (including illustration of napkin holder). The Trader (Toronto, ON). (Viewed 30 September 2017. G00932-33; G00935.)

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Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (December 1890). Advertisement: "... Artistic and Useful Hollow Ware... (including three illustrations). The Trader (Toronto, ON), p. 48. (Viewed 30 September 2017. G00937.)



Design catalogue

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1891). [Catalogue for 1891]. Wallington [sic], CT, 432 pp. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00297; AAA00570-087.)

Design catalogue excerpt reprint

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1891). Reprinted illustrations showing 4 children’s bowls from catalogue. (1891). In Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities, (p. 105). Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. (Updated 20 April 2017. DM.)

Design catalogue

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. (Updated 20 April 2017. A00907.)

Design catalogue reprint

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. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00518; A00902; A00906.) [6]

1891 advertisements

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Thirteen advertisements

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (January-March 1891). Advertisements: "... 16 & 18 DeBresoles St., Montreal, Finest Quality Electro-Plated Ware... ". Hardware (Toronto, ON). (30 September 2017. A01590; A01585-86; A01590-92; G00900-02; G00904; G00911; G00914; G00917; G00920; G00924-25.)



News mention

(June 1983). News mention: "There has been a dispute between Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., of Wallingford, Conn., and William Rogers... " House Furnishing Review, p. . (Viewed 3 October 2017. G01098.)

Design catalogue

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (c. 1894). Catalogue and price list of the Wm. Rogers spoons, forks, knives, etc.: in extra, triple and sectional plates [trade catalogue]. 138 pp. Wallingford, CT. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00624.)

1894 magazine articles

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News mention

(February 1894). News mention: Court action, William Rogers vs. Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. House Furnishing Review, p. 65. (Viewed 1 October 1895. G01006.)



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Historical information

Moore, William F. (1894). On "Samuel Simpson", (pp. 308-11). In Representative men of Connecticut, 1861-1894. Massachusetts Publishing Co.: Everett, MA. (Viewed 28 May 2017. A02458; A02462-64.)

Design catalogue

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1895). Price list of Britannia & planished goods. West Meriden, CT; 64 pp. ("Contents of catalog duplicate, in part, the contents of a Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. catalog published about five years earlier.") (Updated 21 April 2017. A00333.)

Design catalogue reprint

Meriden Britannia Company (c. 1895). Price list of Britannia & planished goods. ("Contents of catalog duplicate, in part, the contents of a Simpson, Hall, Miller & Company catalog published about five years earlier. In 1898 these two firms joined with several others to form the International Silver Company.") 64 pp. "Reprint" in Trade Catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, Part 2 microfiche (no. 3100). (c. 1991). University Publications of America: Bethesda, MD. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00868; A00889; A00895-96.) [7]

Historical information

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft (compiled by). (1895). "Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co." [including building illustration; founder profile], pp. 3, 26. In Souvenir History of Wallingford, Connecticut, 1895. The Journal Publishing Company: Meriden, CT. (Viewed 17 November 2016. A00805-06.)

Historical information

Hall, Henry. (1895). “Samuel Simpson”, (1814-94), owner/manufacturer, Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (pp. 710-11). In America’s successful men of affairs. An encyclopedia of contemporaneous biography (vol II). The New York Tribune. (Viewed 10 May 2016. A00394-95.)

Design catalogue

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1896). Catalogue of prize cups [trade catalogue]. Wallingford, CT; 58 pp. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00298.)

Historical information

Davis, William T. (Ed.) (c. 1897). On "Samuel Simpson", (pp. 1084-85 with illustration). In The New England states, their constitutional, judicial, educational, commercial, professional and industrial history, vol. 2. Boston: D. H. Hurd & Co. (Viewed 22 August 2017. G00014-15.)

Advertisement

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (17 November 1899). Advertisement: "Those New... Carvers have arrived to-day..." Montreal Life, p. 32. (Viewed 17 September 2017. G00455.)

Design catalogue

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. (Viewed 1 June 2016. C00001-08; A00729.) [8]

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. became a part of the International Silver Company in 1899.


1900s

Design catalogue

American Silver Plate Co. (a division of Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.) / (ISC). (1898-1915). Silver plated hollow ware [no. 39] [trade catalogue]. 70 pp. Wallingford, CT. (Updated 21 April 2017. A01327.)

1903 advertisements

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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.)

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; .)



Design catalogue

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (c. 1905). Jeanne d’Arc. 26 pp. Wallingford, Conn.: International Silver Co. (Updated 5 May 2017. A00523; A02241; A02359; A02420-22.)

Missing design booklet

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (c. 1909). [Small booklet showing Hardwick cutlery pattern.] (See mention in The Jewelers’ Circular advertisement, 18 August 1909, below. Viewed 3 July 2017. A02740; A02757.)

1909 advertisements

See the ads

Advertisement

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / International Silver Company. (18 August 1909). Advertisement: Hardwick pattern. Mentions "little booklet" illustrating designs. [New York - Chicago - San Francisco - Toronto.] The Jewelers’ Circular, v. 59, no. 3, p. 18. (Viewed 3 July 2017. A02740; A02757.)

Advertisement

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / International Silver Company. (25 August 1909). Advertisement: Georgian pattern showing comb, mirror, and hairbrush. The Jewelers’ Circular, v. 59, no. 4, p. 16. (Viewed 3 July 2017. A02740; A02759.)

Two advertisements

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / International Silver Company. (September 1909). Advertisements: Edgewood pattern showing fork, berry spoon, gravy ladle, and tea spoon. The Jewelers’ Circular. (Updated 28 September 2017. A02740; A02761; G00772.)

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.)

Two advertisements

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / International Silver Company. (September 1909). Advertisements: "... The latest design in this famous brand is Hardwick..." (with illustrations of two forks and a knife, Hardwick pattern). The Jewelers’ Circular, p. 27. (Viewed 28 September 2017. G00769-70.)

Advertisement

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / International Silver Company. (29 September 1909). Advertisement: "The Georgian, The Latest Product in Sterling Silver Toilet Ware..." The Jewelers’ Circular, p. 21. (Viewed 28 September 2017. G00771.)




1910s

Promotional book

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / ISC. (1910). [A book published by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.: for the purpose of setting forth the peculiar excellencies and rare qualities of a new colonial pattern in sterling silver ware called Shirley: in honour of His Majesty’s colonial governour of Massachusetts in 1754]. 24 pp. (Updated 21 April 2017. A01285.)


1920s

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (c. 1920). International sterling dresser silver: Artistry, quality, value. 40 pp. (Catalog includes mirrors, hairbrushes, combs, scissors, toilet sets, travelling cases, and military sets.; The International Silver Co. succeeded Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.) Wallingford, CT. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00474-75.)

Design catalogue reprint

International Silver Company. (ca. 1920). International sterling dresser silver: artistry, quality, value. [The International Silver Co. succeeded Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.] 40 pp. “Reprint” in Trade catalogues at Winterthur (microform), (v. 1) (1984). Clearwater Pub. Co.: New York. (Viewed 19 June 2016. A00518; A00902; A00908.) [9]

SHMC in 1925 Met exhibition

(c. 1925). American industrial art: Ninth annual exhibition of current manufacturers designed and made in the United States exhibition catalogue booklet. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (exhibition dates: 29 March - 3 May 1925). (Viewed 25 August 2016. AAA00098.)

SHMC in 1926-27 exhibition

(c. 1927). American industrial art: Tenth annual exhibition of current manufactures designed and made in the United States exhibition catalogue booklet. (Exhibition dates: 4 December 1926 - 5 January 1927, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.) (Viewed 25 August 2016. AAA00095.)

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1927). International sterling hollow ware. 403 pp. (Updated 11 April 2017. A00525-26; A00658-59; A00759-61; AAA00355-57.)

> (“It presents in section L, the products of Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. ... In section W are shown the ... products of the Wilcox & Evertsen factory ... Section P illustrates ... pieces made by the Watrous Mfg. Co. factory’— Foreword).

Design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1929). International sterling hollowware (Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; Wilcox & Evertsen; Watrous Manufacturing Company) (deluxe edition). Approx. 447 pp. (Viewed 17 September 2016. AAA00157-61. DM.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.


1940s

Historical information

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). "Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co." mentions, (pp. 119, 314). In Century of silver, 1847-1947; Connecticut Yankees and a noble metal. 388 pp. New York: E.M. McBride & Company. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)


1950s

Advertisement

H. J. Heinz Co. (1 April 1957). Advertisement: "... Nobody makes pickles like Heinz [with promotion of Wm. Rogers (presumably Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / International Silver Company) pickle fork, with illustration]. LIFE magazine, p. 55. (Viewed 26 October 2017. G01625.)


1960s

1960 advertisements

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Advertisement

Florida Citrus Commission. (11 January 1960). Advertisement: Florida grapefruit with promotional William Rogers spoon [presumably Wm. Rogers / Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. / International Silver Company]. LIFE magazine, pp. 70-71. (Viewed 23 October 2017. G01547.)



Magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (November 1967). The card receiver in Victorian silverplate. Spinning Wheel, pp. 12-13. (Viewed 10 November 2017. AAA00697.)

Illustrations:
> Derby Silver Co.: card receiver (1883)
> Hartford Silver Plate Co.: card receiver (1856-62);
> Meriden Britannia Co.: two card receivers (1873, 1882); eight illustrations of card receivers from 1882 catalogue;
> Meriden Silver Plate Co.: card receiver (c. 1885);
> Rogers, Smith & Co.: card receiver (1856-62);
> Also, Middletown Plate Co.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; Wilcox Silver Plate Co.; and Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. are mentioned.

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
  • See worldcat.org for other locations.

Magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (June 1968). Brides baskets and bowls. Spinning Wheel, pp. 16-17. (Viewed 10 November 2017. AAA00697.)

Illustrations:
> Derby Silver Co. / Victor Silver Co.: silverplated stand (undated);
> Meriden Britannia Co.: fruit bowl (c. 1895), two fruit stands (c. 1879), silverplated basket (c. 1896);
> Rogers & Brother: basket (1890);
> Wilcox Silver Plate Co.: basket (c. 1896), fruit bowl (1886);
> Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.: (1889);
> Also Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. is mentioned.

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
  • See worldcat.org for other locations.

Magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (September 1968). Silverplated butter dishes. Spinning wheel magazine. pp. 26+. [Shows examples of designs by Meriden Britannia Co.; Middletown Silver Plate Company; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; and Wilcox Silver Plate Company.] (Viewed 10 August 2017. AAA00634.)

  • Offline - "Meriden - International Silver Company" file, Meriden Public Library.
  • See worldcat.org for more locations.

Magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (December 1968). Figural napkin rings for collectors. Spinning Wheel, pp. 12-14. (Viewed 9 November 2017. AAA00696.)

Illustrations:
> Barbour Silver [Plate] Co. pear and leaves napkin ring (1895).
> Derby Silver Co. bird on wishbone napkin ring (1886).
> Meriden Britannia Company: two reprinted pages from 1882 catalogue showing 13 napkin rings; reprinted excerpt from 1886 catalogue showing figural boy and girl pepper shakers and cat napkin ring; seven others (1873, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1886, 1888).
> Rogers, Smith & Co.: cupids holding napkin ring (1878).
> Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.: two reprinted pages from 1886 catalogue showing 12 napkin rings; another one shown (1879).
> E. G. Webster & Bro. bird napkin ring (1873). > Wilcox Silver Plate Co. pug with glass eyes napkin ring (1884, another 1873).
> Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. squirrel napkin ring (1889).

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
  • See worldcat.org for other locations.
"The trend toward ornamenting napkin rings with full round figures started about 1879 and reached its peak about 1886... So popular were these figural napkin rings that in a short three-year period— 1886, 1887, and 1888— five firms in the Meriden, Conn. area offered 82 different designs... By 1900, tastes had changed and the demand for fancy napkin rings dwindled away to nothing..." (Excerpt from above.)

Magazine article

Schnadig, Victor. (December 1968). [Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. napkin rings]. Silver Magazine. (Viewed 13 September 2017. G00209.)


1970s

SHMC in 1971 exhibition

(c. 1971). Art Nouveau: a loan exhibition at the Virginia Museum on display from November 22 to December 26, 1971 exhibition booklet. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. (Viewed 13 April 2017. A02200-01; AAA00590. DM.)

1971 advertisements

See the ads

Magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (January-February 1971). The old-fashioned dinner caster. Spinning Wheel, pp. 20-22. (Viewed 9 November 2017. AAA00696.)

Illustrations:
> Meriden Britannia Co.: 3 illustrations of casters in 1855 catalogue; revolving caster (1860); 23 illustrations of dinner castle bottles, 6 dinner casters, and 6 dinner caster bell from 1886 catalogue; also toy caster (1885) and caster (1855-67);
> Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co.: 4 illustrations of dinner casters in 1860 Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co. catalogue;
> Wilcox Silver Plate Co.: caster (1871).
> Also Bergen & Niland; Meriden Flint Glass Company; Meriden Silver Plate Co.; Rogers, Smith & Co.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. are mentioned.

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
  • See worldcat.org for other locations.

"By 1893, the demand [for dinner casters] started to wane... They went out of style entirely in the early 1900s." (Excerpt from article above.)

Magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (September 1971). Collectible silverplated jewel caskets of long ago. Spinning Wheel, pp. 10-11. (Viewed 11 November 2017. AAA00697.)

Illustrations:
> Derby Silver Co. / Victor Silver Co.: three jewel caskets, one in Art Nouveau style (1883, c. 1896, c. early 1900s);
> Meriden Britannia Co: three jewel caskets (1873-77, 1879, c. 1879);
> Meriden Silver Plate Co.: jewel casket (c. 1880);
> Middletown Plate Co.: jewel casket (c. 1874);
> Wilcox Silver Plate Co.: three jewel caskets (1884, 1896, c. 1896);
> Also, Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. is mentioned.

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
  • See worldcat.org for other locations.

Magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (December 1971). Lavatory sets. Spinning Wheel, pp. 18-19. (Viewed 10 November 2017. AAA00697.)

Illustrations:
> Meriden Britannia Co.: four lavatory sets, one in Art Nouveau style (undated), child’s set (undated);
> Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.: two lavatory sets (undated);
> Wilcox Silver Plate Co.: lavatory set in Art Nouveau style (undated).

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
  • See worldcat.org for other locations.
"Lavatory Sets increased in popularity [after the turn of the century]. From then until the 1920s when they gradually faded from the picture, most of the silver makers catalogued them. Dozens of different designs were produced..." (Excerpt from above.)




SHMC in 1975 exhibitions

(c. 1975). Forms in metal: 275 years of metalsmithing in America exhibition catalogue. [Exhibition dates: 17 January - 2 March 1975, Finch College Museum of Art, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York; 16 March - 20 April 1975, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. (Viewed 17 October 2016. AAA00361.)

Magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (May 1976). Silverware for children. Spinning wheel, pp. 13-16. (Viewed 11 November 2017. AAA00699.)

Illustrations
> Forbes Silver Company: "Royal Baby Plate" (c. 1908-30);
> Hartford Silver Plate Co.: child’s cup (c. 1880);
> Holmes and Edwards Silver Co. / International Silver Company: "My own set", Danish Princess pattern (c. 1938);
> Meriden Britannia Company: 2 child’s cups (c. 1867, c. 1882), 3 child’s trays (1886), Princess pattern child’s set from 1879 catalogue;
> Middletown Plate Co. / Superior Silver Co.: child’s cup (c. 1890);
> 1847 Rogers Brothers: 2 child’s sets, Assyrian and Fairie pattern (c. 1887);
> Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co.: 11 children’s cups, reprinted from 1860 catalogue;
> Rogers & Brother: 3 child’s cups (c. 1870, c. 1880, c. 1882);
> Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.: 4 children’s bowl sets, reprinted from 1891 catalogue;
> Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.: child’s cup (c. 1896);
> Also, Rogers, Smith & Co. is also mentioned.

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT;
  • See worldcat.org for other locations.

Secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1977). On "Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.", [pp. 36; 37; 43; 157; 162-63 (including two photos of buildings, c. 1870 and c. 1965)]. In An American heritage: A book on the International Silver Company. Taylor Publishing Company: Dallas, TX. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

Magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (April 1978). 19th century call bells in silverplate. Spinning Wheel, pp. 16-17+. (Viewed 11 November 2017. AAA00698.)

Illustrations:
> Meriden Britannia Co.: 8 call bells from 1861 catalogue; 3 figural call bells from their 1878 catalogue; 18 call bells from their 1886 catalogue;
> Also, Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company; Derby Silver Company; Meriden Bronze Company; Meriden Silver Plate Co.; Middletown Plate Co.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; Wilcox Silver Plate Co.

  • Offline - "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
  • See worldcat.org for other locations.

Magazine article mention

Hogan, E. P. (March 1979). Silverplated toilet ware of long ago. [Includes reprinted illustrations: two design set illustrations by American Silverplate Co. (c. 1915; c. 1920); two by Derby Silver Company (c. 1904; c. 1920); Forbes Silver Co. (1914); Meriden Britannia Company (c. 1900); Meriden Silver Plate Co. / Eureka Silver Co. (c. 1920); Victor Silver Co. (n. d.)]. Spinning Wheel, pp. 32-33. (9 November 2017. AAA00695.)

  • Offline, "Meriden - Industries - Silver" file, Meriden Public Library, CT.
  • See worldcat.org for other locations.

SHMC in 1979-83 exhibition

Ward, Barbara McLean & Ward, Gerald W. R. (c. 1979). Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and other collections at Yale University exhibition catalogue. 193 pp. (Viewed 3 July 2016. A00137-38; A00264).

> 13 venues: 1979-83: Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX; Milwaukee Art Center; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; St. Louis Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Cleveland Museum of Art; Denver Art Museum; Tampa Museum of Art; The Detroit Institute of Arts; Winnipeg Art Gallery; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.


1980s

Secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). "Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co." mentions. In The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.) [10]

SHMC content

> p. 17 (at 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition);
> p. 23 (call bells);
> p. 27 (napkin rings);
> p. 29 [photo of napkin ring, (1879)];
> pp. 32-3 (two pages reprinted, napkin rings, 1886 catalogue);
> p. 38 (ice pitchers);
> p. 44 [photo of butter dish, (c. 1886)];
> p. 48 (dinner casters);
> p. 65 [photo of "Venetian nut bowl", (1887)];
> pp. 70-3 [tea sets, with photo of teapots (c. 1872, 1878, c. 1895);
> pp. 74-5 [spoon holders, with photo of design, (1878)];
> pp. 84-5 (sardine boxes, includes page from 1878 catalogue);
> p. 111 (card receivers);
> p. 113 (jewel caskets);
> p. 119 (bride’s baskets);
> p. 128 (photo of ewer from lavatory sets);
> p. 130 (illustration of ewer and bowl, undated);
> p. 142 (bathroom ware - hand mirrors, etc.);
> p. 145 [illustration of American Silver Plate Co designs, (c. 1915)].

Thesis

Jones, Timothy. (1981). From byways to boardrooms: business organization in the metal tableware industry, 1807-1898. BA thesis, Williams College, Williamstown, MA; 124 pp. (Subjects include Samuel Simpson; Horace Wilcox; Robert Wallace; Wallace Silversmiths). (Updated 21 April 2017. A00334; AAA00633.)


1990s

SHMC in 1994-95 Texas exhibition

(1994). Back in style: Selections from the McFaddin-Ward House Reserve Collection at Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont (exhibition catalogue). (Dates: 5 February 1994 - 13 March 1995.) (Viewed 15 February 2017. AAA00570-76.)

SHMC in 1994-95 Texas exhibition

Venable, Charles L et al. (1994). Silver in America, 1840-1940: A century of splendor exhibition catalogue / book. [Exhibition venue: Dallas Museum of Art, 6 November 1994 - 29 January 1995.] Curated by Charles L. Venable. (Viewed 21 August 2016. AAA00075.)


2000s

SHMC in 2005-07 exhibition

Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver. [Includes Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. designs.] 392 pp. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press. (Book accompanied exhibition at 5 American venues.) (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

> Exhibition venues: Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; Dallas Museum of Art; The Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, FL; The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN.


2010s

SHMC in 2012, 2014 exhibition

(2011). Stories in sterling: Four centuries of silver in New York exhibition catalogue. [Venues: New York Historical Society, New York (4 May - 23 September 2012); Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL (28 January - 20 April 2014)]. 352 pp. (Updated 13 July 2017. A02202-04; A02768]


n. d.

Design catalogue

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). [Dealer’s catalogue of silverplated ware]. No imprint, no title page, number of pages not indicated. (Viewed 26 June 2016. C00001-04.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. F974.62 W212si n.d.#1.

Design catalogue

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (undated). [Catalogue of sterling silver toilet sets, jewel boxes, etc.]. Number of pages unknown. Wallingford, CT. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00623.)

Design catalogue

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (19??). Quality silver plate: Simpson, Hall, Miller Company Limited. 11 leaves. Toronto, ON. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00623.)

Map

(Undated). Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. - fire insurance map. (Viewed 15 May 2017. A02437.)


Footnotes:
[1] Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., Wallingford, was founded in 1866, was acquired by the International Silver Company in 1899. [See (a) Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver, page 355. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press; and (b) "A Guide to the International Silver Company Records, 1853-1921 (link to library entry)". University of Connecticut university libraries website.] Viewed 16 May 2016. [A00660 and A00666]

[2] See Thompson, Eleanor McD. (1991). Guide to the microfiche edition of trade catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, part 2 (online), (entry no. 3114). 184 pp. Courtesy Winterthur Museum, Delaware. Viewed 18 June 2016. [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.)

[3] May, Earl Chapin. (1947). A century of silver 1847-1947, (p. 368-69). Robert M. McBride & Company: New York. Viewed 15 March 2017. [DM]

[4] McKinstry, E. Richard / Winterthur Museum. (1984). Trade catalogues at Winterthur: A guide to the literature of merchandising, 1750 to 1980 (online). [Entry no. 1685, p. 293]. 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.) [A00518-19]

[5] See footnote no. 4. Entry no. 1686, p. 294. Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00518; A00906]

[6] See footnote no. 4. Entry no. 1687, p. 294. Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00518; A00906]

[7] See footnote no. 2. Entry no. 3100, p. 91. Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00868; A00889]

[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] McKinstry, E. Richard / Winterthur Museum. (1984). Trade catalogues at Winterthur: A guide to the literature of merchandising, 1750 to 1980 (online). [Entry no. 1659, p. 289]. Garland Publishing: New York and London. Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00518; A00908]

[10] See Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. ISBN 0-916838-30-7. See worldcat.org for locations. Viewed 23 December 2016. [DM]. American Silverplate Company is identified as a "secondary brand" of the Simpson, Hall, Miller and Co. concerning the marketing of toiletware c. 1894-86, (pp. 141-42). University of Connecticut Library call no. NK7240.5 .H63 1980 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 20 April 2017. [DM]



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