Southington Cutlery Co. - historical information

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Southington Cutlery Co. - historical information


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1870s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1878-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 30 December 2020).


1890s

1893 - spotlighted news brief

New Haven, Conn., Jan. 9. (11 January 1893). The Silverware department of the Southington Cutlery Co. sold [to Meriden Britannia Company]. The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 20. (Viewed 30 December 2020. C00267-68.)

"... The Meriden Britannia Co. have bought the silverware department of the Southington Cutlery Co., of Southington, and will remove the entire plant to Meriden... The Southington Cutlery Co. was organized about fifteen years ago, and has manufactured a general line of hardware, aside from the regular cutlery business. The other branches of the works will be continued as before. About sixty-five hands were employed in the silverware department" (Excerpt from above.)


1893 - news brief

(February 1893). News brief: "The Southington Cutlery Company has sold out to the Meriden Britannia Company, and its plant will be removed to Meriden." House Furnishing Review, p. 61. (Viewed 30 December 2020. G01084.)


1930s

1936 - spotlighted article mention

Snow, William G. (17 April 1936). Meriden’s silverware industry history [with mention of Southington Cutlery Co. (silverware dept.)]. The Meriden Daily Journal [Fiftieth Anniversary issue (1886-1936)], unknown page numbers. (Viewed 30 December 2020. D01699).


2000s

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "Southington Cutlery Co.", "Southington Silver Plate Company" [bought by Meriden Britannia Co. in 1893 "but their trademark was never used by Meriden"], (p. 234). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 30 December 2020. A02884).