Watrous Manufacturing Company / Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss designs, exhibitions, design catalogues and historical information

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Watrous Manufacturing Co. flasks


Above, illustration showing three flasks by the Watrous Manufacturing Co. (International Silver Co.) in a 1929 catalogue, p. 26-P, listed below.


"WATROUS MFG. CO, Wallingford, Conn.
The business known as the Watrous Mfg. Co. when it was incorporated in 1896 had been started many years before as Maltby, Stevens & Company. The company’s principal product was German Silver spoon blanks, which were sold to others to be plated and trademarked for the market. The bulk of the production was sold to the Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. in Hartford. After 1898, [Watrous Mfg. Co. became part of the International Silver Company, and] the company added smaller articles and novelties to their lines which were made in Sterling Silver and distributed through regular trade channels. In 1938 production of many of the articles produced there was transferred to Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., but still used the Watrous trademark. It was a popular brand for many years."

— Edmund P. Hogan in An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company (1977), pp. 164-65. (See entry below.)


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A. Watrous Manufacturing Co. / Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss designs in collections [1]


> Watrous Mfg. Co; predecessors: Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss; Maltby, Stevens & Company; Hall, Elton & Co.


1890s

after 1896 - infant cup

Watrous Manufacturing Company. (after 1896). Infant cup. (Accession no. 1980.54.40. Viewed 16 July 2016. AAA00034-25.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

1896-98 - christening mug

Watrous Mfg. Co. (undated). Christening mug. (Accession no. 87.94.6. Viewed 25 September 2020. J00773).

c. 1896-98 - collapsible cup

Watrous Manufacturing Company. (c. 1896-98). Collapsible cup. Silver. (Accession no. 1990.56.104. Viewed 30 March 2017. A01842.)



Watrous Mfg. Co. became part of the International Silver Company in 1898. After this date, it is assumed that any design patents utilized by the Watrous Mfg. Co. division or brand were assigned to the International Silver Company. (See the ISC historical documentation page).



1900s

c. 1900 - matchsafe

Watrous Manufacturing Company / (possibly ISC). (c. 1900). Neo-Egyptian motifs matchsafe. Silver. (Accession no. 1980-14-1353. Viewed 30 May 2016. D00154.)


B. Watrous Manufacturing Co. / Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss designs at auction


1890s

late 19th c. - ink blotter

Watrous Mfg. Co. (late 19th century). Ink blotter. (Viewed 30 May 2016. D00155.)

c. 1899 - vesta case

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (late 19th / early 20th century). Vesta case. Sterling silver. (Viewed 30 May 2016. D00156.)


1900s

20th c. - pair of reticulated tazza

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (ISC). (20th century). Pair of reticulated tazza. Sterling silver. (Viewed 30 May 2016. D00157.)


1950-
2000

1950-2000 - plain urns

Watrous Mfg. Co. (1950-2000). Plain urns. (Viewed 27 October 2018. H00402).


n. d.

n. d. - photo locket

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Pendant photo locket. (Viewed 30 May 2016. D00158.)

n. d. - two photo frames

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Two photo frames. Sterling-mounted. (Viewed 30 May 2016. D00159.)

n. d. - pitcher and sugar bowl

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Set cream pitcher and open sugar bowl. Silver. (Viewed 2 June 2016. F00001.)

n. d. - child’s cup

Presumably Watrous Manufacturing Co. (undated; late 19th / early 20th century). Child’s cup. (Viewed 15 July 2018. G02749).

n. d. - napkin ring

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Napkin ring. (Viewed 11 June 2016. F00019.)

n. d. - coffee spoon

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Disneyland souvenir coffee spoon. (Viewed 11 June 2016. F00020.)

n. d. - compote

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Compote. Silver. (Viewed 2 June 2016. F00002.)

n. d. - caster

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Caster. Silver. (Viewed 2 June 2016. F00003.)

n. d. - two casters

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Two baluster casters. Silver. (Viewed 2 June 2016. F00004.)

n. d. - jigger

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Jigger. (Viewed June 2016. F00005.)

n. d. - candy bowl

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Circular candy bowl. (Viewed June 2016. A00765.)

n. d. - three casters

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Set, three small casters. (Viewed June 2016. A00766.)


C. Watrous Manufacturing Co. / Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss designs in exhibitions


1910s

1915 - Panama-Pacific Exposition (presumably)

20 February - 4 December 1915. Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco.

> Presumably unspecified designs exhibited by Watrous Mfg. Co. / International Silver Co.

  • For documentation, see the Watrous Mfg. Co. design catalogue and historical information section below.


1920s

1922 - Hotel Rice, presumably Houston, Texas

22 April 1922. Hotel Rice exhibition, presumably Houston, Texas.

> Unspecified designs by Watrous Mfg. Company / International Silver Company exhibited.

  • For documentation, see the Watrous Mfg. Co. design catalogue and historical information section below.

1924 - St. Louis convention exhibit

25 August - 3 September 1924. American National Retail Jewelers’ Association convention exhibits, Hotel Statler, St. Louis, Missouri.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Watrous Mfg. Co. / International Silver Company.

  • For documentation, see the Watrous Mfg. Co. design catalogue and historical information section below.



See other exhibitions noted as including unspecified International Silver Company designs (1898-present). At this developing research point, Watrous Mfg. Co. designs could have been exhibited in some of these exhibitions.



1970s

1971 - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

22 November - 26 December 1971. Art Nouveau at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.

> Watrous Mfg. Co. (undated). Blotter. Sterling silver. Private lender.

  • For documentation, see the Watrous Mfg. Co. design catalogue and historical information section below.



See our Design Meriden compilation listing over 1000 exhibitions since 1851, featuring historical design associated with the Meriden area.



D. Watrous Manufacturing Co. / Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss design catalogues and historical information


> Watrous Mfg. Co; predecessors: Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss; Maltby, Stevens & Company; Hall, Elton & Co.


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1890s

1893 - directory listing

(1893). "Maltby, Stevens, & Curtis [sic; Watrous predecessor]" listings. In The New England business directory and gazetteer, [pp. 1546 (Silver Plated Ware Manufs.), 1810 (Manufacturing Companies)]. (Sampson, Murdock & Co.: Boston, MA). (Viewed 6 May 2020. H01348-52).

1895 - news mention

Meriden, Conn., Oct. 3. (9 October 1895). Connecticut silver plated ware factories very busy [with mention of Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss (Watrous Mfg. Co. predecessor)]. Jewelers’ Circular, p. 10. (Viewed 23 September 2020. E01452).

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1896-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 26 April 2019. C01281; C01283; D01213; H01202).

1897 - map

(1897). Wallingford, New Haven Co., Conn. map, (pdf p. 6, Map 7, showing Watrous Manufacturing on Hall Avenue.). Sanborn Map & Publishing Co. 7 leaves. (Viewed 22 November 2016. AAA004.)

1897 - patent - design for a handle for spoons, etc.

Gustav Strohhaker, assignor to Watrous Manufacturing Company. (8 June 1897; filed 24 April 1897). Design no. 27,165; serial no. 633,808: Design for a handle for spoons, etc. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01664).

1898 - patent - design for a handle for spoons, forks, etc.

Gustav Strohhaker, assignor to Watrous Manufacturing Company. (28 June 1898; filed 23 May 1898). Design no. 28,923; serial no. 681,512: Design for a handle for spoons, forks, etc. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01665).



Watrous Mfg. Co. became part of the International Silver Company in 1898. After this date, it is assumed that any design patents utilized by the Watrous Mfg. Co. division or brand were assigned to the International Silver Company. (See the ISC historical documentation page).



1900s

1900 - news mention

(5 February 1900). [No article heading; listing Watrous Manufacturing Company as "Factory P" of the International Silver Company]. The Daily Morning Journal and Courier (New Haven, CT), p. 1, col. 7. (Viewed 30 September 2018. B00566-67).

1902 - article mention

(4 September 1902). Alterations on [International] Silver Co.’s various shops (with mention of Barbour Silver Co., "Factory E" [Meriden Britannia Co.], "Wallingford" [Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.], Watrous Manufacturing Co., and William Rogers Mfg. Co.). Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 2, col. 1. (Viewed 3 July 2020. F01352-53).


1902 advertisements

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1902 - advertisement

International Silver Co. (4 September 1902). Advertisement: "... Makers of wares in Sterling Silver, Gold and Silver Plate and Rich Cut Glass... Salesrooms: Meriden, New York, Chicago, Hamilton, Ontario; Factories: ’A,’ formerly Barbour Silver Co., ’E,’ formerly Meriden Britannia Co., ’F’ formerly Meriden Silver Plate Co., ’N,’ formerly Wilcox Silver Plate Co. Also Bridgeport [presumably Holmes & Edwards], Derby [presumably Derby Silver Co.], Hartford [presumably Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.], Norwich [presumably Norwich Cutlery], Waterbury [presumably Rogers & Brother and Rogers & Hamilton], Wallingford [presumably Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. and Watrous Manufacturing Co.], Lyons, N.Y. [presumably Manhattan Silver Plate Co.] and Canada [with no illustrations]. Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 3, col. 6. (Viewed 28 June 2020. F01266).

1902 - advertisement

International Silver Co. (11 December 1902). Advertisement: "... Makers of wares in Sterling Silver, Gold and Silver Plate and Rich Cut Glass... Salesrooms: Meriden, New York, Chicago, Hamilton, Ontario; Factories: ’A,’ formerly Barbour Silver Co., ’E,’ formerly Meriden Britannia Co., ’F’ formerly Meriden Silver Plate Co., ’N,’ formerly Wilcox Silver Plate Co. Also Bridgeport [presumably Holmes & Edwards], Derby [presumably Derby Silver Co.], Hartford [presumably Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.], Norwich [presumably Norwich Cutlery], Waterbury [presumably Rogers & Brother and Rogers & Hamilton], Wallingford [presumably Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. and Watrous Manufacturing Co.], Lyons, N.Y. [presumably Manhattan Silver Plate Co.] and Canada [with no illustrations]. Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 3, col. 6. (Viewed 2 July 2020. F01301).



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.)

1903 - advertisement

International Silver Co. (10 December 1903). Advertisement: "... Makers of wares in Sterling Silver, Gold and Silver Plate and Rich Cut Glass... Salesrooms: Meriden, New York, Chicago, Hamilton, Ontario; Factories: ’A,’ formerly Barbour Silver Co., ’E,’ formerly Meriden Britannia Co., ’F’ formerly Meriden Silver Plate Co., ’H,’ formerly Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., ’N,’ formerly Wilcox Silver Plate Co. Also Bridgeport [presumably Holmes & Edwards], Derby [presumably Derby Silver Co.], Norwich [presumably Norwich Cutlery], Waterbury [presumably Rogers & Brother and Rogers & Hamilton], Wallingford [presumably Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. and Watrous Manufacturing Co.], Lyons, N.Y. [presumably Manhattan Silver Plate Co.] and Canada [with no illustrations]. Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 3, col. 6. (Viewed 2 July 2020. F01302).



1905 advertisements

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1905 - advertisement

International Silver Company. (4 October 1905). Advertisement: "Rich American cut glass..." [including listing of Watrous Mfg. Co.; with illustration of product design]. The Jewelers’ Circular — Weekly, p. 27. (Viewed 2 September 2018. H00386.)

1905 - advertisement

International Silver Company. (25 October 1905). Advertisement [including listing of Watrous Mfg. Co.; with product illustration]. The Jewelers’ Circular — Weekly, p. 33. (Viewed 2 September 2018. H00399).

1905 - advertisement

International Silver Company. (1 November 1905). Advertisement: "Rich American cut glass..." [including listing of Watrous Mfg. Co.; with product illustration]. The Jewelers’ Circular — Weekly, p. 31. (Viewed 2 September 2018. D00253).

1905 - advertisement

International Silver Company. (8 November 1905). Advertisement: "... Many new and seasonable goods..." [includes listing of Watrous Mfg. Co.; no illustration]. The Jewelers’ Circular — Weekly, p. 37. (Viewed 2 September 2018. D00257).



1907 - advertisement

International Silver Co. (10 December 1907). Advertisement: "... Makers of wares in Sterling Silver, Gold and Silver Plate and Rich Cut Glass... Salesrooms: Meriden, New York, Chicago, Hamilton, Ontario; Factories: ’A,’ formerly Barbour Silver Co., ’E,’ formerly Meriden Britannia Co., ’F,’ formerly Meriden Silver Plate Co., ’H,’ formerly Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.; ’N,’ formerly Wilcox Silver Plate Co.; also Bridgeport [presumably Holmes & Edwards], Derby [presumably Derby Silver Co.], Norwich [presumably Norwich Cutlery], Waterbury [presumably Rogers & Brother and Rogers & Hamilton], Wallingford [presumably Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. and Watrous Manufacturing Co.], and Canada" [with no illustrations]. Meriden Morning Record, p. 9, col. 1. (Viewed 29 June 2020. F01272).


1908 advertisements

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1908 - advertisement

International Silver Co. (2 April 1908). Advertisement: "... Makers of wares in Sterling Silver, Gold and Silver Plate and Rich Cut Glass... Salesrooms: Meriden, New York, Chicago, Hamilton, Ontario; Factories: ’A,’ formerly Barbour Silver Co., ’E,’ formerly Meriden Britannia Co., ’F,’ formerly Meriden Silver Plate Co., ’H,’ formerly Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.; ’N,’ formerly Wilcox Silver Plate Co.; also Bridgeport [presumably Holmes & Edwards], Derby [presumably Derby Silver Co.], Norwich [presumably Norwich Cutlery], Waterbury [presumably Rogers & Brother and Rogers & Hamilton], Wallingford [presumably Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. and Watrous Manufacturing Co.], and Canada" [with no illustrations]. Meriden Morning Record, p. 7, col. 1. (Viewed 2 July 2020. F01303).

1908 - advertisement

International Silver Co. (11 June 1908). Advertisement: "... Makers of wares in Sterling Silver, Gold and Silver Plate and Rich Cut Glass... Salesrooms: Meriden, New York, Chicago, Hamilton, Ontario; Factories: ’A,’ formerly Barbour Silver Co., ’E,’ formerly Meriden Britannia Co., ’F,’ formerly Meriden Silver Plate Co., ’H,’ formerly Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.; ’N,’ formerly Wilcox Silver Plate Co.; also Bridgeport [presumably Holmes & Edwards], Derby [presumably Derby Silver Co.], Norwich [presumably Norwich Cutlery], Waterbury [presumably Rogers & Brother and Rogers & Hamilton], Wallingford [presumably Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. and Watrous Manufacturing Co.], and Canada" [with no illustrations]. Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 3, col. 1. (Viewed 22 October 2020. F01625).



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

1914? - design catalogue

Watrous Manufacturing Company / (ISC). (1914?). Price list of sterling silver vanity cases, card cases, coin holders, purses, cigarette cases… napkins rings shown in catalogue no. 203P and supplements revised January 1, 1914. 4 pp. (Viewed 15 May 2016. C00001-19.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. 739.23 W337p.

1915 - spotlighted advertisement - Watrous Mfg. Co. presumably in Panama-Pacific Exposition

International Silver Company. (1 March 1915). Advertisement: "The International Silver Co. invite the trade to visit their exhibit at the Panama-Pacific Exposition [20 February - 4 December 1915] Varied Industries Building, Section Fifteen... Watrous Mfg. Co. ... " [with illustration presumably of ISC’s architectural booth display]. Hardware Dealers’ Magazine, unknown page number. (Viewed 30 April 2020. D00860).

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1919 - advertisement

Bush Terminal Sales Building, New York. (23 April 1919). Advertisement: "A beacon of light for retailers... Here a vast assortment of American and foreign products... Watrous Mfg. Co. ... International Silver Co. ... Room 1922 ... " [with no product illustrations]. New York Times, p. 25, col. 3. (Viewed 30 April 2020. H01274).

  • Online - fultonhistory.com. (Search the archive, "New York NY Times 1919 Apr 16-30 Grayscale (274)", and scroll down for the link.)


1920s

1920 - advertisement

The Popular, El Paso, TX. (12-13 June 1920). Advertisement: "... Handsome Sterling Silver Gifts for June Brides... Watrous Manufacturing Company [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no product illustrations]. El Paso Herald (Texas), p. 3, col. 4. (Viewed 9 October 2018. B00848-49).

c. 1920 - historical information

(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. (Viewed 28 November 2016. AAA00510-13.)

1922 - spotlighted advertisement - Watrous Mfg. Company in Houston exhibition

L. Lechenger, Jeweler & J. J. Sweeney Jewelry Co., presumably Houston, TX. (22 April 1922). Advertisement: "An exhibit of $250,000.00 of the latest creations in sterling of the International Silver Company... Wilcox & Evertsen; Simpson, Hall, Miller Company [sic]; Watrous Mfg. Company; Barbour Silver Company at the Rice Hotel [presumably in Houston], Today..." [with no illustrations]. Houston Post, p. 7. (Viewed 18 May 2020. H01582-84).

1924 - spotlighted news mention - Watrous Mfg. Co. in St. Louis convention exhibit

(3 September 1924). Notes of the exhibits made during the great [American National Retail Jewelers’ Association] A. N. R. J. A. convention: The convention exhibits [Hotel Statler, St. Louis, MO (25 August - 3 September 1924)]. Jewelers’ Circular, pp. 160-64. (Viewed 20 May 2020. H01609-10).

"International Silver Co., Meriden, Conn. ... It would tax most any descriptive power to adequately describe the display made at the convention by the International Silver Co. ... sterling flatware and hollowware, plated flatware and hollowware, pieces of old Dutch design and the Paisley line gold plated. A full line of toiletware was also on display... International Sterling... 1847 Rogers Bros. ... Derby Silver... Barbour [Silver] line... Simpson, Hall & Miller [sic]... Wilcox & Everston [sic]... Holmes & Edwards... Meriden Silver [Plate Co.]... Forbes [Silver] ... Watrous Mfg. Co. ... Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. ... Wilcox Silver [Plate] Co. ...." (Excerpt from above.)


1927 - historical information

International Silver Company. (1927). International sterling hollow ware. 403 pp. (“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). (Updated 21 April 2017. A00525-26; A00658-59; A00759-61; AAA00355-57.)

1929 - 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.


1930s

c. 1930s - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (c. 1930s). ["Black post bound catalog"]. [Includes designs by Watrous Mfg. Co., including Art Deco.] Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 29 July 2018. C00202-02).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.

c. 1935 / 1938 - design catalogue

La Pierre Mfg. Co. / International Silver Company. (c. 1935 / 1938). [Black post bound catalog]. ["La Pierre and Watrous items".] Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 31 July 2018. C00201-12).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.

c. 1937-38 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (c. 1937-38). ["Black post bound catalog"]. [Includes designs by La Pierre and Watrous Sterling.] Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 29 July 2018. C00202-01).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.


1940s

1947 - secondary source

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). "Watrous Mfg. Co." mentions, (pp. 118, 119, 318). In Century of silver, 1847-1947; Connecticut Yankees and a noble metal. New York: E.M. McBride & Company. (Updated 19 April 2017. DM.)



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



1960s

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "Hall, Elton & Co." [with mark; and mention of Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss, and Watrous Mfg. Co.], (p. 64). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 5 August 2020. L01882-83; L01896).

"In 1837 Deacon Almer Hall, William Elton and others formed the firm of Hall, Elton & Co. for the manufacture of German silver flatware and britannia ware. In 1890 the company was purchased by Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss which was in turn purchased by Watrous Mfg. Co. ..." (Excerpt from above.)


1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "International Silver Co." [with mention of Watrous Mfg. Co. / Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss], (pp. 82-3). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 17 September 2020. L01882-83 L01900-01).

1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss Co." [with marks, and mention of Hall, Elton & Co. and Watrous Mfg. Co.], (p. 106). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 5 August 2020. L01882-83 L01903).

"Successor to Maltby, Stevens & Company’s spoon factory, Birmingham, Connecticut, the new company was headed by Elizur Seneca Stevens, Chapman Maltby and John Curtiss. They bought and occupied the old Hall, Elton & Co. plant and manufactured flatware for plating about 1890. In 1896 the company was purchased by the Watrous Mfg. Co. ..." (Excerpt from above.)


1966 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T. (1966). "Watrous Mfg. Co." [with marks], (p. 193). In American silver manufacturers: Their marks, trademarks and history. Everybodys Press: Hanover, PA. (Viewed 5 August 2020. L01882-83; L01923-24).

"... Manufactured sterling silver novelties, vanity cases, cigarette cases, dorine boxes, match boxes, belt buckles and small holloware... " (Excerpt from above.)



1970s

1971 - Watrous Mfg. Co. in Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibition

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. (c. 1971). Art Nouveau: a loan exhibition at the Virginia Museum on display from November 22 to December 26, 1971 exhibition booklet. [Exhibited: Watrous Mfg. Co. (undated). Blotter. Sterling silver. Private lender.] [Updated 6 November 2018. A02200-01; AAA00590. DM.)

1977 - secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1977). On "Watrous Manufacturing Company" [pp. 48; 55; 57; 158; 164-65 (photo of building, 1943; also see excerpt above)]. In An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company. Taylor Publishing Company: Dallas, TX. (Updated 19 April 2017. DM.)


2000s

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "International Silver Company" [with mention of Watrous Mfg. Co. / Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss], (pp. 116-20). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 14 September 2020. A02925a-c(-)27a-c).

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss Co." [with marks, with mention of Hall, Elton & Co. and Watrous Mfg. Co.], (p. 145). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 6 August 2020. L01931-32).

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "Watrous Mfg. Co." [with marks]; Maltby, Stevens and Curtiss (predecessor); Maltby, Steven & Company (predecessor), supplier to Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (pp. 266-7). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 17 August 2017. A02891a,b.)


Footnote:
[1] Watrous Manufacturing Company, Wallingford, was acquired by the International Silver Company in 1898. [See "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]