Webster-Wilcox designs in collections, at auctions, and historical information

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artdesigncafé - design | Design Meriden | 21 December 2016 | Updated 15 November 2021
Webster Wilcox patterns


Above, cropped illustration showing three patterns by Webster-Wilcox (International Silver Co.) in Bullock’s department store advertisement in Los Angeles Times (13 January 1978). For more information, see the listing below.


Evidence shows that by 1954 the "Webster-Wilcox" division, combining E. G. Webster & Son and the Wilcox Silver Plate Co., at the International Silver Co. was formed.

However, for the historical record, it is incorrectly noted as happening in either 1960 or 1963 in Edmund P. Hogan’s An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company (1977), (pp. 164 & 170). (See the 1954 advertisement below.)


A. Webster-Wilcox designs in museums (by year)


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1950s

after c. 1954 - tankard

Webster Wilcox. / (ISC). (after c. 1960). Covered tankard (with eagle finial). Silver-plate; metal. (Accession no. 1999.97.1. Viewed 12 January 2017. AAA00033-152.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.


1960s

c. 1965 - bowl, trophy

Webster & Wilcox / International Silver Company. (c. 1965). Bowl, trophy. Silver or silver plate. (Cat. no. 2003.49.49. Viewed 28 July 2018. H00049).

1965 - bowl, horse show trophy

Webster & Wilcox / (ISC). (1965). Bowl - horse show trophy. Silver or silver plate. (Cat. no. 2003.49.53. Viewed 2 July 2018. G02124).

c. 1969 - bowl, award

Webster-Wilcox / International Silver Co. (c. 1969). Bowl, award. Silver or silver plate. (Cat. no. 2008.18.3. Viewed 20 July 2018. C00069-70).


1970s

c. 1970 - tray

Webster-Wilcox / International Silver Company. (c. 1970). Tray. Silver or silver plate. (Object ID. 2016.005.002. Viewed 9 July 2018. G02413-14).


n. d.

n. d. - oblong tea tray

Webster-Wilcox / International Silver Co. (undated). Oblong tea tray. (Object no. 983.004.0632. Viewed 17 August 2020. J00511).


B. Webster-Wilcox designs at auction


1960s

after 1960 - warming pan on stand

Webster & Wilcox / International Silver Company. (after 1960). Warming pan on stand. Silver plate. (Viewed 5 September 2017. G00175.)


n. d.

n. d. - gravy boat with tray

Webster-Wilcox / International Silver Co. (undated). Gravy boat with tray. (Viewed 17 August 2020. L02083).

n. d. - oval tea tray

Webster-Wilcox / International Silver Co. (undated). Oval tea tray. (Viewed 17 August 2020. L02082).


C. Webster-Wilcox design catalogues and historical information


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1950s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1954-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 26 April 2020. C01292; C01295; D01194; D01213).

c. 1950s - personnel directory brochure

International Silver Company. (c. 1950s). Personnel directory for customers brochure. [Mentions 1847 Rogers Bros., Holmes & Edwards Silver Company, Wm. Rogers & Son, Webster & Wilcox hollowware.] 8 pp. (Viewed 13 August 2017. AAA00633.)


Evidence shows that by 1954 the "Webster-Wilcox" division, combining E. G. Webster & Son and the Wilcox Silver Plate Co., at the International Silver Co. was formed. However, for the historical record, it is incorrectly noted as happening in either 1960 or 1963 in Edmund P. Hogan’s An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company (1977), (pp. 164 & 170). See the 1954 advertisement below.



1954 advertisements

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1954 - advertisement

Schweitzers, San Bernardino, CA. (28 February 1954). Advertisement: "... introducing Essex Manor— a charming new pattern in the fine quality silverplate of the Webster-Wilcox Division, The International Silver Company... " [with illustration of a variety of hollowware in the pattern]. The Sun-Telegram (San Bernardino, California), p. 11, cols. 1-4. (Viewed 16 May 2020. H01552-53).

1954 - advertisement

Crescent Jewelers, San Bernardino, CA. (14 November 1954). Advertisement: "... For a festive Thanksgiving... Magnificent trays... All exquisitely made— all in that exceptionally fine silverplate and craftsmanship of the Webster-Wilcox Division, International Silver Company... " [with abstract illustration showing five trays in the English Scroll and Vintage patterns.] San Bernardino Sun-Telegram, p. 6-S. (Viewed 29 May 2020. H01783).



after c. 1954 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (undated, but after c. 1954 when W-W was formed). Webster-Wilcox silverplated hollowware (cat no. WW55). 126 pp. [Current online catalogue record incomplete.] (Updated 11 April 2017. A01476.)

after c. 1954 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (after c. 1954). Fine silver plated holloware .. / Webster-Wilcox Division, The International Silver Company. 16 pp. (Updated 12 January 2017. A00288; A00527.)

1955 - advertisement

Joe Koen & Son jewelers, Austin, TX. (27 November 1955). Advertisement: "Holiday Special; This beautiful family punch set... Webster-Wilcox silverplate by The International Silver Co. ..." [with illustration of bowl, tray and ladle]. Austin American (Austin, Texas), p. D6. (Viewed 30 May 2020. F00873).

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1956 advertisements

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1956 - advertisement

Schweitzer’s, San Bernardino, CA. (28 February 1956). Advertisement: "... Proudly presents American Rose, a new pattern in fine slverplated holloware... Webster-Wilcox Division of International Silver Co. ..." [with illustration of tea set, vegetable dish and trays]. San Bernardino Daily Sun, p. 12, cols. 1-3. (Viewed 17 May 2020. H01564).

1956 - advertisement

International Sterling / International Silver Company. (19 March 1956). Advertisement: "International Sets The Loveliest Tables in America... [with photo of Webster-Wilcox Chafing Dish Set]. LIFE magazine, pp. 51-52. (Viewed 26 October 2017. G01616-17.)



1957 advertisements

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1957 - advertisement

Schweitzers, San Bernardino, CA. (31 March 1957). Advertisement: "... New! Joanne... a stunning pattern inspired by French Provincial design... Webster-Wilcox Silverplate of the International Silver Company... " [with several illustrations of hollowware showing the pattern.] San Bernardino Sun-Telegram, p. 8-S. (Viewed 29 May 2020. H01777).

1957 - advertisement

Coulter’s, San Bernardino, CA. (13 October 1957). Advertisement: "... 79th Anniversary sale... Exquisite silverplated trays at big savings... Webster-Wilcox silverplated trays by The International Silver Company. Delightful patterns, dainty floral and scroll borders... " [with illustrations of trays]. The Sun-Telegram (San Bernardino, California), p. 9. (Viewed 13 June 2020. D01301-03).

1957 - advertisement

Schweitzers, San Bernardino, CA. (1 December 1957). Advertisement: "4 pieces of famous ’Dubarry’ America’s best-loved tea and coffee service... Webster-Wilcox Silverplate [/ International Silver Co.] [with illustration of tea and coffee service in the pattern]. The Sun-Telegram (San Bernardino, California), p. C-9. (Viewed 13 June 2020. D0130



1958 - advertisement

Coulter’s, Los Angeles, CA. (19 February 1958). Advertisement: "... Webster Wilcox Silverplate [/ International Silver Co.] ... serving ware in famous ’Joanne’ pattern, including 3-pc. coffee sets, footed trays, platters, 4-pc. tea and coffee sets, sauce sets, and vegetable dishes... " [with no illustrations]. Los Angeles Times, p. A6. (Viewed 6 June 2020. F00874).

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1959 advertisements

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1959 - advertisement

Claude Bennett Jewelers, Atlanta / Buckhead, GA. (15 February 1959). Advertisement: "... Silver Sale! ... Exquisite Dinner Service for Every Need and Purpose in Fine Quality Silverplate... The beautiful Joanne pattern... Webster Wilcox Silverplate by The International Silver Company... " [with abstract illustrations of various pieces of holloware]. Atlanta Constitution (or Atlanta Journal), p. 7A. (Viewed 6 June 2020. F00875).

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1959 - advertisement

Schweitzers, San Bernardino, CA. (1 March 1959). Advertisement: "Schweitzers March-ing Parade of Values; Webster Wilcox Silverplate [/ International Silver Co.] joins the parade, offering amazing savings in Joanne and American Rose Patterns..." [with illustrations showing a variety of hollow ware]. San Bernardino Sun-Telegram, p. A-11. (Viewed 29 May 2020. H01779-82).

1959 - advertisement

The Broadway, Los Angeles area, CA. (22 November 1959). Advertisement: "... International Sterling and Webster-Wilcox Silverplate [/ ISC]; Holiday Teaware Sale... Tea & Coffee Service... [patterns:] Prelude... Joanne... American Rose... Kenilworth... Royal Danish... DuBarry, plain... DuBarry, Floral... " [with illustrations showing the patterns]. Los Angeles Times, p. 33. (Viewed 7 August 2020. F00876).

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1960s

1960 advertisements

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1960 - advertisement

Sage-Allen, Hartford, CT area. (16 October 1960). Advertisement: "Special superb silverplate gifts by famous International... Wilcox [Silver Plate Co. or Webster-Wilcox] silverplate... bread tray... gravy boat and tray... serving platter... covered vegetable dish... [with illustrations of these items]. Hartford Courant, p. 5A. (Viewed 13 June 2019. F00877).

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1960 - advertisement

Deinlein Jewelers, (25 November 1960). Advertisement: "Teaware sale... DuBarry, Plain; 4-pc. Tea and Coffee Service... Webster-Wilcox Silverplate. Choose from a complete selection... International Silver Company... " [with illustration of tea set]. Catholic Times (Columbus, Ohio), p. 5, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 29 December 2020. D01660).

1960 - advertisement

Crescent Jewelers, San Bernardino, CA. (11 December 1960). Advertisement: "Make it the most memorable Christmas... 15-pc. Paul Revere punch set... Webster Wilcox Silverplate by The International Silver Company..." [with illustration of the punch set]. San Bernardino Sun-Telegram, p. E-11, cols. 6-8. (Viewed 29 May 2020. H01778).



1961 advertisements

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1961 - advertisement

Carson Pirie Scott & Co. (28 September 1961). Advertisement: "... We’ve a magnificant collection of Wm. Rogers [Mfg Co. or & Sons] and Webster Wilcox silverplate by International Silver Company..." [with illustrations]. Chicago Daily Tribune, p. B5. (Viewed 7 August 2020. F00878).

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1961 - advertisement

Scheer, Rochester, NY. (17 November 1961). Advertisement: "... Special at Scheer’s; Essential serving dishes in gleaming Webster-Wilcox... the ultimate in superior quality silverplate made by the International Silver Company... " [with abstract images of silver holloware]. Catholic Courier Journal (Rochester, New York), p. 2, cols. 6-8. (Viewed 16 August 2020. L02057-58).



1962 advertisements

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1962 - advertisement

Jay Jewelry Co., Schenectady, NY. (25 January 1962). Advertisement: "... Our only storewide sale... Tea Sets... Webster-Wilcox [International Silver Co.] 4-pc. set ... " [with no product illustrations]. Schenectady Gazette (New York), p. 4, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 17 January 2021. R00028).

1962 - advertisement

Bickelmann Diamonds, Schenectady, NY. (14 November 1962). Advertisement: "... New! Feather pierced trays... Choice of three practical sizes in line quality WEBSTER-WILCOX [/ International Silver Co.] Silverplate. All magnicently crafted... " [with abstract illustration of trays]. Schenectady Gazette (Schenectady, New York), p. 2, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 14 November 2021. Q00960).



1963 advertisements

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1963 - advertisement

Crescent Jewelers, San Bernardino, CA. (13 October 1963). Advertisement: "tray sale! ... The International Silver Company... Webster-Wilcox... " [with abstract illustrations of trays]. The Sun-Telegram (San Bernardino, California), p. D-6, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 13 June 2020. D01414-15).

1963 - advertisement

Bennett Jewelers, Atlanta, GA. (21 November 1963). Advertisement: "... A welcome addition for gracious living... Lovely Brandon Hall Gallery tray... Webster-Wilcox Silverplate made by The International Silver Company... " [with illustration of tray]. Atlanta Constitution (Georgia), p. 2. (Viewed 21 July 2020. F00879).

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1963 - advertisement

Bennett Jewelers, Atlanta, GA. (6 December 1963). Advertisement: "... Chafing Dish Parade... Rochelle... Gadroon... Plain... Rococo... [patterns] ... Webster-Wilcox Silverplate made by The International Silver Company... " [with four illustrations showing the patterns.] Atlanta Constitution (Georgia), p. 2. (Viewed 21 July 2020. F00880).

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1963 - advertisement

Webb’s, Glendale, CA. (15 December 1963). Advertisement: "... for Christmas... Webster Wilcox silverplate made by the International Silver Company... water pitcher... gravy set with tray... well & tree platter... double vegetable... 4-pc. tea and coffee service... footed tray... " [with abstract illustrations]. Los Angeles Times, presumably p. A16. (Viewed 7 August 2020. F00881).

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1964 advertisements

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1964 - advertisement

Sage-Allen, Hartford, CT area. (12 April 1964). Advertisement: "... bread or roll tray... Webster-Wilcox, made by International Silver Co. ... stainless patterns by International Silver Co. ... Christiana... Chapel Hill... Beloved Rose, Royal Hostess... [with several illustrations of products]. Hartford Courant (Connecticut), p. 20J. (Viewed 16 August 2020. L02064).

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1964 - advertisement

The Broadway, Los Angeles area and Marston’s, San Diego, CA. (3 May 1964). Advertisement: "International’s Giant Silverware Sale! Elegant Gifts for Mother... ’Grand Elegance’ silverplate... Webster-Wilcox silverplated 5-pc. tea and coffee set... ’Christiania’ stainless steel flatware... sterling silver salt and pepper... ’Elegance’ bread tray by Webster Wilcox... " [with several photos / illustrations]. Los Angeles Times, p. K10. (Viewed 30 December 2020. L02065).

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1964 - advertisement

Jenss, presumably Niagara Falls, NY. (2 November 1964). Advertisement: "... Election Day specials... Famous Webster Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] Silver... bread trays... gravy sets... butter dishes... vegetable dishes... " [with five product illustrations]. Niagara Falls Gazette (Niagara Falls, New York), p. 19, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 30 December 2020. D01679).

  • Online - fultonhistory.com. (Search the archive, " Niagara Falls NY Gazette 1964 Nov Grayscale - 0066", and scroll down for the link.)

1964 - advertisement

Bennett’s, Atlanta, GA. (22 November 1964). Advertisement: "... Chafing Dish Parade... Rochelle... Gadroon... Plain... Rococo... For elegance in casual entertaining... Webster-Wilcox silverplate by The International Silver Company... " [with four illustrations of chafing dish designs]. Atlanta Constitution, p. 7. (Viewed 13 June 2019. F00883).

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1965 advertisements

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1965 - advertisement

Sage-Allen, Hartford, CT area. (18 April 1965). Advertisement: "... thoughtful gifts for hostesses and brides! ... bread or roll tray... Lovely Elegance pattern in fine quality silverplate. Webster-Wilcox, made by International Silver Co. 13" size tray... Paul Revere bowls... stainless by International... " [with illustrations of tray and bowls, handles showing Chapel Hill and Vibrant patterns, and silverware in packaging]. Hartford Courant, pp. 23I & 24I. (Viewed 30 December 2020. F00884; L02066).

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1965 - advertisement

The Harris Brothers, Utica, NY. (27 April 1965). Advertisement: "... Special savings; Heavy Weight Paul Revere bowls... Webster-Wilcox ... International Silver Company... " [with illustrations of bowls]. Utica Observer-Dispatch (New York), p. 3. (Viewed 30 December 2020. D01680).

1965 - advertisement

Bullock’s Downtown, Los Angeles, CA. (15 November 1965). Advertisement: "... Holiday gift set by International Sterling [/ International Silver Co.] ... Whitehall Sterling Service with Bonus Tray... Complimentary waiter in Webster-Wilcox silver-plate... " [with illustrations showing International Sterling: two serving spoons and fork, and handles in the following patterns: Angelique, Mademoiselle, Masterpiece, Prelude, Rhapsody, Rose Ballet, and Valencia; and illustration of four-piece service and tray]. Los Angeles Times, p. 16. (Viewed 15 July 2019. F00871).

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1965 - advertisement

May Co. California, Los Angeles area & San Diego, CA. (5 December 1965). Advertisement: "International Sterling [/ International Silver Co.] 44-piece sterling service for 8 ... " [with illustration of handles in the following patterns: Angelique, Joan of Arc, Mademoiselle, Masterpiece, Prelude, Rose Ballet, Royal Danish, Rhapsody, Valancia; and three serving pieces] ... 4-piece sterling tea and coffee service in the Whitehall pattern... handsome serving tray ... in Webster-Wilcox silver plate... " [with abstract illustration of tray]. Los Angeles Times, p. N4. (Viewed 15 July 2019. F00872).

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1966 - advertisement

Van Cott Jeweler, Binghamton, NY. (13 November 1966). Advertisement: "English flutes; magnificent 18th century design in Webster-Wilcox [International Silver Co.] Silverplate ... " [with illustration of tea service on tray]. The Sunday Press (Binghamton, New York), p. 2-B, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 17 January 2021. R00027).


1967 advertisements

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1967 - advertisement

Crosman’s, Auburn, NY. (27 April 1967). Advertisement; "... Paul Revere bowls ... Fine Quality Webster Wilcox silverplate... International Silver Company" [with illustration of bowls in different sizes]. Marcellus Observer (Marcellus, New York), p. 20, col. 3. (Viewed 27 December 2020. D01635).

  • Online - fultonhistory.com. (Search the archive, "Marcellus NY Weekly Observer 1967 - 1967 Grayscale - 0374", and scroll down for the link.)

1967 - advertisement

Fredric H. Rubel / Crescent Jewelers, San Bernardino, CA. (13 August 1967). Advertisement: "... Tray Sale in Webster-Wilcox Silverplate [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with illustrations of 8 trays]. San Bernardino Sun-Telegram (California), p. C-5. (Viewed 29 May 2020. H01786-87).



196? - missing design catalogue

International Silver Company. (196?). Masterpieces in fine silverplated holloware, Webster Wilcox. 88 pp. No copy in public library known to exist. (Viewed 22 November 2016. A01281.)


1968 advertisements

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1968 - advertisement

Shockley’s Jewelers, Santa Cruz, CA. (7 April 1968). Advertisement: "... magnificently different pattern... goblet... 5 pc. place setting... Webster-Wilcox... DuBarry... International Sterling... International Silver Company... " [with illustration of goblet and spoon in the pattern]. Santa Cruz Sentinel, p. 25, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 13 June 2020. D01416-17).

1968 - advertisement

Barney’s, Schenectady, NY. (16 September 1968). Advertisement: "Bamey’s 135th anniversary... Paul Revere bowls... Webster Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no product illustrations]. Amsterdam Recorder (Amsterdam, New York), p. 9, cols. 6-8. (Viewed 16 August 2020. L02062-63).

  • Online - fultonhistory.com. (Search the archive, "Amsterdam NY Daily Democrat and Recorder 1968 Sep-Oct Grayscale - 0212", and scroll down for the link.)



1969 advertisements

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1969 - advertisement

Webster-Wilcox / International Silver Co. (January 1969). Advertisement: "... JAN. 25: Water is first fluoridated. Well, some of us never did think water was for drinking... " [with photo of Rococo revival wine cooler]. Town & Country, p. 14. (Viewed 9 June 2019. F00719-20).

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1969 - advertisement

Fredric H. Rubel / Crescent Jewelers, San Bernardino, CA. (30 March 1969). Advertisement: "Heavy weight Paul Revere bowls... Webster Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration of bowls]. The Sun-Telegram (San Bernardino, CA), p. B-7, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 13 June 2020. D01418-19).

1969 - advertisement

Harris’, San Bernardino, Riverside, Redlands, CA. (3 August 1969). Advertisement: "... silverplated trays by Webster-Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with two illustrations of trays]. The Sun-Telegram (San Bernardino, CA), p. A4. (Viewed 7 August 2020. C00919; F00882).



1970s

1970 advertisements

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1970 - advertisement

Jenss, presumably Niagara Falls, NY. (16 March 1970). Advertisement: "Annual Spring sale... Paul Revere silver bowls by Webster Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with illustrations of bowls in different sizes]. Niagara Falls Gazette (Niagara Falls, New York), p. 7, cols. 5-8. (Viewed 27 December 2020. D01636).

  • Online - fultonhistory.com. (Search the archive, "Niagara Falls NY Gazette 1970 Mar Grayscale - 0664", and scroll down for the link.)

1970 - advertisement

Shockleys jewelers, Santa Cruz, CA. (4 October 1970). Advertisement: "... Paul Revere Bowls... Fine Quality Webster Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] Silverplate... " [with illustration showing 8 bowls]. Santa Cruz Sentinel (California), p. 14. (Viewed 29 May 2020. H01784-85).



1971 advertisements

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1971 - advertisement

Cramers Jewelers, Ithaca, NY. (19 April 1971). Advertisement: "Best loved gifts for the bride... Sterling - Stainless - Silverplate... International... Webster Wilcox... " [with no product related illustrations]. Ithaca Journal (New York), p. A-4, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 18 April 2020. E00962).

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1971 - advertisement

H. J. Howe, Syracuse, NY. (4 June 1971). Advertisement: "... Grand Regency entertainment tray... Webster-Wilcox... International Silver Company... " [with illustration of tray]. Post Standard (Syracuse, New York), p. 13, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 16 August 2020. L02059-61).



1972 advertisements

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1972 - advertisement

North Eastern Antiques Auctions, Amsterdam, NY. (10 March 1972). Advertisement: "... brass serving tray made by... Webster Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Amsterdam Evening Recorder (Amsterdam, New York), p. 15, col. 4. (Viewed 30 December 2020. D01677).

  • Online - fultonhistory.com. (Search the archive, "Amsterdam NY Daily Democrat and Recorder 1972 Mar-Apr Grayscale - 0184", and scroll down for the link.)

1972 - advertisement

Frank H. Adams, Albany, NY. (26 May 1972). Advertisement: "Heavy weight Paul Revere bowls... Fine Quality Webster Wilcox silverplate... International Silver Company..." [with illustrations of bowls]. The Knickerbocker News / Union-Star (Albany, New York), p. 6A, col. 2. (Viewed 30 December 2020. D01678).

  • Online - fultonhistory.com. (Search the archive, "Albany NY Knickerbocker News Union Star 1972 03279_1", and scroll down for the link.)



1973 advertisements

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1973 - advertisement

Adlers, Paramus, NJ and other locations. (22 April 1973). Advertisement: "... Classic Revere bowls of Webster Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] premium silverplate... " [with illustration of bowls]. New York Times, p. 68. (Viewed 17 August 2020. L02070).

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1973 - advertisement

Frank H. Adams, Albany, NY. (8 May 1973). Advertisement: "... Brides... 46 reasons why you should register patterns at Adam’s... Silver Companies... International ... Webster Wilcox ... " [with no illustrations]. Times Union / The Knickerbocker News Union Star (Albany, New York), Bridal section, p. 6, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 3 February 2021. R00992).

  • Online - fultonhistory.com. (Search the archive, "Albany NY Knickerbocker News Union Star 1973 04933", and scroll down for the link.)

1973 - advertisement

J. E. Caldwell Co., Philadelphia, PA area. (24 June 1973). Advertisement: "... Webster-Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] Silverplated Trays... " [with no specific product illustrations]. Philadelphia Inquirer, p. 3-F, cols. 1-3. (Viewed 16 August 2020. L02071).

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1974 advertisements

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1974 - advertisement

C. D. Peacock, Chicago, IL area. (18 February 1974). Advertisement: "Annual silver sale... International ... Webster-Wilcox ..." [with illustrations but not specifying company designs]. Chicago Tribune, p. 5. (Viewed 26 August 2020. L02067).

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1974 - advertisement

Bullock’s, Los Angeles, CA area. (8 April 1974). Advertisement: "... silverplate from International [Silver Co.] ... Revere bowls... Webster Wilcox ... " [with product illustrations]. Los Angeles Times, p. C4. (Viewed 16 August 2020. L02068).

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1974 - advertisement

Jordan Marsh, Boston, MA area. (19 June 1974). Advertisement: "... Paul Revere bowls; Ever-popular Webster-Wilcox [International Silver Co.] silver plated bowls..." [with illustration showing three bowls]. Boston Globe, p. 41. (Viewed 3 October 2020. L02069).

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1975 advertisements

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1975 - advertisement

Bullock’s, Los Angeles, CA area. (8 May 1975). Advertisement: "... Special prices on glowing Webster Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] silverplate ... " [with illustrations showing a tea set on a serving tray and Paul Revere bowls]. Los Angeles Times, p. D4. (Viewed 16 August 2020. L02072).

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1975 - advertisement

Sage-Allen, Hartford, CT area. (8 September 1975). Advertisement: "... Save 25% on Paul Revere bowls from International Silver; Special savings in commemoration of America’s Bicentennial! Webster-Wilcox Silverplate reproductions in 5 sizes... " [with abstract illustration showing two Paul Revere bowls]. The Hartford Courant, p. 9. (Viewed 3 October 2020. L02073).

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1976 advertisements

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1976 - advertisement

International Silver Co. (October 1976). Advertisement: "Coffee services from International Silver ... " [with photos of coffee services in the following styles: International Webster Wilcox - Cherbourg; International Pewter - Lighthouse; International Craftmetal; International Silverplate - Centennial]. Better Homes and Gardens magazine, p. 178. (Viewed 16 August 2020. L02074-75).

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1976 - advertisement

Benold’s Jewelers, Austin, TX. (19 December 1976). Advertisement: "The ultimate in beauty; Vintage punch set, International Webster-Wilcox... " [with illustration of punch bowl set]. Austin American Statesman (Texas), p. D13. (Viewed 16 August 2020. L02076).

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1977 - book mentions

Hogan, Edmund P. (1977). "Webster-Wilcox" mentions, (pp. 164, 170). In An American heritage: A book on the International Silver Company. (Updated 16 August 2020. DM.)

1977 - article mention

O’Byrne, Marjorie. (3 July 1977). Getting around (with mention: "at the Silver Gallery in Needham... elaborate coffee services from Webster Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] ...") Boston Globe, p. F4. (Viewed 30 December 2020. L02079).

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1977 advertisements

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1977 - advertisement

C. D. Peacock, Chicago, IL area. (20 February 1977). Advertisement: "Annual silver sale... Elegant serving [trays] in the finest quality silverplate from Webster Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with four illustrations of trays]. Chicago Tribune, p. 8. (Viewed 16 August 2020. L02077).

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1977 - advertisement

The Silver Gallery, Needham, MA. (27 November 1977). Advertisement: ".. elegant 5-piece Tea and Coffee Service that will become a family treasure! ... Webster-Wilcox quality silverplate by International [Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustrations showing tea and coffee services in the Joanne, Countess and Cherbourg patterns]. Boston Globe (Massachusetts), p. H64. (Viewed 16 August 2020. L02078).

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1978 advertisements

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1978 - advertisement

Bullocks, Los Angeles, CA area. (13 January 1978). Advertisement: "... Revere silverplate bowls... Webster-Wilcox... luxurious International Lyon stainless steel... " [with illustrations showing bowls, and three patterns: Fontenac, New Charm, and Queens Fancy]. Los Angeles Times, p. OC A5. (Viewed 3 October 2020. L02080).

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1978 - advertisement

International Silver Company Factory Stores, Meriden, Bridgeport and Norwalk, CT. (12 March 1978). Advertisement: "Tea and coffee services... International Sterling; Webster-Wilcox Silverplate; International Silverplate; International Gold Electroplate; International Pewter... " [with two illustrations]. Hartford Courant, p. 27A. (Viewed 16 August 2020. L02081).

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1979 advertisements

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1979 - advertisement

International Silver Company, Factory Stores, Meriden, Bridgeport & Norwalk, CT. (11 March 1979). Advertisement: "Teaware Sale... International Pewter... Webster Wilcox Silverplate... International Silverplate... Also Available Craftmetal and 24 kt. Gold Electroplate... " [with three abstract illustrations of coffee / tea sets]. Hartford Courant, p. 7E. (Viewed 12 June 2019. F00886).

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1979 - advertisement

J. H. Schwartz, Huntington Village, NY. (15 November 1979). Advertisement: "Serve it right! it’s a lovely... Cranberry Set; International Silverplate; Special for Thanksgiving... Product of Webster Wilcox Corporation... " [with two photo illustrations]. The Long Islander (Huntington, New York), p. 8, cols. (Viewed 18 January 2021. R00031).

1979 - advertisement

Buffums, Los Angeles area & San Diego, CA. (20 December 1979). Advertisement: "... Silverplated gallery server and oven-proof dish by Webster Wilcox... " [/ International Silver Co.] [with no illustration]. Los Angeles Times, p. B4. (Viewed 13 June 2019. F00887).

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1980s

1980 advertisements

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1980 - advertisement

Bullock’s, Los Angeles area, California. (6 May 1980). Advertisement: "... Webster Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] presents silverplated gifts... bell trivet... tea bell... candlesnuffer... bridal chamberstick... " [with illustrations]. Los Angeles Times, p. F8. (Viewed 21 July 2020. F00888).

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1980 - advertisement

Buffums, Los Angeles area, CA. (5 June 1980). Advertisement: "For special occasions... Webster Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] silverplated serving trays... " [with abstract illustration showing three trays]. Los Angeles Times, p. G18. (Viewed 7 August 2020. F00889).

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1981 articles

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1981 - article

(21 March 1981). Insilco laying off 200 workers, shutting Webster Wilcox plant. ["... The division was set up as a separate subsidiary with the 1979 reorganization of International Silver Co., which is an Insilco subsidiary in its own right. A second unit, World Tableware International Inc. was set up at the same time to make silverware for hotels, restuarants and other institutional customers... "] Hartford Courant, p. C7. (Viewed 21 July 2020. F00890).

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1981 - news brief

(2 July 1981). Oneida buys Insilco unit. Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada), p. B11. (Viewed 21 July 2020. F00885).

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"Oneida Ltd. of Oneida, N. Y. has purchased the business of Webster Wilcox Corp. but has no plans to reopen the company’s plant in Meriden, Conn. ... they said the transaction does not involve plans to operate the Webster Wilcox plant, which has been closed since March 21... "




1981 advertisements

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1981 - advertisement

Webster Wilcox / International Silver Co. Factory Store, Meriden, CT. (15 March 1981). Advertisement: "... Tea and Coffee Services... Silverplate; Gold Electroplate; Pewter... " [with abstract illustrations of three coffee / tea services]. Hartford Courant, B7. (Viewed 9 June 2019. F00752).

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1981 - advertisement

Gertz, Long Island, NY area. (19 March 1981). Advertisement: "... 4-piece silverplated hostess set; includes 3 silverplated utensils and round glass serving plate. By Webster Wilcox [/ International Silver Co.] ..." [with abstract illustration]. Newsday (Long Island, New York), p. 16. (Viewed 7 August 2020. F00892).

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1981 - advertisement

Bullock’s, Los Angeles area, CA. (14 April 1981). Advertisement: "... International Silverplated Holloware... Webster-Wilcox tray... sandwich tray... bread tray... butter dish... gravy boat... cake stand... pie plate... center bowl... " [with illustrations of mentioned objects]. Los Angeles Times, p. C5. (Viewed 21 July 2019. F00891).

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1981 - advertisement

Webster Wilcox / International Silver Co. (3 May 1981). Advertisement: "The Factory Sale of the Century... Silverplate, Stainless, Pewter, Brass... 500 South Broad St., Meriden, CT ..." [with several abstract illustrations]. Hartford Courant, p. B6. (Viewed 9 June 2019. F00753).

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2000s

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "E. G. Webster & Son" [with mention of Webster-Wilcox], (p. 270). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 17 August 2017. A02892a,b.)

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "International Silver Company" [for reference, as Webster-Wilcox was an ISC division], (p. 116-20). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 8 August 2020. A02925a-c(-)27a-c).

2004 - encyclopedia entry

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "Oneida Sterling", Webster Wilcox, (p. 176-77). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 2 August 2020. A02940a,b; A02941a,b)



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".