Wm. Rogers & Son - Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. - design catalogues and historical information

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For details on four adverts at top, see 1923 & 1924 Ladies’ Home Journal advertisements listings below.


"In 1865, William [Rogers]... went to Hartford and formed William Rogers Manufacturing Company and taking into the business William Rogers, Jr. The trademarks they used were "Wm. Rogers & Son", "Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.", "1865 Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co." and (anchor symbol) Rogers (anchor symbol)". Other members of the firm included Thomas Birch, William J. Pierce and William H. Watrous. [After 1898, Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. became part of the International Silver Company.]

— Edmund P. Hogan. The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities (1980), pp. 169.


Wm. Rogers & Son - Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. - design catalogues and historical information (by year)


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1860s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1865-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 20 April 2019.)

1853-1931 - company records

International Silver Company. (1853-1931). International Silver Company records. [Including William Rogers Manufacturing Company (Hartford).] (Updated 28 April 2017. A00419.)


1867 advertisements

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1867 - advertisement

Wyman & Huntington, St. Albans, VT. (13 September 1867). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers & Son. A A, Are of the highest quality... " [with no illustrations]. The Vermont Transcript (St. Albans, VT), p. 4, col. 3. (Viewed 26 June 2019. E00829).

1867 - two advertisements

Ve. J. Magnin, Guédin & Co., New York. (16 & 20 September 1867). Advertisements: "... only depot in New York for the well-known silverplated ware of Wm. Rogers & Sons of Hartford... " Evening Post. (Viewed 10 February 2019. F00557-58).

1867 - advertisement

Ballard & Fuller, Malone, New York. (10 October 1867). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers & Son’s Silver Plated Ware... " [with abstract illustration]. The Malone Palladium (Malone, NY), p. 1, col. 3. (Viewed 10 February 2019. F00555).

1867 - advertisement

Wyman & Huntington, St. Albans, VT. (11 October 1867). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers & Son. A A, Are of the highest quality... " [with no illustrations]. The Vermont Transcript (St. Albans, VT), p. 4, col. 3. (Viewed 26 June 2019. E00830).

1867 - advertisement

Ballard & Fuller, Malone, New York. (19 December 1867). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers & Son’s Silver Plated Ware... " [with abstract illustration]. The Malone Palladium (Malone, NY), presumably p. 5, col. 1. (Viewed 10 February 2019. F00556).



1868 advertisements

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1868 - advertisement

Wyman & Huntington, St. Albans, VT. (18 June 1868). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers & Son’s Spoons, Forks, Knives, Ladles... " [with no illustrations]. The Vermont Transcript (St. Albans, VT), unknown page number, col. 2. (Viewed 26 June 2019. E00831).

1868 - advertisement

Wyman & Huntington, St. Albans, VT. (11 September 1868). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers & Son’s Spoons, Forks, Knives, Ladles... " [with no illustrations]. The Vermont Transcript (St. Albans, VT), unknown page number, col. 3. (Viewed 26 June 2019. E00832).



1870s

1871 advertisements

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1871 - advertisement - The Southern farmer

(1871). Text-based advertisement for Smith Brothers, Nashville, TN, "Agents for Wm. Rogers’ Manufacturing Co’s Celebrated Plate Spoons and Forks". In The Southern farmer, v. 5, no. 1, p. 45. (Viewed 29 April 2017. A02307-08.)

1871 - advertisement - The Southern farmer

(1871). Text-based advertisement for Smith Brothers, Nashville, TN, "Agents for Wm. Rogers’ Manufacturing Co’s Celebrated Plate Spoons and Forks". In The Southern farmer, v. 5, no. 2, p. 97. Courtesy University of California. (Viewed 29 April 2017. A02308-09.)



1872 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Co. (9 January 1872). Advertisement: "Articles of Association... The Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Co. ... " [with no illustration]. Hartford Daily Courant, p. 3. (Viewed 3 June 2019. C00960).

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c. 1872 - design catalogue

William Rogers Mfg. Co. (c. 1872). Price list of silver plated goods manufactured by the Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., Hartford, Conn. 32 pp. (Updated 24 April 2017. A02042; AAA00599.)

187? - design brochure

William Rogers Mfg. Co. (187?). Genuine Rogers goods. 4 pp. Hartford, Conn. [See Connecticut Historical Society (18—?) listing below as might be the same brochure.] (Updated 24 April 2017. A01457.)

1875 - price list

William Rogers Mfg. Co. (1875). Price list of silver plated goods. 42 pp. (Updated 24 April 2017. A00874.)

1875 - price list reprint

Wm Rogers Manufacturing. Co. (1875). Price list of silver plated goods. 42 pp. "Reprint" in Trade catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, Part 2 microfiche (no. 3112, p. 92) (c. 1991). University Publications of America: Bethesda, MD. (Updated 24 April 2017. A00868; A00871-73.) [1]

1879 - pattern sheet

Rogers Cutlery Co. / Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (1879). Pattern sheet for the season of 1879 for spoons, forks, ladles, and every description of silver-plated table ware. 1 sheet. (Viewed 17 August 2018. L00561).


1879 advertisements

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1879 - five advertisements

Rogers Cutlery Company. (c. February - June 1879). Advertisement. The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review. (Viewed 30 August 2018. B00297; E00233; E00237; E00241; E00244).

1879 - advertisement

Rogers Cutlery Company. (c. July - December 1879). Advertisement [no product illustrations]. The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. v. (Viewed 30 August 2018. E00248).

1879 - two advertisements

Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Company and Rogers Cutlery Company. (c. July - December 1879). Advertisement: "...Manufacturers of cutlery, and silver plated table ware..." [no illustrations]. The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review. (Viewed 30 August 2018. E00252; E00255).

1879 - three advertisements

Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. July - December 1879). Advertisement [with illustration of building and spoon, Hartford pattern]. The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review. (Viewed 30 August 2018. E00262; E00265; E00276).



1879 - patent - design for handles for table-casters

Albert Hart, assignor to the Williams Rogers Manufacturing Company. (11 November 1879; filed 18 October 1879). Design no. 11,506: Design for handles for table-casters. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01676).



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1880s

1880 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. January 1880). Advertisement [with illustration of Hartford pattern spoon]. The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. xii. (Viewed 30 August 2018. E00274).

1880 - patent - design for spoon or fork handles

Albert Hart, assignor to the Williams Rogers Manufacturing Company. (20 January 1880; filed 26 December 1879). Design no. 11,614: Design for spoon or fork handles. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01675).

1881 - design catalogue and advertisement

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 - advertisement

J. B. Collins & Co., Dansville and Corning, NY. (c. 13 April 1882). Text-based advertisement: "We have in stock a complete line of Wm. Rogers & Son’s best silver plated Knives, Forks and Spoons..." [with no illustrations]. The Danville Express (Danville, New York), unknown page, col. 6. (Viewed 2 May 2019; H00648-49).

1883 - historical information

(1883). On "The Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Co.", (p. 197). In The historical, statistical and industrial review of the state of Connecticut. W. S. Webb & Co.: New York. (Viewed 2 March 2017. A01522-23.)


1883 advertisements

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1883 - advertisement

Putnam’s Mammoth Bazaar, Malone, NY. (27 September 1883). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers & Son’s knives and forks... " [with no illustration]. The Malone Palladium (Malone, New York), unknown page number, col. 6. (Viewed 24 May 2019. H00970-71).

1883 - two advertisements

Putnam’s Mammoth Bazaar, Malone, NY. (5 October 1883). Advertisements: "... Wm. Rogers & Son’s knives and forks... " [with no illustration]. Franklin Gazette (Fort Covington, New York). (Viewed 24 May 2019. H00972-75).



1884 advertisements

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1884 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers Mf’g. Co., Hartford. (17 March 1884). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Silver Plated Table Ware... corner of Front and Grove Streets... [with no illustrations]. Hartford Courant, p. 4, col. 4. (Viewed 4 June 2019. C00958).

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1884 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers Mf’g. Co., Hartford. (20 June 1884). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of Silver Plated Table Ware... corner of Front and Grove Streets... [with no illustrations]. Hartford Courant, p. 4, col. 1. (Viewed 4 June 2019. C00959).

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1885 - map

(1885). Hartford, Connecticut map. [Map 15, Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Co. on corner of Grove Street and Front Street]. Sanborn Map & Publishing Co. (Viewed 4 March 2017. A01581-82.)


1887 advertisements

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1887 - advertisement

A. M. Wentworth, Portland, Maine. (7 February 1887). Advertisement: "Great Bargains... Wm. Rogers & Son... " [with no illustrations]. Portland Daily Press (Portland, Maine), unknown page number, col. 8. (Viewed 6 July 2019. F01100-01).

1887 - advertisement

Seymour and Curtis, St. Paul, MN. (11 December 1887). Advertisement: "... Holiday Purchases... Wm. Rogers & Sons’ [sic] ... " [with no illustrations]. St. Paul Daily Globe (St. Paul, MN), p. 10, col. 4. (Viewed 6 July 2019. F01113).



1888 - missing design catalogue

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (1888). [Catalogue / price list]. At least 44 pages. (No copy in a public library known to exist). (Viewed 6 September 2018. C00256-57).


1888 articles

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1888 - news mention

(March 1888). Trade gossip (with mention of Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. and their business doing well). The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 94. (Viewed 5 September 2018. F00266-67).

1888 - news mention

(June 1888). Trade gossip (about Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. and new catalogue / price list). The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 98. (Viewed 6 September 2018. C00256-57).

1888 - news mention

(December 1888). Around Boston (including mention of C. Rogers & Bros. and Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. and their New England agent Burden & Company). The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 96. (Viewed 9 September 2018. L00741.)



1889 - historical information

(1889). On "The Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Co.", (pp. 105-06, with illustration of building). In Hartford, Conn., as a manufacturing, business and commercial center; with brief sketches of its history, attractions, leading industries, and institutions. Illustrated. (Viewed 3 March 2017. A01560-62.)

1889 - news mention

(10 October 1889). America in Connecticut: Visit of the International [American] Congress to Willimantic, South Manchester, and Hartford [including paragraph about their visit to the Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.] Hartford Courant, p. 1. (11 September 2018. L00764).

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"Hartford has the reputation of being the birthplace of the electro-plating industry in the United States, so far as applied to table ware: and so it was eminently proper that the delegates should be taken through the extensive works of the William Rogers Manufacturing Company, on Market street. This company do an extensive business in South America and their trade-mark is almost as well known there as in this country." (Excerpt from above.)


18—? - price list

Wm Rogers Manufacturing. Co. (18—?). Genuine Rogers goods. Read the facts within and send for our price list, just issued. Hartford, CT. 4 pp. (Viewed 13 January 2017. C00001-22.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. 974.62 H328ro #3.
  • (See Winterthur 187? listing above as this might be the same brochure.)


1890s

1890 - price list

William Rogers Mfg Co. (1890). Price-list. 86 pp. Hartford, Conn. (Updated 24 April 2017. A00875.)

1890 - price list reprint

William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (1890). Price-list. 86 pp. “Reprint” in Trade catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, Part 2 microfiche (no. 3111, p. 92). (c. 1991). University Publications of America: Bethesda, MD. (Updated 24 April 2017. A00868; A00871; A00876-77.) [2]


1890 articles

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1890 - news mention

(February 1890). Trade gossip [includes paragraph on the Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.; describes recent purchase of company in Norwich, CT, presumably Norwich Cutlery, that makes steel blanks.] The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 122A. (Viewed 4 September 2018. F00233).

1890 - news mention

(April 1890). Trade gossip [includes paragraph that the Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. "reports that their sales for the last year exceeded those of all previous years..."] The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 84. (Viewed 4 September 2018. F00239).

1890 - news mention

(July 1890). Trade gossip [with mention of Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. vs. Hall & Elton dispute]. The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 85. (Viewed 4 September 2018. F00241).

1890 - news mention

(July 1890). Trade gossip [with paragraph about Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. vs. Rogers & Hamilton dispute]. The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 85. (Viewed 4 September 2018. F00241-42).

1890 - news mention

(August 1890). Trade gossip [with paragraph about new flatware catalogue by Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.]. The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 87. (Viewed 4 September 2018. F00246-47).

1890 - news mention

(September 1890). The death of Horace Wilcox ["The king of the silverware trade is dead", with reference to Meriden Britannia Company and mention of Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.]. The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 31-2. (Viewed 4 September 2018. F00249-52).



1890 advertisements

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1890 - advertisement

Atkinson House Furnishing Co., Portland, ME. (c. 20 January 1890). Advertisement: "... The Celebrated Wm. Rogers & Son’s Best Quadruple Plate... " [with illustrations of water pitcher set, castor, and basket]. Portland Daily Press (Portland, Maine), unknown page number, col. 6-7. (Viewed 6 July 2019. F01114-15).

1890 - advertisement

Leggett & Mattison, Newark, NY. (17 December 1890). Advertisement: "... They have... almost everything in the line of Silver Ware imaginable of Wm. Rogers & Son’s Quadruple Plate... " [with no illustrations]. The Arcadian Weekly Gazette (Newark, New York), unknown page number, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 3 July 2019. F01067).



1891 - historical information

(1891). On the "The Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Co.", (p. 62, including illustration of building). In Connecticut of to-day: Its chief business centres. Acme Publishing and Engraving: New York. (Viewed 3 March 2017. A01543-45.)


1891 advertisements

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1891 - advertisement

(1891). Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Co. advertisement. In Picturesque New London, (p. 33). C. J. Viets: New London. (Viewed 2 March 2017. A01520.)

1891 - eight advertisements

Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Co. (February - March 1891). Advertisement: "... the highest grade of electro silver plated ware..." The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review. (Viewed 1 September 2018. B00291; E00280; E00285; E00290; E00294; E00300; H00378; H00385).



1892 articles

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April 1892 - news mention

(20 April 1892). Connecticut (mentions of Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. and Rogers Cutlery Co. "corporation returns".) The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 22. (Viewed 28 August 2018. H00352-53.)

May 1892 - news mention

(18 May 1892). Trade gossip (mentions Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.) The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 34. (Viewed 28 August 2018. H00364-65).

"The Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., Hartford, Conn., have just published a pocket price list of their well-known electro silver-plated table ware. The book contains over sixty five pages and is filled with illustrations. It has a green flexible cover with artistic silver lettering..." (Excerpt from above.)


June 1892 - news mention

(1 June 1892). Connecticut concerns that have applied for space at Chicago [World’s Fair]. [Mention of Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.] The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 12. (Viewed 28 August 2018. H00366-67).



1892 advertisements

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1892 - four advertisements

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (April 1892). Advertisements: "Remember this... Genuine Rogers’ Silver Plated Ware..." The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review. (Viewed 27 September 2017. G00714; G00723; G00727-28.)

1892 - four advertisements

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (May 1892). Advertisements: "Remember this... Genuine Rogers’ Silver Plated Ware..." The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review. (Viewed 27 September 2017. G00490; G00495; G00733; G00736.)

1892 - five advertisements

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (June 1892). Advertisements: "Remember this... Genuine Rogers’ Silver Plated Ware..." The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review. (Viewed 28 September 2017. G00742; G00746; G00753; G00756; G00758.)



c. 1892 - missing pocket price list

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (c. 1892). [Price list]. [No copy known to be in a public library.] About 65 pp. (Viewed 28 August 2018. H00364-65).

1893 - promotional booklet

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (1893). Silver table ware, how it is made. 20 pp. (“Published in conjunction with World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago”.) (Updated 28 April 2017. A00520; A00901.)

1893 - promotional booklet reprint

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (1893). Silver table ware, how it is made. 20 pp. (“Published in conjunction with World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago”). “Reprint” in Trade catalogues at Winterthur (microform), (v. 1), (entry 1682, p. 293), (1984). Clearwater Pub. Co.: New York. (Viewed 19 June 2016. A00518-19; A00902.) [3]

1893 - historical information

D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). Listing: Rogers, Manufacturing Co, Wm. (The), Hartford, CT, (page 209). ["Manufacturers Electro Silver-Plated Table Ware; Rogers Brand."] In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. Boston, MA; 223 pp. (Viewed 8 January 2017. A00514; A01459.)

1893 - Wm Rogers Mfg Co in exposition

(1893). World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893 (Chicago), Official catalogue, Part VIII. [Exposition dates: 1 May - 30 October 1893; listed: Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Company, (p. 28)]. W. B. Conkey Company: Chicago. (Viewed 8 January 2017. A00850; A01460; AAA00588.)

1893 - Wm Rogers Mfg Co in exposition

(1898). Connecticut at the World’s Fair: Report of the commissioners from Connecticut of the Columbian Exhibition of 1893 at Chicago. [Listed: Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (p. 128)]. Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company: Hartford, CT. (Viewed 2 March 2017. A01528-31.)


1893 advertisements

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1893 - thirteen advertisements

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (January-March 1893). Advertisements: "None better... New catalogue for the asking...." (with illustration of pie server). The Iron Age. (Viewed 8 May 2018. G02091; G02093-2999; G02516; G02518; G02521-36).

1893 - three advertisements

W. S. Wilkinson & Co., Olean, New York. (c. 7, c. 11, c. 12 December 1893). Advertisements: "We have largely increased our stock of silver plated flat ware and added a fine line of plated hollow ware... Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Co. ... " [with no illustrations]. Olean Herald (Olean, New York). (Viewed 3 July 2019. F01068-71).



c. 1893 - design catalogue (missing)

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (c. 1893). [Catalogue]. (Number of pages unknown. No copy known to be in a public library. Viewed 8 May 2018. G02091; G02093).


1894 articles

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1894 - news mention

(21 February 1894). Trade gossip (including a paragraph on Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. and their new Ormonde pattern. The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 26. (Viewed 5 September 2018. F00290).

1894 - news mention

(14 March 1894). Connecticut (with statement of the corporation returns of Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.). The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 19. (Viewed 5 September 2018. F00292).



1894 advertisements

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1894 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (7 February 1894). Advertisement: "New novelties in silver plated ware..." (with five illustrations showing the following patterns: Columbus, Cromwell and Victoria). The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review. (Viewed 28 August 2018. B00222.)

1894 - six advertisements

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (October-December 1894). Advertisements: "Our Latest is the Ormonde..." Hardware. (Viewed 21 September 2017. G00546; G00556; G00564; G00570; G00578; G00585.)



1894 - patent - design for a spoon, fork, or similar article

Sidney Smith, assignor to the Williams Rogers Manufacturing Company. (5 June 1894; filed 7 May 1894). Design 23,326; serial no. 510,406: Design for a spoon, fork, or similar article. (Viewed 31 March 2018. AAA01668).


1895 advertisements

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1895 - advertisement

(10 April 1895). Advertisement: Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. [Illustration of Ormonde pattern spoon.] In (10 April 1895), Hardware v. 11, p. 106. (Viewed 30 April 2017. A02334; A 02338.)

1895 - advertisement

Leggett & Mattison, Newark, NY. (27 November 1895). Advertisement: "... A large assortment of Wm. Rogers & Son Plated Ware... " [with no illustrations]. The Arcadian Weekly Gazette (Newark, New York), p. 1. (Viewed 23 May 2019. H00976-77).



1895 - patent - Design for a spoon, fork

Sidney Smith, assignor to William Rogers Manufacturing Company. (14 May 1895). Design no. 24,298; serial no. 540,529: Design for a spoon, fork. (Viewed 8 March 2018. AAA01035.)

1896 - design catalogue

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (1896). [Catalogue no. 42]. Hartford, CT. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 13 January 2017.)

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1896 - promotional booklet

Hooker, Isabella Beecher / Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (1896). A brief sketch of the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe. 16 pp. [Notes; "Promotional biography to advertise souvenir spoon designed by Isabella Beecher Hooker in memory of her sister. Advertisement for ’Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ souvenir tea spoon, Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., Hartford, Conn., including illustration, on back cover.] (Viewed 20 August 2018. L00640).


1896 advertisements

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1896 - two advertisements

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (14 & 28 October 1896). Advertisements [with no product illustrations]. The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review. (Viewed 30 August 2018. B00271-72.)

1896 - three advertisements

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (25 November, 9 December, 23 December 1896). Advertisement: "Uncle Tom’s Cabin, sterling silver souvenir spoon..." The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review. (Viewed 30 August 2018. B00273-75.)



1897 advertisements

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1897 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (6 January 1897). Advertisement: "Uncle Tom’s cabin, sterling silver souvenir spoon..." [with illustration of spoon]. The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 3. (Viewed 4 September 2018. F00217).

1897 - five advertisements

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (20 January 1897). Advertisement [with no product illustrations]. The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review. (Viewed 4 September 2018. C00247; F00213; F00222, F00226; F00229).

1897 - three advertisements

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. / Silversmiths’ Building, Chicago. (24 February 1897). Advertisement: [company moving presumably an office / display room into the building] [no product illustrations]. The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review. (Viewed 4 September 2018. C00249; F00211; F00232).

1897 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (31 March 1897). Advertisement: "A new idea and a good one..." [with illustration of salt or pepper shaker]. The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review, p. 39. (Viewed 4 September 2018. F00216).



c. 1897 - historical information

Davis, William T. (Ed.) (c. 1897). On "Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Co.", (p. 832). In The New England states, their constitutional, judicial, educational, commercial, professional and industrial history, vol. 2. Boston: D. H. Hurd & Co. (Viewed 9 June 2017. A02626; A02635.)

c. 1897 - design catalogue

(c. 1897). Wm. Rogers Mfg Co silverware [including the Yale pattern (berry spoon and pie knife).] In 1968 reprint, Israel, Fred L. (Ed.), 1897 Sears Roebuck catalogue, p. 441-42. New York: Chelsea House Publishers. (Viewed 9 May 2017. A02406; A02408-09.)


1898 advertisements

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1898 - three advertisements

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (6 July, 20 July, 3 August 1898). Advertisement [no illustrations]. Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review. (Viewed 3 September 2018. D00275; D00282; D00290).

1898 - four advertisements

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (17 August, 31 August, 14 September, 28 September 1898). Advertisement [with no product illustrations]. Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review. (Viewed 3 September 2018. C00218; C00232; C00243; D00298).




The William Rogers Mfg. Co. (and Wm. Rogers & Son brand) became part of the International Silver Company after 1898. After this date, it is assumed that any design patents utilized by the William Rogers Mfg. Co. and Wm. Rogers & Son were assigned to the International Silver Company. (See the ISC historical documentation page).



after 1898 - design catalogue

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. / ISC. (after 1898). Price list of electro silver plated table ware, manufactured by the Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., international silver co., successor, Meriden, Conn. [possibly catalogue no. 48 (see entry notes). 57 pp. (Viewed 6 May 2017. A02383.)

after 1898 - design catalogue

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. / ISC. (after 1898). Price list of electro silver plated table ware, manufactured by the Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., international silver co., successor, Meriden, Conn. 107 pp. (Viewed 20 August 2018. L00639).


1899 advertisements

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1899 - advertisement

Woodward & Bro., Wilmington, DE. (21 December 1899 Advertisement: "Holiday shoppers... The Wm Rogers Mfg. Co’s [/ International Silver Co.] Triple-plated ... " [with no illustrations]. Evening Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), unknown page number, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 24 June 2019. D00997).

1899 - advertisement

Clark Hardware Co., presumably Jamestown, NY. (23 December 1899). Advertisement: "We mean what we say, Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. [/ International Silver Co.] Triple Plated Knives or Forks... [with no illustration]. The Evening Journal (Jamestown, NY), p. 4, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 22 May 2019. H00938 ).



1900s

1900 - news mention

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


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1900 - advertisement

Woodward & Bro., Wilmington, DE. (12 December 1900). Advertisement: "Holiday shoppers... The Wm Roger[s] Mfg. Co’s [/ International Silver Co.] Triple-plated ... " [with no illustrations]. The Sun (Wilmington, Delaware), unknown page number, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 24 June 2019. D00992).

1900 - advertisement

Thomas H. Bradley, presumably Watertown, NY. (22 December 1900). Advertisement: "... look at a most complete line of ... William Rogers & Son’s [/ International Silver Co.] silver plated ware, which make useful presents for Christmas for a lady... " [with no illustration]. Watertown Herald (Watertown, New York), p. 1, col. 7. (Viewed 21 May 2019. H00931-32).



c. 1900 - design catalogue

Wm Rogers Mfg. Co. (c. 1900). [Catalogue no. 35... high-grade hollow ware]. 80 pp. (Viewed 17 August 2018. L00558).

1901 - advertisement

Glessner & Washburn, Minneapolis, MN. (30 November 1901). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] ... 6 knives and 6 forks... " [with no illustrations]. The Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN), unknown page number, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 6 July 2019. F01116-17).


1902 advertisements

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1902 - advertisement

Butler Cash Department Store, Butler, MO. (11 December 1902). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] ... teaspoons... " [with no illustrations]. The Butler Weekly Times (Butler, Missouri), p. 1, col. 3. (Viewed 6 July 2019. F01118-19).

1902 - advertisement

I. T. Branigan, presumably Worthington, MN. (28 November 1902). Advertisement: "... Special Bargain... A few sets of Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] ... Knives and Forks... " [with no illustrations]. The Worthington Advance (Worthington, Minnesota), unknown page number, col. 2. (Viewed 14 July 2019. H01067-68).



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; .)



1905 advertisements

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1905 - advertisement

E. P. Miller, Albany, New York. (21 April 1905). Advertisement: "Rogers best plated ware... Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.’s [/ ISC] ... " Altamont Enterprise (Altamont, New York), presumably p. 8, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 9 February 2019. F00552).

1905 - advertisement

International Silver Company. (4 October 1905). Advertisement: "Rich American cut glass..." [including listing of Wm. Rogers 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 Wm. Rogers 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 Wm. Rogers 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 Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.; no illustration]. The Jewelers’ Circular — Weekly, p. 37. (Viewed 2 September 2018. D00257).



1906 - historical information

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


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1906 - advertisement

Bennett’s, Omaha, NE. (22 April 1906). Advertisement: "... Silverware... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no related illustrations]. Omaha Sunday Bee (Nebraska), editorial section, p. 1. (Viewed 23 June 2019. D00976-77).

1906 - advertisement

International Silver Company. (14 June 1906). Advertisement: "... Makers of Wares in Sterling Silver, Gold and Silver Plate and Rich Cut Glass, Salesrooms[:] Meriden, New York, Chicago, San Francisco... Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co." [with no illustrations]. Meriden Morning Record, p. 7, col. 1. (Viewed 23 October 2018. B01192).



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1907 - advertisement

A. H. Jenks & Son, presumably Dansville, New York. (25 April 1907). Advertisement: "Silver Plated Table Ware, Rogers Bros. 1847 [/ ISC] Brand and Rogers & Bro. [/ ISC] A1 ’Star Brand’... Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. [/ ISC] ’Anchor’ Brand..." The Dansville Express (Dansville, NY), presumably p. 3, col. 5. (Viewed 9 February 2019. F00553-54).

1907 - advertisement

Goldenberg’s, Washington, DC. (17 November 1907). Advertisement: "... Rogers’ Silverware... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 8. (Viewed 24 June 2019. C00882).



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1908 - advertisement

Macy’s, New York. (19 January 1908). Advertisement: "... Plated and Sterling Silver and Cutlery... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. New-York Tribune, part V, p. 1, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 25 June 2019. E00827-28).

1908 - advertisement

J. A. Baillargeon & Co., Seattle, WA. (15 December 1908). Advertisement: "... We’re selling Wm. Rogers & Sons [sic] [/ International Silver Co.] Table Silver, because it is good... " [with no illustrations]. The Star (Seattle, Washington), p. 4, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 15 July 2019. H01075).



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1909 - advertisement

Liebig Company. (7 January 1909). Advertisement: "Handsome silver plated spoon given for a metal top for a Liebig Company’s Extract of Beef jar... This teaspoon is full size and exclusive Rose Pattern... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration of spoon]. The Sun (Baltimore, Maryland), unknown page number, col. 1. (Viewed 2 June 2019. E00620).

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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

1910 advertisements

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1910 - advertisement

Liebig Company’s Extract of Beef. (1 January 1910). Advertisement: "Beautiful Spoons and Forks Practically Free... we give you these beautiful, full-sized, heavily-plated teaspoons and forks, of exclusive rose pattern, furnished in ’French Gray’ like the newest Sterling ware... by Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration of spoons]. The Boston Cooking School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics, p. IX. (Viewed 3 June 2019. E00621).

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1910 - two advertisements

Sanger, presumably Honeoye Falls, NY. (c. 21 April & c. 12 May 1910). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. ... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. The Honeoye Falls Times (Honeoye Falls, NY). (Viewed 30 May 2019. C00851-55).



1910? - promotional booklet

(1910?). Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Co. / (ISC). Promotional pages showing Sunkist designs (orange spoon, coffee spoon, teaspoon, salad fork, oyster fork, child’s knife, child’s fork), pp. 16-17, 22, 24. In Recipes for dainty dishes: Culinary, toilet and medicinal hints. 40 pp. Chicago: California Fruit Growers Exchange. (Updated 9 May 2017. A02302-06; A02402.)


1911 advertisements

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1911 - advertisement

The California Fruit Growers’ Exchange, Chicago, IL. (18 March 1911). Advertisement: "... By saving your ’Red Ball’ oranges and lemon wrappers,, you can easily secure a full set of genuine Rogers orange spoons, dessert spoons and fruit knives... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with illustrations of two spoons and a knife]. Detriot Free Press, p. 7. (Viewed 4 June 2019. E00622).

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1911 - advertisement

The Porteous & Mitchell Co., presumably Norwich, CT. (8 November 1911). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers & Sons" [/ International Silver Co.] [with illustrations of spoons, Alhambra and Arbutus patterns; child’s set, Arbutus pattern; fork, Daisy pattern]. Norwich Bulletin (Connecticut), p. 7. (Viewed 6 October 2018. B00773-74).



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1912 - advertisement

Omaha Bee, NE [promotion]. (12 May 1912). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers & Son[s] [/ International Silver Co.] ... Why we named this pattern Le Necessaire... Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. ... " [with photos of 11 pieces of cutlery, full size, Le Necessaire pattern]. Omaha Daily Bee (Nebraska), p. 8. (Viewed 25 June 2019. E00824-26).

1912 - advertisement

Goldman Bros., St. Louis, MO. (24 November 1912). Advertisement: "... if you buy [furniture] from us, this beautiful Silver Service is what you will get... It contains 26 pieces, consisting of 6 knives, 6 teaspoons, 6 tablespoons, 6 forks, 1 sugar shell and 1 butter knife, all complete with a fine Solid Oak Chest with drawer... Wm. Rogers & Son[s] [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration]. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, p. 9B. (Viewed 4 June 2019. E00623).

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1913 - advertisement

O’Neill-Adams Co., New York. (1 June 1913). Advertisement: "... Silver Plated Flat-Ware... William Rogers Manufacturing Co. [/ISC] ..." [with no illustration]. The sun (New York), p. 8. (Viewed 9 February 2019. E00598-99).

1913 - advertisement

Boston Store, Chicago. (19 October 1913). Advertisement: "... 20 Mule Team Borax ... Doubles the cleansing power of any soap... The package tops are redeemed for genuine Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] guaranteed silver plated teaspoons... " [with no illustration]. Chicago Daily Tribune, p. C8. (Viewed 4 June 2019. E00624).

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1913 - advertisement

Pacific Coast Borax Co., Chicago, IL. (29 October 1913). Advertisement: "These handsome Oak Leaf pattern, French Gray finish, genuine Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] spoons are given free to the users of 20 Mule Team Borax... " [with illustration of spoon]. Chicago Daily Tribune, p. 9. (Viewed 4 June 2019. E00625).

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1914 - announcement / brochure excerpt

(March 1914). Announcement / excerpt of Importers Coffee Ltd., New Orleans, 4-page leaflet including a 26-piece set of Wm. Rogers & Son / (ISC) with illustration. In Coffee and tea industries and the flavor field, v. 37, p. 322. (Viewed 29 April 2017. A03210-11.)


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1914 - advertisement

Hickel Commission Co., St. Louis, MO. (3 March 1914). Advertisement: "... Free! Wm. Rogers & Son’s [/ International Silver Co.] guaranteed spoons... by saving the Coupons in Each Package of Belle Springs Butter... " [with illustration of spoon]. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, p. 15. (Viewed 2 June 2019. E00627).

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1914 - advertisement

California Fruit Growers Exchange, Chicago. (9 April 1914). Advertisement: "Open a ’Sunkist’ orange! ... ’Sunkist’ silverware... Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. ... " [/ International Silver Co.] [with illustration of spoon with orange]. The Evening World (New York), p. 6. (Viewed 22 May 2019. H00940-41).



1915 - design catalogue

The Sperry & Hutchinson Co. - The Hamilton Corporation. (1915). National Service catalog (green trading stamps) [catalog T]: Wm Rogers Manufacturing Co. silverware / (ISC), (pp. 10-12, 52-3: #7108-7149). (Viewed 3 March 2017. A01563-67.)


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1915 - advertisement

National Souvenir Spoon Co., Chicago. (11 February 1915). Advertisement: "Begin your collection of 48 stunning state seal souvenir spoons... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with seven illustrations of spoons for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin]. Colman’s Rural World (St. Louis, Missouri), p. 16. (Viewed 14 June 2019. E00660).

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1915 - advertisement

Canadian Souvenir Spoon Co., Toronto, Canada. (20 February 1915). Advertisement: "Made in Canada! Dominion Coat-of-Arms Spoons for Toronto Globe Readers... Made by Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] in Canada... " [with illustration of spoon]. The Globe (Toronto, Canada), p. 11. (Viewed 7 June 2019. E00661).

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1915 - advertisement

Royal Souvenir Co., Bellingham, WA. (10 June 1915). Advertisement: "... ’Washington State’ Spoons... Wm. Rogers & Son... International Silver Co. ... " [with illustration of spoon]. The Lynden Tribune (Lynden, Washington), p. 6, cols. 4-6. (Viewed 23 June 2019. D00978-79).



1916 advertisements

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1916 - advertisement

(1916). Wm. Rogers Manufacturing Co. / (ISC) advertisement, (p. 31). In Woodmen of the World Convention: Souvenir of Niagara Falls [Held at Niagara Falls, Canada, March 15th, 16th and 17th, 1916.] Niagara Falls, ON. (Viewed 2 March 2017. A01521.)

1916 - advertisement

A. L. Kimbriel’s Drug Store, Durant, OK. (2 June 1916). Advertisement: "This 26 Piece Silver Service Given for 600 Certificates... Genuine Wm. Rogers & Sons’ [sic; / International Silver Co.] extra quality ware... artistic pattern... " [with abstract illustration of silverware in chest]. Durant Weekly News (Durant, Oklahoma), p. 4, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 15 July 2019. H01076-77).



1917 - historical information

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


1917 advertisements

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1917 - advertisement

Scott-Halliburton Co., Oklahoma City, OK. (13 April 1917). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers & Sons’ [sic; / International Silver Co.] Heavy Silver-Plated Tableware... " [with abstract illustration of silverware in chest]. Oklahoma City Times, p. 5. (Viewed 23 June 2019. D00984).

1917 - advertisement

The Owl Drug Co., San Francisco Bay Area, California. (18 June 1917). Advertisement: "Wm. Rogers & Sons] [sic] [/International Silver Co.] is nationally favored for its good wearing qualities... " [with abstract illustrations of cutlery]. San Francisco Chronicle, p. 5. (Viewed 5 June 2019. E00662-63).

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1917 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. / International Silver Co. (October 1917). Advertisement: "... a Teaspoon of rare Colonial mold, bearing the mark of the generations... " [with elegant illustration of spoon in the Clinton pattern]. Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 99. (Viewed 5 June 2019. E00664-65).

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1918 - advertisement

Little Joe’s, Baltimore, MD. (23 February 1918). Advertisement: "... Household Hints... Silver Set: 26 pieces; Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] A. A. silverplate... " [with no illustrations]. The Sun (Baltimore, Maryland), p. 7. (Viewed 14 June 2019. E00666).

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1918 - advertisement

Kann’s, Washington, DC. (22 September 1918). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] ... Lincoln Pattern... " [with illustration of spoon and knife]. The Sunday Star (Washington, DC), part 1, p. 12. (Viewed 23 June 2019. D00985).

1918 - advertisement

Goldman Bros., St. Louis, Missouri. (19 December 1918). Advertisement: "... Great 26 piece Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] silver service... " [with illustrations of cutlery]. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, p. 15. (Viewed 5 June 2019. E00667).

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1919 advertisements

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1919 - advertisement

Ben Barnett Jewelry Co., St. Louis, MO. (19 January 1919). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers & Son’s [/ International Silver Co.] 26-Piece Set Silverware... " [with abstract illustration of silverware in chest]. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri), p. 12, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 18 June 2019. E00668).

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1919 - advertisement

Becker-Ryan & Co., Chicago, IL. (13 April 1919). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] Table Silverware, Lincoln Pattern... " [with no illustrations]. Chicago Daily Tribune, part 6, p. 2. (Viewed 23 June 2019. E00669-70).

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1919 - advertisement

George H. Wheelock & Company, South Bend, IN. (13 April 1919). Advertisement: "... Tomorrow begins a Sale of Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] new Lincoln Pattern ..." [with illustrations of knife, fork, spoon, and serving spoon]. The South Bend Times (South Bend, Indiana), p. 8, cols. 1-3. (Viewed 15 July 2019. H01078-79).




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



1920s

1920 advertisements

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1920 - advertisement

Lord & Taylor, New York. (8 February 1920). Advertisement: "... A Sale of Silverware... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] Silver Plated Flatware... Plain polished pattern having the appearance of Sterling Silver... " [with no related illustrations]. New-York Tribune, p. 11. (Viewed 23 June 2019. E00671).

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1920 - advertisement

Jiffy-Jell / Jiffy Dessert Co., Waukesha, Wisconsin. (2 November 1920). Advertisement: [promotion] "We supply dessert spoons, teaspoon size, in this exquisite pattern of Wm/ Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] AA silverplate... " [with abstract illustration of spoon]. Nashville Tennessean, p. 5. (Viewed 23 June 2019. E00672).

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1920 - advertisement

Jiffy Dessert Co., Waukesha, Wisconsin. (17 November 1920). Advertisement: "... A new pattern of Wm. Rogers & Son AA silverplate... Send two JJ trade-marks for one spoon... " [with illustration of spoon]. The Times (Bridgeport, CT), p. 5, cols. 5-7. (Viewed 15 July 2019. H01080-82).



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1921 - advertisement

G. Fox & Co., Hartford, CT. (8 March 1921). Advertisement: "Easter Sale Price on the Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] Flatware... " [with abstract illustrations of serving spoon and fork in Lincoln and Clinton patterns, and silverware in a chest]. Hartford Courant, unknown page number. (Viewed 5 June 2019. E00673).

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1921 - advertisement

S. J. Morton, Jeweler, Endicott, NY. (c. 15 July 1921). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. [/ International Silver Co.], Silverware, 6 Knives and Forks of fine grade... " [with no illustration]. Endicott Bulletin (Endicott, New York), p. 10, cols. 1-4. (Viewed 22 May 2019. H00942-43).



1922 advertisements

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1922 - advertisement

Lord & Taylor, New York. (12 January 1922). Advertisement: "... A Sale of Silver-Plated Flatware, William Rogers Mfg. Co. [/ISC] ..." [with abstract illustration]. The Evening World (New York), p. 6. (Viewed 9 February 2019. E00596-97).

1922 - advertisement

Central Furniture Company, Louisville, KY. (5 February 1922). Advertisement: "... Silverware Specials... 1847 Rogers Bros. ... Wm. Rogers & Son [/International Silver Co.] ... " [with no illustrations]. Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky), p. A10. (Viewed 5 June 2019. E00674).

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1923 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Co. (February 1923). Advertisement: "... Our Mother’s birthday will truly be a ’mirth day’ when she finds that the silverplate which Johnny has selected for her is Wm. Rogers & Son... " [with colorful full-page illustration including knife and fork in Mayfair Pattern]. Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 100. (Viewed 24 June 2019. E00675-76).

1923 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Co. (June 1923). Advertisement: "... The moderate prices, the charming designs, the substantial finish, tell every woman that Wm. Rogers & Son silverplate gives ununusual value for her money... " [with colorful full-page illustration including flat server and cold meat fork in Mayfair pattern]. Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 71. (Viewed 24 June 2019. E00677-78).

1923 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Co. (September 1923). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers & Son silverplate has built a reputation for long and constant wear... " with illustration including knife and spoon in Mayfair pattern]. Ladies’ Home Journal. p. 54. (Viewed 24 June 2019. D00993-94).



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1924 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Co. (February 1924). Advertisement: "... It looks so handsome and wears so well... " [with illustration including knife and fork in La France pattern]. Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 136. (Viewed 24 June 2019. D00995-96).

1924 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Co. (April 1924). Advertisement: "... Beautifying your table every meal, This silverplate costs but little... " [colorful illustration including two spoons in the Mayfair and La France patterns]. Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 141. (Viewed 24 June 2019. E00679-80).

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1924 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Co. (December 1924). Advertisement: "... Christmas Gifts... Discriminating women who insist upon beauty and quality... " [with several illustrations focused on Mayfair pattern including knife, fork, spoons, gravy ladle, butter spreaders, steak knife, child’s set, and salad forks]. Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 108. (Viewed 24 June 2019. E00681-82).

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1925 - advertisement

Marx Jewelry Co., Washington, DC. (13 August 1925). Advertisement: "... 26-Pc. Set Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] Guaranteed Tableware... " [with abstract illustration of silverware in case]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 15, col. 4. (Viewed 16 July 2019. C01013-14).

1925 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Co. (September 1925). Advertisement: "... For sixty years, artists and craftsmen of Wm. Rogers & Son have been designing and fashioning that which is so appealing to woman’s sensitive and responsive taste... " [colorful illustration including spoon in La France pattern and fork in Mayfair pattern]. Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 199. (Viewed 24 June 2019. E00683-84).

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1925 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Co. (November 1925). Advertisement: "... She loved the ’Triumph’ pattern best. You will love it too... " [colorful illustration with fork and spoon in Triumph pattern]. Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 121. (Viewed 24 June 2019. E00685-86).

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c. 1925 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (c. 1925). International Silver Co. silverplate: 1847 Rogers Bros., Wm. Rogers & Son, Holmes & Edwards. 40 pp. (Updated 23 April 2017. A00957.)


1926 advertisements

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1926 - advertisement

Kay Jewelry Co., Washington, DC. (3 January 1926). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] Tableware, 26 Pieces Boxed in Beautiful Case... " [with possibly relevant abstract illustration]. The Sunday Star (Washington, DC), p. 5, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 16 July 2019. C01015-16).

1926 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Co. (February 1926). Advertisement: "Triumph Pattern; Wm. Rogers & Son; ISC... " [with colorful illustration including tea spoon, dinner fork, and salad fork in the pattern]. Ladies’ Home Journal. p. 205. (Viewed 15 July 2019. E00687-88).

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1926 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Co. (June 1926). Advertisement: "Mayfair Pattern, Wm. Rogers & Son... International Silver Co. ... " [with colorful illustration showing table spoon and cold meat fork]. Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 188. (Viewed 15 June 2019. E00689-90).

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1927 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Co. (June 1927). Advertisement: "Today - the means of entertaining from the very start... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.]... " [with illustration of spoon in Triumph pattern and silverware in a chest]. The Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 192. (Viewed 5 June 2019. E00691-92).

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1927 - advertisement

J. C. Penney Co., Hornell, New York. (18 November 1927). Advertisement: "... Another offering of the famous Rogers’ Silverware... The Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.’s [/ ISC] guarantee ..." [with abstract illustration]. The Dansville Express (Dansville, New York), p. 8. (Viewed 9 February 2019. E00600; F00551).



1928 advertisements

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1928 - advertisement

Kann’s, Washington, DC. (26 February 1928). Advertisement: "... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] Silver-Plate; Select Your Own Set ... " [with illustration of knife, fork and spoon in Mayfair Pattern, and abstract illustration of silverware in case]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), part 2, p. 13. (Viewed 23 June 2019. D00982-83).

1928 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Co. (March 1928). Advertisement: "What a very pleasant surprise... " [with illustration of different pieces of cutlery in Triumph pattern, and spoons in Mayfair and Triumph patterns]. Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 133. (Viewed 10 June 2019. E00693-94).

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1928 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. / International Silver Co. (June 1928). Advertisement: "Jane went to town with a twenty dollar bill... And purchased twice the silverplate she expected... " [with illustration of different pieces of cutlery on a tray, and in the foreground, spoons in the Mayfair and Triumph patterns]. Chatelaine (Toronto, Canada), p. 2. (Viewed 5 June 2019. E00695-96).

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c. 1928 - missing booklet

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Co. (c. 1928). How to select twice as much silver? (brochure). Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 10 June 2019. E00693-94).

  • Offline - citation - Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Co. (March 1928). Advertisement: "What a very pleasant surprise... Won’t you write for our booklet How to select twice as much silver?" Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 133. See worldcat.org for locations.

1929 - spotlighted advertisement showing Modernist designs

International Silver Co. (11 May 1929). Advertisement: "New sophistication in keeping with the fine old traditions of silversmithing... For illustrations of a wider variety of such goods, as are shown on this page, write for booklet No. HW-235... In addition to designs as illustrated, special patterns are made to match the knives, forks and spoons of ... Wm. Rogers & Son... " [with no photos of designs by the Wm. Rogers & Son division]. Vogue, p. 71. (Viewed 8 July 2019. E00786-87).

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1929 - other advertisements

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1929 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Co. (March 1929). Advertisement: "I won’t wait, I won’t wait... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] Silverplate... " [with illustrations of Mayfair, Princess, and Triumph patterns]. Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 162. (Viewed 5 June 2019. E00697-98).

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1929 - advertisement showing Modernist designs

International Silver Co. (June 1929). Advertisement: "New sophistication in keeping with the fine old traditions of silversmithing... For illustrations of a wider variety of such goods, as are shown on this page, write for booklet No. HW-150... In addition to designs as illustrated, special patterns are made to match the knives, forks and spoons of ... Wm. Rogers & Son..." [with no photos of designs by Wm. Rogers & Son division]. Good Housekeeping, p. 302. (Viewed 8 July 2019. E00788-89).

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1929 - advertisement showing Modernist designs

International Silver Co. (June 1929). Advertisement: "New sophistication in keeping with the fine old traditions of silversmithing... For illustrations of a wider variety of such goods, as are shown on this page, write for booklet No. HW-146... In addition to designs as illustrated, special patterns are made to match the knives, forks and spoons of ... Wm. Rogers & Son..." [with no photos of design by Wm. Rogers & Son division]. Harper’s Bazaar, p. 155. (Viewed 6 July 2019. E00790-91).

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1929 - advertisement

The P. E. Merrill Co., Sandusky, NY. (30 August 1929). Advertisement: "... With your purchase we give profit sharing certificates, redeemable at our store with Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. [/ International Silver Co.], AA brand, reinforced Silver Plate Table ware... Lady Anne pattern... " [with no illustrations]. Arcade Herald (Arcade, New York), p. 3, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 22 May 2019. H00944).



c. 1929 - missing brochure / booklet

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Co. (c. 1929). A portfolio of Silverware Patterns [brochure or booklet]. (Viewed 5 June 2019. E00697-98).

  • Offline - citation - Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Co. (March 1929). Advertisement: "I won’t wait, I won’t wait... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] Silverplate... " Ladies’ Home Journal, p. 162. See worldcat.org for locations.

c. 1929 - missing booklet

International Silver Co. (c. 1929). [Booklet No. HW-235]. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 6 June 2019. E00786-87).

  • Offline - citation - International Silver Co. (11 May 1929). Advertisement: "... For illustrations of a wider variety of such goods, as are shown on this page [not including Wm. Rogers & Son], write for booklet No. HW-235... In addition to designs as illustrated, special patterns are made to match the knives, forks and spoons of ... Wm. Rogers & Son ..." Vogue, p. 71. See worldcat.org for locations.

1920s - thirteen advertisements

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Company. (1920s). Thirteen advertisements in unspecified publications, showing the following patterns: La France, Mayfair, Princess, and Triumph. (Viewed 21 August 2018. L00658-70).


1930s

1930 - design catalogue

J. W. Johnson (New York). (1930). Silverware catalogue including hollow ware and some Modernist designs by 1847 Rogers Bros. / Holmes & Edwards Silver Company / Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Company and Wallace [Silversmiths]. (Pages presumably from this catalogue.) (Viewed 22 August 2018. J00133).

> Wm. Rogers & Son / ISC patterns shown: Mayfair, Princess, and Triumph.


1930 advertisements

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1930 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Co. (April 1930). Advertisement: "... Don’t say ’Rogers’— say ’Wm. Rogers & Son’ [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with two photos of silverware, one showing Mayfair, Princess and Triumph patterns, and small photo of coffee / tea pot and double vegetable dish]. Better Homes and Gardens, p. 3. (Viewed 7 June 2019. E00699-700).

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1930 - advertisement

Brown Thompson, Inc., Hartford, CT. (20 May 1930). Advertisement: "Set your table with this smartest silver... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with illustration showing spoons in Mayfair, Paris, Princess and Triumph patterns]. Hartford Courant, p. 3, cols. 6-8. (Viewed 17 June 2019. E00701-02).

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1930 - advertisement

Selingers, Washington, DC. (1 December 1930). Advertisement: "A Gift of Jewelry ... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] ... 26 pieces in a Beautiful gift tray... " [with abstract illustration of silverware in tray]. The Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. C-10, cols. 4-6. (Viewed 23 June 2019. D00980-81).



c. 1931 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (c. 1931). Wm. Rogers & Son genuine original Rogers silverplate. ("Successors to Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.") Meriden, CT. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 28 April 2017. A00489.)

1931 - design catalogue

H. O. Hurlbert & Sons (presumably retailer). (1931). International Silver Company; 1847 Rogers Bros., genuine original Rogers silverplate; Holmes & Edwards inlaid, “Something more than plate”; Wm. Rogers & Son, silverplate. H. O. Hurlburt & Sons, 817 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. Approx. 52 pp. (Viewed 28 June 2018. A03004; AAA03376-21).

1933 - design catalogue

Wm. Rogers & Son / (ISC). (1933). Mickey Mouse Ware. Approx 38 pp. (Viewed 20 February 2017. AAA00570-062.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

1933 - advertisement

Sayles’ I. G. A. store, presumably Cazenovia, NY. (11 May 1933). Advertisement: "... Genuine original Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. Silverware... International Silver Company... Sovereign Pattern" [with no illustrations]. Cazenovia Republican (Cazenovia, New York), p. 2, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 22 May 2019. H00945-46).

1934 - advertisement

General Mills Incorporated. (1934). Series no. 1 Betty Crocker’s $25,000 Recipe Set leaflet. [Presumably includes an advertisement for Wm Rogers & Son. / (ISC) silverware.] (Viewed 3 July 2018. G02144).

1934 - secondary source

(1934). William Rogers and his brothers in the silverware industry. The Keystone magazine, (August 1934), 5 pp., and (September 1934), 4 pp. Reprinted in source unknown, possibly International Silver Company promotional material. [Refers to Meriden Britannia; 1847 Rogers Bros.; Rogers & Brother; Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co.; Rogers Cutlery; Rogers, Smith & Co.; Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.; and Wm. Rogers & Son.] (Viewed 9 May 2017. AAA00598; A02400.)

c. 1935 - design catalogue

International Silver Company / 1847 Rogers Bros.; Wm. Rogers & Son. (c. 1935). 1847 Rogers Bros., Wm. Rogers & Son hollow ware, approx. 106 pp. [Including Modernist lines: Modern Colonial; Arcadia; Legacy.] (Viewed 24 September 2016. AAA00202. DM.)

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

1935 - historical information

Snow, William G. (1935). The Cowles family in the Turkey Hills District: The Spoonville factory — its predecessors and successors. 2 leaves. (Subjects include: Meriden Britannia Company, International Silver Company, and William Rogers Mfg Co.) (Updated 28 April 2017. A00517.)

1936 - coupon

(1936). Wm. Rogers & Son / (ISC) coupon for silverware. In General Mills, (1936). Foods men rave about! Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 9 May 2017. A02403.)

1936 - advertisement

Hulett & Son, Jewelers, presumably Ogdensburg, New York. (18 March 1936). Advertisement: "Half Price Silver Sale... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration of silverware in chest]. Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, New York), p. 5, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 29 June 2019. E00949-50).

1937 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1937). Wm. Rogers silverplated hollowware / International Silver Co. 72 pp. ["Wm. Rogers" here is presumably Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. or Wm. Rogers & Son.] (Viewed 6 May 2017. A02385.)

c. 1937 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (c. 1937 or after). 1847 Rogers Bros. [Meriden Britannia], Wm. Rogers & Son Hollowware. [Contains: 1847 "First Love", "Lincoln", "Modern Colonial", "Neptune", Arcadia", Marquis", "Legacy"; WmR&S-"York", "Shelley", "Guild".] 98 pp. (Updated 16 October 2017. AAA00570-065.)


1937 advertisements

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1937 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Company. (18 October 1937). Advertisement: "How to get the most silver out of a dollar..." [showing Burgundy, Gardenia, and Georgie patterns]. LIFE magazine, pp. 84-85. (Viewed 16 October 2017. G01435.)

1937 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Company. (25 October 1937). Advertisement: "’We know how to squeeze the most silver out of a dollar!’ ... " [showing Burgundy, Gardenia, and Georgie patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 18. (Viewed 16 October 2017. G01436.)

1937 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Company. (8 November 1937). Advertisement: "’These little girls got the most silver out of a dollar... " [showing Burgundy, Gardenia, and Georgie patterns]. LIFE magazine, p. 91. (Viewed 16 October 2017. G01439.)



1938-39 - design catalogue

A. I. Hall & Son, Inc. (San Francisco, Los Angeles) (wholesaler). (1938-39). 1938-1939 catalogue number forty-five. [Includes designs for hollow ware and flatware by 1847 Rogers Bros. / Wm. Rogers & Son / (anchor) Rogers (anchor) / (eagle) Wm. Rogers (star) / International Silver Company.] (Pages presumably from this catalogue.) (Viewed 21 August 2018. J00134).

> Wm. Rogers & Son / ISC patterns shown: Burgundy, Gardenia, Georgic, Guild, Mayfair, Paris, Talisman, and York;
> (anchor) Rogers (anchor) / ISC patterns shown: Future Values, Malden, Norfolk, and Sharon.

c. 1939 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (c. 1939). Wm. Rogers, silverplated hollowware. Meriden, CT. ["Wm. Rogers" here is presumably Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. or Wm. Rogers & Son.] 76 pp. (Viewed 6 May 2017. A01421; A02386.)

c. 1930s-1950s - personnel directory brochure

International Silver Company. (c. 1930s-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.)


1940s

1940 - advertisement

Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Company. (20 May 1940). Advertisement: "Hurry, Hurry, The supply is limited..." [with illustration of four forks in Exquisite pattern]. LIFE magazine, p. 11. (Viewed 21 October 2017. G01464.)

1945 - advertisement

The Jewel Box, Wilmington, NC. (9 December 1945). Advertisement: "... Hundreds of Beautiful Items to Choose from... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no relevant illustrations]. The Sunday Star-News (Wilmington, North Carolina), p. 5-B. (Viewed 6 July 2019. F01111-12).

1947 - historical information

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). "William Rogers Manufacturing Company" and "William Rogers & Son" mentions, (pp. 52, 130, 360). 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.)

1947 - advertisement

Post cereal (Grape-Nuts Wheat-Meal). (7 April 1947). Advertisement: promotion - Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. / (International Silver Company) Avalon pattern, knife and fork. LIFE magazine, p. 51. (Viewed 26 November 2017. G01719.)


1948 advertisements

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1948 - advertisement

Kann’s, Washington, DC. (18 April 1948). Advertisement: "... Holmes & Edwards and 1847 Rogers [Bros. / International Silver Co.] Silverplate; 52 pieces plus chest... Also available, Wm. Rogers & Son Silverplate, 50-Piece Sets... " [with photo of chest of silverware and illustrations of handles in unspecified patterns]. Sunday Star (Washington, DC), p. D-15. (Viewed 15 July 2019. H01072-73).

1948 - advertisement

The Hecht Co., Washington, DC. (3 November 1948). Advertisement: "Now you can choose your favorite silver-plate... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with no relevant photos]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), B-12. (Viewed 25 June 2019. E00811-12).



1950s

1950 - advertisement

Kellogg Company. (19 June 1950). Advertisement: Kellogg’s Rice Krispies with mention and promotion of Signature pattern [Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. / (International Silver Company)] teaspoons. LIFE magazine, p. 17. (Viewed 25 October 2017. G01593.)

1952 - design catalogue

International Silver Company. (1952). 1847 Rogers Bros., America’s finest silverplate; Wm. Rogers & Son, reinforced plate by International; Rogers sterling, beauty and craftsmanship in solid silver: Products of the International Silver Company. 44 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00491.)

1952 - advertisement

(January 1952). Advertisement: International Silver Company - "America’s most distinguished and best selling designs in sterling and silverplate" [showing 31 flatware patterns by ISC, divisions and brands including 1847 Rogers Bros., International Sterling, Holmes & Edwards, and Wm. Rogers & Son]. Connecticut Circle magazine. (Viewed 18 August 2017. AAA00637,b.)

1954 - advertisement

Birds Eye Frosted Foods. (19 July 1954). Advertisement: Promotion with presumably Wm. Rogers & Son / International Silver Company silverplate [with illustration showing several pieces of cutlery and objects in Avalon pattern]. LIFE magazine, p. 10. (Viewed 26 October 2017. G01634.)

1955 - advertisement

Shacter’s Jewelers & Appliances of Lima, Inc., Lima, New York. (8 December 1955). Advertisement: "Famous Silverware... Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] ... " [with abstract illustration showing seven handles in unspecified patterns and abstract illustration of silverware in chest]. The Honeoye Falls Times (Honeoye Falls, New York), p. 7, cols. 5-7. (Viewed 4 July 2019. F01076-77).


1960s

1961 - advertisement

Geibel’s Home Furnishings, Mexico, NY. (15 June 1961). Advertisement: "Free Wm. Rogers. Mfg. Co.’s [/ International Silver Co.] Caravan Pattern, Stainless, This is our way of showing our appreciation for trading with us... " [with no illustration]. Mexico Independent & Parish Mirror (Mexico, New York), p. 6, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 22 May 2019. H00937).

1965 - two advertisements

Lippa’s, Plattsburgh, New York. (10 & c. 12 April 1965). Advertisements: "... 55-piece silver for eight... Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. [/ International Silver Co.] [with photos / illustrations]. Plattsburgh Press-Republican (New York). (Viewed 21 May 2019. H00933-36).

1967 - magazine article mention - historical silver

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.
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1967 advertisements

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1967 - advertisement

Dash, Maple Plains, Minnesota. (17 September 1967). Advertisement: "... This elegant 24-piece set of Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] Stainless FREE! for as few as 4 DASH boxtops! ... " [with photo showing over 20 pieces of cutlery in the Bermuda pattern]. Los Angeles Times, p. M31. (Viewed 15 July 2019. E00970).

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1967 - advertisement

Dash, Maple Plains, Minnesota. (October 1967). Advertisement: "... This elegant 24-piece set of Wm. Rogers & Son [/ International Silver Co.] Stainless FREE! for as few as 4 DASH boxtops! ... " [with photo showing over 20 pieces of cutlery in the Bermuda pattern]. Better Homes and Gardens, p. 37. (Viewed 15 July 2019. E00967-68).

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1968 articles

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1968 - magazine article

Hodgson, Beulah D. (February 1968). [Rogers Brothers, The International Silver Company (/ Meriden Britannia), Meriden, Conn.] Silver Magazine. (Viewed 13 September 2017. G00209.)

1968 - magazine article mention - historical silver

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.
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1968 - magazine article mention - historical silver

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.
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"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.)




1968 - advertisement

Fortunoff Westbrook, Westbury, New York. (14 March 1968). Advertisement: "Save on 5 most-wanted International stainless patterns including famous Wm. Rogers by International! Snowflake, Wm. Rogers & Son by International [Silver Co.]... Swirl by International... Elegance by International... Rosebud by International... Colony Park by International... " [with photos of cutlery in the patterns]. Newsday (Long Island, NY), p. 17. (Viewed 15 July 2019. E00969).

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1969 - magazine article

(June 1969). [Isabella (Wm. Rogers & Son) - flatware pattern]. Silver Magazine. (Viewed 13 September 2017. G00209.)

1969 - magazine article

(September 1969). [Burgundy (Wm. Rogers & Son) - flatware pattern.] Silver Magazine. (Viewed 13 September 2017. G00209.)


1970s

1970 - magazine article

(July 1970). [Silverplate Patterns of 1940 by Wm. Rogers & Son / (International Silver Company) flatware pattern]. Silver Magazine. (Viewed 7 September 2017. G00209.)

1971 - 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.
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"By 1893, the demand [for dinner casters] started to wane... They went out of style entirely in the early 1900s." (Excerpt from article above.)


1973 - advertisement

Davison’s, Atlanta area, Georgia. (25 November 1973). Advertisement: "Wm. Rogers & Son ’Grand Elegance’ Holloware by International [Silver Co.] ... 1847 Rogers Bros. 20-pc. flatware set in fine silverplate, three lovely patterns: Reflection, Centennial and Grand Heritage... It’s Christmas at Davison’s... " [with photos of forks in the pattern, tea service and other pieces of holloware]. Atlanta Constitution, p. SM69. (Viewed 21 June 2019. D00897).

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1974 advertisements

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1974 - advertisement

Standard Federal Savings, Atlanta area, Georgia. (3 January 1974). Advertisement: "Together we can plan for your tomorrow with Gifts of Silver by International... Again this year we’re offering an elegant selection of gifts to our savers from the famous Wm. Rogers & Son silverplate holloware collection... " [with photos of serving tray, salt and pepper set, goblets, coffee service, and covered vegetables]. Atlanta Constitution (Georgia), p. 28C. (Viewed 17 June 2019. F00978).

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1974 - advertisement

Montgomery Ward, Washington, DC area. (28 November 1974). Advertisement: "International Silver Company Silverplated Holloware... Wm. Rogers & Son 4-pc. Coffee Set... " [with photos of Wm Rogers & Son coffee set, salt & pepper set, candy ’n’ nut set; ’Spring Flower’ compote, double vegetable dish; Paul Revere Sugar ’n Cream Set]. Washington Post (Washington, DC), p. D12. (Viewed 15 July 2019. F00977).

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1976 - magazine article mention - historical silver

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;
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1976 - advertisement

Gilchrist, Boston area, MA. (16 May 1976). Advertisement: "Silver Spectacular; International [Silver Co.]; Wm. Rogers & Son... ’Spring Flower’ Pattern Silver Plated Holloware... " [with 11 abstract illustrations of holloware]. Boston Globe, p. 11. (Viewed 15 July 2019. F00976).

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1977 - secondary source - historical silver

Hogan, Edmund P. (1977). On "William Rogers Mfg. Co.", [pp 34, 35, 48, 122 [bowl with shaded blue white satinglass (1889)], 132 [nut bowl (1886)], 157, 161-62, 170-71]. In An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company. Taylor Publishing Company: Dallas, TX. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

"The Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. started business in 1865...The company produced silverplate carrying their name and in 1866 brought out a brand stamped "Wm. Rogers & Son". In 1879, the firm consolidated with the Rogers Cutlery Co (started in 1871) and William H. Watrous, president of the cutlery company, was made president of the two branches.

The company was primarily a maker of silverplated flatware but in the 1880’s and 90’s offered a fairly externsive line of plated hollowware. This was made by others in the area but trademarked and finished in their own factory.

The operation was moved to Meriden in 1903 and took over the factory formerly occupied by C. Rogers & Bros. When the [International Silver] Company’s Flatware Center was built in 1968, the operation moved there and the old buildings were put up for sale."

— Edmund P. Hogan in An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company (1977), pp. 161-62. (Excerpt from above.)


1980s

1980 - secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). "William Rogers Mfg. Co." mentions, [pp. 26 (photo of figural napkin ring), 48 (dinner casters), 65-7 (photos of nutbowl, 1886; pocket fruit knife with nut pick, 1888; and set of six fruit knives and nutpicks, c. 1890), 104 (photo of child’s cup, 1896); 111 (card receivers), 120 (photo of bride’s basket, 1889), 169 (mention of formation, including mention of Wm. Rogers & Son).] In The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

1980 - secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). On "The Rogers Brothers", (pp. 161-70; other mentions in book’s index; including reproduced illustration of William, Asa, and Simeon Rogers; adverts; b/w photos of spoons, building illustrations; and photo of Meriden Britannia building). In The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

1989 - magazine article

Cramer, Diana. (May / June 1989). [William Rogers Mfg. Co. - Assyrian]. Sculpture Magazine. (Viewed 7 September 2017. G00204.)


1990s

1992-99 - exhibition checklist and show venues - Wm. Rogers & Son / ISC in travelling exhibition

The Museums at Stony Brook. (c. 1997). Exhibition checklist for Shaken, not stirred: Cocktail shakers and design exhibition (3 May - 4 September 1997). (For six other venues and exhibited design, see the Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. / Wm. Rogers & Son exhibitions section.) (Viewed 28 November 2018. B01222-13).

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2000s

2004 - secondary source

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "Watrous Mfg. Co."; 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.)

2004 - secondary source

Rainwater, Dorothy T.; Fuller, Martin; Fuller, Collette. (2004). "Silver Plate Cutlery Co.", Birmingham, CT [supplier to Holmes & Edwards and Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co.], (p. 228). Encyclopedia of American silver manufacturers, (revised and expanded 5th ed.). Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA. (Viewed 20 August 2017. A02882; A02882a.)

2005-07 - Wm. Rogers Mfg Co. in exhibition

Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver. [Includes Wm. Rogers Mfg 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

c. 2011 - designs in book

Gordon, John Stuart (c. 2011). Mention and entry on William Rogers Manufacturing Company / International Silver Company designs. In Gordon’s A Modern world: American design from the Yale University Art Gallery 1920-1950. Yale University Art Gallery in association with Yale University Press. (Viewed 15 May 2018. AAA03001; AAA03011; AAA03016; AAA03025).

> Photo of twelve 1939 New York World’s Fair spoons and presentation box, Lilian V. M. Helander for William Rogers Mfg. Co. / International Silver Company, (patented 1938), (p. 249).
> "Lilian V. M. Helander, designer; William Rogers Manufacturing Company / International Silver Company; 1939 New York World’s Fair spoon", (patented 1938), (p. 271). > "Lilian V. M. Helander", biographical statement, one paragraph, (p. 410).


n. d.

n. d. - photo of buildings

(undated). Photo of Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., 67 Front Street, Hartford. (4 December 2018. B01277; D00578).

n. d. - invoice with illustrations

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (undated). Invoice with illustrations. Accession no. L970.D.009. Viewed 22 July 2018. F00124-25).

after 1898 - wrapper

Wm Rogers Mfg. Co. / International Silver Company. (after 1898). Wrapper. (Viewed 22 August 2018. L00677).

n. d. - design catalogue

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. / (ISC). (1900s). [trade catalogue]. Hartford, CT. (Updated 26 April 2017. A01428.)

n. d. - design catalogue(s)

International Silver Company. (1900s). [Trade catalogue and price lists]. Related companies: 1847 Rogers Bros.; Holmes & Edwards Inlaid; Wm. Rogers & Son; H.O. Hurlbert & Sons. (Updated 23 April 2017. A01426.)

n. d. - design catalogue

Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. (undated). Sterling silver ware and novelties, 4th annual catalogue. Hartford, CT. (Updated 28 April 2017. A01425.)


Footnotes:
[1] See Thompson, Eleanor McD. (1991). Guide to the microfiche edition of trade catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, part 2 (online), (entry no. 3112, p. 92). 184 pp. Courtesy Winterthur Museum, Delaware. [A00868; A00871] (Please note, sometimes the trade catalogue itself is searchable in a library catalogue, and sometimes one needs to search the microform series as a whole.)

[2] Ibid. See entries no. 3111, p. 92. Viewed 18 June 2016. [A00868; A00871]

[3] McKinstry, E. Richard / Winterthur Museum. (1984). Trade catalogues at Winterthur: A guide to the literature of merchandising, 1750 to 1980 (online). (Entry no. 1682, p. 293.). Garland Publishing: New York and London. Viewed 19 June 2016. [A00518-19]



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