Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Search for Spoonville

I was doing research on The Hartford Manufacturing Company (for a separate post on silverplate manufacturers of Hartford, CT) and came across a brief mention of E.W. Sperry in the 1856 book “Leading Pursuits and Leading Men:  A Treatise on … Continue reading

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Meriden Britannia’s Late 19th Century Advertising Campaign

During research it seems I was always coming across Meriden Britannia ads in many different publications from the late 1800s.   Following is a few of those ads and information on the publications from which they came. 1. No. 1  Assyrian coffee spoon, one … Continue reading

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Yes, There is an 1846 Rogers

It all started with Dorothy T. and H. Ivan Rainwater’s book, “American Silverplate”.  I was looking at the Flatware Chapter and came across the following paragraph: “The “1846 (ANCHOR) ROGERS (ANCHOR)” trademark was used only about two years when William … Continue reading

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Cephas Rogers & Brothers and Cousin Arthur

This post starts like many of my other posts…I was doing research on a piece of silverplate and come across some interesting information.  The piece of silverplate was a cream pitcher marked “Wm. Rogers Mfg.” and the pattern was #1225.  … Continue reading

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