Category Archives: Cowles Manufacturing

The Hartford Manufacturing Company

Hartford Manufacturing Company is a bit of an enigma.  In some popular and well respected books on the subject of American silverplate it is barely mentioned if, in fact, mentioned at all.  And trying to find any history relating to … Continue reading

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William Hazen Rogers in Hartford 1820-1855

There were many individuals involved in the silver plating industry in Hartford during the 1800s.  They worked individually, went into business with others, had multiple interests, and moved from here to there.  And it doesn’t make it any easier to … Continue reading

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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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