Category Archives: Meriden Britannia

No. 595

When I first saw it I thought it looked so familiar.  I was sure I had seen it before.  But what was it?  Was it a wine cooler or bucket of some sort? It was copper with what appeared to … Continue reading

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Hall, Elton & Co.

I knew that Hall, Elton & Co. was a silverplate manufacturer located in Wallingford, Connecticut in the mid 1800s.  I knew this because I had researched patents during this period of time and several handle design patents had been assigned … Continue reading

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Julab, julap, julep….

I can’t help but admire the variety of designs of julep strainers that were manufactured over 100 years ago.  Size, shape of bowl and handle, cut-out design and pattern were varied.  A sampling is shown below. I vaguely recall that … Continue reading

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Collecting by Design: Henry W. Hirschfeld

People collect sterling and silverplate flatware for different reasons.  Some people are looking for that elusive piece to complete their set.  Others collect particular pieces in a variety of patterns, like sugar shells or salt spoons or whatever.  There are … Continue reading

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The devil you say…

I’ve written an earlier post about the many faces of Henry Hirschfeld’s “Assyrian” patent design that was manufactured by 1847 Rogers Bros. as well as Rogers & Bro.  The faces depicted on various pieces of flatware in that pattern ranged from attractive … Continue reading

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Meant To Be Together

Somethings are just meant to be together…and this holds true in the world of silver plated flatware. In my last blog post, I discussed the Assyrian and Assyrian Head patterns. As I mentioned in that post, Henry W. Hirschfeld was the … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of Assyrian Head

The “Assyrian” pattern was designed by Henry W. Hirschfeld; Patent No. 016713 was obtained by him in 1886 and assigned to Meriden Britannia. The word “Assyrian” is not mentioned within the patent.  Nor is there any mention of variations to … 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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