Category Archives: Rogers & Bro.

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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Rogers Brothers of Hartford

Today we are still in Hartford CT., continuing with the silver plate theme of  previous posts, extending the time line a bit, while overlapping info here and there. This is another attempt to organize some notes, illustrations, photos and other semi-related material … Continue reading

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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 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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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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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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Persian versus Jewell

I was looking at my Etsy listing for two Persian pattern silver plated nut picks recently and I was reminded that while the patterns of these two nut picks were similar…they were not exactly the same. The pick on the … Continue reading

Posted in Cottage pattern, Etsy, flatware, gorham, Gothic pattern, Jewell pattern, LeRoy White, martini, nut pick, olive pick, ordinary observer, Persian pattern, queenofsienna, Rogers & Bro., silver plate, silver plated, silverplate, Simpson Hall Miller, Victorian bar | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Victorian Bar

Fascinated as I am by the myriad of patterns and multiple numbers of shapes and uses of late 18th Century flatware and holloware, I recently found myself pouring through “The Meriden Britannia Silver Plate-Treasury, The Complete Catalog of 1886-87, With 3200 … Continue reading

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Some 19th Century Flatware Patterns

As I’ve researched flatware patterns over the years, I’ve compiled information which I wanted easy access to…thus this post.  I hope it helps you as it has helped (and will continue to help) me.  I’ll be updating it periodically. Following … Continue reading

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