Category Archives: silver plate manufacturer

Reed & Barton at Britanniaville

When it comes to the manufacture of quality silver plated flatware and hollowware, Reed & Barton is one of the oldest and most respected  companies.  Today, Reed & Barton manufactures sterling and stainless steel items; silver plated goods are a … 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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Samuel Simpson and Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.

Another interesting character in the silver plate saga is Samuel Simpson. To begin this post let’s start with a reference to an earlier post on Cowles and “Spoonville” and a page from the 1888 book edited by L. P. Brockett called … Continue reading

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The Second Generation or The Last of the Rogers in Hartford

Up to now the the previous posts on flatware manufacturing in Hartford have evolved into the gathering of information primarily on the original Rogers brothers, William Hazen, Asa Harris and Simeon Smith. Now we discuss William Henry Rogers (son of William Hazen) and … 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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J. B. Williams: From Soap to Silver

The back of the little silver plated demitasse spoon was marked “WB 1900”.  That mark was unfamiliar to me and, of course, my research began.  I determined that “WB” stood for Williams Brothers Manufacturing Co.  (UPDATE: This is incorrect. “WB … Continue reading

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William A. Jameson and William A. Rogers

Lets start around 1880 at a toy business  on Vesey Street in New York City associated with a James W. Smith and a William A. Rogers. William lives at 158 Dean Street in Brooklyn. In the NY City Directory of 1886 he … Continue reading

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The Early Spoon Design Patents – It Would Be An Interesting Collection

My last blog post looked quickly at electro plating in America during the late 1830’s.  While searching the patent office I noticed that out of the first 150 there are 7 spoon design patents. I thought these might be interesting to collect, … 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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