Category Archives: silverplate manufacturers

Reed & Barton Advertisements 1875-1900

Trying to find information on certain patterns, I ended up with a collection of interesting Reed & Barton ads from a variety of publications.  The periodicals themselves were very interesting as well…like the 1882 Phrenological Journal … you know what phrenology … 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 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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Freedley 1856 Silver Plated Wares

This blog is basically part of a section of one book written in 1856 by Edwin T. Freedley. Referenced in an earlier post entitled “The Search for Spoonville”  https://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/the-search-for-spoonville/, I also plan on using this book as a resource for future posts, including the next, which continues with my research on Hartford, … Continue reading

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