Tag Archives: CT

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

Posted in Ashmead Hurlburt, Civil War, Cowles Manufacturing, Cowles Mfg., E W Sperry, Egbert Sperry, flatware, Hartford Manufacturing Co., Hartford Mfg. Co., ironclad gunboat, J. M. Ney, LeRoy White, Olive Pattern, Rogers & Bro., Rogers Bros., Rogers Brothers, silver plate, silver plate manufacturer, silverplate, silverplate manufacturers, Simeon S. Rogers, USS Cairo, Wm. B. Johnson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The Smiths of Bridgeport

It all started with research on a demitasse spoon….  It had a marvelous scarab design and the only mark on the back was an “O” in a diamond shape.  It turned out that the pattern was named “Antique Egyptian” and … Continue reading

Posted in Bridgeport CT, Cafe de l'Opera, D. H. McConnell, David H. McConnell, E.H.H. Smith Silver Co, George P. Ittig, holmes & edwards, queenofsienna, rialto, Sidney Smith, silver, silverplate, Smith Silver Co., so. am. silver solid, south american silver solid, Uncategorized, waldo, Whitehall Club, Wm. Rogers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

David H. McConnell: Beyond Avon

In researching items for my Etsy shop, I’ve discovered individuals who are truly inspiring.  Two earlier posts to this blog discussed two such men, Dr. Leonard Waldo and Mr. John Bowman.  Now I turn to David H. McConnell…. If the … Continue reading

Posted in aluminum bronze, Avon Products, California Perfume Company, Columbian gold, Columbian silver, D H Mc C & Co, D. H. McConnell, David H. McConnell, Etsy, flatware, gold aluminum, holmes & edwards, Mecca Oil, Nevada Gold Metal, rialto, silver, silverplate, so. am. silver solid, south american silver solid, Uncategorized, Union Publishing, Upson & Hart | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments