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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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Wethersfield Avenue

In a prior post, “Footsteps on the Stairs” I discussed some of my experiences working in a Victorian house (thought by some, including me, to be haunted) in the Asylum Hill area of Hartford, Connecticut. I worked in another building that was even older … Continue reading

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Footsteps on the Stairs

In the second half of the 19th Century, Hartford, Connecticut was home to many of the early pioneers of American silver plate manufacturing.  Researching the history of several of these companies, I’ve learned quite a bit about the history of … Continue reading

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