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Re: Information Regarding R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co.

Postby dognose » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:22 am

The R. Wallace & Sons’ Mfg. Co., Wallingford, is to erect a large addition to its silverware manufacturing plant, which, when completed, will employ about 125 workmen.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 25th March 1903

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The Seventeenth Annual A.N.R.J.A. Gathering Held at Cincinnati Aug, 29-Sept. 1, 1922

The R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co., Wallingford, Conn., as usual at A. N. R. J. A. conventions, had one of the finest exhibits. It was in Room 762. The exhibit this year featured the Old English service pattern, known as the Wallace "Sheraton" service. In the production of this service the company has built on an artistic foundation, which for more than a century has given delight and satisfaction to succeeding generations. Sheraton was the apostle of the severe taste which followed the Rococo leanings of Chippendale. Under the inspiration of Sheraton's words and works, the R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. has designed a service which embodies the characteristics of his most beautiful creations and the pieces are of such enduring plate that they will become treasured heirlooms for future generations to use. The "Cleo" line of sterling toilet ware and "Vesta" line of grey oxidized finish were also shown, as was the "Dorothy Q" plated flat ware line. The latter will be ready for delivery Oct. 15. The "Princess Mary" patterns in sterling silver also attracted considerable attention from the many guests who visited "Sandusky Bill," who was in charge of the exhibit, assisted by his son.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th September 1922

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Death of Franklin Wallace

Hartford, Conn., March 27.—Franklin Wallace died at his home in Cheshire, March 11th, aged 68, from the effects of disease contracted in the army. He was one of Cheshire’s well-known citizens. Mr. Wallace was born in Prospect and lived there for many years, being actively engaged in the development of the manufacture of friction matches when that industry was in its infancy. For many years he resided in Cheshire, where he had charge of the transportation of all the German silver used by his brother, the late Robert Wallace, of Wallingford, in the manufacture of the spoons, forks, etc., sold by the Meriden Britannia Co., Meriden. Of late years he had been extensively engaged in peach culture, having some of the finest orchards in that celebrated peach-growing locality.

Deceased was a member of Company A, 20th Connecticut Volunteers. He leaves a widow and three children, Frank L. Wallace, of New Haven, Lucy H., wife of E. R. Lawton, of Cheshire, and Katie U., wife of the Hon. John W. Mix, of Yalesville, the present Senator from the Sixth District.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 3rd April 1895

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WALLACE BROTHERS


Having foresight commensurate with his ambition, Robert Wallace, with his sons, Robert B. and William J., reserved the right to make, on their own account, forks, spoons and other flatware of any other metals than nickel silver. Mr. Wallace then began to make sterling table silver in addition to the nickel silver (which by the way he was now equipped to electroplate), and three or four years later he went to the other extreme and brought out a line of steel spoons and forks, commonly spoken of in the trade as “tin,” because they are plated with this material. This latter line was brought out by a separate company known as Wallace Brothers, and composed of his sons, Robert B., William J., Henry L., George M., and Frank A., and two sons-in-law, W. J. Leavenworth and D. E. Morris. (This company was later merged into R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co.) The bringing out of these two new lines illustrates well the ambition, the practicality, and the mechanical genius of the man. He wanted lines to sell to all classes of people; sterling to the wealthy, plate to the multitude, and “tin” for cheaper trade; and he was mechanically versatile enough to produce good products in all three of these classes of material.

Source: Printers' Ink Monthly - September 1920


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Wallace Bros. - Wallingford, Conn. - 1898

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Wallace Bros. - Wallingford, Conn. - 1898

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Col. W. J. Leavenworth, Wallingford, was one of the most prominent guests at the recent brilliant reception given by the Horse Guards of New Haven, in honor of the new Governor of Connecticut ; also at the Governor’s inauguration. He gave a private banquet to a select party of friends at Henblein’s cafe.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 11th January 1893

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Frank A. Wallace, of the R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co., Wallingford, has presented the Wallace Hose Co., with a fine steel engraving, with a beautiful frame, of the late Robert Wallace, after whom the hose company was named.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 17th February 1892

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President F. A. Wallace, of the R. Walace & Sons Mfg. Co., Wallingford, is head of the Advisory Board of the Wallingford Water Commission, which is now moving to secure an increase of water supply for the town.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular- 1st April 1908

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R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. to Supply Silver for the White House

Meriden, Conn., Jan. 16.—R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co., Wallingford, have received an order for sterling silverware to be added to the service at the White House, The order will be a costly one.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 23rd January 1895

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R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. - Wallingford, Conn. - 1920

Neysa McMein executed a series of illustrations for R. Wallace & Sons around the 1920-1921 period.

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Baby spoons from R. Wallace & Sons 1916 catalogue:

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R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. - Wallingford, Conn. - 1916

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At the annual meeting of R. Wallace & Sons, Wallingford, Mass., directors were elected as follows the last being from Meriden : Robert Wallace, Col. Walter J. Leavenworth, Geo. M. Wallace, Frank A. Wallace, Geo. R. Curtiss, G. Rockwell and Geo. H. Wilcox. The board is the same as last year, except that Mr. Wilcox was elected in place of his father, the late Horace C. Wilcox. The directors elected Robert Wallace, president ; Frank A. Wallace, secretary and superintendent ; and Col. Leavenworth, treasurer.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 18th February 1891

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R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. - Wallingford, Conn. - 1917

'THE DAUPHINE'

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Col. W. J. Leavenworth, of R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co., was most triumphantly elected one of Wallingford’s representatives to the State Legislature at Tuesday’s election. In speaking of his nomination a local paper said : “ Colonel Walter J. Leavenworth, coming here as he did over twenty-five years ago and working himself up from almost a boy among the townspeople of Wallingford, until now he stands as one of the heads of one of the leading manufacturing industries of the town, is expressly acknowledged in his own i town and throughout the State as one of the ablest and most intelligent business men in Connecticut.”

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 11th November 1896

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LEON ALLISON MACKOWN

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Leon Allison MacKown, 71, director of advertising for Wallace Silversmiths, Wallingford, Conn., died June 6 at Meriden Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Ontario, N. Y., Mr. MacKown was a graduate of Syracuse University and had been associated with the Wallace Co. for the past ten years. Before joining Wallace he was long connected with Oneida, Ltd.. Oneida, N. Y., as a sales executive. He is survived by four sons, a daughter and a sister.


Source: Jewelers' Circular Keystone - July 1950

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CHICAGO

Robert H. Martin is now in charge of the floor of the R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. sales room, succeeding L.M. Nystrom, now in the office of the same concern.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 5th May 1909

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R. Wallace & Son’s Manufacturing Company, Wallingford, Conn.; 11 West Thirty-second street, New York; Silversmith building, Chicago; 85 Post street, San Francisco. Solid silver table ware and plated ware; sterling silver and plated silver toilet ware;- sterling silver novelties. Foreign agent: R. E. Wright, 63 Basinghall street, London. Cable address, “Enrecul,” Wallingford. Code, A B C.

Source: American Trade Index - National Association of Manufacturers. - 1910

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P. D. Tutwiler, southern traveler for R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co., Wallingford, left recently for his Fall trip.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 27th July 1898

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A Registered Trade Mark of R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co.:

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R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. - Wallingford, Conn. - 1905

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Re: Information Regarding R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co.

Postby Traintime » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:29 pm

Berain Pattern (1907-): Additional design detail of gold-washed spoon measuring 6" length by 1 5/8" width (extreme of bowl):

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Postby Traintime » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:49 pm

Produced by Wallace for direct marketing under Westmorland Sterling name (Pattern called George and Martha c.1940-?) and derived from earlier Wallace Hampton Pattern c.1900...ladle for tureen:

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