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Reed & Barton - Taunton, Mass. - 1902

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Reed & Barton - Taunton, Mass. - 1905

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Theodore B. Starr, Inc. - New York - 1919

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Reed & Barton - Taunton, Mass. - 1909

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Reed & Barton have broken ground for a large storehouse, much, needed, to the west of its present plant at Taunton.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 14th March 1906

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United States trade mark registrations for Reed & Barton:

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A Reed & Barton mark that indicates the 'Cannon' year code for 1940:

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Reed & Barton - Taunton, Mass. - 1912

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A Reed & Barton mark that indicates the 'Fasces' year code for 1943:

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An image of some of the silverware designed and made for the Hotel Statler at Detroit by Reed & Barton in 1915:

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The contract was awarded to Reed & Barton in 1912 and was thought to be worth around $40,000.

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The new down town store of Reed & Barton, at 18 Maiden Lane, is now completely ready for business under the management of Arthur H. Leach, assisted by L.S. Rubira. On the shelves and in the show cases is a full line of hotel and steamship ware, besides a large assortment of plated and sterling flat and hollow ware.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 21st June 1893

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Jake Levy and Adolph Levy, of the Levy Bros. Co., Hamilton, Ont., and George Kendrick, of Reed & Barton, Taunton, Mass., were recent visitors to Montreal who did well.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 1st December 1897

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Mrs. Elizabeth Kolb, wife of John D. Kolb, a salesman employed by Reed & Barton, 2 Maiden Lane, died recently at her home in Bloomfield, N. J. Mrs. Kolb was 37 years of age.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 19th January 1918

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Reed & Barton, 1869 - Reed & Barton Corporation, 1919

The business of Reed & Barton was established in 1824 by Isaac Babbitt and William Crossman, both jewelers, for the manufacture of Britannia ware, and the firm was known as Babbitt & Crossman. The business changed hands a number of times until 1835, when Henry G. Reed and Charles E. Barton, both working in the factory, became the owners and the firm became known as Reed & Barton, which name has continued without change with the exception of the years 1837 to 1847, when the style of the firm name was Leonard, Reed & Barton. Mr. Barton died in the year 1867, and his interests in the business were purchased by Mr. Reed. Mr. Reed died in 1901 at the ripe age of 91 years, but the business is still carried on and controlled by his immediate family.

The plant occupies an area of land at Taunton, Mass., comprising about 13 acres and about seven acres of floor space. There are about 600 persons in the employ of Reed & Barton at the present time many of whom are descendants of those who were in the employ of the firm in the first years of its existence.

In 1848 a department was installed for electro-plating and soon after the firm began the manufacture of spoons, forks and serving pieces. In 1889 was begun the manufacture of sterling silverware.

The product of Reed & Barton today embraces a great variety of articles in gold, sterling silver, silver plate and pewter, as well as cast and wrought bronze of every description.

The firm maintains sales offices at the factory in Taunton, and Boston, Mass., also in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Dallas. Its traveling salesmen make regular trips throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico. Central America, as well as South America, South Africa and Australia, Cuba and the West Indies.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 5th February 1919

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Reed & Barton - Taunton, Mass. - 1906

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VETERAN SILVERSMITH DEAD

H.G. Reed Passes Away at Taunton at Age of 91 Years

Taunton, Mass., March 1 - Henry Gooding Reed, senior member of the firm of Reed & Barton, manufacturing silversmiths, well known throughout the world, died at his home here this forenoon. He was 91 years of age.

Mr. Reed was the son of John Reed of Taunton and was one of the founders of the firm of which he was the head, and was established in 1824. He had been one of the chief factors in its growth since that time. He leaves two married daughters.


Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle - 1st March 1901

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Re: Information Regarding Reed & Barton

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A big plate glass window in the Reed & Barton store, corner Weybosset and Mathewson Sts., was broken early Friday morning, when a porter in an adjoining store was moving some empty boxes.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 7th December 1917

The above report probably relates to the Weybosset Jewelry Company, who were agents for Reed & Barton:

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Weybosset Jewelry Co. - Providence, R.I. - 1919

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A Reed & Barton mark that indicates the 'Swan' year code for 1934:

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Reed & Barton - New York - 1910

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Reed & Barton - Taunton, Mass. - 1900

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