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Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:39 am
by dognose
A topic for recording information regarding the Middletown Plate Co. and the later business of the Middletown Silver Co.


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Middletown Plate Co. - Middletown, Conn. - 1874


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Re: Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:47 am
by dognose
Co-operative Silver Plated Ware Company Organizing in Middletown, Conn.

Middletown, Conn., Aug. 10. All indications point to the speedy formation of a silver plate company in this city. It is to be a joint stock corporation, and the papers of incorporation are already being drawn up and will be sent to the Secretary of State in a few days. The incorporators are all old employes of the Middletown Plate Co., and so far no stock has been subscribed for except by these men. In a few days the books will be opened and the public generally will be invited to subscribe for stock. The proposed company have the option of several buildings in this city that are adapted for their work.

It is understood that the employes have agreed to work at moderate wages, trusting that the dividends will be large enough to give them a fair livelihood. None but skilled workmen will be employed, and it is not expected that at first over 40 men will be at work.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 16th August 1899

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Re: Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:59 am
by dognose
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Middletown Silver Co. - Middletown, Conn. - 1920

MID-SIL-CRAFT

'DOLLY VARDEN'

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Re: Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:49 am
by dognose
THE BARGE OF VENUS

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This centre-piece, made by the Middletown Plate Co., was exhibited at the Centennial Exhibition in 1876.

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Re: Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:59 pm
by dognose
The Middletown Plate Co. Joins The Combine

Samuel Dodd, George H. Wilcox, George M. Curtis and John M. Harmon, the first three being officers of the International Silver Company, drove toward Middletown one day last week giving out that they were going fishing. It now appears that they went to offer bait to the Middletown Plate Company to join the combine. It is said the price paid for the plant was about $250,000, and the final papers were signed Wednesday. The Middletown Plate Company employs over 200 hands and makes 21 concerns now belonging to the International Silver Company.


Source: The Jewelers Review - 17th May 1899

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Re: Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:43 am
by dognose
It is reported from Middletown, Conn., that the proposed joint stock company for the manufacture of plated goods has been organized. It will be known as the Middletown Silver Company. All the stockholders were employees of the Middletown Plate Company prior to its being bought by the trust. They have elected the following officers: President, Charles Savage; vice-president, Elbridge Ferrec; secretary and treasurer. Town Clerk Wingate C. Howard; manager, William Martin. There is also a board of nine directors. President Savage and Charles V. Schram were appointed a committee to purchase machinery. The company proposes to begin work in the old Stiles factory at South Farms. At first only small goods will be made, but by another season it is expected to have a full line of silver plated ware on the market.

The stockholders are all skilled workmen and many were the heads of the rooms in the old plate company and there is no reason why in workmanship and beauty of design they cannot turn out just as fine work as that done by the Middletown Plate Company.


Source: The House Furnishing Review - October 1899

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Re: Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:37 pm
by dognose
The Middletown Silver Plate Company will close July 1, and its goods will from that date on be made at the Wilcox Silver Plate Company, of Meriden.

Source: The Jewelers Review - 21st June 1899

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Re: Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:00 pm
by dognose
Thomas H. B. Davis, vice-president of the Middletown Plate Company, was in Chicago last week, stopping at the Victoria Hotel.

Source: The Jewelers Review - 21st June 1899

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Re: Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:59 am
by dognose
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Middletown Plate Co. - Middletown, Conn. - 1898

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Re: Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:25 am
by dognose
An advertisement from S.H. Lucas & Co. of Santa Fe that makes mention that they were agents for the Middletown Silver Plate Company:

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S.H. Lucas & Co. - Santa Fe, N.M. - 1880

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Re: Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:12 am
by dognose
An example of a syrup pitcher by the Middletown Plate Co.:

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PATENTED OCT 24 1865 - MIDDLETOWN PLATE Co - TRIPLE PLATE - 180

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Re: Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 3:06 am
by dognose
A Middletown Plate Co. mark:

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MIDDLETOWN PLATE Co/QUADRUPLE PLATE
190/B.C.
HARD WHITE METAL
15

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Re: Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 5:10 am
by dognose
The Middletown Plate Company will issue a new catalogue, beautifully illustrated, about the first of September, for the exclusive use of the trade. It will contain cuts of all their new goods, and constitute a valuable book of reference for the trade. We direct attention to their illustrated advertisement of new goods, occupying five pages of this issue of The Circular. It will be observed that they are fully alive to the requirements of the times, and prepared to supply the trade with goods new and novel in design and ornamentation and especially attractive. They anticipate a lively demand for goods in the jewelry trade this fall, and have made preparation to do their share towards supplying the goods that will be required.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - August 1886

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Re: Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:37 am
by dognose
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The Middletown Plate Comp'y. - Middletown, Conn. - 1883

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Re: Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:57 pm
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The Middletown Silver Co. - Middletown, Conn. - 1911

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Re: Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:44 am
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The Middletown Plate Co. - Middletown, Conn. - 1884

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Re: Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:27 am
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Middletown Silver Co. - Middletown, Conn. - 1921

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Re: Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:54 am
by dognose
The Middletown Plate Co. have just issued a new illustrated catalogue which contains all their latest productions, among which are the Fluted designs, of which they were the pioneers.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - August 1884

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Re: Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:18 am
by dognose
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The Middletown Plate Co. - Middletown, Conn. - 1895

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Re: Information Regarding the Middletown Plate Co./Silver Co.

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:50 am
by dognose
CHARLES FREDERICK LIVERMORE

Middletown Plate Co.


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The Late Charles F. Livermore. – In the death, on the 11th, of C. F. Livermore, Western manager of the Middletown Plate Co., not only his associates, but Chicago jewelers and the trade throughout the country are heavy losers. Especially endeared to those whose fortune it was to know him intimately, he was held in the highest esteem by all in any way associated with him. Born of New England parentage, in New York City, in the fall of 1868, his early life was spent in the East. While he was still young, however, his father died, and his mother with two children, a younger sister and himself, went to Chicago to make their home. Two years later, at fourteen, he began his business career in the Chicago office of the New Haven Clock Company, of which Col. G. A. Harmount was then manager. His rise there was remarkably rapid, and at the age of sixteen or seventeen he was sent out as a traveling salesman. For several years the Western office of the New Haven Clock Company represented the Middletown Plate Company, and when in 1892 the latter established an independent office in Chicago, Mr. Livermore was given its management. Since then he has become more and more valuable to the company. As evidence of the esteem in which he was held, we quote Col. G. H. Hulbert, president of the Middletown Plate Company, who came on from the East especially for the funeral: "Mr. Livermore," he said, "was a young man of remarkable energy and very popular; he devoted himself to the interests of this company, and was untiring in his efforts on our behalf." Thomas H. B. Davis, vice-president of the company, also expressed his sense of the loss very feelingly. For about a year past Mr. Livermore had been troubled with diabetes, but he had notwithstanding kept steadily at his work; indeed, up to two weeks ago he continued on the road. It was therefore with great surprise that Mr. Davis, early last week, while in St. Louis, received word of his critical illness. In 1896 Mr. Livermore was married to Miss I. E. T. Harrison, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Harrison, then of Philadelphia, and but three months ago a boy was born to them. Funeral services were held at the Second Presbyterian Church, last Friday, at 2 o'clock, by Dr. S.J. McPherson, pastor of the church, and by fellow Knights Templar of Mr. Livermore in Apollo Coinmandery, No. 1, Dearborn Lodge 310. Charles Lester, local manager for the New Haven Clock Company, and the New England Watch Company, was one of the six Knights Templar who acted as pall-bearers. A man better liked, personally, or more respected for his business ability, than Charles Frederick Livermore would be difficult to find.

Source: The Jewelers Review - 19th April 1899

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