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BigginsRodgers Company Wallingford CT

Postby Traintime » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:22 pm

A place to post any information regarding the history of this company and examples of their craftsmanship--

Pamphlet: Souvenir History of Wallingford, 1895 (from Internet Archives)...indicates BigginsRodgers Company then employed 50 persons in their plant. Current population of Wallingford was approximately 6500 at that point.

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Re: BigginsRodgers Company Wallingford CT

Postby Traintime » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:33 pm

Oval bread tray (11" x 6 1/4" extreme, 9 1/2" x 4" base), floral etchings, Olde English Gothic "W" centered, "Quadruple" plate, numbered 134:

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Re: BigginsRodgers Company Wallingford CT

Postby dognose » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:45 pm

The annual meeting of the Biggins-Rodgers Co., Wallingford, was held Feb. 8, when the following directors were elected: H. E. Biggins, H. B. Hall, F. W. Miner, Wallingford; E. T. Carter, Meriden; F. L. Rodgers, Bridgeport. The officers elected were: President, H. E. Biggins; secretary H. B. Hall; treasurer, F. W. Miner.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 24th February 1897

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Re: BigginsRodgers Company Wallingford CT

Postby dognose » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:21 am

The Biggins-Rodgers Company, Wallingford, Conn., manufacturers of silverware, has increased its capital stock from $25,000 to $50,000, the purpose being to enlarge the business by manufacturing other lines than plated hollow ware.

Source: The Iron Age - 1st April 1909

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Re: BigginsRodgers Company Wallingford CT

Postby dognose » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:27 am

H. E. Biggins, vice-president and manager of the BigginsRodgers Company, Wallingford, Conn., has sold his interest therein, and severed his connection with the company. Mr. Biggins is at present enjoying a rest on his farm and has not as yet completed any plans for the future.

Source: The Metal Industry - May 1913

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Re: BigginsRodgers Company Wallingford CT

Postby dognose » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:03 am

J.C. Dowd appears to be the distributor for the Biggins Rodger Company:

Philadelphia

J. C. Dowd is in town with the line of The Biggins Rodgers Company.


Source: The American Stationer - 10th September 1910


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J.C. Dowd & Co. - New York - 1915

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Re: BigginsRodgers Company Wallingford CT

Postby dognose » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:05 pm

The Biggins-Rodgers Co., Wallingford, are now running five days a week, eight hours per day.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 18th March 1896

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Re: BigginsRodgers Company Wallingford CT

Postby dognose » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:04 am

It is reported that the Biggins-Rogers Co. of Wallingford, Conn., manufacturers of silver plated hollow-ware, are to enter into the manufacture of sterling silver wares.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - May 1909

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Re: BigginsRodgers Company Wallingford CT

Postby dognose » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:14 am

Bridgeport Has an Addition to its Silverware Industry

Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 2.—The Biggins-Rodgers Co., a new concern, will open up in the West End employing about 100 hands.

The company will manufacture silver plated ware. The concern was to locate in Wallingford but the inducements held out to come to this city, were more advantageous. The majority of the capital stock is held by local business men. Alderman W. H. O’Hara and assessor S. C. Osborne are interested in the company and were instrumental in its location here.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 8th August 1894

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