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Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:35 pm
by dognose
SILVER DEPOSIT WARE

A topic for recording information regarding silver deposit ware.


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Alvin Manufacturing Company - New York - 1896


If you have any details of the above products, technical information, advertisements, examples of the work, etc., anything that you are willing to share, then here's the place to post it.

Trev.

Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:58 pm
by dognose
ALVIN Mfg. Co.

New York


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The Alvin Mfg. Co. - New York - 1897

Trev.

Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:56 am
by dognose
An example of silver deposit ware by the Alvin Mfg. Co.:

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Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:15 am
by dognose
SCHARLING & Co.

Newark, New Jersey


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Scharling & Co. - Newark, N.J. - 1906

Trev.

Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:03 pm
by dragonflywink
Interesting that you show a Scharling ad right after the Alvin ad stating their exclusive rights to the 1892 patent #472230, which was issued to Scharling, and assigned to Wymble Manufacturing of Newark, NJ, and was for the improvement to the silver deposit technique, principally the white appearance of the backing to the silver, making it more attractive on clear glass. Alvin bought Wymble on March 27, 1895 including all property and assets including the patent, the patent was assigned in writing to Alvin on May 13, 1895. Apparently the inventor decided to start his own company with some family members, Scharling & Co., for production of similar pieces using his technique, Alvin took them to court for patent infringement (Alvin Mfg. Co. v. Scharling) and eventually won the lawsuit. That explains the "NOTICE." in the 1897 Jewelers' Circular. Am sure that by the 1906 appearance of the ad you posted, the patent had run out.

Trev - I have quite a few bits and pieces on silver deposit, very little time these days, but will add as I can...

~Cheryl

Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:27 pm
by dognose
Hi Cheryl,

I'm not sure if there was more than one court case involving Alvin and Scharling, or if was just one long drawn-out affair. I posted the Scharling advertisement so that I could follow it up with this report:

Silver Deposit Process Protected

The suit brought by the Alvin Mfg. Co., New York, in the United States Court at Trenton, N.J., against John H Scharling, of Newark, for infringement of their patent relating to silver deposit ware, has been decided by Judge Gray in favor of the Alvin company. The patent involved relates to the decoration or ornamentation of glass articles with an open or net work of silver, and covers both the process employed in depositing the silver and the article itself.


Source: The Trader & Canadian Jeweller - April 1900

Looking forward to seeing your additions to the topic.

Trev.

Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:07 am
by dognose
SCHARLING & Co.

Newark, New Jersey


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Scharling & Co. - Newark, N.J. - 1909

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Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:52 am
by dognose
WHITING Mfg. Co.

New York


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The Whiting Mfg. Co. - New York - 1906

Trev.

Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:35 am
by dognose
EUGENE S. TONER Co.

New York


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Eugene S. Toner Co. - New York - 1906

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Eugene S. Toner Co. - New York - 1906

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Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:30 am
by dragonflywink
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Alvin Mfg., 1897

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Alvin Mfg., 1902

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Alvin Mfg., 1913

Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:39 am
by dragonflywink
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Mauser Mfg. Co., circa 1890s

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E.& J. Bass, 1921

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Silver City Glass Co., 1951

Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:05 pm
by dognose
ARCHIBALD-KLEMENT Co.

Newark, New Jersey


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Archibald-Klement Co. - Newark, N.J. - 1907

Trev.

Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:52 pm
by dognose
An example of silver deposit ware by the Gorham Co.:

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Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:21 pm
by dognose
WILCOX & EVERTSEN

Meriden, Connecticut


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Wilcox & Evertsen - Meriden, Conn. - 1909

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Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:09 pm
by dognose
BAWO & DOTTER Ltd.

Bawo & Dotter Building, 20-28, West 33d Street, New York


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Bawo & Dotter Ltd. - New York - 1913

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Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:40 am
by dognose
DEPASSE MANUFACTURING Co.

318-320, East 23rd Street and 41-43, Maiden Lane, New York


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Depasse Manufacturing Co. - New York - 1907

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Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:14 am
by dognose
Dr. Murmann's aluminum alloys known a Maglalium and Zimalium can be obtained from the American agent F.B. Forster, 32 Park Place, New York City. Mr Forster is also a manufacturer of silver paint for silver deposit work.

Source: The Metal Industry - May 1905

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Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:38 am
by dognose
THE ROCKWELL SILVER Co.

35, Maple Street, Meriden, Connecticut


Established in 1907 by Lucien Rockwell, E. F. Skinner, Wells Rockwell and James W. Mackay.


Lucien Rockwell, traveling salesman for the Poole Silver Co.. Taunton. Mass., who has been home in Wallingford, Conn., on a long vacation, has started on a two months' western trip.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 28th July 1897


The capital stock of the Rockwell Silver Co., Meriden, Conn., manufacturers of silver deposit wares, has been increased to take care of their increased business.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - February 1910


The Rockwell Silver Co., Meriden, Conn., have increased their capital stock from $20,000 to $30,000.

Source: The Brass World and Platers' Guide - February 1914


WELLS ROCKWELL

The name of Meriden has become a synonym in America for silver manufacturing. Many important interests of this character center in the city and are controlled by men of marked business enterprise, discernment and notable capability. Among this number is classed Wells Rockwell, who is the treasurer and general manager of the Rockwell Silver Company, manufacturers of sterling silver hollow and deposit wares at Meriden, his native city.

Mr. Rockwell was born March 7, 1888, a son of Curtis and Isabelle (Chaflee) Rockwell. He attended the public and high schools and afterward took up the plumbing business, to which he devoted a year. He then became connected with the International Silver Company and since that time has been associated with the silver manufacturing interests of this section of the country. He continued with the International Silver Company for a year and a half.

The Rockwell Silver Company had its inception in 1907, when it was organized by Lucien Rockwell and E. F. Skinner, who became president; James W. Mackay, who was made vice president; Lucien Rockwell, treasurer, and Wells Rockwell, secretary. At that time the firm employed six men. In 1913 the business was reorganized, James W. Mackay becoming president, Harry S. Clark, vice president; Lucien Rockwell, treasurer, and Wells Rockwell, assistant treasurer and secretary. While the original employes numbered six and the floor space of the plant was fifteen hundred square feet, today the business has grown until there are now twenty-four employes and the plant has been increased to include eleven thousand, two hundred and fifty square feet of floor space. Curtis Rockwell, father of Wells Rockwell, is the superintendent of the factory, and the output is sold by traveling salesmen all over the United States and is also exported to foreign lands.

On the 14th of September, 1910, Wells Rockwell was united in marriage to Miss Bertha May Clark at Prospect, Connecticut, and they have become parents of four children: Lucien, born August 14, 1911; Shirley, born June 6, 1914; James Arthur, January 20, 1916; and Wells, Jr., November 21, 1917.

The Rockwell coat of arms is a shield upon which appear three boar heads with the motto “All for my God and my king,” denoting that the family is of old and distinguished English origin and it may be said that they have kept alive the meaning of this motto, for the Rockwells of this day keep true their pledges as did their ancestors of old.

Mr. Rockwell has recently purchased the old Merriam farm on Johnson avenue, the house thereon having been erected in 1744 and was burned in 1916. It is one of the old landmarks of this section of the state. In his political views Mr. Rockwell is a republican, his ballot always supporting the men and measures of the party, in the principles of which he firmly believes. He attends the Methodist church, being a member of its choir, and he is interested in all that has to do with the musical development of the community. He has always resided in Meriden and is numbered among its representative business men, finding in silver manufacturing an avenue of opportunity which is leading him forward to the goal of success.


Source: A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County - 1918


Rockwell Silver Co Inc. 1908 Capital $20,000 J W MacKay, Pres, Lucien Rockwell, Treas. Silver deposited out glass and china. 25 employees.

Source: The New England Business Directory and Gazetteer - 1920


DEATH OF LUCIAN ROCKWELL

President of Rockwell Silver Co., Meriden, Conn., Expires Suddenly While at Dinner in Chicago

Chicago, June 3.—Members of the jewelry and silver trades here were shocked last week at the news of the death of Lucian Rockwell, president of the Rockwell Silver Co., Meriden, Conn. For many years Mr. Rockwell has been coming to Chicago and was known to nearly all the trade. He arrived here on Friday, May 28, and registered at the Palmer House, where he always made headquarters. On Saturday evening while at dinner with friends he became ill and died before any assistance could be rendered.

Sunday afternoon friends left with the remains for his home in Meriden.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 9th June 1920


Lucien Rockwell, president of the Rockwell Silver Company, of Meriden, Conn., died in Chicago quite suddenly on May 29. Mr. Rockwell came of New England stock, having been born in South Windsor, Conn., on January 2. 1864. He was well known in the silverware and allied trades for many years, and for quite a period traveled for the Poole Silver Company, of Taunton, Mass. The deceased had been a member of the Pottery, Glass and Brass Salesmen’s Association for many years, holding card No. 653.

Source: The Pottery, Glass & Brass Salesman - 10th June 1920


Merged with Silver City Glass Co. in 1978, becoming Decorex Industries.

Trev.

Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:08 am
by dognose
HIGGINS & SEITER

50, West 22nd. Street, New York


Higgins & Seiter, 50 West 22nd. St.. New York City, the well known dealers in china, glassware and other similar wares, are to commence the manufacture of silver-deposit wares. The plant will be at the above address, but has not yet been fitted up. They expect to commence manufacturing not later than August.

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

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Re: Silver Deposit Ware

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:37 am
by dognose
STERLING DEPOSIT Mfg. Co.

113, South Jefferson Street, Chicago


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Sterling Deposit Mfg. Co. - Chicago - 1915

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