Beginning of a dialog window, including tabbed navigation to register an account or sign in to an existing account.Both registration and sign in support using google and facebook accounts. The New Your Times had this to say about the Company in 1877. 1855 Joint stock company Meriden Cutlery Company formed located in South Meriden Connecticut. A January 2, 1891 Advertisement list their "Patented Celluloid Handle" You can view this advert here. In Part I, I gave a brief history of the development of the British silverplating industry in the 18th and 19th centuries.
You may be sure that an object bearing this mark is English sterling silver made after 1719. (who used the 1847 Rogers Brothers mark from Hartford) -the mess of "Rogerses" is something we will seek to unravel later. Had sales offices in New York, Chicago, and San Fransisco. 1898 - One of the founding members, and leading organizers of the International Silver Company. The Meriden Britannia Company's marks were used until the 1930's. Co., Eureka Silver Co., A Few More Facts: The Meriden Britannia Company 1.
First formed for creating Britannia (white metal) Hollowware. There is another mark – generally the sovereign’s head – which will certify that duty was paid on the piece.