However, there was definitely an earlier Continental Silver Company, located at Scottdale, Pennsylvania:
CONTINENTAL SILVER COMPANY—Scottdale, July 26. 1906. Capital, $35,000. Manufacturing and selling hardware and metallic castings.
Source: List of Charters of Corporations Enrolled in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth - 1907
The business of the Grilley Co., of State Street, New Haven, Conn., has been divided and the casket hardware department has been taken over by a new company called the Continental Silver Co. This company is situated at Scottdale, Pa. A. H. Kelley is president, B. F. Overholt is vice-president, and F. R. Bailey is the secretary and treasurer. A full line of coffin hardware will be manufactured and a good mold maker is desired. The Grilley Co. will still continue to manufacture brass goods.
Source: The Brass World and Platers Guide - July 1905
THE CONTINENTAL SILVER COMPANY, Scottdale, Pa., has succeeded to the Casket Hardware business formerly carried on by the Grilley Company of New Haven, Conn. The Continental Company will make a full line of Hardware for the undertaking trade. Its officers are Albert H. Kelley, president; B. F. Overholt, vice-president, and F. R. Bailey, secretary and treasurer.
Source: The Iron Age - 10th August 1905
Scottdale, Pa.—The Continental Silver Co. has been incorporated for the manufacture of hardware and metallic castings. Directors, H. F. Overholt, F. R. Bailey H. C. Rich. A. C. Overholt, Clyde Overholt, Scottdale; Albert H. Kelley, Allegheny.
Source: Hardware - 25th August 1905
MOLD MAKER WANTED by the Continental Silver Company, Scottdale, Pa.
Source: The Metal Industry - September 1905
The Worcester Metal Goods Co., 17 Hermon St., Worcester, Mass., have purchased the plant and business of the Grilley Co., of New Haven. Conn., and will move the business to Worcester. Buckles and sheet metal novelties have been manufactured by the Grilley Co.
Source: The Brass World and Platers Guide - November 1906
The Standard Casket Hardware Co. has been organized at Tionesta, Pa., and are now in operation. Casket handles from sheet steel are manufactured. Heretofore these have always been made of antimonial lead. A steel handle, of course, is much stronger. The handles are silver plated in the usual manner. Albert H. Kelley, of the Continental Silver, Co., Scottdale, Pa., is connected with the new company.
Source: The Brass World and Platers Guide - October 1907
Compound Electroplating with Silver and Nickel. (U.S. Pat. 850,944. Metallurgie, 4. pp. 570-571, Aug. 22, 1907. Abstract.)—R. H. Marshall deposits Ag and Ni simultaneously from compound solutions of nickel cyanide (from precipitating sulphate with cyanide of potassium) and silver chloride or silver cyanide; 11 oz. of each of these salts are dissolved in 1 gallon of water. Temperature, current strength, and voltage are not stated; the anodes are silver plates. The Continental Silver Co., of Scottdale, has worked the process for some time, and the plated articles are said closely to resemble silver-plated goods. The deposition is much quicker than with pure silver.
Source: Science Abstracts: Electrical engineering abstracts - Institution of Electrical Engineers - 1907
Die Continental Silver Co., Scottdale, Pennsylvania verkauft nach Metallurgie versilberte Artikel, die in Wirklichkeit mit Nickel and Silber Uberzogen sind. Nach Marshalls Patent löst man eine Mischung von Nickelcyanid und Chlorsilber (oder Silbercyanid), und zwar 42,5 g dieser Salze in 3,785 kg Wasser; als Anoden dienen Silberplatten. Angaben über Spannung, Strom, Temperatur fehlen. Die Fällung geht schneller wie bei reinem Silber, und die Sachen sollen sich besser halten.
Source: Fortschritte der Elektrotechnik: Vierteljärliche Berichte über die neueren Erscheinungen auf dem Gesamtgebiete der angewandten Elekricitätslehre mit Einschluss des elektrischen Nachtrichten- und Signalwesens - Julius Springer - 1908
The entire plant of the Continental Silver Company, manufacturers of casket hardware, Scottdale, Pa., including real estate, plant, tools, machinery, and supplies have been sold to A.C. Overholt of Scottdale, and will he hereafter known as the Continental Casket Hardware Company. E.F. Doorley, General Manager; Charles Coughenour, Foreman; and Robert E. Collins, Foreman Plater, have all been retained by the new concern.
Source: The Metal Industry - February 1911