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

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:02 pm
by dognose
McDermott Hotel

Butte, Montana


The office and bar furniture were ordered especially for the house from the Brunswick-Balke company of Chicago. The main dining room is supplied with twelve eight-chair tables, while two extra dining rooms for the use of private parties, banquets, or similar occasions, have been set apart adjoining the main room. The silverware was made especially for the house by the Middletown, Connecticut, Plate company through its agents, Hight & Fairfield.

The McDermott will be opened for the reception of guests January 15, 1889


Source: The Holiday Miner - 1st January 1889

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

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:45 am
by dognose
An advertisement for the Middletown Plate Company from the Centennial Exhibition held at Philadelphia in 1876:

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Middletown Plate Company - Middletown, Conn. - 1876

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

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 2:39 am
by dognose
MIDDLETOWN COMPANY

Enters the Silver Plate Combine - The Capital Stock


Middletown, May 22. It was announced today that the Middletown Plate company had entered the silver combine known as the International Silver company. James H. Kelsey, secretary of the local company, stated that the transfer of stock was made this morning. It was a cash transaction, he said, the local company being sold outright to the combination.

The Middletown Plate company manufactures hollow plated ware, and is capitalized at $250,000. About 240 men are employed at the plant, with a yearly payroll of about $100,000.

The purchase price was not made public.


Source: The New Haven Morning Journal and Courier - 23rd May 1899

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

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:07 am
by dognose
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The Middletown Silver Co. - New York - 1908

Joseph Irons - Manager

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

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:41 am
by dognose
Middletown, Conn. March 6th—The Middletown Plate Company resumed work with a full force of hands on a schedule of ten hours a day, four days a week.

Source: Public ledger - 8th March 1894

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

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:38 pm
by dognose
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Middletown Plate Company - Middletown, Conn. - 1879

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

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:52 am
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The Middletown Plate Co. - Middletown, Conn. - 1891

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

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:31 am
by dognose
The Employes’ Silver Plate Company of Middletown Assuming Form

Middletown, Conn., Nov. 4.—The Middletown Silver Co. have filed articles of incorporation with the town clerk. This new company resulted as an outcome of the deal whereby the Middletown Plate Co. were absorbed by the International Silver Co. The incorporators of the Middletown Silver Co. are largely former employes of the old plate company.

The engine in the factory of the new concern was started this week for the first time. It was found to work perfectly and as smoothly as could be desired. A few men are already at work in the factory, and a large number of castings have been made in preparation for beginning work in earnest. The company have considerable more preparatory work to do before they will feel firmly established, and it may be several weeks before any goods will be placed on the market.

The capital stock of the Middletown Silver Co., as shown in the articles of incorporation, is $10,000 in shares of $25 each, 20 per cent of which has been paid in. A majority of the directors are Charles H. Savage, Elbridge S. Ferree, C. V. Schram, C. J. Bright and William L. Martin.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 8th November 1899

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

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:11 pm
by dognose
Middletown, Conn., June 17.—Officers of the International Silver Co. Thursday notified the managers of the Middletown Plate Co., recently acquired by the International Co., to close the factory in Middletown, on Friday night, June 30. The business of the Middletown Plate Co. will be removed to Meriden and incorporated with that of the Wilcox Silver Plate Co., so that the local company will practically pass out of existence.

Since the business of the Middletown Plate Co. was acquired by the International Co. several visits have been paid here by the officials and rumors as to the future of the Middletown company have been rife. First, it was said that the solid silver department was to be transferred to Meriden and the German silver department to Hartford and later that the business here was to be discontinued. Officials of the local company would not deny nor confirm these reports, but it is quite certain that they did not expect the business would be discontinued here, for the present at least. The company have given employment to 250 hands and have paid out in wages pretty nearly $100,000 a year. Some of the old hands, uncertain as to the future of the company, sought situations elsewhere soon after the business was acquired by the combination.

James H. Kelsey, secretary for the Middletown Silver Co.. has been offered and has accepted a position with the International Silver Co.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 21st June 1899

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

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:00 am
by dognose
A conference has been held by the trades committee of the Middletown Board of Trade with the officials of the Middletown Silver Co, Middletown, Conn., and a tacit agreement reached whereby the industry is retained in that town. The company made a statement of their needs to the trades committee and it made a most favorable impression.

Source: The Trader - September 1900

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

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:15 am
by dognose
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The Middletown Silver Co. - Middletown, Conn. - 1922

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

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 12:33 pm
by dognose
THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION - PHILADELPHIA 1876


A very attractive memorial is to be found in the display of the Middletown Plate Co., of Middletown, Conn. Among their rich and varied collection of plate, is a representation in silver of the Belfry of the old State House, or Independence Hall, of Philadelphia; and the scene represented is the first proclamation of liberty on the 4th of July, 1776. As the story goes—the old janitor had been sent to the belfry with orders to strike the bell as soon as the signing of the Declaration of Independence was completed. When the time arrived he was quietly seated upon a stool, reading. The shouts of the people below failed to rouse him, and a boy was sent up to give him notice. As the little fellow told his errand, the old man threw down his book, upset his stool, dropped his spectacles, and rang furiously the old bell that proclaimed "liberty throughout the land to all the inhabitants thereof." Other designs of charming conception are found in this exhibit. The house has been established fourteen years, employs one hundred and forty hands, and uses a large capital.

Source: Four Thousand Years of the World's Progress from the Early Ages to the Present Time. - Samuel J. Burr and S. De Vere Burr - 1878

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