Meriden Britannia Company - (Silver Company American)

Meriden Britannia Company - (Silver Company American) Meriden, Connecticut. Organized in 1852 by Horace C. and Dennis C. Wilcox of H.C. Wilcox & Co., Other founders were Isaac C Lewis of I.C. Lewis & Company; James A. Frary of James A. Frary & Company; Lemuel J. Curtis; William W. Lyman of Curtis & Lyman and John Munson.  Meriden Britannia Company was organized for quantity production, Their first products were Britannia hollowware's. By 1855 they were also offering plated silver hollowware, flatware and German silver items. They added Pearl-handled wares in 1861. In 1862 the Rogers Brothers who had been making and selling plated silver forks, spoons and other items were bought and moved to Meriden.  Their 1847 Rogers Bros. Trademark became an important addition to the Company.

Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers (Schiffer Book for Collectors)Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers (Schiffer Book for Collectors) 

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