What is a meriden b company 154?
Meriden B. Company was started in Meriden, Ct in 1852 and manufactured silver items. The bought Rogers Bros. in 1878 and were one of the original companies that joined together to form the International Siver Co in 1898.
Meriden B Company was a manufacturer that made silverware out of "black silver" the kind of silver that was economical doing the time, it still had the flare of expensive silver settings and today the silver alone is of high value, since refined silver was getting high in value and the price of refined silver was costly at the time, Meriden B Company started offering silver that was not "refined" before it was marked, it…
Could you help me I have a Meriden B Company cake stand with flower handle it's stamp is 1985 and what is it worth?
I have an iced tea pot by Meriden B Company very ornate long spout decorated with birds leaves flowers and berries A flat bottom with the number 1931 on it History and value please?
The Meriden Britannia Company was formed in 1852 in Meriden, Connecticut. The Rogers Bros firm was purchased by Meriden Britannia in 1862, thereby acquiring the 1847 Rogers Bros line. In 1878, they had a store at Union Square in New York City and a manufacturing facility in West Meriden, CT. According to their 1878 catalogue, the company won a first place medal at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the "large variety of…
Rogers Bros. became part of the Meriden Britannia company. The Meriden Britannia company absorbed dozens of other silverware makers in the area and expanded its operation overseas, after which it became known as the International Silver Company (IS). International Silver may have used the 1847 Rogers mark as early as 1852. The successor to the International Silver Company is still in business and uses the 1847 trademark to this day.
Are you sure that does not say Meriden- instead of Meridian? Meriden was a gunmaker in that time frame- they were owned by Sears, and made guns for them. If that is the name, value would depend on condition, but somewhere in the $150-$200 range. If you serach for Meriden Firearms, you can see the website with the company history.
Rogers Bros. became part of the Meriden Britannia company. The Meriden Britannia company absorbed dozens of other silverware makers in the area and expanded its operation overseas, after which it became known as the International Silver Company(IS). International Silver may have used the 1847 Rogers mark as early as 1852. The successor to the International Silver Company is still in business and uses the 1847 trademark to this day.
QUESTION?---- is it silver if so: Meriden Britannia Company, founded in 1852 in Meriden, Conn. The company initially made products using a metal alloy called Britannia metal to approximate the appearance of pewter. They quickly added silverplated products and items made from German Silver, also known as nickel silver. The Meriden Britannia Co. became part of International Silver in 1898, but some of their marks were used into the 1930's. Yours looks like an 188o's…
Not much information is available on Meriden Firearms, but you might go to the library and locate Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms. Then look through all the books on that shelf. The Meriden company was set up by Sears Roebuck to manufacture firearms for sale through their catalog and retail stores. It lasted from about 1905 to 1915.
Meriden was formed by Sears Roebuck to make guns for Sears in 1905. Their products were well made, but in general do not command extremely high collector prices. Meriden ceased production about 1918-1919. See the link below for a history of the company and its products. Without knowing make, model AND condition, we cannot really guess at a price for a gun. Sorry-