Friday, April 9, 2010

Want to learn about the Derby Silver Company?

If you have a hankering for information about the Derby Silver Plate Company this is a good place to start.

The Derby Silver Company
            "The Derby Silver Company was founded in 1872, and began operations on Shelton's Canal Street one year later. The company soon outgrew its quarters and constructed a larger building, which still stands on Bridge Street, Shelton, in 1877 near the Housatonic River, overlooking Derby. A number of additions were added in subsequent years. The original Canal Street building was razed when the railroad was built through Shelton in 1888.

The company made toilet articles, mirrors, combs, clocks, brushes, table and flatware, tea sets, children's cups, loving cups (trophies), candlesticks, fruit baskets, dishes, basically anything which was plated by or made of silver. Special orders were constantly commissioned as well. The factory manufactured items for the Sperry and Hutchins trading stamp stores. The Company was noted for its large line of silver plated toilet ware and an economical line of plated hollowware sold under the popular trademark of the Victor Silver Plate Company."

this site has an interesting example of a yachting trophy from 1898 made by the Derby Silver Company. 

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