ROGERS: A DYNASTY OF AMERICAN SILVER MANUFACTURERS

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Rogers is a recurrent name in American makers of coin, sterling and silverplate ware.
There is a great confusion about the firms bearing this name.
The number of companies using the Rogers name is countless. The men managing the various "Rogers" companies sometimes were linked by family relationships but often this was not the case.
The best known trademark is " 1847 Rogers Bros ", used from 1862, but lots of companies with this name were created, merged, separated in an endless succession of intertwined relationships.

ROGERS ANCIENT ADVERTISEMENTS







ASA ROGERS JR. & CO.
Succeeded to Rogers & Cole in 1832. Partners Asa Jr. and William Rogers. In 1834 William Rogers left the partnership and the business was transferred by Asa Jr. to Hartford (CT). In 1838 William Rogers bought the spoon manufactory.
Asa Rogers Jr & Co
C. ROGERS & BROS
Organised in Meriden by Cephas B. Rogers, Gilbert Rogers and Wilbur F. Rogers (1866). The firm was bought by International Silver Co in 1903 and the trademarks were retired (they were considered an 'imitation' of the original Rogers Brothers production)
C. Rogers & Bros
CHURCH & ROGERS
An 1825-1836 partnership of Joseph Church and his apprentice William Rogers active in Hartford (CT). Before 1835 Asa Jr. and Simeon (son and brother of William Rogers) were associated to the business.
Church & Rogers
F.B. ROGERS SILVER CO.
Founded in 1883 at Shellburne Falls, Ma, moved to Taunton in 1886. Before 1896 absorbed West Silver Co. Became a division of National Silver Company (1955) and was bought in 1985 by J.C. Boardman
F.B. Rogers Silver Co - Shellburne Falls, Ma F.B. Rogers Silver Co - Taunton F.B. Rogers Silver Co - Taunton F.B. Rogers Silver Co - Taunton
F. WILLSON ROGERS
Frank Willson Rogers was the youngest son of William (Hazen) Rogers. In 1875 he registered a mark as WM. ROGERS' SON, but isn't known if it was actually used.
HENRY ROGERS, SONS & CO.
Active at Montreal, Quebec, Canada c. 1909-1915
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H.O. ROGERS SILVER CO.
Active at Taunton. Incorporated in 1913, listed in Taunton City Directories up to 1923. The first president of the company was Harry O Rogers
H.O. Rogers Silver Co - Taunton
J. ROGERS SILVER CO. INC.
A trade mark of Oneida Silversmiths

J. Rogers Silver Co Inc J. Rogers Silver Co Inc

N.B. ROGERS SILVER PLATE COMPANY
Active in Brooklyn, NY, from 1870 and later in Danbury, CT. Nathaniel Burton Rogers was senior member of the partnership with Mr. Karcher until 1877, when he retired selling the business to Mr. Karcher (possibly a relative). The firm was known as manufacturer of jewel boxes still pictured in Sears catalogs in 1920 (Information courtesy Joanne Wiertella)

N.B. Rogers Silver Plate Co (courtesy Joanne Wiertella) N.B. Rogers Silver Plate Co (courtesy Joanne Wiertella)

ROGERS & BRITTIN
A 1880 partnership of Samuel T. Rogers (Bridgeport, CT) and Edwin L. Brittin active at West Stratford (CT). The firm used tools and machinery bought in 1879 from Rogers Cutlery Co. The firm lasted until 1882 when it was succeeded by Holmes and Edwards.
Rogers & Brittin - West Stratford, CT
ROGERS & BRO.
Established in 1858 at Waterbury by Asa Jr. and Simeon Rogers. Until 1874 the firm was only a flatware manufacturer. It was one of the original companies becoming part of International Silver Company in 1898
ROGERS & BROTHER CO.
Established in 1858 at Waterbury by Asa Jr. and Simeon Rogers. The firm was incorporated in Rogers BROS Mfg Co in 1866
Rogers & Bro. - Waterbury CT
ROGERS & COLE
An 1830 partnership of Asa Rogers Jr. and John A. Cole active at New Britain (CT). Cole retired in 1832 and the business became ASA ROGERS Jr. & Co (new partner William Rogers)
Rogers & Cole
ROGERS & HAMILTON CO.
Active at Waterbury, CT (incorporated in 1886). Manufacturer of silverplated flatware in the building of Holmes Booth & Hayden. The president was Charles Alfred Hamilton, while William H. Rogers (not a silversmith) was only a stockholder. The firm was one of the original companies to become part of International Silver Co. in 1898
Rogers & Hamilton - Waterbury, CT
ROGERS & MEAD
A supposed partnership (1845-1846) of William and Asa Rogers John O. Mead. No direct evidence of this partnership is documented
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ROGERS & SPURR MFG. CO.
The trademark was registered in Greenfield, MA, in 1879 by David C. Rogers and Geo E. Rogers. The president was Geo. W. Spurr and L.C. Pratt the treasurer. The mark reads ROGERS & SON GREENFIELD MASS.
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ROGERS & WOOD CO
The firm was active at Northampton, MA. It was incorporated in 1900 (president Edward E Wood Jr, secretary Wilbur H Gaines and treasurer was George F Rogers)
. Rogers & Wood Co - Northampton, MA
ROGERS BROS.
Mark present from 1847 in silverplate spoons produced and distributed by Asa Jr. and his brothers
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ROGERS BROS. MFG. Co
A company organised in 1853 by William and Asa Jr. Rogers. In 1856 William Rogers organised with George W. Smith the Rogers, Smith & Co. The two companies were consolidated in 1861 under the presidency of William Rogers.
Rogers Bros Mfg Co
ROGERS BROTHERS
A series of intertwined companies having their origin in 1825 in Hartford (CT) when William Rogers Sr entered in partnership with his master silversmith Joseph Church. Later, his son Asa Jr. and his brother Simeon entered in the partnership.
ROGERS CUTLERY CO.
Organised at Hartford by William H. Watrous (the nephew of Asa Rogers Jr.) in 1871. The firm merged with the Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co in 1879, while its tools and machinery were sold to Lewis Hotchkiss and Edwin L. Brittin who established Rogers and Brittin. The mark Rogers Cutlery Co continued to be used until 1898 when the International Silver Co was formed
Rogers Cutlery Co Rogers Cutlery Co
ROGERS, LUNT & BOWLEN CO.
The was formed in 1901 to purchase tools, machinery, trade-mark and good-will of A.F. Towle & Son. The firm was active in the sterling silver tableware manufacture in Greefield, MA, with George E. Rogers as President. The firm began to use Lunt Silversmiths trademark in 1935
Rogers, Lunt & Bowlen Co Rogers, Lunt & Bowlen Co
ROGERS PARK SILVERWARE CO.
Active in Chicago, IL, until 1895
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ROGERS SILVER PLATE CO.
Founded by Nathaniel Burton Rogers with his brothers Cephas B. Rogers and Gilbert H, Rogers. Active in Dunbury, CT, from 1896 to 1924. Afterward the activity was continued until early 1950s by Cephas B. Rogers II
Rogers Silver Plate  Co - Dunbury CT Rogers Silver Plate  Co - Dunbury CT
ROGERS, SMITH & CO.
Organised in 1857 by William Rogers Sr. and George W. Smith. The firm was merged in 1861 with Rogers Brothers Mfg Co under the presidence of William Rogers. The tools and the dies were bought in 1862 by Meriden Britannia Co transferring to Meriden the production of the 1847 Rogers Bros line under the direction of William Rogers. In 1863 Meriden Britannia Co bought the hollowware division. In 1865 the plating shop was transferred from New Haven to Meriden and merged with Meriden Britannia Co in 1866. Rogers, Smith & Co ceased to exist as a separate firm and was used as a trademark of Meriden Britannia Co when the International Silver Co was formed in 1898
Rogers, Smith & Co Rogers, Smith & Co Rogers, Smith & Co Rogers, Smith & Co Rogers, Smith & Co
ROGERS, WENDT & WILKINSON
A short duration partnership (1860, New York) between Augustus Rogers, John R. Wendt and George Wilkinson
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SIMEON L. & GEORGE H. ROGERS CO.
Active in Hartford, CT, from 1900. The firm was acquired by Wm. A. Rogers Ltd in 1918 and absorbed by Oneida Silversmiths in 1929. The production was located also in Canada (supposedly after 1918, when the firm was acquired by Wm A. Rogers Ltd)
Simeon L. & George H. Rogers Co Simeon L. & George H. Rogers Co - Canada Simeon L. & George H. Rogers Co - Canada Simeon L. & George H. Rogers Co - Canada
W.F. ROGERS
no further information is known about this mark active in Meriden, CT, c. 1890
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WILLIAM H. ROGERS
A trademark registered in 1888 (Hartford, CT, 1888 - 1915)
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WILLIAM H. ROGERS CORPORATION
Listed in Plainfield, NJ, 1901 - 1904
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WILLIAM ROGERS
The trademark WILLIAM ROGERS WALLINGFORD (CT) allowed to be used by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co after an 1878 agreement with William Rogers Jr.
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WILLIAM ROGERS & CO.
A partnership of William Rogers (Sr) with his brother Simeon Rogers. In 1855 Simeon Rogers left the company and the '& Co' was dropped from the name. The firm became William Rogers & Son in 1856 when his son William Henry Rogers entered in the partnership
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WILLIAM ROGERS & SON
first partnership

A brief partnership in Hartford, CT, of William Rogers Sr. and his son William Henry Rogers, lasting from 1856 to 1861.
WILLIAM ROGERS & SON
second partnership

A new partnership in Hartford, CT, of William Rogers Sr. and his son William Henry Rogers, lasting from 1869 until William Sr. death in 1873
William Rogers & Son
WILLIAM ROGERS JR
A brief duration business (1862 - c. 1865) managed by William Henry Rogers (often identified as William Rogers Jr, he died in 1896) after the retirement of his father in 1861
William Rogers Jr
WILLIAM ROGERS MFG. CO.
Organised in 1865 by William Rogers and his elder son Wm Rogers Jr (the other sons Asa Jr. and Simeon were stockholders). In 1866 Rogers & Brother Co was incorporated. In 1872, when the William Rogers Manufacturing Co was incorporated, the Rogers were no longer associated to the firm (but later F. Willson Rogers, younger son of William Rogers, entered in the firm as Secretary). In the 1880s the firm had a bitter controversy with William Rogers Jr. about the right to use William Rogers name. In 1898 the firm became part of International Silver Co
William Rogers Mfg. Co William Rogers Mfg. Co William Rogers Mfg. Co
WM. G. ROGERS
A trademark registered in 1901. Active 1901-1915
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(eagle) WM. ROGERS & Co (star)
An 1841 partnership of William and Simeon Rogers
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WM. ROGERS MFG. CO. LTD
Active at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Bought in 1905 by Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. a division of International Silver Company
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WM. A. ROGERS LTD
The firm was founded in the 1890s by Wm. A. Rogers a small storekeeper of New York using the "(R) ROGERS (R)" trademark from c. 1901 and the "1881 (R) ROGERS (R)" from c. 1910. The firm succeeded the Niagara Silver Co. (c. 1904) and bought Simeon L. & Geo. H. Rogers Co. in 1918. The firm was an Ontario corporation active in New York and North Hampton, MA, when was bought by Oneida in 1929
Wm A. Rogers Ltd Wm A. Rogers Ltd Wm A. Rogers Ltd Wm A. Rogers Ltd Wm A. Rogers Ltd Wm A. Rogers Ltd Wm A. Rogers Ltd Rogers, Smith & Co




(eagle) WM. ROGERS (star)
individual mark of William Rogers used on coin silver spoons (Hartford, CT, 1825-1841). From 1878 to 1893 the mark was used in silverplate flatware by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co under permission of William Rogers Jr. This mark continued to be used until 1976 in silverplated flatware and from 1938 to 1976 in hollowware
William Rogers (coin silver) William Rogers (coin silver) William Rogers William Rogers - Hamilton, Canada
(eagle) WM. ROGERS & CO (star)
mark used on coin silver spoons manufactured from 1841 by the partnership of Willian Rogers and his brother Simeon
(eagle) WM. ROGERS & SON (star)
mark used on coin silver spoons manufactured from 1844 by the partnership of Willian Rogers and his son William Rogers Jr
(eagle) WM. ROGERS JR. (star)
mark used on coin silver spoons manufactured from 1861 to 1865 by William Rogers Jr
William Rogers Jr
1846 (anchor) ROGERS (anchor)
trademark used for about two years (c. 1865-1867) when William Rogers formed the Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. Later the trademark was used by International Silver Company

1846 (anchor) Rogers (anchor) 1846 (anchor) Rogers (anchor) (anchor) Rogers (anchor) (anchor) Rogers (anchor) used by International Silver Co

1847 ROGERS BROS.
trademark used from 1862 on silverplated spoons manufactured by Rogers brothers. A trade mark used by Meriden Britannia Company
William Rogers Mfg. Co
1865 WM. ROGERS MFG. CO.
trademark that from c. 1865 replaced the "1846 (anchor) ROGERS (anchor)"
1881 (R) ROGERS (R)
trademark used from c. 1910 by Wm. A. Rogers Ltd
1881 (R) Rogers (R) used by Wm A. Rogers Ltd Wm A. Rogers Ltd
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