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    This was one of my Flea Market finds on Saturday 8/4/2018 It's a Covered Butter Dish made by Simpson, Hall, Miller, & Company in the 1880s. The Dish is marked on the bottom with an applied button that reads in the round SIMPSON,HALL,MILLER & CO. with TREBLE over PLATE in the center. It has a Cow as a finial, and a handle on each side, with two hooks for a butter knife on the front, it's missing the inside butter drip tray, and knife. I added two different butter knives to show. The neat thing about this dish to me is the engraved names on the lid, it reads in script "Nettie FROM Daisy", that dates it to the 1890s or before, I'd say, anyway! :^D The inside that was protected from the air, polished easy, but the outside, stays dull, like it was made that way, so it's not that slippery, because of the butter.

    Here's what Wikipedia had about Simpson Hall Miller & Company, that joined International Silver, in 1898:
    Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.
    Wallingford works in 1879
    In 1898 became part of the International Silver Company; continued operating with the Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. brand[1]
    Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
    Area served
    Predominately the United States but also internationally
    Key people
    Samuel Simpson
    cutlery, hollowware
    Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. was a cutlery and silver hollowware manufacturer in Wallingford, Connecticut, founded in 1866.[1] By c. 1895, the company operated large factories in Wallingford and Montreal, Canada.[2]
    In 1898, Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. became part of the International Silver Company headquartered in neighboring Meriden.[3]
    Many designs have been collected by many American museums including the Dallas Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Yale University Art Gallery.[4] In 2005-07, Modernist silver designs by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. were featured in a traveling museum exhibition (Dallas, Washington, Miami Beach, Reno and Memphis).[1]
    The designs have been exhibited since the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition.[4] In 1880-81, Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. was awarded the First Prize Medal competing with 44 other silver manufacturers from the United States and Europe at the Melbourne International Exhibition in Australia.[5]
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    a b c d Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver, p. 355. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press.
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    ^ Hall, Henry. (1895). "Samuel Simpson". In America's successful men of affairs (vol. II), pp. 710-11. The New York Tribune. Retrieved October 22, 2016
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    ^ (Undated). "A Guide to the International Silver Company Records, 1853-1921". UCONN university libraries, special collections. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
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    a b (March 16, 2016). "Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. designs in collections, at auction, and in exhibitions". Retrieved October 22, 2016.
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    ^ Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (1881). Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., manufacturers of the finest quality electro silver plated hollowware: in great variety (trade catalogue), p. 4. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
    Categories: 1866 establishments in ConnecticutCompanies based in New Haven County, ConnecticutDefunct manufacturing companies of the United StatesWallingford, Connecticut

    Thank you for looking, all comments and questions are welcome! :^)


    1. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Beautiful silver covered dish Bill, of course I love the cow topper! Very sweet inscription
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Thanks Jenni, I wonder if it was Sister to Sister, or friends? :^D
      Here's the link to Wikipedia:,_Hall,_Miller_%26_Co.

      Thanks for looking!

      Thank you for the love too Jenni, always nice of you! :^)
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Thanks for taking a look Vynil33rpm, and for the love you gave! :^)
    4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      The Wikipedia link is a bad link I'll try to find another! :^)
    5. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Nice figural silver plate. I used to collect the stuff-- lots out there and they don't break the bank!

    6. keramikos keramikos, 1 year ago
      billretirecoll, Beautiful. And yeah, while you still see the nickname Daisy, Nettie is pretty old-fashioned.

      Here's a Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. link for ya:
    7. keramikos keramikos, 1 year ago
      And this one has all kinds of linkage:
    8. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Thank you Scott, always good to hear from you! :^D

      keramikos, thanks, I saw these post also, but Wikipedia was quick, with the info I wanted, but the link to the page said they had no information on them, even though, I got the link from the page! &:^} So I posted the Wiki-info that I got, on the description, above! :^D

      Thank you for the love also keramikos! :^)
    9. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      In case anyone thought I just misspelled, Treble Plate, it means three layers of silver plating were applied to a base metal during manufacturing, instead of the best, quadruple plate, four layers of silver plating! :^)
    10. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 1 year ago
      This is such a neat piece!
    11. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Thank you Mrstyndall, I think so too! :^D
      Thanks so much for the love also! :^)
    12. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      The cow is a nice touch. Very nice looking piece.
    13. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Thanks Brian, would look good on a country kitchen table! :^D
      Thank you for the love too! :^)
    14. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Hey Kevin, always good to see you! :^D
      Thanks for the love! :^)
    15. Brunswick Brunswick, 1 year ago
      Kudos for you Bill!! Moo! Moo!

    16. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Thank you Thomas, I'm moovin on up! :^D

      Thanks to you both for the love Thomas, and aura, it's always good to get! :^)
    17. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Many thanks for the love, Kevin, Mary, and Judy! :^D It's always nice to get! :^)
    18. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Hey Rich, always nice to have you stop by, and give some love, thanks! :^)
    19. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 11 months ago
      Mary(Poire), I'm glad that you saw this Covered Butter Dish, and loved it, thank you! :^)

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