1893 Lg Print Of The Parker Gun Works %meriden Curtain Fixture Co., Meriden, Ct
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1893 Lg Print Of The Parker Gun Works %meriden Curtain Fixture Co., Meriden, Ct:
1893 Lg Print of the Parker Gun Works
and Meriden Curtain Fixture Co., Meriden, CT
This print was produced in 1893 for the D.H. Hurd “Town and City Atlas for the State of Connecticut”. The atlas for which these were made contains 44 different prints, almost all of which are manufacturing related. I will be listing all of the 44 prints today. They measure approx 15” by 19 ½” and are in excellent, very frame-able condition. This particular print does have some toning around the perimeter as well as a small waterstain on the right margin, nothing that would interfere with the print itself. The art for this print was done by Caughey. To easily peruse all of these historic prints, visit our store: saskiatwo.
Note: apologies for any flares or discolorations, in reality the prints are bright and clear
This print consists of two different scenes.
1. The Parker Gun Works showing various buildings some of which are indentified specifically: Forgings, foundry etc. It shows a locomotive of the N.Y. N.H. & H. R.R.
2. The Meriden Curtain Fixture Company, Manufacturers of Window Shades, Rollers and Fringes.
Excerpt from an article named “The Parker Gun” by Ron Kirby:
“In 1868, Charles and his sons, Wilbur, Charles and Dexter started the company called Parker Brothers. The Parker Brothers Gun Company continued as an independent company until 1934 when it was purchased by the Remington Arms Company. Including the guns made during the Remington Era, just over 242,000 Parker shotguns were produced. The first Parker Bros. design was called the Lifter action.”