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Unread 12-29-2008, 08:00 PM
 
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Default Bryant & Gilman Manufact. West Waterville 1850?

I have an embossed brass maker's tag that reads "Manufactured By Bryant & Gilman West Waterville ME."
Anyone know anything about this company or what the tag might have come off of?
The fancy style appears to be mid to late 1800s.

Thanks,
Rod
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Unread 12-30-2008, 06:35 AM
 
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I have an embossed brass maker's tag that reads "Manufactured By Bryant & Gilman West Waterville ME."
Anyone know anything about this company or what the tag might have come off of?
The fancy style appears to be mid to late 1800s.

Thanks,
Rod

There were a couple of well known architects in New England in that period with those names. They collaborated on many projects. They did their work mostly in Boston but also in New Hampshire and Maine. My guess is that your maker's tag is realted to them.

Alan
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Unread 12-30-2008, 10:36 AM
 
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You could try contacting the Waterville Historical Society,

Waterville Historical Society
64 Silver St
Waterville, ME 04901-6526
(207) 872-9439
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Unread 01-01-2009, 06:32 PM
 
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I called them and in turns out that in the 1870's 'West Waterville' was renamed as Oakland. I've contacted the Oakland Historical Society and they are researching it.

Thanks for the replys!

Rod
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Unread 01-01-2009, 07:57 PM
 
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Well my goodness, I learned something tonight. Lived in Waterville most of my life and never heard that Oakland used to be "West Waterville". Interesting...
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Unread 01-02-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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Yeah I know what you mean - I went to High school in Oakland and graduated from Waterville... & still had no idea!
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