This mark is found on cast iron
match safes, lamp bases, andirons, letter holders, and inkwells.
This mark, consisting of raised
san serif letters, is found on cast iron match safes, lamp bases,
andirons and fire tools.
The basic elements of this mark
are the letters "B&H" with printer's flowers above and below. Several
variations of this mark have been found: some have raised circles with
recessed lettering (above), in others the circle
is recessed and the letters raised, and in still others, the raised
letters are encircled by a raised ring. This mark is found on bookends,
vases, candle sticks, andirons, and fireplace tools.
In this mark, plain san serif
raised letters are set within two concentric raised rings. This mark was
found on the inside of an electric ceiling light fixture.
In this mark, raised san serif
letters are surrounded by a single raised oval ring. Found on iron match
safes, andirons, and fireplace tools.
The triangle and lantern
The most commonly found Bradley
and Hubbard mark is the triangle and lantern design. It was devised
sometime after the 1875 reorganization when the company was renamed
The Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Company, possibly as late as
ca.1902. This mark appears on a wide variety of objects made over a long
period of time.
This mark is found stamped into
brass cigar and cigarette boxes, desk sets, ash trays, lamps, vases,
tobacco jars, and candle sticks dating from ca.1920-1940.
Dating to the turn of the
twentieth century, this paper label was attached to the felt pads on the
bottoms of bookends, lamps, candle sticks, ink wells, and sculptures.
This paper label differs from the
previous example with the addition of several design elements: first,
the line Meriden Conn. along the bottom edge; second, the black
background; third, the metallic gold letters and borders; and finally
the more elegant and articulated lantern design. This redesigned mark
in the 1934 Bradley and Hubbard catalogue Distinctive Metalware for
Home and Office (above).
On heavier pieces of brass and
iron work, the mark was cast directly into the piece. On brass
(above top) it is found on ink wells, candle
sticks, and lamp bases.
On iron pieces
(above bottom) it is found on fire place tools, andirons, ink
wells, match safes, weighted bases for candle sticks, and lamps.
This mark is found on the oil
font filler caps of Bradley and Hubbard's kerosene burning lamps
produced during the 1880's and well into the twentieth century.
This mark is found on the wick
raising knob of lamps fitted with the duplex burner.
(above & below) refers to the patented central draft Bradley and
Hubbard kerosene burners. Usually found stamped or embossed into the
body of the oil font.
This simple san serif text mark
is usually found stamped into the metal frame of slag glass lamp shades.