William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan
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Brandon Iron Company Records, 1835-1838
Manuscripts Division Staff, June 1998
Brandon Iron Company records
Brandon Iron Company
23 items; 0.1 lin. feet
The Brandon Iron Company Records contain 23 letters written by John A. Conant on behalf of the Vermont firm C.W. and J.A. Conant (later Brandon Iron Company) to their retailer, Henry W. Miller, of Worcester, Massachusetts. The letters document the relationship between the producer and retailer, and contain material on stove design and function.
The material is in English
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Brandon Iron Company Records, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan
The firm of C. W. and J. A. Conant of Brandon, Vermont, manufactured iron stoves for domestic cooking and heating uses. In the summer of 1837, the firm was superseded by Brandon Iron Company, and C. W. Conant may have severed his connection.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Brandon Iron Company Records contain 23 letters written by John A. Conant on behalf of the firm C. W. and J. A. Conant (later Brandon Iron Company) to their retailer, Henry W. Miller, of Worcester, Massachusetts. The letters document the relationship between the wholesaler and retailer, and contain material on stove design and function. A series of three letters (3-5) provides a detailed discussion of a suit for infringement of patent rights, Stanley v. Town, concerning a stove manufactured by the Conants. The defendants hired Roger M. Sherman as attorney; whether he bears any relationship to Roger Sherman of Revolutionary War fame is not mentioned.
- Brandon Iron Company.
- Iron industry and trade--Vermont.
- Patent suits.
- Retail trade--Massachusetts.
- Stove industry and trade--Vermont.
- Wholesale trade--Vermont.