Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Brandon Iron Company Records, 1835-1838

Finding aid created by
Manuscripts Division Staff, June 1998

Summary Information
Title: Brandon Iron Company records
Creator: Brandon Iron Company
Inclusive dates: 1835-1838
Extent: 23 items; 0.1 lin. feet
Abstract:
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.

Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acquired, 1987 M-2102.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown

Preferred Citation:

Brandon Iron Company records, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


Biographical/Historical Note

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 In the summer of 1837, the firm was superseded by Brandon Iron Company, and C.W. Conant may have severed his connection.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.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Brandon Iron Company.
    • Iron industry and trade--Vermont.
    • Patent suits.
    • Retail trade--Massachusetts.
    • Stove industry and trade--Vermont.
    • Stoves.
    • Wholesale trade--Vermont.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    Box   1  
    Brandon Iron Company records [series]: