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Author Topic:   In need of info on a piece by William W. Hayden Co.

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iconnumber posted 11-14-2005 02:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bdj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello All,
I am in need of some help. I have been searching for information on a piece that I have acquired in hope of finding more outabout it. I have an embossed sterling collapsable cigarette holder that is worn in a embossed locket around the neck. The piece is in excellent condition and has the marking WHW (William W. Hayden Co. (I believe was running in the years 1904-1909. The piece is also marked w/ the # 15 on the inside lid of the locket as well as in the bottom. I am wondering if anyone knows how I can find further info. on my piec as well as on William W. Hayden. I believe he was the part of a family business.I have been searching the net for hours and it seems I am hitting a dead end. Any help would be much appreciated. THANKS!!! (:Julia

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iconnumber posted 11-14-2005 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ulysses Dietz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What you've got is a piece of jewelry, sort of, rather than a piece of silverware. William W. Hayden (the mark is WHW sort of mushed together in what we call a cipher, right?) was a Newark, NJ, manufacturer of novelties. They were very short lived, according to Rainwater's Encyclopedia of American Jewelry Manufacturers, only operating for about five years. Thus very little can be known about them. This sort of novelty accessory, made in gold and in silver was the maintstay of Newark's jewelry industry. I'm not sure I've ever seen a piece by this company...but that's no surprise, given their short career.

I would check in Newark City Directories, which can be found in a number of places in NJ, if you want to track down Hayden's career. But I warn you, there probably isn't much to find.

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iconnumber posted 09-27-2008 03:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wiliam W Hayden is listed in the 1891 Newark City Directory working as a jeweler at 59 Broad. The 1900 U S Federal Census for Newark, New Jersey shows William as a jeweler with a wife and fifteen year old daughter who was born in Indiana.

The 1870 U S Federal Census for New York, New York shows a Wm W Hayden who was a student and was born in Connecticut in 1853 residing with a Nathaniel Hayden who was a bank president and born in Connecticut in 1805.

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iconnumber posted 09-27-2008 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That would be his uncle, Nathaniel Hayden

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iconnumber posted 09-27-2008 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks! Forgetting how much younger Nathaniel's brothers were, my guess was grand uncle. And William W must be Levi Gaylord's son.

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