Reed & Barton

Reed & Barton

Reed & Barton was named after Henry G. Reed and Charles E. Barton who worked their way up to becoming presidents of the silver company in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1824. The company produced a wide range of silver from flatware to tea sets and trophies. The company went bankrupt in 2015, and today the Lenox company owns the company name and continues to produce flatware. The business papers of Reed & Barton reside at the Harvard Business School. Fleet Library at RISD Special Collections houses some Reed & Barton catalogs, books, and magazines as well as a large collection of blueprints, design and technical drawings.


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Glass Plate Negatives

Technical Drawings