Lucius Hart, born 14 Jun 1803, died 11 Feb 1871
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Lucius Hart

  • Born: 14 Jun 1803, Rocky Hill CT
  • Marriage: Hannah Robinson in 1828
  • Died: 11 Feb 1871, New York City NY

  General notes:

Pewtersmith and silverplater

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked from Mar 1825 to Jan 1828 as a pewtersmith in New York City NY sent, at the death of Timothy Boardman, to serve as local manager of Boardman & Co. 11


  • Alternate Mark for BOARDMAN & HART.

  • Mug, abt 1828
    Winterthur Library 31
    h: 3 3/8"
    d: 2 7/8"
    Engraved "Delia Maria Hussey / May 1, 1828 / A Mother's Gift." Made by BOARDMAN & HART.
  • Advertised in Jun 1828 (New York City NY), "Coffee Urns, Boardman & Hart, 178 Water St., manufacture and keep on hand a good supply of Britannia Tea and Coffee Urns suitable for steamboats, hotels, and boarding houses; also Tea and Coffee Pots, etc. etc., together with a general assortment of articles of Britannia, Block Tin and Pewter Ware, wholesale and retail."

  • Beaker by BOARDMAN & HART, abt 1830
    Winterthur Library
    h: 5 3/16"
    d: 3.5"
  • Advertised in the New York Commercial Advertiser (New York City NY), 2 May 1831, announcing that "Boardman & Hart have removed their manufactory of Britannia, Block Tin & Pewter Ware to No. 6 Burlingslip between Pearl & Water Sts. Near their former stand."
  • He worked from 1847 to 1871 as a pewtersmith in New York City NY as LUCIUS HART & COMPANY. After Hart's death, the firm was continued by Charles E. Huntington and Lucius Hart, Jr. The name was changed to LUCIUS HART MANUFACTURING Co. 11
  • Advertised in the New York Commercial Advertiser (New York City NY), 1 Feb 1847, announcing: "Dissolution-The co-partnership hither to existing between the subscribers under the firm of Boardman & Hart is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The business of the late firm will be settled and all claims paid by Lucius Hart. Thomas D. Boardman Sherman Boardman Lucius Hart. The undersigned having purchased the entire stock of the late firm Boardman & Hart will continue the business as manufactory & importer of Britannia Ware & Dealer in metals at the old stand.- Lucius Hart."

  • Receipt, 1 Aug 1865
    Winterthur Library

  • Caster frame, abt 1870
    Private Collection
    h: 10 1/4"
    w: 9"
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at New York City NY, listed as a (?) britannia manufacturer.

Lucius married Hannah Robinson in 1828. (Hannah Robinson was born in 1807 in New Brunswick NJ and died on 2 Aug 1871 in New York City NY.)

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