Have you ever visited a museum or historic home and wondered "why in the world do they have that?" For the Pomeroy Collection, the reason is all in the name! Whether it's a "Gem Set" patented and manufactured by H. C. Pomeroy; a prescription box filled from a pharmacy in Pomeroy, Ohio; or a soup tureen depicting the Berry Pomeroy Castle, they all have one connection - the name Pomeroy.
Bill Pomeroy, the owner of the collection, has been researching his Pomeroy ancestry since 2000. His focus on Pomeroy research led him to find many artifacts made or owned by Pomeroys or bearing the name of Pomeroy towns across America. Bill's historic collections are now on housed at the APHGA which has been researching and preserving this collection to help in their ongoing study of the Pomeroy family in America. Visit us often to see new items added to the collection!
Items include Pommery and Reno postcards, buckets and jerobaums.
1858 - The widow Jeanne-Alexandrine Pommery takes over the running of her husband's business, the Pommery and Reno Winery.
1875 - Jeanne-Alexandrine Pommery creates the first brut champagne, revolutionizing the champagne industry.
1999 - Christian Dior creates limited edition of 2000 designer champagne wraps for Pommery to celebrate the upcoming millenium.
2000 - Bill Pomeroy starts collecting Pommery Champagne memorabilia.
Pommery Foods - mustards and vinegars
H.C. Pomeroy gem set
Henry Charles Pomeroy (1849-?) was the son of Watson Young Pomeroy and Ann Eliza Kellogg Pomeroy. At the age of 15 he joined the Illinois Cavalry, fighting for the Union Army during the Civil War. Henry married Mary Elizabeth Brewer 24 Jun 1873. Henry was an inventor who lived for a time in Chicago, IL. He patented the following versions of the "Gem Set", a riveting and stamping devise, in the early 1900s:
- 1900 - Received patent for a "Combined Riveting and Punching Machine"
- 1902 - Received patent for a "Riveting Machine"
- 1905 - Received patent for the "Gem Set"
- 1906 - Received patent for a "Hook and Eylet Setting Machine"
- 1909 - Received patent for a "Seal Press"
Silver baby cup engraved "Mary Sherman Pomeroy from Uncle Peter, 1870"
Read more about the silver baby cup here.
Matchbox Pommery mustard truck