Stamped “Meriden B. [Brittania] Company” “700”
Dwight Noyes Clark was a Cattle Broker in the Woodbridge and Bethany area and participated in agricultural fairs around the state. He was awarded this silver trophy for “The Best Collection of Cattle” on October 3rd, 1879, at the New Haven County Agricultural Fair.
Meriden Britannia Company had received a First Place medal for plated wares at the Centennial Exposition in 1876 and by the end of the 1870s was considered the largest silverware company in the world.
The Clarks lived in Bethany but owned property in Woodbridge. Funds to build the Bethany and Woodbridge Libraries were given by Noyes Dwight Clark in memory on his parents, Dwight Noyes and Althea Bradley Clark.