Tiffany and Company 1837

industry:
Jeweller,
Silversmith
Nationality:
American
based:
New York, New York state, United States

1837 - founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812–1902);

about 1840 - supplied the Union Army with swords, flags and surgical implements;

1867 - won an award for excellence in silverware at the Exposition Universelle in Paris;

1877 - an insignia struck on a medal of honor and issued to the first NYC police officer shot in the line of duty;

1885 - revised the Great Seal of the United States;

1909 - New York Yankees adopted the insignia "NY" logo;

1919 - revised the Medal of Honor on behalf of the United States Department of the Navy;

1902 - Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933), son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, becomes design director;

1910 - flagship store opens on the corner of 57th and Fifth Avenue, New York;

1956 - designer Jean Schlumberger joins Tiffany;