Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Makers' Marks
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American Silver Marks ~ Sterling & Coin Silver

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Wm. W. White
William W. White
New York, NY
Active c.1827-c.1856, working silversmith, later jeweler. Succeeded by Wm. W. White & Son.


G.H.Whitford
George Henry Whitford
Waltham, Massachusetts
(b.1829-d.1906) Active in Waltham from c.1865, Partnerships: Carter & Whitford and Whitford & Drew, both in Concord, NH. Jeweler, watchmaker & retail silversmith.


Whitford & Drew
Whitford & Drew
Concord, New Hampshire
Active c.1857-1864, George H. Whitford and George W. Drew, jewelers, watchmakers & (probably retail) silversmiths Successor to Carter & Whitford.


W, bird

W, sunrays
Frank M. Whiting & Co.
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Active 1878-1940, major manufacturer, full line sterling flatware and holloware, became a division of Ellmore c.1940. Top mark not used after 1896.

see;
F. M. Whiting Flatware Patterns


Whiting & Davis Co.
Whiting & Davis Co.
Plainville, MA ~ founded 1896
Charles A. Whiting & Edward P. Davis, successors to Wade, Davis & Co. Manufacturing jewelers and chain makers, after the 1907 development of a new manufacturing technique, Whiting & Davis became the world's largest maker of chain mesh accessories, specializing in women's handbags.


W, lion or griffin

W, lion or griffin
Whiting Manufacturing Co.
New York, New York ~ 1866 - 1926
Major manufacturer, full line of fine quality flatware and holloware.
Absorbed into Gorham in 1926.

see;
Whiting Date Code Marks
Whiting Flatware Patterns


Wm.H.Whitlock William H. Whitlock
New York, NY
Active c.1805 - 1827


E. Whitney Eban Whitney
New York, NY
Active c.1805 - 1828


Whitney & Hoyt Whitney & Hoyt
New York, NY
Active c.1828 - 1841, Eban Whitney & Seymour Hoyt



E.Whiton
Ebed Whiton
Boston, Massachusetts
(b.1802-d.1879) Active c.1826-c.1870, working silversmith. Slight possibility this is the mark of his cousin Elijah Whiton (b.1799-d.1871), active as a silversmith in Groton, MA c.1820-1840.


ed. weiner, robot head

Ed Wiener, sterling

E.W.
Ed. Wiener
(1918-1991)

New York, NY & Provincetown, RI
studio jeweler & metalsmith


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Charles C. Wientge Co.
Newark, New Jersey
Active c.1893-1896, then Wientge joined Lebkuecher & Co. and after the demise of that company c.1909, reopened his own firm (c.1910-c.1918), making jewelry and small sterling items. Weintge died c.1919.


W R Co Wilcox-Roth Co.
Newark, New Jersey
c.1905-c.1920, makers of small sterling items such as; tea infusers, salt & pepper shakers, etc.


WWS
Wilcox Silver Plate Co.
Meriden, CT
Active c.1867-1961, primarily a silverplate manufacturer, produced a line of sterling holloware in the mid-20th century. A division of International from 1898.


Willard
James Willard
East Windsor, Connecticut
Active 1st Q. 19th century.


W.W W, shield
Unidentified
location unknown
McGrew attributes mark to William Wallace Willard (b.1808-d.1876), his period of working without a partner was 1835-1844, however, the style of the mark would appear to date to c.1860-70, which should rule Willard out.


Willard & Hawley
Willard & Hawley
Syracuse, New York
Active 1844-1859, William Wallace Willard (b.1808-d.1876) and his former apprentice, John Dean Harley (b.1821-d.1913). Jewelers, watchmakers & manufacturing silversmiths, succeeded by Willard, Hawley & Co.
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