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by Traintime
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Silversmith or not?-Round 3
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Silversmith or not?-Round 3

This entry by Trev puts a maker of Sterling ferrules as previously working for Landers Frary & Clark running their ferrule department: https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=36151&p=119878&hilit=sterling+ferrule#p119878 I'm looking at a set of knives and forks with Mothe...
by Traintime
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Lidded Pot: Northern Pacific Railroad 1890
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Lidded Pot: Northern Pacific Railroad 1890

Ref 3: Worthpoint records: Teapot matching Baker description. Appx. 4". Carries 99 on base and lid. [Item here also matched original parts carrying number 8 base and lid.]
by Traintime
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: I cant figure out who made this, help?
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: I cant figure out who made this, help?

Ok then...so searching "Keys Crown" yield 2 pages with this near the end: https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=3216&p=5812&hilit=keys+crown#p5812 From there, Smith is listed with three samples of marks in the "Silverplate Marks" section. Bearing in mind...
by Traintime
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Lidded Pot: Northern Pacific Railroad 1890
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Lidded Pot: Northern Pacific Railroad 1890

Bearing Gorham's Chicken Little date symbol for 1890. Measuring 3" ext. height, holding 1/4 Pints = 4 ounces. Squared-off base (aka Diamond). Bears number 06582. 1st Ref: Baker's RailRoad Collectibles 4th Ed....."Teapot-3/4 pt., diamond shaped bottom, long spout, hg'd disc lid, round handl...
by Traintime
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: I cant figure out who made this, help?
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: I cant figure out who made this, help?

The likely answer can easily be found with a simple search of two key words. But if I jump the gun before you embed the photos and post a link to that thread, I may get my hands slapped again. So please embed those images of your marks, which are in shields..hint, hint.
by Traintime
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Silver Plate Trademarks - Single Image
Topic: Need help on this pce what is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Re: Need help on this pce what is it?

Notes: Ref.- Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office, Volume 121 Part 1, March 20, 1906, page 993......"Ser. No. 14,447 SILVER-PLATED HOLLOW WARE. INTERNATIONAL SILVER COMPANY Meriden Conn. Filed Nov. 10, 1905. Used ten years." [Mark Shown] Thence, "The words "AMERICA...
by Traintime
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Knife symbol identifications
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: Knife symbol identifications

See Dublin Sterling mark: https://www.925-1000.com/british_marks.html

Any additional photos? Other marks?
by Traintime
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Patent Problem: R&B Belmont
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Patent Problem: R&B Belmont

Spoon for original Denver & Rio Grande Rail Road (must pre-date 1920). "Pat. Appl. For" on left should go with the Belmont Pattern as after 1906. However, mark on right for Silver Applied Patent is June 28...must be 1898 to be a Tuesday?? Is this a patent for a process rather than the ...
by Traintime
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it Question CCXI
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: What-is-it Question CCXI

Clamps over hair and attaches to hat. For Tower of London tourists who volunteer to have their head chopped off. Makes for easy recovery in one piece. Oh sorry, I was thinking Universal Studios! Guess,the,trade was slightly different back then.
by Traintime
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Fairfield Alpha
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Fairfield Alpha

It's already established that Fairfield is International Silver Company through one of the plants (Wm. Rogers Canada is the suspect). Fairfield is seen to be an "also ran" mark on some known and named patterns. So where does "Alpha" come from....official or just a collector dubbe...
by Traintime
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: [L.W&S.] NS.1939 Broad Arrow
Replies: 0
Views: 47

[L.W&S.] NS.1939 Broad Arrow

1939 Nickel Silver ~> = Government Production?? Note no period after "W". Not finding any marks nor samples of this one. Spoon: https://i.postimg.cc/Z5jgFkD7/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/DZ4MTSfH/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/5yckNf60/image.jpg
by Traintime
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Ambassador Hotel New York Ladle
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Ambassador Hotel New York Ladle

Thanks to a single spoon listing, we now know International Silver Co. (Banquet Plate-B.P.)...leaving only about 13 million patterns in 400 plants to search...ha!
by Traintime
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Did founder Ernest W. Campbell of Campbell-Metcalf Silver Co work for Holmes & Edwards?
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Did founder Ernest W. Campbell of Campbell-Metcalf Silver Co work for Holmes & Edwards?

In that JC account, C-M indicated a counter claim of funds owed them by H&E for another (unspecified) account. Maybe they just subcontracted design work for H&E. They could probably design far more than they could use in their own business, and maybe there was some "owed expectations&qu...
by Traintime
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Ambassador Hotel New York Ladle
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Ambassador Hotel New York Ladle

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by Traintime
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Ambassador Hotel New York Ladle
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Ambassador Hotel New York Ladle

We're bending the rules here as there are no maker marks nor standards indicators with which to work. After a fruitless search for this "A" monogram to link to an Ambassador New York (notice it does not say Hotel), several months wait time finally yielded a gatefold bar menu alleged to be ...
by Traintime
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Platt & Brothers (All Four) New York
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Platt & Brothers (All Four) New York

There are a number of spoon constructionists who have dropped in and leave useful old threads for your research. Using the way back machine (the search function), Tom left an interesting answer regarding Duhme near the end of this 2007 query: https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=63...
by Traintime
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Platt & Brothers (All Four) New York
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Platt & Brothers (All Four) New York

This link lays out the forming of the "M" shape at the tip (terminal) of a hand constructed single-piece spoon. This is known as tipping with "tipped pattern" being one of the most basic designs in flatwares (Other names are used too...e.g. Olde English). As you can see in the ph...

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