A new kind of Roberts & Belk hallmark on a butter knife?

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kalsukorh
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A new kind of Roberts & Belk hallmark on a butter knife?

Postby kalsukorh » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:06 am

I wonder if this butter knife in sterling or silver could be a product of Roberts & Belk, or does R&B stand for something else?
The letters are not in a recess, and there is a dot (a full stop) after R&B. The incision "AI", which might not stem from the manufacturer, could in my view refer to an owner, although I have no idea who that is.
The knife has been wrung (twisted), and it was used as a tool by my late grandfather who lived in Central-Eastern Finland in the 20th century. The knife is certainly more than 50 years old. I have checked the Finnish, Swedish and Russian hallmarks to no avail. The German brand Robbe & Berking seems out of question here, since according to your site http://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_marks_a1884_8.html they started using the abbreviation R&B in the 1960's.
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Re: A new kind of Roberts & Belk hallmark on a butter knife?

Postby AG2012 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:32 am

Hi,
Welcome to the forum.
I think it`s Reed & Barton.
See here:
http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_R.html

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Re: A new kind of Roberts & Belk hallmark on a butter knife?

Postby kalsukorh » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:16 am

Thanks!
I'll start looking for parallels. This would be a gift from a relative in America then.
Best, Kalle

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Re: A new kind of Roberts & Belk hallmark on a butter knife?

Postby dragonflywink » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:27 am

This is the 'Manor' pattern by International Silver/Rogers & Bro., introduced in 1923 - the twist is original, it's a master butter knife...

~Cheryl

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Re: A new kind of Roberts & Belk hallmark on a butter knife?

Postby kalsukorh » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:33 am

This is it!
Thanks!
Kalle


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