Sterling File Identification

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Lord_925
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Sterling File Identification

Postby Lord_925 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:01 pm

I think it kind of looks like some kind of animal head or a chess knight? Maybe not? Any clues?

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Postby kozy845 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:46 pm

THE WALDO FOUNDRY - Bridgeport, CT
Active in the 1910s

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Postby Lord_925 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:00 am

Thank you Kozy. I looked forever on that one and you found it in less than a day. I wonder why this site doesn't have that one on file?

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Postby dragonflywink » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:02 am

Have always felt uncomfortable with the Waldo attribution (also often run across the similarly marked H.H. Curtis pieces IDed as Waldo), Rainwater notes Waldo Foundry as a maker of aluminum-gold flatware. Can't really recall seeing this mark on anything other than this beaded floral pattern, which I've run across on serving pieces, dresser and desk items, etc. - have wondered if it might be a W.H. Glenny & Sons mark for small pieces.

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Postby admin » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:48 pm

Lord925,
Can you possibly post a larger image of the mark? All of the firms mentioned use either a unicorn or dragon with a down turned beak and, to my eye, your mark doesn't really resemble any of them. An enlargement may help with a positive ID.

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Re: Sterling File Identification

Postby Traintime » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:03 pm

Could this help identify the Waldo name? Maker appears to be conjoined HE. Number 1 preceeds Waldo in arch. Patent date seems to be Apr. 94 (?) for 1894.

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Re: Sterling File Identification

Postby dragonflywink » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:09 am

Your spoon has no connection to the piece in the original post (pics unfortunately gone now) - it is Holmes & Edwards' 'Rialto' pattern (1894 patent #D23163), produced in 'aluminum-gold', an alloy of aluminum and copper, provided by Waldo Foundry, and bearing their 'griffin' trademark rather than what you describe as the numeral '1', along with Holmes & Edwards' 'HE'. If I recall correctly, Waldo went out of business in the early 1900s...

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