What years are these Gorham cutlery?

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niceguy1
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What years are these Gorham cutlery?

Postby niceguy1 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:08 am

HI ALL

I have a part set of Gorham cutlery in the Old Baronial pattern.

All are marked Pat. 1898 & the Gorham symbols. The date letters are D, H & most have V .One is also marked by the retailer Cady & Olmstead.

So what years do these date codes correspond to?

THANKS IN ADVANCE


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Re: What years are these Gorham cutlery?

Postby dognose » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:02 pm

Hi Niceguy,

These are not date letters. To my knowledge they are Gorham internal marks that used to thought of as weight indicators, eg: 'R' - Regular, 'T' - Trade, 'H' - Heavy, 'E' - Extra, 'M' - Massive, etc, but other letters are also found, they may perhaps relate to the size, eg: Youth, Lunch, Place, Dinner etc.. To my knowledge these code letters have yet to be cracked with any degree of certainty, but perhaps another member has more up-to-date information than I do.

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Gorham Mfg. Co. - Providence RI - 1898

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Re: What years are these Gorham cutlery?

Postby dragonflywink » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:41 pm

Might add - it's extremely uncommon to find date codes on Gorham flatware...

~Cheryl

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Re: What years are these Gorham cutlery?

Postby niceguy1 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:28 pm

Thanks for that info.

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Re: What years are these Gorham cutlery?

Postby asheland » Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:38 pm

dragonflywink wrote:Might add - it's extremely uncommon to find date codes on Gorham flatware...

~Cheryl


Very true.


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