B'ham maker ? plus 1913 or 1938 ?

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B'ham maker ? plus 1913 or 1938 ?

Postby Jayway » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:16 pm

My first question to this forum regards a silver cigarette case I have recently inherited. I've got as far as Birmingham, but cannot make out whether its 1913 or 193. Maybe the makers mark would shed light on this, but I can't really make that out either. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: B'ham maker ? plus 1913 or 1938 ?

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Re: B'ham maker ? plus 1913 or 1938 ?

Postby Jayway » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:30 am

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I hope this works

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Re: B'ham maker ? plus 1913 or 1938 ?

Postby Jayway » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:31 am

Thanks for your patience - I really had no idea what a publicly accessible web thingy was !!!

I hope you can now see the marks.

Thanks again

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Re: B'ham maker ? plus 1913 or 1938 ?

Postby silvermakersmarks » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:51 pm

This is a fairly distorted / damaged mark of William Hutton & Sons Ltd, a company which ceased trading in 1930, so that puts the date letter as the lower case "o" of 1913. The mark should look a bit like this:

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Note that the punch shape is slightly different, but the formation of the letters will be the same.

Phil

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Re: B'ham maker ? plus 1913 or 1938 ?

Postby Jayway » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:35 am

Thank you so much. Just as a matter of interest, any theories on the damage / worn mark as to how it happens ?

Thanks again

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Re: B'ham maker ? plus 1913 or 1938 ?

Postby silvermakersmarks » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:05 pm

It looks like it wasn't struck properly in the first place with the punch not square on to the surface resulting in a lighter or even non-existent impression on the lower left part as we look at your picture; then another attempt was made with no better results but showing a doubling of the mark. Not a very expert job.

Phil


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