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Help needed to identify maker of silver folding fruit knife

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:00 pm
by Jazzman111
I'm having trouble finding the maker of this silver fruit knife assayed in Sheffield in 1893. The maker's initials appear to be "LG" or possibly "LB," but I can find nowhere in the online directories a likeness. I would also think that the four underscores should be a help in identifying it, but so far, no luck. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Re: Help needed to identify maker of silver folding fruit knife

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:59 pm
by silvermakersmarks
The mark may be CB for William Beatson & Son of Sheffield. They registered a CB mark with slightly rounded ends in 1881. To confirm this it would be useful to have a close-up picture of the mark. What you see as "four underscores" is just an artefact of the punch being struck twice, the second time slightly higher than the first.

Phil

Re: Help needed to identify maker of silver folding fruit knife

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:44 am
by Jazzman111
Thanks for your reply. I'm afraid I don't have a camera that takes extreme close up macros very well, but perhaps the one below is a little clearer. As it turns out, I believe I may have found the maker: Lockwood Brothers, 15 Arundel Street, Sheffield, registered in 1855.

https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Mak ... eld-L.html

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