|Reed & Barton ~ Taunton, Massachusetts
Date marks on holloware were instituted by Reed & Barton in 1928, the practice continued through 1957.
Reed & Barton is a prominent American silver manufacturer based in the city of Taunton, Massachusetts since 1824. It is internationally acclaimed for its fine quality products, notably sterling silver and silverplate. The company has produced many varieties of silver and pewter products since Henry G. Reed and Charles E. Barton took over the failing pewter works of Isaac Babbitt in Taunton. During the American Civil War, Reed & Barton produced a considerable quantity of weapons for Union Army soldiers and officers.
The company has remained privately owned by the family of Henry Reed.