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by Traintime
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Knife symbol identifications
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: Knife symbol identifications

See Dublin Sterling mark: https://www.925-1000.com/british_marks.html

Any additional photos? Other marks?
by Traintime
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Patent Problem: R&B Belmont
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Patent Problem: R&B Belmont

Spoon for original Denver & Rio Grande Rail Road (must pre-date 1920). "Pat. Appl. For" on left should go with the Belmont Pattern as after 1906. However, mark on right for Silver Applied Patent is June 28...must be 1898 to be a Tuesday?? Is this a patent for a process rather than the ...
by Traintime
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it Question CCXI
Replies: 9
Views: 78

Re: What-is-it Question CCXI

Clamps over hair and attaches to hat. For Tower of London tourists who volunteer to have their head chopped off. Makes for easy recovery in one piece. Oh sorry, I was thinking Universal Studios! Guess,the,trade was slightly different back then.
by Traintime
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Fairfield Alpha
Replies: 0
Views: 20

Fairfield Alpha

It's already established that Fairfield is International Silver Company through one of the plants (Wm. Rogers Canada is the suspect). Fairfield is seen to be an "also ran" mark on some known and named patterns. So where does "Alpha" come from....official or just a collector dubbe...
by Traintime
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: [L.W&S.] NS.1939 Broad Arrow
Replies: 0
Views: 28

[L.W&S.] NS.1939 Broad Arrow

1939 Nickel Silver ~> = Government Production?? Note no period after "W". Not finding any marks nor samples of this one. Spoon: https://i.postimg.cc/Z5jgFkD7/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/DZ4MTSfH/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/5yckNf60/image.jpg
by Traintime
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Ambassador Hotel New York Ladle
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Ambassador Hotel New York Ladle

Thanks to a single spoon listing, we now know International Silver Co. (Banquet Plate-B.P.)...leaving only about 13 million patterns in 400 plants to search...ha!
by Traintime
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Did founder Ernest W. Campbell of Campbell-Metcalf Silver Co work for Holmes & Edwards?
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Did founder Ernest W. Campbell of Campbell-Metcalf Silver Co work for Holmes & Edwards?

In that JC account, C-M indicated a counter claim of funds owed them by H&E for another (unspecified) account. Maybe they just subcontracted design work for H&E. They could probably design far more than they could use in their own business, and maybe there was some "owed expectations&qu...
by Traintime
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Ambassador Hotel New York Ladle
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Ambassador Hotel New York Ladle

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by Traintime
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Ambassador Hotel New York Ladle
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Ambassador Hotel New York Ladle

We're bending the rules here as there are no maker marks nor standards indicators with which to work. After a fruitless search for this "A" monogram to link to an Ambassador New York (notice it does not say Hotel), several months wait time finally yielded a gatefold bar menu alleged to be ...
by Traintime
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Platt & Brothers (All Four) New York
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Platt & Brothers (All Four) New York

There are a number of spoon constructionists who have dropped in and leave useful old threads for your research. Using the way back machine (the search function), Tom left an interesting answer regarding Duhme near the end of this 2007 query: https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=63...
by Traintime
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Platt & Brothers (All Four) New York
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Platt & Brothers (All Four) New York

This link lays out the forming of the "M" shape at the tip (terminal) of a hand constructed single-piece spoon. This is known as tipping with "tipped pattern" being one of the most basic designs in flatwares (Other names are used too...e.g. Olde English). As you can see in the ph...
by Traintime
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Did founder Ernest W. Campbell of Campbell-Metcalf Silver Co work for Holmes & Edwards?
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Did founder Ernest W. Campbell of Campbell-Metcalf Silver Co work for Holmes & Edwards?

A full text in the J.C. shows Mr. Edwards was related to Director Foote via a marriage, and this played out in the financial relationship extended to C-M. The testimony is laid out over who owed who how much.
by Traintime
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Did founder Ernest W. Campbell of Campbell-Metcalf Silver Co work for Holmes & Edwards?
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Did founder Ernest W. Campbell of Campbell-Metcalf Silver Co work for Holmes & Edwards?

Look again...Holmes & Edwards are listed as a "liability", as they are creditors holding a note against C-M.
by Traintime
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Platt & Brothers (All Four) New York
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Platt & Brothers (All Four) New York

A reference shot to note how this earlier mark can be mistaken for the later Platt & Brother due to a run-off of letters at the ends of the mark. In this case, the tipped detail is on the back side of the handle where other versions of this same spoon form are tipped on the front. (Anyone know o...
by Traintime
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Commercial Crests and Logos
Replies: 61
Views: 11743

Re: Commercial Crests and Logos

HOTEL DEL CORONADO by Reed & Barton Shell form tray/dish (~9-inch) bearing "H DEL C" crown emblem and backmarked. Bugle date symbol for 1938 production. Reed & Barton #60. https://i.postimg.cc/HWQZqNcx/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/vHbqbvfv/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Kvf9zg5h/...
by Traintime
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Information Regarding R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co.
Replies: 190
Views: 32560

Re: Information Regarding R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co.

The BUSTANOBY CORN HOLDER by R. Wallace: Seen in photos here and marked for Hotel Del Coronado in California, also to be found (see Worthpoint) for Union Pacific Railroad marked "U.P.R.R." and including patent name and 1908 date. Thanks to Larry R. Paul, we now know this was related to the...
by Traintime
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 1784

Re: What is this?

The US patent for the Bustanoby Corn Holder (#US889434A granted 1908) shows in the original drawings how the knobbed prongs (ear handles) were suspended/rested on hooks. But there is another hook shown and mention of a corn scraper. Maybe this item is a scraper patented soley for the decorative desi...
by Traintime
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Thingamajig or whatchamacallit?
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Thingamajig or whatchamacallit?

My pleasure:

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