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by Kit
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Storing silver with string tags
Replies: 4
Views: 5349

Re: Storing silver with string tags

Had rubber in mind. I mean, who would think about it - until the results showed up? Likewise with string - didn't want an unpleasant surprise. Am relieved. Thank you both. Kit
by Kit
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Storing sterling and silver plate
Replies: 2
Views: 5086

Re: Storing sterling and silver plate

Thank you. Kit
by Kit
Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Storing sterling and silver plate
Replies: 2
Views: 5086

Storing sterling and silver plate

I think I read somewhere that sterling and silver plate should be handled separately, i.e., washed and dried, stored in separate cupboards, etc. If so, then I presume anti-tarnish flatware pouches should not contain both sterling and silver plate?

Thanks, Kit
by Kit
Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Silver Care / Techniques
Topic: Storing silver with string tags
Replies: 4
Views: 5349

Storing silver with string tags

I am tired of running to the books to decode the information on my English silver and would like to tag each piece with a string label before I wrap it and put it away. Does the string cause any damage to the silver? The tags are the common variety found in any office supply store.

Kit
by Kit
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it question CLXXXIV.
Replies: 14
Views: 3690

Re: What-is-it question CLXXXIV.

I believe this is a wine alarm. As the guests refresh themselves unequally from the white or red wines, the armature becomes unbalanced. This causes the bird to chirp, alerting the host that it's time to bring out another bottle.
by Kit
Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: John Mason - New York - A Shattered Dream
Replies: 20
Views: 6996

Re: John Mason - New York - A Shattered Dream

I hope that the judgment of the court filled more than one person with disgust at the suggestion that the "good 'ol boy" network had been at work. Thanks to the volumes of data on Ancestry. com, we find that John Mason was born Apr 6, 1868, in Manhattan, NY, son of James Mason and Marie Lo...
by Kit
Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Richard Britton, Silversmith
Replies: 4
Views: 3160

Re: Richard Britton, Silversmith

Thanks, Agphile.
That cleared up a few questions about the relative usefulness of Grimwade and Jackson, at least for this type of question.
Sincerely,
Kit
by Kit
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Richard Britton, Silversmith
Replies: 4
Views: 3160

Re: Richard Britton, Silversmith

Trev. I guess I didn't explain myself well. I have read the additional information from Grimwades posted in the Grimwades Updates forum but can't reconcile that the Richard Britton, who apparently was registered in 1812, was unentered in the rolls until 1848 (Jackson.) I certainly don't wish to beat...
by Kit
Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Richard Britton, Silversmith
Replies: 4
Views: 3160

Richard Britton, Silversmith

Are we dealing with one or two Richard Brittons? On our London marks pages, there is a Richard Britton with a mark [R mid-pellet B] in a rectangular field, registered London, 1812, Grimwade 2278, but no listing in Jackson (3d revised.) Yet, there is also a Richard Britton, Grimwade 449, no mark but ...
by Kit
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: John Mason - New York - A Shattered Dream
Replies: 20
Views: 6996

Re: John Mason - New York - A Shattered Dream

How very sad, and all due to lack of judgment - one assumes - not to a just dessert (desert?). I admit I was waiting for the final advertisement where he solicited clients for tightly sealing glass jars, suitable for vegetable preservation, but it never came. Just as well.

kit
by Kit
Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: From student to Master
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

Re: From student to Master

Thanks, Oel.

That was just the right article! Surprised to read that journeyman played
so little part in the training/experience process; had expected another
fixed period of indenture before earning freedom from the Hall.

Thanks for the excellent reference!

Kit
by Kit
Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Website Updates & Announcements
Topic: New Moderator
Replies: 4
Views: 7101

Re: New Moderator

Bravo and Congrats, Cheryl.

kit
by Kit
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: From student to Master
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

From student to Master

I would appreciate it if someone would explain the training timeline from novice to silversmith. Begin with how one gets selected for apprenticeship and then on through to the point where one becomes independent in his shop (or partnership.) I am especially curious about the point at which a trainee...
by Kit
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Misterious Fork
Replies: 5
Views: 1866

Re: Misterious Fork

Just my question, Trev. Silverfan?
by Kit
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Elkington & Co unknown pattern
Replies: 1
Views: 1230

Re: Elkington & Co unknown pattern

Micaela:
I believe your pattern is labeled on Replacements, Ltd., as ELK7,
"silverplate, floral and leaf tip." No pattern name identified.
Kit
by Kit
Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Contributors' Notes
Topic: Weddings Gifts of 1886
Replies: 1
Views: 1215

Weddings Gifts of 1886

Columbus, Nebraska, USA On May 27th, 1886, at 8:00 PM, a far-removed cousin married at her father’s residence and then entertained 300 guests for “social converse and a bountiful wedding feast.” A report of the festivities appeared in the Columbus-Journal on June 2nd and listed for their readers all...
by Kit
Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: Belt buckle? Jewelry?
Replies: 9
Views: 2508

Re: Belt buckle? Jewelry?

I always like a good guessing game. Does anyone see the possibility of a chatelaine here? Turn the item upside down and "pin" it to the goodwife's belt. Now the hook, with the help of gravity, can accept additional circles - each one of which leads a chain ending in a key, a scissors, -- a...
by Kit
Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Mystery Objects
Topic: What-is-it question LXXII.
Replies: 17
Views: 7503

Do you string it with bungee cords to restrict how far a child can go?
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by Kit
Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Help with 1847 Rogers Bros. SP Pattern
Replies: 1
Views: 3665

This pattern looks very similar to "Ambassador," (silverplate, 1919), which can be seen on the Replacements, Ltd. website, listed under both International Silver and Rogers Bros, 1847-Ins. The shape suggests a soup spoon; several types and lengths are listed underneath the pattern descript...
by Kit
Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Help with Oneida Community Service Plate pattern
Replies: 1
Views: 3372

See "Modjeska," (silverplate, 1916) under Oneida at the Replacements, Ltd. website. Perhaps this is your pattern. Good luck.
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