Large "Silver" spoon

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grumm
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Large "Silver" spoon

Postby grumm » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:13 am

I have a rather large "silver" spoon with marks that I can't identify, it is marked with a 24DWTS mark that makes me believe it is Silver, or maybe not..... The spoon is over a foot long and has initials on front of the handle, can anyone help identify the marks?

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Re: Large "Silver" spoon

Postby davidross » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:18 pm

Hello

I believe the maker's mark reads ACME in Gothic script. This mark is different from the one commonly used by the Acme Silver Co of Toronto, so it may have been manufactured by another Acme. Hopefully, someone else will provide more information.

In my understanding, DWTS stands for pennyweight and was used by some silverplate manufacturers to indicate the amount of silver used in plating base metal.

One dwts is equal to 1.55 grams, so 24 dwts would equal 37.3 grams or just over one troy oz. Needless to say, a spoon over 12 inches long would surely weigh well over 3 troy oz (that is, more than 100 dwts).

Regards,
DR

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Re: Large "Silver" spoon

Postby paulh » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:28 pm

The '24 DWTS' marks refers to the amount of plated silver per dozen pieces,

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Re: Large "Silver" spoon

Postby dognose » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:54 am

Hi,

I just came across this old post, and it is, as DR suspected, another user of the trade name 'ACME'.

In this case it is the mark of H. Williamson Ltd. 81, Farrington Road, London.

Trev.

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Re: Large "Silver" spoon

Postby dognose » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:07 am

Confirmation of the mark:

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Source: The Jeweller & Metalworker - 1917

Trev.


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