Lane & Bailey Coin Silver Teaspoon

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Lane & Bailey Coin Silver Teaspoon

Postby robert12 » Wed May 02, 2018 3:08 am

Help needed please on this teaspoon.
Marked Lane & Bailey & Co, Madison and coin silver.
I have seen Bailey items with various partners and Philadelphia but not with Lane or Madison.
Thanks in advance.
Robert
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Re: Lane & Bailey Coin Silver Teaspoon

Postby dognose » Wed May 02, 2018 3:41 am

Hi Robert,

..... Lyman Root and Henry Lewis, both natives of Madison, traded under the name of Root & Lewis from about 1840 to 1853, when, both having become rich, they sold to James D. and Robert W. Lane and Horace C. Bailey, all from Westmoreland, N. Y., who continued the business three years under the name of Lane, Bailey & Co., when Bailey withdrew. The Lanes continued till 1866, when J. D. Lane sold to F. D. Higgins, and the name became R. W. Lane & Higgins, which it continued for six years. In 1872, Higgins failed and withdrew. R. W. Lane purchased Higgins' interest of Hiram Gee, one of his creditors, and continued till 1878, when he was succeeded by his brother, J. D. Lane, who sold Jan. 1, 1879, to A. S. Ackerman, from Edmeston Center, who still carries on a general merchandise business.

Source: History of Chenango and Madison Counties, New York - James Hadden Smith - 1880

Trev.

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Re: Lane & Bailey Coin Silver Teaspoon

Postby robert12 » Wed May 02, 2018 3:51 am

Thanks for the speedy and detailed response Trev.
I could not find the mark in any books I have,
Please use these marks for American Marks reference pages of course.

Robert

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Re: Lane & Bailey Coin Silver Teaspoon

Postby dognose » Wed May 02, 2018 3:59 am

Thanks Robert. Can you make out the engraved name?

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Re: Lane & Bailey Coin Silver Teaspoon

Postby robert12 » Wed May 02, 2018 4:18 am

A very worn name engraved of possibly ? Collen/Callan
It could be one name maybe MaCallan but really too rubbed to make out even when magnified.

Robert

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Re: Lane & Bailey Coin Silver Teaspoon

Postby dognose » Wed May 02, 2018 4:58 am

It's just a shot in the dark, but from the same book as quoted from above:

The mission at Sherburne was established about 1847, by Father James Hourigan, now of Binghamton, who officiated as pastor about two years. He was succeeded by Father Roach, who served them a like period ; and Father McCallan, who continued his labors with them till 1854, since which time they have been ministered to by the priests who have officiated at Hamilton. They have never had a resident pastor. They have about 350 members. Their church edifice was dedicated in 1858, by Cardinal John McClosky, then Bishop of Albany.

The date would fit nicely.

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Re: Lane & Bailey Coin Silver Teaspoon

Postby robert12 » Wed May 02, 2018 5:17 am

Well found Trev, it is certainly an entirely possible attribution.
A nice little spoon and glad to have filled in a few details on it.

Robert


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