Norwegian spoons with date marks

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Wendy Pierce

Norwegian spoons with date marks

Postby Wendy Pierce » Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:44 pm

Hi,
I have several spoons from Norway that have dates stamped on the back. This is an example of one. I was wondering if the date indicates the year the spoon was made or if it is indicative of something else like the establishment of the maker's company.

Wendy

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Postby blakstone » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:36 pm

Generally it's the date of manufacture; the marks you show are also recorded with the dates 1864 & 1868. By the way, the maker here is Magnus Samuel Wessman(n) of Moss. Swedish by birth, he worked for Tostrup in Christiana/Oslo before receiving his trade license in Moss in 1856. He sold the business in 1892.

Hope this helps!

Wendy Pierce

Postby Wendy Pierce » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:39 pm

Thank you so much! My great grandmother was from Moss. This spoon must have belonged to her family.

Wendy


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