Information about company Bell & Bros.

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Llyswen
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Information about company Bell & Bros.

Postby Llyswen » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:04 pm

I have some sterling silver forks that are marked Bell & Bros. I did a search of the site and turned up Samuel Bell, and he did set up shop in San Antonio where the original owner lived, but it is marked Bell & Bros. not Samuel Bell's mark. Does anyone know anything about this company?

Thank you.

I can post a photo of the fork but not sure it is necessary as it is clearly marked Bell & Bros.

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Re: Information about company Bell & Bros.

Postby wev » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:10 pm

George R. Bell, Elliot Bell, John E. Bell and Charles O.R. Bell, Ogdensburg NY c 1870

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Re: Information about company Bell & Bros.

Postby dognose » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:27 pm

Hi Llyswen,

Yes, please post the images. A record of such marks is always appreciated by us.

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Re: Information about company Bell & Bros.

Postby wev » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:22 pm

Please disregard my previous -- missed the reference to a San Antonio origin.

Bell & Brothers (David Bell, Powhatan Bell, and Jessup M. Bell), San Antonio, 1860-1889.

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Re: Information about company Bell & Bros.

Postby wev » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:24 pm

They were the sons of the Samuel Bell you mentioned.

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Re: Information about company Bell & Bros.

Postby Llyswen » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:56 pm

Took me a while but here are the images:

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Re: Information about company Bell & Bros.

Postby dognose » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:58 pm

Hi,

Thanks for posting the images.

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Re: Information about company Bell & Bros.

Postby legrandmogol » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:37 am

Not sure if it matters or you may already know but your fork is the Cottage pattern by Gorham so Bell & Bros are merely the retailers.


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