AMERICAN STERLING SILVER MARKS
MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF USA AND CANADA MANUFACTURERS OF SILVER HOLLOWWARE, FLATWARE AND JEWELRY



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HOW TO READ, DECRYPT AND IDENTIFY THE MARKS
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LITERAL MARKS - INITIAL LETTERS    A     B     C     D     E     F     G     H     I     J     K     L     M     N     O     P     Q     R     S     T     U     V     W     X     Y     Z     
AMERICAN SILVERSMITHS         ALVIN CORPORATION      BLACK, STARR & FROST       J.E.CALDWELL & CO    CLEMENS FRIEDELL    WILLIAM GALE    GORHAM      HOLMES & EDWARDS    HOTCHKISS & SCHREUDER    INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF      DANIEL LOW & CO      LUNT SILVERSMITHS      MAUSER MFG. CO      MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO      POOLE SILVER CO      REED & BARTON      BERNARD RICE'S SONS      ROGERS      GEORGE W. SHIEBLER & CO      SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW      SIMPSON, HALL, MILLER & CO      WILLIAM SPRATLING      ARTHUR STONE      TIFFANY & CO      TOWLE      TUTTLE SILVERSMITHS     WALLACE      WATSON COMPANY      E.G. WEBSTER & SON     WHITING MFG CO     WILCOX SILVER PLATE CO
FLATWARE PATTERNS         GORHAM      HOLMES & EDWARDS     INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF CORPORATION      ONEIDA SILVERSMITHS      REED & BARTON      1847 ROGERS BROS      TOWLE MFG CO      WALLACE SILVERSMITHS INC.     
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section D.W. HABER
Haddock, Lincoln & Foss - Boston, MA (1859-1868) Henry Haddock - Boston, MA (1838-1868) Lincoln & Reed - Boston, MA, (1838-1848) Lincoln & Foss - Boston, MA, (1848-1859) Lincoln & Foss - Boston, MA, (1848-1859) Lincoln & Foss - Boston, MA, (1848-1859) Lincoln & Foss - Boston, MA, (1848-1859) HADDOCK, LINCOLN & FOSS - Boston, MA
Established in 1859 when silversmith Henry Haddock (1811-1892: active in Boston from 1838) joined Lincoln & Foss as senior partner.
Lincoln & Foss (Charles M. Foss and Albert L. Lincoln) were importers and dealers in watches, jewelry and silverware acting as retailers of many Boston jewelry manufacturers. They had succeeded in 1848 to Lincoln & Reed, a partnership between Albert L. Lincoln and Gideon F.T. Reed (1838-1848). The entry of Haddock into the partnership illustrates how large manufacturers had come to dominate the wholesale trade. At the retirement of Haddock (1868) the company was disbanded and former partner Charles M. Foss joined the partnership of Samuel T. Crosby and Henry D. Morse.
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section HALL & ELTON
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section HALL, ELTON & CO
The Hallmark Store of The United Jewelers Inc. - New York, NY The Hallmark Store of The United Jewelers Inc. - New York, NY
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
THE HALLMARK STORE - New York, NY
A business of The United Jewelers Inc., New York (founded 1914) acting as a jobber placing for members orders for wich it pays spot cash with about forty manufacturers. The goods were marked "Hallmark". The association made a wide advertising campaign in 1917.
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section CHARLES W. HAMILL & CO
Hamilton & Diesinger - Philadelphia, PA Hamilton & Diesinger - Philadelphia, PA Hamilton & Diesinger - Philadelphia, PA HAMILTON & DIESINGER - Philadelphia, PA
Matthew Hamilton and Herman Diesinger, manufacturers and retailers of sterling and silverplated wares. Successors to Hamilton & Davis in 1895c (Matthew F. Hamilton and Junius H. Davis). The partnership was dissolved in 1899 when Hamilton's interest was bought by Diesinger. Hamilton and his son opened a new business under the name M.F. Hamilton & Son. In 1900 Diesinger sold what remained of the original business to Gimbel Bros (from 1894 Gimbel family was active in Philadelphia with a department store).
Hamilton & Hamilton Jr. - Providence, RI Hamilton & Hamilton Jr. - Providence, RI HAMILTON & HAMILTON JR. - Providence, RI
business established in 1883 by Ralph Spence Hamilton and his eldest son Ralph S. Hamilton Jr. succeeding to Hamilton & Hunt (founded in 1871 by R.S. Hamilton and George C. Hunt). The "star, H&H" mark was registered in 1886 and from 1921 to 1935 the firm was listed as Hamilton & Hamilton Jr. Inc.
M.F. Hamilton & Son - Philadelphia, PA M.F. Hamilton & Son - Philadelphia, PA M.F. HAMILTON & SON - Philadelphia, PA
Successors to Hamilton & Diesinger out of business before 1909
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section HAMILTON MFG CO - Chicago IL
Hamilton Silver Mfg. Co. - New York HAMILTON SILVER MFG CO - New York
Absorbed by T.N. Benedict Mfg.Co. in 1912
Hand and Hammer Silversmiths - Alexandria, VA Hand and Hammer Silversmiths - Alexandria, VA Hand and Hammer Silversmiths - Alexandria, VA HAND AND HAMMER SILVERSMITHS - Alexandria, VA
a partnership of Chip de Matteo and Philip Thorp. The firm has especially developed hundreds of jewelry designs for the museum merchandising programs at the Smithsonian Institution, Colonial Williamsburgh, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Art Institute of Chicago and more than 50 other museums. Most of its production is marked with the private label of the customer.
Handicraft Shop with individual mark of Karl F. Lainonen - Boston MA Handicraft Shop with individual mark of Karl F. Lainonen and Mary Catherine Knight- Boston MA Handicraft Shop with individual mark of Mary Catherine Knight - Boston MA HANDICRAFT SHOP - Boston, MA
Founded in 1901 under the auspices of the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts to promote production of handmade silver and other metalwork. The first manager was
George C. Gebelein and among the silversmiths were Mary Catherine Knight and Karl F. Lainonen (see individual maker's mark). Other silversmiths were F.J.R. Gyllemberg (Malmo, Sweden), Adolphe Kunkler (Swiss), C.G. Forssen (Swedish) and Mary Hersey.
R. Harris & Co  - Washington, D.C. R. Harris & Co  - Washington, D.C. R. HARRIS & CO - Washington, D.C.
Estabished in 1876 as manufacturing jeweler and silversmith. The firm offered a variety of solid silver novelty items and gold jewelry

R. Harris & Co  - Washington, D.C.
Harris & Shafer - Washington, D.C. Harris & Shafer - Washington, D.C. Harris & Shafer - Washington, D.C. HARRIS & SHAFER - Washington, D.C.
A partnership of Edwin Harris and Charles A. Shafer (1880-1938)
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section HARTFORD SILVER PLATE CO
Hartford Sterling Company - Philadelphia, PA
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
HARTFORD STERLING COMPANY - Philadelphia, PA
succeeded to Phelps & Cary and Jacob S.Hecker & Co, New York. Links with The Tennant Company. Active 1900/1935 c.
Henry C. Haskell - New York, NY HENRY C. HASKELL - New York, NY
Active c. 1896-1915
John Hasselbring - Brooklyn, NY John Hasselbring - Brooklyn, NY John Hasselbring - Brooklyn, NY JOHN HASSELBRING - Brooklyn, NY
Founded c. 1890 and purchased by Crown Silver Inc. in 1954 c.
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section E.V. HAUGHWOUT & CO
Havone Corporation - New York, NY HAVONE CORPORATION - New York, NY
Active c. 1915. Patents and trademark were bought by Elgin American Mfg Co
Hawkes Company - New York, NY Hawkes Company - New York, NY HAWKES COMPANY - New York, NY
maker of cut glass wares (1880-1962). From 1913 they manufactured their own silver mounts
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section HAWTHORNE MFG CO
Hayden Mfg Co - Newark, NJ HAYDEN MFG. CO. - Newark, NJ
Active c. 1893- c.1904/1909. Succeeded by
G.W. Parks Co Inc.
William W. Hayden Co - Newark, NJ WILLIAM W. HAYDEN CO. - Newark, NJ
Active c.1904/1909. Succeeded by
G.W. Parks Co Inc.
Hayes & McFarland - Mount Vernon, NY sterling silver mark HAYES & MCFARLAND - Mount Vernon, NY
Active from c. 1900. In 1913 with
Mauser Mfg Company and Rogers William Silver Company formed the Mt. Vernon Silversmiths Company
Hayward & Swift - North Attleboro, MA HAYWARD & SWEET - North Attleboro, MA
A partnership of Walter E. Hayward and George Sweet (1887-1898). Succeeded by Walter E. Hayward Co
Henry Hebbard & Co - New York, NY HENRY HEBBARD & CO - New York, NY
active under various names from 1847 to 1869. Obtained a number of design patents for flatware
Herman Heilig - Hendersonville, NC HERMAN HEILIG - Hendersonville, NC
jewelry manufacturer active in The Druid Hills Silvercraft Studio in Hendersonville, NC until his death in 1963
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section JOSEPH HEINRICHS
Heintz Art Metal Shop - Buffalo, NY HEINTZ ART METAL SHOP - Buffalo, NY
Active c. 1915- c.1935. Became Heintz Bros.
Heirloom Heirloom HEIRLOOM
A trade mark of Oneida Silversmiths (from 1929)


Clemens Hellebush - Cincinnati, OH CLEMENS HELLBUSH - Cincinnati, OH
Active c.1860-1900.
The Hemming Mfg Co - Montreal, Quebec, Canada THE HEMMING MFG. CO. - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Active 1905-1915. Succeeded by Canadian Jewellers Ltd.
Richard Hemsley - Montreal, Quebec, Canada RICHARD HEMSLEY - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1870 - c.1970. The firm claims to be a direct descendant of Richard Hemsley store founded in 1870 ceasing its production of enamelled sterling souvenir jewellery around 1930
George A. Henckel & Co - New York, NY GEORGE A. HENCKEL & CO - New York, NY
Active from the 1910s. Succeeded by Currier & Roby (possibly in late 1930s)
Hennegen Bates & Company - Baltimore, MD Hennegen Bates & Company - Baltimore, MD HENNEGEN, BATES & COMPANY - Baltimore, MD
Origin of the firm in Wheeling in 1859 as James T. Scott & Co. The firm moved to Baltimore and was active as retailer until the 1930s
Herbst & Wassall - Newark, NJ HERBST & WASSALL - Newark, NJ
Active c. 1904-1931
F A Hermann Co - Melrose Highlands, MA F.A. HERMANN CO - Melrose Highlands, MA
Active from 1908
Hess & Culbertson - St. Louis, MO
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
HESS & CULBERTSON - St. Louis, MO
Presumably a retailer
Joel F. Hewes - Titusville, Pa JOEL F. HEWES - Titusville, PA
Hewes was granted craftsman status in 1908 in the Boston Society of Arts & Crafts.
Jonathan Lloyd Locke worked with Hewes from around 1914 and when Hewes died in 1952 continued on with his craftsmanship quite similar to Hewes in design



AMERICAN SILVER PLATE AND ELECTROPLATED SILVER - ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MAKERS
AMERICAN SILVERPLATE MARKS
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HOW TO READ, DECRYPT AND IDENTIFY THE MARKS
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