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



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AMERICAN STERLING SILVER HALLMARKS - ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MAKERS:
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AMERICAN STERLING SILVER MARKS
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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.     
The Kalo Shop - Chicage, IL The Kalo Shop - Chicago, IL The Kalo Shop - Chicago, IL THE KALO SHOP - Chicago, IL
Founded by Clara Barck Welles in 1900. They produced a wide range of products for seventy years, a full line of holloware, jewelry, and flatware made by hand taking custom orders. Out of business in 1970.
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section ERNEST KAUFMANN - Philadelphia, PA
Kennard & Co KENNARD & CO
not identified - possibly related to Bigelow Kennard & Co
Kennard & Jenks - Boston, MA KENNARD & JENKS - Boston, MA
A 1876 partnership of Lewis Jenks and Edward Kennard. Purchased by Gorham in 1880, moving the plant to Providence
Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd - Toronto, Canada Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd - Toronto, Canada AMBROSE KENT & SONS LTD - Toronto, Canada
established in 1867 as Kent Bros (presumably by Ambrose and Benjamin Kent). The business (168 Yonge St, Toronto) was closed in c. 1894 and reopened shortly after as Ambrose Kent & Sons in new premises at 156 Yonge St. and 587 Richmond W, Toronto. By 1900 the firm was listed as a "Ltd" manufacturing jewelers company, with William G. Kent as Vice President and Treasurer and F.A. Kent as General Manager. They merged with Fairweather Ltd in 1946 and became Kent-Fairweather Ltd (Fairweather Ltd c.1953 when Kent sold out)
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section KENT SILVERSMITHS
Wm. B. Kerr & Co - Newark, NJ Wm. B. Kerr & Co - Newark, NJ Wm. B. Kerr & Co - Newark, NJ WM.B. KERR & CO - Newark, NJ
Began as Kerr & Thiery in 1855. Kerr's hallmark was a fasces - a single-bit axe with rods bound with straps. They used this trademark of Ancient Rome origin from 1855 until 1892. Other hallmarks include a hammer, and three "X" marks.
Purchased by Gorham Corporation in 1906
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section KETCHAM & McDOUGALL
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section KEYSTONE SILVER CO
L.Kimball & Son - Haverhill, MA L.KIMBALL & SON - Haverhill, MA
Business established in 1840 by Leverett Kimball. Active until 1927.
Kimler & Daniel - New York, NY KIMLER & DANIEL - New York, NY
Active 1943-1965
S. Kind & Sons - Philadelphia, PA S. KIND & SONS - Philadelphia, PA
Established in 1872 as S. Kind & Co. by Samuel Kind, a Bohemian immigrant. In the early twentieth century, Kind's three sons, Frank, Oscar, and Philip were all brought into the business in various capacities. The firm then became known as S. Kind and Sons. The Kind family closed its Philadelphia store in 1964.
Edward & David Kinsey - Cincinnati, OH Edward & David Kinsey - Cincinnati, OH EDWARD & DAVID KINSEY - Cincinnati, OH
Brothers Edward and David Kinsey were in business together until 1861.
Kirk Stieff Corporation - Baltimore, MD Kirk Stieff Corporation - Baltimore, MD Kirk Stieff Corporation - Baltimore, MD Kirk & Son Inc. - Baltimore, MD Kirk & Son - Baltimore, MD KIRK STIEFF CORPORATION - Baltimore, MD
Organized as Kirk & Smith in 1815. Later names were Samuel Kirk (1821-1846), Samuel Kirk & Son (1846-1896), Samuel Kirk & Son Co (1896-1924), Samuel Kirk & Son Inc. (1924-1979). From 1979 Kirk Stieff Corporation.


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C. Klank & Sons - Baltimore, MD C. KLANK & SONS - Baltimore MD
Silversmiths and silverplates, founded in 1872 as Klank & Bro. The name changed to Conrad Klank & Sons (1892), C. Klank & Sons Mfg. Co. (1893) and C. Klank & Sons (1895- 1911).
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section KNICKERBOCKER SILVER CO
Handicraft Shop with individual mark of Mary Catherine Knight - Boston MA MARY CATHERINE KNIGHT - Boston, MA
Active 1902-1927. She served as the first manager of the
Handicraft Shop
JB & SM Knowles Co - Providence, RI JB & SM Knowles Co - Providence, RI JB & SM Knowles Co - Providence, RI JB & SM Knowles Co - Providence, RI JB & SM KNOWLES CO - Providence, RI
Founded in 1854 by Joseph B. Knowles and Henry L. Webster as H.L. Webster & Co. The Company became Knowles & Ladd in 1864. In 1875 the firm became J.B.&S. Knowles and J.B.&S.M. Knowles Co in 1891. The firm was purchased by
Mauser Manufacturing Company in 1903
Koehler & Ritter - San Francisco, CA KOEHLER & RITTER - San Francisco, CA
A partnership of Gotthard Koehler and Charles A. Ritter. Active 1867/1880
Gustave F. Kolb - New York, NY GUSTAVE F. KOLB - New York, NY
Active c. 1917-1921
Sam Kramer - New York, NY SAM KRAMER - New York, NY
Sam and Carol (née Enners) Kramer ran a fabled second-floor studio/shop on 8th Street in New York's Greenwich Village from 1940 until Sam's death in 1964. Carol continued to ran the activity until 1970, from which time, until the closure in 1974, it was maintained by their older son, John
Peter L. Krider Co - Philadelphia, PA Peter L. Krider Co - Philadelphia, PA Krider & Biddle - Philadelphia, PA Peter L. Krider Co - Philadelphia, PA Peter L. Krider Co - Philadelphia, PA Peter L. Krider Co - Philadelphia, PA Peter L. Krider Co - Philadelphia, PA PETER L. KRIDER CO - Philadelphia, PA
founded c. 1850 by Peter L. Krider. Succeeded by Krider & Biddle (1860), Peter L. Krider Co (1870) and Simons Bros Co (1903).

Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section KRONHEIMER OLDENBUSCH CO
Kuchler & Himmel - New Orleans, LO Kuchler & Himmel - New Orleans, LO KUCHLER & HIMMEL - New Orleans, LO
A short-lived partnership (1852-1853) of two German immigrants Christoph Christian Küchler and Adolphe Himmel active at 94 Old Basin Street, New Orleans. Most of their products were retailed by Hyde & Goodrich. After the dissolution of the partnership Himmel continued on very good terms with Hyde & Goodrich, producing hollowware exclusively for sale at the Canal Street store. Between 1853 and 1861, he produced hundreds of pieces for sale in Hyde & Goodrich's ware rooms, primarily silver cups

AMERICAN SILVER PLATE AND ELECTROPLATED SILVER - ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MAKERS
AMERICAN SILVERPLATE MARKS
Aa / Al      Am / Az      Ba / Bh      Bi / Bz      C      D      E      F      G      H      I      J      K      L      Ma / Mh      Mi / Mz      N      O      P      Q      Ra / Rn      Ro / Rz      Sa / Sl      Sm / Sz      T      U      V      Wa / Wd      We / Wz      X      Y      Z     

HOW TO READ, DECRYPT AND IDENTIFY THE MARKS
ON AMERICAN SILVERPLATE AND ELECTROPLATED SILVER


SILVER MANUFACTURERS: MARKS, HISTORY AND INFORMATION
Peter Charles Faberge mark    Gorham Athenic hallmark    International Silver Company mark    Georg Jensen hallmark 1945-1951    Kirk & Son mark    Meriden Britannia Company mark    Reed & Barton mark    Rogers Bros mark    Tiffany hallmarks    Towle Silversmiths mark    Wallace Silversmiths mark    Wiener Werkstatte monogram    WMF hallmarks   
Fabergé    Gorham    International Silver Co    Georg Jensen    Kirk Stieff    Meriden Britannia    Reed & Barton    Rogers    Tiffany & Co    Towle    Wallace    Wiener Werkstatte    WMF   


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