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.     
Link & Angell - Newark, NJ WILLIAM LINK CO. - Newark, NJ
Established in 1871 (manufacturers of sterling jewelry). Became Link & Angell (1900) and Wm. Link Co (1910). Out of business in 1915
Lincoln & Foss - Boston, MA Lincoln & Reed - Boston, MA LINCOLN & FOSS - Boston, MA
Partnership of Albert L. Lincoln and Charles M. Foss. Active 1948-1957 succeeding to Lincoln & Reed (1838-1848).
Lipman-Levinter Industries Ltd - Toronto, Ontario - Canada
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
LIPMAN-LEVINTER INDUSTRIES LTD
formerly LIPMAN BROTHERS - Toronto, Ontario - Canada
active (1920s-1930s) at 41, Peter Street, Toronto. Manufacturers of silver and silverplated holloware. The business of Henry Lipman, and his son-in-law, Mervyn 'Bing' Levinter.
VIKING PLATE was their registered trade mark.
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section LIPPIATT SILVER PLATE AND ENGRAVING CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section L.A. LITTLEFIELD SILVER CO
Paul Lobel - New York, NY PAUL LOBEL - New York, NY
Paul A. Lobel, designer, metalsmith, sculptor and cartoonist/illustrator, born in Romania at the turn of the century, emigrated to the United States while an infant. Originally running an industrial design studio on Fifth Avenue, in 1944, he opened a studio/shop at 165 West 4th Street in Greenwich Village. He was known primarily for his modernist jewelery but created also sterling holloware and small items. Paul A. Lobel died in 1983
Jonathan L. Locke - Titusville, PA JONATHAN L. LOCKE - Titusville, PA
Jonathan Lloyd Locke (1901-1974) began as an apprentice to
Joel Hewes in 1914 and spent his entire working life in his workshop. When Hewes retired in the early 1950s, Locke took over the shop and continued to produce fine hammered silver piece of similar style
P.H. Locklin & Sons - New York, NY P.H. LOCKLIN & SONS - New York, NY
partnership established in 1892 by Peter H. Locklin, Sr. with his sons Peter H. and John L. Locklin.
When Peter H. Locklin, Sr. died (1921) he was in the silver business from c. 1880 (formerly with his brother Frank P. Locklin, as manufacturer of gold and silver novelties, under the firm name of F. P. Locklin and Brother).
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section THOMAS LONG COMPANY
Lord Silver Inc. - New York, NY Lord Silver Inc. - New York, NY LORD SILVER INC. - New York, NY
Proprietors of
Schweitzer Silver Corp - Brooklyn, NY, active in 1950s/1960s
Daniel Low - Salem, MA Daniel Low & Co - Salem, MA

From 1892 Daniel Low published a successful mail-order catalog called the Daniel Low Year Book where they advertised their Salem Witch souvenir spoons and Witch on jewelry like brooches, cuff links, hat and scarf pins. The catalogs illustrated also other items as solid gold brooches, pendants, hat pins, scarf pins, cuff links, pocket watches, lorgnette and watch chains, fobs and rings, silver toilet sets, novelties and silverware made by other primary American manufacturers.
Daniel Low & Co - Salem, MA: 1894 catalog Daniel Low & Co - Salem, MA: 1900 catalog Daniel Low & Co - Salem, MA: 1901 catalog Daniel Low & Co - Salem, MA: 1927 catalog Daniel Low & Co - Salem, MA: 1931 catalog Daniel Low & Co - Salem, MA: 1946 catalog

Salem Witch spoon: first pattern made by Durgin
Salem Witch spoon: 1st pattern made by Durgin
Salem Witch spoon: first pattern made by Gorham
Salem Witch spoon: 2nd pattern made by Gorham


further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
DANIEL LOW & CO - Salem, MA
Maker and retailer of sterling silver vanity items and novelties established in 1867 as a small jewelry shop. His son Seth F. Low designed the first "Witch spoon", made by Durgin Division of the Gorham Mfg Co and
advertised in National magazines, largely responsible of the souvenir spoon mania that swept shortly before 1900. The business was incorporated in 1907 under the name Daniel Low & Co Inc. They published a mail-order catalog, which grew to as large as 200 pages. Their first mail order catalogue was called the Daniel Low Year Book and put out in 1892. After the death of Daniel Low (1911) the business was managed by his son Seth Low. Later the company was run by Seth's widow Florence until the mid-1950s. In 1955, Bill Follett bought and ran the company until it was sold, along with the building, in 1994.

OLD IMAGE OF THE SHOP

DANIEL LOW & CO: THE CREATORS OF WITCH SOUVENIR SPOON


Lows, Ball & Company LOWS, BALL & COMPANY - Boston
active c. 1840
Ludwig, Redlich & Co. - New York, NY LUDWIG, REDLICH & CO - New York, NY
Ludwig, Redlich & Co., later
Redlich & Co., was formed in 1890 by Adolph Ludwig, former designer at Shiebler, and A. Alec Redlich, a diamond salesman. Ludwig left the company in 1895. The factory opened at 247 Centre Street, moving in June 1891 to 351/353 Jay Street, Brooklyn with office at 1 Silversmiths' Hall, Union Square, New York
Lullaby Sterling a division of Alvin Corporation LULLABY STERLING
a division of
Alvin Corporation
L.E. Jenkins Lunt Silversmiths - Greenfield. MA Lunt Silversmiths - Greenfield. MA LUNT SILVERSMITHS - Greenfield. MA
Origin in A.F. Towle & Son Mfg.Co. in 1880. In 1883 was founded A.F. Towle & Son Company that failed in 1900. In 1901 the
Rogers, Lunt & Bowlen Company purchased its tools and trade mark. In 1935 the company used the trademark Lunt Silversmiths.
Luxemberg Uniform Company LUXEMBERG UNIFORM COMPANY - New York, NY
William H. Lyon - Newburgh, NY William H. Lyon - Newburgh, NY WILLIAM H. LYON - Newburgh, NY
Mainly a retailer active 1890-1920. Advertised as sole manufacturer of Washington Headquarters Souvenir spoon
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section LYONS SILVER CO



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
ON AMERICAN SILVERPLATE AND ELECTROPLATED SILVER


SILVER MANUFACTURERS: MARKS, HISTORY AND INFORMATION
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