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



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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.     
J.S. Macdonald Co - Baltimore, MD J.S. MACDONALD CO - Baltimore, MD
Active in the first quarter of the 20th century
Erik Magnussen - Providence, RI Erik Magnussen - Providence, RI Erik Magnussen - Providence, RI ERIK MAGNUSSEN - Providence, RI
Born in Denmark. Chief designer of Gorham Company from 1925 to 1929. Opened his own workshop in 1932, working in Chicago and Los Angeles until 1938 and returning to Denmark in 1939
Henry Mahler - Raleigh, NC Henry Mahler - Raleigh, NC H. Mahler's Sons - Raleigh, NC HENRY MAHLER - Raleigh, NC
[Gerhard] Henry Mahler (1832-1895), silversmith and founder of a jewelry store in Raleigh, emigrated from Germany to the United States in the early 1850s. After a short employment as a craftsman (he had done his apprenticeship as silversmith and engraver in Hanover, Germany) in 1854 Mahler opened his own business enlarging the activity in 1876 in a new jewelry store in Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. His sons Louis A. and Frederick W. eventually became affiliated with the business and on the death of their father changed the name of the firm to H.MAHLER'S SONS in 1896. They went bankrupt in 1932
Maisel's Indian Trading Post - Albuquerque, NM Maisel's Indian Trading Post - Albuquerque, NM Maisel's Indian Trading Post - Albuquerque, NM Maisel's Indian Trading Post - Albuquerque, NM Maisel's Indian Trading Post - Albuquerque, NM MAISEL'S INDIAN TRADING POST - Albuquerque, NM
Maurice Maisel built the trading post in the late-1930s after the rerouting of Route 66 through Albuquerque. By the 1940s over 300 Native American craftsmen were employed in the manufacture of jewelry. The store closed after the death of Maisel in the 1960s. In the 1980s, Maisel's grandson, Skip Maisel, reopened the shop as retailer of local Navajo silver

Maisel's Indian Trading Post - Albuquerque, NM
Majestic Mfg Co - New York, NY possibly Majestic Mfg Co - New York, NY possibly Majestic Mfg Co - New York, NY MAJESTIC MFG CO - New York, NY (possibly)
active c. 1900
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section MAJESTIC SILVER COMPANY
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section MALTBY STEVENS & CURTISS CO
Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss Co. - Wallingford CT Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss Co. - Wallingford CT Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss Co. - Wallingford CT
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
MALTBY STEVENS & CURTISS CO - Wallingford CT
electroplaters established at Wallingford in 1883 succeding to Maltby & Stevens (founded at Shelton in 1880). The firm occupied the building of Hall, Elton & Co under a sub-lease from Meriden Britannia Company. In 1887 the Pierrepont Silver Company of Seymour consolidated with this firm transferring to Wallingford its machinery for making German silver hollowware. The business was purchased in 1896 by Watrous Mfg. Co. and became part of International Silver Co. in 1898
Manchester Mfg Co - Providence, RI Manchester Mfg. Co. - Providence RI MANCHESTER MFG CO - Providence, RI
The name of Manchester Silver Co from 1904 to 1914
Manchester Silver Co. - Providence RI Manchester Silver Co. - Providence RI Manchester Silver Co. - Providence RI MANCHESTER SILVER CO - Providence RI
Founded in 1887 under the name W.H. Manchester & Co, changed to Manchester Mfg.Co from 1904 to 1914. In 1985 was sold to J.C.Boardman Co.
Mandalian Mfg Co - North Attleboro, MA
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
MANDALIAN MFG.CO - North Attleboro, MA
Successors to Mandalian & Hawkins. Active c. 1922 - c. 1935. Makers of sterling and silverplate mesh bags and frames
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section MANHATTAN PLATE CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section MANHATTAN SILVER PLATE CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section MANNING BOWMAN & CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section E.B. MANNING
Marcus & Co - New York, NY Marcus & Co - New York, NY MARCUS & CO - New York, NY
possibly I Marcus, 87 Nassau, New York, active 1918-1927
Fred I. Marcy & Co - Providence RI FRED I. MARCY & CO - Providence, RI
Succeeded in 1878 to Sturdy & Marcy. The firm used the trade mark ACME. The business closed in 1896 after Marcy's death
Marshall Field - Chicago, Il Marshall Field - Chicago, Il MARSHALL FIELD & CO - Chicago, IL
A department store manufacturing in its Craft Shop handwrought items marked with Marshall Field logo
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section MARSHALL-WELLS HARDWARE CO
Maschmeyer Richards Silver Co - St. Louis, MO Maschmeyer Richards Silver Co - St. Louis, MO Maschmeyer Richards Silver Co - St. Louis, MO MASCHMEYER RICHARDS SILVER CO - St. Louis, MO
listed c.1915-1924 as importer and wholesaler of silver and other goods

Maschmeyer Richards Silver Co - St. Louis, MO
Mathews & Prior - New York, NY Mathews & Prior - New York, NY MATHEWS & PRIOR - New York, NY
active 1898-c.1903
Matthews Company - Newark, NJ MATTHEWS COMPANY - Newark, NJ
Merged with Eleder-Hickok Company in the 1930s under the name Hickok-Matthews Company. In the 1970s the name was modified to Hickok Matthews Company-Silversmiths
Kurt Matzdorf - New Paltz, NY Kurt Matzdorf - New Paltz, NY KURT MATZDORF - New Paltz, NY
born in Stadtoldendorf, Germany in 1922, moved to London in 1939. He came to the US in 1949 and taught at the State University of New York College at New Paltz after receiving an art degree in London. He died in 2008. Nationally known for his ceremonial work, including 16 university maces, 20 presidential chains of office and 10 presidential medallions. His work has been exhibited in major public museums.
The Mauser Manufacturing Company - New York The Mauser Manufacturing Company - New York THE MAUSER MANUFACTURING COMPANY - New York
The business was founded in 1887 by Frank Mauser in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. In 1888 Frank O. Coombs became a partner in Frank Mauser & Co. beginning his activity in the firm as designer and chaser.In the 1890s the firm moved to New York changing its name to Mauser Mfg. Co. The factory was located in Mt. Vernon with shop in 15th Street and, from 1904, in the more expensive Fifth Avenue at the corner of 31st Street. In 1903 Mauser Mfg. Co purchased J.B. & S.M. Knowles (founded in Providence, RI, in 1875). Frank Mauser died in 1908 and the firm suffered a slow decline until the closure and the sale of the Fifth Avenue retail store in 1912.
In 1913 the Mauser Mfg. Co merged with Hayes & McFarland Company of Mount Vernon, NY, and the Roger Williams Silver Company of Providence, RI, forming Mt. Vernon Company Silversmiths.
Mt. Vernon Company Silversmiths was purchased by the Gorham Corporation in 1920 continuing production under its name until 1923.

MAUSER MFG CO HISTORY & MARKS
Richard Mawdsley - Carterville, IL RICHARD MAWDSLEY - Carterville, IL
an American artist (1945, Winfield, Kansas) known for his work in metalsmithing, particularly narrative sculptures and vessels made of precious metal tubing, cogs, gears, and mechanical components. Mawdsley served as President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) from 1987 to 1989 (see SNAG logo next to RM mark)
Joseph Mayer - Seattle, WA Joseph Mayer - Seattle, WA Joseph Mayer & Bros - Seattle, WA Joseph Mayer Inc. - Seattle, WA NORTHERN STAMPING AND MANUFACTURING CO - Seattle, WA E.J. TOWLE MFG. CO. - Seattle, WA METAL ARTS CO INC. - Seattle, WA JOSEPH MAYER & BROS - Seattle, WA
established as JOSEPH MAYER & BROS c. 1898 by Joseph Mayer and his brothers Albert and Markus. They were emigrated to Seattle area in 1895 from Germany's Rhineland. The original business was known as Empire Jewelry Company. In 1900 the company employed 100 craftsmen in the manufacture of sterling flatware, souvenir spoons, trophies, gold wedding rings and jewelers' street clocks. in 1920 the brothers formed separate companies with Joseph devoting to manufacture and Markus and Albert starting the Mayer Brothers Wholesale Jewelry Company. Joseph Mayer in 1920 incorporated the firm as JOSEPH MAYER INC. and later as NORTHERN STAMPING AND MANUFACTURING CO. They continued to use the Joseph Mayer mark on flatware and souvenir spoons together their own "NS" (probably on new designs). In 1945 it was purchased by E.J. TOWLE MFG. CO. retaining over 14,000 hand sunk dies for spoons, fraternal emblematics and medals using the "EJT" mark on spoon designs they originated. In 1980 Charles B. Cantrell in partnership with Raoul Leblanc purchased E.J. Towle. They renamed the company WEST EARTH INC. and continued the business at 406 Dexter. The West Earth trademark incorporated the "WE". In 1985, Cantrell bought out Raoul Leblanc and named the company METAL ARTS GROUP. In 1994 Cantrell organized a subdivision of his firm, CANTRELL COMPANY, specialized in collector spoon production. Metal Arts was purchased by J. H. Recognition Co. of Portland, OR in 1999 and all activity was moved to Portland.
Maynard & Taylor - Utica, NY MAYNARD & TAYLOR - Utica, NY
Founded from Thomas Maynard and William S. Taylor. Active 1852-1857
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section BENJAMIN J. MAYO
The McChesney Co - Newark, NJ THE McCHESNEY CO - Newark, NJ
Founded in 1921 by Samuel D. McChesney. After his death (1926) the business was taken by Dominick & Haff. The company entered in Reed & Barton in 1928 and was sold to Gorham in 1931
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section McGLASHAN, CLARKE CO LTD
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section JOHN O. MEAD
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section MEAD & ROBBINS
Mechanichs Sterling Company - Attleboro, MA MECHANICS STERLING COMPANY - Attleboro, MA
Th flatware branch of Watson, Newell Co - North Attleboro
Meriden Britannia Company - Meriden, CT Meriden Britannia Company - Meriden, CT Meriden Britannia Company - Meriden, CT
The mark below is often attributed to Meriden Britannia Company, but in this case the shape of the "winged phoenix" is different from the recognised Meriden mark and missing of the "m" between the wings. This mark is quite similar to the trade mark of The Old Newbury Crafters, Newburyport. According to Dorothy Rainwater book (Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers) and to the present staff of that company (founded in 1915) the "Newbury Eagle", extensively present in their advertising, has never been used on the silver. However there is a documented example of its presence on an item manufactured by ONC (ONC mark and personal marks of Fletcher S. Carter and Robert H. Bean with "Newbury Eagle").
To complete the information on the matter, it should be noted that a "phoenix" mark (without the "m" and inside a rectangular frame) has been used (rarely) in Rogers Bros / Meriden silverplate.
In my opinion the question of the correct attribution of this mark is, at present, not yet fully resolved.
Meriden Britannia Company - Meriden, CT

further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
MERIDEN BRITANNIA COMPANY - Meriden, CT
Organized in 1852 by Horace C. and Dennis C. Wilcox.
Works of The Meriden Britannia Co. - Meriden, Conn.
go to
MERIDEN BRITANNIA COMPANY:
HISTORY AND MARKS
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section MERIDEN CUTLERY CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section MERIDEN SILVER PLATE CO
Mermod Jaccard & King Jewelry Co - St Louis, MO Mermod Jaccard & King Jewelry Co - St Louis, MO Mermod Jaccard & King Jewelry Co - St Louis, MO Mermod Jaccard & King Jewelry Co - St Louis, MO Mermod Jaccard & King Jewelry Co - St Louis, MO
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
MERMOD JACCARD & KING JEWELRY CO - St Louis, MO
succeeded to D.C. Jaccard & Co. in 1873. The name was changed to Mermod, Jaccard & King Jewelry Co in 1905 (Goodman King was partner from 1865). Primarily retailers/jewelers and makers of some sterling and silverplate items. The production of own silverware ceased in 1890


The Merrill Shops - New York, NY THE MERRILL SHOPS - New York, NY
Established in 1893 as J.M. Merrill & Co, became Merrill Brothers & Co (1896), The Merrill Co (1922) and The Merrill Shops (c.1930)
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section MERRY & PELTON SILVER CO
Metallurgic Art Co - Baltimore, MD METALLURGIC ART CO - Baltimore, MD
Active in the 1890s
Metal Arts Co - Rochester, NY METAL ARTS CO - Rochester, NY
Active at 742-752 Portland Avenue, Rochester. Manufacturer of medals, parochial school rings and pins, high school rings, keys, metals, college rings, trophies, club pins
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section METROPOLITAN SILVER CO
Walter Meyer - West Orange, NJ WALTER MEYER - West Orange, NJ
Active 1940s/1950s
William B. Meyers Co - Newark, NJ William B. Meyers Co - Newark, NJ WILLIAM B. MEYERS CO - Newark, NJ
Maker of silver miniatures. Active c. 1932-1958
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section R. M F G CO
Jo Michels - New York, NY JO MICHELS - New York, NY
Joseph H. Michels was born on 25 May 1893 in Newark, New Jersey from a family of German origin. Until c. 1930 he worked as apprentice, salesman and ring maker in Newark and Attleboro jewelries. In the 1930s Michels opened his own jewelry store manufacturing handwrought jewelry at 164 W 4th, Manhattan from at least 1942 to 1960
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section MIDDLETOWN PLATE CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section MIDDLETOWN SILVER CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section MODERN SILVER MFG CO INC
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section MONARCH SILVER CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section F.S. MONROE JR. & CO
Montana Silversmiths - Columbus, MT
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
MONTANA SILVERSMITHS - Columbus, MT
manufacturer of western jewelry and buckles in sterling silver and silverplate
John C. Moore - New York, NY John C. Moore - New York, NY John C. Moore - New York, NY John C. Moore - New York, NY John C. Moore - New York, NY JOHN C.MOORE
JOHN C.MOORE & SON
- New York, NY
John Chandler Moore (c.1803 - 1874) was an American silversmith, active in New York City. In 1849 he entered in partneship with his son Edward Chandler Moore. From 1851 they worked exclusively for Tiffany & Co. and Edward Chandler Moore was the head of Tiffany silver department and chief designer until 1891.
Moore & Hofmann - Newark, NJ MOORE & HOFMAN - Newark, NJ
manufacturers of sterling silver dresserware, vanity and cigarette cases, tableware and novelties. Successors to Schmitz, Moore & Co (c.1915/1922). Possibly they were succeeded by Moore & Son of Arthur H. Moore (died 1965)
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section MORGAN SILVER CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section MORGAN SILVER PLATE CO
H.R. Morss & Co., Inc. - North Attleboro, MA H.R. Morss & Co., Inc. - North Attleboro, MA H.R. MORSS & CO, Inc. - North Attleboro, MA - Newark, NJ
Makers of sterling flatware and baby silverware. In 1929 Herbert R Morss and Howard M Balou were principals of the company. From 1935 to at least 1942, H.R. Morss & Co and Blackinton & Co were active at the same address, 244 Broad, Attleboro, with Herbert R Morss listed in both firms. Walter Balou, Thomas S. Mann and Roswell Blackinton are credited with founding Blackinton & Co. confirming the close connection between the two companies
Mt.Vernon Company Silversmiths Inc - Mount Vernon, NY Mt.Vernon Company Silversmiths Inc - Mount Vernon, NY MT. VERNON COMPANY SILVERSMITHS INC - Mount Vernon, NY
Formed in 1913 merging Hayes & McFarland, The Mauser Mfg Company and Roger Williams Silver Company. Bought by Gorham in 1920 continued to produce under Mount Vernon name until 1923
Mueck-Cary Co Inc - New York, NY Mueck-Cary Co Inc - New York, NY Mueck-Cary Co Inc - New York, NY MUECK-CARY CO INC - New York, NY
Active in the 1940s-1950s. Now property of Towle Silversmiths
The Peter Mueller-Munk Studio - New York, NY The Peter Mueller-Munk Studio - New York, NY THE PETER MUELLER-MUNK STUDIO - New York, NY
Active in the 1930s
H. Muhr's Sons - Philadelphia, PA H. Muhr's Sons - Philadelphia, PA H. Muhr's Sons - Philadelphia, PA H.MUHR'S SONS - Philadelphia, PA
Manufacture of thimbles and watch cases founded by Henry Muhr and his son Simon Muhr as Henry Muhr & Son in 1865. After the retirement of Henry Muhr (1873) another son, Joseph Muhr, joined the business, and the name was changed to H. Muhr's Sons. In 1898 the watch case business was sold by J. Muhr & Bro. (successor to H. Muhr's Sons) to T. Zurbrugg Co. and thus gained the use of the trade marks for Crown and Lion cases.
Mulford Wendell & Co - Albany, NY Mulford Wendell & Co - Albany, NY MULFORD, WENDELL & CO - Albany, NY
John H. Mulford and William Wendell, active c. 1840s-1850s
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section MULHOLLAND BROS.INC.
Mulholland Bros. Inc. - Aurora, IL

further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
MULHOLLAND BROS.INC. - Aurora, IL
Mulholland Brothers, Walter and David Edward Mulholland, were active at Park Ridge, IL 1912-1915; Evanston, IL 1916-1919; Aurora, IL 1919-1934.
In 1916, they opened their silversmith shop in Evanston at 1020-1024 Church Street, and through the Silversmiths Guild of Evanston, offered courses in silversmithing, jewelry, and enameling. Their handwrought "Easterling" silver was sold through the Cellini Shop. After World War I, the Mulhollands bought the
Aurora Silver Plate Company and continued to produce handwrought and hammered flatware and hollowware in Aurora. In 1924 they sold the company and moved to California. The new owners changed the name to Mulholland Silver Co. Out of business in 1934
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section S.F. MYERS & CO
Myrick, Roller & Holbrook - Philadelphia, PA MYRICK, ROLLER & HOLBROOCK - Philadelphia, PA
Manufacturer of souvenir spoons, active 1889-1896



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


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