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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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.     


J. Wagner & Son Inc. - New York, NY J. WAGNER & SON INC. - New York, NY
Manufacturer of sterling and silverplate. Chronology: Central Sterling Co (1909), Weber-Wagner Co (c. 1910), Weber-Wagner & Benson Co (1915), A.L. Wagner Mfg Co Inc (1927, A.L. Wagner & Son Inc (1931), J. Wagner & Son Inc (1950). The firm is now out of business
Waite, Thresher & Company - Providence, RI Waite, Thresher & Company - Providence, RI Waite, Thresher & Company - Providence, RI WAITE, THRESHER & COMPANY - Providence, RI
manufacturer of gold-filled jewelry and gold and sterling thimbles. Active from 1862 as D.B. Waite & Co, became Waite, Smith & Company between 1873 and 1877. In 1884 Henry G. Thresher entered in the partnership and the business was incorporated in 1892.
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section WALDORF SILVER PLATE
The Waldo Foundry - Bridgeport, CT THE WALDO FOUNDRY - Bridgeport, CT
Active from 1894 manufacturer of aluminum-gold knives, forks, spoons, flat and table ware. Out of business in 1902
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section WALLACE BROS SILVER COMPANY
R. Wallace & Sons Mfg Co - Wallingford CT R. Wallace & Sons Mfg Co - Wallingford CT R. Wallace & Sons Mfg Co - Wallingford CT (possibly) R. Wallace & Sons Mfg Co - Wallingford CT R. Wallace & Sons Mfg Co - Wallingford CT
R. Wallace & Sons Mfg Co - Wallingford CT


further marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
R. WALLACE & SONS MFG CO - Wallingford CT
The founder of the firm was Robert Wallace who, after his apprenticeship to Captain William Mix, began in 1833 his own manufacture of Britannia (a pewter alloy) spoons. In 1834 Wallace started the manufacture of spoons in German silver, supplying his production to Hall, Elton & Co until 1849.
In 1849 Wallace entered in partnership with J.B. Pomeroy manufacturing German silver spoons on contract for Fred R. Curtis & Co of Hartford and Britannia spoons for Hall, Elton & Co and Edgar Atwater of Wallingford.
In 1855 was formed the R. Wallace & Co in partnership with Samuel Simpson, H.C. Wilcox, W.W. Lyman and Isaac C. Lewis (partners in the Meriden Britannia Co).
In 1865 a new contract was made and the firm was organised under the name of Wallace, Simpson & Co.
Robert Wallace took in 1870 the entire control of the firm and the corporate name changed again to R.Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. in partnership with his sons Robert B. and William J. and his son-in-law W.J. Leavenworth.
In 1875 was founded the Wallace Brothers, a co-partnership of Robert Wallace, his sons Robert B., William J., Henry L., George H., Frank A. and his sons-in-law W.J. Leavenworth and D.E. Morris. The firm manufactured silverplate flatware on a base of cast steel and silverplated holloware. The holloware production ceased in 1879 and Wallace Brothers was acquired by the corporation of R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co.
The firm opened a plant in Canada (Cookshire, Quebec) in 1924. The Canadian branch was incorporated in 1945 as R. Wallace & Sons of Canada Ltd (sold in 1964).
In the 1950s the firm bought Watson Company of Attleboro, Tuttle Silver Company and Smith & Smith, changing its name to Wallace Silversmiths in 1956.
Wallace Silversmiths was purchased in 1959 by Hamilton Watch Company. In 1971 it became a division of H.M.W. Industry and in 1983 a Subsidiary of Katy Industries Inc.
In 1986 the business was acquired by Syratech Corporation trading hands multiple times before ending up as part of Lifetime Brands in 2006.
The "OLD WALLINGFORD" attribution to Wallace is only a hypothesis
Wallace Silversmiths Inc - Wallingford, CT Wallace Silversmiths Inc - Wallingford, CT

further marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
WALLACE SILVERSMITHS INC - Wallingford, CT
Origin in 1834 as Robert Wallace. Changed to Robert Wallace & Co (1855), Wallace Simpson & Co (1865), R. Wallace & Sons Mfg Co (1871) Wallace Silversmiths ( 1956) and Wallace Silversmiths Inc (1984).

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Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section THE WALLINGFORD CO INC
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section WALTHAM SILVER CO
John Wanamaker - Philadelphia PA John Wanamaker - Philadelphia PA

further marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
JOHN WANAMAKER - Philadelphia PA
founded in 1861. It was the first American system store.
Charles W. Warren & Company - Detroit CHARLES W. WARREN & CO - Detroit (MI)
Diamond merchants and jewelers. 1504 Washington Boulevard. Detroit, Mich.
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section WARREN SILVER PLATE CO
Warwick Sterling Co - Providence, RI WARWICK STERLING CO - Providence, RI
active c. 1913 - 1922
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section WATERS & THORP
Watrous Mfg.Co. - Wallingford, CT Watrous Mfg.Co. - Wallingford, CT WATROUS MFG CO - Wallingford, CT
Origin as Maltby, Stevens & Company and incorporated in 1896 as Watrous Mfg.Co. Became one of the original companies part of the International Silver Co. in 1898.
Watson Company - Attleboro, MA Watson Company - Attleboro, MA Watson Company - Attleboro, MA Watson Company - Attleboro, MA WATSON COMPANY - Attleboro, MA
Origin in 1874 as Cobb, Gould & Co. Later Watson & Newell (1880-1886), Watson Newell & Co (1887-1895), Watson & Newell Co. (1895-1920) and Watson Company (1920-1955). Watson bought Wilcox & Wagoner c. 1905. Sold to R.Wallace &Sons in 1955.

WATSON COMPANY: HISTORY, MARKS & FLATWARE PATTERNS
James Watts - Philadelphia, PA James Watts - Philadelphia, PA JAMES WATTS - Philadelphia, PA
flatware manufacturer active c.1835-c.1880
Wayne Silversmiths Inc. - Yonkers, NY WAYNE SILVERSMITHS INC. - Yonkers, NY
Active at 546 S Broadway, Yonkers, NY from c. 1950. Manufacturer of handwrought sterling Jewelry and Silverware, operating also under the name Robert Stoll.
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section E.G. WEBSTER & SON
Webster Coompany - North Attleboro, MA Webster Company - North Attleboro, MA Webster Company - North Attleboro, MA WEBSTER COMPANY - North Attleboro, MA
founded in 1869 by George K. Webster. A subsidiary of Reed & Barton from 1950
Webster Company - North Attleboro factory, c. 1917
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section WEBSTER MANUFACTURING CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section THE WEIDLICH BROS MFG CO
Weidlich Sterling Spoon Co - Bridgeport, CT Weidlich Sterling Spoon Co - Bridgeport, CT WEIDLICH STERLING SPOON CO - Bridgeport, CT
In connection with The Weidlich Bros Mfg Co founded in 1901. The business was acquired by Web Jewelry Mfg Co in the 1950s
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section E.M.WEINBERG & CO
Weizenegger Bros. - Newark, NJ WEIZENEGGER BROS. - Newark, NJ
Manufacturers of sterling mash bags, gold lorgnette and neck chains. Active (1904-c.1942) at 358 Halsey Street, Newark with salesroom at 396 Broadway, NY
Welsh & Bro. - Baltimore, MD Welsh & Bro. - Baltimore, MD WELSH & BRO. - Baltimore, MD
Manufacturer and retailer of sterling silver holloware, active 1881-1910
Wendell Manufacturing Company - Chicago, IL Wendell Manufacturing Company - Chicago, IL WENDELL MANUFACTURING COMPANY - Chicago, IL
Founded by Charles Wendell in 1850 c. Became Wendell Mfg Co in 1885. In late 1890s acquired some flatware patterns and dies of Mauser Mfg Co. Active in New York with retail or wholesale outlet under the name Wendell & Co
Western Silversmiths - Vista CA WESTERN SILVERSMITHS - Vista, CA
Makers of buckles in western style
Westmorland Sterling Co - Wallingford, CT Westmorland Sterling Co - Wallingford, CT WESTMORLAND STERLING CO - Wallingford, CT
created in 1945 by Wearever Aluminum Inc. and Wallace Silversmiths.



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
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   
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