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.     
Wheelock Silversmiths - Newport, RI WHEELOCK SILVERSMITHS - Newport, RI
Founded by Frank G. Wheeler and Emil H. Pflock(1920-1970). Active 1948-1985
Harry S. Whitbeck - Northampton, MA HARRY S. WHITBECK - Northampton, MA
Active 1906-1912 working in Arts & Crafts style
Whitehead & Hoag Co.- Newark, NJ Whitehead & Hoag Co.- Newark, NJ

further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO - Newark, NJ
Manufacturers of gold plate, gold filled and sterling advertising jewelry and novelties (1892-1959).
Frank M. Whiting Co - North Attleboro, MA Frank M. Whiting Co - North Attleboro, MA Whiting Manufacturing Company - New York Whiting Manufacturing Company - New York FRANK M. WHITING CO - North Attleboro, MA
Origin as Holbrook Whiting & Albee in the 1870s. The firm was changed to F.M. Whiting & Co (1878), F.M. Whiting (1891), F.M. Whiting Co (1895) and Frank M. Whiting & Co (1896). From 1940 became a division of Ellmore Silver Co and went out of business 1960 c.
Whiting Manufacturing Company - New York Whiting Manufacturing Company - New York Whiting Manufacturing Company - New York Whiting Manufacturing Company - New York Whiting Manufacturing Company - New York WHITING MANUFACTURING COMPANY - New York
Whiting Manufacturing Company was formed in 1866. Purchased by Gorham in 1924 and moved to Providence,RI in 1926.

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WHITING HISTORY & MARKS


Whiting & Davis Co. - Plainville, MA WHITING & DAVIS - Plainville, MA
Founded in 1896 by C.A. Whiting and Edward P. Davis succeding to Wade, Davis & Co. (1876-1896). Manufacturers of woven metal mesh, souvenir spoons (dies acquired from J.T. Inman), novelties and jewelry
H.F. Wichman & Co. - Honolulu, HI H.F. Wichman & Co. - Honolulu, HI H.F. Wichman & Co. - Honolulu, HI H.F. WICHMAN & CO. - Honolulu, HI
Henry F. Wichman was born in Hanover, Germany in 1866. His family emigrated to New York in 1868. Henry went to Hawaii in 1887 as a successful candidate to an ad placed in a San Francisco newspaper by Hawaiian King Kalakaua who was looking for an engraver and jeweler. Henry began in the jewelry business that same year along with J. E. Gomes as "Gomes & Wichman". One year later (1888) Henry bought out Gomes and became sole owner. In 1903 the firm of "H. F. Wichman & Co. Ltd." was incorporated. H. F. Wichman & Co. are still in business today
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section WIGHTMAN & HOUGH COMPANY
Wightman & Hough - Providence, RI Wightman & Hough - Providence, RI
further marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
WIGHTMAN & HOUGH COMPANY - Providence, RI
Established in 1856 with a partnership of
A. Augustus Wightman and Walter S. Hough. After the death of Wightman (1893) the firm was incorporated under the control of Hough family. They were manufacturers of gold, rolled plate and sterling silver lockets, seal, medallions and other jewelry. Out of business c. 1922.
Wilcox & Evertsen - New York, NY Wilcox & Evertsen - New York, NY WILCOX & EVERTSEN - New York, NY
Started in 1889 as Rowan & Wilcox. Became Wilcox & Evertsen in1892 with Robert M. Wilcox and Henry H. Evertsen as partners. In 1896 the company was bought by Meriden Britannia Co and moved to Meriden, CT. After the formation of the International Silver Co the flatware line moved to Wallingford, CT while the hollowware was maintained in Meriden. In 1929 they were consolidated with other sterling lines in the old Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co buildings.
Wilcox & Wagoner - New York, NY Wilcox & Wagoner - New York, NY WILCOX & WAGONER - New York, NY
Active in the 1900s. Beginning about 1900, Watson Company produced a line of sterling hollow-ware for Wilcox & Wagoner using the "sword and laurel wreath" mark. Wilcox & Wagoner closed down c.1905 and Watson continued producing with this mark until 1929.

WATSON HISTORY & MARKS
Wilcox Silver Plate Co - Meriden, CT Wilcox Silver Plate Co - Meriden, CT
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
WILCOX SILVER PLATE CO - Meriden CT
organized in 1865 by
Jedediah and Horace Wilcox

WILCOX HISTORY & MARKS


Willard & Hawley - Syracuse, NY Willard & Hawley - Syracuse, NY WILLARD & HAWLEY - Syracuse, NY
Formed in 1845 by William Wallace Willard and John Dean Hawley (Willard & Hawley, 1845-1869). William W. Willard was in partnerhip also with T. Stokes (Willard & Stokes 1833-1834) and Joseph Seymour (Willard, Hawley & Co, 1846-1848)
Roger Williams Silver Co - Providence, RI Roger Williams Silver Co - Providence, RI ROGER WILLIAMS SILVER CO - Providence, RI
Successors of
Howard Sterling Silver Co in 1900c. In 1903 was one of the firms forming Mt. Vernon Company Silversmiths Inc. The business was bought in 1913 by Gorham
R & W Wilson - Philadelphia, PA R & W Wilson - Philadelphia, PA R & W WILSON - Philadelphia, PA
Robert and William Wilson were active from the 1820s to 1850s. The firm was succeeded by William Wilson & Son
Wm. Wilson & Son - Philadelphia, PA Wm. Wilson & Son - Philadelphia, PA WM WILSON & SON - Philadelphia, PA
In business from 1883 to 1909
Wm. WiSE & Son - Brooklyn, NY Wm. WiSE & Son - Brooklyn, NY Wm. WiSE & Son Inc - Brooklyn, NY WM WISE & SON
WM WISE & SON INC - Brooklyn, NY
In business in 1891 (patent). In 1925 purchased
Brand-Chatillon Co
Wolfenden Silver Company - North Attleboro, MA Wolfenden Silver Company - North Attleboro, MA WOLFENDEN SILVER COMPANY - North Attleboro, MA
Successors to J.W. Wolfenden Corp (1919). Became a division of
Crown Silver Inc, moving to New York in 1955
Wood & Hughes - New York Wood & Hughes - New York Wood & Hughes - New York Wood & Hughes - New York Wood & Hughes - New York WOOD & HUGHES - New York
founded in 1833 as Gale Wood & Hughes. From 1845 to 1899 Wood & Hughes.
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section WOODMAN-COOK
Richard M. Woods & Co - New York, NY RICHARD M. WOODS & CO - New York, NY
succeeded to
Woodside Sterling Company in the 1920s
Woodside Sterling Co - New York, NY Woodside Sterling Co - New York, NY WOODSIDE STERLING CO - New York, NY
active since 1896. Succeeded in the 1920s by
Richard M. Woods & Co
James T. Woolley - Boston, MA< James T. Woolley - Boston, MA< James T. Woolley - Boston, MA< James T. Woolley - Boston, MA< JAMES T. WOOLLEY - Boston, MA
After a training at Gorham, Woolley (1864-after 1927) worked for many years for the Boston silversmiths Goodnow and Jenks and established his own workshop in 1908. An early member and award-winning medalist of Boston's Society of Arts and Crafts, he also belonged to the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts and exhibited in New York City. Much of Woolley's work reflects the Colonial Revival style.
Worden-Munnis Co Inc. - New York, NY WORDEN-MUNNIS CO INC. - New York, NY
Founded in 1940 as manufacturer of early America, English and Irish reproduction. Bought by Old Newbury Crafters in 1964
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section YALE SILVER CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section YOUNG & LEAVITT



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   
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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