AMERICAN SILVER PLATE MARKS
MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF USA AND CANADA
SILVERPLATE AND ELECTROPLATED SILVER MAKERS



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

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.     
D.W. Haber - New York D.W. HABER - New York, NY
Founded in 1902. Still active as D.W. Haber & Son Inc.
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HADDOCK, LINCOLN & FOSS
Hall, Ealton & Co - Willingford, CT HALL & ELTON - Geneva, NY
a partnership of Abraham Bashara Hall and A. D. Elton active c. 1841-1850
Hall, Ealton & Co - Willingford, CT Hall, Ealton & Co - Willingford, CT HALL, ELTON & CO - Wallingford CT
manufacturer of electro-plated ware, German silver and Britannia metal founded by
Jacob Hall and William Elton c.1836. Deacon Almer Hall was associated to the business in 1837. The firm became a corporate body in 1850 and in 1882 leased its quarters for ten years to Meriden Britannia Company maintaining its organization. The firm was purchased in 1890 by Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss and later by Watrous Mfg Co. In 1898 the business became part of International Silver Co
The Hallmark Store of The United Jewelers Inc. - New York, NY
further marks in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section
THE HALLMARK STORE - New York, NY
A business of The United Jewelers Inc., New York (founded 1914) acting as a jobber placing for members orders for wich it pays spot cash with about forty manufacturers. The goods were marked "Hallmark". The association made a wide advertising campaign in 1917.
Charles W. Hamill & Co - Baltimore, MD Charles W. Hamill & Co - Baltimore, MD Charles W. Hamill & Co - Baltimore, MD CHARLES W. HAMILL & CO - Baltimore, MD
The business of Charles W. Hamill (b.1845) and James H. F. Hiser, manufacturers of Silver-plated Ware, Corner of German and Calvert Streets, Baltimore. Established in 1879,
Charles W. Hamill & Co participated at the Atlanta Exposition in 1881, where they were awarded the highest prize and gold medal.
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HAMILTON & DIESINGER
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HAMILTON & HAMILTON JR.
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section M.F. HAMILTON & SON
Hamilton Mfg Co - Chicage IL HAMILTON MFG CO - Chicago IL
Active c. 1895
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HAMILTON SILVER MFG CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HAND AND HAMMER SILVERSMITHS
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HANDICRAFT SHOP
a trade mark of SEARS ROEBUCK & CO HARMONY HOUSE PLATE
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section R. HARRIS & CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HARRIS & SHAFER
Hartford Silver Plate Co. - Hartford CT Hartford Silver Plate Co. - Hartford CT Hartford Silver Plate Co. - Hartford CT Hartford Silver Plate Co. - Hartford CT Hartford Silver Plate Co. - Hartford CT HARTFORD SILVER PLATE CO - Hartford CT
listed in Hartford City Directories from 1881 through 1893 as manufacturers of electroplated holloware.. The firm was absorbed by
Barbour Silver Co in 1893. Their machinery were purchased by Biggins - Rodgers Co and installed in the new factory building in Wallingford, CT.
Hartford Sterling Company - Philadelphia, PA Hartford Sterling Company - Philadelphia, PA Hartford Sterling Company - Philadelphia, PA Hartford Sterling Company - Philadelphia, PA Hartford Sterling Company - Philadelphia, PA Hartford Silver Plate Co. - Hartford CT Hartford Sterling Company - Philadelphia, PA Hartford Sterling Company - Philadelphia, PA
further marks in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section
HARTFORD STERLING COMPANY - Philadelphia, PA
succeeded to Phelps & Cary and Jacob S.Hecker & Co, New York. Links with The Tennant Company. Active 1900/1935 c.
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HENRY C. HASKELL
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section JOHN HASSELBRING
E V Haughwout &  Co - New York, NY E.V. HAUGHWOUT & CO - New York, NY
Active as manufacturer, importer and agent from 1857 to 1874
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HAVONE CORPORATION
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HAWKES COMPANY
Hawthorne Mfg. Co - New York, NY HAWTHORNE MFG CO - New York, NY
out of business c. 1900
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HAYDEN MFG. CO.
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section WILLIAM W. HAYDEN CO.
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HAYES & MCFARLAND
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HAYWARD & SWEET
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HENRY HEBBARD & CO
Joseph Heinrichs - New York and Paris (France) Joseph Heinrichs - New York and Paris (France) Joseph Heinrichs - New York and Paris (France) Joseph Heinrichs - New York and Paris (France) JOSEPH HEINRICHS - New York and Paris (France)
Business established in New York in 1897. Active until 1937 c. Supplier of silverware to Lehigh Valley Railroad.
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HERMAN HEILIG
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HEINTZ ART METAL SHOP
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HEIRLOOM
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section CLEMENS HELLBUSH
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section THE HEMMING MFG. CO.
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section RICHARD HEMSLEY
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section GEORGE A. HENCKEL & CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HENNEGEN, BATES & COMPANY
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HERBST & WASSALL
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section F.A. HERMANN CO
Hess & Culbertson - St. Louis, MO
further marks in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section
HESS & CULBERTSON - St. Louis, MO
Presumably a retailer
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section JOEL F. HEWES
Hibbard Spencer Bartlett & Co - Chicago, IL Hibbard Spencer Bartlett & Co - Chicago, IL HIBBARD, SPENCER, BARTLETT & CO - Chicago, IL
'OUR VERY BEST' trade mark registered in 1906. The business was created in 1855 by William Hibbard as Tuttle, Hibbard Co and changed to Hibbard, Spencer & Co in 1860. In 1882 A.C. Bartlett joined the firm and the name changed to Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. In its plated silver holloware, flatware and tableware the firm used the trade mark O.V.B. (Our Very Best). In 1962 Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. was sold to John Cotter & Co.
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Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HICKOK MFG CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HICKOK-MATTHEWS COMPANY
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section CHARLES F. HILL
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section A. HIMMELS SILVERWARE MANUFACTURYY
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HIPP & COBURN CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section M.FRED HIRSCH CO INC
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HIRSCH & OPPENHEIMER
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HODGSON, KENNARD & Co
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HOLLAND'S
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section JULIUS HOLLISTER
STRATFORD: trademark of Holmes & Edwards Silver Co Holmes & Edwards Silver Co - Bridgeport, CT Holmes & Edwards Silver Co - Bridgeport, CT Holmes & Edwards Silver Co - Bridgeport, CT Holmes & Edwards Silver Co - Bridgeport, CT STRATFORD: trademark of Holmes & Edwards Silver Co STRATFORD: trademark of Holmes & Edwards Silver Co DEEPSILVER: trademark of Holmes & Edwards Silver Co Holmes & Edwards Silver Co - Bridgeport, CT
further marks in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section
HOLMES & EDWARDS SILVER CO - Bridgeport, CT
Started in 1882. Taken over by International Silver Company in 1898
Trade marks used by Holmes & Edwards: DEEPSILVER, STRATFORD SILVER CO, ORIENTAL MEXICAN CRAIG, HESCO, VIANDE, AZTEC COIN METAL

HOLMES & EDWARDS: HISTORY, MARKS, OLD ADVERTISEMENTS


Holmes, Booth & Haydens - Waterbury, CT HOLMES, BOOTH & HAYDENS - Waterbury, CT
founded in 1853 by Israel Holmes, John C. Booth and Henry H. Hayden, Hiram B. Hayden, James A. Hayden. The firm was bought by Rogers & Hamilton in 1886
Holmes & Tuttle Mfg Co - Bristol, CT HOLMES & TUTTLE MFG. CO - Bristol, CT
founded in 1851. In 1901 became the American Silver Company
Homan & Flagg - Cincinnati OH Homan Manufacturing Company - Cincinnati OH Homan Manufacturing Company - Cincinnati OH Homan Manufacturing Company - Cincinnati OH Homan Manufacturing Company - Cincinnati OH Homan Manufacturing Company - Cincinnati OH Homan Manufacturing Company - Cincinnati OH Homan Manufacturing Company - Cincinnati OH Homan Manufacturing Company - Cincinnati OH Homan Manufacturing Company - Cincinnati OH Homan Manufacturing Company - Cincinnati OH HOMAN MANUFACTURING COMPANY - Cincinnati OH
Homan Mfg Company was established in 1847 by Henry Homan and Asa F. Flagg, out of business in 1941.
The firm used the trade mark RICHFIELD PLATE CO.
Home DecorAtors Inc. - Newark, NY Home Decoretors Inc. - Newark, NY
further marks in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section
HOME DECORATORS INC. - Newark, NY
Active 1940s/1950s. Prestige Plate in use from 1944
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section GEO. E. HOMER - Boston, MA
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section JACOB HOOKAYLO
Hopewell Silver Company HOPEWELL SILVER COMPANY
formed in 1913 by Reed & Barton to market a high quality line of small items
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HOTCHKISS & SCHREUDER
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HOWARD & CO
J.B. Hudson - Minneapolis, MN HOWARD CUTLERY CO - New York, NY
Manufacturer of plated silver knives and holloware. Succeeded to E. Magnus before 1896. Out of business bvefore 1909
J.B. Hudson - Minneapolis, MN J.B. Hudson - Minneapolis, MN J.B. HUDSON - Minneapolis, MN
A retail business founded in 1883 by Josiah Bell Hudson. Later a division of Dayton Hudson Jewelers.
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section WALTER HUNOLD
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section GEORGE J. HUNT
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HUNT SILVER COMPANY
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HYDE & GOODRICH
The two common forms of plated silver are Sheffield plate and silverplate/electroplate.
Sheffield Plate is a cheaper substitute for sterling, produced by fusing sheets of silver to the top and bottom of a sheet of copper or base metal. This 'silver sandwich' was then worked into finished pieces. At first it was only put on one side and later was on top and bottom.
Modern electroplating was invented by Italian chemist Luigi V. Brugnatelli in 1805. Brugnatelli used his colleague Alessandro Volta's invention of five years earlier, the voltaic pile, to facilitate the first electrodeposition. Unfortunately, Brugnatelli's inventions were repressed by the French Academy of Sciences and did not become used in general industry for the following thirty years.
Silver plate or electroplate is formed when a thin layer of pure or sterling silver is deposited electrolytically on the surface of a base metal. By 1839, scientists in Britain and Russia had independently devised metal deposition processes similar to Brugnatelli's for the copper electroplating of printing press plates.
Soon after, John Wright of Birmingham, England, discovered that potassium cyanide was a suitable electrolyte for gold and silver electroplating.
Wright's associates, George Elkington and Henry Elkington were awarded the first patents for electroplating in 1840. These two then founded the electroplating industry in Birmingham England from where it spread around the world.
Common base metals include copper, brass, nickel silver - an alloy of copper, zinc and nickel - and Britannia metal-a tin alloy with 5-10% antimony. Electroplated materials are often stamped EPNS for electroplated nickel or silver, or EPBM for electroplated Britannia metal.
Sheffield plate by the fusion process was not made in America, but factories here did turn out quantities of electroplated silver. In fact, it was so popular that one English firm with several variations of its name, but all including Dixon, sold quantities of electroplated silver, issued catalogues, and even had a New York showroom.
Today there is a great deal of American plated silver which has been treasured for years. Many families had plated silver as well as fine sterling. Some of it was inherited; some prized for sentimental reasons. If you have this plated ware, and it is as dear to you as fine early silver, then you are among the happy people of this world.
On plated silver the terms 'triple' and 'quadruple' indicate the number of coatings received by the base metal in the electroplating process. Naturally the more metal used in the plating the longer the piece should last. Polishing and wear have taken their toll of much of this plated ware and whether pieces are worth replating depends on their usefulness and your pleasure in them. If you like them well enough to spend money on them, then by all means have the work done, but remember a piece is worth at market value only the metal that is in it, the base metal under the plating being worth very little.

E.P.N.S. (Electroplated Nickel Silver) and EPBM (Electroplated Britannia Metal) are the most common names attributed to silver plate items. But many other names are used for silver plate:
EPWM, Electroplate on White Metal, EPC, Electroplate On Copper, EPCA, Electro Plated Copper Alloy, EPGS - Electro Plated German Silver, EPMS - Electro Plated Magnetic Silver, African Silver, Albion Silver, Alpha Plate, Ambassador Plate, Angle Plate, Argentium, Argentine Plate, Argentum, Ascetic, Austrian Silver, Brazilian Silver, Britanoid, Cardinal Plate, Electrum, Embassy Plate, Encore, Exquisite, Insignia Plate, Kingsley Plate, New Silver, Nevada Silver, Norwegian Silver, Pelican Silver, Potosi Silver, Royal County Plate, Silva Seal, Silverite, Sonora Silver, Spur Silver, Stainless Nickel, Stainless Nickel Silver, Unity Plate, Venetian Silver, Welbeck Plate,

SILVERPLATE MARKS
Pelton Bros. Silver Plate Co. hallmarkRogers & Bro. - Waterbury CT hallmark   Mappin & Webb hallmarkWalker & Hall hallmark Devices of Old Sheffiel Plate Herrmann factory silver plate mark
USA & Canada      English Electroplate     Old Sheffied Plate      Continental     

STERLING SILVER OF USA AND CANADA
AMERICAN STERLING SILVER MARKS
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HOW TO READ, DECRYPT AND IDENTIFY THE MARKS
ON AMERICAN STERLING 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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