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HOLMES & EDWARDS

The Holmes & Edwards Silver Co began its activity in 1882 succeeding to Rogers & Brittin. The initial business was the production of low priced plated flatware using its own blanks or simply plating blanks of other manufacturers.
The qualitative leap in Holmes & Edwards production occurred with the acquisition of the invention patents obtained by William A. Warner of Syracuse for a technique of inlaying blocks of sterling silver at the wear points on the back of spoons and forks prior to plating them.
Warner went to work for Holmes & Edwards and his patents (December 9, 1884 and March 2, 1886) brought to the firm a gold medal at the Columbian Exposition in 1893 and a prominent place in silverplate industry.
The Holmes & Edwards plant was taken over in 1898 by the International Silver Company, continuing to operate in Bridgeport until 1931 when it moved to Meriden.
In 1956 the trademark "SILVER INLAID" was changed to "HOLMES & EDWARDS DEEPSILVER" and in 1960 to "INTERNATIONAL DEEPSILVER".
Silver inlaid production was discontinued in 1972 and later marketed by Wallace International Silversmiths Inc.


Holmes & Edwards Silver Co - Bridgeport, CT

HOLMES & EDWARDS MARKS AND HISTORY


FLATWARE PATTERNS: GORHAM      HOLMES & EDWARDS     INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO     KIRK STIEFF CORPORATION     ONEIDA SILVERSMITHS     REED & BARTON     1847 ROGERS BROS     TOWLE MFG CO     WALLACE SILVERSMITHS INC.    




HOLMES & EDWARDS SILVERPLATE PATTERNS

DAISY
first production 1886



Daisy pattern: Holmes & Edwards 1886

ENGLISH KING
first production 1895



English King pattern: Holmes & Edwards 1895

IMPERIAL
first production 1904



Imperial pattern: Holmes & Edwards 1904

IRVING
first production 1895



Irving pattern: Holmes & Edwards 1895




LOVELY LADY
first production 1937



Lovely Lady pattern: Holmes & Edwards 1937

MARINA
first production 1896



Marina pattern: Holmes & Edwards 1896

MINNEHAHA
first production 1890



Minnehaha pattern: Holmes & Edwards 1890

PEARL
first production 1898



Pearl pattern: Holmes & Edwards 1898




PERFECT
first production 1883



Perfect pattern: Holmes & Edwards 1883

ROMANCE
first production 1925



Romance pattern: Holmes & Edwards 1925

SARATOGA-ANGELO
first production 1883



Saratoga-Angelo  pattern: Holmes & Edwards 1883

SHELL
first production 1894



Shell pattern: Holmes & Edwards 1894

WASHINGTON
first production 1910



Washington pattern: Holmes & Edwards 1910
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SILVERPLATE AND ELECTROPLATED SILVER OF USA AND CANADA
AMERICAN SILVERPLATE MARKS
Aa / Al      Am / Az      Ba / Bh      Bi / Bz      C      D      E      F      G      H      I      J      K      L      Ma / Mh      Mi / Mz      N      O      P      Q      Ra / Rn      Ro / Rz      Sa / Sl      Sm / Sz      T      U      V      Wa / Wd      We / Wz      X      Y      Z     
AMERICAN SILVERSMITHS         ALVIN CORPORATION      GORHAM      HOLMES & EDWARDS    HOTCHKISS & SCHREUDER    INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF      LUNT SILVERSMITHS      MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO      REED & BARTON      ROGERS      GEORGE W. SHIEBLER & CO      SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW      TIFFANY & CO      TOWLE      WALLACE      E.G. WEBSTER & SON     WHITING MFG CO     WILCOX SILVER PLATE CO
FLATWARE PATTERNS         GORHAM      HOLMES & EDWARDS     INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF CORPORATION      REED & BARTON      1847 ROGERS BROS      TOWLE MFG CO      WALLACE SILVERSMITHS INC.     

STERLING SILVER OF USA AND CANADA
AMERICAN STERLING SILVER MARKS
Aa / Am      An / Az      Ba / Bh      Bi / Bz      Ca / Cn      Co / Cz      Da / Dt      Du / Dz      E      Fa / Fn      Fo / Fz      Ga / Gh      Gi / Gz      Ha / Hh      Hi / Hz      I-J      K      La / Lh      Li / Lz      M      N      O      P - Q      Ra / Rn      Ro / Rz      Sa / Sh      Si / Sz      T - U - V      Wa / WG      Wh / Wz      X - Y - Z     

SILVER MANUFACTURERS: MARKS, HISTORY AND INFORMATION
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