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FLATWARE PATTERNS
ONEIDA SILVERSMITHS
COMMUNITY PLATE

About 1848 John Humphrey Noyes and a little association of men began an experiment in communal living at Oneida Creek. In 1877 the Oneida Community began the manufacture of tableware. The production of iron spoons called "Lily" and "Oval" manufactured by the Wallingford branch was the direct ancestor of the Community Plate line. In 1880 the activity was incorporated in New York as Oneida Community Limited and the factory was moved to Niagara Falls.
The first flatware Design Patterns were obtained by the company in 1881, but its production couldn't compete with higher quality silver made by other companies.
Oneida decided to turn out to higher quality and better designed lined and the new pattern "Avalon" was exhibited at the 1901 Buffalo Exposition.
In 1902 the new line of Community Plate was introduced. The success was not immediate, but an innovative campaign of advertising in high-priced, large-circulation magazines proved greatly effective for the sales of Oneida silver and had a profound effect in the whole American advertising business.
In 1912-1914 the production plant moved from Niagara Falls to Sherrill, New York.
In 1926 a plant was opened in the UK (Kenwood Silver Company, Sheffield). In 1929 were bought Wm. A. Rogers Ltd and other four factories and their brands (1881 Rogers, Simeon L. & George H. Rogers Company and Heirloom). In 1935 the company changed its name to Oneida Ltd continuing the production of silverplate and sterling silverware in Sherrill, Oneida and Niagara Falls.
The firm used a variety pf brans/trademarks: J. Rogers & Co, N.F. Silver Co, U.S. Silver Co. Alpha Plate, Community, Community Plate, Duro Plate, N.F. Nickel Silver, O.C. Lustra, Oneida, Oneida Community Diamond Plate, Oneida Community Par Plate, Oneida Community Reliance Plate, Oneida Community Silver Plate, Puritan Silver Co, Rex Plate, Reliance Plate, Triple Plus, Tudor Plate, Oneidacraft.


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




ONEIDA COMMUNITY PLATE FLATWARE PATTERNS (SILVERPLATE)

ADAM
first production 1917
Adam pattern: Community Oneida 1917


AFFECTION
first production 1960
Affection pattern: Community Oneida 1960


ARTISTRY
first production 1965
Artistry pattern: Community Oneida 1965


AVALON
first production 1901
Avalon pattern: Community Oneida 1901

BALLAD
first production 1953
Ballad pattern: Community Oneida 1953

BEHETOVEN
first production 1971
Beethoven pattern: Community Oneida 1971

BERKLEY SQUARE
first production 1935
Berkley Square pattern: Community Oneida 1935


BIRD OF PARADISE
first production 1923
Bird of Paradise pattern: Community Oneida 1923

BRIDAL WREATH
first production 1915
Bridal Wreath pattern: Community Oneida 1915

CHRISTINE
first production 1890
Christine pattern: Community Oneida 1890

CORONATION
first production 1936
Coronation pattern: Community Oneida 1936

DEAUVILLE
first production 1929
Deauville pattern: Community Oneida 1929





DUET
first production 1980
Duet pattern: Community Oneida 1980


ENCHANTMENT
first production 1985
Enchantment pattern: Community Oneida 1985

EVENING STAR
first production 1950
Evening Star pattern: Community Oneida 1950


EXETER
first production 1913
Exeter pattern: Community Oneida 1913

FLEUR DE LUCE
first production 1904
Fleur de Luce pattern: Community Oneida 1904

FLIGHT
first production 1963
Flight pattern: Community Oneida 1963


FOREST FLOWERS
first production 1960
Forest Flowers pattern: Community Oneida 1960


FOREVER
first production 1939
Forever pattern: Community Oneida 1939


FREDERICKSBURG
first production 1968
Fredericksburg pattern: Community Oneida 1968

GENTLE ROSE
first production 1960
Gentle Rose pattern: Community Oneida 1960


GEORGIAN
first production 1912
Georgian pattern: Community Oneida 1912

GROSVENOR
first production 1921
Grosvenor pattern: Community Oneida 1921






HAMPTON COURT
first production 1926
Hampton Court pattern: Community Oneida 1926

LADY HAMILTON
first production 1932
Lady Hamilton pattern: Community Oneida 1932


LADY HAMILTON 1985
first production 1985
Lady Hamilton 1985 pattern: Community Oneida 1985

LOUIS XVI
first production 1911
Louis XVI pattern: Community Oneida 1911

MILADY
first production 1940
Milady pattern: Community Oneida 1940

MODERN BAROQUE
first production 1969
Modern Baroque pattern: Community Oneida 1969

MORNING ROSE
first production 1960
Morning Rose pattern: Community Oneida 1960

MORNING STAR
first production 1948
Morning Star pattern: Community Oneida 1948

NOBLESSE
first production 1930
Noblesse pattern: Community Oneida 1930

PATRICIAN
first production 1914
Patrician pattern: Community Oneida 1914

PAUL REVERE
first production 1927
Paul Revere pattern: Community Oneida 1927

RENDEZ VOUS
first production 1938
Rendez Vous pattern: Community Oneida 1938





ROYAL GRANDEUR
first production 1975
Royal Grandeur pattern: Community Oneida 1975

ROYAL LACE
first production 1973
Royal Lace pattern: Community Oneida 1973

SILVER SANDS
first production 1966
Silver Sands pattern: Community Oneida 1966

SILVER SHELL
first production 1978
Silver Shell pattern: Community Oneida 1978

SOUTH SEAS
first production 1953
South Seas pattern: Community Oneida 1953

TANGIER
first production 1969
Tangier pattern: Community Oneida 1969

TWILIGHT
first production 1956
Twilight pattern: Community Oneida 1956

WHITE ORCHID
first production 1953
White Orchid pattern: Community Oneida 1953

WINSOME
first production 1969
Winsome pattern: Community Oneida 1969

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