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REED & BARTON

The Reed & Barton story began in 1824, when Isaac Babbitt created a new metal alloy - "Britannia metal" - in his Taunton, Massachusetts pewter shop.
Babbitt joined forces with craftsmen Henry G. Reed and Charles E. Barton to produce this innovative, higher quality pewter ware. When Babbitt encountered financial difficulties, Reed & Barton offered to take control and began manufacturing products under their own names. The fledgling company's goods reflected uncompromising standards of excellence, starting with its initial silverplate products and extending to the exquisite sterling silver creations that resulted from the silver discoveries of the late 1800s.
The company has remained privately owned by the family of Henry Reed. Besides the flatware for which it is renowned, Reed & Barton operates other brands as well: Reed & Barton Handcrafted Chests, the world's largest manufacturer of handmade chests, cigar humidors, pen chests, and hardwood flatware. Miller Rogaska Crystal, handmade stemware. Sheffield Collection, a company started in 1908 and purchased by Reed & Barton in 1973.
Reed & Barton maintains its headquarters in Taunton, Massachusetts, once known as "Silver City" because of the number of silver companies operating there.
Reed & Barton trade mark REED & BARTON DATE SYMBOLS, MARKS AND HISTORY

REED AND BARTON STERLING SILVER PATTERNS

AMERICAN FEDERAL - first production 1982
American Federal pattern: Reed & Barton 1982
ASHMONT - first production 1990

Ashmont pattern: Reed & Barton 1990
AUTUMN LEAVES - first production 1957
Autumn Leaves pattern: Reed & Barton 1957
BURGUNDY - first production 1949

Burgundy pattern: Reed & Barton 1946
CLASSIC ROSE - first production 1954

Classic Rose pattern: Reed & Barton 1954
DANCING FLOWERS - first production 1950
Dancing Flowers pattern: Reed & Barton 1950
DIADEM - first production 1967

Diadem pattern: Reed & Barton 1967
EIGHTEENTH CENTURY - first production 1971
Eighteenth Century pattern: Reed & Barton 1971
EL GRECO - first production 1972

El Greco pattern: Reed & Barton 1972
ENGLISH CHIPPENDALE - first production 1984
English Chippendale pattern: Reed & Barton 1984
ENGLISH PROVINCIAL - first production 1965
English Provincial pattern: Reed & Barton 1965
FLORENTINE LACE - first production 1951

Florentine Lace pattern: Reed & Barton 1951
FRANCIS I - first production circa 1950


Francis I pattern: Reed & Barton circa 1950
FRENCH RENAISSANCE - first production 1941

French Renaissance pattern: Reed & Barton 1941
GEORGIAN ROSE - first production 1941

Georgian Rose pattern: Reed & Barton 1941
GRANDE RENAISSANCE - first production 1967
Grande Renaissance pattern: Reed & Barton 1967
HAMPTON COURT - first production 1964
Hampton Court pattern: Reed & Barton 1964
LARK - first production 1960
Lark pattern: Reed & Barton 1960
LOVE DISARMED - first production 1899
Love Disarmed pattern: Reed & Barton 1899
MARLBOROUGH - first production 1906
Marlborough pattern: Reed & Barton 1906
POINTED ANTIQUE - first production 1895

Pointed Antique pattern: Reed & Barton 1895
ROSE CASCADE - first production 1957

Rose Cascade pattern: Reed & Barton 1957
SAVANNAH - first production 1962

Savannah pattern: Reed & Barton 1962
SILVER SCULPTURE - first production 1954
Silver Sculpture pattern: Reed & Barton 1954
SPANISH BAROQUE - first production 1965
Spanish Baroque pattern: Reed & Barton 1965
TAPESTRY - first production 1964

Tapestry pattern: Reed & Barton 1964
TARA - first production 1955

Tara pattern: Reed & Barton 1955
WOODWIND - first production 1986

Woodwind pattern: Reed & Barton 1906
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