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TOWLE MANUFACTURING CO
TOWLE SILVERSMITHS

The origin of the business dates back to the Moulton family who settled in Newbury, Massachusetts (later Newburyport) at the end of the 18th century.
After six generations of Moulton silversmiths, Joseph Moulton sold in 1857 the silver business he inherited from William Moulton IV, to his father's two apprentices, Anthony Francis Towle and William P. Jones to form Towle & Jones, Co.
In 1873, the son of Anthony Francis Towle, Edward Bass Towle, was added to the business, and the name was changed to A.F. Towle & Son. It was in business through 1902, at which point their dies were purchased by Rogers, Lunt and Bowlen, who were later to become Lunt Silversmiths.
In 1882, Anthony Francis Towle, while still owning A.F. Towle & Son, established the Towle Manufacturing Co.
The trademark of a large script "T" enclosing a rampant lion was adopted in 1890.
Towle, was acquired in 1990 by Syratech Corporation, a company which makes tabletop, giftware, and seasonal items. Its tabletop and giftware lines include sterling silver, silver-plated, and stainless steel flatware and hollowware under the Wallace Silversmiths, Towle Silversmiths, and International Silver Company brand names.
Towle trade mark Towle Manufacturing Company stock certificate


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




TOWLE STERLING SILVER PATTERNS

AWAKENING
first production 1958




Awakeing pattern: Towle 1958

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
first production 1904




Benjamin Franklin pattern: Towle 1904

CANDLELIGHT
first production 1934




Candlelight pattern: Towle 1934

CARPENTER HALL
first production 1975




Carpenter Hall pattern: Towle 1975

CASCADE
first production 1933




Cascade pattern: Towle 1933

CHIPPENDALE
first production 1937



Chippendale pattern: Towle 1937

CONTESSINA
first production 1965




Contessina pattern: Towle 1965

COUNTRY MANOR
first production 1966



Country Manor pattern: Towle 1966




CRAFTSMAN
first production 1932




Craftsman pattern: Towle 1932

DANISH BAROQUE
first production 1970



Danish Baroque pattern: Towle 1970

DEBUSSY
first production 1959



Debussy pattern: Towle 1959

EL GRANDEE
first production 1964



El Grandée pattern: Towle 1964

FONTANA
first production 1957



Fontana pattern: Towle 1957

FRENCH PROVINCIAL
first production 1948



French Provincial pattern: Towle 1948

GEORGIAN
first production 1898



Georgian pattern: Towle 1898

GRAND DUCHESS
first production 1973



Grand Duchess pattern: Towle 1973




KING RICHARD
first production 1932



King Richard pattern: Towle 1932

LADY DIANA
first production 1928



Lady Diana pattern: Towle 1928

LEGATO
first production 1962



Legato pattern: Towle 1962

LOUIS XIV
first production 1924



Louis XIV pattern: Towle 1924

MADEIRA
first production 1948



Madeira pattern: Towle 1948

MANDARIN
first production 1972



Mandarin pattern: Towle 1972

MARGAUX
first production 1983



Margaux pattern: Towle 1983

OLD COLONIAL
first production 1895



Old Colonial pattern: Towle 1895




OLD LACE
first production 1939



Old Lace pattern: Towle 1939

OLD MASTER
first production 1942



Old Master pattern: Towle 1942

OLD NEWBURY
first production 1900



Old Newbury pattern: Towle 1900

PAUL REVERE
first production 1906



Paul Revere pattern: Towle 1906

QUEEN ELIZABETH I
first production 1970




Queen Elizabeth I pattern: Towle 1970

RAMBLER ROSE
first production 1937



Rambler Rose pattern: Towle 1937

ROSE SOLITAIRE
first production 1954




Rose Solitaire pattern: Towle 1954

SCULPTURED ROSE
first production 1961



Sculptured Rose pattern: Towle 1961

SILVER FLUTES
first production 1941



Silver Flutes pattern: Towle 1941

SILVER PLUMES
first production 1939


Silver Plumes pattern: Towle 1939

SPANISH PROVINCIAL
first production 1967


Spanish Provincial: Towle 1967
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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         GORHAM      HOLMES & EDWARDS    INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF      MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO      REED & BARTON      ROGERS      SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW      TIFFANY & CO      TOWLE      WALLACE
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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