A SMALL COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE SILVER
AND OBJECTS OF VERTU
THE WHAT IS? SILVER DICTIONARY

FIGURAL AND LITERAL TRADE MARKS
ON AMERICAN SILVER
anchors, arrows, bells, birds, candelabra, crosses, crowns


The trademark (or trade mark) is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual, business organization, or other legal entity to signify that the products or services, to consumers with which the trademark appears, originate from a unique source, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities.
In many cases the manufacturers of American electroplated or sterling silver did not use the firm name in their trade mark, preferring a figural or a graphic symbol, often accompanied by the initials of the firm (one or more).
This feature, while often obtaining a pleasing visual effect, makes difficult the identification of the manufacturer.
The objective of these pages is to offer a quick reference to the directory listing the manufacturers in alphabetic order.
Click on the mark to obtain a wider image and on the silversmith's name to read further details about the manufacturer (location, activity, dates, etc.)



FIGURAL MARK: ANCHOR
trade mark: P.W. ELLIS & CO

(E) P.W. ELLIS & CO
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

trade mark: GORHAM CORPORATION trade mark: GORHAM CORPORATION

(G) GORHAM CORPORATION
Providence, RI

FIGURAL MARK: ARROW
trade mark: SCHOHAY, LUDWIG & CO

SCHOHAY, LUDWIG & CO
Philadelphya, PA

trade mark: WEBSTER COMPANY

(W Co) WEBSTER COMPANY
North Attleboro, MA



FIGURAL MARK: BELL
trade mark: LAWRENCE B. SMITH CO trade mark: LAWRENCE B. SMITH CO

(LBS CO) LAWRENCE B. SMITH CO
Boston, MA

. .
FIGURAL MARK: BIRDS AND WINGS
trade mark: GENOVA SILVER CO INC trade mark: GENOVA SILVER CO INC

(G) GENOVA SILVER CO INC
New York

trade mark: GORHAM CORPORATION trade mark: GORHAM CORPORATION

(G) GORHAM CORPORATION
Providence, RI

trade mark: J.C. BOARDMAN & CO

(J B C) J.C. BOARDMAN & CO
S. Willingford, CT

trade mark: JOHN WANAMAKER

(J W) JOHN WANAMAKER
Philadelphia PA

trade mark: MANCHESTER MFG CO

(M) MANCHESTER MFG CO
Providence, RI

trade mark: MERIDEN BRITANNIA COMPANY

(M) MERIDEN BRITANNIA COMPANY
Meriden, CT

trade mark: RICHARD DIMES COMPANY

(R D) RICHARD DIMES COMPANY
- South Boston, MA

trade mark: REED & BARTON

(R) REED & BARTON
Taunton, MA

trade mark: GEORGE W. SHIEBLER & CO

(S) GEORGE W. SHIEBLER & CO
New York

trade mark: WEIDLICH STERLING SPOON CO

(W) WEIDLICH STERLING SPOON CO
Bridgeport, CT



FIGURAL MARK: CANDELABRUM
trade mark: JAMES AVERY CRAFTSMAN INC

(J A) JAMES AVERY CRAFTSMAN INC
Kerrville, TX

trade mark: ELLIS-BARKER SILVER COMPANIES

(E&Co) ELLIS-BARKER SILVER COMPANIES
England & New York

FIGURAL MARK: CROSS
trade mark: BARKER BROS.SILVER Co. INC.

BARKER BROS.SILVER Co. INC.
New York NY and Birmingham, England

trade mark: MANCHESTER SILVER CO

MANCHESTER SILVER CO
Providence RI

trade mark: LAWRENCE B. SMITH CO trade mark: LAWRENCE B. SMITH CO

(LBS CO) LAWRENCE B. SMITH CO
Boston, MA

. .


FIGURAL MARK: CROWN
trade mark: LAWRENCE B. SMITH CO

LAWRENCE B. SMITH CO
Boston, MA

trade mark: WATSON COMPANY

(W) WATSON COMPANY
Attleboro, MA

trade mark: BIRMINGHAM SILVER CO INC

(B S CO) BIRMINGHAM SILVER CO INC
Yalesville, CT

trade mark: CAMPBELL-METCALF SILVER CO

(C M) CAMPBELL-METCALF SILVER CO
Providence, RI

trade mark: FISHER SILVERSMITHS INC

(F) FISHER SILVERSMITHS INC
Jersey City, NJ and New York, NY

trade mark: HARTFORD STERLING COMPANY

(HSCo) HARTFORD STERLING COMPANY
Philadelphia, PA

trade mark: HARTFORD STERLING COMPANY

(HS) HARTFORD STERLING COMPANY
Philadelphia, PA

trade mark: M. FRED HIRSCH CO INC

(H) M. FRED HIRSCH CO INC
Jersey City, NJ

trade mark: PETER L. KRIDER CO

(K) PETER L. KRIDER CO
Philadelphia, PA

trade mark: LAWRENCE B. SMITH CO trade mark: LAWRENCE B. SMITH CO

(LBS CO) LAWRENCE B. SMITH CO
Boston, MA

trade mark: MIDDLETOWN PLATE CO

(M S C) MIDDLETOWN PLATE CO
Middletown CT

trade mark: QUAKER SILVER CO INC

(Q) QUAKER SILVER CO INC
North Attleboro, MA

trade mark: GOLDFEDER SILVERWARE COMPANY INC

(SGEP) GOLDFEDER SILVERWARE COMPANY INC
- Yalesville CT

trade mark: SHEFFIELD SILVER CO

(S) SHEFFIELD SILVER CO
Brooklyn NY

trade mark: SHERIDAN SILVER CO INC

(S) SHERIDAN SILVER CO INC
Taunton MA

. .


English home page
This is a page of 'The What is? Silver Dictionary' of A Small Collection of Antique Silver and Objects of vertu, a 1500 pages richly illustrated website offering all you need to know about antique silver, sterling silver, silverplate, Sheffield plate, electroplate silver, silverware, flatware, tea services and tea complements, marks and hallmarks, articles, books, auction catalogs, famous silversmiths (Tiffany, Gorham, Jensen, Elkington), history, oddities ...
HOME - SITE MAP - SILVER DICTIONARY - COOKIES CONSENT AND PRIVACY