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FIGURAL AND LITERAL TRADE MARKS
ON AMERICAN SILVER
plants and vegetables, stars, swords, axes, blades, windmills, others


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: PLANTS, LEAVES, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
trade mark: CHARTER COMPANY

CHARTER COMPANY

trade mark: ELLIS-BARKER SILVER COMPANIES

ELLIS-BARKER SILVER COMPANIES
England & New York

trade mark: FUCHS & BEIDERHASE

FUCHS & BEIDERHASE
New York, NY

trade mark: TUTTLE SILVERSMITHS

TUTTLE SILVERSMITHS
Boston, MA

trade mark: E.G. WEBSTER & SON

E.G. WEBSTER & SON
New York and Brooklyn

trade mark: WILCOX & WAGONER

WILCOX & WAGONER
New York, NY

trade mark: ALPHONSE LA PAGLIA

(L P) ALPHONSE LA PAGLIA
Meriden, CT

trade mark: WOODSIDE STERLING CO

(W) WOODSIDE STERLING CO
New York, NY

trade mark: ALPHONSE LA PAGLIA

(H ) HOWARD STERLING CO
Providence, RI

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FIGURAL MARK: STARS
trade mark: JOS. SEYMOUR MFG CO

(S) JOS. SEYMOUR MFG CO
Hartford, CT

trade mark: E.G. WEBSTER & SON

(W) E.G. WEBSTER & SON
New York and Brooklyn



FIGURAL MARK: SWORDS, AXES AND BLADES
trade mark: HICKOK-MATTHEWS COMPANY

(M) HICKOK-MATTHEWS COMPANY
Newark, NJ

trade mark: R. BLACKINTON & CO

(R B Co) R. BLACKINTON & CO
North Attleboro, MA

trade mark: WILCOX & WAGONER

WILCOX & WAGONER
New York, NY

trade mark: WM.B. KERR & CO

WM.B. KERR & CO
Newark, NJ

FIGURAL MARK: WINDMILLS
trade mark: BARBOUR SILVER CO

BARBOUR SILVER CO
Hartford CT

trade mark: MULHOLLAND BROS.INC.

MULHOLLAND BROS.INC.
Aurora, IL



FIGURAL MARK: OTHERS
trade mark: DOMINICK & HAFF

DOMINICK & HAFF
New York

trade mark: JOSEPH MAYER & BROS

(M B) JOSEPH MAYER & BROS
Seattle, WA

trade mark: WORDEN-MUNNIS CO INC.

WORDEN-MUNNIS CO INC.
New York, NY

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