ATKIN BROTHERS (SILVERSMITHS) LTD

AND THEIR PREDECESSORS
THOMAS LAW (& CO) - JOHN LAW - JOHN LAW & SONS - LAW, OXLEY & ATKIN
ATKIN, OXLEY & CO - HENRY ATKIN & CO - ATKIN BROTHERS
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MARKS - HALLMARKS - HISTORY

Atkin Brothers business traces his origin to Thomas Law, a silversmith active in Sheffield from c. 1750 to 1775. He was one of the only two firms combining the trades of cutlers and general silversmiths.
The business was continued by his sons John and William, and later by Joseph Law (probably the son of John, as in an 1830 directory he is quoted as "Joseph Law, late John Law & Son").
In 1824 was entered the mark of Jos. Law, Jn Oxley & Henry Atkin (oddly the mark was "LL", possibly for Law & Law) and in 1829 Henry Atkin and John Oxley, trading as Atkin, Oxley & Co, succeeded to the original firm. They dissolved their partnership c. 1840.
Henry Atkin continued the trade as Henry Atkin & Co at 32 Howard Street, Sheffield.
He died in 1853, and his sons Harry Wright Atkin, Edward Thomas Atkin and Frank Shaw Atkin continued the trade under the style Atkin Brothers in their Truro Works, Matilda Street, Sheffield.
The firm opened offices in London, managed by Harry Wright Atkin, and in 1925 became a limited liability company as Atkin Brothers (Silversmiths) Ltd.
Atkin Brothers manufactured a wide range of electroplate, Britannia Metal, silver and plated cutlery supplied to Thornhill & Co - London, Barraclough & Sons - Leeds, Ollivant & Botsford - Manchester, James Crichton & Co - Edinburgh, Hall & co - Manchester, Fairfax & Roberts - Sydney and many other firms in the United Kingdom and in the Colonies

CHRONOLOGY:
Thomas Law (& Co.) ca. 1750-1775
John Law (& Sons) 1775-1824
Joseph Law, John Oxley and Henry Atkin 1824-1829
Atkin, Oxley & Co. 1829-1840
Henry Atkin & Co. 1840-1853
Atkin Brothers 1853-1925
Atkin Brothers Ltd. 1925
purchased Thomas Bradbury & Sons c. 1940
acquired by C.J. Vander of London 1958
Thomas Law, entered 1773
Thomas Law, mark entered 1773
Joseph Law, entered 1824
Joseph Law, mark entered 1824
Law, Oxley & Atkin, entered 1824
Joseph Law, Jn Oxley & Henry Atkin, mark entered 1824
Atkin & Oxley, mark entered 1829
Atkin & Oxley, mark entered 1829
Atkin Brothers, c. 1923-1955
Atkin Brothers, mark entered 1853 by Harry Wright Atkin
and after 1905 by his son Harry Atkin
Atkin Brothers, 1853-1936
Atkin Brothers, c. 1923-1955

SILVER PLATE MARKS
Atkin Brothers, silver plate mark
Atkin Brothers, silver plate mark
Harry Atkin of Atkin Brothers, silver plate mark

IMAGES FROM AN ANCIENT CATALOG ATKIN BROTHERS
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BRITISH SILVER MAKERS: MARKS, HISTORY AND INFORMATION
Adie & Lovekin mark Asprey & Co mark Atkin Brothers mark Barker Brothers mark E. Barnard & Sons mark Hester Bateman mark Boardman, Glossop & Co Ltd markCharles Boyton & Son mark Thomas Bradbury & Sons mark Alfred Browett trade mark
Adie & Lovekin Asprey & Co Atkin Brothers Barker Brothers E.Barnard & Sons Bateman Boardman Glossop & Co Charles Boyton & Son T. Bradbury & Sons Alfred Browett
Chawner & Co mark Alexander Clark Manufacturing Co mark G.R. Collis & Co mark Daniel & Arter mark go to James Deakin & Sons page Deykin & Sons mark James Dixon & Sons mark Elkington hallmark Fattorini & Sons mark Garrard & Co Ltd mark
Chawner & Co Alexander Clark G.R. Collis & Co Daniel & Arter J.Deakin & Sons Deykin & Sons J.Dixon & Sons Elkington Fattorini & Sons Garrard & Co Ltd
Samuel Godbehere mark Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co mark John Grinsell & Sons mark Hamilton & Inches mark Harrison Brothers & Howson mark Hayne & Cater mark Hukin & Heath Ltd mark William Hutton & Sons Ltd mark George Jamieson mark Paul De Lamerie mark
Samuel Godbehere Goldsmiths & Silversmiths John Grinsell & Sons Hamilton & Inches Harrison Br. & Howson Hayne & Cater Hukin & Heath W.Hutton & Sons George Jamieson Paul De Lamerie
Levi & Salaman mark Mappin & Webb mark Martin Hall & Co mark Sampson Mordan & Co Ltd mark R,F. Mosley mark H.H. Plante mark Thomas Prime & Son mark Robert Pringle & Sons mark Reid & Sons mark Roberts & Belk mark
Levi & Salaman Mappin & Webb Martin, Hall & Co Sampson Mordan & Co R.F. Mosley H.H. Plante Thomas Prime & Son Robert Pringle Reid & Sons Roberts & Belk
John Round & Son Ltd mark Goldsmiths' Alliance Ltd  Ltd mark Sibray, Hall & Co mark W & G Sissons mark F.B. Thomas & Co mark George Unite & Sons mark C.J. Vander Ltd mark Wakely & Wheeler mark Walker & Hall mark West & Son mark
John Round & Son Ltd AB Savory & Sons Ltd Sibray, Hall & Co Ltd W & G Sissons FB Thomas & Co George Unite & Sons C.J. Vander Ltd Wakely & Wheeler Walker & Hall West & Son
Henry Wilkison & Co mark Josiah Williams & Co mark Horace Woodward & Co Ltd mark . . . . . . .
H.Wilkinson & Co Josiah Williams & Co H.Woodward & Co . . . . . . .
BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ILLUSTRATED LISTING OF MAKER'S AND SPONSOR'S MARKS
BRITISH TOWN MARKS AND DATE LETTERS


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