THE ALEXANDER CLARK MANUFACTURING CO

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MARKS - HALLMARKS - HISTORY

The business was established in 1891 by Clift Alexander Mawer Clark at 138 Fenchurch Street, London. Manufacturing premises were opened in 1894 at 29 Market Place, Oxford Street.
In 1900 the firm was active at Welbeck Works, Randall Street, Sheffield, transferring its activity to James Street Works, St. Paul's, Birmingham, in 1918.
The firm was active also at 29 Market Place, London (1894-1910), 188 Oxford Street, London (1900-1915), 125-126 Fernchurch Street, London (1909-1918), 38-40 Mitre Street, Aldgate, London (1921), 17 Sycamore Street, Sheffield (1921) and 38 Leadenhall Street, London (1941).
The partners were C.A.M. Clark, Louis Vernon Clark, Robert Fead Mosley and Robert Frederick Mosley (of R.F. Mosley & Co Ltd).
The firm was converted in 1912 into a limited liability company under the style of the Alexander Clark Co Ltd.
In 1912 the firm advertised its reproduction of silver historical pieces as the Tudor Bowl (period Henry VIII), the Tudor Cup, Antique Jug found on the excavations at Pompeii, Mediaeval Beaker (Henry VII, 1496).
In 1914 the Alexander Clark Manufacturing Co Ltd had 620 employees in the activities of silversmiths, cutlers, precious stone mounters and dressing bag manufacturers. It was specialised in the production of silver, "Welbeck Silver Plate" and electroplate, cutlery, fitted dressing cases and bags, high-class leather goods.
WELBECK was the trade mark used on silverplate production.

CHRONOLOGY:
Alexander Clark c. 1891 - c. 1898
The Alexander Clark Manufacturing Co c. 1898 - 1912
The Alexander Clark Co Ltd 1912 - 1940s


STERLING SILVER MARKS
The firm entered various marks at London Assay Office (1891, 1892, 1894, 1897, 1900, 1909, 1910 and 1912), Sheffield Assay Office (1898 and 1900), Birmingham Assay Office (1899, 1903, 1904 and 1912) and Chester Assay Office (1906 and 1921).
Alexander Clark Manufacturing Company, Sheffield 1898 (mark entered 1898)
The Alexander Clark Manufacturing Company, mark entered 1898 (Sheffield)
A similar mark was entered in London (1891, 1892, 1894, 1897)
Alexander Clark Manufacturing Company, Birmingham (mark entered 1899)
The Alexander Clark Manufacturing Company, mark entered 1899 (Birmingham)
Alexander Clark Manufacturing Company, Sheffield 1901 (mark entered 1900
The Alexander Clark Manufacturing Company, mark entered 1900 (Sheffield)
Alexander Clark Manufacturing Company, Birmingham (mark entered 1903)
The Alexander Clark Manufacturing Company, mark entered 1903 (Birmingham)
A similar mark was entered in London (1900, 1910)
Alexander Clark Manufacturing Company, Birmingham (mark entered 1904)
The Alexander Clark Manufacturing Company, mark entered 1904 (Birmingham)
A similar mark was entered in London (1909)
Alexander Clark & Co Ltd, Birmingham 1927 (mark entered 1912)
The Alexander Clark & Co Ltd, mark entered 1912 (Birmingham)
Alexander Clark & Co Ltd, Birmingham 1927 (mark entered 1912)
The Alexander Clark & Co Ltd, mark entered 1912 (Birmingham)
Alexander Clark & Co Ltd, Sheffield 1937
The Alexander Clark & Co Ltd, (Sheffield, after 1911)
A similar mark was entered in London (1912)

SILVER PLATE MARKS
ANCIENT ADVERTISEMENTS
Ancient advertisement of Alexander Clark
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
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 Levi & Salaman mark Mappin & Webb mark
Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd
John Grinsell & Sons
Hamilton & Inches
Harrison Br. & Howson
Hayne & Cater
Hukin & Heath
W.Hutton & Sons
George Jamieson
Levi & Salaman
Mappin & Webb
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 John Round & Son Ltd mark Goldsmiths' Alliance Ltd  Ltd mark
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
AB Savory & Sons Ltd
Sibray, Hall & Co mark W & G Sissons mark F.B. Thomas & Co mark George Unite & Sons mark Wakely & Wheeler mark Walker & Hall mark West & Son mark Henry Wilkison & Co mark Josiah Williams & Co mark Horace Woodward & Co Ltd mark
Sibray, Hall & Co Ltd
W & G Sissons
FB Thomas & Co
George Unite & Sons
Wakely & Wheeler
Walker & Hall
West & Son
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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