BARKER BROTHERS
BARKER BROTHERS SILVERSMITHS LTD
BARKER ELLIS SILVER CO

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Business established in Birmingham in 1801. The firm still possesses the original Boulton & Watt dies acquired during its early days of manufacturing. The business appears in an 1871 directory as Barker Brothers, silversmiths active in Paradise Street.
In 1903 they moved to new factory premises, Unity Works, Constitution Hill, Birmingham, where it remained until the 1980s maintaining a London showroom during the early part of the 20th century.
In 1907 the firm was converted into a limited liability company under the style Barker Brothers Silversmiths Ltd.
Levi & Salaman Ltd and its subsidiary Potosi Silver Co were incorporated by Barker Brothers in 1921.
In the 1960s, merging with Ellis & Co (Birmingham) Ltd, the firm changed to Barker Ellis Silver Co Ltd.
On January 2, 1979, the firm obtained a Federal registration in the USA for the trademarks Ellis & Co, Barker Ellis and Ellis Barker (the marks were cancelled in 1988).
The company went into administration in 1992.
The firm used the trade marks BRITANOID, UNITY PLATE and THE HYGENIA
CHRONOLOGY:
Mary Barker, 1801
Barker & Creed
William & Matthias Barker, until 1885
Barker Brothers, 1886-1907
Barker Brothers Silversmiths Ltd, 1907 amalgamated with Levi & Salaman, 1921, acquired Ellis & Co (Birmingham) Ltd, 1931
Barker Ellis Silver Co Ltd

 
B.B mark, Barker Bros , Birmingham 1902
B.B
Barker Bros ,
Birmingham 1902 hallmark
BB over SLd into a shield mark, Barker Bros Ltd, now Barker Ellis Co LTD, Birmingham 1930 BB over SLd into a shield mark, Barker Bros Ltd, now Barker Ellis Co LTD, Birmingham 1930 BB over SLd into a shield mark, Barker Bros Ltd, now Barker Ellis Co LTD, Birmingham 1938
B.B over SLd into a shield (in relief or engraved)
Barker Bros Ltd

Birmingham 1930 hallmark
Birmingham 1938 hallmark
BE over SCo into a shield mark, Barker Ellis Silver Company, Birmingham 1967
BE over SCo into a shield
Barker Ellis Silver Company
Birmingham 1967 hallmark
SILVER PLATE MARKS
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B.B mark, Barker Bros , Birmingham 1902 BB over SLd into a shield mark, Barker Bros Ltd, now Barker Ellis Co LTD, Birmingham 1930
BE over SCo into a shield mark, Barker Ellis Silver Company, Birmingham 1967 BB over SLd into a shield mark, Barker Bros Ltd, now Barker Ellis Co LTD, Birmingham 1938
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 Chawner & Co mark
Adie & Lovekin
Asprey & Co
Atkin Brothers
Barker Brothers
E.Barnard & Sons
Bateman
Boardman Glossop & Co
Charles Boyton & Son
T. Bradbury & Sons
Chawner & Co
Alexander Clark Manufacturing Co mark G.R. Collis & Co mark Daniel & Arter mark Deykin & Sons mark James Dixon & Sons mark Elkington hallmark Fattorini & Sons mark Garrard & Co Ltd mark Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co mark John Grinsell & Sons mark
Alexander Clark
G.R. Collis & Co
Daniel & Arter
Deykin & Sons
J.Dixon & Sons
Elkington
Fattorini & Sons
Garrard & Co Ltd
Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd
John Grinsell & Sons
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 Martin Hall & Co mark Sampson Mordan & Co Ltd mark
Hamilton & Inches
Harrison Br. & Howson
Hayne & Cater
Hukin & Heath
W.Hutton & Sons
George Jamieson
Levi & Salaman
Mappin & Webb
Martin, Hall & Co
Sampson Mordan & Co
R,F. Mosley mark Thomas Prime & Son mark Robert Pringle & Sons mark Roberts & Belk mark John Round & Son Ltd mark Goldsmiths' Alliance Ltd  Ltd mark Sibray, Hall & Co mark W & G Sissons mark George Unite & Sons mark Wakely & Wheeler mark
R.F. Mosley
Thomas Prime & Son
Robert Pringle
Roberts & Belk
John Round & Son Ltd
AB Savory & Sons Ltd
Sibray, Hall & Co Ltd
W & G Sissons
George Unite & Sons
Wakely & Wheeler
Walker & Hall mark West & Son mark Henry Wilkison & Co mark Josiah Williams & Co mark Horace Woodward & Co Ltd mark . . . . .
Walker & Hall
West & Son
H.Wilkinson & Co
Josiah Williams & Co
H.Woodward & Co
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BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ILLUSTRATED LISTING OF MAKER'S AND SPONSOR'S MARKS
BRITISH TOWN MARKS AND DATE LETTERS


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