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HISTORY AND MARKS

The international Silver Company was formed in 1898 by various independent New England silversmiths that joined themselves together to form a company that became the world's largest manufacturer of silverware. The International Silver Co. was organized with an authorized capital of $20,000,000 and included the following companies each of which had won a place for itself in the silver world:
BARBOUR SILVER CO. (Hartford),
DERBY SILVER CO. (Derby),
HOLMES & EDWARDS SILVER CO. (Bridgeport),
MANHATTAN SILVER PLATE CO. (Lyons, N.Y.),
MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO. (Meriden),
MERIDEN SILVER PLATE CO. (Meriden),
MIDDLETOWN PLATE CO. (Middletown)
NORWICH CUTLERY CO. (Norwich),
ROGERS CUTLERY CO.,
ROGERS & BROTHER (Meriden),
ROGERS & HAMILTON CO. (Waterbury),
SIMPSON HALL MILLER & CO. (Wallingford),
SIMPSON NICKEL SILVER CO. (Wallingford),
WATROUS MFG CO. (Wallingford),
WILCOX SILVER PLATE CO. (Meriden),
WILLIAM ROGERS MFG CO. (Hartford).




Barbour Silver Co mark Derby Silver Co mark Holmes & Edwards  Silver Co mark
Barbour Silver Co - Derby Silver Plate Co - Holmes & Edwards Silver Co
Manhattan Silver Plate Co mark Meriden Britannia Co mark Meriden Silver Plate Co mark Middletown Plate Co mark
Manhattan Silver Plate Co - Meriden Britannia Company - Meriden Silver Plate Co - Middletown Plate Co
Rogers & Brother mark Rogers & Hamilton mark Simpson Hall Miller & Co mark
Rogers & Brother - Rogers & Hamilton - Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co
Watrous Mfg Co mark Wilcox Silver Plate Co mark William Rogers Mfg Co mark
Watrous Mfg Co - Wilcox Silver Plate Co - William Rogers Mfg Co


Other companies became part of International Silver Company, either directly or indirectly through one of the companies mentioned above:
AMERICAN SILVER COMPANY and HOLMES & TUTTLE (Bristol, 1935),
FORBES SILVER CO. (Meriden, through Meriden Britannia Co),
HALL & ENTON CO. (Wallingford, through Watrous Mfg Co),
INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO. OF CANADA LTD. INC. (1922),
LA PIERRE MFG CO. (New York and Wallingford, 1929),
MALTBY STEVENS & CURTISS (Wallingfort, through Watrous),
MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO. LTD (Hamilton, Canada, through Meriden Britannia Co),
PARKER & CASPER (Meriden, through Wilcox Silver Plate Co),
W. ROGERS MFG CO. LTD (Niagara Falls, 1905, through W.Rogers Mfg Co),
ROGERS SMITH & CO. (Wallingford, through Rogers Brothers),
STANDARD SILVER CO. LTD (Toronto, 1912),
E.G. WEBSTER & SON and WEBSTER MANUFACTURING CO. (Brooklyn and later Meriden, 1928, through Barbour Silver Co),
WILCOX BRITANNIA CO. (Meriden, through Wilcox Silver Plate Co),
WILCOX & EVERSEN (New York and later Meriden, through Meriden Britannia Co).




American Silver Co mark
American Silver Co
Holmes & Tuttle mark
Holmes & Tuttle
Forbes Silver Co mark
Forbes Silver Co
La Pierre Mfg Co mark
La Pierre Mfg Co
Meriden Britannia Co Ltd mark
Meriden Britannia Co Ltd
Rogers Smith & Co mark
Rogers Smith & Co
Standard Silver Co Ltd mark
Standard Silver Co Ltd
E.G. Webster & Son mark
E.G. Webster & Son

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Webster-Wilcox mark
Webster-Wilcox

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Wilcox mark
Wilcox
International Silver Company and its factories were active in the whole Meriden-Wallingford area becoming possibly the larger center for silver craftsmanship in the US. The peak of the production was reached in the late 1930s.
The production of sterling hollowware continued until 1976 while the silver plated hollowware business was sold to Oneida Silversmiths in 1981.


Besides the marks bearing its own name or the name of one of the companies organized in the International Silver Company, the silverplate production was marked with a wide array of trademarks:
ALBANY SILVER PLATE
AMERICAN SILVER CO
AMSILCO
ATLAS SILVER PLATE
AVON SILVER PLATE
BS CO
CAMELIA SILVERPLATE
CARV-EZE
COURT SILVER PLATE
CROWN SILVER CO
DEEP SILVER
DEERFIELD SILVER PLATE    
EASTERN SILVER CO
1847 ROGERS BROS
1865 WM. ROGERS MFG CO
EMBASSY SILVER PLATE
GEM SILVER CO
HOLD-EDGE
INDEPENDENCE TRIPLE
INLAID
INSICO
INTERNATIONAL
I.S. CO
KENSICO
KENSINGTON SILVER PLATE    
MANOR PLATE
MELODY SILVER PLATE
N.E.S.P. CO
NEW ENGLAND SILVER PLATE    
NO-TARN
OLD COMPANY PLATE
PALLADIANT
R & B
R.C. CO
REVELATION SILVER PLATE
ROYAL PLATE CO
SILVER WELD
SOUTHINGTON COMPANY
STRAND
STRATFORD PLATE
STRATFORD SILVER PLATE CO
SUPER-PLATE
SUPERIOR
SUPREME SILVER PLATE
VIANDE
VICTOR S. CO
WM ROGERS & SON
WORLD
X S TRIPLE



International Silver Co: Amsilco trademark International Silver Co: Atlas Silver Co trademark
Amsilco Atlas Silver Co
International Silver Co: Avon trademark International Silver Co: Camelia Silverplate trademark
Avon Camelia Silverplate
International Silver Co: Deep Silver trademark International Silver Co: 1847 Rogers Bros trademark
Deep Silver 1847 Rogers Bros
International Silver Co: Deerfield Silver Plate trademark International Silver Co: Eastern Silver Co trademark
Deerfield Silver Plate Eastern Silver Co
International Silver Co: 1865 Wm. Rogers Mfg Co trademark International Silver Co: Embassy Silver Plate trademark
1865 Wm. Rogers Mfg Co Embassy Silver Plate
International Silver Co: New England Silver Plate Co trademark International Silver Co: Old Company Plate trademark
New England Silver Plate Co Old Company Plate
International Silver Co: R.C. Co trademark International Silver Co: Revelation Silver Plate trademark
R.C. Co Revelation Silver Plate
International Silver Co: Strand trademark International Silver Co: Royal Plate Co trademark
Strand Royal Plate Co
International Silver Co: Southington Cutlery Co trademark International Silver Co: Stratford Silver Plate Co trademark
Southington Cutlery Co Stratford Silver Plate Co
International Silver Co: Superior Silver Plate trademark International Silver Co: Super Plate and Inlaid trademarks
Superior Silver Plate Super Plate and Inlaid
The International Silver Company was sold in 1984 to Katy Industries Inc. changing its name to Wallace International Silversmiths, Wallingford, Connecticut.
This firm markets International Sterling flatware and silverplated flatware under various trademarks (e.g. 1847 Rogers Bros, International Deepsilver,).
In 1986 the business was purchased by a subsidiary of Syratech Corporation and continues its activity.

FLATWARE PATTERNS: STERLING SILVER AND SILVER PLATE
Follow this link to see sterling silver and silverplate FLATWARE PATTERNS of International Silver Company (click here)
ANGELIQUE - first production 1959
Angelique pattern: International Silver Company, 1959
BRIDAL VEIL - first production 1950
Bridal Veil pattern: International Silver Company, 1950
BROCADE - first production 1950
Brocade pattern: International Silver Company, 1950
BLOSSOM TIME - first production 1950
Blossom Time pattern: International Silver Company, 1950





SILVERPLATE AND ELECTROPLATED SILVER OF USA AND CANADA
AMERICAN SILVERPLATE MARKS
Aa / Al      Am / Az      Ba / Bh      Bi / Bz      C      D      E      F      G      H      I      J      K      L      Ma / Mh      Mi / Mz      N      O      P      Q      Ra / Rn      Ro / Rz      Sa / Sl      Sm / Sz      T      U      V      Wa / Wd      We / Wz      X      Y      Z     
AMERICAN SILVERSMITHS         GORHAM      INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF      MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO      REED & BARTON      ROGERS      TIFFANY & CO      TOWLE      WALLACE
FLATWARE PATTERNS         GORHAM      INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF CORPORATION      REED & BARTON      TOWLE MFG CO      WALLACE SILVERSMITHS INC.     

STERLING SILVER OF USA AND CANADA
AMERICAN STERLING SILVER MARKS
Aa / Am      An / Az      Ba / Bh      Bi / Bz      Ca / Cn      Co / Cz      Da / Dt      Du / Dz      E      Fa / Fn      Fo / Fz      Ga / Gh      Gi / Gz      Ha / Hh      Hi / Hz      I-J      K      La / Lh      Li / Lz      M      N      O      P - Q      Ra / Rn      Ro / Rz      Sa / Sh      Si / Sz      T - U - V      Wa / WG      Wh / Wz      X - Y - Z     

SILVER MANUFACTURERS: MARKS, HISTORY AND INFORMATION
Peter Charles Faberge mark    Gorham Athenic hallmark    International Silver Company mark    Georg Jensen hallmark 1945-1951    Kirk & Son mark    Meriden Britannia Company mark    Reed & Barton mark    Rogers Bros mark    Tiffany hallmarks    Towle Silversmiths mark    Wallace Silversmiths mark    Wiener Werkstatte monogram    WMF hallmarks   
Fabergé    Gorham    International Silver Co    Georg Jensen    Kirk Stieff    Meriden Britannia    Reed & Barton    Rogers    Tiffany & Co    Towle    Wallace    Wiener Werkstatte    WMF   


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