INTERNATIONAL SILVER COMPANY: HISTORY AND MARKS

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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
Webster-Wilcox mark
Webster-Wilcox
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
Amsilco
International Silver Co: Atlas Silver Co trademark
Atlas Silver Co
International Silver Co: Avon trademark
Avon
International Silver Co: Camelia Silverplate trademark
Camelia Silverplate
International Silver Co: Deep Silver trademark
Deep Silver
International Silver Co: 1847 Rogers Bros trademark
1847 Rogers Bros
International Silver Co: Deerfield Silver Plate trademark
Deerfield Silver Plate
International Silver Co: Eastern Silver Co trademark
Eastern Silver Co
International Silver Co: 1865 Wm. Rogers Mfg Co trademark
1865 Wm. Rogers Mfg Co
International Silver Co: Embassy Silver Plate trademark
Embassy Silver Plate
International Silver Co: New England Silver Plate Co trademark
New England Silver Plate Co
International Silver Co: Old Company Plate trademark
Old Company Plate
International Silver Co: R.C. Co trademark
R.C. Co
International Silver Co: Revelation Silver Plate trademark
Revelation Silver Plate
International Silver Co: Strand trademark
Strand
International Silver Co: Royal Plate Co trademark
Royal Plate Co
International Silver Co: Southington Cutlery Co trademark
Southington Cutlery Co
International Silver Co: Stratford Silver Plate Co trademark
Stratford Silver Plate Co
International Silver Co: Superior Silver Plate trademark
Superior Silver Plate
International Silver Co: Super Plate and Inlaid trademarks
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
AMERICAN SILVERPLATE AND ELECTROPLATED SILVER - ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MAKERS
AMERICAN MAKERS Aa Am Ba Bi C D E F G H I - J - K L Ma
SILVER PLATE MARKS Mi N O P Q Ra Ro Sa Sm T U-V Wa We-X-Y-Z
LITERAL MARKS
FIGURAL MARKS
anchors, arrows, bells, birds, candelabra, crosses, crowns
fantastical entities, horses, human figures, lions
plants and vegetables, stars, swords axes and blades, windmills, others
AMERICAN SILVERSMITHS
FLATWARE PATTERNS
STERLING SILVER OF USA AND CANADA
AMERICAN STERLING SILVER Aa An Ba Bi Ca Co Da Du E Fa Fo Ga Gi Ha Hi
MAKER MARKS I-J K La Li M N O P-Q Ra Ro Sa Si T-U-V Wa Wh-X-Y-Z
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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