OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE

MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE MAKERS

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Thomas Boulsover, a Sheffield cutler, invented the process wich became called Sheffield plate about 1740.
The date is uncertain because no patent was taken out. The next known manufacturer was Joseph Hancock, in 1755, but others also began and in 1784 the Sheffield Plate makers obtained an Act of the Parliament legalizing a mark consisting of the full name of the maker and an associated device. In Sheffield plate a sheet of silver is fused on to a thicker one of copper and the compound billet rolled, both metals expanding equally, become a thin sheet of copper coated with a layer of silver. About 1840 the Electroplate process superseded Sheffielf Plate. Its production ceased about 1860.

Mark registered at the Sheffield Assay Office, under the regulations of the Act of 1784, by makers of fused-plate and close-plated wares.
Those engaged in close-plating are indicated by three asterisks ***
D - I
A - C
D - I
J - Q
R - Z
MARK AND TABLE #
NAME ACCOMPANYING MARK
DATE
WHERE WORKING
Dagger #49 Staniforth, Parkin & Co mark Staniforth, Parkin & Co
1784
Sheffield
DIXON & Co Dixon J. & Sons mark Dixon J. & Sons, Cornish Place, Sheffield
1835
Sheffield
D S and a 'sun' between Dixon J. & Sons mark




Dixon J. & Sons mark
Dixon T. & Co
1784
Birmingham
DUN sun sun G.B. Dunn mark G.B. Dunn ***
1810
Birmingham
Eagle displayed # 48 Smith & Co
1784
Birmingham
Eagle's head White
1811
Birmingham
Ear Shepard
1817
Birmingham
EDW ARD RAM SEY R. Gainsford mark Edward Ramsey ***
1840
Devenport (marked also in Exeter Assay Office)
Elephant's head R. Gainsford mark R. Gainsford
1808
Sheffield
8 (figure) G. Beldon mark G. Beldon
1809
Sheffield
Eye Ryland ***
1807
Birmingham
Fan W. Hall mark W. Hall mark


W. Hall mark
W. Hall ***
1820
Birmingham
Fish Ashley mark Ashley
1816
Birmingham
Fish-hook Beldon, Hoyland & Co mark Beldon, Hoyland & Co
1785
Sheffield
Fleur-de-lis I. & I.  W. & Co (Waterhouse & Co) mark AH JH (Aaron Hatfield) ***, Pepper Alley, Sheffield
Small
I. & I. W. & Co (Waterhouse & Co)
1808
1812
1833
Birmingham
Birmingham
Sheffield
Flower and leaves H. Meredith mark H. Meredith ***
1807
Birmingham
Fork T. Jordan mark T. Jordan ***
1814
Birmingham
FREETH Freeth H., Upper Priory, Birmingham
1816
Sheffield
G inverted with small cross Pearson R. Princes Street, Sheffield
1811
Birmingham
GAINSFORD or GA R. Gainsford mark R. Gainsford
1808
Sheffield
Gil Bert (in script), triangle and cross and other John Gilbert mark (courtesy Anne Harris) Gilbert J., Legge Street, Birmingham
1812
Birmingham
Globe and stand Tyndall ***, Moseley Str., Birmingham
1813
Birmingham
Goblet Lees
1811
Birmingham
H #59 Watson, Pass & Co (late J.Watson), Hartshead, Sheffield
1811
Birmingham
HH (in script) Henry Hall mark Henry Hall, 51 Shadwell Street, Birmingham
1829
Birmingham
Hand holding candlestick Rogers J., New Street, Birmingham
1819
Birmingham
Hand, open # 47 # 58 N.Smith & Co mark N.Smith & Co, Waingate, Sheffield
Smith & Co (Smith, Tate, Nicholson &Hoult), Arundel Str.
used by J.Watson & Co
used by Padley, Parkin & Co, Watson Walk, Sheffield
1784
1810
1830
1849
Sheffield
Sheffield
Sheffield
Sheffield
Hand with index finger pointing # 30 Hinks
1812
Birmingham
Head of animal # 13 Cracknall
1814
Birmingham
Heart with Maltese cross # 21 Fox, Proctor, Pasmore & Co Fox, Proctor, Pasmore & Co
1784
Sheffield
Horn of Plenty John Lilly, St. Paul's Square, Birmingham
1815
Birmingham
Horseshoe Moore J. mark Moore J. ***
1784
Birmingham
HUTTON W. Hutton mark Hutton W.
1807
Sheffield
Devices of Old Sheffield Plate Devices of Old Sheffield Plate
Devices of Old Sheffiel Plate Devices of Old Sheffiel Plate
Devices of Old Sheffiel Plate Devices of Old Sheffiel Plate
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