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 About 1840 the Electroplate process superseded Sheffielf Plate.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 ***
R - Z
A - C
D - I
J - Q
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MARK AND TABLE #
NAME ACCOMPANYING MARK
DATE
WHERE WORKING
R & B (Old English) Roberts & Briggs, 38 Furnival Street, Sheffield
1860
Sheffield
Ram's head # 22 Froggat, Coldwell & Lean, Eyre Street, Sheffield
W. Coldwell, Eyre Street, Sheffield
1797
1806
Sheffield
Sheffield
Rose # 11 Hipkiss ***
1808
Birmingham
Scales G. Ashforth & Co G. Ashforth & Co, Angel Street, Sheffield
1784
Sheffield
Scissors S. Worton ***, Near The Five Ways, Birmingham
1821
Birmingham
Semiquaver Smith
1812
Birmingham
Ship in full sail # 60 Watson & Co mark Watson & Co, Mulberry Street, Sheffield
1795
Sheffield
SILK R. Silk mark R. Silk, Birmingham
1809
Birmingham
SMITH&Co Smith & Co mark Smith & Co
1784
Birmingham
Snake Thomas S.***, 45 Thorp Str. Birmingham
1813
Birmingham
Spoon # 20 S.Evans
1816
Birmingham
Spur Peake ***
1807
Birmingham
Square Tonks, Bromsgrove Rd., Birmingham
1807
Birmingham
Squirrel # 26 E. Goodwin, The Park, Sheffield
1794
Sheffield
Star Dixon & Co
1784
Birmingham
Stirrup # 7 Best
1816
Sheffield
Stot (in script) Stot B., Duke St. Park, Sheffield
1811
Sheffield
Sun # 10 Boulton M. & Co mark



Boulton M. & Co mark


Boulton M. & Co mark
Matthew Boulton & Co, Soho Works, Birmingham
Mappin Brothers, Baker's Hill, Sheffield
1784
1850
Birmingham
Sheffield
Taurus, sign of Scot (in script capital) ***
1807
Birmingham
Thistle # 40 W. Markland
1818
Birmingham
Tongs Bradshaw ***, 3 Goff Street, Birmingham
1822
Birmingham
Tower # 35 J. Nicholds, 13 Foredrough Street, Birmingham
1808
Birmingham
Towers, two Linwood ***
1808
Birmingham
Tree J. Linwwod
1807
Birmingham
Triangle, open with curled sides # 33 Hutton ***
Hutton, Sheffield
1807
1831
Birmingham
Sheffield
Triangles, two interlocked # 15 Deakin, Smith & Co mark Deakin, Smith & Co, Hawley Croft, Sheffield
Causer J.F, 4 Nicholson Str, Birmingham
1785
1824
Sheffield
Birmingham
Troy weight Kirby for Use
1812
Sheffield
Trumpet # 25 Goodman, Gainsforth & Fairbairn A. Goodman & Co, 18 Hawley Croft, Sheffield
Wright & Fairbairn
1800
1809
Sheffield
Sheffield
Tulip Cheston
1822
Birmingham
TUR TON Turton J., 8 Church Street, Birmingham
1820
Birmingham
TS into a rectangle Thomas Sansom mark Thomas Sansom mark Thomas Sansom
1808
Sheffield
Umbrella Tonks & Co ***
1824
Birmingham
Unicorn's head # 31 Holland H. & Co mark Holland H. & Co mark Holland H. & Co
1784
Birmingham
Watch key Cope, Edmond Street, Birmingham
1817
Birmingham
Wheel # 53 S.Turley mark S.Turley
1816
Birmingham
WOOD WARD Woodward W., Bishopgate Street, Birmingham
1814
Birmingham
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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