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HISTORY AND MARKS
Founded by Wm. H. Jamoneau in 1886 as Alvin Mfg Co in Irvington, New Jersey.
The firm changed to Alvin-Beiderhase Co (c. 1893) under the management of Wm. H. Jamoneau, Henry H. Leibe and George B. Beiderhase moving in 1895 to Sag Harbour, Long Island.
In 1897 Alvin-Beiderhase Co, maker of Official World Fair souvenir spoons for 1893-94 Chicago Columbian Exposition, was purchased by Joseph Fahys & Co (watch-case manufacturer) operating as a branch until 1910.
In 1919 the name changed to Alvin Silver Co until 1928 when assets, dies and patterns were purchased by Gorham Corporation operating in Providence plant as a separated division of Gorham under the name of Alvin Corporation.

CHRONOLOGY
Alvin Mfg. Co. 1886-1893
Alvin-Beiderhase Co 1894-1919
Alvin Silver Co 1919-1928
Alvin Corporation from 1928


STERLING SILVER MARKS


LULLABY CHILD SILVERWARE LINE


SILVER PLATE MARKS


SILVER ON GLASS (OVERLAY)
In 1886 Alvin patented a process for depositing pure silver on metallic and non-metallic surfaces. In this process the article was first coated with silver and afterwards a part of the coating was cut away, thus exposing the base, as in pierced work.


ALVIN FLATWARE PATTERNS

The wide list of flatware patterns (sterling silver and silverplate) manufactured by Alvin comprises:
STERLING: Albemarle (1974), Apollo (1900), Avila (1868), Bridal Bouquet (1932, photo 1), Bridal Rose (1903), Cambridge (1899), Carnation (1900), Cellini (1929), Chapel Bells (1939), Chased Romantique (1933 photo 2), Chateau Rose (1940), Chippendale-Old (1900), Chippendale-New (1920), Chrysanthemum (1900), Delaware (1910), Della Robbia (1922), Duquesne (1920), Easter Lily (1900), Edward VII (1899), Eternal Rose (1963), Evangeline (1907), Flanders-Old (1900), Flanders-New (1923), Fleur De Lis (1907), Florence Nightingale (1919), Florentine (1900), Francis I (1910), French Scroll (1953), Gainsborough (1930), Hamilton (1910), Hampton (1910-1912), Jenny Lind (1920), Josephine (1910), Lace (1916), Lady Beatrice (1910), Lily of The Valley (1900), Lorna Doone (1925), Lorraine (1904), Majestic (1900), Marie Antoinette (1890-1910), Marsailles (1890), Maryland-Hammered (1910 photo 4), Mastercraft (1937), Maytime (1933-1936), Melrose (1910), Miss Alvin (1931), Miss America (1932), Modern Colonial (1928), Molly Stark (1910), Monterey (1895), Morning Glory (1909), Nuremburg (903), Orange Blossom-New (1920), Orient (1910), Pirouette (1961), Prince Eugene (1950), Raleigh (1900), Raphael (1902), Regent (1931), Richmond (1929), Roanoke (1910), Romantique (1933), Rosecrest (1955), Shenandoah (1912 photo 6), Sorrento (1905), Southern Charm (1947 photo 7), Spring Bud (1956), Star Blossom (1959), Suffolk (1905), Viking (1906), Virginia (1900), Vivaldi (1966 photo 8), Wellington (1897), William Penn (1907), Winchester (1917),
SILVERPLATE: Brides Bouquet (1908), Cameo (1935), Dawn (1929), Diana (1910), Fashion Lane (1940), George Washington (1913 photo 3), Lafayette (1915), Lancaster (1923), Lexington (Silverplate, 1909), Louisiana (1924), Luxor (1924), Melody (1930 photo 5), Victory (1919),

1 Bridal Bouquet   2 Chased Romantique   3 George Washington   4 Maryland   5 Melody   6 Shenandoah   7 Southern Charm   8 Vivaldi




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     
FLATWARE PATTERNS         GORHAM      HOLMES & EDWARDS     INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF CORPORATION      REED & BARTON      1847 ROGERS BROS      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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