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HISTORY AND MARKS
The business has a long chronology, maintaining the Gale family at its center for about fifty years:
Gale & Stickler (William Gale & John Stickler) 1822-1823
John L. & W. Gale 1825-1827
Gale & Moseley ((William Gale & Joseph Moseley) 1828-1833
Gale, Wood & Huges (Wm Gale, Jacob Wood and Jasper W. Hughes) 1833-1845
Gale & Hayden (William Gale %amp; Nathaniel Hayden) 1845-1849
William Gale, Son & Co 1850-1853
William Gale & Son 1853-1859
Gale & Willis (William Gale & John R. Willis, Gale's son-in-law) 1859-1865
William Gale & Son 1862-1866
William Gale Jr. 1866
William Gale Jr. & Co 1867-1868
Dominick & Corning (James W. Dominick & Edward Corning (1867
Gale, North & Dominick (H.B. Dominick ) 1868-1869
Gale & Corning (Edward Corning ) 1869-1870
Gale, Dominick & Haff (H.B. Dominick & Leroy B. Haff) 1870-1872
Dominick & Haff 1872-1928
Purchased by Reed & Barton 1928

The founder of the firm was William Gale (1799-1867) who invented and patented in 1826 a process for making spoons with ornamental patterns by cutting the ornament on rollers, both the upper and the lower rollers being cut with the pattern. This made the production of pattern spoons much less expensive than the former method of hand hammering patterns by the use of dies.
William Gale was succeeded in the business by his son William Gale Jr. (1825-1885) who, after few years, ceased the control of the firm to H.B. Dominick & Leroy B. Haff until 1928 when the business was purchased by Reed & Barton.


STERLING SILVER MARKS

GALE & MOSELEY
Gale & Moseley mark
Gale & Moseley mark

GALE, WOOD & HUGHES

Gale, Wood & Hughes mark
Gale, Wood & Hughes mark
Gale, Wood & Hughes mark
Gale, Wood & Hughes mark

GALE & HAYDEN

Gale & Hayden mark
Gale & Hayden mark

WILLIAM GALE, SON & CO

William Gale, Son & Co mark

GALE & WILLIS

Gale & Willis mark
Gale & Willis mark
Gale & Willis mark
Gale & Willis mark
Gale & Willis mark

WILLIAM GALE & SON

William Gale & Son mark
William Gale & Son mark
William Gale & Son mark
William Gale & Son mark
William Gale & Son mark
William Gale & Son mark
William Gale & Son mark
William Gale & Son mark

WILLIAM GALE JR.

William Gale Jr.mark
William Gale Jr.mark

WILLIAM GALE JR. & CO

William Gale Jr. & Co mark

DOMINICK & HAFF

Dominick & Haff mark
Dominick & Haff mark



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