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HISTORY AND MARKS
According to tradition, the founder of the business was John McFarlane proprietor in 1796 of a watchmaker's shop in Salem.
The business was continued by Jabez Baldwin, who in the early 1800s moved to Boston establishing a business under the title of Baldwin & Jones.
In 1822, two apprentices of Jabez Baldwin in Salem, John J. Low and Edward Putnam, established the firm Putnam & Low. Some years later the partnership was dissolved and in 1839 John J. Low, his brother Francis Low and George B, Jones established a new partnership as Jones, Low and Ball.
In 1852 Benjamin Shreve was admitted to the partnership and in 1869 entered also Charles H. Crump under the title Shreve Crump & Low Co. In 1888 the firm was incorporated as Shreve, Crump & Low Co. Inc.
The company, heir of the tradition of Salem craftsmen, in present days isn't directly involved in the silver manufacture but always sold designs made by the finest of American silversmiths including the trophy known as Davis Cup.

CHRONOLOGY
John M. McFarlane 1796
Jones & Ward 1809
Baldwyn & Jones 1813
Putnam & Low 1822
John J. Low & Co 1828
John B. Jones & Co 1838
Jones, Low and Ball 1839-1846
Low, Ball & Co 1840
Jones, Ball & Poor 1846-1853
Harris & Stanwood 1847
Henry B. Stanwood
Jones, Ball & Co 1853-1855
Jones, Shreve, Brown & Co 1857-1860
Shreve, Brown & Co 1857-1860
Shreve, Stanwood & Co 1860-1869
Shreve, Crump & Low Co 1869-1888
Shreve, Crump & Low Co Inc 1888


MARKS
Jones & Ward mark c. 1813
Jones & Ward: c. 1813
Jones, Low and Ball: c. 1839-1846
Jones, Low and Ball: c. 1839-1846
Jones, Ball & Co: c. 1840
Jones, Ball & Co: c. 1840
Jones, Ball & Poor: c. 1846-1853
Jones, Ball & Poor: c. 1846-1853
Jones, Shreve, Brown & Co: c. 1857-1860
Jones, Shreve, Brown & Co: c. 1857-1860
Shreve, Stanwood & Co: c. 1860-1869
Shreve, Stanwood & Co: c. 1860-1869
Shreve, Crump & Low Co: c. 1869-present Shreve, Crump & Low Co: c. 1869-present
Shreve, Crump & Low Co: c. 1869-present


SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW: ANCIENT PAPERS
Shreve, Crump & Low Co: invoice head c. 1880
Invoice head: c. 1880
Shreve, Crump & Low Co: Ancient trade card
Ancient trade card


SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW: OLD ADVERTISEMENTS         further advertisements


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