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SILVERPLATE AND ELECTROPLATED SILVER MAKERS



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AMERICAN SILVER PLATE AND ELECTROPLATED SILVER - ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MAKERS:
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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     
AMERICAN SILVERSMITHS         GORHAM      INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF      MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO      ONEIDA SILVERSMITHS      REED & BARTON      ROGERS      TIFFANY & CO      TOWLE      WALLACE
FLATWARE PATTERNS         GORHAM      INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF CORPORATION      ONEIDA SILVERSMITHS      REED & BARTON      1847 ROGERS BROS      TOWLE MFG CO      WALLACE SILVERSMITHS INC.     
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section J.E. CALDWELL & CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section CAMPBELL-METCALF SILVER CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section CANFIELD & BROTHER
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section JOHN CANN
Canterbury Silversmiths Inc. - Brooklyn, NY CANTERBURY SILVERSMITHS INC. - Brooklin, NY
active c. 1946
Canterbury Silversmiths Inc. - Brooklyn, NY CARVEL HALL - Crisfield MD
a trade mark of Chas C. Briddell Inc. registered in 1905. Purchased by Towle Silversmiths in 1961
C.B.B. WFG Co - New York C.B.B. WFG CO - New York
not identified
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section CELLINI CRAFT LTD
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section CHARTER COMPANY
John Chattellier - Newark, NJ JOHN CHATTELLIER - Newark, NJ
active in the 1920s
Cheltenham & Co. Ltd. - Sheffield, England CHELTENHAM & CO LTD - Sheffield, England
became a division of National Silver Company, New York


Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section CHICAGO ART SILVER SHOP
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section CHICAGO SILVER CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section HERBERT COCKSHAW JR
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section CODDING BROS & HEILBORN
Cohannet Silver Co. - Taunton MA COHANNET SILVER CO - Taunton MA
active in 1896
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section A. COHEN & SONS CORP
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section ALBERT COLES & CO
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section COLES & REYNOLDS
Colonial Silver Company Inc. - Portland ME Colonial Silver Company Inc. - Portland ME Colonial Silver Company Inc. - Portland ME Colonial Silver Company Inc. - Portland ME COLONIAL SILVER COMPANY INC - Portland ME
Successors to the Stevens Silver Co. in 1899. In business until 1943


Columbia Silver Co. - Brooklyn, NY
further marks in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section
COLUMBIA SILVER CO - Brooklyn, NY (possibly)
Active about 1960'

or

a trade mark of Middletown Plate Co
Commonwealth Silver - not identified COMMONWEALTH SILVER
not identified


Community Plate of Oneida COMMUNITY PLATE
a trade mark of ONEIDA
Concord Silversmiths Ltd. - Concord, NH
further marks in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section
CONCORD SILVERSMITHS LTD - Concord, NH
Business began in 1925 and taken over after 1950 by Ellmore Silver Co.
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section J. CONNING
Continental Silver Co. - New York Continental Silver Co. - New York CONTINENTAL SILVER CO - New York
c. 1920 to 1950
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section JOHN COOK
Corbell & Co Corbell & Co CORBELL & Company
Company established in London, England, in 1946. In 1951 Arthur Corbell moved to the United States and established Corbell & Company in Los Angeles. During the following years, the company expanded its activity throughout the United States, exhibiting its wide variety of merchandise in showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Chicago and San Francisco, which were in addition to the headquarters in Los Angeles. Howard White purchased the company from Arthur Corbell in the fall of 2001 after moving to Los Angeles from England where he had been in the antique and reproduction hollowware business for over twenty-five years.
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section CORNWELL
Coronet Silver Co Inc - Brooklyn, NY CORONET SILVER CO. INC. - Brooklyn, NY
active c. 1950
W.I. Cowlishaw - Boston MA W.I. COWLISHAW - Boston MA
founded c. 1898. Succeeded in 1930 by Morton Wheelock
Crescent Silverware Mfg. Co. Inc. Crescent Silverware Mfg. Co. Inc. Crescent Silverware Mfg. Co. Inc. Crescent Silverware Mfg. Co. Inc. CRESCENT SILVERWARE MFG CO INC - Port Jervis, NY
Founded in 1922. Moved to Port Jervis in 1939. Sold to Samuel Kirk & Son Inc. in 1977


Cromwell Plate Co - Cromwell CT CROMWELL PLATE CO - Cromwell CT
organized in 1881, possibly by John A. Eades. Sold to I.J. Steane of Barbour Silver Co before 1885.
Crosby Crosby CROSBY
retail mark used for silverware produced for A. Cohen & Sons Corp.


Crown Silver Co. Inc - Brookline, MA Crown Silver Co. Inc - Brookline, MA - possibly - CROWN SILVER CO. INC - Brookline, MA
active c. 1935/1950
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section CROWN SILVER INC
Crown Silver Plate Co. - New York, NY CROWN SILVER PLATE CO - New York, NY
mark used by J.W. Johnson, NY, in 1898
Crown Silver Plate Co. - Toronto, Ontario, Canada CROWN SILVER PLATE CO - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
active about 1910/1920
J.F. Curran & Co - New York, NY J.F. Curran & Co - New York, NY J.F. CURRAN & CO - New York, NY
Founded by John F. Curran in 1865, Out of business in the 1870s
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section CURRIER & ROBY
Marks and information in AMERICAN STERLING SILVER section H.H. CURTIS & CO
Curtisville Mfg Co - Glastonbury and Hartford, CT Curtisville Mfg Co - Glastonbury and Hartford, CT CURTISVILLE MFG CO - Glastonbury and Hartford, CT
founded c. 1898. Succeeded in 1930 by Morton Wheelock
The two common forms of plated silver are Sheffield plate and silverplate/electroplate.
Sheffield Plate is a cheaper substitute for sterling, produced by fusing sheets of silver to the top and bottom of a sheet of copper or base metal. This 'silver sandwich' was then worked into finished pieces. At first it was only put on one side and later was on top and bottom.
Modern electroplating was invented by Italian chemist Luigi V. Brugnatelli in 1805. Brugnatelli used his colleague Alessandro Volta's invention of five years earlier, the voltaic pile, to facilitate the first electrodeposition. Unfortunately, Brugnatelli's inventions were repressed by the French Academy of Sciences and did not become used in general industry for the following thirty years.
Silver plate or electroplate is formed when a thin layer of pure or sterling silver is deposited electrolytically on the surface of a base metal. By 1839, scientists in Britain and Russia had independently devised metal deposition processes similar to Brugnatelli's for the copper electroplating of printing press plates.
Soon after, John Wright of Birmingham, England, discovered that potassium cyanide was a suitable electrolyte for gold and silver electroplating.
Wright's associates, George Elkington and Henry Elkington were awarded the first patents for electroplating in 1840. These two then founded the electroplating industry in Birmingham England from where it spread around the world.
Common base metals include copper, brass, nickel silver - an alloy of copper, zinc and nickel - and Britannia metal-a tin alloy with 5-10% antimony. Electroplated materials are often stamped EPNS for electroplated nickel or silver, or EPBM for electroplated Britannia metal.
Sheffield plate by the fusion process was not made in America, but factories here did turn out quantities of electroplated silver. In fact, it was so popular that one English firm with several variations of its name, but all including Dixon, sold quantities of electroplated silver, issued catalogues, and even had a New York showroom.
Today there is a great deal of American plated silver which has been treasured for years. Many families had plated silver as well as fine sterling. Some of it was inherited; some prized for sentimental reasons. If you have this plated ware, and it is as dear to you as fine early silver, then you are among the happy people of this world.
On plated silver the terms 'triple' and 'quadruple' indicate the number of coatings received by the base metal in the electroplating process. Naturally the more metal used in the plating the longer the piece should last. Polishing and wear have taken their toll of much of this plated ware and whether pieces are worth replating depends on their usefulness and your pleasure in them. If you like them well enough to spend money on them, then by all means have the work done, but remember a piece is worth at market value only the metal that is in it, the base metal under the plating being worth very little.

E.P.N.S. (Electroplated Nickel Silver) and EPBM (Electroplated Britannia Metal) are the most common names attributed to silver plate items. But many other names are used for silver plate:
EPWM, Electroplate on White Metal, EPC, Electroplate On Copper, EPCA, Electro Plated Copper Alloy, EPGS - Electro Plated German Silver, EPMS - Electro Plated Magnetic Silver, African Silver, Albion Silver, Alpha Plate, Ambassador Plate, Angle Plate, Argentium, Argentine Plate, Argentum, Ascetic, Austrian Silver, Brazilian Silver, Britanoid, Cardinal Plate, Electrum, Embassy Plate, Encore, Exquisite, Insignia Plate, Kingsley Plate, New Silver, Nevada Silver, Norwegian Silver, Pelican Silver, Potosi Silver, Royal County Plate, Silva Seal, Silverite, Sonora Silver, Spur Silver, Stainless Nickel, Stainless Nickel Silver, Unity Plate, Venetian Silver, Welbeck Plate,
SILVERPLATE MARKS
Pelton Bros. Silver Plate Co. hallmarkRogers & Bro. - Waterbury CT hallmark   Mappin & Webb hallmarkWalker & Hall hallmark Devices of Old Sheffiel Plate Herrmann factory silver plate mark
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STERLING SILVER OF USA AND CANADA
AMERICAN STERLING SILVER MARKS
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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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