The two common forms of plated silver are Sheffield plate and silverplate/electroplate.
|THE DIRECTORY OF BRITISH ELECTROPLATED SILVER MAKERS: Qa-Rz|
|SILVERPLATE MANUFACTURERS: MARKS' IMAGE & HISTORY|
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|ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF SILVERPLATE MARKS|
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||THE STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO SILVERPLATE MARKS| |UK FIGURAL TRADE MARKS| |ALPHABETIC SYMBOLS| |DATING UK PATENT MARKS| |OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE| |ELKINGTON DATE LETTERS| |WALKER & HALL DATE LETTERS| |MAPPIN & WEBB DATE LETTERS| |EPNS - EPBM| |BRITANNIA METAL||
|RAENO SILVER PLATE CO LTD|
A mark linked to William Daffern, Birmingham. Active c.1910 - c.1940. Listed in 1929 as silversmiths, makers of dinner services etc
|RATTRAY & CO|
unidentified, possibly a retailer
|REID & SONS|
REID & SONS LTD
The firm was established in 1778 by Christian Ker Reid. After his death (1834) the business was continued by his three sons, William Ker Reid, David Reid and Christian Bruce Reid. The business was managed by Reid family with other partners until 1930 when Reid & Sons was converted into a Ltd under the style Reid & Sons Ltd (active at 23/27 Blackett St, Newcastle). Since 1967 the firm was a subsidiary of Northern Goldsmiths Co Ltd. The firm obtained a Queen Victoria Royal Appointment.
|CHARLES L. REIS & CO|
A retailer's mark of general merchandise wharehouse Chas L. Reis & Co, active in Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow and Sheffield.
|RHODES & BARBER|
a partnership of Jehoiada Alsop Rhodes and Barber active at Britain Works, 53 Howard Street, Sheffield (formerly J.A. Rhodes)
|RICHARDS & WALSH|
The business was established in 1796 in Sheffield by Richard Richardson. In 1895 the firm was active at Corwall Works, Sheffield and in London showroom at Ely Place, Holborn Circus.
|JOSEPH RIDGE & CO|
Active at Lion Works, 47 Eyre Lane (1881-1886). Joseph Ridge was previously a partner of Ridge, Woodcock & Hardy (1872-1881). In 1886 Ridge, Allcard & Co was amalgamated in John Round & Sons and Joseph Ridge became its manager until c. 1915. The mark of Ridge & Co is tightly similar to the shape of some marks used by Round firm
|ROBERTS & BELK|
The firm was established in Sheffield in 1809 under the style of Furnyss, Pole & Turner and from 1823 it traded as William Briggs.
From 1858 it was managed by William Briggs and Samuel Roberts under the style Roberts & Briggs. In 1863 Roberts continued the business in partnership with Charles Belk under the style Roberts & Belk.
In 1901 the firm was convertd to Roberts & Belk Ltd. The firm used the trade mark ROMNEY PLATE
|ROBERTS & BRIGGS|
active at Furnival Works, 38 Furnival st, Sheffield (1859-1863). The firm became Roberts & Belk in 1864
|ROBERTS & CO |
William Roberts, trading as Roberts & Co, was active at Shoreham Works, Shoreham St, Sheffield (1858-1872). Roberts & Co succeeded to Roberts & Hall (1847-1858). The firm became Roberts & Timm (23 Orchard Lane, Sheffield: 1873-1888). From 1889 William Roberts traded solely at 4 Carver Lane, Sheffield (until 1893) and in 1894 formed Roberts & Manico
|ROBERTS & DORE LTD|
Sheffield and London
Founded in Sheffield in 1908 by Tom Rodes Roberts and James William Dore, trading as Roberts & Dore Ltd. In 1912 the business was transferred to Hatton Garden, London. A subsidiary company was listed in the same year in Sheffield as Roberts, Dore & Hall (Sheffield) Ltd. The firm opened a showroom in Dublin (1932) and traded extensively with Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and Spain.
|ROBERTS & HALL|
active at Low St. Park and 51 Broad St, Sheffield. Succeeded to John Roberts. Amalgamated in 1852 in Roberts & Naylor
|ROBERTS & SLATER|
A partnership of William Briggs, Samuel Roberts and Joseph Slater. Active from 1845 to 1858 at 38 Furnival St, Sheffield. The firm succeeded in 1845 to William Briggs, plater and silversmith (c.1823-1845). In 1859, after the retirement of Joseph Slater, the firm changed to Roberts & Briggs
|ROBERTS, SMITH & CO|
active at 5/9 Eyre St, Sheffield. Similar mark registere as Old Sheffield Plate maker in 1828
|JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS|
JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS LTD
A famous firm of cutlers and silversmiths founded in Sheffield in 1682. It was converted under the style of Joseph Rodgers & Sons Ltd in 1871. The factory was at 6 Norfolk Street, Sheffield and a showroom at 60 Holborn Viaduct, London. New large works were opened in 1899 at River Lane, Sheffield. The firm was active also in Sheaf Island Works, in Middlewood Forge and in Pond Hill Works
|HENRY ROGERS, SONS & CO|
Active at 80/82 Eyre St, Sheffield
|BENJAMIN J. ROUND|
B.J. ROUND & SONS
B.J. ROUND & SONS LTD
The firm was established in 1864. Active at 7-10 Northampton Street, Birmingham.
JOHN ROUND & SON
JOHN ROUND & SON LTD
The firm was established by John Round in Sheffield in 1847 as a small familiar workshop attached to his house in Tudor Street. The business proved successful and the firm in partnership with his son Edwin went under the title of John Round & Son. In 1874 the firm became John Round & Son Ltd and in 1886 the business of Ridge, Allcard & Co (Lions Works, Eyre Lane) was amalgamated and John Ridge became the manager. Supposedly, in this period the JR & S mark was sometimes accompanied by the "four tridents" trade mark, previously used by Joseph Ridge. The main factory was the renewed Tudor Works, Tudor Street, Sheffield while various showrooms operated in London. The firm used the trade marks "ALL THE ROUND" and "BENARES"
OLD IMAGES OF THE FACTORY
JOHN ROUND & SON LTD history and information
possibly a retailer
|THOMAS RUSSELL & CO|
Active from c. 1900
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:
|WORLDWIDE DIRECTORY OF SILVERPLATE MANUFACTURERS: HISTORY & MARKS|
|USA & Canada UK Electroplate Old Sheffield Plate Continental/Europe|
|BRITISH TOWN MARKS AND DATE LETTERS|
|STERLING SILVER OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND
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