OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE

MARKS AND HALLMARKS OF OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE MAKERS

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Thomas Boulsover, a Sheffield cutler, invented the process wich became called Sheffield plate about 1740.
The date is uncertain because no patent was taken out. The next known manufacturer was Joseph Hancock, in 1755, but others also began and in 1784 the Sheffield Plate makers obtained an Act of the Parliament legalizing a mark consisting of the full name of the maker and an associated device. In Sheffield plate a sheet of silver is fused on to a thicker one of copper and the compound billet rolled, both metals expanding equally, become a thin sheet of copper coated with a layer of silver. About 1840 the Electroplate process superseded Sheffielf Plate. Its production ceased about 1860.

Mark registered at the Sheffield Assay Office, under the regulations of the Act of 1784, by makers of fused-plate and close-plated wares.
Those engaged in close-plating are indicated by three asterisks ***
SHEFFIELD PLATE MARKS: A - C
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MARK AND TABLE #
NAME ACCOMPANYING MARK
DATE
WHERE WORKING
Acorn # 55 Waterhouse & Co.
1807
Birmingham
ALL PORT (in script) and R (Old English) Allport E., Cannon Street, Birmingham
1812
Birmingham
Arrow # 8 W. Bingley
1787
Birmingham
Arrow (8 crossed) # 14 T & J. Creswick mark T & J. Creswick, Porter Street, Sheffield
1811
Sheffield
Arrow (2 crossed) A.C.Lea ***
1808
Birmingham
Barrel # 46 Sansom
1821
Sheffield
Battle-axe # 44 Rodgers J. & Sons, Norfolk Street, Sheffield
1822
Sheffield
Beehive # 24 Garnett W., Bridge Houses, Sheffield
1803
Sheffield
Bell Roberts, Smith & Co mark Smith, Sissons & Co mark Roberts, Cadman & Co, Eyre Street, Sheffield
Roberts, Smith & Co, 5 Eyre Street, Sheffield
Smith, Sissons & Co, 5 Eyre Street, Sheffield
1785
1828
1848
Sheffield
Bird holding a twig # 38 J. Love & Co (Love, Silverside, Darby & Co) mark J. Love & Co (Love, Silverside, Darby & Co)
Pea Croft, Sheffield
1785
Sheffield
Bishop's mitre # 62 S.C. Young & Co, Union Street, Sheffield
1813
Sheffield
Blunderbuss F. Moore, William Street, Birmingham
1820
Birmingham
Bow and arrow W. Jervis, White Croft, Sheffield
1789
Sheffield
Bowl and cover # 36 Thomas Law & Co Thomas Law & Co, Norfolk Street, Sheffield
1784
Sheffield
Bugle Lilly ***
1815
Birmingham
Caliper Best ***
1814
Birmingham
Chain links Howard
1809
London
Circle Brittain, Wilkinson & Brownill mark Brittain, Wilkinson & Brownill
Newbould Wm & Sons, The Moor, Sheffield
1785
1804
Sheffield
Cockade Thomason
1807
1828
Birmingham
Cockerel #41 Morton R. & Co mark Morton R. & Co, Brinsworth Orchard
1785
Sheffield
Compasses Best H., Great Charles Str, Birmingham
1814
Birmingham
CORN &CO Corn J. &J. Sheppard, Exeter Row, Birmingham
1819
Birmingham
Coronet # 45 Pemberton
1817
Birmingham
Crescent # 52 Tudor & Co (Tudor, Leader & Nicholson) mark Tudor & Co (Tudor, Leader & Nicholson), Sycamore Hill, Sheffield
Law & Son
1784

1807
Sheffield
Cross Sykes & Co mark Sykes & Co, Pinstone Lane, Sheffield
D. Horton ***
1784
1808
Sheffield
Birmingham
Cross Johnson J., New Inkleys, Birmingham
1812
Birmingham
Cross inside a circle Sutcliffle R. & Co, King Street, Sheffield
1786
Sheffield
Cross over globe Blagden, Hodgson & Co mark Blagden, Hodgson & Co, Nursery Street, Sheffield
1821
Sheffield
Cross over globe Robert J. & S. mark Robert J. & S., Union Street, Sheffield
1786
Sheffield
Cross over globe Walker, Knowles & Co mark Walker, Knowles & Co
47 Burgess St.
1840
Sheffield,
Cross crosslet Johnson
1812
Birmingham
Crossed keys # 2 # 28 John Parsons & Co mark


H. Wilkinson & Co mark H. Wilkinson & Co mark
John Parson & Co, Market Place, Sheffield
J. Green & Co, Market Place, Sheffield
H. Wilkinson & Co, Norfolk Street, Sheffield
1784
1799
1836
Sheffield
Crown between G.R. #17 J. Dixon & Sons, Cornish Place, Sheffield
1835
Sheffield
Crown WB (Old English) Briggs W, Carver Street, Sheffield
1823
Sheffield
Devices of Old Sheffield Plate Devices of Old Sheffield Plate
Devices of Old Sheffiel Plate Devices of Old Sheffiel Plate
Devices of Old Sheffiel Plate Devices of Old Sheffiel Plate
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