REED & BARTON: YEAR'S MARK SYMBOLS
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(click on "yellow date" for image)
YEAR 1928 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934
SYMBOL Reed & Barton year mark: 1928 Reed & Barton year mark: 1928 Reed & Barton year mark: 1929 Reed & Barton year mark: 1930 Reed & Barton year mark: 1931 Reed & Barton year mark: 1932 Reed & Barton year mark: 1933 Reed & Barton year mark: 1934
(click on "yellow date" for image)
YEAR 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942
SYMBOL Reed & Barton year mark: 1935 Reed & Barton year mark: 1936 Reed & Barton year mark: 1937 Reed & Barton year mark: 1938 Reed & Barton year mark: 1939 Reed & Barton year mark: 1940 Reed & Barton year mark: 1941 Reed & Barton year mark: 1942




(click on "yellow date" for image)
YEAR 1943 1944 from 1945 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
SYMBOL Reed & Barton year mark: 1943 Reed & Barton year mark: 1944 Reed & Barton year mark: 1945 Reed & Barton year mark: 1945 Reed & Barton year mark: 19346 Reed & Barton year mark: 1947 Reed & Barton year mark: 1948 Reed & Barton year mark: 1949
(click on "yellow date" for image)
YEAR 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957
SYMBOL Reed & Barton year mark: 1950 Reed & Barton year mark: 1951 Reed & Barton year mark: 1952 Reed & Barton year mark: 1953 Reed & Barton year mark: 1954 Reed & Barton year mark: 1955 Reed & Barton year mark: 1956 Reed & Barton year mark: 1957

NOTES
- date symbols were used to mark both sterling silver and silverplate
- Reed & Barton started in 1945 the use of a special symbol to indicate a silverplated Copper Alloy base metal
This symbol (C circling an A) was coupled to the year date symbol (information supplied by Reed&Barton Archive Center through Sam MacArthur).
See examples at dates 1952 and 1956.
- "axe" is stamped in vertical in actual marking of 1931 symbol (ibid., presents the "axe" in horizontal)
- "arrow" is on the left side in actual marking of 1936 symbol (ibid., presents the "arrow" on the right side)
- "horseshoe" is upside down in actual marking of 1948 symbol (ibid.)











REED & BARTON: History in brief

The Reed & Barton story began in 1824, when Isaac Babbitt created a new metal alloy - "Britannia metal" - in his Taunton, Massachusetts pewter shop.
Babbitt joined forces with craftsmen Henry G. Reed and Charles E. Barton to produce this innovative, higher quality pewter ware. When Babbitt encountered financial difficulties, Reed & Barton offered to take control and began manufacturing products under their own names. The fledgling company's goods reflected uncompromising standards of excellence, starting with its initial silverplate products and extending to the exquisite sterling silver creations that resulted from the silver discoveries of the late 1800s.
The company has remained privately owned by the family of Henry Reed. Besides the flatware for which it is renowned, Reed & Barton operates other brands as well: Reed & Barton Handcrafted Chests, the world's largest manufacturer of handmade chests, cigar humidors, pen chests, and hardwood flatware. Miller Rogaska Crystal, handmade stemware. Sheffield Collection, a company started in 1908 and purchased by Reed & Barton in 1973.
Reed & Barton maintains its headquarters in Taunton, Massachusetts, once known as "Silver City" because of the number of silver companies operating there.






Home of Reed & Barton - Silverware, Taunton, Mass.
Home of Reed & Barton - Silverware, Taunton, Mass. (circa 1940)

SILVERPLATE AND ELECTROPLATED SILVER OF USA AND CANADA
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      REED & BARTON      ROGERS      TIFFANY & CO      TOWLE      WALLACE
FLATWARE PATTERNS         GORHAM      INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF CORPORATION      REED & BARTON      TOWLE MFG CO      WALLACE SILVERSMITHS INC.     

STERLING SILVER OF USA AND CANADA
AMERICAN STERLING SILVER MARKS
Aa / Am      An / Az      Ba / Bh      Bi / Bz      Ca / Cn      Co / Cz      Da / Dt      Du / Dz      E      Fa / Fn      Fo / Fz      Ga / Gh      Gi / Gz      Ha / Hh      Hi / Hz      I-J      K      La / Lh      Li / Lz      M      N      O      P - Q      Ra / Rn      Ro / Rz      Sa / Sh      Si / Sz      T - U - V      Wa / WG      Wh / Wz      X - Y - Z     

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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