AMERICAN STERLING SILVER MARKS
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||WM. GALE - New York|
Origin in 1822 as Gale & Strickler. Later active as Gale, Wood & Hughes (1833-1845), Gale & Hayden (1845-1849), William Gale & Son
(1853-1859), William Gale Jr. & Co (1867-1868, Gale,North & Dominick (1868-1869), Gale, Dominick & Haff (1870-1872), Dominick &
Haff (1872-1928). Purchased by Reed & Barton in 1928.
WILLIAM GALE & SUCCESSORS: HISTORY & MARKS
|Marks and information in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
||W. T. GALE & CO|
||GALT & BRO INC. - Washington D.C.|
Business established in 1802 by James Galt in Alexandria. The firm became M.W. Galt & Bro (1847), M.W. Galt & Bro & Co (1879), Galt & Bro (1892) and Galt & Bro Inc in 1934
||ALBERT J. GANNON - Philadelphia, PA|
active as silversmith from 1906 to 1914. From 1911 listed as Albert J. Gannon Company
||GARDEN SILVERSMITHS - New York|
Successors of Arrowsmith Silver Corp. Active from 1960 c.
||GAYLORD SILVERCRAFT - Wallingford, CT|
The workshop was part of the Gaylord Farm Sanitarium for tuberculosis patients (founded circa 1902), run by the New Haven County Anti-Tuberculosis Association. Gaylord Silvercraft was established in the early 1920s as part of the sanitarium's vocational training and occupational therapy, a means by which recovering patients could learn a skill. Mr. and Mrs. William Waldo Dodge, Jr. of Meriden, Ct., were engaged to help develop the workshop at this juncture. Mr. Dodge was a WWI serviceman and former Gaylord patient who became a noted designer of silver pieces and, later, a well-known architect. The Gaylord Silvercraft Workshop operated from about 1923 until 1944.
further marks in AMERICAN SILVERPLATE section
|GEBELEIN SILVERSMITHS - Boston, MA|
founded by George Christian Gebelein (1878 - 1945), born in Wüstenselbitz, Bavaria, emigrated to Somerville, Massachusetts and apprenticed from 1893-1897 as a silversmith at the Boston firm of Goodnow & Jenks. When he became a journeyman in 1897, he joined the Tiffany & Co. factory in Forest Hill, New Jersey, where he stayed for slightly over two years. In 1900 he moved to Concord, New Hampshire, to work at the William B. Durgin Company, and in 1902 moved back to the Boston area, where he rented a workbench at The Handicraft Shop, a small cooperative venture operated by the Society of Arts and Crafts. There he received a number of commissions and in 1906 began marking his pieces with his name. In 1909 Gebelein opened his own shop at 79 Chestnut Street in Boston's Beacon Hill. Around 1921 the firm started retailing products made by Gorham, Reed & Barton, Currier & Roby, and the International Silver Company. At the time of Gobelein's death, the firm was Boston's last silver handcraft shop. His family continued the business (the firm was incorporated as Gebelein Silversmiths Inc. in 1945), which shifted during the 1950s to become solely a buyer and seller of antique silver. It remained at 79 Chestnut Street until 1968 when it moved to 286 Newbury Street. The firm moved to East Arlington, VT, in 1986.
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