BARKER BROTHERS SILVERSMITHS LTD
BARKER ELLIS SILVER CO
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MARKS - HALLMARKS - HISTORY
Business established in Birmingham
in 1801. The firm still possesses the original Boulton & Watt
dies acquired during its early days of manufacturing. The
business appears in an 1871 directory as Barker Brothers,
silversmiths active in Paradise Street.
In 1903 they moved to new factory premises, Unity Works, Constitution Hill, Birmingham,
where it remained until the 1980s maintaining a London showroom during the early part of
the 20th century.
In 1907 the firm was converted into a limited liability
company under the style Barker Brothers Silversmiths Ltd.
Levi & Salaman Ltd and its subsidiary Potosi Silver Co were incorporated by Barker Brothers in 1921.
In the 1960s, merging with Ellis & Co (Birmingham) Ltd, the firm changed to Barker Ellis Silver Co Ltd. Members of Greenberg family were partners in Ellis & Co.
On January 2, 1979, the firm obtained a Federal registration in the USA for the trademarks Ellis
& Co, Barker Ellis and Ellis Barker (the marks were cancelled in 1988).
The company went into administration in 1992.
The firm used the trade marks BRITANOID, UNITY PLATE and THE HYGENIA
Mary Barker, 1801
Barker & Creed
William & Matthias Barker, until 1885
Barker Brothers, 1886-1907
Barker Brothers Silversmiths Ltd, 1907 amalgamated with Levi &
Salaman, 1921, acquired Ellis & Co (Birmingham) Ltd, 1931
Barker Ellis Silver Co Ltd
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