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Bleb101283

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posted 09-19-2000 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bleb101283     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I came across this lil cup at a yard sale the other day, it was as balck as could be and when i cleaned the bottom there was the maker and a date with some numbers.
ROGERS 1881 71301.Can anyone tell me anything about this cup and where i mite be able to find out who made it and from what country? The name Baby is engraved on the front of this cup also. please feel free to Instant message me or E-mail me thanks for your time.

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Ulysses Dietz
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posted 09-19-2000 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ulysses Dietz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to Dorothy Rainwater's Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers, it was the William A. Rogers Ltd. company of New York, who used the 1881 Rogers trademark, and after 1910. Rogers is probably the single most important (and confusing) name in American electroplated silver. Many different companies used this name in one way or another, and it became a "sterling standard" for plated silver during the 19th century. The 1881 is not a date--various Rogers firms used dates as part of their trademarks. "1847 Rogers" is the most famous of these--but this was an entirely different company.

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I too have have a Rogers 1881 but I have a vase shaped similiar to a bucket. But mine says 1881 rogers CANADA. And it has an E.P.S.N number of 1130. Its made of some weird metal and its almost like some crocheted metal. Does anybody have an idea on this? Please e-mail me at atreidesmagic@telus.net

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