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iconnumber posted 05-03-1999 04:33 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The book Chicago Metalsmiths (Sharon S. Darling, Chicago Historical Society 1977) is a wonderful book and a wealth of knowledge. However, and since the majority of entries in the Silver Salon Forums show a strong interest in flatware, I must make note of the meager amount of flatware patterns that are shown. Just one from Lebolt and six from Kalo are pictured. Perhaps we could have a Chicago Metalsmiths Forum so that we can share images and descriptions of the other patterns we find.

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iconnumber posted 05-03-1999 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let me know how many of you are interested in a Chicago Metalsmiths Forum. If there is some level of interest and someone will volunteer to be moderator, I'll be glad to set it up.

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iconnumber posted 06-22-1999 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am also looking for further information about a Chicago smith John Pontus Petterson. I have a dear friend who met Mr. Petterson and was taught how to forge the Neptune pattern of flatware. My friend is seaking all the information he can about this Danish silversmith. I have resently found copies of old pamphlets from the Petterson studios. I hope this forum sparks further interest in research and sharing of information.

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Originally posted by FredZ:
My friend is seaking all the information he can about this Danish silversmith.

There was a silversmith named John Pontus Petterson who was born on 15 March 1884 in Sweden and lived in Chicago.

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iconnumber posted 08-29-2008 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bascall,

Thanks for the information! I have lost contact with Petterson's son and have to do research to find him again. My friend, who was taught by him, pasted away a few years ago.

Fred

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iconnumber posted 08-30-2008 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred,

You're quite welcome. It appears that John P immigrated in 1905. He is in the 1910 U S Federal census in Newark, New Jersey working as a silversmith. His first son John H was born there in about 1906. His next son Norman was born in about 1915 in Illinois. The family lived in Park Ridge, Cook County, Illinois in 1930.

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And Park Ridge IL is the site of the Randahl silver firm. There might be a connection between the two. The records of fraternal and social organization in the Swedish American community in Chicago are at North Park University, which is at Kedzie and Foster. They used to be under the control of the Swedish Pioneer Historical Society at that place. This would be a good place to start researching.

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