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iconnumber posted 11-13-2004 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lynnewilk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Can any of you help me with this item?

They are sterling tongs, with a Gorham stamp

Any idea of age, pattern etc?

Any info greatly appreciated.

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iconnumber posted 11-13-2004 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your tongs' pattern is called Lancaster it was originally offered in 1897. I cannot tell you the age of your tongs since it is possible that Gorham could have made these in the same pattern many years later. A great deal depends on the desirability of a design and it's ability to stand the tastes of the times.

Hope this helps,

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iconnumber posted 11-14-2004 05:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lynnewilk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks Fred, yes that has been a help - i was searching and searching for the pattern but was unable to find a name - thanks

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