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iconnumber posted 04-04-2005 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MeghanD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I recently bought a set of sterling Towle Contour and in the set were 4 small serving pieces with a different mark. The mark looks like three boxes stacked up to make a Y with Sterling next to it. Any help is appreciated. I couldn't find them related to Towle at all. Thanks.

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iconnumber posted 04-04-2005 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for salmoned     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello, hard to be sure without a photo, but I bet those are made by RLB. I copied this quote from another posting in the general silver forum - "RLB stands for Rogers, Lunt and Bowlen of Greenfield , MA, the precursors to Lunt Silversmiths. They operated under that name from 1901 to approximately 1935." Credit goes to Brent.

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iconnumber posted 04-04-2005 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IJP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We can't make positive ID without a photograph or diagram, but it sounds to me like probably the mark of Rogers, Lunt & Bowlen.

If so, the presence of those pieces in your set of Contour is just incidental. However, as a sidenote, Rainwater tells us that Rogers, Lunt & Bowlen, later Lunt Silversmiths, arose in a sense from the A. F. Towle & Son Co.

George C. Lunt, who had been apprenticed to Anthony Towle as an engraver, obtained financial assistance and established Rogers, Lunt & Bowlen Co., in 1902.

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iconnumber posted 04-04-2005 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MeghanD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you both so much. That is very interesting. I was hoping there would be some link to the Towle. They are beautiful pieces. Now I really feel like I found a treasure! This site is wonderful!

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